profile: Ryan McGinley

PHOTOGRAPHS. Of pretty young things. Where nudity is the norm: whether in solitude with nature or amongst friends of a similar disposition. Voyeuristic connotations may be provoked. And he has come up against much criticism.  But there is something strangely compelling about viewing Ryan McGinley‘s photographs. They offer us a window; through which one gazes, … Continue reading

profile: Soojin Kang

SOOJIN Kang views today’s culture of mass production and disposable fashion as deeply problematic. Her suggestion is that we consider our basic needs against our possessions and use the materials already within our means wisely and beautifully. One of her outcomes has been a collection of ‘dressed furniture’. Kang’s sensitive approach has resulted in pieces … Continue reading

profile: Allyson Gee

ALLYSON Gee is a 2010 graduate in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Glasgow School of Art, whose work I discovered at New Designers. I was instantly intrigued by the way in which the delicate forms of the butterflies had been ‘captured’ within the metal framework. Drawing inspiration from the way in which entomology and lepidoptery uniformly … Continue reading

profile: Christian Wijnants

  THIS designer’s use of block colour and creation of interesting silhouettes in his latest collection caught my eye on the Sien website. A graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 2000, Christian Wijnants launched his own label in 2003. Over the years he has been praised for his knitwear research … Continue reading

profile: Seana Italia Redmond

THE Gorilla Coat is the amazing hand knitted creation of Seana Italia Redmond, by far my favourite piece within her collection entitled ‘Traces’.  Of this body of work Seana explains that: “Photography has been a tool to capture the elusive movement and texture of my knitwear; the capture of these garments means they are precious … Continue reading

profile: Verity Brown

AT Saturday night’s University of Brighton graduate fashion show, Verity Brown’s understated collection stood out in my mind, showcasing pieces I would love in my wardrobe. Inspired by the theme of optical illusions, Verity presented beautifully layered sheer striped trousers that were a joy to watch sashaying down the catwalk.

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