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…

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,…

The Instagram Archive Revelling In Nostalgia From The Tropics

Instagram archive @acid__memories celebrates the unending beauty of the Global South from times gone by, oscillating compellingly between diverse geographies and decades. In equal parts eye-catching and educative, this rich trove of imagery is largely derived from scanned out of print books and magazines. Among the feed’s recent highlights is a photograph of a rai…

Gardening As Art Practice

Plants are inexorably linked with life and politics, providing the basis of our nourishment, economies, medicine, and technologies. They play key roles in the storytelling of humankind, and are critical to our planet’s survival. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, plants have found themselves repeatedly in art. The use of plants for ornamentation has a long and rich…

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