Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Naomi Bears It for Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur has lost its way since building a reputation in its early days as the go-to resource for stylishly sexy lingerie.  Naomi Campbell heads the Spring Summer campaign, shot by Ellen Von Unswerth, inspired by pulp fiction pin ups of the sixties, in a bid to win back the label's original fans.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Guy Bourdin Photography at Somerset House

The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987.  This major show charts Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.  Open now until the 15th March 2015 at Somerset House, London.  A must visit for all those interested in fashion and photography.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Alexander McQueen at the V&A: Savage Beauty

Make a date at the V&A for Savage Beauty: 
14 March – 19 July 2015. Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe.  Originally staged at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011 it proved one of the ten best selling exhibitions in its history

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Banksy Work Hits the Current Pulse

This work by Banksy epitomises the current problem in the States where judicial justice for black and white is currently under scrutiny ....

Monday, 24 November 2014

Jellyfish Eyes by Takashi Murakami

"Jellyfish Eyes is nonsense.  No reason, no meaning.  This world is all nonsense."    Jellyfish Eyes is the first feature film from one of our favourite artists, Takashi Murakami who feels the children of modern Japan understand him best....

Friday, 14 November 2014

A Temple to Armani

Armani's hotel in Dubai is a powerful brand beacon and salesfloor in an emerging market.  International brands are investing in hotels as luxury showcases for their own products, in the case of Armani, homeware (Armani/Casa) and furniture as well as clothing .....  Live the brand what?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Nike Ups the Fashion Ante with Karlie Kloss

Clever Nike is embracing the fashion crowd as never before. Its forthcoming collaboration with Pedro Lourenço was launched with much fanfare last week, starring as it does Karlie Kloss in the campaign shots. As with everything, authenticity is at its core. The product is highly fashionable but function has to come first. But it clearly doesn’t hurt to have Karlie (and a chunk of her million+ Instagram following) endorsing the brand…

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Galliano at the Helm of Maison Martin Margiela

JOHN GALLIANO's new boss at Maison Martin Margiela has some advice for the fashion industry: judge the designer by his future collections, not his past.  Welcome back Galliano - a great creative talent joins one of our favourite labels.  Congrats to Maison Martin Margiela for taking this courageous step.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Vuitton to the aid of Art in Paris

Designed by architectural icon Frank Gehry, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne - the ultimate coalition between art and luxury - opened this week.  Amongst the many celebrities and fashion icons attending was our favourite Sophia Coppola, pictured here in the main gallery....

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Tribute to Oscar de la Renta

Instagram hit, Mayhem (#fashionbyMayhem), the result of her mother's recreations of famous red carpet gowns, pays tribute to Oscar de la Renta with a paper versions of the gown SJP wore to the 2014 Met Ball. A big thanks to Senor de la Renta for his lifetime of inspirational designs - from Mrs Amal Clooney's wedding dress to Jackie O's First Lady outfits.