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Acute Contemplations

Irving Penn’s keen awareness of light and human expression, paired with an acute eye for form, create intensely sculptural portraits.

Instantaneous Lifespans

Studio Swine x Cos’ sculpture creates blossoms that evaporate on contact with skin yet linger upon collision with fabrics.

Aesthetica Issue 79 Available Now

The October / November issue looks at practitioners who are responding to the current global situation in intelligent and meaningful ways.

Social Restoration

Burberry’s new venue, the Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, London, opens to the public for the first time with works from leading social photographers.

Taking Responsibility

Combatting waste in the fashion world, Port Zienna label looks to the future through using sculptural minimalism and creating affordable craftsmanship.

Unbound Agency

London’s Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates both old and new styles with a retrospective of Louise Dahl-Wolfe.

Visual Commentaries

Following the success of Photo Vogue festival in 2016, this November sees the only international event devoted solely to fashion and photography.

Textured Expressions

Goldsmithing and textiles have inspired Germany-based Christina Pauls to combine these forms of design. We talk to the artist about her practice.

Centenary Style

The Grand Palais in Paris celebrates the centenary of the birth of photographer Irving Penn in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Expression Reformed

Is Fashion Modern? The title question of MoMA’s upcoming exhibition deals with a holistic exploration of design, charting fluidity and idealistic visionaries.

Organic Reformation

Experienced in architecture, fashion and design,
Julia Körner combines formulae from the natural landscape with technological advancements.

Aesthetica Issue 78

In this era of accelerating post-truth and digital manipulation, where fact converges with fiction, we must ask ourselves – what is going on?

Charting Innovation

The RIBA Stirling Prize is presented to RIBA Chartered Architects and International Fellows for seminal constructions.

5 To See: This Weekend

With the weekend in sight, time and space for contemplation is on the horizon. The 5 to See for 14 – 16 July traces the common links in humanity.

Multi-Dimensional Practice

The exhibition considers the subtle differences between regions, highlighting how and why they remain a source of inspiration.

Issue 77 Available Now

Our June / July issue considers the current state of flux; in this age of digital alienation, it’s important to make time for reflection.

Adapting Conventions

One of London Fashion Week’s 2017 LAUDED Designers looks to the future of expression, which is influenced by neutrality, functionality and longevity.

Balenciaga: Influential Design

Shaping Fashion at the V&A is the first ever UK show dedicated to the minimal aesthetic and formal innovation of Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga.

Comme des Garçons: Sculptural Visions

Known for avant-garde designs which challenge conventional notions of beauty and taste, Rei Kawakubo has redefined the aesthetics of our time.

New Discoveries

Now in its third year, Photo London has become a powerhouse for international galleries to showcase the revolution of an ever-expanding medium.

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