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London College of Fashion BA (Hons) Graduate Catwalk Show 2014

This year's LCF BA Graduate show had it all - from ethereal painted white sheets to coats made from nails. Here's a rundown…

Written by Matt Bramford

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LCF BA Graduate Collection by Ruri Watanabe

A whole three weeks ago, while trying to wade through 10,000 London Collections: Men photographs and write up show reports, I went to another fashion show. The London College of Fashion hosted their BA collections two days after LC:M had finished (and I'd barely started). I knew that going was a bit silly, but I couldn't resist - each year the standard is so high and the collections are so unique. 'Bugger it' I thought, as I legged it to The Yard in Shoreditch, the venue for this year's show.

Twenty-six collections – many collaborations – is a bit of a challenge. At the LC:M menswear shows it's pretty much one idea translated 30-odd times, but here there were TWENTY SIX totally different, totally… read more

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Free Range Art & Design Show 2014: Best Photography Graduates

Photography graduates showcased their work at the Truman Brewery over two weeks during June 2014. Here's my pick of the bunch!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I always get a sense of déjà at the Free Range student photography shows, where similar themes and styles crop up year in year out. However there are always some […]

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ELCAF 2014 review

Talent aplenty at the third East London Comic Arts Festival. But if you missed it don't worry! Here's my round up...

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks I popped along to the third ELCAF held at the Oval Space, which is a trendy new venue in a semi derelict part of Bethnal Green between […]

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MOSCHINO: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Making a London debut, the hottest ticket during London Collections: Men S/S 2015 was Jeremy Scott's Moschino, shown at Lindley Hall on Monday 16 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Moschino S/S 2015 by Krister Selin Moschino was the hottest ticket during London Collections: Men, and the 300-strong queue outside Lindley Hall was testament to that. Inside, the wall had […]

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Becky Becky: Good Morning, Midnight

Introducing the astonishing debut album from Becky Becky, based on the story of an ageing drunk and inspired by a book by Jean Rhys.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Becky Becky by Gareth A Hopkins. I often listen to the music that I am sent when I am driving, and only a very few albums make a big impression: […]

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SANKUANZ presented by GQ China: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

SANKUANZ, aka Shangguan Zhe, presented an unusual collection on Tuesday 16 June in Victoria House for his debut LCM outing - let's talk about big hands…

Written by Matt Bramford

SANKUANZ S/S 2015 by Gareth A Hopkins After two seasons representing Kay Kwok, GQ China switch their attentions to Xiamen-based designer Shangguan Zhe, better known as SANKUANZ. As is often […]

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James Long: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

James Long's S/S 2015 collection used elements of boxing and island life as inspiration, shown at the Old Sorting Office on Monday 16 June.

Written by Matt Bramford

James Long S/S 2015 by Helen Marudas I haven’t been to a James Long show for a few seasons now. I’m not sure why. It might be that they just […]

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Oliver Spencer: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Oliver Spencer returned to the Old Sorting Office on Monday 16 June, this time with a little help from some risqué Rio carnival dancers…

Written by Matt Bramford

Oliver Spencer S/S 2015 by Fiongal Greenlaw It seemed like every man in London had been squashed into the Old Sorting Office for the Oliver Spencer show last Monday. It […]

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KTZ: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Our London Collections: Men S/S 2015 show was KTZ, setting a pretty unbeatable precedent in the Old Sorting Office on Monday 16 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

KTZ S/S 2015 by Krister Selin It was at 9am when I rolled up at the Old Sorting Office for my first show of this season: KTZ. After a few […]

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Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2014 Review

Entrancing works of art by many new artists, shown from 12-15th of June in leafy Hampstead. Read on for inspiration!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last Friday my good friend Helen of East End Prints persuaded me to join her in a trip to the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, taking advantage of our lovely […]

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Art Car Boot Fair Review 2014

It was another brilliant year at the Art Car Boot Fair on Brick Lane... read on to check out all the talent on show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Art Car Boot Fair is a great leveller… a place where the big names on the British contemporary art scene share a packed car park with many more up […]

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Kingston University: Graduate Fashion Week 2014 Catwalk Review

Kingston didn't disappoint with their 2014 outing at Graduate Fashion Week, relocated to the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.

Written by Matt Bramford

Graduate Collection by Stefanie Tschirky It was a predictably brilliant outing for Kingston on Monday at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week. Finally the organisers have had some sense and clocked […]

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Life Cycles: an interview with cyclist, world record breaker and author Julian Sayarer

Life Cycles: A London Bike Courier Decided to Cycle Around the World. 169 Days Later, He Came Back with a World Record. Here the author tells us more about his debut book, his love of cycling and what comes next...

Written by Amelia Gregory

We have been following the adventures of Julian Sayarer for several years, since I first met him in the now defunct (and much missed) Foundry Pub in Old Street. This […]

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Wood Festival 2014 Review: Sunshine, Drumming, Children, Singing, Bubbles and Yoga

A review of the best bits of Wood Festival that we managed to catch, including a special playlist for your delight... plus the story of my Broken Nose.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival by Tabby Booth and James Heslip. This year I was super excited about taking Snarfle to Wood Festival – last year he had not quite started walking yet […]

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First Aid Kit: My Silver Lining Video

Watch the video for new single My Silver Lining right here. It's a taster of the brand new album Stay Gold, out in June!

Written by Amelia Gregory

First Aid Kit by Carie Martyn. I am super excited that the third First Aid Kit album is due for release in June 2014. Stay Gold is preceded by the […]

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100 Ideas That Changed Street Style: An interview with Josh Sims

This book takes a detailed look at many popular street styles that have influenced the mainstream in recent times: a must read for anyone intrigued by the way fashion shapes society.

Written by Amelia Gregory

100 Ideas That Changed Street Style is the new book from style guru Josh Sims, a charming fellow that I was lucky enough to first meet when I was just […]

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Pick Me Up London 2014: graphic arts exhibition review

Pick Me Up is over for another year, but here's a reminder of the wealth of talent on show at the 2014 exhibition... be inspired.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year I went along to the Pick Me Up exhibition at Somerset House on a quiet weekday, giving me plenty of space to walk around the exhibits and chat […]

Joana Serrat: Dear Great Canyon, an interview and review

Introducing the wonderful Joana Serrat, a Spanish musician with her roots in the American heartland. Read on, take a listen and fall in love...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joana Serrat by youdesignme Illustration. Singer songwriter Joana Serrat hails from Spain, where she has carefully crafted her stunning debut album, produced by Howard Bilerman and inspired by the songs […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2014: Off Strand exhibition at Hoxton Gallery

Lots of talented designers took part in this off-schedule showroom in East London, curated by Anna of Pitchouguina.

Written by Amelia Gregory

During London Fashion Week I popped in to the off schedule Off Strand presentation at Hoxton Gallery in East London, a well curated and beautifully presented show organised by Anna […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2014: Somerset House exhibition stands report

Lots of super pretty jewellery and some other great finds at the Somerset House exhibition stands, and beyond...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Before I finish my coverage of London Fashion Week for another season here is a quick pictorial round up of my favourite exhibition finds… gathered from the exhibition space at […]