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Posts Tagged ‘onoff’

Simon Ekrelius: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

Swedish designer Simon Ekrelius first caught our eye back in S/S 2011. Since then he's been showing all over the world and busily refining his futuristic vision. Let's catch up...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Simon Ekrelius S/S 2012 by Natalia Nazimek
Simon Ekrelius S/S 2012 by Natalia Nazimek.

Simon Ekrelius has been slowly building a reputation for his futuristic yet feminine style. Here's a peek into his new S/S 2012 collection Bar-Red, and a chance to find out more about his unique vision.

Simon Ekrelius S/S 2012 by Milly Jackson
Simon Ekrelius S/S 2012 by Milly Jackson.

What brought you from Sweden to set up your studio in London? 
I first discovered London in 1993 and since then I have been back and forth. My designs work better in London than in Sweden, where people are very careful with their wardrobe. In 2002 my partner Tom and I decided to move here and settle down.

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An interview with Miriam Lehle of Prose Studio

Miriam Lehle of Prose Studio is based in the pretty town of Schorndorf near Stuttgart in Germany. But she shows internationally and will be returning to London Fashion Week this September. One to watch I say...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Prose Elizabeth A/W 2011 by Rebecca Strickson. Prose is a literary genre. Novels are prose, as are novellas, letters and even newspaper articles. Miriam Lehle has named her label Prose to […]

British Fashion Designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia A/W 2011: Louise Gray

Fashion East's Louise Gray showed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia on Sunday 3rd April. With red metallic helium heart balloons and loads of clashing textiles. Yum.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Louise Gray A/W 2011 by Abi Heyneke. For almost the entire trip to Russia I was convinced that Louise Gray was another girl in the Fashion East entourage… it was […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Charlie Le Mindu (by Amelia)

More outrageous genius and full frontal fannies from Charlie Le Mindu, showing Berlin Syndrome at On/Off on Sunday 20th February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlie Le Mindu by Andrea Peterson aka Artist Andrea. Charlie Le Mindu has already done massive headpieces and copious nudity… what could possibly be next? How about dripping blood, Nazi […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jayne Pierson

Welsh based designer Jayne Pierson showed at On/Off on Sunday 20th February 2011. Kingdom of Shadows played on themes of restrained tailoring and fluid draping, with lots and lots of deepest black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jayne Pierson A/W 2011 by Ellie Sutton. For Jayne Pierson I raced into town alone – yet another early morning show for which we only had one ticket, enticingly printed […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ashley Isham

Celeb favourite Ashley Isham showed at the new On|Off venue to throngs of famous people, like, erm, Brendan Cole from Strictly Come Dancing. Nice frocks though. Illustrations by Jo Cheung, Sanna Dyker and Madi Illustrates!

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Sanna Dyker On the evening of Friday 18th February, after a brief sprint via Freemasons Hall to collect my tickets, I arrived at Mercer Street Studios in Covent […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Samantha Cole

Above and Beneath the Definitive Structure was all about black black black. And structure and shaping. But it was the figure hugging knitwear and velvets which won me over. Shown on Monday 21st February at Freemasons Hall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Samantha Cole A/W 2011 by Avril Kelly. I am not a big fan of all black outfits so a show entirely consisting of unrelenting black is unlikely to be a […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Bryce Aime

For Militarium Bryce Aime showed a blend of body con and futuristic tailoring at On/Off on Saturday 19th February 2011. My favourite part? Most definitely the fabulous handbags in collaboration with Bracher Emden.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bryce Aime A/W 2011 by Rebecca Strickson. Bryce Aime: a man not afraid to experiment with scale, volume and angular surfaces in clothing. I missed his show last season but […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Ada Zanditon’s The Cryoflux

Ada Zanditon presented The Cryoflux at the On/Off space on Friday 18th February 2011. We previewed this collection extensively, now here's the review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 The Cryoflux by Ankolie. I cannot tell a lie: I went into Ada Zanditon‘s presentation with high hopes, especially after I ran a huge pre LFW […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jena.Theo (by Jemma)

The design duo showed their A/W 2011 collection “Valkyrie” in the On|Off venue in Covent Garden on Friday 18th February, with illustrations by Gareth A Hopkins and Sandra Contreras!

