Arts ~ Frieze London.

The international contemporary art fair, Frieze London will take place this weekend in Regent’s Park.

Over 160 of the world’s leading galleries aim to feature contemporary artists. The programme consists of different sections including Frieze Projects, Frieze Artist Award, Frieze Music, Frieze Talks, Focus and Live.

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In the Southard Reid, Focus Section, one artist, Joanna Piotrowska from Warsaw, Poland stood to me. Here, Joanna reveals the sequence of movement. From researching and observing the stillness of being, it’s possible to capture credible moments with displayed objects and powerful photographs. Elements of unstable formation often appear in Piotrowska’s work. This was perhaps my favourite of all at the art fair.

Arts ~ Modernist Photography

Visit the world’s greatest private collections of photography. The works feature from the period of the 1920s through to the 1950s.

Portraits are compiled from artists including from my favourites: Matisse, Picasso, and Breton. Also, there are about 159 vintage prints by 70 other artists who are influential figures including Brassai,  André Kertész, Dorothea Lange and Aleksandr Rodchenko. Lastly, there’s a sneak peek of Elton John’s masterpieces in photography. The Radical Eye exhibition is on until 21 May 2017 at the Tate Modern in London.

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Arts ~ Robert Rauschenberg.

American artist, Robert Rauschenberg was a remarkable visionary painter and graphic illustrator conveying new levels of modern art.

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Robert Rauschenberg, Almanac, 1962.

Powerful paintings and pop art presented feature numerous bits of items found on the streets in New York. Imagine that. Things found in one city then displayed in another to portray this captivating journey. There is so much imagery and colour to amuse viewers and help them find inspiration and love in art at the Tate Modern. The building itself is also a truly magical place, could stay forever. I love London art galleries  ❤

Fashion ~ London Calling!

London Fashion Week kicked off yesterday with Vivenne Westwood‘s Anglomania. There are many more shows to watch, names to know and venues to visit.

Over 5,000 global fashion professionals are expected to view about 83 designers shows for their spring/summer 2017 collections. Most shows are invitation only, however the event is being live-streamed for those who are digitally savvy and can’t make it.

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Here’s my suggested schedule of what to watch for the week:

Saturday 17 September

10:45-11:00 – Fashion East‘s Mimi Wade presentation at Topshop Show Space, Old Spitafields Market.

13:30-15:30 – Markus Lupfer, a true role model who graduated from University of Westminster (the uni where I completed my MA!) will rock the runway with sleek silhouettes and iconic embellished jumpers. Specifics provided on invitation.

16:00 – J.W. Anderson, the Northern Irish designer is head of this internationally renowned brand with exclusive style set to show somewhere special in West London.

18:00 – Simone Rocha, the Dublin born designer has gained a reputable status at prestigious stockists in the major fashion cities. Always has a beautiful show, details on invitation.

19:00 – Molly Goddard, an emerging designer who features fantasy filled fashion will show at the Topshop Show Space, Old Spitafields Market.

20:00 – Gareth Pugh who always delivers a provoking show will be situated at the BFC Show Space, Soho’s Brewer St Carpark.

Sunday 18 September

11:00 – Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, a fashion duo punk-inspired with cool creations.

12:00 – Mary Katrantzou, the Greek-born London based designer who happens to be one of my favourites. Expect a digital print party at her show by the BFC Show Space, Soho’s Brewer St Carpark.

13:00 – Topshop Unique, very excited for this one! What will Kate Phelan show us at the Topshop Show Space, Old Spitafields Market.

14:45 –Peter Pilotto often embraces elegance and structural shapes for his show. See invitation.

17:30-19:30 – Belstaff headed by Chief Creative Director, Martin Cooper will deliver a menswear and womenswear presentation. See invitation.

19:00 – Paul Smith‘s bright British fashion is sure to impress from the impeccable tailoring at his show. See invitation.

Monday 19 September

12:30-14:30 – Sophia Webster, get ready for a presentation centered around butterflies.

15:00 – Christopher Kane, one of the best success’s from Scotland with his inclusive direction to appeal to consumers is bound to be amazing. Invite only.

19:30 – Burberry, the iconic luxury British brand will have a menswear and womenswear show. Wish I wish going to this!

Tuesday 20 September

10:00-17:00 – NEWGEN ‘Pop-Up’ Showroom for Molly Goddard at the Designer Showrooms.

Two names to know as marvelous models rise up are Alanna Arrington at Next Model Management and Londone Myers at Premiere Model Management. They have been seen on multiple runways this year wearing various looks. As we move into the see now, buy now mode. Consumers are on looking where to go. Head to the brand boutique shops as more designers release pieces early to loyal customers and high-profile clients.

Anyone can get involved. Follow exciting trends on the British Fashion Council or on Instagram via @LondonFashionWeek.Strut your style and go to fashion workshops on Carnaby St. Customize your denim at Topshop’s Oxford Circus location. Attend a series of talks on Regent Street by fashion creatives hosted by Hotel Café Royal. Check out Burberry’s Makers House where industry talks, craftsmanship displays and music performances will be held. Curious to see collections? Explore #LFW!