Posts tagged Fashion
A Review of The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined at Barbican Art Gallery, London

Articulately narrated and presented, the exhibition was created through the collaboration of curator Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Philips. Taking Philips’ definition of “vulgar” as a starting point, the exhibition looks at 500 years of fashion through the prism of 20 different eras and themes. In Philip’s words: “vulgar is either what the vast majority of us are; or the vulgar are those who ... pretend to be something we would like to be.”

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An Interview with the British Photographer Kurtiss Lloyd off Brick Lane, London

The British photographer Kurtiss Lloyd and I first met at the Nomadic Community Garden off Brick Lane, London. There we spent an afternoon talking and taking photographs of the street art. Finding his way to photography through an interest in dance, Kurtiss grew up in an English mining town without any artistic training. But he soon found his way into the fashion world, collaborating with brands like Dior, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Philip Tracey. 

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Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty Exhibition at the V&A, London

In case you hadn't heard, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London is playing host to the late British fashion designer and couturier Alexander McQueen's designs. The Costume Institute have put on this show to honour the Londoner whose designs challenged contemporary politics, culture and art as he sought to "break down barriers". In his promotion of the freedom of thought McQueen defined himself as a hero to rebels and romantics alike.

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