There’s plenty of ways to take in LA, but going classic has got to be one of the best options. Old school glamour is the name of the game and Hotel Shangri-La is one of the best places to find it. Fiasco’s Soki Mak takes a trip.
Category : Arts & Culture
2014 sees the iconic British street wear brand Boxfresh celebrate its 25th anniversary. The London born brand, will be celebrating turning 25 in true Boxfresh style by holding 25 unique events in and around the UK and Europe with the help of a diverse range of curators and contributors.
Inspired by David Blaine, 24-year-old Troy Von Scheibner has arrived on E4 with his brand of “personable” magic. Combining his love of music, fashion and good old fashioned entertainment, Troy has spent the last 12 years practising his art, winning competitions and using his sleight of hand to get him out of some sticky situations. FIASCO meets Troy before the launch of his new show… and sits there until he baffles us with a card trick.
On Thursday 21st November 2013, Daniel Radcliffe will launch a unique projected art exhibition to celebrate the upcoming release of his new film KILL YOUR DARLINGS (in cinemas on 6th Dec). The ‘KYD (Kill Your Darlings) Cut-Up Exhibition’ will take the form of projections that will travel around London over three days, set in key locations.
Matt Stokoe is best known for being the man who had his penis stolen on Misfits. Oh, he got it back and now he weilds it and a new power in the final series of the show. FIASCO catches him to chat villains, period drama, and exiting on a high.
Dynamo has wowed audiences with his illusions, everything from street magic with a deck of cards to grand scale magic, such as walking across the Thames or through a plate glass window. He’s captured it all in his show, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, which took him into homes across the world and returns for its third and final series. Fiasco caught up with him to talk fashion, celebrity and, of course, magic.
Xu Zhen, the former Shanghai based, now Bejing residing artist, has been called an ‘enfant terrible’ more than once with his boundary pushing art which encompasses sculpture, multimedia and installation. Having exhibited a huge, imposing leather cathedral, dripping with bondage accoutrements, entitled Play201301, at Hong Kong’s Art Basel, that stopped us in our tracks Fiasco had to find out more about this charismatic Chinese artist.
HTC has come together with Wallpaper* to create a free android app that allows you to see design hotspots recommended by industry and who better to know the must see’s and must do’s. The app is optimised for the HTC One, aluminium unibody smartphone that’s sent android geeks into quite a frenzy. Hong Kong, Milan and NYC are the featured guides and Fiasco was invited to Hong Kong to experience this curated tour first hand.
Paul Shipper specialises in illustration, primarily in the area of sci fi and fantasy film, which, as we all know, has a rabid fanbase who also collect vicariously. Shipper, raised in the UK and now residing in New Zealand, has worked with Lucasfilm, GQ and Penguin books and exhibits in galleries across America. We catch him to talk a love of superheroes, spandex and Star Trek.
Next Thursday, October 18th in London, leading independent jewellery store Kabiri presents a pre-order trunk show for stylist’s favourite Maria Francesca Pepe‘s SS/13 collection. In addition, there will be a week long, in-store exhibition of her most iconic, archival pieces. To attend, please RSVP to email@example.com. And for those of you not lucky enough to be in town, don’t miss a 15% discount on all current MFP pieces online at www.kabiri.co.uk.
British soulstress Jessie Ware’s new album Devotion dropped this week via PMR. Devotion merges RnB with dance and pop, resulting in a fluid stream of soulful tracks that are perfect for relaxing summer evenings.
Jessie is best best known for her 2012 single Running and previous collaborations with SBTRKT. Impressive production coupled with Jessie’s stunning voice have come together to create a tender album that sounds modern yet classical. Distortion is as soothing as putting aftersun on sunburn. The perfect album to unwind to. It looks like this 27 year old South Londoner is set to go far.
by Kerry Flint
When fashion and film collide, magical things usually happen. Think Yves Saint Laurent dressing his muse, Actress Catherine Deneuve, in classics such as The Hunger and Belle De Jour, and more recently, Tom Ford’s pretty impressive turn directing A Single Man. Iconic Italian fashion label Prada have revealed a very impressive project at the Cannes Film Festival this week. A short film called A Therapy, directed by Roman Polanski (The Pianist, Rosemary’s Baby, Cul–de-Sac, The Tenant).
‘The following is based on actual events. Only the names, locations and events have been changed’. Hands up who’s excited about Anchorman 2 (aka Anchorman: The Legend Continues)? Now watch this trailer… Hands up who’s really, really excited about Anchorman 2?!
from l to r : Louise Gray, Marc by Marc, Alberta Ferretti, Jil Sander, and Jill Stuart
Bold color presence this current season shows vibrancy with shades of dominant orange. Louise Gray chose a contemporary approach mixing aquatic references with bright shades of orange and patch work construction. While Alberta Ferretti exhibited a feminine touch with sheer elements and flowing silhouettes while Jill Stuart uses an idyllic silhouette to accentuate the brightness. Fresh vibes with a bright loose fitted trouser was Marc by Marc’s interpretation. Jil Sander used the bold orange iPad-lanyard to contrast against a severe all black wet look.