Thursday 5 September 2013

Thursday 5th September: BLOG TAKE OVER - Ciara and Nicci on Bright Young Things 2013

For the third year running, Selfridges have handed over their famous Oxford Street Windows and concept store to 15 emerging talents as part of their Bright Young Things initiative. Running until the 10th of October BYT is a showcase of fresh British talent across art, design, fashion and food. 

Each window, curated by the designer, is a snapshot of their aesthetic guaranteed to make you stop to look. They provide a great visual representation of the diversity of British talent coming into the public sphere right now. As well as their own collections, each creative has also designed a T-Shirt for BYT. These t-shirts, alongside the rest of their collections, are available to purchase inside the concept store. 

Included in this year's showcase is Anna Lomax, a maker and collector currently generating a huge impact in the field of Art Direction and Set Design. Lomax will be hosting a workshop at Selfridges on the 18th September, inviting you to interact with a prop and be in for a chance to win some special prizes.

Also featured is Milliner Keely Hunter who you will remember for the fabulous hat collaboration she did for the Fred Butler AW 13 collection. You can see archive posts with and about Keely here and here and here. If you are a hat lover too and would like to have a go at making your own then get down to Selfridges on the 2nd of October to get involved with Keely's Hat party where Fred will be doing a special DJ set.

To find out more and see the rest of the Bright Young Things, head to the Concept Store on G at Selfridges, London. You can also find full listings of the workshops on the website or if you're really keen you could email

This has been a blog take over from Ciara and Nicci at Fred Butler HQ.

See all the archive posts for BYT here.  

Sunday 1 September 2013

Sunday 1st September: Alex Noble - Creatures From The Kaleidoscope

The Londonnewcastle Project Space on Redchurch street, Shoreditch is currently playing host to a solo exhibition from Alex Noble. Curated by Ryan Lanji, Creatures from the Kaleidoscope showcases Noble’s talent across a variety of media including sculpture, film, installation, sound and beautiful fine art.

Pieces on display included sculptures from the Mannequink series as well as his most recent film collaboration COLOUR THERAPY with Joost Vandebrug. The female body is a recurrent theme within his work not only as the subject but as the canvas for the kaleidoscopic colours and shapes present throughout this exhibition. 

One section of the exhibition was installed as a recreation of Noble’s studio space complete with work in progress, rough sketches and illustrations tacked up over the desk. It was a great opportunity to get an insight into the way his work is developed.

Creatures from the Kaleidoscope is showing until the 8th of September. High recommendations from Fred Butler HQ.

Pictures by Fred Butler. 
Words by Ciara Clark and Nicci James

See archive posts on Alex herehere,  here, here and here.