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A First Look At John Alexander Skelton’s Collection XI

Today, John Alexander Skelton releases his Spring/Summer 2022 collection, captured through film and stills in the designer’s native North Yorkshire. Skelton frequently utilises recycled fabrics such as antique bed sheets and old grain sacks, often found in markets, customising these materials through hand-dying, over-washing, painting and patching techniques. This season, owing to the constraints of…

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Interview: Brooklyn-Based Multi-Instrumentalist L’Rain On He...

Brooklyn-born and based experimentalist and multi-instrumentalist Taja Cheek, also known by L’Rain, is mapping the enormity of how to change. Her second album, Fatigue, to be released via Mexican Summer on 25 June, demands introspection from ready ears with an array of keyboards, synths, and hauntingly delicate vocals that create a genre entirely her own….

Interview: Writer-Director Aleem Khan On The Release Of His ...

British-Pakistani writer and director Aleem Khan is preparing for the UK release of his powerful debut feature, After Love, in cinemas from tomorrow, 4 June. Previously, Khan’s short film, Three Brothers, commissioned by the BFI and Film London, earned him a BAFTA nomination. Following this success, After Love has received selections at Cannes Critics’ Week,…

 

What The Matrix Feminist Design Co-Operative Taught Us

The Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative was set up in 1980 as an architectural practice and a book group that grew out of the Feminist Design Collective, itself an offshoot of the New Architecture Movement’s feminist group. Active in London from 1981-1994, Matrix was a women’s co-operative with a non-hierarchical structure. The collective worked solely on…

Flowers In Cinema

While the acting prowess of a film’s cast and the storytelling abilities of its director are often the standout points of discussion when reflecting on a good movie, costumes, set design and soundtracks have a seminal part to play in the success of a film. Props and built environments, not least comprising plant life and…

5 Burgeoning Set Designers Rethinking Fashion’s Environment

Creating captivating and immersive environments that transport viewers to new worlds through colour, form and storytelling, set designers play a key role in crafting impactful fashion imagery, among other visual outputs. Exploring a breadth of approaches, materials and technologies, Something Curated highlights the work of five prolific young set designers energising the fashion landscape today,…

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