Tuesday, 14 December 2010
FASHION TALENT AWARDED NEWGEN SPONSORSHIP FOR
The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced the names of 18 of London’s brightest emerging fashion design talents who have been selected to receive BFC NEWGEN sponsorship, supported by Topshop, to show at London Fashion Week in February 2011.NEWGEN, established in 1993, is one of the world’s most internationally recognised talentidentification schemes. Its alumni include Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson,Boudicca, Giles Deacon, Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab, Richard Nicoll, Erdem and Meadham Kirchhoff.
NEWGEN designers are selected by an advisory committee which draws from a pool
of leading fashion directors, fashion editors and consultants who kindly lend their time and support to the British Fashion Council. This season’s panel was chaired by the BFC’s Ambassador for Emerging Talent – Sarah Mower and included BFC Talent Scout Andrew Tucker as well as Alexandra Stylianidis, Liberty; Anne Marie Curtis, Elle; Erin Mullaney, Browns; Fran Burns, Love; Karen Langley, Dazed & Confused; Louise Carter, BFC, Rachael Proud, Topshop, Sophia Neophitou-Apostalou,
10/Harper’s Bazaar; Susanne Tide-Frater, Consultant; Susie Lau, Style Bubble and
Yasmin Sewell, Consultant.
Catwalk sponsorship:David Koma, Holly Fulton, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou and
Michael van der Ham.
Presentation sponsorship: Christopher Raeburn, Craig Lawrence, JS Lee, JW Anderson
(film presentation) and Nasir Mazhar.
Installation sponsorship: Dominic Jones and Jordan Askill.
Exhibition sponsorship: Chau Har Lee, Christopher Raeburn, Craig Lawrence, David
Koma, Dominic Jones, Fannie Schiavoni (yay!), Felicity Brown, Heikki Salonen, Holly Fulton, Jordan Askill, JS Lee, JW Anderson, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou, Michael van der Ham, Nasir Mazhar, Thomas Tait and Yang Du.
(words BFC press release)
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Machine-A now have an online shop!which is amazing, no still life images in sight all video perfection...
Soho store Machine-A promotes 'emerging fashion design talent and brands with outstanding levels of creativity and vision at their hearts'.
stocking some of my favs such as Craig Lawrence, Gabriella Marina Gonzalez and Katie Eary to name a few.
Go take a look at there amazing window displays at 60 BERWICK ST, SOHO, lONDON W1F 8SU +44 7515970410
Friday, 10 December 2010
STYLING: EMILY RAJCH
PHOTOGRAPHER: ALAN AVINA
MAKE UP:JOANNA BANACH
HAIR: LIMOZ LOGLI
MODEL: JESSICA P@ MODELS1
My current obsession The 1970s clothing, films, music choices and my flat right now is stuck in the 70s.Girl bands Susie Quatro, The Runaways but also studio 54, David Bowie, cheap trick, patti smith and the crazy man that is Kim Fowley, listen...
I hope this inspires your wardrobe as much as it has mine...
Runaways interview/ japan
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Bernshaw London Sample SaleStarts:09:00 on Monday 29th of November 2010
Ends:17:00 on Friday 3rd of December 2010Eveningwear and party dresses.
AllSaints 25 percent off saleStarts:00:01 on Tuesday 30th of November 2010
Ends:23:59 on Sunday 5th of December 2010Grab 25% off everything while it lasts!
Bodyamr London Sample SaleStarts:11:00 on Tuesday 30th of November 2010
Ends:18:00 on Friday 3rd of December 2010Remember Cheryl Cole's stunning white draped eveningdress on last weekend's X Factor? It was Bodyamr. Need I say more?
Hugo Boss London Sample SaleStarts:09:00 on Wednesday 1st of December 2010
Ends:17:00 on Saturday 4th of December 2010A Hugo Boss Sample Sale, featuring a large selection of menswear,womenswear, shoes and accessories at big discounts.
La Perla London Sample SaleStarts:10:00 on Wednesday 1st of December 2010
Ends:18:30 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010Up to 80% off retail lingerie, swimwear, sleepwear, outerwear,hoisery and fragrance. A wide range of sizes available
Sara Berman London Sample SaleStarts:10:30 on Wednesday 1st of December 2010
Ends:19:30 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010Up to 75% off SS11 AW10 samples and more.
Alexander McQueen London Sample SaleStarts:12:00 on Wednesday 1st of December 2010
Ends:17:00 on Saturday 4th of December 2010We're very excited about this one! A large selection ofwomenswear, menswear, McQ and accessories from previous seasons.New stock every day.
