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Hellen Van Rees: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Preview Interview

New writer Jessica Cook chats to designer Hellen van Rees prior to the launch of her A/W 2013 collection at LFW this weekend.

Written by Jessica Cook

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Helen Van Rees A/W 2013 by Claire Kearns

Up-and-coming Dutch fashion and textile designer Hellen van Rees is presenting her independent collection SQUARE3 ANGLE: THE TRANSFORMATION at London Fashion Week A/W 2013 this weekend. Hellen graduated from the MA in Fashion at Central Saint Martins' back in February 2012 and then packed her suitcase and moved to the Netherlands to start her own fashion label. Her first collection at LFW was pegged as a 'One to Watch' by Fashion Scout and Lady Gaga has since been spotted donning her clobber. She's known for her hand-made tweed fabrics which are created using factory remnants and recycled threads, and her work has 3-dimensional, sculpture-like elements, as well as a futuristic feel. Complete with a brand-spanking new video to promote her new Chanel-inspired collection, it's likely that her pieces will receive a lot of interest in the coming weeks.

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Hellen van Rees: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Dutch designer and CSM graduate Hellen van Rees showcased Square2: Exploring Excitement at Ones to Watch on Saturday 15th September 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hellen Van Rees S/S 2013 by Kristina Vasiljeva.
I was most delighted to read that Dutch designer Hellen van Rees uses recycled materials to create her innovative tweeds, which are hand …

Shao Yen A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai

Shao Yen: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

We review Central Saint Martin’s graduate Shao Yen’s exquisitely minimal presentation for A/W 2012, shown at the Freemason’s Hall on Saturday the 18th of February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Shao Yen A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai
Taiwanese-born Shao Yen is no stranger to success. This knitwear graduate has caught the eye of other designers such as Nicola Formichetti, created a …

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

Brilliant RCA menswear design from the likes of Aleksandra Domanevskaya, Sol Ahn, Calum Harvey, Bennet Loveday, Emily-Jane Murray, Stefan Orschel-Read and Fah Chakshuvej.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Calum Harvey by Sam Parr.
Fine tailoring appears to be an RCA speciality, and several students had collaborated with high end Italian brand Brioni to produce a series of gorgeous tailored …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Paul Costelloe (by Jemma)

The veteran designer opened London Fashion Week for his 10th year in a row with all his family in tow at Somerset House Catwalk Space on Friday 18th February.

Written by Jemma Crow

Paul Costelloe by Krister Selin
And it’s off! In fact it was Paul Coselloe that kicked off the eponymous London Fashion Week for AW11 and he didn’t disappoint. Well how could he …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Paul Costelloe (by Matt)

Paul Costelloe opened London Fashion Week A/W 2011 yesterday, as per usual. It was a riot of colour and a bloody wonderful start to the day - with illustrations by Lesley Barnes and Maria Papadimitriou!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Maria Papadimitriou
I’ll never say a bad word about Mr Paul Costelloe. His was the first on-schedule show I ever saw, back in 2008. It was a disaster – …

Fashion Talk: Justine Picardie on Coco Chanel at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Chanel's latest biographer reveals the person behind the Icon, as part of the V&A's Friday Night Lectures.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Lesley Barnes
Coco Chanel, the name synonymous with Paris fashion, that has been so carefully cultivated by Karl Largerfield. He feels at times, as if a gentle caretaker …