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.
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
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
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