Written by Jemma Crow

Illustration by Sandra Contreras Jena.Theo, made up of Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis, who met at the London College of Fashion, clearly want to be rock-chic at heart, and the […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jena.Theo (by Matt)

Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis, aka Jena.Theo, showed their bold collection at the new On|Off venue on Friday - will illustrations by Antonia Parker!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Antonia Parker The On|Off venue this year isn’t the best, I have to say. Located at Mercer Street Studios, it’s absolutely tiny, roasting hot and there are fewer […]

London College of Fashion MA Exhibition Review

A round up of the best work from the LCF's MA courses, including Fashion Curation, Fashion & the Environment and Fashion Design Technology at Victoria House…

Written by Katie Wright

Marie Anne Lynch, illustrated by Antonia Parker This week the London College of Fashion exhibits work from eight of its 2011 MA fashion courses, from photography to footwear. Housed in […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: best of On/Off static stands

Best of the On/Off S/S 2011 exhibition at Victoria House: including RCA graduates Cecile Bahnsen and Frances Conteh, Romanians Carmen Secareanu and Iris Serban, plus Lithuanian Laura Theiss.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Jenny Robins. I didn’t make manage to take in the whole of On/Off exhibition this year because I was inevitably racing between shows when I passed through. And […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Bryce Aime

A review of the Bryce Aime S/S 2011 catwalk show at On/Off during London Fashion Week.

Written by Lauren Smith

Illustrations by Gabriel Ayala Random celebrity spot of the day had to go to Janice Dickinson – who sat botoxed to the max in the front row at Bryce Aime. […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Ada Zanditon

A review of Ethical Fashion Designer and Esthetica Innovator Award Winner, Ada Zanditon with beautiful illustrations by Paolo Caravello

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustrations by Paolo Caravello Monday saw the fourth day dawn on London Fashion Week and delightfully my first day of intriguing ethical fashion presentations. First up on No. 1 Greek […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Louise Amstrup

How to annoy the anti fur brigade: by Louise Amstrup of Denmark. Here's my review of her show at On/Off on Sunday 19th September 2010. Illustrations by Stephanie Parr and Antonia Parker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Louise Amstrup by Stephanie Parr. Now, I was going to write something really nice about how underrated Louise Amstrup is… how she deserves wider recognition and a bigger audience. The […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Charlie Le Mindu (by Matt)

Following on from Amelia's review, here's my take on Charlie le Mindu's catwalk show yesterday. Basically, I'm just glad I got through it without having a stroke.

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Lea Wade If you’ve seen Amelia’s post about Charlie Le Mindu’s show yesterday, you’ll already know what you’re in for. But allow me to indulge myself because we […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Spijkers & Spijkers

Our review of Spijkers en Spijkers S/S 2011 collection presented an idea of soft femininity, inspired by the misogynic love of Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue's duet "Where the Wild Roses Grow"." With illustrations by Andrea Peters, Naomi Law and Alia Gargum

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Andrea Peters The title of Spijkers & Spijkers S/S 2011 collection “Where the Wild Roses Grow,” takes it name from the ballad made famous for it’s unexpected pairing […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Jayne Pierson

Closing London Fashion Week's first day was Jayne Pierson at On|Off, with her signature shapes and luxe materials. Illustrated by Naomi Law.

Written by Gavin Mackie

Jayne Pierson S/S 2011, illustrated by Naomi Law One of the benefits of being in with the Amelia’s crew is the opportunity to be whisked away to a show or […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Simon Ekrelius

Who wants to see some arse and tit? Not me, but I did yesterday, in the name of coverage for Amelia's Magazine. Simon Ekrelius' show was full of it… and said tits are wonderfully illustrated by Antonia Parker.

Written by Matt Bramford

Simon Ekrelius S/S 2011, illustrated by Antonia Parker After a terrible morning trying to fix my sodding bike, giving up, taking it to Evans Cycles, regretting that because the employee […]