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5 Minutes with Hannah Williams RCA 2015

I met Hannah Williams a few seasons back in 2013  while styling Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch show, Hannah was selected along side designers Helen Lawrence and Renli Su to show at London Fashion Week.  In 2013 Hannah won both the  Graduate Fashion Week 2013 Womenswear and Fashion Innovation Awards and she also won the Muuse winner 2013.  Hannah collection was so innovative and exciting. The avant garde silicone dresses in pretty soft pastel colours had imprints of gigantic...

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A

The thing about shoes is, it doesn't matter how tall, short, chubby or fat we are, we can all wear shoes - they don't discriminate. We might even be willing to squeeze and squish our toes because we can't resist wearing the perfect pair of  high heels. Shoes have the power to make us feel stronger, taller, sexier, prettier or more powerful - they can do just about anything for us. Shoes are magical, there are The Red Shoes in Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale, then there are...

5 Minutes with Hannah Wallace Graduate Fashion Week 2015 Gold Award

This year's Graduate Fashion Week Gala had almost as many menswear collections as womenswear. I was a judge on the selection committee this year alongside Volker Kettenniss, Natasha Cowen, Helen Low, Sarah Brennand and Hilary Alexander who has been on the Executive Committee and championing GFW, which is a charity, now in its 24th year. This season we saw some exciting menswear. Hannah Wallace, from Manchester School of Art, won two awards: the prestigious Gold Award and Creative Catwalk...

Bowling at Chanel: Chance Eau Vive

I find most perfume tv commercials a bit boring, but really how do you get the spirit of a scent on TV? The new Chanel 'Chance Eau Vive' campaign directed by Jean-Paul Goude  is so charming. It takes place in a Chanel styled bowling alley and all the models Cindy Bruna, Romy Schonberger, Rianne Van Rompaey and Sigrid Agren are in beautiful pastel skirts with crop tops in lace and black vests. The pins and bowling balls are all large perfume bottles - it feels magical.  If only...

Kate Spade in London

I love the world of Kate Spade - their brand promise is to lead an interesting life, to inspire colorful living. They recently celebrated the Chelsea Flower show with a dinner in South Kensington and the flowers were so delightful that you had to look twice before you realized the arrangement was made with tea cups and saucers. Kate Spade is whimsical with a hint of quirkiness - I have a handbag in the shape of a watering can and oddly enough it's practical: I can actually fit my...

The Telephone Box

If you're doing a shoot and you want to make sure everyone knows you're in London you'll want something British and iconic like either a letter or telephone box or anywhere along Embankment in the shoot. The British telephone box as been around since 1926 and it's not something that any of us would want to see become obsolete but I don't remember the last time I ever used a pay phone. Whenever I'm visiting a different city I'm always looking for wifi but if you're a tourist or live...

Run Like a Girl!

Do you run like a girl? I hope so!!! You might have already seen this video as it came out in 2014 by award-winning documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield. It was a social experiment for the brand Always. It made me think of the Friends' episode with Phoebe running in Central Park - running like a girl with limbs flying (like the stereotype) but owning it, expressing herself and having so much fun. I get tired of stereotypes and this video shows that when people were asked to do...

5 Minutes with Mr D.London-Socks!

I've always loved socks, so I was very happy when my friend, Mr D. launched Mr D London in 2014. There is always a need for a good pair of socks - menswear can be quite subtle and it's the accessories that can make all the difference.  Mr D's sock are bright and colourful to sleek and smart and they are made of quality cotton.  It's easy to understand Mr D.'s love of colour.  He's is a not only a luxury menswear sock designer who has had a prolific career right from the start;...

Global Fashion Awards Short List Breakthough Talent 2015!

This year is the 5th WGSN Global Fashion Awards. They receive hundreds of entries that are then judged by an international panel of experts, attracting entries from more than 50 countries. It's important to recognize and celebrate new talent, and my favourite category is Breakthough Talent and previous winners include William Tempest ,Emma J Shipley, Emma Yeo This year British jewellery designer Sarah Angold is designing WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2015 trophies.  ‘When we first...

University of East London Fashion Preview 2015 – “Process East”

Most often when I go to an event I have no idea of what to expect and tonight was one of those evenings. The University of East London exhibited the work of their graduate students 2015 from Print & Textile, Fashion Design and Fashion Digital for a private preview. The event had quite a buzz to it - it was a full house! The exhibition took place in East London at the Hoxton Archways, a very intimate and personal environment creating the perfect vibe to celebrate - it almost felt...

