Friday, 19 March 2010

Tempest and Doii: The Perfect Shot

Catwalk photographer Christopher Dadey has created a great catalogue of catwalk shots from two of our top shows, William Tempest and Doii. Each show is perfectly documented in this easy to use image gallery, so if you missed a look, or want to review your favourite floor length, all singing, all dancing, catwalk number, then search no more, this site has it all!

Fiona Anderson

Thursday, 18 March 2010

F-Tape Auction: Artwork by Gemma Slack and Dean Quinn

Artwork by Dean Quinn

Artwork by Gemma Slack

The fabulous designers, Gemma Slack and Dean Quinn, have pushed their sketch pads aside, dusted off their easels and gone all high brow on us as part of an arty project run by F-Tape. Collaborating with the equally fabulous Volt magazine and Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED, Hannah Marshall, Craig Lawrence, Holly Fulton, Katie Eary, Fred Butler and Manjit Deu also join Slack and Quinn in the project, whereby each designer has customised an oversized, uber chic cover of the much loved magazine, Volt, in their signature aesthetic.

Be it minimal and modern, embellished up to the gills, or manipulated and moulded into an entirely new image, the result is a stunning array of crystal encrusted, super sparkly, one off art pieces, and the good news is you can now get your mitts of them! The exquisite art works are now being auctioned live on F-Tape, giving you the chance to keep a piece of your favourite, most innovative designer up on your wall.

The auction ends of Monday, so let the frenzied, fashion-loving, bidding wars begin!

Fiona Anderson

Jasper Garvida: Up Close and Personal

Check out these detail shots from Jasper Garvida’s show, found on the style blog, Park and Cube. We especially loved the uber chunky, deliciously ostentatious, shiny, gold zip pulls, with Jasper's name proudly emblazoned across them. In a time when the label-less, American Apparel aesthetic is top banana, this wonderful display of pure, unapologetic luxe was utterly, absolutely fabulously, gorgeous.  See more from the show here. 

Fiona Anderson

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Ones to Watch: Behind the Scenes

These fabulous shots were taken backstage at our Ones To Watch show by Natalia Ilina.  With stunning attention to detail and fun, original composition, we love Ilina's fresh approach.  To have a look at the rest of her work, check out her website here

Fiona Anderson

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Susie Bubble Interviews Dean Quinn

Queen of fashion blogging, Susie Bubble, has interviewed the lovely Dean Quinn for Dazed Digital. The quick fire questioning delves into the inspiration behind Quinn’s intricate bead work and detailed aesthetic which dominated his highly embellished collection this season. Offering up an interesting insight into this charismatic young designer, we reckon it’s well worth a read.

Fiona Anderson

Jacob Kimmie Illustrations in Amelia's Magazine

We spied these lovely illustrations of the Jacob Kimmie show, on the website for Amelia’s Magazine. Drawn by Gemma Milly, the images show the vast amount of craftsmanship involved in Kimmie’s beautiful collection, as well as being accompanied by an interesting show review, too.

Fiona Anderson

Monday, 15 March 2010

Sport Relief: Kate Moss wears William Tempest, as seen in today's Metro

Ultimate fashion icon, Kate Moss, has been snapped wearing a stunning, futuristic, strapless dress from William Tempest’s AW10 collection for Sport Relief. The dress, partially made from recycled mosquito nets, is part of a charity shoot aimed at raising money for the Malaria No More campaign, whereby giving just £5 can buy someone a life-saving mosquito net. It’s great to see one of our fabulous designers using their talent for such a worthwhile cause, to learn more about the campaign, click here.

Fiona Anderson