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Posts Tagged ‘Russia!’

Pam Hogg: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

This season Pam Hogg was prompted by Amnesty International to show a collection dedicated to Pussy Riot, exploring themes of gay rights and protest. Showing at Fashion Scout on Friday 14th February.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Pam Hogg A/W 2014 by Marina Muun

Pam Hogg A/W 2014 by Marina Muun

I thoroughly enjoyed the Pam Hogg S/S 2014 catwalk show last September, bathed as it was in a joyous theatrical atmosphere. So I was a little surprised to find that this season the Pam Hogg A/W 2014 show felt like a deflated repetition of last year, with a couple of the outfits seemingly almost identical to those shown for S/S 2014. However, it all made much more sense when, afterwards, I found out more about how and why this collection was created. In fact, Pam Hogg had opted not to show this season, but had a change of heart after a last minute personal request from Amnesty International to give a nod to Russian punk band Pussy Riot during London Fashion Week, especially as the event coincided with the Winter Olympicsread more

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Brainlove Festival 2012: Live Review

Ace alternative festival (with a free barbecue) celebrated five years at the Windmill, Brixton on Saturday 26th May 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Brainlove by Ed J Brown
What a day for a birthday! After what seemed like an interminably wet few weeks, the weather was cooking nicely for a trip to Brixton Hill. …

Fashion on Film: L’Amour Fou

Pierre Thoretton's L'Amour Fou is a biographical documentary exploring Yves Saint Laurent's illustrious life, narrated by his partner of fifty years, Pierre Berge. There's fashion, art and feuds aplenty…

Written by Matt Bramford

Yves Saint Laurent by Krister Selin
The relationship between a fashion designer and his business manager-cum-lover isn’t a new concept to cinema. Anybody who has seen Valentino: The Last Emperor will …

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Saturday Review

A review of Saturday at the second Uncivilisation Festival, held at the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire. Time to think, discuss and feel.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Telling Stories to the Trees by Rima Staines.
Last weekend I went to Hampshire for my first experience of Uncivilisation, the Dark Mountain gathering of like minded folks interested in discussing …

British Fashion Designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia A/W 2011: Marios Schwab

The headlining catwalk show of Sunday 3rd April at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia was from British Fashion East designer Marios Schwab, a very talented fellow and utterly charming to boot.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Marios Schwab A/W 2011 by Gareth A Hopkins.
Marios Schwab was definitely the most friendly of the three Fashion East designers who came to Moscow with us: never underestimate the power …

British Fashion Designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia A/W 2011: Louise Gray

Fashion East's Louise Gray showed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia on Sunday 3rd April. With red metallic helium heart balloons and loads of clashing textiles. Yum.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Louise Gray A/W 2011 by Abi Heyneke.
For almost the entire trip to Russia I was convinced that Louise Gray was another girl in the Fashion East entourage… it was only …

British Fashion Designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia A/W 2011: James Long

Lulu Kennedy and Fashion East headed to Moscow to showcase three hot British designers: here's my review of James Long's A/W 2011 catwalk reprise on Sunday 3rd April.

Written by Amelia Gregory

James Long A/W 2011 by Sam Parr.
As part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia and in tandem with the British Council initiative that brought us over to Moscow three British fashion …

Russian Fashion: RGataullina and Poustovit at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia A/W 2011

During my trip to Moscow we attended some catwalk shows for A/W 2011. Here are my thoughts on RGataullina and Ukrainian designer Poustovit. Plus, why were there so many children in the audience?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Poustovit by Matt Thomas.
Get this, Moscow doesn’t just have one fashion week… no, it has three, all competing for attention. But exactly who’s attention is anyone’s guess. You know how …

My adventures at Practicum: British Fashion, put together by the British Council in Moscow

I was invited to Moscow between 31st March - 4th April 2011 to take part in an initiative designed to network knowledge and experience between UK fashion creatives and designers from across Europe. It was most fun! And here's the pics to prove it.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Moscow Practicum: British Fashion crew in Red Square. All photography by Amelia Gregory. (unless I am in the pic that is)
Just over a week ago I travelled to Moscow …

Exhibition Review: Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 at the V&A

Theatre and fashion share the stage in the V&A’s new blockbuster exhibition about the Ballets Russes, showing work by an illustrious roster of artists

Written by Amelie Skoda

Costume for the Buffoon’s Wife from Chout, 1921, illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova
Led by the enigmatic impresario Serge Diaghilev (whose strong personality and vision pervades this exhibition), the Ballets Russes toured …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: David Koma

After his stunning show in the BFC Tent on Monday 20th September 2010 I gave David Koma a bit of a grilling about his use of python... and discovered just how charming this new talent is.

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Koma by Maria del Carmen Smith.
Last Monday’s shows opened with a double whammy from David Koma and Holly Fulton, which I shall review in separate blogs.

David Koma by Maria …

Yves Saint Laurent : Retrospective : Petit Palais, Paris

The fashion capital and haute couture haven pays tribute to Yves Saint Laurent, charting his rise and rise through fashion, at the Petit Palais, Paris.

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Yves Saint Laurent, illustrated by Kayleigh Bluck
When in the fashion capital, to miss a much talked about exhibition that focuses on the ‘prince of fashion’ would be a crime. Two …

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They shall not grow Oldmovies…

Youthmovies is no more, sniff! A solemn (not!) obituary by music contributor Gareth David

Written by Gareth David

Photograph courtesy of Youthmovies
For those of you familiar with Youthmovies, I say this: Fiddlesticks! On the 29th of December, they declared their intention to split after a handful of farewell …