The Illustrated Gamboo3a – Series by Tulip Hazbar

Gamboo3a - Illustration Series

Gam·boo·3a [gam-boo-'a] noun A simulation of a disproportionately large bun under a hijab or shaila. Usually constructed using large flower -shaped hair clips placed on the crown of a girl’s head to give the illusion of volume and, in theory,

Wolf and Badger’s Flagship Sets Sail


Wolf and Badger are firmly on our radar here at Sketchbook; from their opening in February 2010, to their residential stint in the Wonder Room at Selfridges and 2011’s Spring Fete. Fast forward almost a year and these furry critters

LFW A/W 2012 Day Five: Aminaka Wilmont


Described as ‘obsessive about shape and silhouette’, design duo Aminaka Wilmont (Maki Aminaka and Marcus Wilmont respectively) serve up a feminine yet fierce collection full of body wrapping form and exquisite draping. For their ninth catwalk collection and one of

LFW A/W 2012 Day Four: Lako Bukia

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Georgian born Lako Bukia is fast becoming one to watch. With clean flowing lines and architecturally structured shapes her collections are at once simple and complex and AW’s ‘Broken Mirrors’ is no exception. Perhaps the young designer’s most intricate to

Françoise Nielly x IRMDESIGN – Paris


The recent Françoise Nielly x IRMDESIGN collaboration opened at la Galerie Menouar in Paris to a well dressed crowd greeted with champagne and canapés. The collection was based on the literal interpretation of Françoise Neilly’s bright canvas paintings into a

Paris Fashion Week Men SS12 – Qasimi

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One of the most surprising shows during Paris Fashion Week, Emirati designer Khalid Qasimi presents an aggressive, extravagant and contemporary SS12 ready-to-wear collection. Covered faces, military uniform-wear and what looks like parachute fabric are accompanied by 17th century Baroque prints,

Paris Fashion Week Men SS12 – Boris Bidjan Saberi


German-Iranian designer Boris Bidjan Saberi presents his latest collection comprised entirely of neutral tones; beige, grey and black. The clothes champion a kind of deconstructed simplicity, or rather sophisticated primacy; something reminiscent of a scene from a post-apocalyptic film. The

The Wolf, the Badger and the new designers


No spring in London is complete without an evening party hosted by the most fashionable characters of Notting Hill. Wolf and Badger presented their new affiliate designers and Sketchbook was there represented by Romain Casella to have a sneaky look

Ones to Watch 2011: Dead Heroes Clothing


Dead Heroes clothing is a brand that creates graphic t-shirts and jumpers inspired by pop art, skate culture, thrash metal and the mod area. One of the men behind it is Mike Lewis, the guitarist of one of the UKs

Première Vision – Spring Summer 2012


Paris, 08-10 February 2011 – Première Vision, the world’s biggest fabric trade show, attracted about 56,000 fashion professionals from over 100 countries.  This marks a substantial increase in visitors in comparison to February 2010 that was accompanied by an overall