Bolt @ GRAD London

The Russians are famous for their ballets. Having been lucky enough to see members of the Bolshoi dance in very close proximity, I can vouch for this. When we think of ballet, we think of elegance and grace. If asked to describe the costume of a ballerina, you would probably imagine soft pastel colours and […]

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The Chair & Furniture for the People @ Design Museum, Copenhagen

I can’t say that the Design Museum in London is one of my favourite establishments. I don’t dislike it. I actually think they hold some very good exhibitions, however it is too awkward to get to for me to consider visiting on a regular basis. I recently went on a three-day trip to Denmark and […]

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Fashion & Gardens @ Garden Museum

From the outside, the Garden Museum looks like an abandoned old church which has been taken over by a community of glorious plants. The Museum which is situated in Lambeth is a botanical haven in central London and is currently playing host to an exhibition that is exploring the link between fashion design and gardens […]

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Pop Art @ Barbican

The first art that I ever engaged with as a child was Pop Art. I loved the cartoon colours, the vibrant energy and the overall aesthetic of it. If it weren’t for Pop Art I may never have widened my horizons into other kinds of art at all. The current Pop Art Design exhibition at […]

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Paul Smith @ Design Museum

Minimalism is certainly not what the Design Museum had in mind when deciding how to stage their current Paul Smith exhibition. The opening gallery is covered from floor to ceiling with images from the designers personal collections and it is difficult to know where to look. That said, it entices us in and gives a […]

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ICA @ Selfridges

Anyone who knows me is aware that I absolutely adore Selfridges. It will always be my department store of choice and the news that it has teamed up with the ICA to bring us up to date with London’s sub-culture throughout the past thirty years was an absolute treat! Many years ago the store had […]

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Valentino @ Somerset House

137 garments designed by Valentino Garavani are currently on display at Somerset House. A space well regarded for its support of fashion has been transformed into an Italian showroom, presenting us with the work of the master of couture’s fifty year career. As with many of the world’s greats: Twiggy, Madonna and Iman to name […]

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