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Posts Tagged ‘va’

Louise Wilkinson Illustrations and Ceramics: an interview with the designer

An introduction to the wonderful world of Louise Wilkinson, a trained illustrator who applies her beautiful pictures to fine bone china, all of which is produced in the UK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Louise Wilkinson ceramics- Lemon Tree dinner plate lifestyle

I first encountered Louise Wilkinson’s inimitable ceramics designs at Tent London last September, and instantly fell in love. The likes of Liberty discovered her beautiful bone china early on, and she has more recently created bespoke illustrations for panelling in the shop at the V&A. I caught up with her to find out more about her career to date, where her inspiration comes from and how she set about putting her illustrations onto china.

Louise Wilkinson ceramics- jug lifestyle

I absolutely adore your debut Maple Collection, inspired by English gardens, Oriental china and a love of nature. How did you construct the designs and how long did the process… read more

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Dot to Dot at V&A Museum of Childhood: Childrenswear Showroom Report, February 2014

Discover some wonderful kidswear brands, including Corby Tindersticks, Indikidual, Little Titans and Becky Baur.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following my write up of the Bubble London kidswear trade show I was invited along to the inaugural Dot to Dot trade show and press day at the Museum of […]

D&AD New Blood 2013 Review: Best Graduate Illustration and Graphic Design

Finally: here are my favourite finds from the New Blood graduate design show, which took place at the start of July in Spitalfields Market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the D&AD New Blood graduate show was held once again in a cordoned off section of Spitalfields Market. It’s a small space with hoards of exhibiting students crammed […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Mixed Special Illustration Graduate Show 2012 Review

As the new crop of creative design graduates gear up for their shows I take a look back at some of the best from Camberwell visual arts degree in 2012. Plus a round up of what the best are doing now.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Painting by Charlotte Mei. This year’s graduate shows are nearly upon us so what better way to kick off the new season than with a reminder of some of the […]

Animal Vegetable Mineral: an interview with food events entrepreneur Tasha Marks

An interview with food entrepreneur Tasha Marks, founder of boutique food company Animal Vegetable Mineral. She creates intriguing edible interventions for festivals, parties and pop-up experiences.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Animal Vegetable Mineral’s Edible Art Class. All photography unless otherwise stated by Paul Singer. Animal Vegetable Mineral, also known as AVM Curiosities, was set up by young entrepreneur Tasha Marks, […]

Beautiful Soul presents Olivia Rose A/W 2012: new season preview interview

The new A/W 2012 collection from Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul is called Olivia Rose after her two grandmothers. And it's beautiful indeed.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Olivia Rose by Emma Ostcliffe. For the past few years designer Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul has been exploring the potential of a design driven ethical fashion business. Since her […]

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 […]

An interview with illustrator Lesley Barnes, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Illustrator Lesley Barnes has contributed to Amelia's Magazine since 2009 and is featured in both my books, for which she designed the front cover type. She was super busy in 2011, with projects for Channel 4, Wrap Magazine, Soma Gallery, Penguin Classics and the V&A to name but a few.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes first got involved with Amelia’s Magazine when she answered the Shelter open brief back in early 2009. Since then she has appeared in both my books, and has […]

Fashion in Motion at the V&A: Peter Jensen

The latest in a series of 'fashion for all' catwalk events celebrated Peter Jensen's tenth anniversary at the V&A's Fashion in Motion on Friday 17th November…

Written by Matt Bramford

Peter Jensen by Dana Bocai The V&A‘s Fashion in Motion programme offers members of the public a rare chance to attend a full-throttle catwalk show, set against the dramatic backdrop […]

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. […]

Camberwell College of Arts MA Graduate Show 2011 Review: Designer Maker and Fine Art

Lovely Designer Maker craft from Chieh Ting Huang and Yaqi Zhao in Making_Makes_Me_Me. And an amazing Fine Art installation in the form of Rachael House's Feminist Disco.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of a feminist icon on a paper place at the Rachael House Feminist Disco. Now for the best of the rest that I saw on a quick whip around […]

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 […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Communication Art and Design

Best animation, illustration and graphic design from this year's Royal College of Art graduates: Tom Senior, Peter J. Laugesen, Jo Blaker, Mike Redmond, Cat Roissetter and Eleanor Taylor.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nomads by Tom Senior. I will confess that I found the new location for Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art show somewhat difficult to navigate – […]

V&A Illustration Awards 2011 Review

This year's winners included ceramicist Laura Carlin, monochrome collagist Lorenzo Petrantoni and students Mike Redmond and Amelia's Magazine contributor Hannah Simpson. Well done!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Simpson with her award. Last week I attended the annual V&A Illustration Awards ceremony for the first time on Monday 6th June. Judged by luminaries such as Rob Ryan […]

Contemporary Patchwork and Quilting at Papered Parlour with Cassandra Ellis

On Saturday 9th April I spent the day working on my very first quilt at the Papered Parlour in Clapham. It was a wonderful chance to upcycle some fabrics that I've been carefully hoarding for over 20 years...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Papered Parlour fabric blooms at the Quilting class. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Since I went to the fantastic V&A quilting exhibition last year I have become somewhat fixated on […]

Curating Yamamoto: An interview with Ligaya Salazar, the V&A’s Yohji Yamamoto exhibition curator

Curator of the V&A's Yohji Yamamoto retrospective Ligaya Salazar speaks exclusively to Natascha Nanji about her selection process, the themes she's chosen and all about the legendary designer himself…

Written by Natascha Nanji

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins This spring, the V&A presents a unique exhibition dedicated to the Grand Master Japanese couturier, Yohji Yamamoto. The exhibition will celebrate his life and work, […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Rachel de Ste. Croix

Rachel de Ste. Croix is an extraordinarily talented illustrator who also goes by the name of Precious Little. Here's her lovely renditions of Susie Bubble, Neil Bennett of Digital Arts Magazine, Katie Wright of Style My Wardrobe, Sarah Vernon of SBV, Tigz Rice... and me! At the ACOFI launch party.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Susie Bubble needs no introduction and I absolutely adore Rachel’s rendition of this infamous fashion blogger. She’s been a great supporter of Amelia’s Magazine so it was an honour to […]

An interview with jewellery designer Daisy Knights

Ethical jewellery designer Daisy Knights tells us a bit more about her collection and her pursuit of ethically mined silver, plus what she thinks about Alexa Chung and Daisy Lowe wearing her creations…

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Illustration by Emma Block From student life to Vogue fame in one action packed year, Daisy Knights’ creations have already been snapped up by our most loved style icons and […]

Fashion in Motion at the V&A: KENZO

In the latest of a series of public catwalk events in the Raphael Gallery at the V&A, Kenzo's magical circus comes to town, via Sardinia…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Darren Fletcher Another Friday, another weekend at the V&A. This time around it was to attend the latest event in the Fashion in Motion series, which on this […]

In conversation with Neville Brody at the V&A

Neville Brody spoke with Design Week editor Lynda Relph-Knight about the student protests, the Anti-Design Festival, Arena Homme+ and the future of graphic design…

Written by Gavin Mackie

Neville Brody, illustrated by Anna Hancock-Young On the wonderful Friday evening of the 12th of the 11th of the 10th I managed to make my way to the V&A for […]