Friday, 12 July 2013

Friday 12th July: Zandra Rhodes: Unseen at the Fashion and Textile Museum

 Zandra Rhodes  first openedd the London Fashion and Textile Museum  in 2003 and to celebrate the decade the newest show is actually dedicated to the designer herself  "Zandra Rhodes: Unseen" . Here are images from last evening's private view showing Andrew Logan's bust and mural portraits of Zandra thru to her archive, latest collection, sketch books and studio paraphernalia.  The one thing you can't appreciate from these photos is the sound for the space which has been devised by Broken Hearts DJs ......... so head down to Bermondsey and check it out......

Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3XF

12 July - 31 August 2013
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Thursday 11th July: Thomas Petherick's "ROBOTS IN DISGUISE" at Jaguar Shoes Collective

When I was working with Thomas Petherick on the installation of my pop-up shop last season we talked about the Jaguar Shoes Collective and the shows they put on, inviting artists to re-invent the venue.  Hey presto, a few months down the line and Thomas has taken his fun aesthetic to transform (forgive the pun) the space with "Robots In Disguise" (Logo by ACBANANAS) furniture.  This is Thomas's first solo show taking inspiration from the great Japanese tin toy companies such as Horikawa, Osaka and Yonezawa.  As you can see from the photos, visitors to the installation are able to sit, play and even eat off his creations.  I wouldn't mind my kitchen looking like this!!!!! A giant real life version of my own tin robot collection!!
32-34 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8DA
27th June 2013– 1st September 
(Photos c/o Beatrix Blaise)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Weds 10th July: Miles Aldridge at Somerset House

Here are snaps of the prints and sketchbooks from last evening's private view of "Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me  " at Somerset House featuring many shoots with set designer Andy Hillman Studio and model Felicity Hayward (snapped here with one of her portraits).  Read an interview with Felicity over on Vogue here.

Tues 9th July: "From Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 80's" at The V&A

Invitation artwork of Scarlett Canon wearing BodyMap with beads by Judy Blame 

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Denim jacket 'BLITZ' by Levi Strauss & Co, customised Zandra Rhodes

Denim jacket 'BLITZ' by Levi Strauss & Co, customised by Bernstock Speirs and Leigh Bowery.

Jeffrey Hinton's film room

Leigh Bowery

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Rachel Auburn

William Baker and I wearing Judy Blame

The sun shone down on the courtyard of the V&A Museum for the opening night of the new fashion galleries exhibition "From Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 80's". All the original crew of creatives were out in force to soak up the pride of having their scene and sartorial influlence recognised and celebrated by the establishment.  The kids who first met on the dance floors of The Blitz and Kinky Gerlinky are now household names who have established thier unique talents from Stephen Jones in milinery to Anthony Price in tailoring. The exhibition showcases the spectrum of these designers and iconic looks with thematic sections splitting the decade into common aesthetics.  BodyMap have a major section with a whole podium dedicated to thier genius patterned garms which you can attain for yourself via an exclusive t-shirt that David Holah and Stevie Stewart have developed specifically for the gift shop.  Its an incredible chance to see classic garments up close, such as the Leigh Bowery curby grip denim jacket and Christopher Nemeth sack jacket.  You can also watch Jeffrey Hinton's original footage filmed at the parties, fashion shows and dance performances which is edited and screened to show the atmostphere and vibe of the birthplace for this creative boom.  If your'e into the current revival of BOY London / Smiley style - this is the place to go to get educated on where and how it all came about.  Look up the schedule of events organised to coincide with the show, including talks with Dylan Jones and Bernstock Speirs