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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Collection - Summer Sizzler - Buy your tickets now!





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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Sonisphere!

This summer FashionCapital will be teaming up with muician network Listenout.net to cover music and style at Sonisphere festival!

With some of the biggest alternative acts performing this is hotting up to be one of the best festivals this festival season! Described by THE GUARDIAN as “The UK’s premier metal festival” music lovers will be flocking in their thousands to Knebsworth to bask in the English sun and the crazy atmosphere!

Last year our coverage uncovered shopping and style tips from music industry execs, stars such as Pearl Aday and the lovely lads from Family Force 5.



During this summers festival Friday night will see the debut UK performance of The Big 4 with headliners Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax performing together for the first time ever in the UK. This rock god line up continues with Biffy Clyro on Saturday and Slipknot closing the festival on Sunday. As well as these metal legends there will also be performances Limp Bizkit, The Mars Volta, Motorhead and Architects.

Since its inception, Sonisphere has proved that it is more than just your average Rock Festival, putting Abba tribute act Bjorn Again alongside the top names in rock and metal in its first year and delivering a hugely successful comedy line up boasting the likes of Tim Minchin (who has since gone on to become a household name) in its second. This diversity has meant that the festival goers stand shoulder to shoulder despite fashion and musical differences and makes a great mix pot for festival style!

This year we will see comedy genius Bill Bailey perform on the Sunday evening supported throughout the weekend by Jackass star Steve-O, Andrew Oneill and hosted by Jarred Christmas.

After all the live shows finish the real party begins with incredible DJ acts from all over the country whipping up a dance party frenzy until the early hours including : A1 Bassline, Tek-One, Alfie and Innerpartysystem.

Here’s a peak at style spotted last summer…


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Name: Helen
Menswear Buyer

Verdict: Helen uses her fashion knowledge to create a cute retro outfit. The polka dot dress is so lighthearted and mixed stylishly with cute accessories such as the camera pendant, vintage style belt, over sized sunnies and scarf head band. Helen was a FashionCapital regular as a student – that must be where she gets her style!




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Name: Eleanor
Works for Universal Records

Verdict: Eleanor mixes rock chick with chic vintage style. She has combined a vintage style studded leather jacket with layers of cute gold necklaces, rockabilly leopard print shorts and battered lace up ankle boots. I love the outfit – obviously it helps that Eleanor is a stunner!







Keep your eyes peeled for band interviews and style spotted!

SONISPHERE KNEBWORTH takes place 8th - 10th July 2011 at KNEBWORTH HOUSE. For tickets and more info go to www.sonispherefestivals.com


This Years Line up...

THE BIG 4 - METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX
BIFFY CLYRO
SLIPKNOT

BAD RELIGION
AIRBOURNE
ALESTORM
ALL TIME LOW
AMPLIFIER
ANBERLIN
THE ANSWER
ANTERIOR
ARCANE ROOTS
ARCH ENEMY
ARCHITECTS
BLACK BREATH
BLOOD RED SHOES
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
BLACK SPIDERS
BLACK TIDE
CANCER BATS
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY
CEREBRAL BALLZY
CHERRI BOMB
THE CRAVE
DECADE
THE DEFILED
DEMONIC RESURRECTION
DIAMOND HEAD
DON BROCO
EXIT TEN
FIREWIND
FLATS
FLETCHER
FOUR YEAR STRONG
FOZZY
GALLOWS
GLAMOUR OF THE KILL
GOJIRA
GRINSPOON
HAMMER OF THE GODS
HAYSEED DIXIE
HOUNDS
HOUSE OF PAIN
IN FLAMES
INNERPARTYSYSTEM
INME
JAPANESE VOYEURS
JETTBLACK
KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES
KILLING JOKE
KYLESA
LIMP BIZKIT
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS
THE MARS VOLTA
MASTODON
ME VS HERO
MOJO FURY
MOTÖRHEAD
MY PASSION
NO AMERICANA
ONE MINUTE SILENCE
OPETH
ORANGE GOBLIN
PANIC CELL
PARADISE LOST
PARKWAY DRIVE
PERIPHERY
PROTEST THE HERO
PULLED APART BY HORSES
REVOKER
RICHARD CHEESE
RISE TO REMAIN
RIVAL SONS
ROLO TOMASSI
THE SAFETY FIRE
SAINT JUDE
SIX HOUR SUNDOWN
SLAM CARTEL
SONS OF ICARUS
SONIC BOOM SIX
SUM 41
SYLOSIS
TEK-ONE
TESSERACT
THE SISTERS OF MERCY
TITLE FIGHT
THE TREATMENT
TURBOGEIST
TURBOWOLF
THE VIRGIN MARYS
VOLBEAT
WATAIN
WEEZER
WHILE SHE SLEEPS
YOU AND WHAT ARMY
YOU ME AT SIX
YOUNG LEGIONNAIRE

