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Posts Tagged ‘shoreditch’

#LCFBA15: London College of Fashion BA Hons 2015 Catwalk Review

Twenty graduates from LCF presented their collections at Blossom Street Studios on Monday night - here are Matt's favourites!

Written by Matt Bramford

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LCF BA(hons) Fashion Design Technology Womenswear by Fanni Varga.

London College of Fashion took over Shoreditch this week to present their graduating collections for 2015. The former Nicholls and Clarke Building has been commandeered (until tomorrow) and for the first time all graduates from LCF are showcasing their work together.

Monday night saw the top twenty graduating fashion design students present their work at a lavish catwalk show. I only know it was lavish because I saw it being streamed at the George & Dragon boozer an hour or so later; I couldn't get in the actual venue because it was massively oversubscribed. Amelia, toting visible pregnant belly, managed to score a seat inside, but I settled for a prime spot just outside the entrance and photographed the models as they emerged in groups from a purpose built marquee. It had all the glamour of a school sports day, but you can't beat early evening summer light for pictures and there was much less of a scrum.

As per usual, the standard was exceptionally high, but I've picked a few of my favourites:… read more

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A Trip to Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park with Toddlers

We booked a weekend for 6 toddlers and their mums at the Camber Sands Holiday Park during the winter season, and here's my mini review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago myself and some other Shoreditch mums took our 6 toddlers down to Pontins in Camber Sands. It was a cheap holiday in down season, meaning that […]

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London College of Fashion BA (Hons) Graduate Catwalk Show 2014

This year's LCF BA Graduate show had it all - from ethereal painted white sheets to coats made from nails. Here's a rundown…

Written by Matt Bramford

LCF BA Graduate Collection by Ruri Watanabe A whole three weeks ago, while trying to wade through 10,000 London Collections: Men photographs and write up show reports, I went to […]

Behind the Scenes at Print Club London: an interview with Kate Newbold Higginson

Bringing screenprinting to the digital generation: Kate Newbold Higginson is one of the brains behind screenprinting studios Print Club London, helping illustrators and artists revive the practice in a digital age.

Written by Katie Antoniou

I first met Kate Newbold Higginson when she was just setting up Print Club London and only had a pop-up shop on Brick Lane. Since then, the collective have gone […]

East End Prints: an interview with Helen Edwards

On the new Amelia's Magazine market place I'll be offering a curated selection of fine art prints by East End Prints. Take a sneek peak of the kind of thing that will be on offer in this exclusive interview with owner and wonder mum Helen Edwards.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Make Ideas Real by Dale Edwin Murray. Next in my series of interviews with my new market place stall holders, I am pleased to introduce Helen Edwards, the talented lady […]

Kingston University Illustration Degree Show – Build 2013: Review

Kingston students put on an imaginative exhibition at the White Rabbit studio space in Shoreditch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kingston University consistently produces some of the most exciting new illustrators in the UK and this year was no exception. Their show, Build 2013, was hosted at the White Rabbit […]

Art Car Boot Fair 2013 Review

The Art Car Boot Fair returned this June, with the usual madcap assortment of art and performance hosted in a car park behind the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year’s Art Car Boot Fair was noticeably busier than the previous ones I have attended, despite the drabness of the day. A tipping point has been reached, and it’s […]

The Prince’s Drawing Clubs exhibition

See the next generation of artists and illustrators before anyone else, at the Prince's Drawing Clubs show in Shoreditch.

Written by Sonja Todd

Of all the art in Shoreditch, here’s some you should definitely see. It’s an exhibition of raw talent, and the work is done using the very basic method of drawing. […]

Animal Vegetable Mineral: an interview with food events entrepreneur Tasha Marks

An interview with food entrepreneur Tasha Marks, founder of boutique food company Animal Vegetable Mineral. She creates intriguing edible interventions for festivals, parties and pop-up experiences.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Animal Vegetable Mineral’s Edible Art Class. All photography unless otherwise stated by Paul Singer. Animal Vegetable Mineral, also known as AVM Curiosities, was set up by young entrepreneur Tasha Marks, […]

The 2012 Inaugural Lush Prize Awards Dinner: £250,000 towards the end of Animal Testing

On Thursday 15th November 2012 Lush held their first ever awards for people and organisations fighting against unnecessary animal testing. Inspiring stuff!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anti Animal Testing by James McCourt. On Thursday 15th November Lush held their inaugural Lush Prize at a warehouse venue in the heart of Shoreditch, and I was there. During […]

