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Posts Tagged ‘S/S 2012’

The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS Interview with designer Philip Colbert

Our exclusive interview with The Rodnik Band designer Philip Colbert, talking about his work and the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection in collaboration with the Environmental Justice Foundation.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

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The Rodnik Band SS12 'Cod Save The Sea' by Claire Jones Art

You studied History of Art and Philosophy. Tell me a little about these roots, how you ended up working in fashion and your first steps in the fashion world.
I have always been interested in art and art history because there is a lot of meaning to it, and studying philosophy made me interested in thinking about things in different ways. Coming from that background, it was really good I ended up going into fashion quite randomly as it meant I sort of made up my own rules. This is why with time I went away from a slightly more traditional focus, which I thought I should have when I first started. In the beginning I was importing scarves and getting design teams to create well made collections. It was just a business idea, but the end goal was not very personal to me. Being a bit of an outsider and trying to do something without the formal training helped create the fun, 'anyone can do anything' spirit of the brand. There is this naive, non rigid and fun approach in the other elements that make up the brand too, like the music or the… read more

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Introducing The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS

We paid an exclusive visit to the studio of unique British brand The Rodnik Band to preview the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection. In part one we introduce designer Philip Colbert.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

The Rodnik Band SS12 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ by Helena Maratheftis On a fine London morning in early June – I know, hard to believe – I had the privilege […]

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Phoebe English: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Central Saint Martins graduate and Merit Award winner Phoebe English showed her A/W 2012 collection on Friday 17th February. With latex, bursts of pink, and a continuation of her now signature craft for texture and construction, it made for a very worthy first solo show.

Written by Miranda Williams

Phoebe English by Gaarte For S/S 2012, Phoebe English’s MA collection was a range of subtle body-con dresses in a neutral palette of white, cream and black. There was a […]

An interview with textile designer Emma J Shipley

Emma J Shipley is a rising star in the world of textile design, earning recognition with an extraordinary collection of scarves featuring her pencil drawings of nature's finest creations.

Written by Miranda Williams

Emma J Shipley S/S 2012 by Natalia Stuyk It was Liberty of London’s Best of British open day, and I can remember quite clearly the moment that Emma Shipley pulled […]

Elizabeth Lau: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Elizabeth Lau introduces her new S/S 2012 collection, inspired by Olive Oyl, the 1960s, nautical details... and modelled by Annie Monroe.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Elizabeth Lau by Madi. The delightful Elizabeth Lau has quickly built up a strong reputation as a quirky and playful designer to watch. In this interview I discover how she […]

David Longshaw, Father Said: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Designer David Longshaw talks us through the narratives and themes of his latest collection, plus an insight into running your own label!

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Longshaw S/S 2012 by Abi Hall. We’ve been following David Longshaw‘s career since we spotted him at Fashion Scout back in 2010. His work continues to evolve in intriguing […]

An interview with illustrator Antonia Parker, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

ACOFI illustrator Antonia Parker creates wonderfully colourful and unique fashion illustrations, portraits and vignettes. She got involved with many eclectic projects in 2011: and here's a fabulous overview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amisha Ghadiali at the ACOFI launch. Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration featured illustrator Antonia Parker talks us through her year… be inspired! You’ve said that the launch party for ACOFI […]

Bethan Juliff, Knitwear Designer Extraordinaire: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Discover the intricate knitwear designs of Bethan Juliff, Fashion Fringe finalist and creator of sculptural wonders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bethan Juliff Knitwear by Sarah Ryan. Bethan Juliff‘s creative knitwear secured her a place in the finals of the prestigious Fashion Fringe competition, and she is now taking part in […]

Introducing Pocket Full O’Posies, the new S/S 2012 collection by Kelly Love

The new S/S 2012 collection from Australian designer Kelly Love is romantically retro and beautifully desirable.

Written by Amelia Gregory

We first encountered the new collection by Kelly Love at the Fashion Capital Profile event in November last year, where the beautiful floral print sandwashed silk lounge wear designed by […]

An interview with Anna Felton of Monkstone Knitwear, created with wool from sheep who live on Trevayne Farm in Wales

Abi Renshaw talks to Anna Felton of Monkstone Knitwear, purveyors of the finest designer hand knits, created with love on a sustainable farm in Wales. It doesn't get much better than this...

