Jamie Reid

Catwalk Croydon: the London borough that became a global fashion brand

Posted on April 28th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. No Comments

Charting the rise of Croydon’s impact on the global catwalk

Last year, I launched a fashion label

A year ago today, I launched Croydon’s first fashion label – Croydon Vs The World.

My thinking was simple: Croydon is a borough that is on the up (after years of being wrongly maligned) and it was time for some kind of tangible product to reflect this and … Read More »

Event review: Jamie Reid’s Short Sharp Shock at RISE Gallery

Posted on May 24th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

Is Jamie Reid’s ‘old Croydon’ a frightening taste of what’s to come? asks Bernadette Fallon

His work sits within a tradition of English radical dissent and he’s been compared to William Blake. He’s stirred up local governments with claims of corruption and his satiric Suburban Press publications from the ‘70s have achieved cult status, as have his iconic Sex Pistols covers. He’s an artist with a strong … Read More »

Event review: It Began On The Walls: the Banksy retrospective at Rise Gallery

Posted on August 7th, by Katie Rose in Culture. 4 comments

A 400% increase in footfall in St George’s Walk – that’s the power of art. Katie Rose finds out more

“Wtf is this doing in Croydon?”. Niroshan, lead singer of Croydon band Reptiles, is clearly as surprised as I am to find myself at an exclusive preview of a high-profile collection of Banksy artworks on display at RISE Gallery on a warm July evening.

“I’m just … Read More »