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Ashley Isham: London Fashion Week S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Ashley Isham showcased a typically glamourous collection of evening gowns and swimsuits at the Freemasons' Hall during London Fashion Week, September 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Ashley Isham always has a flair for the dramatic and this season his models strutted down the runway before pausing to pout and pose at the ornate doors for the photographers. They wore a succession of swirling gowns in bright cerise pink, saturated royal blue and smokey greys. Ornate beaded details, fringing and curlicued lace were used in asymmetric formation with the addition of bondage inspired leather belts, which gave some edge to the proceedings. I particularly liked a pairing of softest grey silk with tomato leather shoulder caplets and wide cutout belt.

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Hats were chosen to complement the heightened sense of drama, either woven baseball caps with outsized brims, or colossal affairs; spiked urchin umbrellas from under which models could glance askew. Lips and shoes… read more

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Free Range Art & Design Show 2014: Fine Art Exhibition Review

There were a huge variety of works on show at the Fine Art graduate shows: top picks from Northumbria, Northbrook, Newcastle, Bath Spa and Arts Uni Bournemouth.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dominance, Power and Serene Harmony (1) by Lydia Reeves. It’s late I know, but I have just one more review left from a summer of graduate shows; the Free Range […]

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London Fashion Week Fashion Scout Ones To Watch S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

The London College of Fashion contributed three of the Ones to Watch this season. Youjia Jin, Min Wu, Keiko Nishiyama and Cassandra Verity Green all took to the catwalk on Friday 12th September 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Youjia Jin SS2015 by Dom&Ink. This season Fashion Scout‘s Ones to Watch featured two designers that I spotted some time ago, and two that were new to me. Somewhat impressively, […]

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Kate Bush at the Eventim Apollo 2014: Live Review

We catch the iconic singer during her sold out run of London shows on Saturday 6th September 2014.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Kate Bush by Daria Hlazatova This could never be an ordinary show. Not like some 20 minute set at the Windmill, oh no. This was Kate Bush, and Kate Bush […]

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Junkboy: Sovereign Sky – an interview with Rich Hanscomb

Singer songwriter Rich Hanscomb introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, recorded with his brother in Brighton, and featuring stunning artwork by Christopher Harrup and Claire Softley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rich Hanscomb of Junkboy introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, created in collaboration with his brother Mik on the south coast of England. Since 1999 they have been quietly experimenting […]

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Bora Aksu: London Fashion Week S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Turkish born designer Bora Aksu was one of the first designers to show on Friday 12th September 2014 at Somerset House.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bora Aksu S/S 2015 by Jenny Zych. The marvellous Bora Aksu took an early slot on Friday morning to present a collection inspired by Queen Victoria’s paper doll of the […]

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Camp Bestival 2014 Review: Mr. Tumble, Trolleys, Caravans and Mud Pies

Camp Bestival took place in the glorious grounds of Lulworth Castle at the start of August; a fantastical playground for children and parents alike.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Camp Bestival by Maia Fjord. My final festival this year was Camp Bestival, which we travelled to on our way back from Cornwall. I went to the first ever Camp […]

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New Designers 2014 Review: Best New Illustration & One Year On Textiles

My best illustration and One Year On textile finds from the New Designers show, held in July 2014 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Adam Corns. I sadly missed the first weekend of New Designers this year, but I made it to the second weekend and made a beeline for the illustration […]

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Thereza Rowe, Hearts: interview and review

Brazilian born illustrator Thereza Rowe has just published her first graphic novel with Toon Books. Here she describes the inspiration and process behind this universal tale of lost love.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A year or so ago Thereza Rowe came over to visit me with an idea for a wonderful, colourful, heartfelt graphic novel. Hearts has now been realised thanks to Toon […]

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High Noon: Arts University Bournemouth Illustration Degree Show 2014 Review

The best illustration work by students from Bournemouth, shown at the Embassy Tea Gallery in central London this July.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustrators from Arts University Bournemouth held their graduate show at the spacious Embassy Tea Gallery in central London. The High Noon poster and catalogue featured an eye-catching set of two […]

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D&AD New Blood 2014 Review

The best of graduate design and illustration: New Blood took place during July 2014 in Spitalfields Market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the D&AD New Blood show returned once more to Spitalfields Market. The overwhelming emphasis was on work aimed at the more commercial sector of the graphic arts, with […]

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In Place Peckham: Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Degree Show 2014 Review

Camberwell graduates held their exhibition in Copeland Park in Peckham, showcasing a wide variety of techniques and styles.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates eschewed central London to hold their show in a warehouse in Copeland Park behind the Bussey Building, an area which has […]

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Port Eliot Festival 2014 Review: Books, Food, Comedy, Craft & Fashion

From 24th-27th July the grounds of the stately home at Port Eliot in Cornwall once more played host to a wonderfully unusual and varied festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Port Eliot Festival by Maia Fjord. I’ve been meaning to take in Port Eliot festival for several years but it has always been just that little bit too far away. […]

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Johanna Glaza: Letter to New York – Review and Interview

Johanna Glaza combines the vocal prowess of Kate Bush with a love of unusual songwriting structures inspired by Philip Glass - the resulting EP is stunning.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Johanna Glaza by Daisy Steele. Letter to New York is a stunning showcase for multi-instrumentalist Johanna Glaza, channeling the vocal gymnastics of Kate Bush and the idiosyncratic song structures of […]

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Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp 2014: Review

Held on the 16th-20th July 2014, this Buddhafield offshoot gathering was the perfect antidote to my hectic London life: a way to reconnect with the earth and enjoy quality time with my wonderful toddler.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve never been to Buddhafield but this year my friend Helen of East End Prints persuaded me to join her and a few of her Bristol based friends, all travelling […]

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BRIGHTON SHOW: University of Brighton 2014 Graphic Design and Illustration Degree Show Review

A round up of the graphic design and illustration talent graduating from Brighton this summer, exhibited at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower over the weekend…

Written by Matt Bramford

Installation by Charlie Barrows Over the weekend more than 70 students from the University of Brighton‘s Graphic Design and Illustration programme brought their wares to The Bargehouse, a cavernous part […]

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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

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 […]

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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 […]