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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Presentation Review: Mr Start

Mr Start showed his sartorial style at One Aldwych during Menswear Day at London Fashion Week… fab suits, shame you could barely see them… with illustrations by June Chanpoomidole, Joana Faria and Maria Papadimitriou!

Written by Nick Bain

Illustration by June Chanpoomidole

To those of you that have been to any of the Start boutiques in Shoreditch you’ll know they represent a relaxed luxury that more than compliments the clothes. This is most true for the mens formalwear boutique. I love it and could quiet happily spend hours in there. So when I saw that the Mr Start presentation was being held in One Aldwych I was very excited. Having graced the lobby bar with my presence on at least  one occasion to sip their very tasty cocktails, I couldn’t think of a more suitable venue. Sadly we were shuffled downstairs to a tiny and ill-lit room. Pleased we'd arrived early to avoid the mounting queues, myself and Matt surveyed the clothes.  

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: Cassette Playa

The nu-rave couturier Cassette Playa returned to London Fashion Week on Menswear Day and I thought I was hallucinating. Look at these gold heads! Illustrations by Gabriel Alaya, Gareth A Hopkins, Gemma Milly, Antonia Parker and Krister Selin!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Gabriel Ayala I’ve always approached Cassette Playa with caution. She’s responsible for making Shoreditch look like a live Pump up The Jam video and has a lot to […]

Scruffy does it: Suzie Winsor presents ‘Beard and Wonderful’

A beard makes a man in the world of Suzie Winsor. We caught up with the illustrator at the opening of her first solo show, ‘Beard and Wonderful’.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Charles Darwin Charles Darwin, Alec Guinness, Byker Grove’s Geoff Keegan and Rolf Harris are among the great and bearded in Suzie Winsor’s collection. Even Edmund Blackadder has a spot in […]

Emesha: the Hungarian born ethical fashion designer who now lives in Shoreditch

Emese Nagy creates a delightful Sporty-Luxe clothing range that she has shown as far away as Eco Fashion Week Vancouver. Here's a small taster of her appearance in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emesha S/S 2010 by Lisa Stannard. Emesha is created by Emese Nagy, who was named after the lead lady in a myth about the creation of the Hungarian kingdom. She […]

The Photobooth Phenomenon… an interview with Alex Kokott of Photoautomat

We have a chat with Alex Kokott - London's representative of the Photoautomat analogue photobooth project - about his mission to bring the glory of analogue to the UK. We also managed to take some silly photographs, too…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Abigail Wright I have always been fascinated with analogue photo booths. I have vivid memories as a child – the excitement and anticipation, pulling ridiculous faces, never really […]

East End Prints launches at the East London Design Show

Original, affordable and above all else, fun. This is Helen Edwards’ new print publishing company East End Prints. Along with a hundred others, East End Prints displays at the East London Design Show this weekend.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Hang on, by Fiona Watson. All images courtesy of East End Prints. After a few hours of wandering wide-eyed between the stands at the East London Design Show, you start […]

Eat Your Heart Out & The Pretox Potion – The world’s first adults only cake shop!

Want to eat cakes that look scarily like human hearts? Roadkill? Vaginas? Of course you do…

Written by Matt Bramford

All photography by Matt Bramford When Ellen from The Real Runway emailed me to ask if I’d like to go to an erotic/spooky cake launch, it took me about 4 […]

Deptford X Arts Festival 2010: A Review

The Deptford X Festival has been taking place for five years. This year they asked former local boy and Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner to be the "lead" artist and I was lucky enough to get my own personal guided tour with him...

