Louise Bourgeois: Works on Paper

Louise Bourgeois: Works on Paper

  Sequestered upstairs, without the fan fair of Tate Modern’s blockbuster shows, is a small four room exhibit of one of the most important female artists of the last century.   Louise Bourgeois is best known for her monstrous spider sculptures, one of which Maman, 1999, has previously been on...
Menswear SS15: In Sixty Seconds

Menswear SS15: In Sixty Seconds

Now we’ve had time to reflect on the menswear SS15 shows, what would our (almost) sixty second round-up look like? Wonder no longer, for we present to you our quick-fire highlights from each city this season… Starting with LC:M, which continues to expand its influence and global impact, there was...
The Industry in Conversation with Terry Mansfield CBE

The Industry in Conversation with Terry Mansfield CBE

The last meeting of The Industry welcomed the illustrious Terry Mansfield CBE, consultant and director of the Hearst Corporation (ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Company), through the doors of the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design.  Terry’s first words to the theatre packed with fashion professionals, eager to lap up every...
Gilbert and George, SCAPEGOATING PICTURES for LONDON at the White Cube Bermondsey

Gilbert and George, SCAPEGOATING PICTURES for LONDON at the White Cube Bermondsey

It’s hard to imagine how an artistic duo like Gilbert and George could still find new ways to shock and educate after almost half a century in the public eye. Yet walking around yesterday’s press view of their new exhibition at the White Cube in Bermondsey, it was clear that...
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes - Review

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which rebooted the decades old franchise with new purpose and attention. Like its predecessor Dawn of the Planet of the Apes grabs the audience by surprise, captivates their attention and impresses not only by its visuals...
THE LEGO MOVIE - DVD Review

THE LEGO MOVIE – DVD Review

Going to the cinema with high expectations and finding that the film meets them in full always inspires a priceless sense of fulfilment. When I watched The LEGO Movie, in February 2014, my expectations were actually exceeded. The film is a success for many different reasons, thanks to its many layers of meaning; it gives...
Everything Must Go by Alex Noble

Everything Must Go by Alex Noble

The EMG Initiative (Everything Must Go) founded by London based designer Alex Noble is about to launch a debut collection in Central London’s Soho. Having designed for the likes of Lady Gaga, Thierry Mugler and Diesel, this new collection from designer Alex Noble is certainly one to watch out for. EMG, the ethical initiative sets...
Baartmans & Siegel x Nixon

Baartmans & Siegel x Nixon

London based design duo Baartmans & Siegel have teamed up with Californian brand Nixon to showcase their SS15 collection. Nixon’s edgy and contemporary designs such as the Tangent, Sentry Chrono and the Rover SS were in keeping with the fashion houses’ military and sporty theme with simple and classic toned colours. Combined with the youthfulness...
Exhibitions to Explore This Month

Exhibitions to Explore This Month

  COMING TO AN END - Adrian Ghenie, Golems, Finishes on the 25th  Adrian Ghenie’s show Golems finishes on the 25th this month. His haunting paint-on-linen works are a play on the traditional meaning of the Jewish word ‘Golem’ which describes a small clay figure, brought to life by magic, capable of evil deeds and without a...
TEST - Review

TEST – Review

If getting a film made is already a difficult task, try to imagine what it’s like for queer cinema. Even if things miraculously come together and you have a film, you still need to find a way to reach an audience and there’s no denying you always hope to attract a wider spectrum than just...
Raf Simons Launches E-Commerce Site

Raf Simons Launches E-Commerce Site

  Raf Simons’ AW14 collection was a collaborative effort with Californian artist Sterling Ruby, and it’s now getting its own e-commerce site launching tomorrow. Inthenameof.be will be (virtually) open until the 1st September, offering a different group of items each week and all for a limited time. With worldwide shipping on offer, Inthenameof looks set...
Transformers: Age Of Extinction - Review

Transformers: Age Of Extinction – Review

Where to start with a franchise like Transformers? This latest installment in the blockbuster saga is the fourth one, so we should all know what we’re in for when we buy a ticket to see the show. And Michael Bay knows this too: he takes what has worked in the last three films, what has...
Alan Taylor SS15

Alan Taylor SS15

Continuing with his signature experimental dialogue of merging fashion with indie subcultures, Alan Taylor works in fine visual art for Spring/Summer 15. Taking inspiration from the indie rock aesthetic of the early noughties with bands such as the Arctic Monkeys and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alan recreates the look of dirty converse, ripped skinny jeans and...
OPEN Launch

