From playful absurdity to emotive anarchism, the graphic designs of Manchester-based Savasana capture the youthful electricity that pulses through her iconic home city. Elizabeth Neep speaks with the designer, illustrator and photographer to find out more about her latest collection of images.
By Elizabeth Neep
Flowers have held great significance throughout history. "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet," wrote Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. Speaking with floral designer Armando Malafronte, Cristina Fei explores the meaning of flowers in Italian culture and the ways in which they can be incorporated into fashion design.
By Cristina Fei
A series of smart wristwatches have debuted globally this year, receiving mixed critical reaction upon reaching the market. The problem, it would seem, is with their aesthetic appearance. Many brands are yet to catch on to the value of fashion design in the creation of wearable technology.
By Julie Rubinger
Overall winner of the London College of Fashion's 'Design Denim' competition Zoe Chandler talks about her inspiration and success with Elizabeth Neep.
By Elizabeth Neep
Fabsie is a new digital platform that is changing the way people view ready-to-assemble furniture. Launched by architect-turned-entrepreneur James McBennett earlier this year, Fabsie is ambitious about bringing mass personalisation into the DIY furniture market.
By Briana Palma
The fashion industry is particularly skilful with its utilisation of typography. Many brands spend an inordinate amount of their marketing research budget on understanding our typeface preferences in order to ensure they create a logo suitable for their demographic. Andrew Adebowale investigates.
By Andrew Adebowale