Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The 24-year-old Austrian London College of Fashion graduate Jennifer F M Murray has based her graduate collection, 'Cirque d'Amen', around the questioning of the Catholic Church and how it feels more to her as a 'circus' than a serious religious institution.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

March Sample Sales II

Matthew Williamson - 21st and 22nd March. 8am-7pm. The Music Room, 26 South Molton Lane, London, W1K 5AB.

Aquascutum & Jaegar - 22nd and 23rd March. 10am-6pm. 10 Piccadilly, 2nd Floor, London, W1J 0DD.

Temperly - 28th and 29th March. 8am-7pm (28th) and 9am-7pm (29th). 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2QA.

Margaret Howell - 29th and 30th March. 9am-7pm. The Music Room, 26 South Molton Lane, London, W1K 5AB.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Dress-Up Dolls

When you think that every design idea has been exhausted in fashion, Rei Kawakubo comes along and offers up something totally fresh and exciting. “The future is two-dimensions” explained the influential designer on Comme des Garçons’ A/W12 collection of flat-plane and oversized garments.
Was Kawakubo making a comment on how the majority of us view fashion now: through the two-dimensions of print or digital screens? Or the fact that models are our idealised and often unrealistic view of perfection – living dolls – in her garments that came in exaggerated paper-doll shapes? Whatever the reasons behind her design decisions, Kawakubo’s creations were entirely original.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed

The Freud Museum London has announced an exhibition of works by Louise Bourgeois. Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed that will show original documents from the artist’s recently discovered psychoanalytic writings, as well as drawings and sculptures, in the house of the founding father of psychoanalysis. Following its first showing in Latin America, the exhibition has been re-imagined for the unique setting of the Freud Museum London, which was discussed as a venue by Louise Bourgeois before her death. Appropriately, in the final home of Sigmund Freud and his daughter Anna Freud, this exhibition will explore the artist’s complex and ambivalent engagement with the theory and practice of psychoanalysis.

 8 March 2012 - 27 May 2012

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Mark Pillai Exhibition

In his first solo exhibition, fashion photographer Mark Pillai presents his intimate collection of photos from the last seven years of shooting almost 1,200 models at one-on-one castings in his Parisian apartment and studio. The exhibition, entitled 'Thanks for Coming', kicked off at Pavlov's Dog during Berlin Fashion Week in attempt to portray his unusually personal style.

Mark Pillai, Thanks for Coming, Pavlov's Dog, Bergstraße 19, 10115 Berlin, Germany. Exhibition: 6th – 28th of July 2012; Closing Party: 28th of July starting at 7pm