Posts Tagged ‘poland’

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Wall Art, Furniture and Lighting

My second review of the best of Tent London 2013 includes designs by the likes of Parris Wakefield Additions, Tamasine Osher, Permafrost, Tamasyn Gambell, Sit Furnishings and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

SPW additions lampshade
Lampshade by Parris Wakefield Additions.

I've already brought you the best soft furnishings and homewards from Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery, and now here is a round up of wall art, furniture and lighting, with a toy and notebooks thrown in for good measure.

Parris Wakefield Additions sofa
Parris Wakefield Additions is a new brand from husband and wife team Howard Wakefield and Sarah Parris, busy graphic designers once based in central London and now living in rural Norfolk, where they have enough space for an in-house studio. They are inspired by a combination of colour palettes found in the natural world and those of favourite paintings (a huge… read more

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An interview with Russian fashion designer Pitchouguina

Russian designer Anna Pitchouguina introduces her new fashion label, designed in London and made in Poland.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pitchouguina by Isher Dhiman. Pitchouguina is the new label from Russian designer Anna, now based in London but producing her collection in Poland. Having first studied economics she is well […]

Jewellery Week 2013: Jewel East Review

I discovered some great jewellery designers at Jewel East, which takes place at Spitalfields Market between 7-9th June 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My first experience of Jewellery Week 2013 was a trip to Jewel East in Spitalfields Market. Here a range of up and coming designers display their wares in a sheltered […]

Michelle Urvall Nyrén introduces her Ever Rêve A/W 2013 fashion collection

Designer Michelle Urvall Nyrén introduces her new A/W 2013 collection, stocked at Wolf & Badger.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ever Reve by Jamie Wignall. Michelle Urvall Nyrén has a wonderful way with ink, whether it be the washes of colour in her beautiful fashion illustrations (found in Amelia’s Compendium […]

New S/S 2013 Season Interview: Michelle Urvall Nyrén of Ever Rêve

Michelle Urvall Nyrén talks us through her gorgeous debut collection, which features watercolour prints inspired by fashion illustrations she created for my second book ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ever Reve by Sine Skau. Readers of my second book Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration will recognise the name Michelle Urvall Nyrén: in those pages you can find wonderful examples […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: An Introduction

Last week I attended the fourth edition of Fashion Week Poland in the industrial city of Lodz. It was a good chance to catch up with favourite designers from last season as well as scouting out some new talent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012. International press on the front row, all photography by Amelia Gregory. Last week I returned to Łódź in Poland for my second dose of Fashion […]

Halloween 2011: a Ghoulish Celebration of the Dead in Illustration

Halloween. Celebration of the dead, autumnal right of passage, fancy dress party time and an excuse for mass consumption of tat. All this inspired a lovely set of illustrations...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Halloween by Karolina Burdon. And so Halloween rolls around again! I’ve loved Halloween since I was a pre-teen, when I hosted annual parties for my schoolmates where I always dressed […]

Martina Spetlova: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

A catch up interview with one of the most interesting eco designers working today: Martina Spetlova talks fish leather, chemistry and teaching in Poland.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2012 by Shauna Tranter. Eco designer Martina Spetlova first caught my eye when I was putting together Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration last year. She has an […]

Krystof Strozyna S/S 2012

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Krystof Strozyna

With a superstar following that boasts the likes of Natalia Vodianova, it doesn't seem that Polish designer Krystof Strozyna is disappearing anytime soon. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins, he's completed seven collections and his eighth, which made it's debut in Freemasons' Hall on Friday 16th September, reaffirms his place at the forefront of contemporary fashion design.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Krystof Strozyna S/S 2012 by Claire Kearns Having appeared at London Fashion Week for the past 5 years now, Krystof Strozyna is quickly becoming a recognised name amongst London’s Fashion […]

Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review. 80s.