Want to get involved? Graduate Fashion Week

I'm already planning the next issue of DISORDER magazine for our annual Graduate Fashion Week Issue 2015! Want to get involved? I'm looking for new talent,  graduates including journalists, streetstyle photographers and illustrators! Email me at rebekah@disordermagazine.com [youtube...

Pitch Perfect 2 – modern day girl power!

I was at a preview screening for Pitch Perfect 2 last night, and it's a great way to see a movie - the screening room at the May Fair Hotel was huge and the picture and sound were state-of-the-art. The movie was fun, well-made, and had girl power and feminism written all over it only in what I think is a very modern way - i.e. you don't have to call it girl power or feminism. It's just about girls figuring out who they are and what they're going to do with their lives. Elizabeth Banks...

Getting Back on the Bike: 5 Minutes with Rachel Thomas of Brake Bike

As soon as the weather gets warmer I want to go for a bike ride - but I'm a bit too hesitant to cycle in London.   I thought I'd ask Rachel Thomas of Brake Bikes for her advice. How do I get started? The important thing is off course is to have a bike, (a brake bike would be a great start). If you already have a bike that has been in the shed over the winter ..... get it serviced and checked out by a bike mechanic in your local bike shop. Buying a bike can be intimidating, so at Brake...

If you’re a Young Designer you’ll want to apply for Fashion Scout SS16 London & Paris Fashion Week

It's that time of year and if you're a young fashion designer you're already thinking about what to do next and it can be daunting. Fashion Scout is in its 18th season and has supported a whole generation of designers including Peter Pilotto, Felder Felder, David Koma, William Tempest, Eudon Choi, Pam Hogg, Fyodor Golan, Agi & Sam and most recently Phoebe English and Xiao Li, You can apply for catwalk shows, including Merit and Ones to Watch, presentations, installations, London...

Fashion in Motion with Grace Wales Bonner at the V&A

Grace Wales Bonner is a recent graduate from Central Saint Martins who was awarded the 2014 L'Oreal Professional Talent Award and showed her Autumn/Winter 2015 collection at Fashion East Man.  It's exciting to see such a young designer getting so much attention: Grace is 23 and just showcased her work  at the V&A as part of Fashion In Motion!  Her collection, Ebonics plays with the idea of what is authentic black masculinity. Many of the garments are embellished with Swarovski...

Fashion Museum announces Gareth Pugh for Dress of the Year 2014

Tonight at Bath in Fashion Rosemary Harden, Manager of the Fashion Museum announced that Katie Grand has chosen a dress from Gareth Pugh's A/W 2014 as the Dress of the Year. We were given a first look at the dress and it's quite an exciting piece to see.  You can't really tell by looking at the dress but it's made of plastic. It's three dresses with a large belt that holds it together. It looks stunning and ethereal but knowing that it's so disposable gives it such an eerie...

Thea Porter at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Thea Porter was one of the pioneers of one of the most iconic looks in British fashion: bohemian chic. The exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum is really important in that it actually fills a gap in fashion history. The guest curator of the exhibition, Laura McLaws Helms, took us through the exhibition and of course knew all of Thea Porter's history (she's even written a book about Thea Porter), but when she started researching she said she found only a few paragraphs on the internet,...

Bentley Fragrances Launch at the Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street

Some events are very interesting from a branding perspective - this was the launch of the new Bentley Fragrances line for men, by the same company that makes the iconic luxury automobiles. The Bentley brand is all about very high quality and this event reflected that - the location was the Sky Garden at the new 20 Fenchurch Street, also known as the "walkie talkie" in London because of it's shape. The Sky Garden is on the top floor and is a very open, luxurious space with lots of foliage and...

Royal College of Art Work in Progress Show 2015

These images are from the private viewing at the Royal College of Art - Student Work in Progress Show 2015. The exhibition gives you the opportunity to see  the creative process of some of the up and coming design students in Ceramics & Glass, Jewellery & Metal, Fashion Menswear, Fashion Womenswear and Textiles. It was a great evening and the work exhibited was so inspiring! The event is on from 21 January 2015 to 25 January 2015 | 10am – 5pm at the Royal College of Art...

Breakfast Cereal on Brick Lane

Sometimes all I want is a bowl of cereal - usually at night just before bed. I never had sugary cereals growing up, they were band from our household but we were allowed a spoonful of brown sugar on porridge... I'd look longingly at Lucky Charms and Coco Puffs but we'd quickly bypass them for Weetabix in the grocery store. Of course as an adult I'm happy to have only a few cavities and good teeth but now I can look at the cereals as a treat - really as a dessert or comfort food. The...

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