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Posts Tagged ‘paloma faith’

Kawakawa: Universe Shifting – Video Premiere

Paloma Faith collaborator Sam Taylor introduces the superb new video for first single Universe Shifting from debut album Island Species.

Written by Amelia Gregory

KawaKawa by Simon McLaren
KawaKawa by Simon McLaren.

Kawakawa is Hidden Cameras and Paloma Faith collaborator Sam Taylor, and he has just launched his solo project. Sam was born on the island of Kawakawa in New Zealand, but moved to the UK as a baby, so the name has come to encapsulate a kind of dream-space for him, the perfect moniker for his soaring brand of dream-pop. The possibilities of this other world are reflected in new album Island Species, and a clever video for new single Universe Shifting, which Sam talks exclusively about below.



"Strangely but fittingly this video ended up being completely the opposite of what I'd imagined for the first single from the album. I'd imagined something simple, DIY, arty and with ME-NOT-IN-IT-AT-ALL. Fittingly, because the subject matter of the song is partly to do with accepting that you can't control the vast majority of what happens to you during the course of your life.… read more

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Michael Van Der Ham

Michael Van Der Ham, the boy who's ever-obsessed with collaging, has taken a strategic turn in his design ethic, much to the fashion world's approval. And mine. I'll take it all, please. Held at the Topshop Venue on Monday 19th September.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Michael van der Ham S/S 2012 by Joe Turvey You can tell that Michael has fun with his designs; much like, troche say, fellow Newgen designers Louise Gray and Meadham […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Exhibition Review: Headonism

Brace yourselves for a (nearly) final post on London Fashion Week in this review of the millinery exhibition at Somerset House. Here comes Headonism…

Written by Florence Massey

Charlie Le Mindu by Claire Kearns The exhibitions around Somerset House are one of my favourite London Fashion Week pleasures – I enjoy wandering the stands in between shows as […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Ashish

Paloma Faith was once more front row for the new Ashish S/S 2012 collection Le Jardin d'Ashish, a wonderful burst of sequinned flower power, styled to perfection by Celestine Cooney. Shown on Saturday 17th September 2011 at the BFC Tent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashish S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. There aren’t many designers who make me so excited I can hardly breathe, page but that tends to be a side effect of watching […]

Discovering Tour de Force at Luna and Curious

Gibraltarian designer Camille Roman makes the most exquisite headpieces, worn by the likes of Paloma Faith, Kate Nash and Jessie J. I discovered her in Luna & Curious, a beautiful boutique in Shoreditch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tour de Force headpiece by Alicia Rosam. Luna & Curious used to be at the end of my road, malady but in February they relocated to a new store on […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ashish

Ashish showed a gigantic sequinned collection inspired by rich girls slumming it in Dalston. Fabulous stuff, at Somerset House on Tuesday 22nd February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashish A/W 2011 by Erica Sharp. Outside the BFC tent I noticed a strange character wobbling towards the entrance in huge pink platforms. It was only when she de-robed inside […]

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

Olivia Rubin A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory Olivia Rubin A/W 2011 by Jane Young. Every now and again London Fashion Week throws out a curveball and you end up […]

An interview with fashion designer Fam Irvoll

We talk flamingos, fashion, flowers and fancy cakes with knitwear designer Fam Irvoll…

Written by Florence Massey

Illustration by Dee Andrews Fam irvoll is is a Central Saint Martins graduate with a star studded following including Lady Gaga and Marina Diamandis (remember that pink flamingo dress?). Her […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Presentation: Ashley Isham (reprise)

Here's our second Ashley Isham blog post, with fabulous illustrations from Hayley Warnham and Stephanie Parr. The headdresses absolutely ruled!

Written by Amelia Gregory

On any average, dosage abortion non LFW weekend, unhealthy you might find me at one of London’s plethora of craft fairs, order vintage markets or fetes, and what I’m always […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Ashley Isham

It was a right old romp at Ashley Isham's S/S 2011 show at On|Off on Friday 17 September. Camp disco meets body-conscious exoticism… with illustrations by Zarina Liew

Written by Matt Bramford

Paul Costelloe S/S 2011, illness illustrated by Natsuki Otani So the circus has begun, adiposity the Big Top (the BFC Marquee) is up surrounded by bizarrely dressed clowns, this and […]

An interview with the charismatic front man of La Shark: Samuel Geronimo Deschamps

La Shark have toured with Paloma Faith, run a nightclub in Deptford and collaborated with Brasilian musician Cibelle. Get the low down on current activities in this interview with front man Samuel Geronimo Deschamps

Written by Aimee O'Neill

La Shark by Emmi Ojala. If you’re living in the doldrums, cheapest drugs London based band La Shark may be just the cure for your bored eardrums. It’s been a […]

An interview with artist and illustrator Pete Fowler

The hugely talented yet humble artist talks about the inspiration behind Hot Chip’s window display for Selfridges’ 'Sounds of the Mind' project

Written by Kat Phan

Hot Chip – I Feel Better (close up) Two soft-bodied beasts wearing headphones hold onto each other tightly as sinister robotic-looking owls swoop over them. Two creatures – which look […]

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Music Listings: 19th – 25th October

Gigs to warm your cockles this week

Written by Katie Weatherall

Last week the high-rollers were flashing their cash at Frieze, about it but there’s also space in the art world for those of us who aren’t Russian oligarchs. If you […]