American Retro, Zoe Tee's and MLJ London
Sample SaleStarts:12:00 on Wednesday 1st of December 2010
Ends:19:00 on Friday 3rd of December 2010Discounts of 50-90% on American Retro, Zoe Tee's and MLJ stock.
Christopher Kane London Sample SaleStarts:12:00 on Wednesday 1st of December 2010
Ends:20:00 on Wednesday 1st of December 2010This one is definitely not to be missed! Cashmere, Dresses,t-shirts, Accessories etc.
Rainbowwave London Sample SaleStarts:12:30 on Wednesday 1st of December 2010
Ends:19:00 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010Clothing and accessories for women by J Brand, Camilla Skovgaard,Hockley Fur, Deepa Gurnani, Enza Costa Rogue, Meadham Kirchhoff,Mou....and a designer vintage rail!
Lara Bohinc London Sample SaleStarts:08:00 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010
Ends:20:00 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010One day only - save up to 90% off covetable jewellery, bags, shoes andsmall leather goods at the last ever Lara Bohinc Sample Sale.
Princesse Tam Tam and Friends London Sample SaleStarts:09:30 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010
Ends:18:00 on Friday 3rd of December 2010Up to 70% off lingerie, swimwear, loungewear, cashmere and accessoriesfrom Princesse tam tam, Eberjey, Chinti and Parker, Michael Lewis shoesand Suki jewellery.
Drakes Accessories London Sample SaleStarts:10:00 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010
Ends:19:00 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010Up to 70% of men's accessories from the legendary Drakes, London.
On the QT London Sample SaleStarts:11:30 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010
Ends:18:30 on Sunday 5th of December 2010
London Accessory SaleStarts:12:00 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010
Ends:18:00 on Sunday 5th of December 2010Get geared up from the next London Accessory Sale(and Secret Sample Sale)!
Secret Sample Sale LondonStarts:12:00 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010
Ends:18:00 on Sunday 5th of December 2010Up to 90% discount on a huge range of brands. Thursday 2nd (members)-Sunday 5th December.
Twenty8Twelve London Sample SaleStarts:12:00 on Thursday 2nd of December 2010
Ends:19:00 on Saturday 4th of December 2010Sample sale with up to 75% off. Grab yourself a Christmas bargain!
Monsoon and Accessorise London Sample SaleStarts:08:30 on Friday 3rd of December 2010
Ends:19:00 on Friday 3rd of December 2010Check out heavily discounted ends of line goodies – from dresses to hair bands -some for as little as £10.
Mawi London Sample SaleStarts:09:00 on Friday 3rd of December 2010
Ends:20:00 on Friday 3rd of December 2010Christmas shopping keeps getting better and better! Get on down toDalston for the MAWI CHRISTMAS SAMPLE SALE! You'll findpieces from the AW08, AW09, SS09 and SS10 collections at heavenly prices.
DWS Womenswear London Sample SaleStarts:10:00 on Friday 3rd of December 2010
Ends:17:00 on Sunday 5th of December 2010See their sparkling range of over 180 designer labels we have for this season,all under one roof.
Issey Miyake London Sample SaleStarts:10:00 on Friday 3rd of December 2010
Ends:18:00 on Saturday 4th of December 2010Get ready for the return of Issey Miyake at the Music Room!Up to 60% off womens and accessories.
Short but sweet interview with Alice Palmer for Playing
Fashion that sadly never got used with the images.
But this summer I got to ask Alice a few questions you
all might find a good read!
'Her amazing siloutes and knitwear techniques are something
that has had the fashion industry in amazement since steping
out as one of Vauxhall fashion scouts ones to watch
back in 2009, 3 seasons on and she has just
showed her beautiful SS11 collection
which I personally think is this Scottish lovelies best yet!'
(image styled by myself and
Did you go to university to study Fashion? I studied knitted textiles at Glasgow School of Art (BA)
then I had 5 years out before doing a Masters at
the Royal College of Art. What interested you in fashion to make you become a designer? I was always interested in creating fabric - knitting a
garment from nothing but a cone of yarn is highly addictive
and seeing the whole garment come to life is a
very exciting process.
Most graduates Intern with big labels for a while, did you work with
anyone else before launching your own line?
Since graduating I did some freelance work for Diane Von Furstenberg
but then set up my own label in 2008.
(ss11) What factors helped you become the designer you are today?
I love the research stage - being inspired for a collection
can really push
you to design and I feel really lucky to be doing what I do.
All things around me inspire my work,
eg. art, architecture ,people and films -
at the moment I am inspired by aliens!
I also love to push innovation within knitwear
and to show that knitwear can be edgy.