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Posts Tagged ‘rca’

Xiao Li, Fashion Scout Merit Award Winner: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Merit Award winner Xiao Li showcased a stunning collection inspired by the colours of Iceland and the decorative details of workaday clothing. At Fashion Scout on Saturday 15th February 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Xiao Li A/W 2014 by Slowly The Eggs aka Maria Papadimitriou

Xiao Li A/W 2014 by Slowly The Eggs aka Maria Papadimitriou.

We covered Xiao Li when she took part in the graduate showcase at Fashion Scout last season, and this year she returned to the catwalk with a stunning new collection as a winner of the much coveted Fashion Scout Merit Award. Chinese born Xiao Li is yet another example of the great education we provide in the arts, gaining an BA in womenswear from LCF and then an MA in knitwear from the RCA. She sent her clothing down the catwalk to one of my current favourite tunes: a cover of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky by Daughter. It was the perfect accompaniment to her collection, sweet as sugar but totally fresh and modern.

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Tabernacle Twins: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Danish designer Vibe Lundemark told the tale of the Cobra Casablanca, placing her unique illustrations on bold garments for her Fashion Scout debut on Monday 16th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tabernacle Twins S/S 2014 by Karolina Burdon. Tabernacle Twins was a new brand to me, but having visited the website my interest was piqued. The label is described as an […]

Helen Lawrence: Fashion Scout Ones to Watch, London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Knitwear designer Helen Lawrence put together a strong collection for Ones to Watch this season at Fashion Scout, showing as one of three on Friday 13th September.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Helen Lawrence SS 2014 by Slowly The Eggs. For Spring/Summer 2014 Ones to Watch at Fashion Scout presented three wildly diverse prospects: first up Helen Lawrence, a textiles graduate of […]

London College of Fashion Ba Hons Graduate Catwalk Show 2013: Review part one

Part one of my LCF graduate catwalk show reviews: including swishing tinsel coats, Amish inspired beekeepers and beautiful puff sleeved dresses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rachel Greig tinsel coat by Emma Shoard. A few weeks ago I went to my first London College of Fashion BA Hons graduate catwalk show, and was duly blown away […]

Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival 2013: Pick Me Up Selects Review

Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House once again: here's my best of the up and coming talent section, featuring the likes of Hattie Stewart, Malarky and Rob Flowers, plus many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Banana vs Donut by MaricorMaricar. Each year I look forward to exploring new graphic art and illustration talent at Pick Me Up, and so it was that I trundled along […]

Change Your Mind: 57 Ways To Unlock Your Creative Self – Book Review

Author Rod Judkins explores how creativity can be unlocked across 57 different mini chapters in this engaging little book, published by Hardie Grant.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Are you a creative person? Given the nature of my website I suspect that almost all my readers would regard themselves as creative in some way – and if not […]

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Apu Jan: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Royal College of Art graduate Apu Jan presented his LFW A/W 2013 collection in Fashion Scout venue Freemasons' Hall on Friday 15th February

Written by Jessica Cook

Apu Jan LFW A/W 2013 by Karolina Burdon “Did you see it?” Another writer asks me after the show. “See what?” I say. “I can’t believe I missed it,” I […]

Heohwan Simulation: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Korean designer Hwan Heo once again proved why he is a worthy recipient of the Fashion Scout Merit Award, showing at Freemasons' Hall on Monday 18th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Heohwan Simulation A/W 2013 by Chloe Douglass. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the Korean RCA graduate Hwan Heo since he won the Fashion Scout Merit Award a year […]

Catlin Guide 2013 Preview: An Interview with Steven Allan

The Catlin Guide 2013 is being launched at the 25th annual London Art Fair - meet one of this year's stars, Steven Allan.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Steven Allan – We’re All In This Together. The Catlin Guide returns once more with a selection of 40 recent graduates to watch: an intriguing selection that includes a bevy […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: 12 Top Kitchenware Designs

