London Fashion Week: International Fashion Showcase, 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

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.

Knitting Nottingham  Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

Knitting Nottingham Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

Knitting Nottingham places the spotlight on the Nottingham’s position as a world centre of creativity and innovation. It has been organised by Nottingham Trent University, as part of this year’s 170 anniversary of art and design.

Fashion in Motion: Sibling, Victoria and Albert Museum

Fashion in Motion: Sibling, Victoria and Albert Museum

Fashion in Motion showcases the work of leading international designers through one-off catwalk events. This innovative programme strives to show fashion as it is meant to be seen: in motion.

Alex Prager, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Alex Prager, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

A new solo exhibition of the work of American photographer and filmmaker Alex Prager, opens at the National Gallery of Victoria. Founded in 1861, Australia’s oldest public gallery introduces audiences to Prager’s photographic projects.

Women Fashion Power, Design Museum, London

Women Fashion Power, Design Museum, London

Women Fashion Power at the Design Museum celebrates the exceptional and influential women from the spheres of politics, culture, business and fashion, and features cutting-edge creatives who have had an impact on the world stage.

Interview with Jewellery Artist Caroline Broadhead

Interview with Jewellery Artist Caroline Broadhead

A new Jewellery Gallery has opened at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. With an outstanding contemporary collection of jewellery, the institution has opened a special space for the fascinating pieces to be appreciated by the public as one whole collection.

Review: Horst P. Horst, Horst Vintage, Hamiltons London

Review: Horst P. Horst, Horst Vintage, Hamiltons London

Horst P. Horst is one of the most iconic fashion photographers of the mid-20th Century. Known by the one-word photographic byline “Horst”, his oeuvre of photography was a collaboration of talent, glamour and imagination.

Interview: Gemma Metheringham, Chief Creative Officer at Karen Millen

Interview: Gemma Metheringham, Chief Creative Officer at Karen Millen

Mary Nighy and Karen Millen teamed up to produce No More Tiaras for the launch of the company’s two global flagships. The 3 minute short celebrates style and looks at the brand’s recent evolution.

Opening of The Fondation Louis Vuitton in the Jardin d’Acclimatation

Opening of The Fondation Louis Vuitton in the Jardin d’Acclimatation

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is a new Parisian centre for contemporary French and international artistic creation, contained within a building commissioned by Bernard Arnault, and designed by the American architect Frank Gehry.

Bernhard Schobinger: The Rings of Saturn, Manchester Art Gallery

Bernhard Schobinger: The Rings of Saturn, Manchester Art Gallery

Nestled in a small gallery adjacent to Manchester Art Gallery’s shop is a display of obscurely beautiful contemporary jewellery, which teeters on the edge of being fearsome. This is the world of contemporary artist Bernard Schobinger.

Interview: Michael Hanreck, Developer of Photo Clothing

Interview: Michael Hanreck, Developer of Photo Clothing

Photo.clothing combines the fad of prints on t-shirts with art, to produce vibrant and unique items of clothing. The team have joined up with Magnum photographers Martin Parr and David Alan Harvey and created 500 t-shirts.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Dover Street Market, London

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Dover Street Market, London

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Dover Street Market holds The Next Ten Years: a series of events, installations and products. For the duration of September, the basement and second floor of Dover Street Market will be transformed.

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is Awarded BAFTA Accreditation

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is Awarded BAFTA Accreditation

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is delighted to announce it is now a BAFTA recognised festival, an achievement that is unprecedented for a festival in its fourth year.

Interview with Johny Dar

Interview with Johny Dar

Johny Dar approaches his artistic practice from an innovative angle, painting directly onto his models’ bodies. Dedicated to pushing boundaries, he works across fashion, installations, multimedia and events.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist Sarah Jane Palmer

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist Sarah Jane Palmer

Artist Filmmaker and Designer Sarah Jane Palmer was selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize longlist with her film Net. The work is an ongoing performance/installation in which she continues to produce a net drawing.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist Anyes Galleani

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist Anyes Galleani

With the Aesthetica Art Prize call for entries deadline on 31 August 2014, we look in depth at the work of longlisted artists from the latest edition. Anyes Galleani is an Italian-born, Los Angeles based visual artist that uses photo montage and collage to create unique images and paintings.

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist Marie Brenneis

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Artist Marie Brenneis

In the countdown to the Aesthetica Art Prize call for submissions deadline on 31 August 2014, we look in focus at artists from the latest award. Conceptual artist Marie Brenneis was featured in the Video, Installation & Performance category.

