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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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A Royal Toy Story at Buckingham Palace

The life of a princess is still the life of a playful, carefree little girl. The Buckingham Palace has opened the exhibition Royal Childhood, featuring the royal family’s precious childhood memories from the past 250 years. A great opportunity to see the ways in which the lives of these children were unique and the ways they were like any other kids…but with a ‘mini’ Aston Martin. The life of a princess is still the life of a playful, carefree little girl. The Buckingham Palace has opened the exhibition Royal Childhood, featuring the royal family’s precious childhood memories from the past 250 years....

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MASTERPIECE LONDON 2014, stretching beauty across the centuries

It’s rather hard to find someone who limits their taste in art to only one category or period in time. That precisely explains the success of MASTERPIECE LONDON. Open for business from today until the 2nd of July, this renown fair is designed to open one’s eyes to new things, both old and new. A cross-collector’s paradise. We sure weren’t going to miss it! It’s rather hard to find someone who limits their taste in art to only one category or period in time. That precisely explains the success of MASTERPIECE LONDON. Open for business from today until the...

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