Many fashions come and go, yet what was so special about Cristobal Balenciaga was his ability to transcend the notion of the temporal, ultimately creating timeless shapes and designs that are still with us today.
‘The Great Wave off of the coast at Kanagawa’ (1830-1) is undoubtedly Katsushika Hokusai’s most famous work, followed by a legacy that has found its way into the works of western artists, emblazoned designs worn by models on catwalks, and even etched itself onto people’s skin as a lifelong appreciation of the masterpiece.
‘The American Dream: Pop to the Present’, held at the British Museum, displayed everything including and beyond this, effectively summarizing Pop Art as a significant vehicle within the artistic canon that continues to express matters dense with socio-political meaning.
‘From Selfie to Self-expression’ explores the history of the selfie, comprising of the gimmicky, the skilled, and works that would cause those to ponder the very activity itself.
Open Eye Gallery is delighted to launch its 40th birthday year with a brand new exhibition exploring the influence of the North of England on fashion and visual culture.
The exhibition comprised of five themes, those being ‘portraits’, ‘experiments’, ‘bodies’, ‘documents’, and ‘objects, perspectives, abstractions’.
In the impressive set-up with 10 room, there is 700 artworks and 120 artists, art group and related phenomena presented. The list includes artists from the ex-Yugoslav countries - Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Eastern-European countries - Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
The War Paint Project: something that is significantly instrumental in enabling an individual to feel comfortable with their sense of self. In collaboration with Illamasqua cosmetics, every model was provided with a range of makeup to apply on themselves in whatever manner they pleased, allowing them to become both model and creator of their photoshoot. In blurring the boundaries between the two tasks, all of the models were liberated from their typical routine and given the chance to visually express their personality and style before the lens. After the photoshoot, we had the privilege to catch up with all the models, and find out a little bit more about their personalities, interests, and their careers so far.
When Kim Kardashian’s nude selfies ‘broke the internet’ followed with lengthy debates on empowerment it became apparent that the notion of women and representation is still very much a contemporary issue. In ‘Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s’, an exhibition currently displayed at the Photographers Gallery, visitors can see many of the modern elementary contributors to issues of representing women, and that the values elicited still bear relevance to our current society.
On the 8th March, Huntsman Savile Row held a competition to judge the best tweed pattern, the winner of which would have their creation made onto a jacket.
South London rappers Krept and Konan have spent the last few years taking over the underground music with their rhymes and rhythms, and have gained a notorious reputation in the Grime and Hip Hop scene.
Lifestyle of one of the most influential woman in Taiwan, The person behinds the aesthetic success of Wei Fong mall as well as a 'million' other businesses under the company,
An intimate interview with Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas
The Chinese Princess, Ye Mingzie, tells us about her latest Autumn/Winter collection, in collaboration with Atelier Swarovski.
To the beat of hip hop music, glamorous guests mingled with one another the whole evening, amongst which were models, bold fashion influencers, talented musicians, creative artists and distinguished VIPS.
On the 10th November Hermès and Crazy Carrè arrived in London on their world tour. Based at the Old Selfridges Hotel, the event hosted an array of visual, tactile, palatable, and audible delights much to the privilege of their attendees.
The collaborative project between Wolf & Badger X Swarovski was showcased on 16th September in Dover Street.
The celebrations took place in New York and then London on the 13th September 2016, where the new Polo S was first presented.
Against the backdrop entitled ‘Rock Circus’, Tommy Hilfiger SS18 showcased a collection that blended elements of a rock concert with the iconic Hilfiger colour palette.
Proposing their AW17 collection, Burberry took to the catwalk with an array of bold patterns and checks contrasted with delicate details and intertwined with a quintessentially British touch.
In a pastel laden colour palette, Emporio Armani SS18 exhibited a number of classic garments that exuded elegance, intertwined with a sense of fun and contemporaneity that rendered the outfits with a number of focal points.
In a sea of deep reds, greens, silvers, baby blues, whites and blacks, Topshop SS18 proposed a ready-to-wear collection that created a whole new meaning for smart-casual.
Taking inspiration from Harley Weir’s photographs of Scottish landscapes, Pringle of Scotland SS18 took to London Fashion Week with a series of outfits that imitated both the beauty and ruggedness of Scottish landscapes.
Stepping off a makeshift pirate ship and onto a catwalk of waves, House of Holland SS18 expressed a highly nautical theme, with a particular reference to water itself.
Featuring plenty of florals and frills, Christopher Kane SS18 innovatively worked upon the notion of domestic goddess, creating a number of shapes and cut outs from a source that may not typically be deemed as possessing potential in fashion.
In a surge of nylons and enough colours to paint a rainbow, Jasper Conran SS18 toyed with the notion of fashion as a means to simultaneously reveal and conceal, resulting in a number of statement looks.