‘Isabella Blow’ – Memories of a Fashion Icon


Isabella Blow was a fashion icon. She was also a magazine editor, former assistant to Anna Wintour and a muse to countless designers, photographers and artists, including Andy Warhol and Juergen Teller. But of all things she was, she was

Tim Van Steenbergen & Alexis Mabille


Curtains for the Paris Fashion Week day 6 went up with strong collections such as John Galliano, Celine and Givenchy. We started with Tim Van Steenbergen, who send models down the runway (theater stage) by combining embossed cotton and leather,

Roland Mouret & Issey Miyake


Paris Fashion Week is notable for its outstanding chic luxurious shows. We arrived here yesterday, and the shows were as glorious as was to be expected. We started with Roland Mouret at the beautiful Hotel Westin. We spotted Sting, Suzy

Pedro Lourenço & Vogue Italia/Carlos Miele Party


Ninenteen-year-old Brazilian designer Pedro Lourenço showcased his collection with a one-hour delay last night at the Les Beaux-Arts de Paris. Lourenço who is designing professionally since age 12, made his Paris debut last season and received a loud buzz for

Sketchbook Magazine with Jefferson Hack and Jonny Johansson


One could definitely say that the Sketchbook team appearance at “Meeting the Designers” in Covent Garden was purely coincidental. After the last few day of plethoric fashion and a great deal of time working on writing pieces and organising the



Our editor has a close relationship with the University of the Arts, having had graduated from Chelsea herself and was invited to discuss her degree and personal experiences working in the fashion industry. Having guest lectured at Chelsea College of

Sketchbook @ Paris Fashion Week


Here at Sketchbook, we’re getting super-excited about Paris Fashion Week. Not just because we’re dying to see what Galliano, Margiela and Viktor & Rolf pull out of their fashionable little hats for S/S 11, but because we have our very

Nicole Farhi: S/S10 Collection Review


The collection is fresh and modern, but with references to the safe daywear and chic outfits that Farhi is known for. Fitted trousers that were slightly shiny worn with cute tunic tops and sandals were sent out first. The palette

Michael van der Ham – LFW SS’11


London Fashion Week saw the launch of many a designer’s solo show, one of whom was Michael van der Ham. Having spent the last two seasons under the umbrella of Fashion East, his show was one of the most anticipated

Backstage at John Rocha S/S11


I was backstage at John Rocha, just feeling the vibe of what happens backstage, also get shouted at as people thought I was walking in the show! It was quite embarrassing. But I loved the experience and also spoke with