Sketch London

I visited sketch London with a friend who I haven’t seen in two years. She did a term at the university I attend (she studies in Japan) so I thought that it would be lovely to visit a place that will mark the special occasion. It certainly did not disappoint even though it was a bit pricy. However, we decided that with the whole experience that came from having an afternoon tea at Sketch, the expense was worth it. The restaurant has five sections, the main one being the Gallery, (where we went), the others include the Lecture Room, the Parlour, the Glade and the East Bar.

We marvelled at the beautiful installed sketches and other pieces of art work (even the cups and saucers where designed) from artist in residence, David Shrigley. We had a look at the famous space-looking art toilets and other installation pieces that where spread around the gallery.

Sketch London

Sketch London

Sketch London

Sketch London

Sketch London

Sketch London

Sketch London

Sketch London

I recommend for people to visit the gallery and restaurant, I know that I would certainly go again.

For more information or to plan your trip to Sketch London, visit https://sketch.london/ 

All images are my own.

How To Wear Topshop’s Moto Hem Denim Culottes

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Knit sweater
£15 – shein.com

MSGM coat
£340 – shop.harpersbazaar.com

Topshop denim pants
£46 – nordstrom.com

Vans canvas sneaker
£40 – vans.com

Black leather handbag
£195 – stampdla.com

Missguided silver ring
£10 – missguidedus.com

Daniel Wellington jewelry
£64 – sears.com

Adidas blue beanie
£25 – farfetch.com

ZeroUV gold sunglasses
£6.60 – amazon.com

Yves Saint Laurent plum lipstick
£23 – net-a-porter.com

Nick Knight To Receive The Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator

The British Fashion Council has announced that Nick Knight will be honoured the prestigious Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at this year’s British Fashion Awards, an award which recognises his continued and outstanding contributions to the global fashion industry.

Made In Britain By Tim Walker For Vogue UK December 2013
Made In Britain By Tim Walker For Vogue UK December 2013

He began his career in 1982, since publishing his first book Skinheads. Knight has since gone on to become a successful fashion photographer and filmmaker, working on award-wining publications such as AnOther,Vogue, i-D, V magazine amongst others. He has also directed highly acclaimed music videos for Lady Gaga (Born This Way), Kayne West (Black Skinhead), Bjork (Pagan Poetry), and advertised for clients which include Dior, Swarovski, Tom Ford and Yves Saint Laurent. Adding on to his extensive CV, Nick Knight has had his work exhibited in international galleries such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Modern and the Gagosian.

In November 2000, Knight became the digital founder of SHOWstudio, an award-winning online platform which showcases fashion films. Since it’s early beginnings, SHOWstudio has worked with some of the world’s leading filmmakers, writers, artists and cultural figures over the last 15 years, all contributing to showing the creative making process of the fashion film to its completion and providing a voice for critical thoughts and aesthetics.

Black Skinhead (Blkkk SkkkN Head) Official Video. Directed by Kick Knight

 

Karl Lagerfeld, another honouree adding to his list of accolades, will be honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at this years BFA.

On a final note, although we may already know that Victoria Beckham, J.W. Anderson and Christopher Kane are all nominees at the prestigious event, we have yet to see who will win the coveted prize of Womenswear Designer of the Year award.

The BFAs will take place on November 23 at the London Coliseum

Images courtesy to Nick Night

5 Brilliant Things To Do This October

From Irving Penn’s Beyond Beauty exhibition to Scorsese à la Cinémathèque and Frieze London 2015, here is a roundup of some of the best cultural highlights this autumn.

Frieze London 2015: October 14 – 17

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Lawrence Matjee after his assault and detention by the Security Police. Khotso House, de Villiers Street (1985) by David Goldblatt at Goodman Gallery

The biggest contemporary art fair returns to London for another year marking its thirteenth anniversary. After last years rebranding (now Frieze London), the three-day exhibition will see a host of exceptional new art, leading curators and contemporary galleries. With the crisp October weather and its autumn hues, Regent’s park is transformed once again into a venue like space, accommodating works that were especially made for the art fair. Not to forget, Frieze Masters, Frieze Film and a variety of delicious food and drinks are there on offer.

