Archive | Fashion

Corrie Nielsen LFW s/s 2013 Always with something structured, bold and yet somehow utterly modest, Corrie Nielsen’s designs consistenly seem to draw the sharpest intake of breath from me. Not for their outrageousness – though occasionally I screw up my eyes trying to understand the logistics of the garments, a skirt like a giant bell, swathes of fabric wrapping […]

September 25, 2012FashionContinue Reading

LFW S/S 2013 Maria Grachvogel

  In the first of a series of reviews of London Fashion Week s/s 2013, find a review by me – Helen Martin – of Maria Grachvogel’s collection Pictures from Holly Giblin and The crackling television’s sound waves spark the air with a gentle, lapping of thrill. The vibrant flowers sit on the side table, […]

September 20, 2012FashionContinue Reading

The Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II smiling broadly on her wedding day (source) Watching the Queen’s coronation from 1952; the slow methodical walking, full skirted heavily detailed dress, unwavering expression, serious yet fuzzy grey picture and crackling choir of voices, is watching something that made up many dreams. Regardless about how you feel about the Royals, history, hope […]

May 29, 2012Art and craft, Fashion, IllustrationContinue Reading

Lako Bukia: LFW A/W 2012: Catwalk Review

Words & Photography by Akeela Bhattay Ever since I first discovered Lako Bukia’s collection on the catwalk, two seasons ago, I have been a keen follower of her work and have tremendously enjoyed the presentations of her distinct designs. So, I was very eager to see the unveiling of her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at London […]

March 12, 2012FashionContinue Reading

Fam Irvoll: LFW A/W 2012: Catwalk Review

Written & Illustrated by Emma Block This year everyone at London Fashion Week seemed to be getting in touch with their inner child; or maybe it was just the high cost of child care that lead to so many under-fives on the front row. There were a lot of shows where the presence of these […]

March 11, 2012FashionContinue Reading

Corrie Nielsen: LFW A/W 2012: Catwalk Review

Illustration by Emma Block Written by Emma Block. Photography by Akeela Bhattay. Corrie Nielsen was a show that held a great deal excitement for me; it was my first show of the new season and my first ever in the BFC main show space. I got papped in the queue to get in, which is […]

March 9, 2012FashionContinue Reading

Inbar Spector: LFW A/W 2012: Catwalk Review

Words and Photography by Akeela Bhattay Having vicariously followed her career via Gabby Young (who frequently wears Inbar Spector ensembles on stage) and Katie Antoniou, and then seeing her mesmerizing SS12 catwalk show in September, I could not wait to discover Inbar Spector’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at London Fashion Week. A rendition of Obsession, by […]

March 8, 2012FashionContinue Reading

Jasper Garvida: LFW A/W 2012: Catwalk Review

Written by Helen Martin. Photography by Akeela Bhattay. I think of myself as someone that goes in – shoo – and out – toosh -. Like that. Thus, clothes that are supposed to ‘hang’ in that nonchalant way, do not. I need fitted, waisted and feminine. Inevitably then, shapes from the past are those that […]

March 7, 2012FashionContinue Reading