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Purview: Art Basel, Rick Owens In Paris & More

Exploring further afield, Something Curated looks beyond London in this new series highlighting global personalities shaping contemporary culture. In June’s edition, we take a closer look at Gianni Jetzer’s Unlimited at Art Basel, highlights from Paris Fashion Week, Rem Koolhaas’s 2016 documentary, a New York eatery from the co-founder of Noma, and more.   Unlimited…

Inside Francis Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion

Since its launch in 2000, the annual Serpentine Pavilion has become one of the most anticipated events in the global cultural calendar and a leading visitor attraction. This year, Serpentine’s Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist and CEO Yana Peel selected architect Francis Kéré, with advisors David Adjaye and Richard Rogers, to create the 2017 Pavilion,…

Yana Peel: Serpentine Galleries’ Ambitious CEO

In July 2016, entrepreneur and philanthropist Yana Peel was named as the CEO of the Serpentine Galleries in London, following the departure of long-standing director Julia Peyton-Jones. Peel, who made her name as co-founder of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund and CEO of debate forum Intelligence Squared, runs the two galleries with artistic director Hans…

Interviews

Interview: Akram Khan MBE, Dancer & Choreographer

South London native Akram Khan’s early solo works gleaned much praise, not only for his confident and innovative interpretations of kathak, but also his compelling capacity as a performer. Following appearances at the Dance Umbrella festival and a period working with celebrated choreographer Jonathan Burrows, he joined the X-Group project, a creative programme for young…

Interview: Rami Mekdachi, Founder & Creative Director O...

With his wife, Celine, and their two children, Lili and Noé, Rami Mekdachi enjoys travelling the world, capturing his family’s experiences through photography, music and performances, as well as by gathering olfactive memories of remarkable places and people. In 2013, Rami founded Lola James Harper: a unique concept that translates his most cherished moments, places…

Interview: Thomas Bird, Set Designer

Combining the creativity needed to dream up concepts for clients with the pragmatism to make those dreams a tangible reality is no small feat. Thomas Bird, the London-born, Brighton University-educated set designer whose past clients include Dover Street Market, British Vogue, Fendi and Interview, to name a few, has mastered this balancing act. We caught…

 

A Closer Look At LVMH Prize Winner Marine Serre & The Finalists

On June 16th, French-Belgian designer Marine Serre won the 2017 edition of the LVMH Prize for Young Designers, elevating the 25-year-old into the international spotlight only a year after her graduation from Belgian school La Cambre. Rihanna announced the winner at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in the presence of jury members including Karl Lagerfeld of…

Meet The Pioneers Of London’s Natural Wine Revolution

Not so long ago, should you wish to drink a glass of wine, the choice often resumed between supermarkets and fine dining restaurants. Still, the past decade has brought to London a series of exciting new wine bars and behind them, owners who share an appreciation for authentic products. To better understand the drive behind…

Founder Holly Wood On The Newly Launched Wood Society Of The Arts

Wood Society of the Arts is a recently launched artist agency introducing talented creatives to unique commercial opportunities, with an aim to develop valuable and lasting collaborations. Seeking to work with transparency, founder Holly Wood is keen to keep the interaction between art and commerce as simple and honest as possible, facilitating the conversations that allow…

Uniforms & The Apocalypse At LFWM SS18

The post-apocalyptic aesthetic was perhaps at its pinnacle in the 90s when Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela was at the frontline. Prior to this though, in the 80s, Commes des Garçons presented a comparable concept; Rei Kawakubo’s 1982 show, for a collection entitled Destroy, was described in an article in the New Yorker as “a…

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