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Sadie Williams: Craft and Modernity

Long-time SEEN favourite Sadie Williams designs and creates fashion that is textile-driven, with exquisite craft that is resolutely modern. Her signature look is often described as tomboyish, though mature with a feminine edge, through the use of metallic shimmer and sparkle.

Her AW17 Collection veers from muted greys to bold yellows and reds, often with geometric detailing. Eminently wearable and bold enough to stand out on London’s catwalks, the clothes are true collectors’ items. A garment by Sadie Williams will last you for years and will never date. SEEN’s personal favourite was the black coat with blue and red stripe detailing on the cuffs, collar and oversized pockets.

Graduating from the CSM MA Fashion course in 2013, Williams rapidly became a Selfridges ‘Bright Young Thing’ and was featured in the Design Museum’s 2014 ‘Designs of the Year Exhibition’. She has worked for designers Marc by Marc Jacobs, JW Anderson and Katie Hillier as well as many stylists, undertaking work for Vogue Festival, Manchester Art Gallery, Barbie and a collection for & Other Stories.

The recipient of NEWGEN sponsorship since AW15, Williams now has a schedule at LFW and maintains showrooms for PFW. Excitingly, she was absorbed into the Swarovski Collective 2017, meaning that her singularly innovative textile designs will incorporate crystals. SEEN can’t wait.

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AVANTgarden: Be You, Be Proud

SEEN is intrigued to hear about AVANTgarden from FKA Twigs, a new digizine dedicated to self-care, beauty and the art of braids within the black community. Certainly on my voyaging around London, I’m struck, as an observer, by the beauty and complexity of the braids I see.

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Halloween at Sexy Fish

In London, you don’t go on a night out so much as partake of a new experience. Leave it to the gloriously named Sexy Fish in Mayfair to add a unique event to this year’s Halloween calendar.

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Ladies of the Press at Sluice Biennial

SEEN headed up to Hackney recently, there to peruse this year’s Sluice Biennial. A large and airy building at Morning Lane housed fascinating creative projects by artists and creators who have come together under the Sluice banner. What SEEN particularly liked was the variety of work on display and the informal atmosphere in which it …

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The Castle at the Space: SEEN Reviews

SEEN was not that familiar with the work of Howard Barker prior to seeing ‘The Castle’ but feels she must rectify that situation. A powerful piece on the nature of masculinity, war, gender roles and the essential unreliability of religious faith, ‘The Castle’ benefits from a powerhouse cast and a stripped-back set, making the most of the Space’s environment.

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Original Swimming Party Release ‘Biggest Curse’

Electronic experimental duo Original Swimming Party, have announced the release of their new single  ‘Biggest Curse’ featuring vocalist Moonchild Sanelly. Taken from their forthcoming remix EP, the single is now available to stream from October 6th.

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Heist Bank Beer Festival

Beer connoisseurs would do well to get themselves along to the Heist Bank Beer Festival this weekend, the 14th and 15th October. The bar in Paddington will be celebrating the finest keg and cask beers known to humanity, from UK brewers, Fourpure, Beavertown, Thornbridge and Wild Beer Co., who will headline, launching special seasonal releases …