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Posts Tagged ‘Zips’

Martina Spetlova: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

A catch up interview with one of the most interesting eco designers working today: Martina Spetlova talks fish leather, chemistry and teaching in Poland.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova By Shauna Tranter
Martina Spetlova S/S 2012 by Shauna Tranter.

Eco designer Martina Spetlova first caught my eye when I was putting together Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration last year. She has an inimitable ability to combine materials and colours which has made her past two collections every bit as eye catching as that first one I saw. Time for a catch up me thinks.

Stacie Swift - Martina Spetlova AW11
Martina Spetlova A/W 2011 by Stacie Swift.

For A/W 2011 you shot a more spooky video with a tribal beat,… read more

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Blow Presents Shinsuke Mitsuoka

Shinsuke Mitsuoka's S/S 2012 collection Liberum Arbitrium was showcased as part of Blow Presents at LSO St. Luke's on Sunday 18th September 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Shinsuke Mitsuoka S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins. Shinsuke Mitsuoka‘s dark vision was named Liberum Arbitrium, meaning Free Will. A graduate of Nottingham Trent University, Shinsuke Mitsuoka used large quantities […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule A/W 2011 in Łódź: Paulina Plizga

Paulina Plizga of Silesia showed an upcycled collection that had real promise: part of the Off Out Of Schedule shows on Saturday 7th May at Bielnik and Elektrownia in Podsiadło Ksiezy Mlyn.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paulina Plizga by Hannah Simpson. The last of Saturday’s Off Out Of Schedule featured the work of Paulina Plizga from Silesia, a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in […]

Marina Spetlova: creating fabulous upcycled fashion garments from zips

Yet another Central Saint Martins graduate doing exciting things with fabric: Martina Spetlova's latest collection makes clever use of deadstock zips. Definitely an ethical designer to watch.. this is a taster of her interview in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2011 by Krister Selin. Fashion designer Martina Spetlova hails from Bohemia in the southern part of the Czech Republic. She studied Chemistry and Biology at university in […]

An interview with ethical designer Charlie Boots

Charlie Boots is an ethical designer who keeps it sustainable but stylish, using re-claimed materials (from cloth to zips) and producing unique reversible items in her quest to banish fast fashion…

Written by Lauren Smith

Illustration by Jenny Costello Charlie Boots’ hand-made, one-of-a-kind pieces, made from reclaimed and vintage fabrics, are an antidote to fast fashion and the over-hyped high street. And they’re reversible! I […]