Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Wednesday 8th October: "LORENZO VITTURI: DALSTON ANATOMY" at The Photographer's Gallery

In that strange way of fate hitting at unexpected times, I first discovered "Dalston Anatomy" in Amsterdam this time last year at FOAM Gallery.  I had to go to another country to find what I missed right under my nose, working from a studio in Dalston!  DOH!
Then when I curated my exhibition at KKOutlet in February I was so chuffed to be able to include the limited edition beautiful wax cotton bound book in the shop.  Lorenzo Vitturi went on to win the Hyeres photography prize and has now landed a solo show at London's Photographer's Gallery.   The set designer-turned-photographer has turned the gallery into an all-encompassing 3D exhibition with sculpture integrated with the prints of his still-life and portraits.  Its immediately stunning, joyful and triumphant ............ and it's only on until the 19th Oct so not one to be missed if you haven't been already!!  With the whirlwind gentrification of Dalston's highstreet this is a CRUCIAL piece of documentary work to celebrate the community's hub and heartbeat of Ridley Road Market which needs to be acknowledged and honoured more than ever before.
Find out more at the gallery's site here .

Tuesday 7th Oct: Paris Fashion Week - "London Loves Paris" Party

........... and to conclude my Paris Fashion Week coverage are party pics by Hannah Morgan of the closing shindig that Hunger Magazine hosted with London designers to celebrate another season.  In it's second incarnation, the night at Le Pop-Up du Label was devised by the 4 British brands  Yunus & Eliza, Holly Fulton, Noel Stewart and Atalanta Weller.  I played out some ridiculous club banger classics to keep the Hendrik's Gin fuelled fashion pack jumping til the early morning ............. some of which I have put into a playlist for Hunger here.
Thanks to Hannah for the photos ft. Top to Bottom:  
Me & Kitty Joseph, Noel Stewart and Kim Howells, Kitty & Keely Hunter

Monday, 6 October 2014

Monday 6th October: Paris Fashion Week - SHOWstudio SHOWreel

To celebrate SHOWstudio's award win at the Milan Fashion Film Festival we spent an evening at Silencio for a screening in the special purpose-built cinema room at the back of the David Lynch designed club.  Here is their new SHOWreel edited from the archive of gems including selections of snippets by some of their most valued contributors.  Here are a few of the snaps I made whilst watching the programme of highlights from the site's pioneering fashion film which ended on the most recent project "Girl" which focused on the collections of over 30 London designers.   See this and more over on the site..................... Congratulations SHOWstudio !