Sunday 13 February 2011

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Image courtesy of Amelia Gregory
A couple of weeks back I was invited down to Bethnal Green Road’s ethical fashion emporium, 123 Store by the lovely Amelia Gregory (of Amelia’s Magazine fame), to celebrate the launch of her second self-published book, Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration (ACOFI). Closely following on the heels of the internationally successful Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration, the Compendium features a plethora of fashion illustrations that were created during 2010 exclusively for Amelia's Magazine.
Illustrator Jenny Robins doing some live sketches, image courtesy of Amelia Gregory
Image courtesy of Amelia Gregory
Susie Bubble and Amelia Gregory, image courtesy of Matt Bramford
Published just in time for Christmas, ACOFI features the work of 30 emerging world-class illustrators who were chosen via an open brief, alongside in-depth interviews with some of the world’s foremost ethical fashion designers such as: Ada Zanditon, Beautiful Soul, Christopher Raeburn, From Somewhere, Henrietta Ludgate, Little Glass Clementine, Lu Flux, and Prophetik to name but a few.
6 Day Riot, courtesy of Amelia Gregory
The Pipettes, courtesy of Amelia Gregory
Regretfully being unable to attend on the night, I missed a great party which saw entertainment from hotly tipped band 6 Day Riot, a DJ set from The Pipettes and several activities such as live illustration and saddest of all a ceremonial cutting of Lily Vanilli's themed cake.
The cutting of the cake, image courtesy of Matt Bramford (Fashion Ed at Amelia's Mag)
ACOFI is sold in the Tate galleries, Design Museum, Louis Vuitton, Magma and Colette to name just a few of the most prolific stockists, but if you are interested in buying a copy I’d recommend buying from Amelia directly here!

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