Kate Lawson
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Kate Lawson is a Fashion & Pop Culture journalist contributing to Dazed & Confused, Dazed Digital, Bullett Magazine, District MTV, TheStyleCon, Treats Magazine, Volt Magazine, 55 Pages and others.
She also writes daily content for her official website www.kate-lawson.com, discovering emerging talent and exploring her passions for art, photography, style and music.
A keen photographer, Kate has collated her visual musings, including some self-lensed work, on her official tumblr kate-lawson.tumblr.com (Soul Surgery).

Kate has also appeared as a fashion commentator on broadcast radio, and was nominated in Marie Claire UK's 'Best Fashion Twitter Feed' in 2012. Having previously worked in-house for Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Michiko Koshino and Ghost - Kate also consults for emerging designers and brands on all aspects of social media, PR and digital marketing. Recent clients have included Blackscore, Maison fin de Saison, Petits Bisous and Jack French London.

Entries by Kate Lawson

Art meets Architecture: Artist Paul Davies Is Built in Translation

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2014 | (15:01)

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All Images © Paul Davies, 2014

Australian artist Paul Davies first caught my eye earlier this year, with his atmospheric series of paintings which seductively draw you into a utopia that precariously balances between an unforgiving natural space and a built urban environment....

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Book Review: Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton

(0) Comments | Posted 25 January 2014 | (18:17)

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Images © Macmillan US / St Martin's Press


From a series of constantly updated photographs with anecdotes beneath them, posted across his Tumblr and Facebook pages, as well as his official website, HumansOfNewYork - photographer Brandon Stanton is now as familiar...

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Exclusive: British Design Duo Vin + Omi to Showcase AW14 Collection at London Fashion Week

(0) Comments | Posted 13 January 2014 | (21:45)

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British Fashion designers VIN + OMI have exclusively announced to the Huffington Post UK (blog), that they are to showcase their AW14 collection at London Fashion Week next month.

Entitled 'Conceptual', the invite only event will unveil the...

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The Art of Footwear: Finnish Brand FINSK

(0) Comments | Posted 22 December 2013 | (16:49)

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A graduate of London's Royal College of Art, Finnish-born Julia Lundsten is known for her experimental and avant-garde creative vision, most commonly associated with her high-end footwear brand, FINSK. Lundsten's core signature comprises impeccable craftsmanship and unique detailing fused with her...

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The Rebellious Pop Artist: Ben Levy

(0) Comments | Posted 11 December 2013 | (21:10)

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At its core, portraiture captures the personalities and sometimes boundaries, of an individual in a particular moment at a particular time, engaging the viewer to look beyond and explore the visual subject.

Taking that aesthetic and fusing it with some of the...

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Those Boots Were Never Made For Walking

(0) Comments | Posted 11 November 2013 | (23:00)

Once upon a time (in the 19th Century), in a land far, far away (Australia), sheep-farmers would use surplus sheepskins to make boots to keep their tootsies warm. Fast forward to the year 2000, and boots of a similar design were being worn by just about every celebrity in Hollywood-land...

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Art Meets Fashion: BLK DNM x Gardar Eide Einarsson SS14

(0) Comments | Posted 22 October 2013 | (13:11)

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Helmed by Swedish designer Johan Lindeberg, innovative NYC-based brand BLK DNM, has collaborated with Norwegian-born artist Gardar Eide Einarsson, as part of its Spring / Summer 2014 collection, marking the label's first direct artist partnership.

Art has been an...

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One To Watch: British Singer Rosie Lowe's Experimental R'n'B Debut EP

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2013 | (16:17)

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Rosie Lowe Image © Hana Knizova


From AlunaGeorge, Sights and Disclosure to synth-pop duo Pale, London is producing some of the hottest and most exciting new music talent right now, and joining the party is Devon-born Londoner Rosie Lowe, who is set...