COMEDY LINE-UP:
BILL BAILEY
STEVE-O
SEAN HUGHES
HOWARD MARKS
BRENDON BURNS
ANDREW MAXWELL
ANDREW O NEILL
TIFFANY STEVENSON
BOB SLAYER
JARRED CHRISTMAS
JASON JOHN WHITEHEAD,
JASON ROUSE
JIM BREUER
JIM SMALLMAN

PLUS DJ SETS FROM:
A1 BASSLINE
ALFIE
FOLD
INNERPARTYSYSTEM
STAN SB
TEK ONE


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Graduate Fashion Week – Gala Show & Awards

Graduate Fashion Week celebrated its 20th Birthday this year – 20 years of helping fashion graduates to find employment and success within the fashion industry.
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The Gala show is much the same every year with awards, celebs and goodie bags.There were a scary amount of empty seats in the audience including third row. Obviously the goody bags had been swiped pretty early on but the seats wereleft vacataed throughout the show.

The Gala begins with an introduction by Caryn Franklin and Jeff Banks, incredibly informal and occasionally amusing as they banter across the stage between introducing  guest presenters - the likes of Sophie Ellis Bextor, Heidi from the Sugababes, Harold Tillman and Laura Bailey. Mainly the presenting was a little forced, some of the 'celebs' obviously either mad or wasted.

The presentation of awards always takes to long and that's probably why less people have bothered going this year.... full list of winners and nominees will follow. Yawn.

HOWEVER!!!

Rory Longdon from Nottingham Trent University was named the winner of the Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award  winning £20k and chosen by a panel of judges including Amanda Wakeley, Patrick Grant and Lucy Yeomans.  His collection was gorgeous and very will finished with superb styling that really helped grab the attention of the judges. The knitwear collection featured exposed zips, metallic details and slim, straight 90’s silhouettes.
Marissa Owen from the University of Central Lancashire won the Women’s wear Award with her ragamuffin collection of draping, clashing prints, bulbous structuring and playful primary colours. Although this collection was not to everyone’s taste it scooped a top prize and was described as ‘An intelligent concept that was playful, exuberant and beautifully executed in vibrant colours and print’.


Felix Chabluk Smith from Edinburgh College of Art took home the menswear award with a collection of simple men’s tailoring using traditional patterns with a fresh modern twist, following current trends with pleats, panelling and short, wide legged shorts.


Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award went to Dominique Kral from Northbrook College who mixed crazy geometric graphic prints in green with chunky grey cable knit creating a striking but odd collection. The collection was cohesive and stood out as avante gard amongst the other nominees.

International Award went to Christina Economu from Marangoni Paris for her brightly coloured collection of clashing prints, print pop colours and asymmetric tailoring details. Her collection was similar to the winner of the Womenswear award with the mix of prints and traditional wearable shapes and tailoring.
Congratulations to all the winners! Nominee report will follow!

Much Love
Jemima Daisy



Yes... there will also be photos!

Caught on Camera!

Once again I have stumbled in front of a camera with no idea what to say and slightly inebriated (as always apparently!). Firstly at Graduate Fashion Week's party last night.




I should have known this wouldnt be a succcess when I couldnt hear the first question... Dont you just love the bit where I blank out on the ultimate accessory this summer. 'Ray Bans? Just look hot! Buy me a handbag!'. Silly Bitch.



