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Top 25 Art Blog - Creative Tourist

An Interview with Jewellery Designer Rosita Bonita

We chat to jewellery designer Rosita Bonita, aka Rowenna Harrison, about her new collection Siren

Written by Jessica Cook

Fam Irvoll: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

A feisty show from Norwegian designer Fam Irvoll; You Only Live Once was shown at Fashion Scout on Monday 18th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fam Irvoll A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink. It’s always fun when a designer shakes up the usual catwalk routine, and that is exactly what Fam Irvoll did with You […]

Bloody Gray: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Weird and wonderful would be an understatement of the varied work on show at the Portico Rooms for Bloody Gray on Sunday 17th February, including collections by Jane Bowler, Barbara Alan, Bas Kosters, Tom Van der Borght and Jayne Pierson.

Written by Jenny Robins

Tom Van Der Borght by Gareth A Hopkins There was an epic queue for the Bloody Gray presentation in the Portico Rooms, presumably due to overenthusiastic distribution of the very […]

Timur Kim: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Timur Kim presented a femme and practical collection on the opening day of London Fashion Week in the Fashion Scout venue Freemasons' Hall on Friday 15th February 2013.

Written by Jessica Cook

Timur Kim LFW A/W 2013 by Gareth A Hopkins I like my fashion like I like my art: messy. I prefer Pollock to Rembrandt and Matisse to Van Eyck. When […]

50 Frocks

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

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, […]

Paradise Lost: London College of Fashion ‘Digital Catwalk’ Second Year Student Show 2012

A selection of students from the London College of Fashion's part time Fashion Design and Realisation course exhibited their digital pattern work at a very impressive showcase at the University last Wednesday (21st of November 2012), an array of stunningly 'realised' cuts and original prints were seen, by Jenny Robins, who took her sketchbook as always.

Written by Jenny Robins

All photographs by Milan Mosna There was an impressive array of design flair, organisational wizardry and interesting pattern design on show at the London College of Fashion last Wednseday, especially […]

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Bat For Lashes at the Forum: Live Review

The twice Mercury Prize nominated singer plays the second of two sell-out nights at the HMV Forum on Tuesday 30th October 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Bat For Lashes by Sam Parr Escaping from the chilly evening air of Kentish Town (and making my way past a somewhat disconcerting poster advertising the Polyphonic Spree singing tunes […]

Heohwan Simulation: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Heohwan Simulation showcased his debut solo catwalk show on Friday 14th September at Freemasons Hall for Fashion Scout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Heohwan Simulation S/S 2013 by Gaarte. Heohwan Simulation is the latest recipient of the Fashion Scout Merit Award, which entitles him to £25,000 worth of support over three seasons to […]

Dans La Vie: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Japanese designer Rira Sugawara showcased her new collection Moving Print Bodies at Fashion Scout on Friday 14th September 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dans La Vie S/S 2013 by Jenny Robins. And so for London Fashion Week S/S 2013, which I am covering in a reduced capacity this season due to Snarfle demands: […]

London 2012 Olympic Games Team GB Illustrated

An illustrated celebration of Team GB at the Olympics. Enjoy!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kristian Thomas by Tim Parker. The Olympics are in town in case you haven’t noticed, and I’ve been lucky enough to get along to a few events in person. It […]

An interview with Pati Yang plus free download of Wires and Sparks

I've had Pati Yang's impossibly catchy tune Wires and Sparks going round and round in my head, so I decided to find out more about this talented Polish musician. And what a story she has to tell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pati Yang by Daria Hlazatova. You’ve had an extremely interesting life – starting with six years on tour as a youngster with your dad’s punk band – how did that […]

Mothering Sunday 2012: an illustrated ode to Mothers everywhere

Illustrated dedications to wonderful mums everywhere. Why not let your mum know how much you care?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mothering Sunday by Libby Burns. She helps me grow! As Mothering Sunday (or Mother’s Day, as it has been rebranded in recent times) approaches this year, I felt compelled to […]

Emilio de la Morena A/W 2012 by Claire Kearns

Emilio de La Morena: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Emilio de la Morena presented a strong, sensual and unmistakably Spanish A/W 2012 collection in The Gallery Show Space at Somerset House for London Fashion Week on Tuesday 21st February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Emilio de la Morena A/W 2012 by Claire Kearns Before this show I hadn’t heard of the originally Spanish Central Saint Martin’s graduate, Emilio de la Morena, but knew I […]

Asger Juel Larsen Vs T.Lipop: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review

Vauxhall Fashion Scout played host to Asger Juel Larsen Vs T.Lipop A/W 2012, showing off their Soviet and Arctic inspired collections on Wednesday 22 February…

Written by Gareth A Hopkins

T.Lipop A/W 2012 by Jo Ley I’ve been keen to see more from Asger Juel Larsen since illustrating his S/S 2012 collection for Amelia’s Magazine. It’s not every day you […]

Fashion East and NEWGEN Menswear Installations: London Fashion Week A/W Presentation Review

One of my favourite elements of London Fashion Week is sprinting around the Fashion East and NEWGEN menswear installations - so many incredible menswear designers in one place! Starring: Sibling, William Richard Green, Christopher Shannon, Kit Neale, Noki, T.Lipop, Sebastian Tarek and Christopher O'Brien…

Written by Matt Bramford

Sibling A/W 2012 by Gabriel Ayala The Fashion East and NEWGEN installations were a riot of colour, innovation and design again this season. I always have the best intentions on […]

Sister by SIBLING A/W 2012 by Helena Maratheftis

Sister by SIBLING: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Sister by SIBLING packed a sequined, neon-leopard printed punch in their A/W 2012 collection presentation at the Portico Rooms on the 18th February, 2012 for London Fashion Week.

Written by Alia Gargum

Sister by Sibling A/W 2012 by Gaarte Twinsets, cardigans, and crew-neck jumpers were all over this Sister by SIBLING A/W 2012 collection, but not as you’ve seen them before. One […]

Carlotta Actis Barone: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

A typically theatrical catwalk show from Carlotta Actis Barone, who chose the Holocaust as her muse. Shown at Fashion Scout on Saturday 18th February 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Carlotta Actis Barone A/W 2012 by Lo Parkin. Given Carlotta Actis Barone‘s propensity for the theatrical I knew we could expect something interesting for her A/W 2012 presentation at Fashion […]

Jean-Pierre Braganza AW 2012 by Catherine Meadows

Jean-Pierre Braganza: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Jean-Pierre Braganza's darkly sensual A/W 2012 Chandelierium collection referenced Victorian regality at the Embankment Gallery Space, shown on Friday the 17th February 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2012 by Catherine Meadows Although Chandelierium was inspired by ‘the sensuality of being covered’ and Victorian women driven to madness by the repression of their concealing clothes, […]

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À La Disposition: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Presentation Review

Designer duo À La Disposition presented a dose of Dickens and Victoriana for their A/W 2012 Collection on the 17th of February at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Freemasons' Hall.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

À La Disposition A/W 2012 by Claire Kearns On the first day of London Fashion Week I went along to see the presentation by À La Disposition at Fashion Scout. […]

Fyodor Golan: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Fyodor Golan presented Welcome to the Machine in the newly created Embankment Galleries showspace on Friday 17th February 2012. Featuring lots of skater skirts and detailed embellishments inspired by Russian life.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fyodor Golan A/W 2012 by Faye West. Fyodor Golan were first to show in the newly created Embankment Galleries showspace, a long thin strip in Somerset House that previously housed […]