Friday, 30 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
“The Live Issue takes the conventional pages of a magazine and brings them to life in 3D. Uniting fashion, film, music and art to create an experience that allows you to step inside the issue and explore the pages room by room".
Myself and Wafa (Sketchbook editor) will be hosting a stand along with some of the Sketchbook writers, who will be busy tapping away at their laptops and interviewing key guests such as Pam Hogg. We will also have our on-sight illustrator Gabriela Mot sketching the guests on the spot.
An intimate interview with Pam Hogg will be screened alongside key pieces from her collection and other short films and imagery. Designer Rachel Freire who presented at On/Off this LFW, will be there with Izzy Electric collaborating on a sound installation. The night will also hold an exclusive screening of Gabriel Gettman’s fashion film in collaboration with Bitchingandjunkfood.com and live art from illustrator Nikki Farquharson and print designer Marie Hill. The Live Issue illustration competition, in collaboration with Don’t Panic Magazine, offered budding illustrators the chance to design a print to be used on the goody bags and displayed in the Don't Panic exhibition room. Other things to look forward to are the interactive advertising room, featuring Commes Des Garcons ads and a Live DJ set from i-D magazine’s music editor, Princess Julia.
The Event is at The Future Gallery on Wednesday May 5th from 7-11pm and is invitation only. If you'd like to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the guestlist.
Monday, 26 April 2010
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
I was invited down to day 2 of Alternative Fashion Week at Spitalfields Traders Market to view a range of collections by new and emerging designers, who have each fought for a place in the final 60. Alternative Fashion Week 2010 is presented by Alternative Arts, with daily catwalk shows at 1.15pm all this week.
Tuesday’s line up included 4.2morrow, Charlie Chambers, CoolTan Arts, Dorota Damian, Hackney Community College, Hanna Kille, Prilly Lewis, Pavel Merxuz, Georgia Nash, Stacey Richards, Tanya Smith, Kimberley Startup, Hayley Trezise and West Thames College.
I was there to support contemporary designer TANYA SMITH. Tanya graduated from Leeds College of Art last summer and has been interning at high street fashion houses and working on her own collection since. The Natural Look AW 10/11 was inspired by shapes, contours and colours found at Kew Gardens.
Key pieces included an oversized coral jacket with large lapels and an ankle length dress with dolman sleeves, high-waist structured bottle green jeans with top-stitched pleating detail and retro floral printed (by textile designer Anna Maria Horner) side pockets. Jumpsuits were also heavily featured in the collection, shown both on their own or teamed with interesting jackets.
Another collection that caught the eye, though not for the same reasons, was Come On Now Kimi, Grow Up by KIMBERLEY STARTUP, a nostalgic collection including wooden toys and colourful accessories, which sent the photographers crazy.
The final designer GEORGIA NASH showcased her collection The Nut Was Too Strong to Crack, with each model representing a different character from The Nutcracker production. The velvet, satin and silk fabrics beautifully complemented the shapes and layers of the outfits, each teamed with interesting accessories including clutch bags and oversized bows with little wooden nutcracker dolls glued to the models’ heels.
Here's a clip of what went on behind the scenes:
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
We were lucky enough to twist John-Paul Thurlow's arm enough for him to let us exhibit his some of his artwork from his Covers series at the Sketchbook pop-up shop. The private view was last Sunday with Pocket Satellite playing 2 live sets.
Here's a little preview of what went on...
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
I am delighted to announce that we will be showcasing John-Paul Thurlow's solo exhibition at the Sketchbook pop-up shop from Sunday 11th April. The private view will be held from 3-6pm on Sunday and will include live music from Pocket Satellite as well as complimentary drinks and cakes. Hope to see you there...
John Paul Thurlow: 11 April, 2010
Leading fashion illustration magazine Sketchbook collaborates with renowned cover illustrator John-Paul Thurlow in his first ever exhibition.
Celebrating 50 years of fashion and music in the Newburgh Quarter of Carnaby
Sunday 11th April, 2010 3:00- 6:00pm 10 NEWBURGH STREET, CARNABY W1
7th April, 2010 / London, UK: In their continuous mission to support the art of illustration, fashion illustration magazine Sketchbook is collaborating with famed cover illustrator John-Paul Thurlow, to showcase and celebrate his works so far. John-Paul Thurlow will be showcasing his famed illustrated covers that pay homage to every magazine he has ever owned for the very first time, and more.
Created using fine pencil lines with astounding delicacy, these magazine covers show incredible technical skill. Rather than simply reproducing old covers, though, he adds punkish scribbles and leaves parts incomplete, alluding to the artist’s struggles and frustrations with perfection. Our exhibition shows the working process by exposing the different layers of progression until the piece is finished.
London-based graphic designer John-Paul Thurlow, who currently works as part of a creative agency with high profile clients like Gucci, launched his projects Covers, which is now being turned into a limited edition book (print run of 100) featuring his first 100 covers. Recently featured on this month's Elle as an Elle Preview and with Spike Jonze already asking to buy one, Sketchbook couldn't be more excited to be hosting a special exhibition for the famed illustrator at the pop-up shop.
The Sketchbook pop-up shop has already seen an influx of high profile art and fashion industry experts, including Yvan Rodic of fashion blog The Facehunter, Charlotte Smith from leading online fashion marketing agency Glam Media and also host of her own blog Stylecartel, Laetitia Wajnapel of Mademoiselle Robot, Disney Roller Girl, and over 50 others in attendance.
Fashion designers Maria Francesca Pepe and Yan To also provided an insightful look on what it takes to become a fashion designer.
Marian Kihogo, blogger of mariankihogo.com and also a celebrity fashion stylist, described it as “walking through a live version of an issue of Sketchbook.” Whilst first issue cover girl Susie Bubble said “Sketchbook had enlisted an incredible roster of illustrators for the pop-up shop.”
Nestled in the East Quarter of Carnaby, central London, the Newburgh Quarter is a treasure trove of unique projects and inspiring people. The area is packed with independent boutiques showcasing unique fashion, art and design. It is here at 10 Newburgh Street, Carnaby, W1 that Sketchbook has been holding its hugely-anticipated Pop-Up Shop, in celebration of Carnaby’s 50 years of fashion and music, with live bands playing every Sunday.
Some of the upcoming events and lectures include the Blogs and Brands panel discussion on Thurs, April 8 with Leon Bailey-Green, Dwain Lucktung, Ollie Olanipekun and Style Salvage Steve to name a few, also, a live interview with Lee Lapthorne, creative director of On|Off and not forgetting live music by the upcoming band POCKET SATELLITE.
Join us at the private viewing to get a first glance at these amazing works. There will be drinks and cupcakes provided by ENIOLA’S OhSF Treats and entertainment by upcoming band Pocket Satellite. Based in Sheffield, Pocket Satellite’s sound is a blend of acoustic, folk and alternative sounds that incorporate a wide variety of instruments.
10 Newburgh Street, Carnaby, London W1F 7RN.
Private view: Sunday 11th April 2010
Exhibition open from Sunday 11th April – Monday 19th April 2010
Monday to Saturday: 10am-7pm, Sundays: 12noon-6pm
To RSVP to the private view or request more information please contact: email@example.com