Written by Amelia Gregory

We Are Everywhere by Mark Titchner for the Deptford X Festival. If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that good PR is everything, which is […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: Presentation and Film Review: Ziad Ghanem

Cult couturier Ziad Ghanem swapped the catwalk for a presentation in Shoreditch this season - but did it dazzle like his previous shows? Of course it did…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Michelle Urvall Nyrén I have to say that I was more than a little disappointed when cult couturier Ziad Ghanem revealed, when I interviewed him last month, that […]

Save Our Souls – Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Exhibition

Camberwell College of Arts steps forward to present their illustration graduates for 2010, at the Nicholls and Clarke Building, Shoreditch - featuring drawings, mixed media work, fashion, film and sculpture…

Written by Matt Bramford

The Comfort of Strangers by Christopher Morris, a contributor to Amelia’s Magazine Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you’ll know that we have a […]

Exhibition: Nobrow Press presents Dungeons and Desktops by Jack Teagle.

Meet the new wunderkid of illustration: Jack Teagle loves superheroes and villains, boy scouts and ghosts in the forest.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last night I went along to the official launch of the Nobrow flagship gallery and shop in the heart of Shoreditch – right on Great Eastern Street. They’ve got an […]

Stag and Dagger Festival 2010 Hits Shoreditch: A Review

Some wonderful bands, but Shoreditch does its worst. Read on for my highlights... and lowlights... of the Stag and Dagger 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

White Hinterland by Abigail Daker. Having picked up my two Stag and Dagger press passes, two booze vouchers and a free lighter – yeah! – my first port of call […]

Thirty Years of Ally Capellino at The Wapping Project

Ally Capellino celebrates thirty years of bags and fashion at The Wapping Project for a limited time only…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Aniela Murphy The other Saturday I took a little trip down to The Wapping Project to see the rather splendid Ally Capellino exhibition. Completely under-publicised, I have to […]

Future Human Lectures: Fashion’s Microchic Shake-Up

Bad Idea Magazine hosts the latest in their series of 'Future Human' lectures, debating on the influence of the internet on global and British fashion...

Written by Ester Kneen

The latest in a series of events from Bad Idea Magazine, ‘Future Human’ explores a new topic each month and hosts an evening of discussion and debate at The Book […]

Owl Parliament feat. Emmy the Great, Mount Eerie, Aidan Moffat, Blue Roses – Live Review

Union Chapel hosts some of today's best singer-songwriters, their fragile folk perfectly suited to the beautiful surroundings

Written by Emma Tucker

Illustrations by Zoë Barker So, I’m pretty much sick to death of whatever latest bar or club Shoreditch has vomited up for the legions of hipsters. In this my time of […]

We Choose To Jamboree!

At the finest shindig in Dalston, a house party, a gathering, of folk and friends and fun

Written by Cari Steel

Having been sent out to document the subterranean goings on of a typical East London night out; pop up speakeasies, hypertrendy bars that inexplicably merit write ups in the New […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Topman

A review of the Topman show at the BFC tent on Tuesday 24th February. Featuring a front row of menswear luminaries Andrew Davis, Steve Beale, Daryoush Haj-Najafi, Hywel Davies and Way Perry. But was it any good?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Topman, hottest ticket in town! Topman front row by Pearl Law. You don’t believe me? Why, then you don’t understand the nature of fashion. Here was the only show where […]


If You Could Collaborate exhibition at A Foundation Gallery, Rochelle School

A review of the fourth annual If You Could Collaborate exhibition curated by Alex Bec and Will Hudson, art directors of cult art and graphic design website It's Nice That

Written by Amelia Gregory

If You Could Collaborate is the latest event in a series of high profile shindigs put on by designers Alex Bec and Will Hudson, wunderkids of the current graphic arts […]


Hvass&Hannibal Losing The Plot at the Kemistry Gallery, Shoreditch

Hvass&Hannibal talk about their new exhibition and their close relationship with the band Efterklang.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Danish designers Sofie Hannibal and Nan Na Hvass (pronounced with a silent H) are in London on the eve of their new exhibition at the Kemistry gallery in Shoreditch, running […]

Vauxhall Skate: It’s a Roller date!

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Written by Alice Watson

We owe a great deal to the 1970s. I shudder to think where we might be today without the post it note, without Punk, and of course without the phenomena […]