Written by Abi Renshaw

Monkstone Knitwear Stripe Sweater by Stephanie Brown (FAIIINT). With the mild Autumn being over, the weatherman now talks of snow. Panic! Wondering what wardrobe essentials can help fight the impending […]

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Lesley Craze Gallery: Christmas Late Night Opening 2011

Nestled on the edge of Clerkenwell Green, the Lesley Craze gallery is a must-go destination for jewellery lovers. I went along on their late night opening to see what new work they had on show.

Written by Miranda Williams

Photography preseves a moment forever – it marks and preserves time as it has been spent. It is, information pills to draw Barthes into the conversation, a memento mori. Amy […]

Brooke Roberts: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

We catch up with knitwear designer extraordinaire Brooke Roberts, who first caught our eye back in 2009. Her S/S 2012 collection was launched with a spectacular dance presentation at The Hospital Club.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Brooke Roberts by Cathryn Nicholson. We first spoke with fashion knitwear designer Brooke Roberts back in 2009. Here she talks about the inspirations behind her new S/S 2012 collection, which […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Street Style

A round up of photos taken during late October 2011 at Fashion Week Poland. Street Style and front row style, all in one!

Written by Amelia Gregory

It was harder to shoot Street Style at this Fashion Week Poland than at last, due in part to the cold weather which kept us huddling indoors but also because […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Showroom

The best of the stands, including some wonderful upcycled shoes from Kollana, fashion illustration from Maggie Piu, hand made owl bags and jewellery made from plastic bottles by Ekoista.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kollana Shoes by Celine Elliott. Time for a quick round up of the best brands that I found in the Showroom at Fashion Week Poland. Held in the industrial sized […]

Fashion Capital Profile Fashion Event 2011 Review

Thursday 10th November saw the unveiling of Fashion Capital’s Profile event, promoting a wide range of emerging fashion designers and their new collections for S/S 2012.

Written by Sarah Deane

Kelly Love by Cruz. Online fashion portal Fashion Capital has been showcasing their very own catwalk show since 2001. Now in their 10th season, the online trend forecasters have successfully […]

Javari Shoes for Show Exhibition Review

From Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th November, Javari held the Shoes for Show exhibition at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery: a showcase of some of the world’s most extraordinary and prestigious footwear designs.

Written by Sarah Deane

Katie Eary for Nike by Eccabin.   As if we needed any more proof that shoes are a form of art, online shoe connoisseurs, Javari held a dazzling exhibition over […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Shumik 100% and Aga Pou

My final catwalk shows of Fashion Week Poland were Shumik 100% and Aga Pou - very very different collections indeed! Shown on Sunday 30th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Aga Pou S/S 2012 by Marta Spendowska. Time for reports from the last two shows of my trip to Poland… Shumik 100% and Aga Pou. Shumik 100% S/S 2012. All […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Lucja Wojtala

For S/S 2012 Lucja Wojtala produced a range of geometric jacquard knitwear inspired by the traditional aesthetics of South America, Turkey, India and Africa. Fabulous stuff, shown on Sunday 30th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lucja Wojtala S/S 2012 by Kareena Zerefos. I really liked Lucja Wojtala‘s new collection, which featured intricate jacquard knits in a variety of wonderful designs inspired by the traditional aesthetics […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Olga Szynkarczuk

Olga Szynkarczuk's fabulous BIOmimicry collection was shown on Sunday 30th October on the Off Out Of Schedule catwalk: brilliantly inventive and on trend laser cutting, knitwear and futuristic shapes galore.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Olga Szynkarczuk S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins. I loved Olga Szynkarczuk‘s show on Sunday. BIOmimicry featured plenty of neon fabrics mixed with clever textured knitwear, sheers and laser cut […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Sylwia Rochala

Sylwia Rochala showed her small but interesting collection, titled X-Ray, first thing at Off Out Of Schedule on Sunday 30th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sylwia Rochala S/S 2012 by Rebecca Higgins. It was an early Sunday morning start for Sylwia Rochala, who showed a small collection that encompassed the trend for double length skirts, […]