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Get To Know Fashion East Newcomers Supriya Lele & ASAI

Pioneering non-profit initiative Fashion East was established by Lulu Kennedy and the Old Truman Brewery in 2000. With Kennedy very much still at the helm, the scheme champions emerging designers, showcasing their work at London Fashion Week each season. Designers are selected by Fashion East’s panel of eminent industry figures who offer guidance and mentoring…

The Resonance Of The Jester In Contemporary Culture

The jester has remained an obscure character throughout history, fascinating world rulers and, long after, countless eminent artists from Cézanne to Picasso. The European words used to denote this figure, including fool, buffoon, harlequin, clown and jongleur, among many others, are nebulous, reflecting the mercurial man. Interestingly, most of the Chinese terms used for jester…

Mandi Lennard: A Hidden Force In Fashion

Buying clothes, contributing to fashion magazines and organising Ken’s birthday party: it might sound like a fantasy job spec but this is a real career. Mandi Lennard is one of the most diverse and experienced figures working within British fashion today, yet it’s quite likely you might not have heard of her. She operates behind…

The PRs Behind London Fashion Week

The fashion industry largely revolves around creating an identity that captures and retains the attention of the consumer through a multitude of outputs, spanning presentations and shows, campaigns, editorial content, endorsements, retail spaces, events, and, of course, the merit of the products themselves. Building a brand is often a complex process and here the role…

Interviews

Interview: Ben Murphy, Photographer

London-based photographer Ben Murphy works all over the world, and has exhibited his images at the Courtauld and Architectural Association galleries among others. Notably, he has work in the permanent collections of the V&A and the National Portrait Gallery. Murphy has utilised the aesthetic potential of photography to create an impressive body of work as…

Interview: Tom Oldroyd, Chef & Founder of Oldroyd

Prior to setting up his own restaurant, Tom Oldroyd was Chef-Director of Russell Norman’s Polpo group, critical in launching the Venetian small plates concept back in 2009. He left the company to focus on his independent venture, Oldroyd, located in Islington’s foodie nucleus, Upper Street. The restaurant offers a daily-changing European menu built around seasonal…

Interview: Christabel Macgreevy, Artist & Co-Founder Of...

London-native Christabel MacGreevy graduated from Central Saint Martins back in 2014, exploring photography, illustration and textiles during her bachelors in Fine Art. The versatile maker, who has maintained a longstanding interest in fashion, launched Itchy Scratchy Patchy with friend and model Edie Campbell shortly after leaving art school. The duo’s embroidered depictions of bodybuilders in…

 

Interview: Ben Murphy, Photographer

London-based photographer Ben Murphy works all over the world, and has exhibited his images at the Courtauld and Architectural Association galleries among others. Notably, he has work in the permanent collections of the V&A and the National Portrait Gallery. Murphy has utilised the aesthetic potential of photography to create an impressive body of work as…

Simone Rocha Launches New York Outpost

Born in Ireland, Simone Rocha graduated with a BA in Fashion from The National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2008, continuing to graduate from the acclaimed Fashion MA at Central Saint Martins College. Rocha debuted at London Fashion Week in September 2010, showing with Fashion East. Her collections have gained her some…

Selfridges’ Unforgettable Pop-Up Concepts, Windows & Installations

Over the years Selfridges has garnered a reputation for creating some of the city’s most inspiring window displays, consistently challenging preconceptions of retail design and merchandising. Collaborating with innovative designers, artists, performers and brands, the iconic department store manages to keep its image refreshed. Following the recent inception of the Fashion East Pop-Up Store, headed…

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