28 October 2010


Encens Issue 26 from Susie Bubble on Vimeo.

This annual publication might be worth a look... new issue, £15 from good magazine stores.


Protégé, a new fashion accessories company are looking for talented under-graduate designers to design a range of bags for one season only. Submitted designs will be judged by the Protégé Panel which includes;
Victoria Makin (Accessories designer for Topshop and Mischa Barton)
Philippa Meighan (Senior Buyer for Accessories at New Look)
Maria Malone (Senior Lecturer of Fashion Buying at Manchester Metropolitan)
On the 6th Dec, two designers will be chosen and the collection will be distributed through boutiques, online and social selling. The winning designs won’t just go under the Protégé name, they will be named by or after the chosen student and through the Protégé website they will showcase your portfolio, click here for more information. This is a fantastic opportunity, if you are interested you need to get an application form from Charlie or Val. Good luck


Phoenix magazine is looking for new fashion designers, photographers, illustrators and writers to showcase both in the print magazine and for the re-launch of their website.

If you want the opportunity to be a part of this email your contact details to fashion@phoenixmag.co.uk so they can arrange to see your portfolio.

27 October 2010

The Warner Textiles Archive

The Textile Archive is closed to the public during the winter months but a programme of events has been planned as follows:
17th November 2010 – ‘Winter Silks Tour’ 10.30am to 1pm.
A look at some of the sumptuous silks woven by Warner & Sons during your behind the scenes tour of the Archive. £5.50 includes tea and coffee

29th – 30th January 2011 – Textile Fair – 11am to 4pm
Vintage Textiles – Beads – Patchwork – Books – Fabric by the Metre – Trimmings – Arts & Crafts – Gifts - Admission £2. Refreshments available.

26th February 2011 – ‘Spring Textile Tour’ 10.30am to 1pm.
Explore the rich history of floral design in the hand woven and hand printed fabrics by Warner & Sons, from Owen Jones through to Eddie Squires. Includes tour of the Archive. £5.50 includes tea and coffee

2nd March 2011 – ‘Starting out in Textiles’ – 10.30am – 3.30pm
Textile Designs of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s.
A look at Warner & Sons through these dynamic decades of design. Talk and Tour. See the original fabrics and wallpapers from our amazing Archive.
£10 - to include tea and coffee. Please bring your own lunch.
For booking and further information contact Braintree District Museum Service ph.
(01376) 325 266

The Design Museum: Fashion Talks Series

You should take a look at the Design Museum Website for information on forthcoming talks: Drawing Fahsion, Fashion Debate,Manolo Blahnik and Stephen Jones.

Yohji Yamamoto

From 12 March - 10 July 2011, the V&A will present a retrospective of the work of visionary Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. Conceived as a site-specific installation with its core in Gallery 38 and small interventions throughout the V&A, Yamamoto’s menswear collections will be included in the display of his work for the first time. Each space will take its own meaning within the narrative of the exhibition which explores Yohji Yamamoto’s design world. Click here for more info

Rene Gruau: Line of Beauty

A celebration of the renowned illustrator René Gruau (1909-2004), who created some of the most iconic fashion images of the 20th century. This exciting exhibition held at Somerset House will showcase groundbreaking artworks including original illustrations for Christian Dior Parfums, vintage perfume bottles, sketches and magazines, as well as a selection of Dior Haute Couture dresses. Click here for details

20 October 2010


"A must for anybody who admires these very creative Japanese designers – It should be a brilliant exhibition" - Paul Smith

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion is the first exhibition in Europe to comprehensively survey avant-garde Japanese fashion, from the early 1980s to the present. Curated by the eminent Japanese fashion historian Akiko Fukai, Director of the Kyoto Costume Institute, the exhibition explores the unique sensibility of Japanese design, and its sense of beauty embodied in clothing.