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Posts Tagged ‘punk’

Pam Hogg: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

This season Pam Hogg was prompted by Amnesty International to show a collection dedicated to Pussy Riot, exploring themes of gay rights and protest. Showing at Fashion Scout on Friday 14th February.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Pam Hogg A/W 2014 by Marina Muun

Pam Hogg A/W 2014 by Marina Muun

I thoroughly enjoyed the Pam Hogg S/S 2014 catwalk show last September, bathed as it was in a joyous theatrical atmosphere. So I was a little surprised to find that this season the Pam Hogg A/W 2014 show felt like a deflated repetition of last year, with a couple of the outfits seemingly almost identical to those shown for S/S 2014. However, it all made much more sense when, afterwards, I found out more about how and why this collection was created. In fact, Pam Hogg had opted not to show this season, but had a change of heart after a last minute personal request from Amnesty International to give a nod to Russian punk band Pussy Riot during London Fashion Week, especially as the event coincided with the Winter Olympicsread more

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An interview with Adrian Edmondson: introducing new album Mud, Blood and Beer by his band The Bad Shepherds

Comedian Adrian Edmondson boasts many strings to his bow: as a musician with The Bad Shepherds he rearranges well known punk tunes into foot stomping folk and their new album is out now. I caught up with him to find out more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Bad Shepherds by Lizzie Donegan at New Good Studio. Readers of my generation will no doubt best know Adrian Edmondson for his role in the seminal 80s TV comedy […]

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 […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Monika Ptaszek

Monika Ptaszek presented Ptaszek for Men on the main catwalk on Saturday 29th October 2011. It was a brilliant collection that mashed up a host of influences in thoroughly Polish style.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Monika Ptaszek S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. One of my very favourite collections at Fashion Week Poland this time around came courtesy of Monika Ptaszek, who showed a menswear collection […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: KTZ

Could one of my favourite labels top their A/W 2011 outing? KTZ sought inspiration from Africa this season, showing as part of the Menswear line-up at Somerset House on Wednesday 21 September.

Written by Matt Bramford

KTZ S/S 2012 by Krister Selin So this is my final fashion week post, more about for this season at least. If you’ve read all my others (of course you […]

Shonen Knife at the Scala: Live Review

Cult Japanese all-girl pop-punk trio return to London for their 30th anniversary party on Sunday 11th September 2011

Written by Richard Pearmain

Shonen Knife by Sally Jane Thompson After a month long tour around Europe which kicked off in, information pills of all places, more about Brixton’s Windmill, viagra Shonen Knife arrived […]

An interview with The Raincoats as 1981 album Odyshape is rereleased on We ThRee

The seminal all girl post punk band rerelease second album Odyshape on the 30th anniversary of its creation, and it sounds as wonderful as ever. I caught up with band members Ana da Silva and Gina Birch for a catch up in advance of their ATP performance this December

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Raincoats by James Shedden. The Raincoats are an all girl band who formed during the late 1970s and split up in the mid 1980s. I was very little at […]

Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review. Print.

Wonderful print in particular from Holly Fowler who made amazing jewelled maxi dresses, and also from Alfhild Kulper, Ayako Ohori, Lucie Sutton and Annabel Luton. Showing on Tuesday 31st May at the graduate show at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Holly Fowler by Claire Kearns. I’ll always be a print kind of girl – I have a degree in printed textiles after all… and have you seen the way I […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: MMC Studio Design

MMC Studio Design featured red foreheads, duckin' and a-divin' models and real people (looking very short by comparison. God we normal people really are dwarves aren't we?) Showing on Saturday 7th May at Designers' Avenue.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MMC Studio Design by Maria del Carmen Smith. MMC Studio Design featured yet more draped grey jersey, for sale this time accessorised with red foreheads and high ponytails. The show […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ashish

Ashish showed a gigantic sequinned collection inspired by rich girls slumming it in Dalston. Fabulous stuff, at Somerset House on Tuesday 22nd February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashish A/W 2011 by Erica Sharp. Outside the BFC tent I noticed a strange character wobbling towards the entrance in huge pink platforms. It was only when she de-robed inside […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jayne Pierson

Welsh based designer Jayne Pierson showed at On/Off on Sunday 20th February 2011. Kingdom of Shadows played on themes of restrained tailoring and fluid draping, with lots and lots of deepest black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jaeger A/W 2011 by Joana Faria Jaeger, information pills I’m afraid, diagnosis is one of those shows for which I lost the press release several weeks ago. But who needs […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Charlie Le Mindu (by Katie)

The King of Hair lived up to expectations with another controversial catwalk show inspired by wartime Berlin and the movie 'Carrie'. Illustrations by Artist Andrea

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Andrea Peterson, order aka Artist Andrea Charlie Le Mindu’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ catwalk show was packed with journalists, photographers and front row candy like Daphne Guinness and Diane Pernet, lots […]

Austra gig at The Windmill by Laura Godfrey

Austra, Viv Albertine & Daughter at the Windmill: music review

Canadian synth-wavers Austra share the bill with punk veteran Viv Albertine and up-and-coming folkstrel Daughter at the Windmill on Monday 17th January 2010.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Sarah Baardarani, search illustrated by Naomi Law With Fashion Scout releasing their Ones to Watch for the coming season last week, it was only going to be a matter of […]

Ari Up 1962 – 2010: No Typical Girl

We pay tribute to Ari Up: a distinctive voice who deserves credit as a punk pioneer in her own right

Written by Mic Wright

Illustration by Tasha Whittle. The darker mornings and wetter evenings have already started driving the fair-weather riders away from the cycle lanes, more about but those of us who keep […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Sibling

Visionary knitwear label Sibling are back with Collection 5, a mix of punk, pop, Pop Art and, erm, Tourettes?

Written by Matt Bramford

Holly Fulton SS2011 photo by Amelia Gregory Illustration by Gemma Randall I was so excited to see what progressive knitwear label Sibling would produce this season, viagra 40mg after featuring […]

Review: Dot-to-Dot Festival 2010, Nottingham

Britain's best regional city-centred venue festival, returning for another edition with some of today's best up-and-coming and established bands

Written by Ian Steadman

Illustration by Yelena Bryksenkova Animal Bandido are a fashion label with a difference. They’re totally anti-establishment and detest the omniprescent multi-national fashion empires that exploit workers and fabrics, price case […]

Clayton Strange – Interview

Danceable South Coast post-punks are setting out on tour, so we decide to ask them why they're worth checking out.

Written by Laura Nineham

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth. Back in the days when climate change was a vague notion – something for the 22nd century, order a problematical J curve for academics to ponder […]

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Bebe and Paolo: An Interview

"Jazz Punk Erotica"

Written by Briony Warren

The Christmas festive season is now upon us and many artists are selling festive products. However few are initiated to help the poor, what is ed the downtrodden and the […]

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Music Listings: Sept 27th – Oct 4th

Gigs this week lovingly handpicked by me for you

Written by Katie Weatherall

Monday 28th September: Loverman, visit Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man, more about A Grave With No Name and Sunderbands, sale Hoxton Bar & Grill, London Hotly tipped grunge punk trio Loverman launch their EP […]

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Teenagersintokyo : Isabella / Long Walk Home : A single review

Actually from Sydney

Written by Paul Hanford

The best thing about attending an MA final fashion show is that you can well and truly leave your preconceptions at the door. That’s not to say that there hasn’t […]