There's still no getting away from 80s influences: great stuff from Eilish Macintosh and Holly Skousbo. Plus Jie Bai, Sarah Hall, Justyna Korzynska, Emma Rose James and Jaeyeon Lee.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eilish Macintosh by Sarah Ushurhe. The 80s are still big all over fashion. Whether as a reference for shape or pattern or colour there’s always something new to delve into […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Street Style at Off Out Of Schedule shows

The setting for the Off Out Of Schedule shows at Fashion Week Poland was the wondrous tumble down wreck of Bielnik and Elektrownia at Podsiadło Ksiezy Mlyn, once a huge textile mill. Against this beautiful run down backdrop I hunted down the best in Polish street style.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fashion Week Poland AW 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. The Off Out Of Schedule shows at Fashion Week Poland inevitably attracted more of the outrageous characters, but of course […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Street Style at Expo

I love seeking out the most intriguingly dressed people at fashion weeks. Here are some of my favourites, with lots of colour blocking present and correct, as well as some inspired vintage styling.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fashion Week Poland 2011 street style. All photography Amelia Gregory. Finding the most interesting people to take photos of at any fashion week is always a lot of fun, especially […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Paprocki and Brzozowski

Paprocki and Brzozowski showed the final catwalk collection on Saturday 7th May to much fanfare. But did they live up to the hype? Love LOVE the illustration by Gemma Milly.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paprocki Brzozowski A/W 2011 by Gemma Milly. Paprocki and Brzozowski are the golden boys of Polish fashion who have previously won the coveted Golden Thread Awards, and so they were […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Agnieszka Maciejak

Agnieszka Maciejak showed an upbeat and contemporary collection at Fashion Week Poland on Saturday 7th May 2011. Loved the leggings, even if they were nothing new.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Agnieszka Maciejak Fashion Week Poland AW 2011 by Michalis Christodoulou. I have very few notes from the Agnieszka Maciejak show – maybe it was the vodka, or maybe I was […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: MMC Studio Design

MMC Studio Design featured red foreheads, duckin' and a-divin' models and real people (looking very short by comparison. God we normal people really are dwarves aren't we?) Showing on Saturday 7th May at Designers' Avenue.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MMC Studio Design by Maria del Carmen Smith. MMC Studio Design featured yet more draped grey jersey, this time accessorised with red foreheads and high ponytails. The show opened, for […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Michał Szulc

Michał Szulc managed to bore me senseless with his ultra slow catwalk show on Saturday 7th May 2011 at Fashion Week Poland. Common, speed it up folks!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Michal Szulc A/W 2011 by Harriet Fox. As Expo became busier in the latter half of Saturday the VIP Stock vodka bar started to become more and more appealing, if […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Hexeline

Wonderful Rebecca Strickson succeeds in making huge Polish brand Hexeline look edgy where it most certainly ain't... Hexeline showed on Saturday 7th May at Designers' Avenue, Expo.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hexeline A/W 2011 by Rebecca Strickson. It’s a bad sign when the opening intro to a show is more exciting than the actual show. So it was with well known […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule A/W 2011 in Łódź: Wiola Wołczyńska

Wiola Wołczyńska showed as part of the Off Out Of Schedule on Saturday 7th May 2011 at the fabulous Bielnik and Elektrownia at Podsiadło Ksiezy Mlyn venue.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wiola Wolczynska A/W 2011 by Michalis Christodoulou. Wiola Wołczyńska kicked off the Off Out of Schedule on Saturday morning with a collection that was a taste of things to come… […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Natalia Jaroszewska

Natalia Jaroszewska showed as part of Designers' Avenue at the Expo venue on Friday 6th May 2011. I wasn't so impressed by her commercial collection, but I love Bianca Hamilton's beautiful illustrations!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Natalia Jaroszewska A/W 2011 by Bianca Hamilton. Having been driven into town in a Jaguar courtesy of a rather enthusiastic James Bond alike (and owner of the firm that was […]

The Golden Thread Awards at Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011: Black, Grey, Red and White

Black, white, grey and red cropped up so many times at Fashion Week Poland that I lost count. These are The Golden Thread designers who took up the same minimalist colour scheme: Anya Kamarek, Damian Konieczny, Kinga Dubiel, Magdalena Herwich, Monika Blazusiak and Nina Krowlikowska.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Damian Konieczny Fashion Week Poland 2011 by Fi Blog. Black, white, grey and red predominated everywhere at Fashion Week Poland. Here’s who took up the theme at The Golden Thread […]