I think what really drives a great art collector is passion, you’ve got to love it and the impulse has got to be authentic. I know when I see a beautiful piece or something that affects me I can’t not have it. – Anya Hindmarch This autumn, Sotheby’s is opening up its galleries to the British […]
The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled its latest commissioned portrait – a photograph of Dame Vivienne Westwood in her garden by artist and photographer Juergen Teller. Commissioned by gallery and exhibited as London Fashion Week draws to a close, the work was made possible by the J.P. Morgan Fund for New Commissions. The portrait of […]
Apparently it wasn’t the catwalk that was the must see this London Fashion Week; but the opening at the Saatchi Gallery of an exhibition of 34 photographs that the artist and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson took of Coco Chanel’s 31 Rue Cambon apartment in Paris. The work is a departure for Taylor-Johnson; the artist is better […]
Dame Vivienne Westwood has spoken out against the state of British Fashion today, arguing that we are the worst dressed in history Speaking amid the festivities of London Fashion Week, Westwood exclaimed that ‘People have never looked so ugly’. ‘In history people dressed much better than we do’: ‘If you saw Queen Elizabeth it would […]
New York hands the torch to London as its edition of Fashion Week kicks off today After yesterday’s conclusion of New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week has kicked off today with British designers Antoni & Alison, who presented their new collection of bold, colourful prints, in the first of many of catwalk shows planned […]
A memorial service has been held to honour the life and work of fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Dozens of tartan-clad bagpipers lined the steps of St. Paul’s cathedral as guests including Stella McCartney, Pam Hogg, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Sarah Jessica Parker left the ceremony.