OPEN Launch

Launching this Autumn, OPEN is the new British menswear retailer with a no nonsense attitude on modern menswear with a focus on design, quality and value as it’s centre. Created in 2013, OPEN hosts a team of creative designers who develop exclusive collections of clothing, footwear and accessories. From the £5 t-shirt to the much...
How To Train Your Dragon 2 - Review

How To Train Your Dragon 2 – Review

An exhilarating sequel to the original 2010 adventure that left many wanting more, How to Train Your Dragon 2 delivers as a great sequel but also as a stand-alone film. Picking up with Hiccup and his dragon Toothless five years later, everyone has matured (though Hiccup’s voice still hasn’t) bringing the film a step up...
Jenny Saville OXYRHYNCHUS at the Gagosian

Jenny Saville OXYRHYNCHUS at the Gagosian

Jenny Saville is a Master of flesh and paint worthy of a place amongst predecessors such as Lucien Freud and Egon Schiele. There is a rare showing of her work currently adorning the walls of the Gagosian gallery in London for the next two weeks only.   A rainbow of fleshy colours adorn each body...
Jamie XX – All Under One Roof Raving

Jamie XX – All Under One Roof Raving

Jamie XX premièred his newest track, All Under One Roof Raving, a couple of weeks back on Annie Mac and it’s another exceptional example of Jamie XX and his unique prowess as a producer. Paying homage to the history of UK hardcore, samples of “Fiorruci Made Me Hardcore” – British artists Mark Leckey’s 1999 short...
Paul Smith 531

Paul Smith 531

Monday night saw the launch of Paul Smith 531, a capsule collection specially designed for city cycling. Introduced by Mr Porter’s own Toby Bateman and Sir Paul Smith himself, the collection centres around a bespoke Mercian bike which has been replicated to look exactly like the bike upon which Paul Smith now infamously crashed when he was...
Love Me Till Monday - Review

Love Me Till Monday – Review

A modern take on relationships, Love Me Till Monday focuses on the banality of dating rather than its Hollywood glitz and glamour counterpart with romantic settings and idyllic encounters; instead we’re offered drunken nights out and awkward encounters on the street. The sincerity of the script which deals with blossoming relationships as they would normally...
BOYHOOD - Review

BOYHOOD – Review

There are few filmmakers as eclectic, bold and original as Mr. Richard Linklater who still manages to find new ways to surprise and at the same time maintain his personal touch, even when dipping his toes in the occasional mainstream project. It only takes a quick look at his filmography to acknowledge all that and...
Aesop relaunch Marrakech Intense

Aesop relaunch Marrakech Intense

Australian cosmetic company Aesop are updating their debut fragrance, Marrakech Intense. Originally launched in 2005, the new fragrance was created in conjunction with French perfumer Barnabé Fillion. Designed for both men and women, the fragrance – a woody oriental blend balanced by fresh floral top notes tries to make the consumer feel they are in...
TAMMY - Review

TAMMY – Review

Melissa McCarthy, the gifted comedienne from films such as Bridesmaids, The Heat and Identity Thief, and the television hit-series Mike & Molly, returns to the big screen in her new R-rated summer comedy Tammy. This time McCarthy is stepping into bigger shoes. Following the trend set by Hollywood as of late, she does more than...
HERE AND NOW : A Chat with the Filmmakers and Star

HERE AND NOW : A Chat with the Filmmakers and Star

After seeing Here and Now at a preview before its debut at the East End Film Festival (you can find my review for Candid here), I was pleased to be meeting its director (Lisle Turner), producer (Martina Klich) and lead actor (Andy Rush) for a chat about their thoughts on the film which is out...
Boyhood - Behind The Scenes Featurette

Boyhood – Behind The Scenes Featurette

Boyhood is so much more than a filmmaking experiment, although it actually takes the concept of film production to an unprecedented innovative level. Filmmaker Richard Linklater conceived a story that he chose to tell over the course of twelve years, following his protagonist growing up in real life from child to young adult, filming a...
Optics, Pop and Colour: Bridget Riley and Ian Davenport

Optics, Pop and Colour: Bridget Riley and Ian Davenport

  Two galleries in London have heralded the arrival of summer with an exploration of two bold, vibrant British painters. When painting is perceived to be struggling under the weight of the medium’s own ‘death’, these two exhibitions have provided a reminder of what painting can do and what can be (and has been) achieved...