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Posts Tagged ‘Rukmunal Hakim’

Liz Black: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Liz Black hosted a presentation that combined cupcakes and cocktails with a dash of Alice in Wonderland at the Fashion Scout venue Freemasons' Hall on Friday 15th February 2013.

Written by Jessica Cook

Liz Black: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 by Louise Smith
Illustration of Liz Black's A/W 2013 LFW Presentation by Louise Smith

I’m late, I’m late!” I shout as a rock up to Fashion Scout venue Freemasons' Hall. With no white rabbit to guide me, the entrance to Wonderland was harder to locate than anticipated. As I walk up the staircase on the left to Central Saint Martins graduate Liz Black's show, an usher climbs the staircase on the right-hand side and to both my and his extreme embarrassment, he falls up the stairs and face-plants onto the steps. I check he’s ok and go into the show with my feet firmly planted in reality.

Ever wondered what the spread would look like at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party? Liz Black’s presentation is the perfect way to discover the delights of Wonderland. Cupcakes by read more

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Lana Del Rey: Blue Jeans remixed by Kris Menace

Warning: this remix of the Lana Del Rey tune by German producer Kris Menace is highly addictive. With fab illustrations to accompany the video, which is directed by Matt Nevin.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lana Del Rey by Jo Ley. I am sure I should know more about Lana Del Rey than I do but the fact is, beyond the basic concept that she’s […]

An interview with Terracotta Blue: talking new album Takoma Park

Meet Jay, the musical mastermind behind the mellifluous Terracotta Blue album Takoma Park. He's one talented man.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Healer by Terracotta Blue. Illustration by Geo Law. From the enigmatic thump of Arcade to the Japanese inflected strings of Healer, murmuring beats of Lake Autumn and blissed out vocals […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day: Fashion East Installations

Here's our illustrated whistle stop tour of the Fashion East installations, featuring wondrous menswear labels Astrid Andersen, Matteo Molinari, William Richard Green, Agi & Sam and Cassette Playa…

Written by Matt Bramford

Astrid Andersen S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker The Fashion East Menswear display always guarantee a treat at fashion week. The grandiose rooms around the courtyard at Somerset House are transformed […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Presentation Review: U.Mi-1

New menswear label U.M-1 showed their S/S 2012 collection on the upper floors of the Freemasons Hall on Wednesday 21 September, with sharp suits and Prince of Wales checks…

Written by Matt Buttell

U.Mi-1 S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins Walking through the hallowed halls of the Freemasons’ building, I couldn’t help but think I was actually appearing in an episode of BBC […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Ziad Ghanem

Ziad Ghanem made an explosive return to the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue on Monday 19 September with his usual outlandish take on fashion, with fights in the photographer's pit, vaginas, paint-splattered ensembles and the cutest model you might ever see…

Written by Matt Bramford

Ziad Ghanem S/S 2012 by Aysim Genc In the hotbox that is Vauxhall Fashion Scout‘s Freemasons Hall venue, Ziad Ghanem was about to return to the catwalk in dramatic fashion, […]

An interview with The Raincoats as 1981 album Odyshape is rereleased on We ThRee

The seminal all girl post punk band rerelease second album Odyshape on the 30th anniversary of its creation, and it sounds as wonderful as ever. I caught up with band members Ana da Silva and Gina Birch for a catch up in advance of their ATP performance this December

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Raincoats by James Shedden. The Raincoats are an all girl band who formed during the late 1970s and split up in the mid 1980s. I was very little at […]

Album Review – Marissa Nadler: Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler draws me in with her beautiful 5th self titled album, released this week on her own label: Box of Cedar Records via funds raised on Kickstarter. With lots and lots of illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Marissa Nadler by Avril Kelly. Marrisa Nadler’s 5th album came out this week. The Massachusetts born singer songwriter has been playing music since she was a teenager, teaching herself guitar, […]

