Wall and Jones were honoured to be asked by stylist Seta Niland to collaborate with her and fashion fine art photographer Ram Shergill.
Ali Wall, Odette Jewellery and Claire Strickland all created original one off pieces for the series of stunning photography entitled ‘Queen’. Shot by internationally acclaimed iconic British photographer Ram Shergill, ‘Queen’ was published in issue #4 The Protagonist Magazine.
The Protagonist Magazine is printed bi-annually. Shoot credits: Photography – Ram Shergill, Styling – Seta Niland, Model – Queen Onyemaechi, Creative Production – DPH, Hair – Issey Hide, Make Up – Lan Nguyen-Grealis using MAC, Nails – Jasmin Samavati using Elegant Touch, Fashion Design Assistant – Ali Wall, Fashion Assistant – Aliia Galimova.
“The Protagonist Magazine offers in-depth articles about protagonists of stage, screen, and the art world. London-based editors Ram Shergill and Daen Palma Huse offer an insight into the world of fine art and fashion photography, illustration, and contemporary art in an eclectic mix. As a collectible hardback book, The Protagonist Magazine revives the tradition of luxury magazine publications such as The Yellow Book, which was published in the 1890s.”
In issue #69 (March / April 2016) of Selvedge Magazine, journalist Amelia Thorpe interviewed Claire about her creations for theatre, film and fashion. Released in March / April 2016 and described as The Millinery Issue, it is a great read for hat lovers everywhere. Claire designs and makes hats and headdresses from her studio in Wall and Jones.
“Selvedge is a magazine that acknowledges the significance of textiles as a part of everyone’s story. We are surrounded by cloth from the cradle to the grave and by exploring our universal emotional connection to fibre we share the stories and values that mean the most to us. From why we love the sound of a needle pulling thread through taut linen, to why we are fascinated by the clothes we wear and the fibres we unknowingly rely on. There are many sides to every story and Selvedge is dedicated to finding and nurturing textiles from every angle. We believe that textiles unite all humanity and in surveying the development of society it is clear that from a spider’s web to the world-wide web, textiles appear as the protagonist.”
A couple of years ago in 2015, Ali Wall and Odette Jewellery were invited to exhibit in one of the Canary Wharf window galleries. They showcased a selection of their handcrafted original designs in the Cabot Place shopping arcade.