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Posts Tagged ‘Alia Gargum’

Jasper Garvida: London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview, part two

The second part of the Jasper Garvida London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 preview interview! Jasper talks about his inspiration for the new collection.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jasper Garvida illustration from the S/S 2012 collection

A main inspiration for the S/S 2012 collection is the painting Autour d’un Point by Frantisek Kupka, visit this which gave the collection its name. What drew you to this particular work by the bohemian illustrator, painter and graphic artist Kupka?
Coincidentally, a new film about Diana Vreeland has just come out called The Eye Must Travel and Autour d’un Point means ‘around the point’. They both are about your eye travelling around, but the painting made me think of the core. When you look at something, your eye goes around it, and you look at the point of it, as in ‘what is the point’? So I found myself inspired by how the painting drew me to a centre point through moving my line of vision around, and what I felt came from the centre of a human being, the heart. How you feel affects how you see things, and if you are open to everything and your heart is open you are able to see the ‘real thing’ in others, the core. To me, when I start a… read more

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Jasper Garvida: London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview, part one

An interview with the talented, warm and hospitable womenswear designer Jasper Garvida over a cup of tea, just before he reveals his upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jasper Garvida S/S 2012 illustration by Aliyah Hussain There is nothing I love more than a designer that approaches their creations like an artist about to create a masterpiece that’s […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Collectif: Fashion Pop

Collectif: Fashion Pop showcased the collections of up and coming Montreal designers on the Scene de l'Esplanade catwalk at Festival Mode et Design. Here's some of the local talent!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anomal Couture by Alia Gargum. Collectif: Fashion Pop took place on Friday afternoon at the Festival Mode et Design at Montreal Festimania. It was a chance to see some of […]

The ACOFI Book Tour closes at Tatty Devine in Brick Lane

On Tuesday 7th June I held the very last date on the ACOFI book tour at Tatty Devine's Brick Lane shop. It was a super busy and wonderful night, a chance for all sorts of creatives to meet and get inspired. With a little biscuit decorating help from Biscuiteers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Okay, hospital I admit it, more about it’s taken me over three weeks to get around to writing about my final date on the ACOFI Book Tour… but it was […]

The Golden Thread Awards at Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011: The Pastel, Petrol and Beige

A strong showing from Alicja Antoszczyk, Marta Gos and Paulina Matuszelanska. Featuring 80s silhouettes, varied fabrics and strong colour palettes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paulina Matuszelanska by Soni Speight. These three designers showed collections in tones of pastels, information pills petrol and beige. Marta Gos by Gareth A Hopkins. Marta Gos Marta Gos had […]

The Golden Thread Awards at Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011: Oversized and Bulbous

Egg shaped, bulbous and oversized garments at The Golden Thread awards. Some of it worked really well, some of it nearly worked, and some of it just didn't... featuring Dominika Piekutowska Swed, Renata 'Miyabi' Molik, Igor Galas, Laura Holeczek and Martyna Idzikowska.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dominika Piekutowska Swed by Lesley Barnes. There was a lot of bold egg like shapes going on at the Golden Thread awards. Bulbous shoulders, cost plump skirts, rotund headpieces, you […]

An interview with fashion designer James Hock

We have a chat with the fashion designer about his latest collection Kpixoos Kaabos for A/W 2011 and find out what kind of woman wears James Hock…

Written by Kate Ingram

James Hock A/W 2011, viagra illustrated by Jaqueline Kishi For some time, James Hock has been on our radar as an extraordinary, rising talent. Finally, we got the chance to […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Alex Noble

Costumier and prop designer Alex Noble presented his first couture collection, Soft Death, on Tuesday 22nd February 2011 in the Crypt of St Martin in the Fields.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kyla La Grange by Anna Casey. A couple of weeks ago I met with angsty new folk popstrel Kyla La Grange at her management offices in central London. Her slight […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Bora Aksu (by Amelia)

Bora Aksu was back in the BFC tent at Somerset House on Friday 18th February. Inspired by Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, he showed a supremely confident collection that had the collective Amelia's Mag team a-drooling.

Written by Amelia Gregory

W 2011-W 2011-IMG_4205 LFW A/W 2011, mind Florian Jayet. Illustration by Alison Day I spent London Fashion Week staying at my parent’s house. My childhood home with a new kitchen, […]

Interview: Chad Valley

Chad Valley discusses inspirational musical decades, favourite gigs and what his music would look like where it a geographical location...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Aysim Genc Did you know that we’re all buying a third more clothing than we did a decade ago? Yep, find you read that right. A third more […]

Exhibition Review: Horrockses Fashions at the Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates cotton manufacturers Horrockses and their collaborations with artists in the 1940s to create desirable 'off the peg dresses'

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Paolo Caravello A few weeks ago, order I ventured by bike to the Fashion and Textile museum’s summer exhibition celebrating the ready-to wear designs of Horrockses Fashions Limited. […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Esthetica Review

Some of the finest at Esthetica for S/S 2011. Including Nina Dolcetti, Sägen Butik, Little Glass Clementine, Martina Spetlova, Oria, Michelle Lowe-Holder, From Somewhere, Partimi and Joanna Cave.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Annejkh Carson Partimi by Joana Faria. I probably shouldn’t do this because I actually don’t believe the ghettoisation of ethical designers is a particularly good thing, more about […]

BIBA is BACK!

Biba is poised for another comeback as House of Fraser relaunch the iconic brand across it's stores in early September. Will Biba inspire customer fever and sell outs once again? 

Written by Miranda Williams

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins BIBA, viagra 60mg illustrated by Abi Daker It was the now legendary Barbara Hulanicki that brought Biba into the lives of so many young people.  […]