London-based designer Georgina Johnson is the founder of beloved womenswear brand Laundry Service and art programme The Laundry.
From making a seat to taking a seat, there’s power in parking your posterior. We’re all familiar with the potent nuances spotted in awkwardly choreographed routines of sitting and standing as familiar groups navigate formal dinners and business exchanges. Equally, in popular culture the chair has become symbolic of soliloquy and profound isolation – think Christine Keeler astride an Arne Jacobsen classic, or a Bond villain swivelling ominously in his leather throne.
When a designer takes the reins at a legacy brand like Dior , they must tread carefully between reverence for its archive and a strength in their own vision. Maria Grazia Chiuri has done just that, as Alexander Fury investigated for the A/W17 issue of AnOther Magazine . As such, Katie Shillingford and Craig McDean tiptoed through the maison’s archives, teaming Chiuri’s contemporary… read more »
In a ravishing new tome, Phaidon offers a millennia-spanning survey of the eternal allure of desirous images. For humans have sought to communicate their lusts and longings – those essential stirrings of body, mind and soul – through art from the inception of every creative form. Introduced by journalist Rowan Pelling, a former editor of the Erotic Review who has since established The Amorist , and featuring 170 works, The Art of the Erotic aims to… read more »
When our eyes look at an image or a scene, how much of it do we really see and how much does our mind fill in on its own? Questions like this lie at the heart of Weronika Gesicka ’s work, in which familiar images are rendered uncanny and reality becomes slippery and unreliable. Amidst the milieu of beaches and suburban homes in the American midcentury family album, masks cover heads without faces and bodies break into… read more » View Gallery (7 images)
Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin was the sort of woman to commission oil paintings of herself or build a chateau “in honour” of a granddaughter’s marriage – only to insist on living in it until her death. She was a headstrong force, who knew that a party wasn’t a party without golden, effervescent wine in abundance. You may know more about Madame Clicquot Ponsardin than you realise
“ Red protects itself. No colour is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum,” said filmmaker Derek Jarman in his 1994 book Chroma: A Book of Color . The incendiary nature of the colour red has started political revolutions, indulged in pleasures of the flesh and flirted with danger in its many forms throughout the history of cinema, art and fashion alike
Photographer Lewis Khan was on the tube when he first bumped into three “interesting-looking” Florence and the Machine fans, in London from Poland for the weekend. “I approached them and got chatting – they were really keen to tell me the story straight away,” he explains
Sunday saw the BFI London Film Festival close its doors for another year after a 16-day marathon of forthcoming cinematic releases in every shape, form and style.