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Posts Tagged ‘review’

Alan Taylor, MAN: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

First up at the Fashion East MAN show was Alan Taylor, on Monday 6 January at the Old Sorting Office

Written by Matt Bramford


Alan Taylor S/S 2014 by Yelena Bryksenkova

London Collections: Men might be the clumsiest branding known to man, but the MAN show does you no favours either. Not only do you find yourself saying aloud 'I'm going to the MAN show', but check out #MAN on Instagram shortly after the collections and you'll get all sorts of unsavoury images mixed with Bobby Abley's pink fur or Craig Green's psychedelic prints.

I haven't seen either of the above nor Alan Taylor's actual catwalk presentations before, so I was pretty excited about this showcase of London's most innovative menswear designers. Irishman Alan Taylor was up first. Since starting his own label in 2011,… read more

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Topman Design: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Topman Design showcased its A/W 2014 collection at the Old Sorting Office on Monday 6 January, complete with REAL CATWALK RAIN.

Written by Matt Bramford

Topman Design A/W 2014 by Dom&Ink It was raining, men at the Old Sorting Office on Monday for my first show of this (awkwardly branded) London Collections: Men A/W 2014 […]

Illustration Now! Fashion by Taschen: Book Review

This new book from Taschen features the work of 90 contemporary fashion illustrators from across the world and is essential reading for any lovers or creators of fashion illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Looking for that perfect last minute gift for the fashion illustrator in your life, or someone who aspires to become one? Then look no further than the inspirational new offering […]

East London Design Show: Christmas Gift Ideas 2013

This year the East London Design Show took place at the Truman Brewery, and whilst the venue was somewhat lacking in atmosphere there was lots of fabulous designer maker talent on show. Here's my hot ideas for Christmas gifts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve shared my favourite finds from the 2013 Bust Craftacular, now here’s what I loved at the East London Design Show, held for the first time in the Truman Brewery. […]

Bust Craftacular: Christmas Gift Ideas 2013

Didn't make it down to the Bust Craftacular? Worry not, for here's my round up of great finds... why not check in with your favourites online and make a unique Christmas purchase that way?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last year I missed out on the Bust Craftacular, but this year I was able to whip around this buzzy annual event, held at the York Hall. I was very […]

Book Review: The Gentle Author’s London Album

A quirky and rather fabulous paen to the inhabitants of London, both past and present. This beautiful book would make an excellent Christmas gift.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Gentle Author’s London Album is a beautifully bound love memo to London life in all its ebullience. The book is subtitled ‘London seen from an easterly direction‘ which is […]

Country Mile: an interview with the multi-talented folk singer Johnny Flynn

Johnny Flynn is back with a beautiful new album, inspired by long walks and becoming a father.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Johnny Flynn by Emma McMorrow. Johnny Flynn is now a husband and a father, as well as an actor and musician. His many roles have inspired Country Mile, his first […]

Review: Renegade Craft Fair in London, 2013

Fabulous finds from the Renegade Craft Fair, held at the Truman Brewery on 9th and 10th November 2013. Why shop on the high street when you can buy fabulous one offs by those who love to design and make?

Written by Amelia Gregory

This weekend I hot footed it down Brick Lane to the Truman Brewery for the 2013 London edition of the Renegade Craft Fair. It was a great chance to catch […]

Review: Cheapside Hoard Jewellery Exhibition at the Museum of London

This beautifully presented display of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery is a must see for anyone who loves jewellery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cheapside Hoard by Yelena Bryksenkova. I have a major love for all things jewelled and especially gemological, so a visit to the new Cheapside Hoard exhibition at the Museum of […]

A Review of Mental by The Vacuum Cleaner

The latest performance from the Vacuum Cleaner (in conjunction with Arts Admin) bravely explores his mental health issues, all from his very own bedroom.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vacuum Cleaner – Mental by Jenny Robins. I have known James the ‘Vacuum Cleaner‘ for many years through activism, and have always admired his openness about his ‘mental’ condition – […]

Review: The Lost Cavalry, Three Cheers For The Undertaker and interview with Mark West

Former guitarist with Fanfarlo, Mark West talks to us about the process of creating his new album, a beautiful series of narratives set to delicate instrumentation.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Three Cheers for the Undertaker is the new album from The Lost Cavalry, the band founded by ex Fanfarlo guitarist Mark West four years ago. It opens with the mournful […]

A Review of the Three Four Showcase at the Brick Lane Gallery

This London Design Week showcase in The Annexe of The Brick Lane Gallery featured work by Katy Goutefangea, James Tattersall and the Room 9 collective.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It was thanks to the joys of instagram that I found out about the Three Four Showcase at The Annexe (part of The Brick Lane Gallery) when print designer Katy […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Wall Art, Furniture and Lighting

My second review of the best of Tent London 2013 includes designs by the likes of Parris Wakefield Additions, Tamasine Osher, Permafrost, Tamasyn Gambell, Sit Furnishings and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lampshade by Parris Wakefield Additions. I’ve already brought you the best soft furnishings and homewards from Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery, and now here is a round up […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Soft Furnishings and Homewares

At Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery I discovered a host of talented creatives, including Louise Wilkinson, Reiko Kaneko, Sian Elin, Melody Rose and many more. See their new collections here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bone china plate by Louise Wilkinson. As usual there was a plethora of new and exciting designers to discover at Tent London 2013, showing alongside some familiar favourites that I […]

Swedish School of Textiles: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review part two

The Swedish School of Textiles took to the catwalk at Fashion Scout to showcase the best of their 2013 graduates in a show titled Exit 13.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emma Lindqvist by Novemto Komo. Following on from part one of my review I present the next six graduates to show on the catwalk with the Swedish School of Textiles […]

Swedish School of Textiles: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review part one

We've been covering catwalk shows from graduates of the Swedish School of Textiles since 2010, and their work continues to be a highlight of the Fashion Scout schedule. Showing at Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 14th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jesper Danielsson by Antonia Parker. As in previous years, the Swedish School of Textiles at Boras took to the catwalk at Fashion Scout to showcase the best of their graduates. […]

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 […]

Ong-Oaj Pairam: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Ong-Oaj Pairam showed for the first time at London Fashion Week, with Fashion Scout on Tuesday 17th September.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ong-Oaj Pairam by Novemto Komo. Having already done a preview interview with Brighton University graduate Ong-Oaj Pairam I was pretty excited to see more of his collection, which was inspired […]

Lulu Liu: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

After a break to have a child Lulu Liu returned with a brilliant show titled Yarrow Wanda, showing right at the end of S/S 2014 Fashion Scout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lulu Liu S/S 2014 by xplusyequals. It’s well known that fashion shows rarely start on time, and as a result I like to cut it fine. The trouble is, sometimes […]

João Melo Costa and Luís Buchinho: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Portuguese designers João Melo Costa and Luís Buchinho staged a joint catwalk show at the Portuguese Embassy in Belgrave Square on Sunday 15th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

João Melo Costa S/S 2014 by Elisa Mac. It is becoming more and more common to find showcases for other countries on the catwalks during LFW, presumably because London is […]