URBAN STREET STYLE goes one step further this season with a unique and quirky range of Tees from MHI, MHI pride themselves on not conforming to mainstream trends or styles by creating styles that are individually inspired.
For more information and to take a look at the Tee collections- browse the Urban Industry website.
UKType and the Baskerville Project is searching high and low for examples
of John Baskerville’s most elegant and sublime typeface.
From your local street sign, to your favorite body text, we are
looking for images of Baskerville to include in the closing scenes of
the short animated film: Baskerville.
Join the hunt for Baskerville and post your contributions to our
Baskerville Project Flickr group: Baskerville Project Flickr group
Friday 3rd October sees the 2nd instalment of resonance events at the Town Hall, Birmingham. With The Heritage Orchestra playing the mad music of Amon Tobin, an album launch for Nu soul and jazz singer Lizzy Parks and the cream of Birmingham’s hip-hop talent. There will be Jazz, Brassy beats, rare groove, swirling orchestral movements, lyrical skulduggery and dance offs all housed in the Birmingham Town Hall for one night only.
Wax Poetics, Rope-A-Dope and all the artists performing – including Tru Thoughts will be giving away goodies throughout the night.
The cost of this event is £15 per ticket for 7 hours of music excellence.
for more informaation and to book your tickets contact the Town Hall and Symphony Hall on;
0120 644 6028 email@example.com
Filed under Events, Music
Fused and Urban Outfitters are hosting a party at the Birmingham Store and you are invited.
On Thursday 9th October from 6-9pm you can shop till you drop with 10% discount instore for one night only.
The music comes courtesy of the Bigger Than Barry boys, the drinks courtesy of Coors Light, Barefoot wine and Vitamin Water and the art from a collection of Fused’s fabulous contributors.
The first 50 people through the door will get a goody bag so make sure you join us and feel free to invite your friends.
Don’t miss out.
Filed under Events, Fashion
LTD EDITION Affordable Art Market – This Sunday 28th September at the Custard Factory
Come and join Fused Magazine at the Custard Factory’s Sunday Flea where we will be presenting the work of over 20 artists all selling affordable contemporary art.
The fun kicks off from 11am until 4pm.
Please note: LTD Edition is held indoors at the Reception area of the Custard Factory while the Flea is held along Gibb Street and is part of The Sunday Flea which takes place every Sunday along Gibb Street.
Hope to see you there.
Entry to the event is free of charge.
Address: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA
Forthcoming Dates: 28th September / 26th October
Artists taking part in Septembers event include:
Them Lot artist collective
Sue Rowe – Vinyl images
Steve Rack – Illustrations
Ken Hurd – painting and graphics
Trav Art – Prints and tees
Emma O’Brien – Soft Sculptures
Ruth Green Design – Soft pieces, bags, accessories
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London Fashion week goes the extra mile this season – more like the extra 1193.6 miles. House of Fraser hosted the ‘Worlds longest catwalk’ relay from Lands End to John O’Groats, The relay taking over 382 hours walked as if on a catwalk by professional models, volunteers and House of Fraser staff through the rocky paths and English weather. The models walked in the latest trends and the highest heels to raise money for the London Fashion Week registered BFC Princess of Wales charitable Trust. They were hoping to raise a fantastic £20,000 and as the relay finished early this morning the exact about is still to be verified.
Last night was another great night; Kele De Roc and Alan Endfield were the hosts of a Fashion/Music event to help raise money and awareness for The British Lung Foundation. It was a ticket only event with all the profits going to the charity. We arrived at nine o’clock welcomed by Fashion TV and OK Magazine. The party was held at Studio Valbonne which was the perfect venue for such an event, the deco was fabulous. Spectacular chandeliers were cased in translucent cubes hung from the high ceilings and the Grand antique mirrors were exquisite against the Edwardian inspired gold wallpaper. The whole club was magnificent which mirrored the event. Beautiful clothes on beautiful people strolled down the catwalk followed by an auction of some of the items – of which the money went to charity. The Event was organised flawlessly and the staff and organisers were very friendly and attentive. The evening was definitely a hit as people came from round the world to help support The Lung Foundation. To top the night off- as we left the club there was a bike with a carriage attached ready to take us where ever we wanted to go. I love London.
