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Portrait of a life in style: Horst’s photography is celebrated in major retrospective in London

Portrait of a life in style: Horst’s photography is celebrated in major retrospective in London

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Hailed as “the definitive retrospective exhibition of the work of [a] master photographer”, the exhibition ‘Horst: Photographer of Style’ that the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is unveiling on 6 September 2014 is undoubtedly one of the most historically significant and impressively comprehensive exhibitions of fashion photography that the world has witnessed in recent years…

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Discovering the World of Rick Owens in London

Discovering the World of Rick Owens in London

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London department store Selfridges has today unveiled ‘The World of Rick Owens’, a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fashion designer’s label…

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Sass & Bide New York City flagship store: on fusing nature, art and craftsmanship

Sass & Bide New York City flagship store: on fusing nature, art and craftsmanship

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Australian fashion brand Sass & Bide have worked with architecture and interior design agency Akin Creative (responsible for the design of 20 of the label’s other stores) on the interiors of its flagship store in New York City

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London gets Saint Laurent treatment by Hedi Slimane

London gets Saint Laurent treatment by Hedi Slimane

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Following the introduction of a new branding concept in a number of Saint Laurentstores worldwide, it was London’s turn to undergo a redesign of its Sloane Streetboutique by the fashion brand’s creative director Hedi Slimane

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London’s Arts Club confirms hotel for its Dover Street site

London’s Arts Club confirms hotel for its Dover Street site

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The Arts Club, the private members club founded in 1863 in London’s Mayfair, has confirmed plans to open its own boutique hotel…

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‘Sensing Spaces’ at the Royal Academy of Arts: A liberating education on the regenerative power of architecture

‘Sensing Spaces’ at the Royal Academy of Arts: A liberating education on the regenerative power of architecture

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Let me start by stating the obvious and undeniable: the exhibition ‘Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined’ that the Royal Academy of Arts in London is unveiling on 25 January 2014 is, most probably, the best architecture exhibition that you will ever see, and one of the most accomplished and best curated displays of ingenuity that you will be able to experience in your lifetime.

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Wooyoungmi inaugurate Paris flagship store

Wooyoungmi inaugurate Paris flagship store

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One of my all-time favourite menswear labels, the Korean-born and Paris-basedWooyoungmi, hosted the official inauguration party for their flagship store in Paris…

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Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates fashion designer Charles James

Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates fashion designer Charles James

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One of the most eagerly awaited fashion exhibitions scheduled for 2014 is, without a doubt, ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’, which will be open to the public between 8 May and 10 August at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Heneghan Peng Architects design Moscow’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts

Heneghan Peng Architects design Moscow’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts

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Irish architects Heneghan Peng have won the international competition to design Moscow’s new National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA).

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An obscure object of desire

An obscure object of desire

 

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While rummaging through old folders on my computer, I found a photograph of the piece ‘Desire is’ by Irish artist Kathryn Maguire that has enthralled me ever since I took it in May 2010 in London’s Tate Modern.

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