Category Archives: Art fix

Hussein Chalayan Exhibition

A definite date for the diary this September is a solo exhibition from British designer Hussein Chalayan at the Lisson Gallery (Sept 08-Oct 02, 2010). A truly inspiring designer in a sea of typical catwalk looks; Chalayan pushes boundaries and his avant garde pieces could never be seen as clothes for the sake of clothes, they are always vehicles for his challenging and interesting concepts. An exhibition at an art gallery is perfect for Chalayan whose catwalk shows are often more reminiscent of art installations.

They combine incredible artistic concepts with amazing technological ideas and result in one-of-a-kind pieces that would be much more at home in an exhibition space than ever on the high street. Highlights from the designer’s prolific career include the wooden skirt which transforms into a coffee table from his A/W 2000 collection.

Also his spring 2007 bubble dress comprised of lots of plastic bubbles roughly resembling a mini-dress recently copied by Lady GaGa on her Fame Ball tour.

We can’t wait to see what the designer has up his sleeve for this gallery show.

Hussein Chalayan at the Lisson Gallery, NW1, Sept 08-Oct 02 2010.


Art to make your head Tilt!

On the first of July, the FashAddict crew headed down to the launch party of the three day Tilt exhibition at the Red Gallery on Rivington Street, East London.

The exhibition showcased contemporary art by the likes of; Tinhead, Lee Washington and Ross Adams. There was also a special selection of Black Eyewear on show for all those Retro spectacle lovers!  


One for all you sneaker freaks, Nike 78 is a new project created to merge cutting edge design talent and the trusty Nike trainer. The 78 refers to the 78 creatives who will each be sent a new pair of Nikes and, using sport as inspiration, will challenge their traditional function and create weird and wonderful new interpretations of the footwear. The progress of these inspired ventures can be tracked at and will eventually be collated into an exhibition to feature in the London Design Festival in September.

Highlights include Erica Dorn’s mouth-watering Marathon Cake which is the exact negative calorific value of a marathon; all shaped beautifully into a trainer with pink laces to boot and Fred Butler and Chrissie Abbott’s Lets Get This Shoe On The Road remote control car Nikes.,


Lost in Juliette Losq

“Broken sentences and forgotten names wink like fossils among the ruins” (Iain Sinclair, ‘Lights Out for the Territory’)

London’s Royal Academy of arts annually holds it RA Schools Show to, each summer, display graduates work and showcase the emerging talents of London. With academicians such as Tracey Emin behind the event, this is an extremely exciting date in the art calendar and Juliette Losq is tipped as the one to watch for 2010. The 31-year old Londoner creates captivating landscapes, brilliantly executed in an almost photographic style that whisk the viewer away to all together different time and place.

“Drifting purposefully is the recommended mode”(Iain Sinclair, ‘Lights Out for the Territory’)

Instead of idealistic and typically pretty settings, the collection of beautiful drawings and paintings focus on derelict and forgotten places. This allows the viewer’s imagination to wander through the image, piecing together what might have gone on there. For the Summer Show, Losq will be displaying a range of works that focus on dilapidated interiors just as enchanting as her outdoor spaces. Remember her name.

Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition 2010, 14th june-22nd August 2010


Christoper Coppers Ripped Magazines

Why didn’t I think of this? My back-dated issues of i-D and Vogue could of had a new lease of life had I taken a leaf out of Christopher’s book (mind the pun).

Belgian artist Christopher Coppers specializes in accurately ripping up magazine covers to create beautiful works of art…

Check more out at the source…now where’s that scalpel?


FashAddict’s obsession with Lady GaGa’s Birkins

Lady GaGa has yet again surprised fashionistas across the globe with another defaced Hermes Birkin bag. After scribbling all over her white leather bag with artist Terrence Koh, Gaga was photographed at London’s Heathrow airport with a black leather version covered in spikes and studs. As well as the bag, GaGa wore leather skinny fitted trousers and platform heels, awaiting to board a transatlantic flight to New York on a hot summer’s day.

We can only wonder what eccentric designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, who is leaving Hermes, would think of GaGa’s customisation, after all GaGa notably takes inspiration from his costume designs for a young Madonna. As for FashAddict, we can’t wait for what time will bring, maybe even a faux-blood covered Birkin a la GaGa’s VMA performance?

Photos: Matrix Photos, GagaDaily.

Lobulo Design : Paper-Cut Illustration

We love a bit of Lady Gaga here on Fash Addict, so imagine our glee at stumbling upon this awesome paper-cut illustration of Lady G for Rocket magazine. This is fits in so well with Ms Gaga’s already visionary persona.

Insane right? Lobulo Design, is a Barcelona based graphic design studio, and they’re behind these works of art. They also had some more similar illustrations which were just as amazing.


Street Fest 10

This Sunday, 30th may 2010, sees the return of ‘London’s number one street culture festival’ in Shoreditch. The festival celebrates a community of creativity and gives you an insight into the minds of artists as they produce work live for the audience. With contributions from architects, illustrators, musicians and skaters, producing a range of shows, it’s a chance to indulge your creative side as the event encourages the audience to interact with each performance.

Highlights include street fashion from B-side by Wale and a live performance from international hip hop star Ty on the Street Fest stage, with new tracks from his fourth studio album ‘Special kind of fool’, and this years new addition; the Street Fest market. Express yourself, get involved.

Street Fest, Sunday 30th may 2010, 7-11 Hearn st, Shoreditch, London, EC2 3LS.


Diem Cheu Crayola Sculptures

Could I please have a moment of your appeciation, for these AWESOME Crayola sculptures by Vietnamese artist Diem Cheu? It’s safe to say that crayons have evolved from the days when I used to abuse my mother’s walls.

You have to admire the precision and labour that went into making such intricate detailing. If you have around £250 spare…get your hands on them from her website!



Simple and Sweet: The new season’s must-have bags

After seasons of flashy, over-calculated, large ‘it’ bags it comes as no surprise that this season has produced an influx of simple and ‘classic’ designs. The trend sent down the catwalk by Phoebe Philo at Céline, where models were dressed in understated nude garments with simple accessories, a far cry from the flashy reptile ‘bling-bags’ sported by WAGs.

Hermes’ coveted ‘Constance’ bag, which was re-released this year.

Of course throughout the course of fashion history toned down bags have been omnipresent, for example Hermes’ ‘Constance’ bag, a small across-the-body bag with a simple ‘H’ buckle and of course the coveted Kelly bag, of which the original is currently at the V&A in the exhibition Grace Kelly: Style Icon.

We’ve put together a collection of this season’s finest understated bags:

Céline ‘Classic’ bag,  £2,200, Dover Street Market

Patent leather white bag, £59, Ted Baker

Navy leather saddle bag, £95, Banana Republic

‘Tracey’ PVC bag, £25, John Lewis

Lizard-effect shoulder bag, £475, Fendi