Skins, the seminal teen/coming of age series that shocked parents and launched careers of several young Brit actors, has finally come to its conclusion after seven seasons.
Category : Arts & Culture
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.
Filming a book that has cult status and been loved by generations is a risky business. Attempting to film an American classic is always a delicate undertaking. This year we’re set to see film makers boldly tackle some masterworks – an exciting prospect! One of the most interesting projects is On the Road, a film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal counter-culture novel.
A l’entrée de la Soirée, 1963
French label Agnès b. debuted a new exhibition this month in SoHo, New York. The Agnès b. Galerie Boutique showcases the work of international photographer Malick Sidibé’s selection of street and nightlife images he took during the 1960′s and 1970′s along with a collection of his original vintage prints. Sidibé was the only photographer documenting the dynamic period before Mali’s independence in France in 1960 and his work quickly bred a new generation of photographers. In 2008 he received the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement and has recently published a new book with Rizzoli entitled, ” The Portrait of Mali”.
To start off a series of playlists compiled by past and featured contributors to our pages we asked photographer Shannon Sinclair to kick off our DJ set. She picked five tracks that she’s currently playing. Tracks by Björk and Feist give us a Sinclair’s music library ranges.
Shannon Sinclair’s Set List:
1. Björk- Crystalline
2. Drake ft. Rihanna- Take Care
3. M83 ft. Zola Jesus- Intro
4. Feist- The Reminder (Grizzly Bear Remix)
5. CSS ft. Bobby Gillespie- Hits Me Like A Rock
So subtle was Hussein Chalayan’s launch of his collaboration with International Palladium Board. Within the show, two looks dawned contemporary precious metal palladium. His collection related to the metals unique feature of lightness and strength.
On Friday the 24th of February Swedish fashion brand Monki are opening their first UK standalone on Carnaby Street, London. To treat the girls of London the very generous Monki team are offering the lucky first 100 customers to come to 37 Carnaby street a Monki Surprise! Each customer will be handed a black Monki balloon with a voucher attached with a special discount. This discount will allow the beholder to redeem an exclusive discount on all Monki’s ranges on the opening day of the 24th.
Be one of the lucky 100 and head down to 37 Carnaby Street and be handed a Monki surprise from 12pm. If that’s not enough watch out for the giant Monkis to appear on Carnaby street from 23rd Feb. Monki has finally landed!
Hova and Yeezy have finally released a video to ‘Ni**as In Paris’, a song which asks the sartorial questions: “What’s Gucci, my ni**a? / What’s Louis, my killa?” and perhaps most importantly, “What’s that jacket, Margiela?” One of the biggest tracks from their massive, collaborative 2011 album ‘Watch The Throne’, the clip is composed predominantly of footage filmed during a tour stop at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The rest is a kaleidescopic blur of lasers, strobe lights, hot models and obligatory shots of the City of Light. The bravest element of this Kanye-directed video, however, is a two-way tie between the use of live audio, something most artists in this age of Auto-Tune wouldn’t even dream of, and Yeezy’s leather kilt (skirt?) Bravery points for that one, indeed.
Last Night marked the fist time Brazilian shoe god, Melissa, has ever opened a boutique outside of Brazil. That’s right, Melissa Shoes is now here in New York City! Creative director Edson Matsuo worked with architects Domingos Pacascali and Moema Wertheimer to create an atmosphere that represents the city’s busy streets, and a sense of a canvas for products created by Melissa. What a beautiful place! Galeria Melissa houses some of her most recent collaborations with Gareth Pugh, Vivienne Westwood, Karim Rashid, Gaetano Pesce, and the Campana Brothers. Last night, artist Eli Sudbrack created a psychedelic video to be projected on the walls of the store, as well as a few installation pieces that were mind blowing!
This New York flagship store is Melissa first step to taking over the world, one foot at a time.