NEWS IN London
Flamboyant architect Peter Marino lived up to his reputation when he created London’s first “maison” for Louis Vuitton, with rich textures and luxurious finishes mixed in with an ample helping of wit and humour.
For the new Louis Vuitton store on London’s New Bond Street, architect Peter Marino wanted to create a home from home for London’s most glamorous shoppers. He wanted to make visitors fell at home. Part of the home is to relax in, and the other one is more formal. Read the rest of this entry »
Called “In Celebration of Heritage”, Hackett London’s AW 2010 lookbook reflects key actual trends with short and ultra fitted jacket shapes and dress shirts. Sorry for the purists but some traditional tailoring fabrics have been updated with high-tech fabrics, said to be “creating a beautiful drape accentuating the silhouette”. Among Hackett’s collections, my favorite… Read the rest of this entry »
Iain Hetherington (born Glasgow, 1978, lives in Glasgow) interrogates the crisis of portraiture in both a painterly and cultural context. In his painting practice, Hetherington uses oblique titles and comic gestures to increase attacks on politically correct or ‘focus group’ culture. Read the rest of this entry »
Born in free-spirited year of 1971, the young British artist is best known for his genitalia obsession. Often times, Reigate’s work features lovable cartoon characters with huge willies painted in a crapulent excess of infantilized paint, and always smeared onto canvas using bright nursery colors. Though fun and lively his creations are, there is also a considerable amount of despair present in his work. Basically, if you like Murakami, you’ll probably like Reigate too. Read the rest of this entry »
French architect Jean Nouvel has designed an impressive pavilion for the 2010 edition of the Serpentine Gallery. For his first completed building in Britain, the architect created an open structure with geometric forms made from both metal and… Read the rest of this entry »