Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Gift Inspiration: Aesthetica Magazine

Treat someone special to a subscription and get their new year off to an inspirational start. Gift wrap, a personal message and access to films are included.

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

J.W. Anderson’s Disobedient Bodies

Jonathan Anderson considers ways in which the human form has been reconceived by artists and designers from at the Hepworth Wakefield, this Autumn.

Sculpted Expressions

Sculpted Expressions

The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, explores Viktor&Rolf’s notion of wearable art through a selection of their most iconic works.

Melanie Banjo: Detailing Countercultures

Melanie Banjo: Detailing Countercultures

Foam, Amsterdam, presents Melanie Banjo’s first major solo exhibition until 7 December, centred around the absurdities within the human experience.

Interdisciplinary Innovation

Interdisciplinary Innovation

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983 explores the scene-changing and interdisciplinary life of downtown New York.

Between Art and Fashion

Between Art and Fashion

Between Art and Fashion: The Collection of Carla Sozzani opens at Galerie Azzedine Alaia, Paris, selected by Fabrice Hergott, Director of the Musée d’Art Moderne,

Liberation and Shifting Consciousness

Liberation and Shifting Consciousness

A major new exhibition at the V&A seeks to encapsulate a monumental time, both in British culture and internationally: the late 1960’s. You Say You Want a Revolution?

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Reworking Femininity

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Reworking Femininity

There are two days left to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize. In the call for entries countdown, we speak to previously longlisted artist Shaelene Murray who works within a feminist art practice.

Made Here: Leeds College of Art End of Year Show 2016.

Made Here: Leeds College of Art End of Year Show 2016.

It must now be regarded as a tradition that a British art college education entails a prolonged immersion and exercise in extraordinary interdisciplinary innovation. Leeds College of Art is no different.

Duro Olowu, Making and Unmaking, Camden Arts Centre

Duro Olowu, Making and Unmaking, Camden Arts Centre

Filling all three galleries at the Camden Arts Centre is Nigerian fashion designer’s Duro Olowu’s debut curatorial venture. Making and Unmaking is a collection of beautiful and/or interesting items.

Shifting Philosophies

Shifting Philosophies

Weaving sustainability with multi-functionality, Mode in Flux presents a vision for fashion’s future within an unstable environmental landscape.

Challenging Aesthetics

Challenging Aesthetics

Second Self brings together the work of two emerging photographers, Juno Calypso and Carolina Mizrahi at Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue: A Century of Style at Manchester Art Gallery gives visitors a lens through which to look at the magazine’s British incarnation and the culture it evolved in. On view until 30 October.

Miles Aldridge: The Enduring Analogue

Miles Aldridge: The Enduring Analogue

Lyndesy Ingram gallery, London, hosts a new show featuring polaroids collected over two decades from behind the scenes of Miles Aldridge’s fashion shoots.

Aesthetica Issue 71 June/July 2016

Aesthetica Issue 71 June/July 2016

This issue has a strong focus on differing positions across the creative sector. We’re also exploring a new generation of designers who focus on sustainability.

Seizing Innovation

Seizing Innovation

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume institute invites viewers to question the fashion world’s accepted opposition of hand versus machine.

Restriction and Release: Fashion and Freedom

Restriction and Release: Fashion and Freedom

Fashion and Freedom at the Manchester Art Gallery sees established designers present works in response to the social changes women went through in WWI.

Aesthetica Issue 70 Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 70 Out Now

This issue is about both beginnings and ends, and in many ways the spaces in between. We explore green fashion and diversity in photography.

Elegantly Sustainable

Elegantly Sustainable

Journalist Ellen Köhrer and expert Magdalena Schaffrin produce the first fashion publication that illustrates how green has become the new black.

Gender in the Digital Age

Gender in the Digital Age

Playtime is Ad Minoliti’s first UK exhibition and is paired with a solo exhibition of two large paintings by Dale Lewis. Both exhibitions address what it is to have a gendered or non-gendered body in the digital age.

Custom Evolution

Custom Evolution

Can fashion create a better future? A new show surveys the inspiring possibilities that emerge when creativity and technology join forces.

Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Spring 2016 exhibition, manus x machina, will explore the impact of new technology on fashion and the creation of avant-garde collections.

Challenging Categorisation

Challenging Categorisation

Having graduated just nine years ago, Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has already achieved the seemingly impossible when it comes to 3D printing.

Fashion and Androgyny

Fashion and Androgyny

We review artist and design Rad Hourani’s multidisciplinary exhibition at Arsenal Contemporary Art Center, Montreal. Hourani’s work celebrates neutrality as a defining human trait.

Moving Architecture

Moving Architecture

Designer Hussein Chalayan builds a new world on stage for Gravity Fatigue, combining fashion, architecture and dance at sadler’s wells.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, offers a collaborative exploration of mankind’s impact on nature in The Disrupted Landscape, while the work of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent, is exhibited at the Bowes Museum in County Durham.

Portraits of an Icon

Portraits of an Icon

One of the most enduring fashion icons of all time, Audrey Hepburn has captivated generations with her unique elegance and style. The National Gallery’s current exhibition covers her early film success to her lasting media image.

Paolo Roversi: Timeless Dimensions

Paolo Roversi: Timeless Dimensions

Hamiltons Gallery, London, presents Polaroids, a diverse selection of colour and black and white photographs from the archive of renowned Italian fashion photographer Paolo Roversi.

Aesthetica Art Prize Judge: Karin Askham

Aesthetica Art Prize Judge: Karin Askham

The judges for this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, currently open for entries, include Karin Askham, Dean of the school of Media, London College of Communication who established the UK’s first BA and MA courses in fashion photography.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

With this weekend set to be a little cooler, it will be the perfect time to soak up some culture. Get in the mood for summer adventures with Wanderlust at the RA and Tomoko Yoneda at Grimaldi Gavin.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

With Wimbledon well underway, there is a plethora of art and culture to seek out in London this weekend when the tennis all gets too much. Opera Gallery showcases powerful fashion photography in London.

Audrey Hepburn: Iconic Portraits

Audrey Hepburn: Iconic Portraits

65 years after Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End night club Ciro’s, the National Portrait Gallery hosts a major exhibition celebrates her career as a film star and fashion icon.

Eve Kann: New Designers

Eve Kann: New Designers

Nottingham Trent University graduate Eve Kann’s model of Queen Herodias from the opera Salome has received the Hainsworth Statement Award 2015.

A Window Into Arab Culture

A Window Into Arab Culture

Shubbak Festival is London’s largest biennial of Arabic art and takes place across the city at various art venues. The event provides a window on the contemporary culture of the Arab world.

10 Degree Shows to See

10 Degree Shows to See

With an influx of art students leaving university over the summer, Aesthetica has pin-pointed the top 10 degree shows to attend in order to keep up to speed with new emerging artist talent.

Cathleen Naundorf: Noah’s Ark, Hamiltons Gallery

Cathleen Naundorf: Noah’s Ark, Hamiltons Gallery

Noah’s Ark goes haute couture in Hamiltons’ current exhibition with Paris-based photographer Cathleen Naundorf. Taxidermy animals are propped next to models clothed in iconic fashion designs.

Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear, Fashion & Textile Museum, London

Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear, Fashion & Textile Museum, London

Celebrating a century of resort and swimwear style, publishers King & McGaw have delved into the archives of its partners to present iconic prints of swimwear from the 20th century.

The AIPAD Photography Show

The AIPAD Photography Show

For the 35th edition of The AIPAD Photography Show, 89 of leading fine art photography galleries will showcase a wide range of museum-quality work.

Review of Masterpieces of Fashion Photography, LUMAS, London

Review of Masterpieces of Fashion Photography, LUMAS, London

Fashion photography has been evolving over the past 100 years, and Mayfair’s LUMAS gallery is currently shining light on the genre’s masterpieces in a preview before opening the official exhibition.

Review: Savage Beauty, V&A

Review: Savage Beauty, V&A

The “enfant terrible” of British fashion, Alexander McQueen rose from obscurity to become one of the world’s top contemporary fashion designers.