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Posts Tagged ‘Swarovski’

Huishan Zhang: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

I used twitter's new Vine app to capture the impressive presentation by Chinese designer Huishan Zhang at the Portico Rooms on Monday 18th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink
Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink.

New twitter mini film app Vine was embraced by the more social media savvy end of the fashion crowd at London Fashion Week: the six second looping films proving perfect to give an immediate moving idea of the shows that a static picture sometimes struggles to put across. Bright catwalk lights tend to wash out un-metered image creation, so I found Vine worked best at the more inventive presentations that I attended. One such show was that put on by Central Saint Martins graduate Huishan Zhang, a Chinese born designer who has interned within the hallowed atelier of the Dior couturiers. Take a peek below:



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Valentines Day 2013: Jewellery, Handmade Gifts & Discounts on Chocolates

Struggling to find that perfect Valentine's gift? Look no further: here are my top recommendations for unusual handmade items, plus links to money off vouchers for chocolates. (nomnom)

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve given you some great ideas for unique handmade Valentines cards, and now I bring you a round up of beautiful and unusual gifts, including, of course, some delightful jewels.

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Introducing the printers of Amelia’s Magazine: Principal Colour

Meet Martin Darby and Alan Flack, directors of Kent based Principal Colour. They are the high quality lithographic printers responsible for producing all issues of Amelia's Magazine in print, as well as my two books.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alan Flack and Martin Darby of Principal Colour, illustrated by Kellie Black for the launch of ACOFI.
I have been working with Kent based lithographic printers Principal Colour for 8 years …

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Surface Design

Lovely surface design on various applications: fab wallpaper from Flavor Paper and Kate Usher, textiles from Bluebellgray and a surprise appearance from Danish designer Lisa Grue, who I last met in Copenhagen!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wallpaper by Kate Usher Studio.
The printed textile designer in me will always be a sucker for great decorative surface design. Here’s some fabulous stuff that I found at Tent London …

Craig Lawrence S/S 2012

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Craig Lawrence

For S/S 2012, Craig Lawrence was apparently inspired by the cultural phenomenon of vajazzling, and presented a new selection of his finest knits that shimmered and sparkled under the lights of the Portico Rooms at Somerset House on Saturday 17th September.

Written by Miranda Williams

Craig Lawrence S/S 2012 by Meagan Morrison
I’m quite partial to a knitted design – one of my favourite designers is Mark Fast, whose spun creations I yearn for, and I …

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Christian Blanken

In his own words, Christian Blanken creates designs that are 'clean, tailored, sharp, luxe and modern, not sweet!'. He did however present his own version of sweet for S/S 2012 at the Portico Rooms in Somerset House, but with a razor-sharp and wearable edge.

Written by Alia Gargum

Christian Blanken S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins
This presentation in particular was enjoyable from the start. Away from the rush and fuss of the main tent, I went to explore …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Carlotta Gherzi for Sado

Carlotta Gherzi takes us on a tour through the beautiful world of Triassic Glamour on Friday 16th September 2011 for Fashion Scout at Freemasons Hall.

Written by Emma Block

Carlotta Gherzi S/S 2012 by Faye West
Upon arriving at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue, I was informed by a harassed-looking security guard that the show was running an hour late. …

Power of Making at the V&A: exhibition review

The Power of Making celebrates the best of human imagination and creativity in craft: here's some of my favourite things I discovered, including an embroidered surgical implant and a baby created out of marzipan.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A hyperrealistic baby doll created by Elaine Colbert for ‘adoption’.
Yesterday I went along to check out the new Power of Making exhibition at the V&A Porter Gallery in conjunction with …

Royal College of Art: Fashion Design Graduate Show 2011 review. Womenswear Knitwear.

Love a bit of knitwear. Especially when it's by one of these talented RCA graduate designers: watch out for Hannah Buswell, Ruth Green and Helen Turner in the years to come.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Buswell by Kristina Vasiljeva.
RCA knitwear design is out of this world. Naturally I was particularly keen on the really bright bold oversized collections, but there were plenty of more …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Maria Francesca Pepe (by Amelia)

With the Fortuna collection Maria Francesca Pepe straddles high end conceptual showpiece fashion and the world of commercial jewellery. Shown at Fashion Scout on Tuesday 22nd February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Maria Francesca Pepe by Karla Pérez Manrique.
At the entrance there stood a horned model, arms crossed and lycra-ed legs askance. Face masked. Model or mannequin? It wasn’t immediately obvious. In …

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Maria Francesca Pepe (by Helen)

I can't say that I wasn't a tiny bit afraid as I walked around the presentation at Freemasons Hall on Tuesday. But when you lost yourself a bit, it was liable to transfix. So here is; 'Fortuna' - Virtue has a veil, vice a mask (Victor Hugo)...

Written by Helen Martin

MariaFrancescaPepe LFW A/W 2011. Illustration by Abby Wright.
It was extremely dark in that first room. Save for a few lamps casting red strips of a blood-like glow. Certain points were …

Fashion Business Club: Dolly Jones Interviews Laura Bailey

Model, now activist and spokesperson Laura Bailey chatted to Dolly Jones about the importance of sustainable ethical fashion and why shes not an ‘eco warrior’.

Written by Florence Massey

Illustration by Katie Harnett
Held at the Swarovski Lounge, just off Regent Street, myself and Amelia enjoyed the hour long talk between Dolly and Laura. Hosted by the Fashion Business Club, …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Mark Fast

Knitwear king Mark Fast presented his debut on-schedule show during London Fashion Week - did he deliver the goods?

Written by Izzy Lee

Illustrations by Izzy Lee
Now showing in his fifth season at London Fashion Week, Mark Fast showed his debut on-schedule show on the British Fashion Council space.
For those of you who …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Holly Fulton

Another strong collection from Holly Fulton, showing at the BFC Tent. And a dream for our illustrators...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Holly Fulton by Kayleigh Bluck.
For S/S 2011 Holly Fulton took inspiration from Joan Collins and 60s cruise wear as her “ladies” went on a fantastical tour of luxury living in …

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: J Maskrey by Amelia

J Maskrey wows with her Swarovski encrusted skin jewellery at Victoria House on Saturday 20th February. As does the Gimp Fashionista, for possibly very different reasons... with illustrations by Bex Glover.

Written by Amelia Gregory

J Maskrey by Bex Glover.
J Maskrey is responsible for a lot. You know all those tacky glitter tattoos that you can buy in every chemist and pound shop? Well, she’s …

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Future Fashion Now at the V&A

Take a peek at the Royal College of Art's latest crop of British designers hoping to make it big in the fashion world!

Written by Rachael Oku

Image features work by Gudrun Kloespch
Yesterday I decided to beat the Monday-morning-blues by heading down to leafy SW7 to view the Future Fashion Now exhibition currently showing in fashion room …