Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Lichtenstein at Tate Modern

Wonder whether Roy used a template for all those dots!  Either that or perhaps a case of OCD?  Amusing, invigorating and enjoyable.  Worth a visit ...

Thursday, 14 February 2013

JW Anderson for Top Shop: Part 2

The second collection for Topshop designed by JW Anderson goes on sale TOMORROW!  Aimed at a young cult audience the collection includes giant checks (a la LV) and baggy denim shorts.  It will be another sell out so forego your Valentines celebrations and start queueing now!

Friday, 8 February 2013

Galliano v Dior: An Opinion


“Galliano appeared at a hearing at the conseil de prud’hommes (France’s equivalent to an employment tribunal) in Paris yesterday. His lawyer claimed victory after the court ruled it was qualified to hear the 52-year-old designer’s claims against his dismissal of creative director of Christian Dior in March 2011"

Galliano appears to have won the first legal bout with Dior.  His talent will undoubtedly be evident in his collaboration with Oscar de la Renta.  His previous income means he is a very rich man already.  Why not simply withdraw from the battle and allow his own genius to shine through under a label of his own making?  Withdrawing from the fight quietly would demonstrate enormous dignity - something perhaps that would complement his enormous talent and allow him to be considered now, and remembered in the future, as a creative giant of his time.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Phwoar! Marc Jacobs and Coke

Marc Jacobs has been announced as the Creative Director of Diet Coke on a 12 month agreement.  He will follow other international designers (Lagerfeld and JPG) with a limited edition design for Diet Coke bottles and cans.  Meanwhile, check out his very masculine images for brand.  Say no more ....

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Manet at the RA - Catch it if you Can

Considered in his time to be an enigmatic and controversial artist, Manet powerfully portrays life and Paris society of his time in this first exhibition focussing on his portraiture.  A must-see at the Royal Academy until 14th April.  Book Now!