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Fashion in Motion: Step Into the World of Swedish Brand V Ave Shoe Repair

(0) Comments | Posted 8 September 2013 | (17:23)

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Inspired by the craftmanship, respect and quality in the work of Fifth Avenue Shoe Repairers in London's Goodge Street - a shop which has been bespoke restoring shoes and bags for men...

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Stockholm SS14 - Round Up & Ones to Watch

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2013 | (19:23)

Spring Summer 14 at MBFW Stockholm was dominated by the usual fashion heavyweights who continue to impress each season, but the three day event also continued to uncover an emerging generation of raw and fresh design talent casting their own vision over the ever-evolving Scandi fashion scene. 

From the iconic...

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A Skin Meets Style Statement: Horiyoshi the Third

(0) Comments | Posted 13 August 2013 | (14:40)

From Chanel, Beyonce's House of Dereon and Betsey Johnson's temporary fashion tattoos, to Louis Vuitton's SS11 man-bag in collaboration with tattoo artist Scott Campbell, and Christian Audigier's collections featuring Ed Hardy's iconic tattoo designs - the fusion of body inking and fashion has long been making a powerful statement.
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Female Urban Cool: Meet the Brains Behind Womenswear Brand Dimepiece LA

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2013 | (12:53)

When it comes to ever-evolving and recycled style trends, the slogan tee is without doubt the ultimate piece of clothing that we return to in our wardrobes and re-style up season after season. Like a tattoo, the slogan tee makes a statement for us, and the high-street and online stores...

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Christian Benner - Distressed and Dressed

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2013 | (14:35)

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The trend of "repurposing" garments is still de rigueur, and no I don't mean ripping up an old T-shirt an ex left at your house, and then dusting your windowsills with it - I mean "upcycling", as...

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Let Your Feet Do the Talking!

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2013 | (12:24)

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Image © The Sandal and the Craftsman


A day-to-night sandal is often a key factor when choosing Summer footwear - while trend and comfort are also important, making a style statement with your feet which can work across on or off duty...

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Scandi Cool - DAY Birger Et Mikkelsen Collaborate With Columbine Smille

(0) Comments | Posted 1 June 2013 | (19:47)

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Photo by Henrik Bulow


Danish brand DAY Birger et Mikkelsen was founded in Copenhagen in 1997 by Keld
Mikkelsen, who with his pioneering vision, set out to create a fashion label which embodied ethnic influences, masculine but feminine tailoring and vintage...

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'ALIVE' (In the Face of Death) - Rankin's New Project Documents Encounters With Death

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2013 | (11:54)

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To quote Woody Allen, "I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens."

Staring death right in the face though is the theme of photographer Rankin's new project 'ALIVE', which is part exhibit and part documentary, exploring...

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Somerset House Presents - Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!

(1) Comments | Posted 20 May 2013 | (11:06)

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"Fashion is a vampiric thing, it's the hoover on your brain. That's why I wear the hats, to keep everyone away from me. They say, 'Oh, can I kiss you?' I say, 'No, thank you very much. That's why I've worn the hat. Goodbye.'...
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A Review 'Old Sport': The Great Gatsby

(0) Comments | Posted 16 May 2013 | (14:33)

Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby is like a fast-spinning glitterball of excess on the cinema screen. With a beautiful cast of clothes horses, arty colourised B&W shots of New York streets and a thumping bass-heavy hip-hop soundtrack, this could easily have been a...

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The Funki Dred Comes to Harvey Nichols - Exclusive Interview With Soul II Soul's Jazzie B

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2013 | (11:45)

If I was to sing "Back to life, back to reality", you'll instantly recognise those lyrics as being from one of the biggest hits of 1989 by RnB, funk and reggae collective, Soul II Soul - the group who also gave us "Keep On Movin" and my personal...

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VOGUE! - Official Video for Jessie Ware's 'Imagine It Was Us'

(0) Comments | Posted 8 April 2013 | (11:45)

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Since I first championed Brit singer Jessie Ware as the next big thing on my website way back in February 2012, the soul singer-songwriter who hails from South London has gone on to become music's hottest...

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