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Fashion in Motion

Monday, July 8th, 2013 , 1 Comment

On Friday the 19th of July the V&A will host their next Fashion in Motion, celebrating the 25th anniversary of designer Jenny Packham , one of the UK’s most successful independent fashion brands. At four free catwalk shows (at 1.00, 3.00, 5.00 and 8.00 pm) in the V&A’s Raphael Gallery, Packman will present highlights of her collections to [...]

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Art in a Time of Austerity

Thursday, July 4th, 2013 , No Comments

Lyons Teashops were a cultural institution in more ways than one. The company’s innovations included 24 hour opening and eye catching window displays but in the post-war period keeping up appearances proved difficult. Lyon & Co’s solution was to commission three series of lithographs from Britain’s most popular artists – including Edward Bawden, John Piper [...]

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New Designers, Focus three

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 , No Comments

The final post on New Designers… Fiona Trumpery, of Cardiff Metropolitan University, admires Louise Bourgeois’ sweeping use of varied techniques and her uncompromising attitude to life and hardship through her work. Selvedge subscribers can purchase tickets in advance for £9. Part 1: 26-29 of June, Part 2: 3-6 of July. Visit www.newdesigners.com and quote NDSELVEDGE.

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New Designers, Focus two

Monday, June 24th, 2013 , No Comments

The second post on this year’s design graduates. Sara-Jayne Martin, from Swansea Metropolitan, looks to fashion giant Valentino in her work on tapestry and embroidery. Liza Riccardi, graduating from Buckinghamshire New University, loves Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen’s re-imagining of old techniques in the digital age. Purchase tickets in advance for the New Designs show here [...]

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New Designers, Focus one

Monday, June 24th, 2013 , No Comments

This post is brought to you in three parts, all celebrating the talents of this year’s textile graduates. Hannah Ellicot, of the Bath School of Art and Design, is inspired by the boundary-breaking of artists such as Hussein Chalayan. Stephanie Tudor, of Central Saint Martins, has been inspired by Nacho Carboneli to see fashion and [...]

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Show and Tell: Winter Fair Profiles

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 , No Comments

We admire initiative almost as much as we admire well-designed textiles and Becky Broome has both in abundance. Shortly after graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) in Embroidery, Becky’s desire to design homewares and gifts led her to establish Becky Broome Ltd. It’s a small company run by Kristian and Becky, a [...]

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Art in Action

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 , No Comments

We are looking forward to this annual fair which provides an opportunity for artists and craftsmen to showcase their skills by exhibiting their creations & wares. As well as a list of talented designer-makers including Carole Waller & Rosalind Wyatt (pictured opposite), there are lectures and master classes ranging from textiles to beekeeping and sculpture [...]

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Decorex International 2011

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 , No Comments

This year at London Design Festival, Decorex International, the country’s leading design exhibition, will be working around the theme ‘Cherished Places’. A host of over 250 designers will be ‘exploring the creation of sanctuary and our cherished places’ including well-known brands, small UK based artisans and brand new talent. It will be based in Chelsea [...]

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Yastik

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 , No Comments

Yet another feature of the London Design Festival is the launch of the autumn collection of Yastik by Rifat Özbek. In collaboration with Erdal Karaman, Özbek uses a mix of eclectic, handmade fabrics and patterns to create a meld of Turkish and English style. Each shop sports its own line that echoes its location. The [...]

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Fendi and The Royal College Of Art

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 , 1 Comment

Fendi is enlisting the help of the Royal College Of Art’s prestigious Design Products Department to celebrate the opening of its new store on Sloane Street. The students will create window and in-store displays using innovative Fendi products and discarded materials. The display will be in store until the 25th of September as part of [...]

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