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Nominations for 37th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards announced

THE nominees for the 37th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards have been announced with Moonlight and Love & Friendship leading with seven nominations each including Film of the Year.

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-18-44-39Whit Stillman’s Jane Austen-inspired film Love & Friendship

Also contending for Film of the Year is Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake and Gianfranco Rosi’s Fire at Sea. Rosi’s immigration-themed film, Fire at Sea, is also nominated for Best Foreign-Language Film and Documentary.

Hosting the ceremony this year are actor-filmmakers Alice Lowe and Steve Oram who won the critics’ Breakthrough Filmmakers prize in 2012 for their screenplay for comedy film Sightseers.

Last year’s ceremony saw George Miller win both Film and Director of the Year for action-adventure film Mad Max: Fury Road.

Sponsoring the gala event is The May Fair Hotel and also Suqqu  – the award-winning Japanese beauty brand of choice to some of the world’s leading make-up artists such as Morag Ross who has won BAFTAs for her work in the film industry on films such as Lost in Translation and Orlando.  The high-quality range, whose name is derived from the Japanese word sukku-to, meaning “posture with attitude”, offers a beautiful and gentle range of skin products that work effectively on your complexion. Suqqu was created to nurture and enhance the sophistication one gains with age.

by Alice Fiancet

The ceremony will be held on Sunday January 22, 2017 at The May Fair Hotel.

ESMOD Berlin Holds 2016 Graduate Show and Awards Event

THE ANNUAL graduation event held by fashion and design university Esmod took place last week at the imposing former industrial hall Loewe Saal with the occasion introducing 52 new designer alumni to the fashion world.

The BA Graduation Show DSRPTN – a bespoke abbreviation for disruption – is a celebration of the emerging talent anticipated to shape the future of the industry. The day traditionally attracts substantial crowds and revolves around two main fashion shows – the afternoon one accessible to all and members of the public and the evening event being an exclusive affair including an award ceremony.

The evening event saw an elite international jury made up of industry professionals assessing top 21 collections of ESMOD graduates. Responsible for granting accolades in three categories the 2016 jury comprised of: Herbert Hofmann, Creative Director and Buyer, VOO Store; Clare Langhammer, Owner and Founder, Fake PR;
 Nicolás Santos, Art Director, Interview Magazine;
 Toby Grimditch, Fashion Director, DANSK Magazine; Iris Krüger, Creative Pattern Cutter, Stella McCartney; Andrei Amado, Designer Women’s Wear, Salvatore Ferragamo; Lilly Heine, Textile development, CÉLINE;
Tomas C Toth, Stylist; 
Marlis Zeitler, ESMOD Paris;
 Felix Chabluk Smith, Designer Women’s Wear, Paris; 
Yvonne Laufer, Designer Women’s Wear, Paris.

The judges have evaluated the main collections rich in colours, unique forms, brilliant prints and innovative silhouettes.

The illustrious Prix Createur for the most outstanding collection was awarded to Gina Laumanns.

Graduate student GINA LAUMANNS presenting her collection in the evening show before the International Jury at the DSRPTN - ESMOD Berlin Bachelor Graduate Shows 2016 at Loewe Saal, on 22nd October 2016 in Berlin - (C) ESMOD Berlin / Michael WittigGina Laumanns. Photograph: ESMOD Berlin/Michael Wittig

The Prix du Jury (Jury Prize) was presented to Anina May.

Graduate student AMINA MAYR presenting her collection in the evening show before the International Jury at the DSRPTN - ESMOD Berlin Bachelor Graduate Shows 2016 at Loewe Saal, on 22nd October 2016 in Berlin - (C) ESMOD Berlin / Michael WittigAmina May. Photograph: ESMOD Berlin/Michael Wittig

Finally the Aigulle D’or (The Golden Needle – a symbol of great achievement) was awarded to Max Rabe.


Graduate student MAX RABE presenting his collection in the evening show before the International Jury at the DSRPTN - ESMOD Berlin Bachelor Graduate Shows 2016 at Loewe Saal, on 22nd October 2016 in Berlin - (C) ESMOD Berlin / Michael WittigMax Rabe. Photograph: ESMOD Berlin/Michael Wittig

by Magda Pirowska

The BFC Announces Categories for 2016 The Fashion Awards

THE British Fashion Council in partnership with Swarovski has announced the categories for 2016 The Fashion Awards which will launch this year’s fundraiser gala for British Fashion Council Education Foundation charity – an organisation offering scholarships to the gifted creatives for best fashion universities in the UK.

