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FOCUS/14

Photo: Lugermad. Robert McCalla. Tufenkian Carpets London   Looking for deco inspiration? Head over to Focus/14, the ultimate interior design event in London. Until the 24th of september, Chelsea Harbour Design Centre will be displaying 99 showrooms with new collections and exciting ideas from 500 international brands. Whether you’re looking to explore the latest directions or keen on getting connected with world-class talent, Focus/14 is the place to be. SUNDAY 21- WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014TRADE PREVIEWSunday 21, Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 September ALL WELCOMEWednesday 24 SeptemberOpen from 10am-6pm   Photo: lugermad. Laura Houldsworth. Events and Digital Retail Editor HOUSE&GARDEN...

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The other way to live London Fashion Week

If you haven’t got an invitation to LFW but are keen on joining the fashion vibe taking over the atmosphere this week, there are opportunities…you just need to know where to go! Dive into the fashion world with these exhibitions. Image: Muriel Maxwell, American Vogue cover © Condé Nast/Horst Estate If you haven’t got an invitation but are keen on joining the fashion vibe taking over the atmosphere this week, there are opportunities…you just need to know where to go! Dive into the fashion world with these exhibitions. Image source: www.theclothesmaiden.com Drawing on Style: Four Decades of Elegance More than 40 original works by some of the leading illustrators of the time, including René Bouché, René Gruau and Carl ‘Eric’ Erickson for publications like Vogue, Harpers & Queen, The Sunday Times, Frau im Spiegel (Germany) & Jardin des Modes (France). There will also be a selection of pieces by designers such as Dior, Barbara Hulanicki of BIBA & Zandra Rhodes. The exhibition will last until the 16th of september, don’t miss the chance to see it! Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St James’s, SW1Y 6BN, 8dukestreet.co.uk/#/forthcoming Images: Summer Fashions, American Vogue cover // Mainbocher Corset (pink satin corset by Detolle), Paris, 1939. © Condé Nast/Horst Estate Horst: Photographer of Style Next to Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst is one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers of...

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5 reasons to look forward to London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is upon us. Five days full of the best of british fashion, catwalks and parties from September 12 to 16. Here are a few reasons why LFW is so hot this year. London Fashion Week is upon us. Five days full of the best of british fashion, catwalks and parties from September 12 to 16. Here are a few reasons why LFW is so hot this year. Image: Stella McCartney catwalk at London Fashion Week 2013. Getty Images. Raw british talent British designers such as Stella McCartney, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood will be displaying their collections. What was once a trade event has now become a city-wide celebration packed with shows, presentations, installations, showrooms, events and parties from the most important names in the industry. IMAGE: Flavia La Rocca Spring-Summer collection 2014, pieces worn in multiple ways. Copyrights Flavia La Rocca Green will be the new black What will Estethica have in store for us this year? The the British Fashion Council’s sustainability initiative will promote this year eight designers, including Flavia La Rocca and her interchangeable ready-to-wear pieces. La Rocca’s design techniques make pieces that can be either unzipped, cropped, elongated or shortened into a completely new look. This process saves 63% energy, 32% CO2 emissions and 94% water, making it one of the most eco-friendly systems in textile manufacturing. IMAGE: Huishan Zhang collection 2014. Copyrights Huishan Zhang The new kids...

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Book it: Yayoi Kusama this september

Kusama fans in London are in for a treat. The ‘priestress of polka dots’, as she is known for, will be presenting a new body of sculptures and paintings in Victoria Miro gallery. The exhibition will be dedicated to her iconic pumpkins, an object which has come to represent for her a kind of alter-ego or self-portrait. Photograph of Yayoi Kusama with her Pumpkin painting (2000). Acrylic on canvas. © Yayoi Kusama Kusama fans in London are in for a treat. The ‘priestress of polka dots’, as she is known for, will be presenting a new body of sculptures...

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Book it: Schizophrenogenesis by Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst‘s love affair with pills of all shapes and colours continues. He is opening his own private museum in 2015 which will feature many of his pharmaceuticals works and earlier this year he launched a new “pill-inspired” jewellery collection. This Autumn, the Paul Stolper Gallery will give us another opportunity to review the work of this polarising figure in the art world and his recurring theme: his deep belief that art heals. IMAGE: Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates, courtesy Paul Stolper Gallery © Damien Hirst and Other Criteria, All rights reserved, DACS 2014 Damien Hirst‘s love affair with...

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Making colour at the National Gallery

“In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture, colour creates the light,” said Hans Hofmann. Colour defines our perception of the world, and of art. So this exhibition’s proposal, reviewing the history of art through the story of colour, seems like a splendid idea. Image: Main image poster exhibition. © Marcel Christ  “In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture, colour creates the light,” said Hans Hofmann. Colour defines our perception of the world, and of art. So this exhibition’s proposal, reviewing the history of art through the story of colour, seems like a splendid idea. Spanning...

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Your fix of Russian art in 3 exhibitions

It’s an interesting time (also political!) to engage with the many views of the history, places and people of Russia. London currently offers three wonderful opportunities to dive into the most iconic and radical artwork produced in this country in the past 150 years: Tate Modern’s retrospective of Malevich, Calvert 22’s Close and Far: Russian Photography now and Primrose: Early Colour Photography in Russia is at The Photographer’s Gallery. Hats off to designating 2014 as the bi-lateral UK-Russia Year of Culture! It’s an interesting time (also political!) to engage with the many views of the history, places and people...

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