Pollocks…. not really bollocks…?

Pollocks…. not really bollocks…?

Ah… to be 20 and full of bright ideas again.  I’ve always wondered why fashion blogging in the UK hasn’t taken off at the same pace as it has in the USA or even Europe (I can name top ten French fashion blogs but I can’t do the same for the UK….).  Of course, unlike fash-geek overe here, London’s young things are out and about or else, they’re creating sites like Pollocks that isn’t of the usual fash-blog ilk.  Newly set up by Josef Valentino, Callum T and Nantay who have an average age of 19, Pollocks is a space for individuals to upload and share their work on their Blank Canvas, be it photography, fashion design, video or anything that can be displayed on the web.  I believe they’re also going to be asking people to bring their work into a monthly gallery event to tack their work up on the walls. 

I’ll be watching the Pollocks with great interest.  Some recent finds include…

Gloria Loves Valentine has created these images for Swear Shoes to celebrate Swear’s greatest hits…

Scott Webster’s image of something blurry yet beautiful…

Simian Coates’ photography as featured in War! magazine and styled by Molaroid.  A great little freebie mag, which came out a while ago and featured many fresh UK graduate designers…

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  1. Fashion Tidbits

    2008-01-30 at 2:42 PM

    hmmm…interesting

  2. Miss at la Playa

    2008-01-30 at 2:48 PM

    i love the first pics… they reminded me of the Victoria/Marc ads! 😀

  3. Mer

    2008-01-30 at 2:49 PM

    wow, I didn´t know the web, is quite amazing. I´m looking forward to see more!

  4. WendyB

    2008-01-30 at 3:28 PM

    That last photo is crazy!

  5. The Clothes Horse

    2008-01-30 at 3:57 PM

    Those are fanastic, I’m now trying to figure out how to take a picture of myself floating on the wall.

  6. enc

    2008-01-30 at 3:59 PM

    I love all those, especially the Scott Webster.

  7. Drusilla

    2008-01-30 at 4:03 PM

    They’re all amazing photographs – just goes to show what a bit of enterprise can do..

  8. mash

    2008-01-30 at 4:33 PM

    beautiful pictures &hearts particularly the last one 🙂

  9. coco

    2008-01-30 at 4:55 PM

    I love the last photo!

  10. joanna goddard

    2008-01-30 at 5:25 PM

    those jumping photos are really fun! i love jumping in fashion photography.

  11. Suzanna

    2008-01-30 at 5:54 PM

    “Ah…to be 20 (and full of bright ideas) again.”
    Sing it, Sister!
    I have a sneaking suspicion that you have brighter ideas at 24 than you did at 20. Somehow, I suspect that you are on a constant evolutionary cycle towards some future tomorrow when all of your history coalesces into one imaginative, staggeringly creative thirty-something whole.
    That’s after you are crowned Queen of All She Surveys, however.
    Long may she reign!

  12. Martina

    2008-01-30 at 7:20 PM

    Hey I love your blog + I also have a question: how do you post all those images without ‘crediting’ them? Or is it enough to just mention the designer’s name in the particular entry? I’m just wondering because I want to start my own fashion blog, and this thing bothers me.. I don’t want to just post any images. OK hope this makes sense 🙂

  13. Tamara

    2008-01-31 at 2:10 AM

    .. that last picture reminds me of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.

  14. riz

    2008-01-31 at 3:12 PM

    Never heard of War!…Is it really true that there aren’t as many UK fashion blogs?? curious.

  15. Dustcakeboy

    2008-01-31 at 5:08 PM

    I don’t think I’ve seen such concentration of talent in…well..quite the while.
    The photography is sheer bliss and also, love for the Swear.
    /DCB.

  16. Cee-Cee

    2008-01-31 at 5:35 PM

    lovely photos!! lots of energy

  17. Josef Valentino

    2008-02-10 at 8:51 PM

    Hey everyone,
    am really happy that you all like the website so much, please keep posted for updates and events – and remember, we are always looking for new and exciting talent to keep our readership inspired!!
    love.
    josef.
    x

  18. Scott Webster

    2008-02-10 at 9:29 PM

    Hello!
    kist saw that u put up my work!
    no one has done that before!!!!!
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    scott
    p.s. please e-mail me if you are interested to see more! i would gladly oblige!

  19. Gloria loves valentine

    2008-02-13 at 11:00 AM

    Thank you all for the comments xxx

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