Punk: Chaos to Couture

The opening of the 2013 Costume Institute exhibition is just days away, with the Met Ball on Monday. The Met’s spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men … Continue reading

The Wrinkles of the City in Havana, Cuba

I stumbled onto this today whilst browsing, and found it so amazing I had to share. In May last year, French artist JR collaborated with Cuban-American artist José Parlá on the latest installment of The Wrinkles of the City. The huge mural installation in Havana, undertaken for the Havana Biennale, got the duo photograph and … Continue reading

‘David Bowie Is’ at the V&A, London

The exhibition “David Bowie Is” at the V&A is one of the hottest event in London at the moment; the exhibition to opening in 3 days and, tickets are already sold out into May.With the icon’s recent comeback, the influence of David Bowie is as relevant as ever and people can’t get enough of the … Continue reading

Focus… Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Take a look at Russia’s futuristic, QR code-encrusted pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, which opened yesterday, is certainly turning heads. With every inch of the pavilion—floor, ceiling, and walls—covered with giant QR codes, visitors access a virtual exhibition via tablet computers, through which they can explore plans and models for Skolkovo, a Russian … Continue reading

Forward… Chanel’s Little Black Jacket at the Saatchi Gallery, London

Following a  huge success in Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong, Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition is – finally – coming to London! The showcase, based on the book curated by Karl Lagerfeld and ex-French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld is set to open this October at the Saatchi Gallery. A representative from the famed fashion house says, “The … Continue reading

Focus… Andy Warhol: The Portfolios at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

‘Andy Warhol: The Portfolios’ is the show the Dulwich Picture Gallery having as its summer exhibition. The exhibition focused on the period 1962-1984 during which Warhol worked almost exclusively on the silk-screen printing method. This is the first time the exhibition of 80 works from 13 portfolios is visiting Europe. The exhibition includes some of … Continue reading

Focus… Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary at the V&A, London

As part of a season of events celebrating British design, the V&A presents the first major solo exhibition exploring the work of one of the most inventive design studios practicing today. Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary reveals the creative processes and spirit of curiosity of Thomas Heatherwick and his studio through projects spanning the disciplines of architecture, … Continue reading

Focus… Britain Creates 2012 at the V&A

Britain Creates 2012: Fashion & Art Collusion is a project led by the British Fashion Council/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation in partnership with the Mayor of London, and is a unique opportunity to celebrate and strengthen the longstanding relationships between fashion designers and visual artists. Iconic British designers have paired together with top contemporary artists including: … Continue reading

Focus… The Rolling Stones: 50

Yesterday, July 12th 2012, marked the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ first gig—making them, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the record holders for rock-band longevity. A half-century after that night at the Marquee Club on Oxford Street in London, the Stones are celebrating their achievement with a new Shepard Fairey-designed … Continue reading

Focus… Royal Style: Qing Dynasty and Western Court Jewellery Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan

The National Palace Museum in collaboration with jeweller Cartier and the Shenyang Palace Museum opened last month a very special exhibition; “Royal Style: Qing Dynasty and Western Court Jewellery.” The exhibition, to be held June 9-Sept. 9 at the National Palace Museum, will display 475 sets and pieces of jewelry, ranging from pearl beaded court necklaces and … Continue reading