Archive

April 2016

28/04/2016

SUKEBAN GANG BY ERIKA BOWES AND YUKI

  Before her latest venture, Tokyo born Londoner Yuki Haze was adorning vintage jackets with raw emotions in the form of eye-grabbing paintwork, something that lead to a collaboration with denim brand Made Gold and a write-up on Vogue.com. Northumbria student Erika Bowes was channelling the flawless style that’d made her internet famous into stunning creative direction and photography, and putting together a zine of her own. Together, the girls have established Sukeban Gang – an all encompassing platform for young creatives. Inspired by the emergence of collectives celebrating females... Read More

22/04/2016

ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE LOVES TLC

Inspiring everyone from Kehlani to Nasir Mazhar, TLC are the first thing we think of when we think 90’s hip-hop girl bands. T-Boz, Left Eye (rest in peace) and Chilli were sassy, fearless and intelligent ladies churning out hits about everything important from Aids to body confidence. Besides, do you know ANYONE who doesn’t vibe to No Scrubs?  Remaining forever fierce and independent the girls shunned red carpet convention again and again, turning up to events in dressed down sportswear. Their trademark is a trio of matching outfits each in... Read More

21/04/2016

Q&A WITH ELIZABETH ILSLEY

At face value, Elizabeth Ilsley is a total babe.  Yet what’s more, the art student is sassy, independent and super clever, producing work that’s achingly cool yet painfully poignant for many of us young women. ‘No Fucks Given’ is the title of one of her bodies of work – a series of sexual, glamorous photographs topped with phrases such as ‘He was more interested in his texts and didn’t notice I’d spread my legs’ or ‘I wish you would be my boyfriend’. Elizabeth knocks everyday girl problems such as shaving, sex... Read More

19/04/2016

ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE ON COACHELLA 2016

Coachella – perhaps the most hyped of all- kicked off the festival season this weekend. Headlined by LCD Sound System, Guns N’ Roses and Calvin Harris, the festival also featured Grimes, A$AP Rocky, Courtney Barnett, Major Lazer…  Held under the heat of the California desert just outside Palm Springs, Coachella is deemed by many ‘the most fashionable festival’. We’ve picked five girls who stand out amongst the wave of miniscule cut-off shorts, artificial flowers and ‘band tees’, as well as our top picks for festival season from IP SS16.

15/04/2016

Q&A WITH DANIELLE AND NICOLE KAHLANI

If you don’t know, Danielle and Nicole Kahlani are the best thing in hair and makeup you’ve never heard of. With Danielle on makeup and Nicole on hair, they’ve got all grounds covered. Initially studying art, the girls headed in the direction of styling as a way to channel their love of fashion -together as sisters. More often than not they work as a duo to create some of the dreamiest looks on some of the hottest guys and girls around. Over the past few years, alongside working for Bleach... Read More

08/04/2016

ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE MEETS BECCY HILL FROM SISTER ZINE

Today, there’s a bunch of young girls and guys self-publishing zines and flipping their middle fingers up to the constraints of modern life. Reacting to topics all across the board – feminism, the internet age, racism and the very real possibility of graduating and being slapped in the face with no career prospects – they’re building opportunities for themselves and in turn, generating some of the most intelligent, humorous and pertinent content. Potentially leading this movement is Sister – an un-put-down-able zine created by Beccy Hill, Laura Suttle and Hannah... Read More

05/04/2016

SELFRIDGES BIRMINGHAM MEETS ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE

  Last month we were excited to launch in Selfridges Birmingham, a first for Illustrated People. More than a department store, the Birmingham branch is an iconic piece of architecture, which cost £60 million pounds to construct in 2003 – around about the time our brand was established.  The building is super dreamy, it’s steel exterior changes colour as it reflects the light. Recently, our Creative Director Phoebe took a trip north to visit the store and meet the guys and girls who work closely with Illustrated People. You’ll find our... Read More

04/04/2016

Q&A WITH STEFANI NURDING

On Stefani Nurding’s instagram, there’s a post which reads ‘Dear fashion, don’t worry we’ll give you the next trend, sincerely skateboarding’. Whatever you think about this, it’s okay because Stefani is 100% au fait with both. Mainly skating but also snowboarding and surfing from a young age, Stefani’s also studied fashion at Plymouth University and hopes to start at Saint Martins in the new year for fashion promotion. During a three day skating stint, Stefani popped by our Brick Lane studio for a chat…