Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Text Milly McMahon
Photography courtesy of BFC
Front Row, from Left to Right: Fannie Schiavoni, Holly Fulton, Joanna Sykes, Louise Gray, Jackie Lee, Atalanta Weller, Mary Katranzou, Chau Har Lee, Yang Du.
Middle Row, from Left to Right: Peter Pilotto,Christopher de Vos, Jordan Askill, Craig Lawrence, Model, J.W Anderson, Model, Christopher Raeburn, David Koma, Dominic Jones, Michael Lewis, Micheal van der Ham, Heikki Salonen.
Back Row: Models
An exciting and fresh array of young London design talent have been awarded Newgen sponsorship for forthcoming shows at London Fashion Week this September.
Twenty-one of the Britains most current and iconic designers will benefit from the NEWGEN scheme, recognised as one of the world's most internationally recognised talent identification initiatives. The five designers making their debuts on the official London Fashion Week schedule and receiving sponsorship for catwalk shows this season are Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto, together with Holly Fulton, Michael Van Der Ham and David Koma. Presentation sponsorships will include knitwear designer Craig Lawrence and textiles artist Louise Gray, while installation sponsorships are to include Christopher Raeburn, Dominic Jones, Fannie Schiavoni and Yang Du.
Supported by Topshop, profiled and photographed by i-D for the upcoming Fall issue, Mark Lebon worked behind-the-scenes on the day shooting each designers looks on an array big name models styled by Sarah Richardson. Joining the all-star line-up JW Anderson, Atalanta Weller, Chau Har Lee, Felicity Brown, Heikki Salonen, Jordan Askill, J. JS Lee, Mark Fast, Michael Lewis and Sykes are also be included in the exhibition sponsorship programme which has previously championed the talent of great British designers including the late Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Boudicca, Giles Deacon, and Jonathan Saunders, and, more recently, Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab, Richard Nicoll, Erdem, and Meadham Kirchhoff.
London Fashion Week 19 September - 22 September 2010, at Somerset House.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Pop sensation Coco Sumner headlines the return of the highly acclaimed 'Sanderson Predicts'.
Last Summer's series live music events proved hugely successful for introducing up and coming musical talent and now it's back! Previously profiling the the show-stopping likes of Little Boots and Marina and the Diamonds 2010s instalment of live entertainment, held in conjunction with zeitgeist record label Modular Recordings, received fantastic coverage from leading music publications.
This year's line-up is full of fresh faces and exciting emerging talent on the UK's music radar. Hosted in the lavishly green outdoor setting of the hotel's Courtyard, i-D presents behind-the-scenes film series with our favourite acts.
'I Blame Coco' kicked off the highly anticipated series. Fronted by the daughter of rock royalty Sting and celebrated as an international style icon, Coco Sumner played a stripped back acoustic set of pre-released material from her debut album The Constant. Equipped with an intoxicating and soulfully husky sound and booked up with international performances and festivals until next year, we took the opportunity to sit down with Coco to chat clothes, kicks and what comes next.
Text Milly McMahon
Photography Nik Hartley
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
The Millionaires Are Hot Sex
Californian dutty-pop girl band trio The Millionaires began their lewd and rude assault on British soils at the end of last year and now they're BACK to claim what they conquered. Be afraid.
With their arrival perpetuating a fever pitch like rush amongst fans, the Millionaire girls previously sold out venues they played at all over the world, thus a phenomena was born. Now signed to b-unique Records, Melissa Marie Green, Allison Green and Dani Artaud recently embarked on their second UK tour this May to promote the release of their new single 'Stay The Night' available for digital download from 28 June with the highly anticipated album to closely follow in the Summer. Originally formed for MySpace purposes the group became popular for their outrageous emo-rock style and naughty lyrics. An unlikely accident all three girls became an instantaneous hit over night, cited as the most popular/viewed music video on YouTube and then touted by MTV as the 'On The Radar' act to watch. Since being streamed live to the world The Millionaires have had their songs used as the theme song for MTV’s ‘Teen Cribs’ and ‘A Double Shot At Love’ in the US with ‘Alcohol’, then also used in an episode of Skins last year, subsequently leading to a whooping 39 million hits on their profile page. This is getting serious. Hot for boys, equipped with sky-high heels and always clad in crotch-hugging hot pants these gals mean business. Lock up your sons. If the Millionaires self-released debut Stateside EP, ‘Just Got Paid, Let’s Get Laid’, is anything to go by the girls attitude coupled with a healthy dose of alcohol, boys and sex spells for serious success.
Text Milly McMahon
Photography Nik Hartley
Sunday, 20 June 2010
text milly mcmahon
photography emma tempest
In hot anticipation of Charlie Le Mindu's collaboration with French broadcasting channel 'Konbini' for the launch of his recent fashion pilot 'Charlie's Treatment', airing in the UK later this Summer, Le Mindu mania is taking over!
When Charlie isn't engrossed elbows deep, working on his award-winning human hair designs this Parisian wigger can mostly be found busy behind the seams of Lady Gaga's mind expanding wardrobe or somehow finding the time to film his new and exciting self titled pilot show 'Charlie's Treatment'. This colourful and daring Kanbini production will exclusively launch in France in the summer before arriving on British screens later in the year. Designed to teach anyone, everywhere how to get it up, twist it out and shake it loose Le Mindu's sharp inside snippets now give you no excuse to rock limp locks. Can't wait till then? Well you don't have to, we've teamed up with Charlie-boy for the next few weeks to bring you our very own online step-by-step guide of how to keep your tresses on trend for the coming season. Charlie says...
Step 1 Take dry hair and sweep back into a simple tight ponytail for a crazy slick look (fasten more loosely for a grungy look)
Step 2 Take a plait extension and secure tight around the ponytail. Pile that hair up as high as you dare and keep very tight to the base. You should ideally use about three plait extensions or pile up hair ties mighty high to achieve the perfect finish, remember the taller you take it the more totty you'll tout!
Step 3 Taking one bobby pin, click open and weave into your your hair to make the shape of an eight, locking in place with more bobby pins. Done? Then lavishly spray with firm hold lacquer and iron down each each section.
Step 4 After chilling out, maxing, relaxing for 10 minutes, remove all pins and brush out like your life depended on it! POW!
What now? Well you're a hot babe, go shake whatcha Momma gave you!
Friday, 18 June 2010
Band Website yuckband.blogspot.com/
Band Members management: firstname.lastname@example.org
Record Label Transparent (single)
Type of Label Unsigned
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/yuckband#ixzz0rCWyHYoZ
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
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Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Yesterday l travelled by boat and bus, uphill and down dale to a secret location to see a whole bunch of undisclosed artists perform in the middle of nowhere. It could've all gone horribly wrong and yet somehow tuned out epic, with Timbaland headlining, Michelle Branch supporting and both Dj Freestyle and Hot Chip's Joe Goddard spinning the urntables for a time, followed by a 30 minute performance from James Yuill. Booze was flowing, food was everywhere and the night ended laaaattte. Good times.