Restriction and Release: Fashion and Freedom at Manchester Art Gallery

Restriction and Release: Fashion and Freedom at Manchester Art Gallery

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 Is Available 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.

Review of Ad Minoliti's Playtime at Edel Assanti Gallery

Review of Ad Minoltini's Playtime at Edel Assanti Gallery

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, 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.

Review of Rad Hourani: Neutrality at Arsenal Contemporary Art Center, Montreal

Review: Rad Hourani at Arsenal Contemporary Art Center, Montreal

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.

Review of Audrey Hepburn, National Portrait Gallery

Review of Audrey Hepburn, National Portrait Gallery

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’s Renowned Fashion Photography at Hamiltons Gallery, London

Paolo Roversi at Hamiltons Gallery

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, London College of Communication

Karin Askham, London College of Communication

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: Portraits of an Icon, National Portrait Gallery, London

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits, National Portrait Gallery

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: Hainsworth Statement Award Winner, New Designers 2015

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.

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

Shubbak Festival: London’s Largest Biennial of Arabic Art

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

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.

Review of Cathleen Naundorf: Noah's Ark, Hamiltons Gallery, London

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 Since 1900, 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, Park Avenue Armory, New York

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

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

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 To See reveals fascinating insights into the creative world. Nick Waplington’s backstage photographs from Alexander McQueen’s final show, Horn of Plenty, reveal the couturier’s raw energy.

Masterpieces of Fashion Photography, LUMAS, London

Fashion Photography, LUMAS

LUMAS has announced an exclusive gallery event showcasing limited editions of iconic works by the foremost fashion photographers of the 21st century.

Guy Bourdin: Walking Legs, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

Guy Bourdin: Walking Legs

Walking Legs, is one of Parisian photographer Guy Bourdin’s most loved campaign series. The popular commission is on display at Michael Hoppen Gallery.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Belgian designer Dries van Noten invites visitors to explore his creative inspirations at the MoMu in Antwerp. Meanwhile, the work of Georges Noël is on display at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris.

Review of Guy Bourdin: Image Maker, Somerset House

Review: Guy Bourdin, Image Maker, Somerset House

From the glossy veneer of the pages of Vogue to the polished presentation of fine art, Alistair O’Neill and Shelly Verthime galvanise the work of Guy Bourdin within the galleries of Somerset House.

Age of Glamour, Fashion from the Fifties, Lotherton Hall, Leeds

Age of Glamour, Fashion from the Fifties, Leeds

Exhibiting women’s fashions from the 1950s, Age of Glamour will open the now extensively refurbished Fashion Galleries at Lotherton Hall. This new, 21st century space features interactive technology.

Fashion Abstraction

Fashion Abstraction

Viviane Sassen’s vibrant colours combine with abstract shapes and contorted lighting to create a surreal landscape where down is up, bodies turn green and nothing is quite what it seems. Born in Amsterdam, Sassen spent seven years studying fine art, photography and fashion design.

Eclectic Inspiration

Eclectic Inspiration

A new exhibition at Mode Museum, Antwerp, curated by Dries van Noten, encompasses his wide-ranging influences in an intimate exploration of the designer’s creative process.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

Our 5 to See provides plenty of opportunities to interact with the artists, whether it’s discovering the quiet life of photographer Vivian Maier or catering to Bruce Asbestos’ marketing whims.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

There’s plenty to get involved with this weekend. Ronchini Gallery, London, is home to the UK’s first solo exhibition of Pier Paolo Calzolari, an influential figure in the Arte Povera movement.

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith, The Hasselt Fashion Museum, Belgium

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith, The Hasselt Fashion Museum, Belgium

The world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design, The Hasselt Fashion Museum, takes audiences behind the scenes of Paul Smith’s world, which is dominated by intuitive creativity, in Hello, My Name is Paul Smith.

London Fashion Week: International Fashion Showcase, Brewer Street Car Park, London

London Fashion Week: International Fashion Showcase, London

For the fourth year in a row 130 emerging designers from 30 countries will come together in the largest public fashion exhibition of its kind.

Review of Julie Verhoeven: Whiskers Between My Legs, ICA, London

Review of Julie Verhoeven: Whiskers Between My Legs, ICA, London

Described as a “grotto of visual excess” Julie Verhoeven’s exploration of gender identity past and present is a disturbing explosion of kitsch and womanhood.

Unrivalled Iconography, Hello, my Name is Paul Smith in Aesthetica Magazine

Unrivalled Iconography, Hello, my Name is Paul Smith in Aesthetica Magazine

With his trademark stripes, printed shirts, slim-cut suits and quirky trims, Paul Smith has created an inimitable style that transcends each season’s trends and flippancies, always with quality at its core, always with humour in its design.

Bettina, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris

Bettina, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris

This exhibition in the Marais district of Paris looks at Bettina, the signature model of the 1950s, in photographs and sketches from an array of practitioners. The work studies her life, beginning with her childhood spent in Normandy.

Unconventional Design: Discover Aesthetica Issue 62, Official Trailer

The December/ January issue of Aesthetica is available to purchase online and in stores internationally. In Issue 62, we focus on the unconventional. It’s a celebration of practitioners who are experimenting in their field.