By the Dalston-dwelling photographer Chris Dorley-Brown from his long-running Hackney Archives project.
Monday, 27 June 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Tucked away at the London College of Fashion is a gallery space under the clever curation of Magda Keaney. Upcoming is an exhibition of David McDiarmid's work, co-curated with Sally Gray, who holds the keys to the McDiarmid estate and wrote a PhD on house music, the gay scene, Ecstacy and utopia, and New York in the 70s/80s, in relation to his Disco Kwilts.
And currently showing is Yohji Yamamoto At Work, in partnership with the V&A, which re-creates the designer's studio space. There are drawings, boxes of trimmings, workwear reference books and fabrics you can touch - see pics. Aspiring fashion designers go see!
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
It was a little insane... Karl was mobbed by 30 journalists / bloggers / photographers to within about one metre, at which point an imaginary barrier seemed to suddenly appear and remind everyone of their manners. The monochromatic German watched a film of himself on a gallery wall whilst the newly coined glasses perched ceremoniously on plinths under glass cheese domes.
Karl looked like Karl. His rose-gold-backed iPad was rather covetable but his best accessory was his confidante and personal gatekeeper. Casually androgynous, she wore a black tux with diamante encrusted flat black loafers while nonchalantly owning the room of baying journos.
The whole affair was very Paris. There were parquet floors and discreet outfits - beige macs, pumps, striped shirts. Karl's glassware was kind of Scandinavian though. And yes, he drank Diet Coke with lunch.
The paragraph I texted to The Times -