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João Melo Costa and Luís Buchinho: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Portuguese designers João Melo Costa and Luís Buchinho staged a joint catwalk show at the Portuguese Embassy in Belgrave Square on Sunday 15th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jaoa Melo Costa S/S 2014 by Elisa Mac
João Melo Costa S/S 2014 by Elisa Mac.

It is becoming more and more common to find showcases for other countries on the catwalks during LFW, presumably because London is considered the pinnacle of creativity… if not sales. And then labels can return to their home countries and boast of their success in London, thereby impressing their local fans. Still, it's not cheap to bring a designer and their collection to these shores, which is why journalists are frequently invited over to cover fashion weeks in home lands (I was flown out to Poland for several seasons, and know many who do the rounds of European fashion weeks).

With this in mind it helps to have a bit of sponsorship at hand, which is clearly why two Portuguese designers were showing in the embassy headquarters at Belgrave Square. Since I always get excited about seeing inside a posh venue I jumped at the chance to attend: the paintings and champagne were lovely but unfortunately the lighting was petty dismal so… read more

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Holly Fulton: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Holly Fulton put together a 70s inspired collection for Spring/Summer 2014, shown on the new BFC catwalk at Somerset House on Saturday 14th September 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Holly Fulton S/S 2014 by Yelena Bryksenkova. I visited the brand new tented showspace in the courtyard of Somerset House just once this season, for Holly Fulton. The new runway […]

Christmas Guide 2012: Artist & Designer Christmas Cards

Steer clear of mass produced Christmas cards this year and go direct to the designers who've made cards themselves: here's my round up of the best ones to buy online.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas card by Matthew Land. Christmas is nearly upon us, yes really. And to start my lengthy round up of gift recommendations for the entire family I firstly give you […]

Mediaeval Baebes, The Huntress double album: review and interview with founder Katharine Blake

Think you know Mediaeval Baebes? Well think again: if you look beyond the schtick there's some greatly enjoyable music to be found on this jam packed double album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mediaeval Baebes by Elisa Mac. I’ve never paid much attention to the Mediaeval Baebes before, but then new album The Huntress landed on my doormat and I listened, and was […]