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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

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, generic art deco. Mix that with jewel colours, rx luxurious materials and contemporary shapes, and I don’t see what there isn’t to love. When my ticket arrived, I didn’t care that it was standing, I was in that queue at 1.30pm, ready and waiting. I checked Twitter before the show, and saw that Marie Davies, the Junior Fashion Editor at Drapers had tweeted details from the show notes as being ‘dressed for Vegas but holidaying in Margate’, and that she was expecting ‘fruit machines and neon lights’. I thought that Holly’s previous collections had already channelled a little bit of Vegas ‘glamour’, but what would come of… read more

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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 […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Communication Art and Design

Best animation, illustration and graphic design from this year's Royal College of Art graduates: Tom Senior, Peter J. Laugesen, Jo Blaker, Mike Redmond, Cat Roissetter and Eleanor Taylor.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nomads by Tom Senior. I will confess that I found the new location for Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art show somewhat difficult to navigate – […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Architecture

Some really interesting architectural concepts from RCA graduates Bethany Wells, James Christian, Bethan Kay and Tom Lasbrey. Hard to find most of them online though...

Written by Amelia Gregory

A gilded vision of Com Dem Nation by Tom Lasbrey. I don’t know much about the architectural world, web but I do know what I like. Here’s the graduate architects […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Ceramics and Glass Graduate Show Review

A variety of beautiful ceramics and glass-making talent from lots of different universities. Loved very much Tim Rawlinson and Nan Kong and many more artist makers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Glassware by Tim Rawlinson. Ceramics and Glass took up most of the upper balcony at New Designers part one, pill curling against the railings in small exhibition spaces that brought […]

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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 […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Ceramics and Glass

Truly stunning work from the Department of Ceramics and Glass, with a bit of jewellery thrown in for good measure. Hard to pick any stand outs, but watch out for Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Paul Stopler, Sarah Wiberley and Makiko Nakamura.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Surreal ceramic tableaux by Malene Hartmann Rasmussen. Amazeballs, ambulance truly. I loved the clear booklet Old Material* New Work** provided by the Royal College of Art Department of Ceramics and […]

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

My first look at the best of the RCA graduate show features product design from Mijin Park, Alexander Groves, Erik de Laurens and Pia Wüstenberg.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sunglasses embedded with hair by Alexander Groves. Having missed the press view last week I decided to drop in on the Royal College of Art degree exhibition on Tuesday evening. […]

Royal College of Art: Fashion Design Graduate Show 2011 review. Womenswear.

The very creme de la creme make it on to the MA course at the RCA, but which of these amazing talents will eventually make it in the cruel world of fashion? My favourites were: Anna Smit, April Schmitz, Philipp Schueller, Saskia Schijen, Hao Feng Li and Itziar Vaquer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Philipp Schueller by Casey Otremba. It’s time to meet the rest of the RCA graduating womenswear designers… so much talent amongst this lot, clinic but who will the be the […]

Royal College of Art: Fashion Design Graduate Show 2011 review. Womenswear Accessories.

Amazing bags from Anna Schwamborn and brilliant wide brimmed hats from Paul Stafford.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anna Schwamborn by Lorna Scobie. A couple of the collections on the catwalk at the RCA graduate show focused on accessories, medications namely millinery and bags. Alexandra Gold opted to […]

Royal College of Art: Fashion Design Graduate Show 2011 review. Womenswear Knitwear.

Love a bit of knitwear. Especially when it's by one of these talented RCA graduate designers: watch out for Hannah Buswell, Ruth Green and Helen Turner in the years to come.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Buswell by Kristina Vasiljeva. RCA knitwear design is out of this world. Naturally I was particularly keen on the really bright bold oversized collections, nurse but there were plenty […]

Royal College of Art: Fashion Design Graduate Show 2011 review. Menswear.

Brilliant RCA menswear design from the likes of Aleksandra Domanevskaya, Sol Ahn, Calum Harvey, Bennet Loveday, Emily-Jane Murray, Stefan Orschel-Read and Fah Chakshuvej.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Calum Harvey by Sam Parr. Fine tailoring appears to be an RCA speciality, find and several students had collaborated with high end Italian brand Brioni to produce a series of […]

Royal College of Art: Fashion Design Graduate Show 2011 review. Menswear Knitwear.

Meet Cherie Newing and Hannah Taylor, menswear knitwear designers extraordinaire.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Taylor by Karolina Burdon. I had to sit in the photographer’s pit – legs akimbo – to view the RCA graduate fashion show on Thursday 2nd June 2011… apparently […]

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2011: Mokita Symposium

A panel of seven men sat down to answer the questions: Is commerce the only real context for illustration? Illustrator as Author, new paradigm or death of the discipline? and Do we need a theory of illustration? But what I wanted to know was: where were all the women in this discussion?

Written by Amelia Gregory

amos_plastic_workshop_london-portrait James Jarvis spoke at Mokita, approved where he was asked to address the role of illustration in commerce. The insights below have been put together from comments he made […]

Valentines Day: Last Minute Ideas

Over the weekend I discovered a plethora of further Valentines inspired loveliness... so I thought I'd do a final little last minute round up: featuring Biscuiteers, Phoebe Coleman and the RCA jewellery exhibition Something for the Weekend.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Valentines Biscuits by Biscuiteers. Illustration by Lucy Eldridge. They’re adorable to look at, ailment sweet to eat and best of all they’re NOT CUPCAKES – yes, there I have finally […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Abby Wright

The lovely Yorkshire lass Abby Wright is an inspiration to illustration students everywhere. Check out her fabulous images of Johann Chan and Neil Bennett of Digital Arts, Adorngirl, Charles Ampadu, Prince Cassius, Nikki Nakki Lou and Emma Davenport.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zarina Liew at work My wonderful girls, rx Rosie and Harriet of Tatty Devine, sick who created the lovely Cutlass Necklace for my party. Zarina Liew looked oh so casual […]

An interview with Marion Foale of Foale and Tuffin, legendary Sixties knitwear label

Half of sixties legendary label Foale and Tuffin and later to be knitwear queen, Marion Foale, discusses her journey into fashion - from cramped flats to the Kings Road and £400 exclusive cardigans… and how the sixties were oh so fun! 

Written by Helen Martin

Matthew Rose is an American artist living in Paris known for his 1, tadalafil 000 piece wall-to-wall collages. On viewing his work, see you can’t help but feel as if […]

Tent London 2010 LAB CRAFT Exhibition Review

The LAB CRAFT area at Tent London showcased Digital Adventures in Contemporary Craft - a selection of work from some of the top artisans making the most of advances in technology.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory. Yes, help I admit this will be a series of massively late reviews, but I’m going by that age old edict, better late than never…. […]

Graduate Fashion Week Extra: Royal College of Art MA 2010

It's been so hard to decide... But here is Amelia's Magazine review of the RCA's talented class of 2010. With illustrations by Lesley Barnes, Katey Harvey, Gemma Milly, Marnie Hollande, Naomi Law and Joseph Keirs

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Gemma Milly of Zara Gorman’s Millinery. Over the last few years the RCA’s MA Fashion course has quietly been producing a series of extremely talented designers; from those […]

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Andrew Wightman: Illustrator Spotlight

Art Editor Valerie Pezeron meets fellow illustrator Andrew Wightman and discusses everything from the RCA, Cornwall and politics!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Royal Institution lecture hall by Abi Daker So, pharmacy discount we all know there’s been a bit of a hoo-hah following the disclosure of some important emails that reveal that […]