If you only see one exhibition this summer, make sure it is "Return of the Rudeboy." I was privileged to attend the private view opening of this captivating exhibition last night at Somerset house and left...
When it comes to luxury luggage Orobianco remains unparalleled. Crafted using state of the art technology and the finest of materials, their high standard of production coupled with the commitment to artisans, sets them apart in innovation and elegance.
The ACF duo of Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh seem to be drawing from a bucket of limitless ideas. Each season they conjure up fresh and innovative ideas, incorporating exciting collaborations.
Upon entering the Norwegian Rain and T-Michael exhibition space, at Pitti Uomo 85, I once again felt the anticipation that something great was on the verge of being unveiled. My first encounter with the Norwegian Rain and T-Michael brand served to peak my interest but this collection solidified my full attention.
Encapsulated within the dark and mysterious walls of Dogana, Florence, Matteo Gioli, Veronica and Ilaria Cornacchini presented their Super Duper Hats Autumn/Winter 2014/15 collection. The cleverly crafted set, accompanied by the rich vocals of Piero Giosuè and the rhythmic sound of American Railroad workers,
Inspiration clearly flows abundantly, when it comes to this Artistic Creative Family. Fresh from their acclaimed “The Coal Project” which impressed not only at Pitti Uomo 83 but around the fashion world, the Art Comes First collective were at it again. The ACF revolving collective comprised of Shaka Maidoh, Sam Lambert (ACF), Matteo Gioli (Super Duper Hats) and Liam Maher (Denham) joined forces to produce something wonderful. This season "The DJ Project –The DJ Technique Applied to Menswear” again showed the importance of Allowing Creative Freedom within the fashion world. Inspired by various talented musical artists the ACF team spent each day sampling, cutting, remixing and sewing. Musical pioneers represented by vintage pieces were delicately deconstructed and mixed with modern day innovators with the deft touch of a skilled DJ. Just like any master of his craft that knows his crowd, these gentlemen kept the throng captivated, sampling and mixing without missing a beat. The final result was a presentation of Amazing Creative Fusion showcasing the various menswear items that had been constructed with superior skill, right before our very eyes by these inspired craftsmen.
Taking seven creative individuals, all successful in their own right and bringing them together for a project would normally be the perfect recipe for disaster. Not in this instance!
When it comes to creating fantasy within the world of Fashion Photography Tim Walker stands in a league of his own. Not content with simply utilising..
This spring the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute will play host to a unique, celebration of creativity and talent. The Exhibition entitled “Savage Beauty” consists of over 100 pieces from all of the late, great, Alexander McQueen’s collections from Nihilism (1994), to Angels & Demons collection (2010). This exhibition will provide the opportunity to enjoy the work of Alexander McQueen, who was not only a talented fashion designer but a revolutionary artist. The way, in which he conveyed various expressions and emotions, bringing Fashion to life sets him apart as one of the top designers of his generation. It is exciting to see that the intricate detail, exquisite fabrics and luxurious creativity witnessed in each collection lives on even after his unfortunate passing. The preview of the collection was held yesterday at the Ritz, which provide the perfect setting as this was the venue for Alexander McQueen’s first post graduate show, and was attended by Anna Wintour, Samantha Cameron and Stella McCartney. The full exhibition is set to be launched on May 2nd at the Met ball and will run May 4th until July 31 in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen […]
Last night I attended the Newspeak:British Art Now private view at the Saatchi Gallery. Below are a few of my favourite pieces from the Showcase of various artists. The exhibition is at the Saatchi gallery now until October 17th 2010 http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk Matthew Darbyshire Untitled: Furniture Island No. 2 2008 Scott King Pink Cher 2008 Barry Reigate Real Special Very Painting 2009 Barry Reigate Snatching Defeat From The Jaws of Victory 2008 Alistair MacKiven Jerking Off The Dog to Feed The Cat 2008 Alistair MacKinvern Et Sick In Infinitum 2007 Phoebe Unwin Desk 2008
This exhibition outside the National Theatre was the product of Rankin's trip to the Congo with Oxfam back in October 2009. Rankin visited the Congo and conducted workshops to enable the people of the community to tell their own stories using photography. In this conflict zone, most of the people had never even held a camera before Rankin's project. The pictures that resulted from this are simply fantastic. Each picture tells a story and conveys the emotion of different situations. I was really moved by each of the images and the stories behind them To find out more about the work Oxfam is doing in the Congo go to: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam_in_action/where_we_work/drc.html
Between September and December 2009 Somerset house played host to the SHOWstudio Fashion Revolution exhibition. Besides being an inspiring and insightful look into the work of one of my favourite photographers, Nick Knight, this exhibition also gave visitors a chance to observe photo shoots as they happened. As a photographer and a lover of art this was great opportunity for me to observe the creative process. For me the process and creativity behind the scenes is at times even more awesome than the end result. Vogue February 2010 shoot Model: Natalia Vodianova