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Posts Tagged ‘Selfridges’

AW15: An interview with Kirsty Ward, Fashion, Jewellery and Accessories Designer

The amazing Kirsty Ward has a unique aesthetic that encompasses all aspects of design. Here I catch up with the hard working designer to find out more about her latest collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Kirsty Ward AW15 by Sangita Kumari.

It's been awhile since I last caught up properly with Kirsty Ward, but when I was reminded of her particularly unique aesthetic at the London Fashion Week stands this season (covered here) I decided that it high time that I find out more about her steadily growing fashion and accessories label.

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I can’t believe you are onto your 10th collection: what have been the highlights of five years in the fashion business?
I can't believe it either! Highlights for me include: actually making a business from doing what I love, being selected by Selfridges for their 'Bright Young Things' where I was given a window on Oxford street for a month and my collection was sold in store, being selected by… read more

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Book Review: SuperMarket Sarah Wonder Walls by Sarah Bagner

Sarah Bagner of Supermarket Sarah fame has written an inspirational design book: published by Cico Books and available now.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Bagner has come up with a killer idea: walls as showcase, as vertical space where things are not just stacked inconsiderately but placed with love to admire. Since 2009 […]

Diamond Jubilee Party and Gift Ideas!

Need some last minute ideas? We've trawled the internet for the best illustrated, crafty and independent Jubilee-themed goods so you don't have to. Enjoy!

Written by Matt Bramford

This weekend (most of) Britain will come together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 glorious years on the throne. Here’s a selection of Jubilee-themed goodies we like […]

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Alice Lee: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Preview

Fashion design duo Alice Lee stormed into the limelight last year when they were named as one of Vauxhall Fashion Scout's 'Ones to Watch'. They will show their new collection on Saturday 18th February, as part of London Fashion Week A/W 2012.

Written by Miranda Williams

Alice Lee S/S 2012 by Gemma Cotterell The Vauxhall Fashion Scout ‘Ones to Watch‘ show is undoubtedly one of the highlights on the London Fashion Week calendar. It’s an opportunity […]

An interview with Accessory Designer Hope Von Joel from Eye of the World Designs

Hope Von Joel is a fashion editor and stylist who set out to create an accessories collection from wood, with partner and woodcraft expert Liam Motyer. The result was Eye of the World Designs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eye of the World S/S 2012 collection by Milly Jackson. Hope Von Joel is a multi-talented knitwear designer, stylist, fashion editor and accessories designer. But just how does she do […]

Roland Mouret in conversation with Colin McDowell at Selfridges

At an intimate event at Selfridges last week designer Roland Mouret chatted to Colin McDowell about his new menswear collection, his humble fashion origins and, of course, about THAT dress.

Written by Katie Wright

Roland Mouret by Yasmeen Ismail. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what a hellish place Oxford Street is when you’re in a rush. Last Thursday, having legged it […]

Supermarket Sarah at Selfridges

A little late, but we take a look at Supermarket Sarah's launch party at Selfridges, starring Gabby Young! Illustrations by Madi Illustrates, Sam Parr and Danni Bradford

Written by Ester Kneen

Gabby Young at Selfridges, illustrated by Sam Parr The ‘Supermarket Sarah’ pop-up shop opened last month in Selfridges stationery department, I attended Friday’s opening night to check it out. Press, […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Alex Noble

Costumier and prop designer Alex Noble presented his first couture collection, Soft Death, on Tuesday 22nd February 2011 in the Crypt of St Martin in the Fields.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alex Noble Soft Death by Alia Gargum. Alex Noble creates cross disciplinary creative projects under the umbrella name of Alex Noble studio and is represented by the uber cool Ella […]

It’s National Wool Week!

The Campaign for Wool and Prince Charles join forces to promote this fashionable, durable and sustainable material in style…

Written by Nick Bain

Illustration by Danielle Andrews London is phenomenal, a vast ever evolving metropolis where nothing stays still and sleep is for the dead. As much as it tires you out, the […]

Vivienne Westwood Shoes, An Exhibition 1973 – 2010, at Selfridges

London's most iconic fashion superstore, Selfridges, presents a whistlestop tour through the archives of Britain's most iconic shoe designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood, charting the history of her fabulous footwear over four decades…

Written by Matt Bramford

Naomi Campbell wears Vivienne Westwood (1993), illustrated by Krister Selin It isn’t very often that a specific fashion designer is singularly celebrated for their contributions to fashion; when the V&A […]

Wolf and Badger Pop Up Store at Selfridges: Launch Party Review

Yesterday I popped down to Selfridges for the opening of the Wolf and Badger pop-up concept store. Amongst the high society ladies and bog-roll clad performance artists lurked some arty designer gems for the well off.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Flock skull by Stuart Richards. All photography by Amelia Gregory. I don’t often head into town for launches after work these days but I was intrigued enough by the sound […]

Tatty Devine and Supermarket Sarah Launch Party!

Supermarket Sarah joins forces with Tatty Devine at their Brick Lane store in East London, bringing her unique merchandising with her…

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustrations by Jenny Costello With businesses struggling to survive through the recession armageddon, a few innovative individuals are thriving, using their imagination and collaborations with other creatives to succeed. Sarah […]

An interview with photographer Andrew Meredith

Amelia’s Magazine talks to the pensive man behind the lens about his new exhibition ‘Excursions’, showing at Riverside Studios

Written by Kat Phan

Havana, Cuba 2009 How do you define good travel photography? I’m not sure what other people think but for me, it’s an image that beckons with its infusion of colours, […]

An interview with artist and illustrator Pete Fowler

The hugely talented yet humble artist talks about the inspiration behind Hot Chip’s window display for Selfridges’ 'Sounds of the Mind' project

Written by Kat Phan

Hot Chip – I Feel Better (close up) Two soft-bodied beasts wearing headphones hold onto each other tightly as sinister robotic-looking owls swoop over them. Two creatures – which look […]

Illustrator Johanna Basford talks about being #TwitterPicture girl and more

Johanna Basford talks about the ramifications of creating #TwitterPicture, working with the Edinburgh Fringe and gaining agency representation.

Written by Neil Ayres

Johanna Basford specialises in finely detailed monochrome pen and ink illustrations, and last year came to the media’s attention after she conceived #TwitterPicture, a crowd-sourcing exercise in which she asked […]

Girls Day Out: The Paper Eater’s exhibition at Selfridges

The Girls take over the basement of Selfridges for art, film, paper and makeovers...

Written by Amica Lane

All images courtesy of The Paper Eaters Nestled in the crypt of our large Cathedral of consumerism, Selfridges, something different is afoot. Going down the escalator, and into the Uberlounge, […]

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Tatty Devine launch new central London store in style

Tatty Devine's new boutique in Covent Garden’s Seven Dials is open for business

Written by Ester Kneen

All imagery throughout courtesy of Natalia Kneen. The recent grand opening of Tatty Devine’s new Covent Garden boutique was an affair to remember. A mini marching band led an excited […]

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Get your fashion fix this weekend!

Written by Rachael Oku

Image courtesy of ‘Hall of Fame’. HALL OF FAME EXHIBITION 10-18 NOVEMBER BURLINGTON ARCADE, PICCADILLY, W1 FREE ENTRY Essential for all fashion fanatics who’ve ever wanted to get a peek […]