Lianne La Havas interviewed by VV Brown on VVVtv
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La Havas’ father’s family was Greek, her mother’s Jamaican. Growing up in London, La Havas’ first interest in music came from her family. Her mother would listen to artists such as Jill Scott and Mary J. Blige, while her father was a multi-instrumentalist who taught her the basics of how to play the guitar and the keyboard. She wrote her first song at the age of 11 but did not learn to play the guitar properly until she was 18 years old. She was co-writer and performer in ‘The Paris Parade’ alongside Christian Pinchbeck (who designed the artwork for Lost & Found) and also is now part of the duo ‘Elephant’ (Memphis Industries). They had a short career but it began La Havas’ career in commercial music.
VVVTV interviews the wonderful Lianne LaHavas.
La Havas signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2010, spending two years developing her songwriting skills before releasing music publicly, and is working on material for her upcoming debut album due in early 2012.
La Havas’ EP Lost & Found was released on 21 October on the Labour of Love label and featured Willy Mason on the opening track, “No Room For Doubt”. In October 2011, La Havas released a live EP, Live From LA, which was made available for free download on her website.
La Havas made her television debut on 21 October 2011, broadcast of BBC Two’s Later… with Jools Holland, a programme that also featured Wisconsin folk band Bon Iver. On 25 October 2011, it was announced that La Havas would tour in support of Bon Iver on the band’s December 2011 North American tour.La Havas’ official debut single, Lost & Found will be released in the UK on April 30, 2012. Her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough will be released on July 9, 2012 in the UK on Warner Brothers.
Sustainable Fashion Design & Wearable Technology – Natalia Allen
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In this video, fashion designer Natalia Allen talks about the emerging market for sustainable fashion design and wearable high-technology fabrics. She speaks in-depth about sustainability and closed loop design in the clothing industry.
Allen combines green tech and high tech to create ecofriendly styles using environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing processes. She is one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, one of Accenture’s Top 25 Women in Tech, and one of “Utne Reader’s” 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.