Fashion & Design Exhibitions
Patterns and stripes are something we come across everyday and everywhere. Just take a good look around you and you will soon realise that we wear them, sit and walk over them and even drink them – not discussing your drinking patterns here but those rather original cream drawings that come with your cup of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I could certainly mention my love of bold colours and several trips to Africa as two good reasons for visiting the African Textiles Today exhibition at the British Museum last Monday. There is also a third one which, may I confess, is linked to my rather limited knowledge of the customs and traditions of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve just spent a few days in Arès…it may have little to do with design but Arès is for me a strong source of relaxation and inspiration. Located in the South West of France, just further south of Bordeaux – my birthplace – it is not as popular with tourists as its more famous neighbours […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Fashion and Textile Museum just opened a brand new exhibition last weekend celebrating the work of one of the world’s leading textile artists, Kaffe Fassett. Fassett is perhaps best known for his vibrant and complex work with colours regardless of the way he communicates with them. Indeed he has experimented with many decorative arts […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Felt wool tapestries by Claudy Jongstra This week I went to visit the Wool House at Somerset House, mostly famous amongst fashionistas for hosting the London Fashion Week twice a year. I was really excited by this event not only because it’s the world’s largest showcase of wool but also because it has the merit […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
While strolling along in the West End, I can’t help but feeling mesmerised by the array of beautiful fashion merchandising in the store windows. Window display is a fine balance between creativity and business acumen and fast emerging as a powerful tool that can define, create or rebrand a company’s image. Fundamentally, this is the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For reasons I cannot quite fathom, I’ve always had a slightly odd interest in Paris 1900 and Art Nouveau. While I can’t pinpoint the exact origin of that fascination, my nostalgia for all things “Belle Époque” resurfaced during my recent trip to Paris when I saw the beautiful Art Nouveau façade on 29 Avenue Rapp […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Paris je t’aime…It’s been over a decade since I left Paris and I was not sure how I would feel when I decided to go back last week for a 3-day trip. Paris was the place where I grew up as a teenager and a university student, a time of insouciance combined with emotional […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
A recent visit to Shoreditch High Street made me realise that aficionados of creative design are exiting mainstream culture, drifting away towards the margins of Central London where fiercely talented designers aren’t afraid of creating distinctive artwork combined with high levels of skilled craft tradition. If there is one prime example of this, Squint Limited […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I have an irreverent interest in feng shui, some of us do, and perhaps this is where the problem lies. Feng shui is much favoured these days even though it’s been on our radar for a very long time. Partly revered as an emblem for the Green design movement, partly dismissed as yesteryear’s folklore, feng […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.