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Posts Tagged ‘Quilting’

Fred Butler: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Presentation Review

On Sunday 20th February Fred Butler presented a wonderful collection of Sushi inspired props and accessories at The Portico Rooms of Somerset House. With a live soundtrack performed by Charli XCX, styled by Kim Howells, knitwear by EDE and shoes by Rosy Nicholas.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Fred Butler AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan

Fred Butler AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan

I love Fred Butler. She has been one of my favourite accessories and props designers for a few years now and apart from what she makes I also adore the fascinating and playful way in which she dresses as well as the way she expresses herself in interviews, which reveals a really quite special person indeed. I had seen her props pop up here and there in magazines, like in Amelia's Magazine Issue 7 for which she made a Noah's Ark shaped paper hat - in fact Amelia Gregory was one of the first to commission props from Fred. But I think a story I saw in i-D's The Agyness Deyn Issue from May 2008, titled 'Attitude', featuring an inflatable rockets bra by Fred among other striking props, was what made me an… read more

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Fyodor Golan: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Fyodor Golan presented Welcome to the Machine in the newly created Embankment Galleries showspace on Friday 17th February 2012. Featuring lots of skater skirts and detailed embellishments inspired by Russian life.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fyodor Golan A/W 2012 by Faye West. Fyodor Golan were first to show in the newly created Embankment Galleries showspace, a long thin strip in Somerset House that previously housed […]

Emma Lundgren by Natasha Waddon

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Textile Design

Gorgeous textile design for fashion and home. Watch out for Emma Shipley, Emma Lundgren, Rachel Philpott, Jonna Saarinen, Hannah Sabapathy, Marie Parsons and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emma Lundgren by Natasha Waddon. Textiles were displayed amongst product design at the Royal College of Art 2011 degree show – fitting, health as many textile designers showed practical applications […]

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 A/W 2011 in Łódź: Natasha Pavluchenko

Natasha Pavluchenko was the first designer to show as part of Designers' Avenue at Expo on Saturday 7th May 2011. Black, grey, cream, red... here we come...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Natasha Pavluchenko A/W 2011 by Michalis Christodoulou. Over at Expo on Saturday the Designers Avenue kicked off with Natasha Pavluchenko‘s urban fusion, try all trendy indie music crossed with melodious […]

Contemporary Patchwork and Quilting at Papered Parlour with Cassandra Ellis

On Saturday 9th April I spent the day working on my very first quilt at the Papered Parlour in Clapham. It was a wonderful chance to upcycle some fabrics that I've been carefully hoarding for over 20 years...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Papered Parlour fabric blooms at the Quilting class. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Since I went to the fantastic V&A quilting exhibition last year I have become somewhat fixated on […]