Interview with Lizzie Cawthray, Director of Needle

Interview with Lizzie Cawthray, Director of Needle

Lizzie Cawthray is challenging the outdated notions of knitwear with her fresh, stylish and playful company, Needle. After working as the knitwear product developer at LK Bennet, Cawthray decided to focus her attentions on the versatile material.

Made in Mexico, Fashion and Textile Museum, London

Made in Mexico, Fashion and Textile Museum, London

The Fashion and Textile Museum has recently opened its new exhibition Made in Mexico. Curator and artist Hilary Simon, has sought to explore and reveal elements of the narrative of Mexico’s history and culture through iconic garment, the rebozo.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

This weekend is full of fascinating exhibitions, utilising all sorts of media. Sebastian Errazuriz uses a 3D printer to create his sculptures, while Sonic Social in Sydney harnesses sound to create site-specific works and Stan Douglas’ Mise en scène blurs the line between photography and film.

Interview: Anya Oderyakova & Olya Korsun, Directors of Synesthesia

Interview: Anya Oderyakova & Olya Korsun, Directors of Synesthesia

Synesthesia is a combination of digital innovation and timeless fashion. Teaming up with Fred Perry for the SS14 campaign, the website is an exploration of synesthesia, when one sensory response induces a sensation in another.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Announces £5,000 Award

The Aesthetica Art Prize Announces £5,000 Award

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to wider audiences and further their involvement in the international art world.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize, which is now open for entries, is an annual award given by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine. The prize celebrates excellence in art and design from across the world.

Aesthetica Issue 59 Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 59 Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 59 is now available. The edition explores the idea of the unexpected and the notion that what actually happens is different from what was originally planned.

Free Range 2014, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Free Range 2014, The Old Truman Brewery, London

The creative hub of East London, the Old Truman Brewery arts and media quarter on Brick Lane, plays host once again to Europe’s largest graduate art, design and fashion show, Free Range.

10 Degree Shows To See

10 Degree Shows To See

Degree Show season is upon us once more and art students across the UK are in the process of preparing their final projects for examination. The concluding shows offer audiences an insight into new talents at work in the art industry.

Interview with Priory of Ten Director, Mei Liu

Interview with Priory of Ten Director, Mei Liu

Mei Liu is the Design Director of fashion house Priory of Ten. Born in Northern China, Liu has lived in Canada and the USA. Priory of Ten was formed in 2012 and aims to produce quality pieces exuding harmony and balance.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Continues for One More Month

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Continues for One More Month

Today there is one month left to visit the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition at York St Mary’s. The show represents the breadth and quality of work being produced today in the UK and internationally.

Araki by Araki, Taschen

Araki by Araki, Taschen

Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940) has spent the entirety of his life capturing the female form. With his wife as his central muse, the artist has shot over 250 books of women, flowers and city landscapes.

Interview with Fashion Designer Karen Mabon

Interview with Fashion Designer Karen Mabon

Karen Mabon’s designs are beautiful, bold and brash. All hand-illustrated, her scarves combine drawing with playful aesthetics. With designs that cover everything from a British garden to a stationary cupboard, Mabon transforms everyday clothing into works of art.

Interview with Fashion Designer Isabel Wong

Interview with Fashion Designer Isabel Wong

Bringing together simplicity, contemporary design and experimental form, Isabel Wong is a luxury womenswear designer based in London. Interested in translating conceptualism into wearable products, Wong is often inspired by paradox and enigma.

NOISE Festival Open for Entries

NOISE Festival Open for Entries

NOISE Festival is now open for entries. The award-winning national arts charity has announced an outstanding line up of Curators to handpick online entries for the 2014 event, including fashion designer Giles Deacon and many more.

Interview with Fashion Photographer and Filmmaker Kourtney Roy

Interview with Fashion Photographer and Filmmaker Kourtney Roy

Kourtney Roy’s striking fashion photography is currently on the cover of Aesthetica. Roy began her career with the intention of becoming a painter. However, after taking a photography course she quickly found a passion for this art form.

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith, Design Museum

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith, Design Museum

Newly extended due to popular demand is Hello, My Name is Paul Smith at London’s Design Museum, that will run until 22 June. Looking at the work of this British Designer, the exhibition highlights an impressive selection of work.

International Festival of Fashion & Photography – Hyères

International Festival of Fashion & Photography – Hyères

The International Festival of Fashion & Photography – Hyères returns 25 – 28 April. Conceived by director Jean-Pierre Blanc back in 1985, the event combines fashion and photography competitions.

OBEY Collaborates with Artist Deedee Cheriel

OBEY Collaborates with Artist Deedee Cheriel

Nalini “Deedee” Cheriel, has teamed up with OBEY clothing to produce a unique fashion collection. The artist started out creating record covers and T-shirts for the Oregon music scene in the 1990s.