Another favourite camera moment...'Haulocaust Haute Couture'. My 'first politically incorrect slur on camera'!

Much Love
Jemima Daisy x

London College of Fashion BA Show

The London College of Fashion has regularly snubbed Graduate Fashion Week – choosing to hold its shows during the same week but in a different location.

This snobbery seems a little 'off' but has not left a sour taste in anyone’s champagne judging by the huge presence of industry figures such as Harold Tillman, chairman of the British Fashion Council and huge GFW supporter.

The catwalk presentation is impressive and fabulously styled obviously having a slightly larger budget than the smaller catwalk shows held at graduate fashion week. The warehouse-like setting at 2 Kingdom street was a perfectly trendy setting for such a show providing a slightly dusty blank canvas.

Awards are presented to exceptional designers from the college.

The Biddle Sawyer Silks Award for Innovative Use of Fabrics went to Stine Rees who used exposed seams, frayed patterns and mixed soft fabrics with chunky fur, high shine plastics and metalics to create a highly unusual collection using a huge range of fabrics.

The Barnett Lawson Best Use of Trimmings award was well prepared for this year with students seemingly trimming every garment as well as the shoes! The winner was Charlotte Barry who created a stunning mustard gold collection with eastern influences, a hint of regality and dripping with embellishment and appliqué. The award was well deserved!!

The Collection of the Year award was presented by Samata Angel, long standing contributor and friend to fashioncapital.co.uk, who has recently been named Red magazines ‘woman to watch under 30’. The winner of this category was Wun Wun Nova Chiu who’s collection was beautifully hand embellished, incredibly detailed and was a mixture between inca traditional dress and the Spanish matador! Strong colours and glittering embellishment caught the judges attention and this collection was obviously incredibly well put together. Fur was used to create structure and clashing prints brought this collection bang on trend.

Congrats to all the winners!



The show was followed by the ‘very VIP’ after party serving champagne to students and press alike – the divide painfully obvious between the students desperately trying to avoid making conversation with anyone too important and sneaking as many free drinks down as possible while the press and VIPs separated into their cliques of industry bods, super journos, celeb + hangers on, bloggers and everyone inbetween!


On a personal note :
Let's face it... this show is pretty much exactly the same as all the other graduate shows - I realise that there is a huge amount of talent coming from LCF but it is no greater than the talent streaming into GFW from all over the country! This became just as monotomous!

Full catwalk report will follow

Jemima Daisy

Monday, 6 June 2011

Graduate Fashion Week - UCA Epsom

UCA Epsom

Some of the most inspired designs from UCA Epsoms Graduate Fashion Week collections….

Howra A-Sekaifi

Using camel tones and mixing khaki laser cut leather with almost tribal elements of fur, asymmetric cut out shapes and layers of light animal prints. Long fluid fringing made appearances and accessorised the collection.   

Rebecca Wales
Oriental inspired a-line cape dresses accessorised with bright accriylic jewelrry as well as tribal looking pendants of bright blue fringing. The gorgeous finale was a stunning jackered blue cape with a metallic gold lining. The knife pleats and ruffles were executed beautifully.

Dora Acquaviva
An intensely ready to wear collection featuring on trend shades of soft camel, sand and black piping and detail. The lines were feminied and tight and encorporated a range of fabrics including mesh, tight body con jersey and heavier leather. The finale was a black jump suit with sheer maxi wide legs and leather shorts and top.

Rachel Evans mixed 40’s pencil skirt chic with oriental pleating, ruffles and cape shapes. This collection was very sellable and mixed inspiration well with highstreet needs.

Veera
Shapeless shift dresses androgynised models with a playful edge with apron like school dresses, finishing on the knee. Outerwear featured large contrasting buttons as a bold statement.

Hannah Rigby’s collection was entirely made of denim with the exception on one oversized jacket. Denim was frayed, quilted, used as applique and built into padded structure to create a collection of high school inspired denim-fest…. A little too much perhaps.  

This uni had obviously hammered home the importance of pleats, the 40's and oriental inspiration this season with so many of the collections coming out with much of the same. How ever some of these designers managed to take this to a totally new level of ingenuity...
Much Love 
Jemima Daisy