Exhibition of best new fashion talent at Somerset house is organised by The International Fashion Showcase (IFS). It presents work from the best up-and-coming designers from around the world.
(Image Thebe Makuku, Johannesburg. Presenting women within South African society.
This year’s Surface Design Show in London was busy, but not presenting anything new compared to previous years. Most noticeable was the increase of imitation materials offering cheaper option and more variety in terms of range and colours. However, it was often unclear how sustainable they were.
(Image hand woven fabric embellished with naturally grown cristal). Continue reading
Grace Wales Bonner is a hot name in London fashion scene. She is an up-and-coming fashion designer whose work is about exploring identity. The exhibition at Serpentine gallery called A Time for New Dreams however is not about fashion, but a collaboration with several artists, mainly in form of art installations. Continue reading
Oodi is a new and very modern central library in Helsinki. The building was designed by ALA Architects, who won the open international architecture competition. Apart from the top floor, Oodi’s facade is made entirely from wood, which gives it immediately a very Scandinavian character. Continue reading
Coal Drops Yarn is a brand new shopping distric in central London location. The stores and restaurants are not familiar mainstream global brands, instead they are independent chains and unique brands that have been specifically selected for the site. Continue reading
The Shop at Bluebird in London’s Covent Garden won recently a Drapers Award for Best Store. It is nice to see an independent brand winning a major award against big global brands. Continue reading
Art exhibitions are rarely about Textile design, so it is refreshing to see a major show at the moment in Tate Modern that is mainly about weaving. Anni Albers was one of the most important artist of the famous Bauhaus art school. Continue reading