For more information of the event, visit friezeLondon.com

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty: October 23 – March 20, 2016

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Irving Penn, Bee, New York, 1995, printed 2001, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation

Known for his iconic photographs in fashion, portraiture and still life, Irving Penn’s (1917-2009) images have appeared in magazines such as Vogue. He has been ranked as an important figure in twentieth century photography and has refined his creative endeavours throughout his career; in the studio or making ethnographic studies in far-reached parts of the world in places like New Guinea and Peru. Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, is an exhibition held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington where we will be given a new outlook of his work, the first time in nearly twenty years. The exhibition will celebrate his legacy as a modern master, showcasing 140 previously unseen photographs from his street scenes in the 1930s, his Super-8 films, the American South during the 1940s, still lifes, fashion and celebrity portraits to his intimate studio scenes.

For more information of the exhibition, visit americanart.si.edu

Liberty in Fashion: October 9 2015 Until February 28, 2016

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Image 1: Art Nouveau fashion using ‘Constantia’, 1961 ©Liberty London. From the book Liberty and Co. in the Fifties and Sixties, published by Antique Collectors Club
Image 2: ‘Eustacia’ print impression, printed at Liberty and Co.Ltd Merton print works, 1960. ©Liberty Fabric Limited. Image courtesy of  liberty.co.uk

The beautiful and iconic store Liberty is celebrating its 140th anniversary this October. Liberty in Fashion will be the first major exhibition since the history of Liberty from growing as an orientalist  dream of Arthur Lazenby Liberty to the proud owners of the British high street brand. To celebrate, the Fashion and Textile Museum will hold a brilliant retrospective of Liberty’s rich history. There will be a copious amounts of accessories and extravagant ensembles, representing the department store known for its cutting-edge textile prints.

For more information of the exhibition, visit liberty.co.uk

Scorsese à la Cinémathèque: October 12 – February 14, 2016

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Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese during the filming of “Taxi Driver” in 1976. Image courtesy of bloomberg.com

Film fans and industry professionals alike can all visit the classic cinematic building that is the La Cinémathèque Française in Paris throughout the month of October right until mid February next year. The cinema will host an exhibition of Martin Scorsese’s career in in the film industry. Photographs, posters, religious artefacts, costumes and storyboards will be featured in the installation, including various screens showing some of his iconic films like Taxi Driver (1976) and Raging Bull (1980). We are not only lucky to witness the director’s own private collection spanning more than 60 of his favourite films but also have a view of his friends Robert De Niro and Paul Schrader’s collection. This brilliant exhibition sheds a light to Scorsese’s sources of inspiration, his creative approach to working and his imaginative ways to narrative which paved a way in modern American cinema.

For more information of the exhibition, visit cinematheque.fr

Chanel Mademoiselle Privé: October 13- November 1 2015

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Image courtesy of Chanel 

Fashion fans everywhere are in for a treat  over the next month as the Saatchi Gallery are presenting an exhibition titled Mademoiselle Privé. Open now until November 1, the show will highlight the relationship between Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld’s contributions to the fashion house. The exhibition promises to be a spectacular one (see Karl Lagerfeld’s catwalk shows for evidence), as we are taken through the brand’s haute couture history. It will also give us the chance to witness the Bijoux de Diamants, the first and only exquisite jewellery collection designed by Coco Chanel herself.

For more information of the exhibition, visit saatchigallery.com

LFW SS16 Street Style Photographs

A photo series of some of the best dressed (with the occasional candid shot) during London Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2016.

All images are my own 

LFW SS16 Street Style Photographs
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LFW SS16 Street Style Photographs

LFW SS16 Street Style Photographs

LFW SS16 Street Style Photographs

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LFW SS16 Street Style Photographs

LFW SS16 Street Style Photographs
Instagram: @lodionn

LFW SS16 Street Style Photographs
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LFW SS16 Street Style Photographs

LFW SS16 Street Style Photographs
Instagram: @ciprianaquann and @tk_wonder

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