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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

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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 by Drew Barrymore in ET. But whilst the moon shaped invite may have promised great things in terms of reference the final outcome was not what I expected, by a long shot. Original inspiration be damned, this was a sweet collection of party dresses with a slight 80s vibe. Models wore their hair loosely curled and brushed to one side, shirt dresses were pulled in tight with skinny belts, and delicate lace butterflies bounced around on waists and hemlines. I particularly liked matching embroidery and print that appeared in spikes of red and blue across a twosie shorts suit and on both shirt and pencil dresses. Drew Barrymore may well have grown up to to be this well dressed, but this was not how I remember her back in the day.

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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 that …

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 considered …

Zeynep Tosun: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Zeynep Tosun put together another strong showing at Fashion Scout on Saturday 14th September 2014

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zeynep Tosun S/S 2014 by Dom&Ink.
Last week I ran an exclusive preview on Zeynep Tosun because last season her collection was one of my highlights. For Spring/Summer she did not …

Kingston University Fashion MA Graduate Catwalk Show Review 2013

Graduating students from Kingston's MA Fashion course took over the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer on Thursday 12 September…

Written by Matt Bramford

Elina Priha MA collection by Claire Kearns
With London Fashion Week beginning the next day, graduating MA students from Kingston University commandeered the inspiring Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer to present their …

Hellen Van Rees: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Presentation Review

Woven textiles specialist Hellen Van Rees presented Fuzzlayerglossbox at Freemasons' Hall with Fashion Scout on Saturday 14th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hellen van Rees S/S 2014 by Alexa Coe.
Within the space of a year this former Ones to Watch designer has gone from crazy conceptual creations to fairly ordinary. When I …

Ashley Isham: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Ashley Isham's S/S 2014 red carpet ready collection, presented at Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 14 September, was massively oversubscribed. Here's why…

Written by Matt Bramford

Ashley Isham S/S 2014 by Laura Hickman
I brandished a ‘priority’ ticket at Ashley Isham’s show on Saturday, shamefully secure as I stood in the queue that I was assured a …

Mark Fast: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Knitwear king Mark Fast looked to the nineties for his incredible S/S 2014 collection, shown at Somerset House on Saturday 14 September.

Written by Matt Bramford

Mark Fast S/S 2014 by Krister Selin
Mark Fast’s S/S 2014 outing at Somerset House on Saturday was a far cry from what he delivered last season. Gone were floor-sweeping full …

Krystof Strozyna SS 2014

Krystof Strozyna: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Krystof Strozyna presented his S/S 2014 collection on Saturday 14th September at Fashion Scout in Freemason's Hall. It was a clean and sophisticated affair.

Written by Kerry Flint

Krystof Strozyna S/S 2014 by Rosa and Carlotta Crepax

There was a real buzz before the Krystof Strozyna show and this designer more than lived up to expectations on the day. …

Ashish: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Sequin champion Ashish Gupta didn't disappoint in the remodelled Courtyard Show Space at Somerset House on Saturday 14 September.

Written by Matt Bramford

Ashish S/S 2014 by Gabriel Ayala
I’m probably not the first person to tell you that the main catwalk space at Somerset House has been remodelled for the S/S 2014 season. …

Liz Black: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Presentation Review

Sculptural specialist Liz Black put on a strong presentation at Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 14th September 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Liz Black S/S 2014 by Karolina Burdon.
This season Liz Black presented Perceive/Deceive in the upper halls of Freemasons’ Hall. The walls were lined with a series of mannequins bearing her …

Orla Kiely: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Presentation Review

Orla Kiely once again chose the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms as the venue to showcase the new collection. It was a popular presentation, so I was lucky to catch the end when many were turned away.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Orla Kiely S/S 2014 by Laura Hickman.
I forgot to apply for tickets to what was a very oversubscribed show, so it was lucky that I saw any of Orla Kiely’s …

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Basharatyan V: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Basharatyan V showed her Spring/Summer 2014 collection as part of Fashion Scout at Freemason's Hall on Saturday 14th September.

Written by Kerry Flint

Basharatyan V by Claire Kearns

Basharatyan V definitely provoked some raised eyebrows with her latest collection. This show was a bold affair, with models sporting short modish twenties style wigs and …

Hannah Williams: Fashion Scout Ones to Watch, London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Hannah Williams showed her silicone collection as one of Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch at Freemasons' Hall on Friday 13th September.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Williams S/S 2014 by Naisya Suherman.
Following on from Helen Lawrence, Graduate Fashion Week innovation award winner Hannah Williams put together an exciting collection that drew gasps from the crowd: …

Nian by Nihan Buruk: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

This was the second show at Fashion Scout from Yeditepe University fashion and textiles graduate Nihan Buruk, held on Friday 13th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nian S/S 2014 by Gaarte.
Nian was one of a slew of Turkish designers at Fashion Scout this season, showcasing a commercial collection that featured both womens and menswear, the latter …

Bernard Chandran: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

A wonderful jewel bright collection from Bernard Chandran, shown in Freemasons' Hall on Friday 13th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bernard Chandran S/S 2014 by Yelena Bryksenkova.
In the upper halls of Freemasons’ Hall Bernard Chandran once again put on a stellar show. Sumptuous silken lame in jewel bright hues of …

Tent London 2013 Preview: Best of Tent London 2012

As design lovers gear up for Tent London 2013 I bring you a selection of my favourite discoveries in 2012. Many are bound to be showcasing again this year... so let's whet our appetites.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It comes on hard after London Fashion Week, but I always make sure to get along to Tent London at the Truman Brewery: for this huge and sprawling exhibition is …

Brahma Dreaming: an interview with illustrator Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

Italian illustrator Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini talks about her latest collaboration with the author John Jackson.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Italian born illustrator Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini has teamed up with polymath writer, lawyer, nature lover and publisher John Jackson for the second time to create a new book. Brahma Dreaming: …

University Arts Bournemouth: Dot to Dot Illustration Degree Show 2013 Review

Students from the illustration degree course at Bournemouth put on a fantastic exhibition at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane in mid July. It was a great way to finish of the 2013 graduate shows.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The illustration degree course at Arts University Bournemouth held their stand alone Dot to Dot graduate exhibition in mid July at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane. I visited …

Lounge on the Farm 2013: Festival Review

This year Kent based Lounge on the Farm festival returned to its eclectic, local roots for a sun soaked weekend of fun: here's my review, accompanied by some fabulous illustrations by a host of new contributors and some mini videos thanks to Vine.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Way back in 2009 contributor Amelia Wells visited Lounge on the Farm in Kent for Amelia’s Magazine. She was duly wowed by this small scale family orientated music festival and …