London 2012: The XXX Olympic Games

Seven years in the making, the London 2012 Olympic Games FINALLY begin this evening. Here's our illustrated guide, with some surprises, too…

Written by Matt Bramford

Olympic Gymnastics by Lucy Palmer Tonight’s the night. After what has quite possibly been the longest warm up for anything to happen ever, seven years in the making, the 30th […]

Valentine’s Day 2012: Gift Ideas

Interesting and unusual gift ideas for your special Valentine... from the likes of Rob Ryan, Darkroom, Secret Envelope and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art by Rebecca Hendin. Yup, it’s that time of year, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us again… and I’ve been inundated with press releases for any number of loosely affiliated […]

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Simeon Farrar, The Great British Summertime: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

London-based Designer and Artist Simeon Farrar talks about his journey from Art to Fashion and back again, his current S/S 2012 collection ‘The Great British Summertime’ and what we can look forward to from the label next season.

Written by Alia Gargum

Simeon Farrar S/S 2012 by Madi Illustrates What began as an ‘art experiment’ by London-based Simeon Farrar has now turned into a successful fashion label; winning not only international acclaim […]

Boxpark Pop Up Retail Mall opens in Shoreditch in time for Christmas

Boxpark opens today with a promised appearance from Dizzee Rascal. Visit the top floor for gifts from niche retail units run by Amnesty and Art Against Knives, and food from independent retailers such as Hop Namo, Chop'd and Foxcroft and Ginger.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Boxpark in Shoreditch, All photography by Amelia Gregory. Now, I would be the first to admit that I’ve had my doubts over the new Boxpark Pop Up shopping mall that […]

An interview with fashion designer Ramil Makinano

A chat with Central Saint Martins graduate Ramil Makinano about his Philippines heritage, his weird and wonderful graduate collection, MTV, National Trust and much more…

Written by Matt Bramford

Ramil Makinano‘s Graduate Collection illustrated by Milly Jackson I first saw the weird and wonderful work of Ramil Makinano at the Toni&Guy Hair Show during London Fashion Week last month. […]

Mich Dulce launches her new Saints and Sinners S/S 2012 hat collection at No-One

A wonderful new millinery collection from Filipino designer Mich Dulce, hand crafted in woven T'nalck by the T'Boli people of the Philippines.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mich Dulce S/S 2012 Saints and Sinners. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Last night I went to the launch of Mich Dulce‘s new hat collection, Saints and Sinners, which was […]

Paint it! Make it! Party for Japan – an illustrated report by Emma Block

Illustration Rally holds their first ever event. Cakes are eaten, beautiful things are made and money is raised for Japan. All illustrations by Emma Block.

Written by Emma Block

Illustration by Emma Block. In the wake of the tsunami that hit Japan in March, the online community rushed to find a way to help. Illustration Rally, run by Natsuki […]

Kingston University: Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2011 Review. Upstairs.

Absolutely adored the work of so many Kingston illustrators: here's Ellie Tzoni, Jason Munro, Eve Lloyd Knight, Tom Clohosy Cole, Abigail Read, Henry Wood, Hey Gyeong Jang, Patricia Voskova, Jack Hughes, Sam Falconer, Sarah Maycock and Emily Rudd.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lobster by Ellie Tzoni. The illustration on display at the Kingston graduate show, Highs For Your Eyes, was of an overwhelmingly high standard, so much so that I’m going to […]

Stag and Dagger 2011 review: CocknBullKid, Our Mountain, Marques Toliver, James Yuill

The Stag and Dagger one night festival once more returned to Shoreditch this Thursday 19th May, and as usual it was a great opportunity to discover little known and up and coming talent. Here's what I found, including Ozzie supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw on keys.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Abbey Lee Kershaw of Our Mountain, playing at the Stag and Dagger 2011. I started my Stag and Dagger journey at Camp on City Road, a grotty basement venue with […]

Discovering Tour de Force at Luna and Curious

Gibraltarian designer Camille Roman makes the most exquisite headpieces, worn by the likes of Paloma Faith, Kate Nash and Jessie J. I discovered her in Luna & Curious, a beautiful boutique in Shoreditch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tour de Force headpiece by Alicia Rosam. Luna & Curious used to be at the end of my road, but in February they relocated to a new store on Calvert […]