Fused is very happy to announce that we will be sponsoring the Best Urban Act at this years BT Digital Music awards and you can help shape them by voting for your favourite artists and music sites at www.bt.com/dma.
And if that isn’t enough we’ve got 5 x pairs of tickets to give away for you to attend the awards which will be held at Camden’s Roundhouse on Wednesday 1st October. And you’ll be able to catch all the action when the awards are broadcast on ITV2 on 7th October.
This past year has seen newspaper headlines dominated by British music artists making good use of digital with Radiohead launching their album ‘In Rainbows’ as a ‘pay what you like’ download experiment and Coldplay releasing ‘Violet Hill’ as a free, download-only single.
The competition includes 19 award categories in total and here is the Urban one so get voting now.
Best Urban Artist in association with Fused Magazine
There is a whole range of categories with everyone from Kylie and Coldplay to Sam Sparro and The Ting Tings shortlisted.
COMPETITION – If you want a chance to win a pair of tickets just tell us the name of M.I.A’s debut album. Deadline for entries is 5pm on the 24th September, 2008.
Send your answer along with your name, address, telephone number and date of birth to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put BT DIGITAL MUSIC AWARDS in the Subject box.
Yesterdays show was amazing, Jacob Kimmie showed in the beautiful building of Canning House. The Theme was Debutante in which the building complimented the style of the collection perfectly. Fashion TV was there to film the show and backstage as well as interviewing Jacob himself. There were two show stopping dresses on display created by couture designer Kate Mead, she had made them purely by hand and ‘They both took roughly 8 months to make’ she told me. The dresses were astonishing -one of which was worn by supermodel Alex Weck and caused the audience to gasped with admiration, the other dress weighing just over four stone and was sadly too heavy for a model to walk in, so instead the dress was put on a dummy in the entrance of the House- which worked flawlessly whilst people arrived as they were amazing by the dress and it gave them a shy tasting of what to expect from the show.
All the pieces by Jacob Kimmie were beautiful; they had a elegant touch whilst creating a sophisticated but very sexy look. Through out the collection the ‘Jacob Kimmie’ black and white trademark -either pokka dot or stripped pattern was seen complimenting the clothing, The clash of the fabric patterns was fabulously done and created a extremely unique and contemporary look. The contrast of the vintage style with a 21st century touch was exquisite. Tara Palmer Tomkinson was especially impressed with the show and seemed very keen in investing in some of Jacobs pieces.
This has been Jacob Kimmie’s first independent Show and according to the feedback-it certainly won’t be his last.
As you all know this week is London Fashion Week. The one week that is solely dedicated to the wonderful world of fashion- held in the exciting centre of London. British fashion is celebrated.
Yesterday I traveled to the big city to see firsthand the fantastic venues and exquisite clothing on the catwalks. I was definitely very excited to see what will be the ‘must haves’ for spring/summer 09. Walking around the exhibition I was very impressed indeed, the colours and materials were fabulous- In fact the whole experience of London Fashion Week is fabulous. Looking around at the clothing it is as though I have walked into another world. The Fashion industry is like a fairy tale world – Vivienne Westwood is the Queen, Karl Largerfeld as the King, Henry Holland as a Prince and Stella McCartney as a Princess. Sounds like a pretty fabulous world doesn’t it?
After the Exhibition I ventured over to the Hospital Club where a catwalk event called ‘Make Your Mark in Fashion’ was being held. Designer names such as Junky Styling and Enamore acted as mentors to young students or graduates. They helped them create unique designs as well as successfully presenting their collections. Their work was fantastic, the designs and the tailoring were faultless. I partially liked the group –Mia as the collection practically made me gasp, (The Image left)it was beyond doubt unique and quirky- I loved it. I also loved what the show represented, how these companies have given their time to help these students was truly touching and certainly questions the stereotypical label that the Fashion Industry holds on its shoulders.