Royal_Albert_Hall,_London_-_Nov_2012The venue for the awards – The Royal Albert Hall, London

The annual event has been long established as one of the most prominent ones on the fashion calendar – the greatest of the industry gather to celebrate international as well as homegrown emerging talents.

Taking place on Monday December 5 at the Royal Albert Hall the awards this year will acknowledge designers and their brands in seven international categories and four aimed at the British talent paying homage to the host city London. The winners will be decided by a panel of over 1,500 industry influencers across media and retail professions who will cast their votes for the deserving nominees.

On the night the British accolades will be granted to British Menswear Designer of the Year, British Womenswear Designer of the Year, British Brand and Emerging Talent Award, while the international awards will seek to recognise Model of the Year, Ready-to-Wear Designer of the Year, Accessories Designer of the Year, Urban Luxury, Creative Influencer, Business Leader and Fashion Icon which will be voted for by the pubic.

Furthermore four special recognition awards will be announced ahead of the evening for Outstanding Achievement Award, Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, Special Recognition Award and Swarovski Award for Positive Change.

by Magda Pirowska

Tickets for the general public to attend The Fashion Awards 2016 are now on sale.
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New Designers Associate Prizes awarded

SS Beatrice Wall - Beetles for Battle - Hereford College of Arts - New Designers 2015 craft&design Associate prize (1)Beetles for Battle by Beatrice Wall of Hereford College of Arts who won New Designers 2015 craft&design Associate prize

THIS WEEK New Designers Associate Prizes were awarded to six of the best graduate designers who are exhibiting in Part 1 of New Designers 2015, across the following disciplines: Textiles; Fashion & Accessories; Contemporary Applied Arts (including Ceramics and Glass); Jewellery and Precious Metalwork.

ND ss4Robin Crawford – Momentary Sequence – Edinburgh College of Art –
New Designers 2015 Contemporary Glass Society Associate Prize winner

The winners were Emily Rose Moloney of  University for Creative Arts, Farnham who won the New Designers Christy Carpets Associate Prize for her Elemental AW16/17 Active Footwear; Robin Crawford of Edinburgh College of Art won the New Designers Contemporary Glass Society Associate Prize;  New Designers Clothworkers Company Associate Prize was awarded to Emma McCluskey from  DJCAD (University of Dundee) for her work entitled Unnatural Botanicals; Heriot-Watt University graduate Louise Jenkins was the winner of New Designers Worshipful Company of Weavers Associate Prize for her piece Modern Tradition; Kernewek Bywedh (The Cornish Life) by Alice Selwood of Falmouth University won the Wilcom Associate Prize and New Designers craft&design Associate Prize was won by Beatrice Wall of Hereford College of Art
for Beetles for Battle.

ND SS2Emma McCluskey – Unnatural Botanicals – DCJAD – New Designers 2015
Clothworkers Company Associate Prize

Director of New Designers Isobel Dennis said: “As New Designers sees its 30th edition this year our winners today have demonstrated it’s just as strong as it’s ever been. The Associate Prize programme is an important part of New Designers, and we’re grateful to our fantastic partners for rewarding the creative talent of our aspiring graduate designers.”

ND SS3 LOuiseLouise Jenkins – Modern Tradition – Heriot-Watt University –
New Designers 2015 Worshipful Company of Weavers Associate Prize

by Caroline Simpson

New Designers 2015 Part 1:  June 24 – 27; Part 2:  July 01 – 04 (Awards Preview 01 July)
Business Design Centre, Islington, London, N1

Day Ticket: £15 on the door
Valid for One Day, Thursday- Saturday across both weeks (Thursday – Saturday Part 1 or Part 2)

VIP Pass: £27 on the door
Entitles the holder to unlimited access for both Part 1 and Part 2, including both Awards Preview Days / Evenings

Preview Ticket: £23 on the door
Allows entry from 3pm-9pm, includes Awards Preview Evening – valid for Wednesday only

Thursday Late Ticket: £11.50 on the door
Allows entry from 5pm-8pm on Thursday 25 June and Thursday 02 July.