A glimpse into this year’s collaborative collection between Alexander Wang and H&M, following in the footsteps of Isabel Marant, Versace, Stella McCartney and Karl Lagerfeld. Here is sneaky look into the collection, which has a sport luxe feel mixed with a modern twist at an affordable price. Look out for the collection coming to stores November 6th.
The National Portrait Gallery in London i opening an exhibition exploring the life and ideas of the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary thinker William Morris. Through portraits, personal items and fascinating objects, many of which will be on public display for the first time, this major exhibition illustrates Morris’s concept of ‘art for the people’ and highlights the achievements of those that he inspired. The exhibition will be running till January 2015.
This dazzling contest returns for the first time since 2009 at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London on October 18th. Founded by Andrew Logan who will this year be joined by Grayson Perry as co-host, the contest is a celebration of all things flamboyant with, drag, glitter and individuality at its best. The theme this year is ‘Neon Numbers’ and seventeen extrovert contestants will battle it out in day wear, swimwear and evening wear for the glittering crown. For more information visit: http://alternativemissworld.co.uk/ Here is Andrew Logan talking about the alternative contest,
Opening tomorrow is the Hackney’s Fashion Lab, a collaboration between Hackney Council, the Design-Manufacturer Innovation Support Centre (DISC) and the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, offering to facilitate young designers and fashion graduates with equipment and studio space as they begin their careers. The studio space will be able to book online in two hour slots, the money will be then reinvested back into the Lab for additional equipment.
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‘Savage Beauty’ an exhibition on the work of Alexander McQueen will be arriving at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 14 March – 19 July 2015, after a sell-out run at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, where it was the Costume Institute’s most popular exhibition ever. A room dedicated to McQueen’s years as a fledgling London designer will be added to the original Met line-up, exploring the years that shaped his talent and interests. More than 30 new garments will be displayed, including several pieces that couldn’t be transported to New York, the red ballet dress A/W 08-09 and the white feathered dress from A/W 09-10.
Until the end of October at 64 Lincoln’s Inn Fields the public are asked to come and explore the four floors of Roman life, created collectively by Italian New Wave designers, artists, architects and chefs. The House will host events and experiences inspired by Rome throughout the residency. Guests can enjoy masterclasses exploring the scents of Rome whilst creating their own bespoke solid perfume and craft their own chocolates.