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.
Images: style.com, nymag.com
“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
Tonight we’re all heading to Cassette in Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, for the launch of the new club that’s managed by our very own Paz. It’ll be an evening of dancing, art and a brilliant performance from Lingo Scott who’s launching his album 999, so be sure to make your way down too!
Ps. In this picture borrowed from the club’s blog Lingo’s back-up singer Pheonix is rocking the much-loved To Love Kuvaa Olivia dress
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