Choose from ceramics, oven gloves, sustainable plastic ware, wooden trays and chopping boards made from felled trees of London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve brought you the best cushions, the best mugs and the best tea towels, and now here is the best of the rest of the homewares I found whilst scouring […]

Heohwan Simulation: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Heohwan Simulation showcased his debut solo catwalk show on Friday 14th September at Freemasons Hall for Fashion Scout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Heohwan Simulation S/S 2013 by Gaarte. Heohwan Simulation is the latest recipient of the Fashion Scout Merit Award, which entitles him to £25,000 worth of support over three seasons to […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2012 Review: Ceramics & Glass

From alienesque sculptural shapes by John Rainey to Dinner on the Seabed with Simone Perrotte there was plenty of interesting objects to admire from the Ceramics and Glass graduates.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Finally, following on from Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery and Textiles I moved on to the Ceramics part of the show, where I was most impressed by John Rainey’s alien-like […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2012 Review: Textiles

Superhero/football inspired pop art knitwear by Carlo Volpi, shoes by Tariq Mahmoud and upcycled upholstery by Tania Grace Knuckey...

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Moving on from Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery into the Textiles space Carlo Volpi’s colourful work not only appealed to me visually, but also plays around interesting themes. He is […]

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Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2012 Review: Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery

At the Royal College of Art Show 2012 in Kensington I was impressed by some stunning work from the MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery graduates.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

‘Headphones for Soanes‘ by Jennifer Gray This year saw the creation of the new School of Material at the The Royal College of Art, which includes Fashion Womenswear and Menswear, […]

An interview with textile designer Emma J Shipley

Emma J Shipley is a rising star in the world of textile design, earning recognition with an extraordinary collection of scarves featuring her pencil drawings of nature's finest creations.

Written by Miranda Williams

Emma J Shipley S/S 2012 by Natalia Stuyk It was Liberty of London’s Best of British open day, and I can remember quite clearly the moment that Emma Shipley pulled […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Ceramics Design

Wonderful ceramics from the likes of Bodo Sperlein, Kitty and Dude, Ikuko Iwamoto and Richard Brendon. Plus exciting 3D product design from Shapeways.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The ceramics on display at Tent London were wonderfully varied. I loved these curvy stacks of bowls inspired by the shapes of blossoms, by Bodo Sperlein for Niko. The pastel […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Surface Design

Lovely surface design on various applications: fab wallpaper from Flavor Paper and Kate Usher, textiles from Bluebellgray and a surprise appearance from Danish designer Lisa Grue, who I last met in Copenhagen!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wallpaper by Kate Usher Studio. The printed textile designer in me will always be a sucker for great decorative surface design. Here’s some fabulous stuff that I found at Tent […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: Ones to Watch Trine Lindegaard

Danish designer Trine Lindegaard presented a playful collection with a distinct Scandinavian flavour as part of Ones to Watch on Wednesday 21st September 2011 at Freemasons' Hall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Trine Lindegaard S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins. Ones to Watch menswear once again took place during a very busy menswear Wednesday afternoon. There was as ever an eager crowd […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012: Catwalk Review: Holly Fulton

RCA graduate and art deco enthusiast, Holly Fulton, showed her S/S 2012 collection at the BFC tent on Sunday 18th September. It was the usual eye-feast – reminiscent of early Versace, statement dresses and brimming with lust worthy accessories.

Written by Miranda Williams

Holly Fulton S/S 2012 by Megan Thomas I was blown away by Holly’s debut in A/W 2009 – a collection of designs influenced by my favourite movement, art deco. Mix […]

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Deloitte Ignite 2011 at the Royal Opera House: Festival Review

Over the 2nd - 4th September, the Royal Opera House was home again to Deloitte Ignite. Drawn in by the big names, I booked my free tickets and went along. These are some of my personal highlights, and in keeping with this year’s theme, “Just Tell the Truth”, some of the lows as well.

Written by Miranda Williams

Red Dancer by Claire Kearns Mike Figgis held the creative reins at the festival this year. One of the names he had invited along was someone I was keen to […]