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HOAX - Theatre Makers

It’s a HOAX. Let’s Reimagine Rubbish. As a theatre and object maker, what really gets me going is reimagining familiar, forgotten and disregarded things.  That's probably why my favourite place in the whole of Building BloQs workshop is the off-cut bin by the wood burner. Among the piles of castaways, my inner scavenger comes out to play. Maybe I just love the idea that a pho ...

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Zana Agafonva - Fashion Design Student

A long journey ends, another begins  “I was looking for somewhere I could be. And think. And have the facilities to make a large collection in a short space of time. After looking around, I found Building BloQs.” Zana Agafonva arrived at Building BloQs in spring this year, ahead of her graduate collection fashion show at The Cass. In a short space of time, her awe-inspiring ...

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Stephanie Porter - Bridal Design

It's a partnership, a journey we go on together Stephanie Porter talks of her bridal design business and the BloQs Textile Studio. More than most maker industries, textiles is defined by its seasonality. In the lead up to spring, the Building BloQs’ London Textile Studio is on fire as designers and makers strive to get their new ranges ready. Wedding dress designer Stephanie ...

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Angelika Chilikova - from starting again to overnight success

“Elegant, playful, happy – for me there are different emotions through the darkness of black.” Garment designer Angelika Chilikova has, in just under two decades, had at least two careers. Her first and original career started alongside her fashion designer mum at Kino, a renowned Greek fashion house, which she would later join as Design Director. At a young age, Angelika fou ...

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