The House in the Sky -  Artists Imagine New Utopias - Last chance to see

The House in the Sky - Artists Imagine New Utopias – Last chance to see

In response to London’s rapidly evolving skyline (More than 230 buildings over 20 stories high are currently proposed, approved or under construction in the capital), ten artists were invited by the Hayward gallery to send in by post ‘abstract communications’ and artistic musings on the evolving landscapes of our global...
FRIGHTFEST 2014 - Highlights

FRIGHTFEST 2014 – Highlights

An assortment of interesting and provocative first-time filmmakers and genre favourites impressed me this year at Frightfest. Some grappled with identity and others preyed on tough societal or personal issues but all films included in my top ten dealt with their themes in a skilful and often surprisingly creative manner....
FILM CHAT: Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre discuss Obvious Child

FILM CHAT: Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre discuss Obvious Child

It’s a chilly and overcast Thursday afternoon in London. I’ve just returned in the UK after spending two blissful weeks back home in Sicily with my family. Impossible to deny how my end-of-summer-induced mood isn’t the most cheerful. Yet the second I step into the room where I’m supposed to...
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Surreal Video Art On The Horizon - Video Competition from Monarchy

Surreal Video Art On The Horizon – Video Competition from Monarchy

  Monarchy have crafted an image for themselves through their music videos as surreal, theatrical and warped dreamers. Always masked, their hypnotic electronic fantasies depict the creative duo as everything from spacemen to voyeurs within the mind of an unhappy house wife, played of course by Dita Von Teese. Witchcraft, space age cross-gender surgery, magic,...
Gymphlex Pre-Fall 14

Gymphlex Pre-Fall 14

With over 100 years of producing high quality British sportswear, Gymphlex are proudly presenting their Pre Fall designs online, their fourth international collection, for customers preparing for the autumn chill. Still actively using their traditional and timeless image, Gymphlex have combined modern colours and materials that reflect a contemporary and casual style aesthetic. Their style...
Peregrine AW14

Peregrine AW14

As the colder proportion of the year edges ever nearer; it is time to make some savvy sartorial choices. For  A/W 14, British brand Peregrine has released a merino wool collection; to help wearers combat those lower temperatures. The Peregrine line began in 1956: stemming from the well established manufacturer J. G. Glover & Co...
Tiger of Sweden AW14

Tiger of Sweden AW14

Tiger of Sweden have released their Autumn Winter ’14 collection inspired by iconic rock ‘n’ roll actors and key figures. With the collaboration of a soft colour palette and an essence of rock ‘n’ roll the collection concludes with its very own individual charisma. The garments combine classic tailoring, defined structure and bold colours to...
James Long AW14 Exclusive at Browns

James Long AW14 Exclusive at Browns

James Long went back to the future for his AW14 collection. Whilst it’s unlikely that we will recreate the Lego man look from the runway, where the models’ hair was cling filmed over and coated in electric blue, there is nothing we don’t love about the sci-fi odyssey that the collection is ready to take...
Obvious Child - Review

Obvious Child – Review

We live in the year 2014, yet the film industry, sadly, is still a male-driven business. Women continue to be a minority both in front and behind the camera and when they’re given some high-profile spotlight, it’s often for clichéd roles and stories which don’t really contribute much to portray authentically what it means to...
The Bloody Oyster review

The Bloody Oyster review

Public transport, Bloody Marys and Molluscs: those are three things that fit perfectly together, right? Well, they certainly do at The Bloody Oyster, the crowd-funded brainchild of friendly foodie friends Ben and Ed which brings oysters to the people in the back of a converted London double-decker bus. The Bloody Oyster aims to bring oysters...
NEWGEN MEN 2014 at the Museum of London

NEWGEN MEN 2014 at the Museum of London

Twice a year the British Fashion Council awards NEWGEN MEN sponsorship and mentoring to a group of around 6-10 new men’s fashion designers. The award began back in September 2009, building on TOPMAN and Fashion East’s successful MAN initiative. In the 5 years since, it has become a significant influence on fresh new talent in...
Kurobuta review

