Arts London News
A strong background in magazine and news journalism, with three years’ experience in fashion news and features, as a writer, reporter and editor for print and online publications. Social media and digitally savvy, with an ability to shoot video and still photography for digital platforms. Experience of working in a newsroom, both as part of a team, and leading a small group of photographers and journalists during London Fashion Week. Confident pitching ideas for articles, features, photo shoots, as well as covering assigned pieces from editors. An ambitious, creative and motivated individual with great time management, organisational and communication skills.
Arts London News
Born in Moscow, Veronica Basharatyan moved to London and graduated with a degree in Surface Textiles for fashion from LCF in 2010. Basharatyan V was born from her graduate collection of Surreal Hidden Beauty... “My mornings are always early in the run up to fashion week. I wake up without my alarm at no later than 7am, and start mentally checking off the list that’s constantly growing in my head. Invitations, preparations, fittings – I go through the list over and over, always adding...
Despite all of our progress in other areas of society, one shocking fact remains a constant - men are still manipulating, beating and raping women. Chilling government figures show that in 2012 more than 1.2 million women suffered domestic abuse, 400,000 women were sexually assaulted and more than 70,000 women were raped.
The future of fashion is a topic of much debate, and its relationship with the environment is becoming increasingly important; today, we are constantly thinking of innovative ways to recycle our waste with special systems in place for plastics, metal, paper and now, interestingly, fashion.
Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! is a feast for the eyes of the fashion lover. The exhibition, at Somerset House, documents the rise of the fashion industry’s most influential visionary through clothes, photographs, film and tokens of her unique personality.
Staff and students at LCF and CSM have spoken out against Karl Lagerfeld's recent remarks on a French chat show that "no one wants to see curvy women on the catwalk". The French association Pretty, Curvy, Sexy and Fine With It is taking legal action against the designer, accusing him of "defamatory and discriminatory comments".
A new exhibition at CSM explores the 'unhealthy' relationship society has with food and how certain ideals of body shape result in unnecessary surgery. CSM Professor of Design Lorraine Gamman and illustrator Lucie Russell, an external researcher at CSM, have collaborated on the exhibition.
A leading animal rights group has urged London College of Fashion (LCF) to cut ties with fur companies that target students through competitions promoting its use. LCF currently encourage students to enter a design competition run by fur company Saga Furs, which leads to many using real fur in their final graduate collections.
Collection of live blogs posted on behalf of Arts London News during London Fashion Week AW14.
Three CSM students have protested against Fortnum & Mason's sale of unethical food. Their protest followed the opening of Fortnum & Mason's new store in the recently refurbished Kings Cross station. MA Culture Criticism and Curation students Marc Mazauskas, Marnie Botwright Rance and Melanie Weaver believe the company is attempting to appeal to a younger audience by encouraging CSM students to shop there.
In light of the recent exposure of the horrific acts of violence against the LGBT community in Russia, stemming from homophobic fascist mind-sets, Ellen Page felt it was the right time to show her support by coming out as lesbian in an eight minute speech at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas earlier this month.
It's hard to believe that the iconic McQueen skull print scarf was first released ten years ago. But the brand's signature print is back with a few little friends. In celebration of the scarf's tenth anniversary, Alexander McQueen has enlisted the artistic designs of Damien Hirst to create 30 limited-edition scarves.
Luca Missoni confirms the search party, which currently involves 385 people, will continue to look for his brother Vittorio. The 53-year-old CEO of the Missoni empire, and five other passengers and crew have been missing for over a month after their plane disappeared whilst flying over the sea near Caracas, Venezuela.
Last night favourite online retailer ASOS gave us a sneaky peek at what they have lined up for autumn/winter 2013, and trust us, you won't be disappointed. In four main trends: Vandal, Common Folk, Almost Famous and Shaman, ASOS ensure there is something to fit in with everyone's style whilst including some of next season's [...]
Celebrating their new store in Shoreditch, along with the success of their last party, last night Gogo Philip threw a mid-summer disco glitter party to show off its brand new bijoux jewellery Rocks collection. The shop is like a jewellery box itself, with not only their popular lines of new stock filling the walls, but [...]
Directioners, the fanatical fans of One Direction (1D), are obsessively dedicated. Seeing their favourite boys grace the cover of British GQ in five special editions has some of them rushing to collect each version whilst others have taken to the twittersphere to vent their anger and send abuse.
The very colourful life of Dame Vivienne Westwood is to be shared with her fans as she launches her first ever book, which will be part biography and part personal memoir, documenting her life with frank honesty. Westwood's approach to penning her memoirs is simple.