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A Review of 50 Fabulous Frocks at the Fashion Museum, Bath

Jessica Cook wishes the Fashion Museum a very happy fiftieth as she visits their 50 Fabulous Frocks exhibition

Written by Jessica Cook

Fashion Museum, Bath, 50FF Review
Illustration of 1900s champagne fancy dress costume, unknown maker, by Freddy Thorn.

Like any good birthday bash, it begins with champagne; a bottle of 1904 Veuve Clicquot to be exact, taking the form of an elaborate Edwardian fancy dress ensemble.

Recently listed by CNN as one of the top ten fashion museums in the world, Bath’s Fashion Museum has come a long way since its creation by Doris Langley Moore and the Bath City Council in 1963. This is a varied exhibition, featuring 50 of the fashion museums ‘greatest hits’ with dresses spanning across the ages, from one of the oldest dresses in any UK museum (a 1660 piece affectionately known as the ‘Silver Tissue Dress’) to a fresh-off-the-catwalk 2012 Louis Vuitton piece. Eveningwear sits comfortably by poolside attire, sportswear next to corsets; each dress a… read more

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Bauhaus: Art as Life at the Barbican Art Gallery

The Barbican Art Gallery celebrates the most influential art and design school there ever was…

Written by Matt Bramford

T. Lux Feininger’s Sport at the Bauhaus by Scott Nellis
A retrospective of a German modernist design movement seems like a slightly curveball choice whilst London is busy boasting about everything …

Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Eco-friendly, Ethical and Crafty Gifts

A diverse range of gifts for the ecologically, environmentally aware and craft minded in your life: from Kirsty Allsopp's aspirational range for M&S to an arts activist pamphlet from Platform.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas gifts by Sinead O’Leary.
Just in time for a last minute eco Christmas round up before the Royal Mail goes totally pear shaped….

Firstly, I am a bit in love …

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Comma Shop in Oxford

On Wednesday 25th May I visited the wonderful Comma Shop in Oxford to give a talk about ACOFI, eco fashion, illustration and social media for creatives... and this is who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last Wednesday was my second night on the ACOFI book tour last week – and my first time visiting the lovely new Comma Shop on Iffley Road in Oxford. Comma …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Jayne Pierson

In the last of our series of pre-LFW interviews, we chat to Welsh designer Jayne Pierson to find out what's inspiring her this season and why she needs a holiday…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins
Welsh designer Jayne Pierson won the Graduate Fashion Week Ecological Design Award in 2007 and since then has quickly risen up the fashion ranks. Her latest …

An interview with award-winning typeface designer and Royal College of Art lecturer Henrik Kubel

On the launch of A2/SW/HK’s most comprehensive typeface collection to date, the Danish typeface designer opens the doors of his sleek London-based design studio to Amelia’s Magazine to talk about his latest project and passion for type

Written by Kat Phan

Fifteen typefaces designed for commercial use, 2010 (A2-TYPE, London)
On a bitingly chilly but sunny Saturday afternoon, I sauntered down to the A2/SW/HK design studio in the heart of Hoxton to …

The Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries

Wow! There's a cool alternative to the Turner prize. This rather odd and rare show heralds a more confident kind of representational art. At last!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Man on Fire courtesy of Tim Shaw.
To be honest I had not heard of the Threadneedle Prize before nor was I rushing to attend the preview party on Wednesday the …

EXPOSED: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera at Tate Modern: A Review

A fascinating new photography exhibition at the Tate Modern attempts to unravel our complex relationship with the camera.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail from the Head series, 2001, by Philip-Lorca diCorcia.
Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera at the Tate Modern claims to be the first major exhibition to try and document our …

Tate is complicit in the creation of the largest oil painting in the world.

As the Tate Modern celebrates its 10th anniversary activists from Liberate Tate highlight its close relationship with the oily giant BP.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration to show the extent of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico by Abigail Daker.
You know that huge oil slick? The really foul one currently creating …

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 thank …

Five things you might not know about Chris Ofili

Turner Prize winner, Chris Ofili brings together work new and old for a landmark exhibition at The Tate Britain

Written by Amica Lane

‘The Holy Virgin Mary’ All Images Courtesy Tate Britain, London © Chris Ofili
1)   Alongside his other works of art, currently being showcased at The Tate Britain, one canvas has elicited …

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Tate Shots: Jared Schiller’s Dream Job

Have you heard of a new online venture showcasing every month a series of videos on Tate exhibitions and contemporary artists? Tate Shots' Jared Schiller tells Amelia's readers about living the dream.

Written by Jared Schiller

Jared Schiller with David Byrne
All photographs and videos courtesy of Tate Shots except where otherwise stated.
Back in 2002 whilst still a skint student, I started what was then my idea …

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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 crowd …