Kurobuta review

From the outside, Kurobuta doesn’t look like much: a low grey building at the back of a residential street in Marble Arch with contemporary glass shoji and a couple of tables and chairs outside. At first glance, it doesn’t appear to be the most welcoming of venues and as you step inside, the simple yet...
Penhaligons – The Trade Route Collection

Penhaligons – The Trade Route Collection

Come September 1st luxury perfumers Penhaligon’s will launch their new Trade Routes Collection. The collection consists of three fragrances all inspired by the indulgent and decadent commodities which were traded through London’s historic docks at the turn of the 19th Century. The fragrances in the new collection are all very different; although they are all...
NIGHT MOVES - Review

NIGHT MOVES – Review

I discovered Kelly Reichardt’s work in 2008 with the release of her third cinematic effort, Wendy And Lucy, starring Michelle Williams in post Brokeback Mountain galore. I’m glad my admiration for the talented thespian and her taste in picking interesting roles led me to find a new filmmaker to love. Since then I learned to...
LUCY - Review

LUCY – Review

Illustrious French director Luc Besson attempts to tackle some very big points concerning the human condition and our place in the world with his latest cinematic effort, but Lucy ultimately proves a very flawed piece of cinema. We follow the progress of the titular character, played by the gorgeous and talented Scarlet Johansson, whose stardom...
The Swims Galosh - Keeping Your Shoes Presentable

The Swims Galosh – Keeping Your Shoes Presentable

When the rain pours and the puddles get deeper, your shoes can get rather untidy and look unpresentable. Sometimes a damp cloth can fix this problem but what if you could fix this problem entirely and turn up to your meeting with shoes that are looking even better than they were before you put them...
The Digital Revolution - An exhibition like no other

The Digital Revolution – An exhibition like no other

  If you’re a fan of the retro, electronic or animated, then the Barbican’s current artistic offering Digital Revolution may well be your nirvana of exhibitions. A truly extensive exhibit; much of the Barbican is currently taken up by the three sections of the show, the first of which occupies the entire Curve gallery.   You...
Smith-Wykes SS15

Smith-Wykes SS15

North Sea Stranger Smith-Wykes was created in 2010 after designers Rory Wykes and Michaell Smith bonded whilst in New York, both were fascinated with the relationship between fashion and music. Since then the brand has gone from strength to strength; Smith-Wykes is British down to its core, layering its heritage on the Paris art scene....
Interview with James Ward of Jimbob Art

Interview with James Ward of Jimbob Art

Ever seen a bear in red pants taking a bath, or a badger in a superhero outfit? No? Well then you obviously haven’t checked out Jimbob Art, a little ceramic shop just off of Brick Lane. The space is filled with plates, stackable coffee cups, beer tankards and more, all emblazoned with comical animal characters and...
Into The Storm - Review

Into The Storm – Review

As far as disaster films go, Into the Storm is this summer’s most straightforward pick of the bunch. If rip-roaring tornadoes and Mother Nature taking its revenge is your thing, Into the Storm is the disaster porn of your dreams. The film follows a single day in the town of Silverton, Oklahoma on high school...
Pollen Cycle

Pollen Cycle

Pollen Cycle Photographed by Antonio Milevcic Photographers Assistant- Penny Labelle Styling: Angelo Mitakos Stylists Assistant- Katie Garner Models: George Hard at FM London George wears shirt by DENT de MAN George wears bomber jacket by DENT de MAN George wears print suit by Topman Shirt by Beyond Retro (Roses added seperately) George wears Brooch by Beyond Retro  George...
WHAT IF - Review

WHAT IF – Review

Romantic comedies have seen somewhat of a revival in recent years thanks to the slew of indie hits that have been released to surprising commercial success hand-in-hand with critical acclaim. The star and writer of one of these such success stories, Zoe Kazan (who wrote and starred in 2012′s rather brilliant Ruby Sparks), returns to...
Interview with Kurobuta's Scott Hallsworth

