Posts Tagged ‘textiles’

New Designers 2015: Floral, Jungle and Narrative Textile and Surface Design

My second review from the 2015 New Designers show focuses on a variety of exciting textile and surface designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers Emily Ward
Next up in my coverage of New Designers 2015 part one I present more favourite textile and surface design - this time concentrating on florals, narrative designs and a popular jungle theme. Emily Ward at Norwich Uni put together a fabulous display showcasing her designs on lampshades.

New Designers Zoe Cook
Beautiful birds feature on this lovely silk scarf by Zoe Cook.

New Designers Marcia La Madrid
This lovely knitwear installation from Marcia La Madrid makes creative use of the very popular rubber plant motif.

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New Designers 2015: Abstract Textiles and Surface Design

As ever there was a huge amount of talent to be discovered at the New Designers shows in Islington: here's my first pick of the crop...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Never mind the heat, I spent three hours trawling the halls of New Designers part one at the Islington Business Centre. By the end I was thoroughly exhausted (I’m 39 […]

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Fine Craft Textiles with Japanese Flair: An interview with designer Nazanin Kamali

Furniture and Interiors designer Nazanin Kamali introduces her debut Textiles collection, discovered at Home London this year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Furniture and Interiors designer Nazanin Kamali introduced her debut textiles collection at the Home London show in January – here she explains the reasons why she has turned to fine […]

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Tent London 2014: Textiles and Surface Design

A review of the most exciting textiles and surface designs discovered at the 2014 edition of Tent London, held at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yes yes it’s been 6 months since the 2014 edition of Tent London but straight after the show I became ridiculously busy with my 10th anniversary Kickstarter project, That Which […]

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New Designers 2014 Review: Best New Illustration & One Year On Textiles

My best illustration and One Year On textile finds from the New Designers show, held in July 2014 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Adam Corns. I sadly missed the first weekend of New Designers this year, but I made it to the second weekend and made a beeline for the illustration […]

Astonishing occult illustrations and richly patterned surface designs: an interview with Llew Mejia

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Minneapolis based designer Llew Mejia. Think occult inspirations, unusual candy, collaborations aplenty and a day job as textile designer for Target.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Supr Natr zine cover. Minneapolis based illustrator and textile designer Llew Mejia creates richly wondrous images, full of exotic furled leaves and wide eyed beasts. Ever since discovering his daily […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Soft Furnishings and Homewares

At Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery I discovered a host of talented creatives, including Louise Wilkinson, Reiko Kaneko, Sian Elin, Melody Rose and many more. See their new collections here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bone china plate by Louise Wilkinson. As usual there was a plethora of new and exciting designers to discover at Tent London 2013, showing alongside some familiar favourites that I […]

Swedish School of Textiles: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review part two

The Swedish School of Textiles took to the catwalk at Fashion Scout to showcase the best of their 2013 graduates in a show titled Exit 13.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emma Lindqvist by Novemto Komo. Following on from part one of my review I present the next six graduates to show on the catwalk with the Swedish School of Textiles […]

Swedish School of Textiles: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review part one

We've been covering catwalk shows from graduates of the Swedish School of Textiles since 2010, and their work continues to be a highlight of the Fashion Scout schedule. Showing at Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 14th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jesper Danielsson by Antonia Parker. As in previous years, the Swedish School of Textiles at Boras took to the catwalk at Fashion Scout to showcase the best of their graduates. […]

Ravensbourne: Graduate Fashion Week 2013 Catwalk Review

Burger bags, bondage, the Venga Boys and so much more - Ravensbourne delivered a 40-minute-long treat at Graduate Fashion Week on Monday 3 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Francesca Valorsa As Northumbria University alumni, I haven’t missed one of their Graduate Fashion Week shows in the last eight years. Sadly, I broke this record this time […]

New S/S 2013 Season Interview: Martina Spetlova

Fashion designer Martina Spetlova introduces her current S/S 2013 collection, her Kickstarter funding plans, and explains why she is a both a maximalist and a minimalist.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2013 by Sharon Farrow. Innovative fashion designer Martina Spetlova introduces her new S/S 2013 collection and explains why you should help fund the movie to showcase her […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2012 Review: Textiles

Superhero/football inspired pop art knitwear by Carlo Volpi, shoes by Tariq Mahmoud and upcycled upholstery by Tania Grace Knuckey...

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Moving on from Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery into the Textiles space Carlo Volpi’s colourful work not only appealed to me visually, but also plays around interesting themes. He is […]

Northumbria University: Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Catwalk Review Part 1

In the first of two parts, here's our round-up of Northumbria University's latest fashion offering, shown at Graduate Fashion Week on Sunday 10 June. BOY it was good…

Written by Matt Bramford

Graduate collection by Emily Edge It will be ten whole years in September since I started university at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Gulp. However old I may feel, I’m still […]

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. […]

Frieze Art Fair 2011 Trends: Spiritual, Tribal and Animist Art

A round up of more trends at Frieze Art Fair 2011 - featuring work by Andra Ursata, Zhang Xiaogang, Isa Genzken, Patrick Jackson, Evgeny Antufiev and David Altmejd. Our spiritual deficit is a worldwide phenomenon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Next in my round up of Frieze Art Fair 2011 trends: examples of the spiritual, tribal and animist inspired art that dominates the current global art scene. Proof, if ever […]

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 […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Furniture Design

Meet the likes of furniture designers Jan Plechac, Anthony Hartley, Alex Garnett and Shell Thomas in this first review from Tent London, which showcases the most progressive new design at the London Design Festival very year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Furniture by Anthony Hartley. This year I once again visited Tent London hot on the heels of London Fashion Week. At the end of September the creme de la creme […]

New Designers 2011 Part Two: One Year On Show Review

Loved the colourful textile design from Imogen Heath Studio, Stone and Spear and Deryn Relph. Plus wonderful laser cut wall art from Katie Heeks Designs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

In the One Year On section of New Designers part two there was lots of colourful talent: Imogen Heath Studio showcased wonderful geometric textiles. Stone and Spear versus Lucy Jay […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Ovo Show Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review – Downstairs 1

Some more fab illustrations at the Ovo Show - including work by Alice Stanley, Rosie Eveleigh, Karin Söderquist, Sam Taylor, Tom Dorkin and Iriini Kalliomaki.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Alice Stanley. Now, finally, it’s time for my second round of blog posts featuring the best of Ovo Show from Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates (read the […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Textile Design Graduate Show Review

Marvellous textile print design for clothing and furnishings from Loughborough University and Leeds College of Art: meet Louise Collis, Gillian Armstrong, Carrie Osborne and Damien Barlow.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Textile design by Louise Collis of Loughborough. New Designers is held every summer at the Business Design Centre in Islington and it’s a great one stop shop for anyone interested […]