Blog: Fashion

New Designers 2014: the genius of Gen Z

New Designers Flower Girl by Denna Jones

Denna Jones The annual New Designers exhibition of recent graduate work from across the UK was dominated this year by a demographic whose outlook is a fusion of the youngest of the Millennials (born circa 1980), and the elders of Generation Z (born circa 1995). Your reviewer’s conversations with  Part 1 ND graduates (notably Luna… Read more »

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Exhibitions, Fashion, Interiors, Textiles, Uncategorized, Wearable textiles
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Laundry Bag Tartan Fashion by London Cloth Company

London Cloth Company laundry bag plaid tartan

Denna Jones In advance of COVER’s exclusive interview later this year with Daniel Harris, Founder of the London Cloth Company, where we will reveal the weaver’s collaboration on a line of tweed upholstery fabrics, we highlight one of Harris’s line of suit-weight tweeds (below) – the “Laundry Bag”. (continued)   British readers with a keen… Read more »

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Marimekko Fashion for Summer 2013

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If you are a fan of loud colourful pattern and don’t yet know the Finnish design brand Marimekko, feast your eyes on this clothing. The Marimekko name is synonymous with bright colour and bold pattern and the company’s latest fashion designs for summer 2013 are seriously mouthwatering! The new collection includes a series of limited… Read more »

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Fashion, New Collections, Wearable textiles

Otsuki Sama

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  ‘Otsuki Sama‘ – meaning ‘the majesty of the moon’ (a concept of great significance in Japanese culture) – is the name of a website selling textiles, wallpaper, stationery and accessories inspired by traditional Japanese crafts.  After spending 12 years living in Japan, French designer Valérie Bastit Laudier returned to her native France in 2011 to set… Read more »

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Fashion, Homewares, Interiors, Textiles

Bowie is… at the V&A

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David Bowie is…many different things to different people. Whether you appreciate the work of the chameleonic artist and his multiple personas or not, the first international retrospective of David Bowie’s oeuvre currently at London’s V&A Museum, entitled ‘David Bowie is’ pays homage to a pioneering and influential performer whose music, costumes and lifestyle sustained reinvention across five… Read more »

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Exhibitions, Fashion

Object 12-1 by Matija Čop

Object 12-1 by Matija Cop

These stunning images illustrate the Object 12-1 project by Croatian designer Matija Čop. The garments are constructed from interlocking laser cut foam pieces and are influenced by construction techniques and shapes found in gothic architecture. The layouts are taken from the plans of cathedrals such as St. Jacob’s in Šibenik, Croatia. The garments can be taken apart and reconstructed… Read more »

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Fashion, Wearable textiles

Mad Men series 6: luxe moderne or pop art modernity?

Mad Men series 6

It’s 1968 in the world of Mad Men. Or so say pundits speculating on the time jump for series six which debuts with a two hour special 7 April (US) and 10 April (UK). Your scribe is unable to watch since cable poached MM from BBC4, so no plot spoilers please. Nevertheless it’s hard to… Read more »

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Mad Men madras? Meet Osborne & Little’s pink & yellow Trapani

First day of Spring 2013 is achieved, and now it’s almost time for sum, sum, summertime. Blazing glory is three months distant for northern climes, and yes London’s sufferance of summer gloom will likely continue, but nevertheless your scribe is thinking summer madras and madness. Fans of the American television series Mad Men will remember… Read more »

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Peace on Earth 2013: Scabal’s peace fabric

“Clothes make the man”. So said American humorist and author Mark Twain. His famous quote was a comment on power. “Naked people”, he concluded, “have little or no influence on society”. In the hundred plus years since Twain’s observation, considerably less of our bodies are now habitually covered. But his quote is still valid. Clothes… Read more »

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Jack Frost declares it’s time for Fairisle rugs and cardies

Jack Frost knocked on your scribe’s front door this morning and declared the interior temperature as officially “frosty”. That means just one thing (other than loading the wheelbarrow with gold bullion and trundling down to the gas provider); it’s time to break out the Fairisle. Not so long ago Fairisle meant jumpers or socks knitted… Read more »

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