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Posts Tagged ‘Perspex’

Little Shilpa: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Presentation Review

On Monday 16th September Little Shilpa treated us to her first ornate presentation for London Fashion Week... and there was nothing 'little' about it.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Little Shilpa S/S 2014 by Slowly The Eggs

Little Shilpa S/S 2014 by Slowly The Eggs

Little Shilpa is the eponymous label of Mumbai born milliner and accessory designer Shilpa Chavan, and this was her first ever Fashion Scout showcase during London Fashion Week. I have recently been rather obsessed with eastern religions’ goddess iconography and images of Green Tara, Shakti merging into Shiva or Hathor crowd my desktop, so attending Little Shilpa’s ‘Grey Matter’ presentation was a welcome gift indeed. The five figures standing in front of us looked like five fantastical deities, delightfully adorned with dramatic headpieces and jewellery whose forms had obvious eastern influences. Their bodies were clothed with equally theatrical textile assemblages, some of them referencing the sari and including tulle, brocade, silk and lace. In both her accessories and garments, Shilpa Chavan holds… read more

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Review: An evening class at the London Jewellery School

An evening at the London Jewellery School re-introduced me to the charms of making your own jewellery. With a range of diverse classes, this central London school has something to suit everyone.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory. A couple of weeks ago I went along to the London Jewellery School for a night of cupcakes and cocktail rings, otherwise known as a […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: David Koma

David Koma presented an epic collection inspired by Polynesian tribal tattoos and African Zulu style at the old Waterloo Eurostar Terminal on Tuesday 20th September 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Koma S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester. Ahhhhh… David Koma. One of London‘s most feted new design talents and a hot ticket on a Tuesday you would think, but this […]

Jewellery Connections 2011 at Platform in Hatton Garden

Last week the Platform Showcase in Hatton Garden was home to a very special and home-grown exhibition. New work from around 80 jewellery designers was showcased, and there were some real treasures.

Written by Miranda Williams

Steph Davies by Holly Farrington. Led by Camden Council, Jewellery Connections was a partly-funded project that worked with up-and-coming and newly-established designers from around the capital. It was a good-spirited […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Surface Design Graduate Show Review

I'm such a sucker for a good bit of surface design: my favourite work came from Marte Bless Liland, Nicole Anson, Rebecca Rawlings, Chevonne McKenzie, Rachel Powell and Natasha Lawless.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Perspex origami from Sarah King of Norwich University of the Arts. Straight away I will confess that it’s really a bit arbitrary what is determined textile design and what is […]

Havering College: Ba Hons 3D Design Graduate Show 2011 Review

Wonderful work from Havering College 3D Design graduates Sarah-Jane Warner, Laura Mardell and Tessa Doughty. Very happy to have discovered their work by accident on my first trip to this years Free Range Art and Design Show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nesting glass bowls by Tessa Doughty. And so, the 2011 graduates shows begin. My first invite was to the Havering College graduate fashion show just down the road at the […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2010: Holly Fulton

A quick preview in illustrations of the new Holly Fulton collection, as viewed on the static stands. Illustrations by Jenny Robins.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Holly Fulton by Jenny Robins. Holly Fulton is one of the most exciting designers showing today, so I was pretty disappointed that we didn’t get tickets for this show. Not […]