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Lily Cole: Model, Actress, Writer & Social Entrepreneur

Born in Devon to an artist mother and fisherman father, model, actress, writer and social entrepreneur, Lily Cole spent the formative years of her youth in London. A vigilant student, Cole academically excelled during her time at school, balancing a burgeoning modelling career in her teens. At the age of 14, she signed with Storm…

This Is Why Modern Magazine Is The Publishing Event Not To Miss

The Modern Magazine, magCulture’s annual editorial design conference, returns for its fifth year this November. Having cemented itself as a firm fixture in the editorial design calendar, magCulture is set to extend its offering of an ever evolving dialogue regarding the making of magazines to as wide an audience as possible, providing a platform to…

Taste And Fashion: The Social Function Of Fashion And Style

Excerpt from Taste and Fashion: The Social Function of Fashion and Style by Jukka Gronow (Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki) In the classical European humanistic tradition, fashion was always thought to be antithetical to good taste. A person blindly following the whims of fashion was without style, whereas a man of style – or…

Interviews

Dim Sum Making With Maisie Cousins At Park Chinois

Celebrating the recent launch of Park Chinois’ Twilight Dim Sum series, which brings together an eclectic programme of entertainment and seasonal cuisine each Sunday evening, we invited London-based photographer Maisie Cousins to join Chef Ming in the kitchen for a dumpling masterclass. Cousins’ work viscerally explores femininity and sexuality in a confident and open way,…

Interview: Frances Corner OBE, Head Of LCF & Pro Vice-C...

Head of London College of Fashion and Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London, Frances Corner OBE has over two decades of experience within the higher education sector. Publishing widely on art and design education, in 2014, she launched her first book entitled Why Fashion Matters. Named a London Leader for Sustainability, Corner champions…

Interview: Matt Gibberd & Albert Hill, The Modern House

With a name inspired by F.R.S. Yorke’s celebrated book The Modern House (1934), which introduced Modern architecture to a British audience, Founding Directors Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill set up their design-led estate agency in 2005. It has represented properties built by some of history’s greatest architects, including High & Over, designed by Amyas Connell,…

 

Dim Sum Making With Maisie Cousins At Park Chinois

Celebrating the recent launch of Park Chinois’ Twilight Dim Sum series, which brings together an eclectic programme of entertainment and seasonal cuisine each Sunday evening, we invited London-based photographer Maisie Cousins to join Chef Ming in the kitchen for a dumpling masterclass. Cousins’ work viscerally explores femininity and sexuality in a confident and open way,…

Ib Kamara: The Cross-Cultural Stylist Reassessing Masculinity

Creating arresting visuals imbued with diverse references, London-based stylist Ibrahim “Ib” Kamara champions equality and freedom of expression through his work. The cultural osmosis present in Kamara’s output is shaped by his formative years; born in Sierra Leone, he grew up in Gambia before moving to London aged 16, where he later studied at Central…

9 British Artists & Designers Experimenting With Light

Embracing the intangibility of light and engaging with its ability to change our perception of spaces, numerous artists and designers have experimented with the medium over the centuries. Light has been used for architectural effect throughout human history; however, the modern concept of light art emerged with the development of artificial electric incandescent light sources…

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