Friday 28 February 2014 – Sunday 2 March 2014 @ Olympia Grand
Art14 London is a global art fair that features about 180 modern and contemporary galleries coming from all over the world. From London to Berlin, from Hong Kong to Tokyo, Art14 London showcases exciting works by over 700 artists and offers a truly thrilling experience to everyone. The art fair includes painting, photography, sculpture and also entertaining media installations – all of which vary in price, from a £ 500 to £ 500,000. Art14 London is a great experience also for non-buyers, emerging visitors in a truly inspiring art environment and offering them activities, talks, performances and even some good food.
Fashion Week has ended today here in London. At the Somerset House, home to London Fashion Week, OSMAN showcased his Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. Excitement was high and the show had a great success. Surrealist prints and asymmetric shapes for this latest OSMAN collection, whose pieces speak for themselves. These are some backstage pictures shared on Instagram while getting ready for the show!
DESIGNER NAME: Osman Yousefzada
BACKGROUND: British born Osman Yousefzada was making clothes from a young age. His mother ran a couture dress making business in Birmingham, where Osman cemented his love for cloth and its workmanship. He went on to study Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins before launching his own label in September 2007, and has been showing at LFW since 2008. He received NEWGEN sponsorship for three seasons (SS07 – SS08). Osman was nominated for the annual Designs of Year 2007 award at the Design Museum, which features the best 100 designs internationally, selected from all design disciplines. In addition, 2008 was the launch of one of the most successful, and critically acclaimed high street collaborations of the year – Osman Yousefzada’s Little Black Dress collection for Mango, which was sold in over 203 stores, and in 35 countries worldwide. 2009 saw the renowned authority on haute couture and vintage fashion, Didier Ludot, showcasing Osman’s work in the windows of his venerated Palais Royal boutique in Paris. He was shortlisted for the 2011 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund
SIGNATURES: “Simple yet highly intelligent and directional pieces. The clothes are exceptionally precise, well-tailored and finished but are softened with sensuous draping that is inspired by Osman’s interest in ethnicity and the costume of ancient cultures.”
A few days ago I had the pleasure of meeting the creators of S6BOY, a new and very young t-shirts brand. Shooting around the streets of East London was freezing like hell, but we had a good time and these are some previews of what we did. They have a stockist in 172 Woodford High Road, but if you can also have a look at their online shop! http://www.s6boy.com
Someone once said “It aint where you’re from. It’s where you’re at!”. S6 BOY is at that place where nothing but positivity reigns supreme. It’s raving with friends. It’s driving that awesome ride. It’s loving all that new music and jamming to all the old classics. It’s lying on a beach drinking cocktails. It’s landing that trick right. It’s everything that brings a smile to your face. It’s even putting on that fresh new T-shirt, Sweatshirt or hat and walking out the house feeling like million bucks.
The moment when, at 3 am in the night, you browse random folders on your laptop and start facing people and places of your past. I love this, I love go back in time through the power of images. We can’t live moments twice, but we can always remeber them.
Photographs me and my brother took to each other this June 2013. Found them again yesterday night and edited straight away. That was a pretty cool day. Mazzè, Turin.
Kate Moss made it again! In the hands of photographer duo Mert & Marcus, she posed for the January/February 2014 issue of Playboy. Interpreting the classic bunny, she led Hugh Hefner‘s magazine directly in the high fashion world. Having a super model like Kate Moss is a perfect way to launch Playboy’s next 60 years, said editorial director Jimmy Jellinek. With sensual heels and the most famous pair of ears, Kate conquered us again. What is your opinion about it?
It’s been months since these photos were taken in Berlin.
A hot day immersed in the incredible street art around the Urban Spree, just below Warschauer Strasse Station – in the borough of Friedrichshain
Berlin atmosphere should be amazing even now with its cold winter, have to go back soon. I’ll understand the icy city only when I’ll get there!
Spend the weekend in Amsterdam was lovely. My mom is Dutch, then be back in the Netherlands after a long time has been for me an emotional return to a culture that is part of me. Wander through the beautiful streets of Amsterdam is something wonderful, the city is so picturesque and pleasant.
The canals, all the bicycles, the houses with crooked walls. Vibes of a typical Nordic peace and simplicity are in the air, mixed once in a while with smell of weed coming from the numerous coffee shops and the neon lights of the Red Light District. Although Amsterdam is pretty small, it knows how to amaze you all the time. Go for a walk or take a bicycle and get lost around this little magic wonder, starting from Dam Square – very centre – until the young area Rembrandtplein, the beautigul park Vondelpark or to the shopping area Nine Streets. Amsterdam is a very good place even for art and culture, and The Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House are definitely three of the main points of interest. Amsterdam is surpising also when it comes to culinary art, since the traditional cuisine may not is the most envied in the world but the city has many niches where to have a great meal, enjoying simplicity and high quality. Our favorite spot of this weekend has been Vlaamsch Broodhuys, a lovely bake that offers natural food beautifully prepared mainly on special breads. If you are in the mood for something good and healthy while in Asmterdam, keep it in mind! It’s in Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 64.
Curiosity: in the Netherlands yesterday began the feast of Sinterklaas, which leads to children sweets and gifts together with his numerous and fun Zwarte Piets! Yesterday in Amsterdam they made a parade to celebrate the arrival of Sinterklaas in town, that we obviosly have not missed out .. it’s always nice to be kids again for a while, and even more if surronded by sweets! ;)
Live in london is wonderful, but go back in my hometown is always a great emotion.
A return to memories, sights and scents I grew up with, people who have formed may person.
Home is where you feel good and free and full of life. I might can say I’ve got more than one home now.
It’s still Fashion Week here in London, and this afternoon LULU LIU has showcased her amazing SS13 collection at FASHION SCOUT, that took place at the Freemasons’ Hall. After working for her as an intern a few months ago, today has been exciting being again part of the team within the backstage.. and kind of emotional to see the great collection on the catwalk! Well done Lulu, wonderful work!
LULU LIU originally from China, lived in Japan for 6 years before deciding to move to London to study fashion. In 2008, LULU began her time at the renowned London College of Fashion. Whilst studying at the London College of Fashion, LULU interned with legendary design houses Alexander McQueen and Giles Deacon, before graduating and setting up her own label, LULU LIU, and moving into her own studio in East London. To date, LULU LIU has showcased 4 seasons with Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week. The most recent AW13 collection received overwhelming response from buyers and press, as well as gaining much attention from both UK and international media. LULU LIU designs and interviews have appeared in numerous acclaimed publications such as ‘Vogue’, ‘ELLE’, ‘Cosmopolitan’, ‘Idol Magazine’, and ‘VOLT Magazine’. LULU LIU has also collaborated with renowned British Hair Brand TIGI.
It’s London Fashion Week, and a great excitement is in the air!
This afternoon OSMAN SS13 collection has been showcased at The Bloomsbury Ballroom, London. A great honor and thrill for me to be part of the backstage team and work as a dresser.
Osman Yousefzada is a British born fashion designer. He studied Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins and launched his own label in September 2007, and has been showing at LFW since 2008. In 2008 he also launched a successful collaboration with Mango. In 2011 Osman was shortlisted for the 2011 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.