Interview with Kurobuta’s Scott Hallsworth

Japanese food with an unassuming, rock n’ roll vibe: that’s what top chef Scott Hallsworth is going for with Kurobuta. Possibly best known for his stint as Head Chef at Nobu and his organisation of high-profile events for notable clientele including music royalty Michael Jackson and Dave Grohl, Scott sits down for a chat with Candid...
Budd Shirtmakers

Budd Shirtmakers

Oscar Wilde famous writer, poet and renowned gentleman was once quoted as saying that ‘a well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.’ Bespoke shirtmakers and masters of refined menswear Budd, share Wilde’s penchant for adroit male dressing: with their aptitude for expert and inherently British craftsmanship. Declaring themselves as ‘a purveyor of style...
Orphan Bird SS15

Orphan Bird SS15

Swedish-Italian brand, Orphan Bird, has unveiled its new lookbook for SS15, once again combining that inimitable sense of Scandi-cool with luxurious, Italian craftsmanship. Entitled ‘Delineation’, and in a monochromatic palette, the collection is underpinned by the juxtaposition between a sense of futurism and classic tailoring; married together by the strong architectural influences and clean, minimal...
Transitions Optical X Eye Respect

Transitions Optical X Eye Respect

Tinted specs just got a whole lot cooler thanks to this new partnership between Transitions Optical and cult eyewear brand, Eye Respect. If you haven’t heard of the latter quite yet, Eye Respect is an independent sunglasses brand and boutique based in the UK, but manufactures (by hand) in Italy. This artisanal approach to design...
Menswear at Vancouver Fashion Week

Menswear at Vancouver Fashion Week

Vancouver, the most densely populated city in Canada, is known as the gateway to Asia and has been attracting fashion designers to its seasonal exhibition and runway event for 12 years. With the Asian market demanding luxury consumer goods more than ever before, Vancouver is becoming a key city to both emerging and established designers....
Exhibitions to Explore This Month - August/September

Exhibitions to Explore This Month – August/September

    COMING TO AN END - Summer Screen Prints Film Poster Exhibition, Finishes on 25 August  In celebration of Film4’s summer screen at Somerset House reaching its 10th Anniversary season, 16 artists have been commissioned to reimagine the public’s favourite film posters in the medium of screen print. You can browse this vibrant new collection...
Brinner at brew

Brinner at brew

One could be forgiven for wandering past the new chain of brew – the “brinner” (breakfast for dinner) serving café run by Australian owner Jason Wells – only moments away from Wandsworth Town station. From the outside, its charm is understated and a quick peer through the window reveals the foreseeable shabby chic layout, complete...
Hackett #10Men1City

Hackett #10Men1City

In celebration of their new collection, established brand Hackett London has launched a new campaign unlike any other, known as #10Men1City. We do love a good hashtag. This unique social media campaign will follow ten of the most significant style influencers around the city of London wearing their favourite blazer from Hackett’s new season Autumn/Winter ’14...
Alex Mullins SS15

Alex Mullins SS15

Alex Mullins SS15 presents his interpretation of 1970′s Americana, which combines history and fashion to create a narrative through the garments. The story behind this collection is that of a journey, and each beholder has imprinted their forthcomings onto each item. It could be assumed from his motifs that Jean Michel Basquiat has had an influence on Mullins’...
Paul Smith for David Millar

Paul Smith for David Millar

Pioneers of fashion and sport teamed together for a celebratory collaboration as Paul Smith and cyclist David Millar co-created a unique pair of cycling shoes for Millar to wear for the Eneco Tour of Benelux, one of his last professional races which commenced in the Netherlands on 11th August. The design showcases a personal and...
Champagne Laurent-Perrier Gourmet Odyssey

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Gourmet Odyssey

Who doesn’t love to eat out? Especially in a city like London, internationally renowned for its diversity of gastronomic delights, spanning continents in mouthfuls, through establishments ranging from Michelin-star restaurants to honest local eateries. London has it all, making deciding where to go for a great meal out a Tantulus-esque endeavour, with so many fantastic...