Album Review – Emmy the Great: Virtue

Lovely Emmy the Great is back with new album Virtue, and it's a multi-faceted wonder that explores the existential wanderings of her mind against a lush musical backdrop.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emmy the Great by Soni Speight. I’ve been a fan of Emma-Lee Moss for oh so long. And she hasn’t failed me yet. Emmy the Great by Gabrielle Brittney. Emmy […]

Wood Festival 2011 Review: Goodnight Lenin, Thea Gilmore, Telling the Bees

The first night at Wood Festival in Braziers Park was a relaxed sign of the weekend to come: wonderful folk music set against a beautiful backdrop.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tents by Lorna Scobie. Wood Festival is billed as one of the greenest festivals in the UK, a fully sustainable event that takes place in the lovely sun dappled meadows […]

Welcome back: an interview with The Pierces

Southern sisters Allison and Catherine Pierce are back with a brand new album that comes out at the end of this month: it's time to catch up with the girls who I first discovered way back in 2007.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Pierces by Laura Warecki. I first met Southern songstrels The Pierces way back in 2007, and I was instantly impressed with their alt indie cabaret musings: an interview was […]

An interview with singer songwriter Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange's debut single Walk Through Walls is released today on Noir and she celebrates tomorrow with a launch party at Notting Hill Arts Club. I visited Kyla at her London management offices to find out more about this talented new star in the making.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kyla La Grange by Anna Casey. A couple of weeks ago I met with angsty new folk popstrel Kyla La Grange at her management offices in central London. Her slight […]

The I Like Trains interview: singer Dave Martin answers my Q&A

I Like Trains have been one of my favourite bands for a long long time. After a significant break they're back with a brand new album and tour... as they embark on their UK leg I found out how it's been going so far, and how climate change inspired the lyrics for He Who Saw The Deep.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I Like Trains by Gemma Smith. You are currently on a very extensive tour: what prompted the decision to do such a big tour? The best way to promote an […]

Album Review: Ringo Deathstarr – Colour Trip

For their debut effort, three Brit-loving Texans take us on a kaleidoscopic trip through melodic guitar pop and beyond.

Written by Rob Harris

You never see Ringo Starr and Gary Lineker in the same room. Come on, think about it! Anyway, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from a band called Ringo […]

London Fashion Week Emerging Talent A/W 2011: A Preview

Here's our illustrated preview of the BFC's chosen Emerging Talent for A/W 2011 who'll exhibit their collections alongside the best of London fashion…

Written by Matt Bramford

Sarah Baardarani, illustrated by Naomi Law With Fashion Scout releasing their Ones to Watch for the coming season last week, it was only going to be a matter of fashion […]

An interview with Kim Sklinar, aka Preloved Reloved

Preloved, Reloved is one girl's challenge to wear only recycled, upcycled, vintage and second-hand items for a whole year, to raise awareness of clothing ethics and money for Macmillan Cancer Support…

Written by Matt Bramford

Vintage fashion, illustrated by Matilde Sazio Kim Sklinar, aka Preloved Reloved, has set herself an interesting New Year’s challenge. For the duration of 2011, Kim isn’t going to buy any […]

Did PC Mark “Flash” Kennedy ensure my arrest as one of the Ratcliffe 114 ?

In April 2009 I was one of 114 activists arrested at the Iona School in Nottingham. Here's my account of what happened, and how PC Mark Kennedy came to be unmasked as an undercover police agent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Policeman Undercover by Daria Hlazatova. One day a few years ago I agreed to go on an intrepid action to highlight the causes of climate change. I didn’t know where […]

Fashion designers’ New Year’s Resolutions!

Some of our favourite fashion designers that we interviewed in 2010 tell us about their hopes, ambitions and resolutions for 2011…

Written by Matt Bramford

Eugene Lin, illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again when we all set about making resolutions and miraculously changing our lives for the […]

Lucy in Disguise Launch Party: With Diamonds VIP Dressing Room

A seductive world of dress-up and make-believe at Lucy in Disguise…

Written by Kate Ingram

Illustration by Antonia Parker Vintage is having a cultural moment: from parties, to interiors, to food. Of course, fashion never lost interest. A red-carpet star wearing ‘vintage’? Best-dressed lists, watch […]