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Shakespeare in Fashion

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“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” This quote and many more are from William Shakespeare. To mark 400 years since playwright’s death, Selfridge’s & Co. in London showcase an ode in their window displays. Shakespeare’s words evoke a great sense of drama, which is ...

William Eggleston: an American Storyteller

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London's National Portrait Gallery is featuring a retrospective of photographer William Eggleston. This exhibition showcases more than 100 works of Eggleston’s long career from the 1950s up to the present day. The American artist is usually referred to as the father of colour photography. The self-taught pioneer captures every day life in his hometown of Memphis, ...

Blame’s influence on style

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The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London supports radical culture. Currently the limelight shines on Judy Blame, accessories designer, art director and fashion stylist. Blame’s first solo exhibition with curated art works looks like a 3-D scrap style book with clothing, jewellery, fashion editorials, montage of artifacts, collages, sketchbooks and installations. Badges, buttons, keys, safety pins, ...

Spotlight: Claes Iversen

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Gathered in the spacious modern atelier in Amsterdam, Claes Iversen presents the new Spring/ Summer 17 collection. Models show the looks while the Danish designer explains the inspiration. His interpretation of the theme “the flowers and the bees” is a romantic and playful one. As a designer, he loves good coordinates. Along comes a model wearing ...

Enjoy Life

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A Wednesday afternoon at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin: Celebrating life and a longing for holiday destinations like Bahia, Buenos Aires and Cuba are the starting points for Laurèl’s Spring/ Summer 2017 fashion show. Sparkling with upbeat energy and a smile, models wear long flowy summer dresses, crochet style blue dresses over bikinis, Carmen tops ...

Helmut Newton: A Retrospective in FOAM

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Flipping through old Vogues and photo books in my mum’s house, I paused at one beautiful picture by German photographer Helmut Newton (Berlin, 1920 - West Hollywood, 2004). A model wearing a tuxedo by Yves Saint-Laurent, standing alone in a Parisian dim lit street is an iconic fashion image for many of us. This black ...

Haute-à-Porter in Modemuseum Hasselt

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Every time I visit the Modemuseum Hasselt, I always get inspired by their choice of fashion theme. This season fashion journalist, photographer and designer Filep Motwary collaborates with this museum for the “Haute-à-Porter” exhibition as a curator. This expo shows a visual history of haute couture and prêt- à -porter of the last 30 years. More ...

Friday Food: small talk with Kiko Martins

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Always around March / April every year, a lot of foodies flock to Lisbon for the great culinary event Peixe em Lisboa. Fortunately I was there too to have a small chat with one of the most gifted chefs of Lisbon, Chef Kiko Martins. Born in Brazil and with a love for food and travel, he ...

Spotlight: Newd Studios

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The best new ideas come unexpected and spontaneously. Friends Mariëlle Schouten and Stevie Vos went to India. The Indian weather conditions gave them the idea to design a men’s deux pièces: a button-down shirt and shorts made by a local tailor. While traveling in his new style, Stevie drew a lot of attention from locals ...

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