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
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
Today many minority groups are raising their voices against oppression and therefore feel threatened. Art is a weapon for freedom of expression resulting into quite a few exhibitions at the moment around the subject of oppression. Black Dada form language is created by Adam Pendleton. It is a critical articulation of blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. (image) Continue reading
Material Consequences theme at this year’s London Design festival produced the best variety of new materials at the show so far. The focus was to find new sustainable and natural materials. The outcome was a great variety in especially plant-based solutions. Continue reading
At the moment fashion trends are not moving as fast from season to season as before. Furniture and interiors have always been changing a lot slower compared to fashion, so it is not surprising to see very similar design choices to last year’s event at London Design Festival. (Picture Skandium townhouse). Continue reading