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.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 at the V&A, London

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 at the V&A, London

Stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor became style ambassadors for Italian fashion in the 1950s and 1960s and this exhibition from the V&A aims to trace the history of Italian Glamour.

Vee Speers: Bordello, The Little Black Gallery

Vee Speers: Bordello, The Little Black Gallery

Shot on location in Paris, Vee Speers’ work is set against the backdrop of bordellos, where the lavish interiors have been preserved. Her images provide an exploration of the female form.

Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days, London Fashion Week

Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days, London Fashion Week

Showcasing an international comprehension of design, Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days were back this season to celebrate their second year at London Fashion Week.

London Fashion Week: Belle Sauvage, Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

London Fashion Week: Belle Sauvage, Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

Cult cool, design duo Virginia Ferreira and Chris Neuman never fail to cause a stir. However this season they have steered away from their archetypal East London look, citing their muse as the refined “Parisian woman”.

London Fashion Week: Bernard Chandran

London Fashion Week: Bernard Chandran

Ready for submersion into a harsh urban sphere, Bernard Chandran’s AW14 collection channels all of the strongest parts of menswear tailoring, with the cinching and finesse of women’s wear.

Bottega Veneta & Pieter Hugo The Art of Collaboration

Bottega Veneta has joined forces with Pieter Hugo to shoot the Spring /Summer campaign. Every season the new collection is conceived and captured by an exceptional photographer.

Interview: Artist Johny Dar

Interview: Artist Johny Dar

Rankin, Johny Dar and model Tuuli Shipster, have teamed up to produce the stunning calendar. Inspired by the artist’s series, DAR the BOOK, Dar hand-painted his designs directly onto Tuuli’s body.

Read Aesthetica on Your iPad, iPhone and Android Devices

Read Aesthetica on Your iPad, iPhone and Android Devices

You can now read Aesthetica Magazine wherever you are with our new digital subscriptions accessible via iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Aesthetica brings you the latest news in contemporary art.

Aesthetica Issue 57 February/March Out Now

Aesthetica Issue 57 February/March Out Now

Experimentation is the key component to innovation. Inside Issue 57, we begin with a discussion around the parameters of photography and the key roles that light, colour and subject play.

Review: Berlin Fashion Week

Review: Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin Fashion Week showcased some of the biggest competitors in the casual streetwear market and drew a sharp contrast with the trends appearing at high-end presentations such as Premium and Bread & Butter.

Bread & Butter, Berlin Fashion Week

Bread & Butter, Berlin Fashion Week

The Bread & Butter trade show demonstrates the importance of the craft behind the garment. An emphasis on quality, bespoke tailoring was apparent even within visual merchandising.

Berlin Fashion Week: Capsule Trade Show Review

Berlin Fashion Week: Capsule Trade Show Review

Entering the Capsule trade show at Berlin Fashion Week was like entering the height of shabby-chic. Minimal metal bars displaying clothes stood alongside bare wooden crates, industrial concrete flooring and original brick walls.

Review: Alaïa, Palais Galliera / Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

Review: Alaïa, Palais Galliera / Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

Celebrating the reopening of the Palais Galliera, the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris presents a retrospective of fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa, uniting his most outstanding creations.

Artangel Open 2014 Deadline

Artangel Open 2014 Deadline

Artangel Open is inviting artists working in all media across the UK to submit bold, site-specific proposals that will transform and enrich the UK’s cultural landscape. Championing innovation and creativity is at the heart of this project.

5 To See This Weekend

5 To See This Weekend

With just days to go until the all-important business of Christmas truly begins, this weekend is the one to take a breather from the festivities to revel in the best shows on offer at galleries around the world.

Art Basel Miami Beach Day Two

Art Basel Miami Beach Day Two

The second day of Art Basel Miami Beach is upon us and there are still hundreds of galleries to check out. Participants from Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa make up the impressive list of exhibitors at this year’s event.

Review of Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! at Somerset House, London

Review of Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! at Somerset House, London

Exhibitions at Somerset House are always an event, vibrant and full of personality; Fashion Galore! continues along this thread, portraying the life of model, muse, designer and stylist Isabella Blow.

Miles Aldridge at the launch of the House of Peroni, London

Miles Aldridge at the launch of the House of Peroni, London

House of Peroni, London, opens its doors to celebrate Italian style and creativity with Miles Aldridge. Fashion photographer, Aldridge, is inspired by Fellini’s era-defining film, 8 1/2.

Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion, The Peabody Essex Museum

Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion, The Peabody Essex Museum

Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion, is an exhibition of nearly 100 dresses, skirts, gowns and suits that celebrate the innovation of Japanese fashion designers.

Interview with Madelief Hohé, Curator of The Chanel Legend

Interview with Madelief Hohé, Curator of The Chanel Legend

The designs of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel have influenced and inspired designers for decades. The Chanel Legend at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag explores the company and its creative directors.

Issue 55 October/November Aesthetica Out Now

Issue 55 October/November Aesthetica Out Now

Issue 55 of Aesthetica is in shops now. Inside we start with a look at Elmgreen & Dragset’s latest installation Tomorrow, which takes over the former Textile Galleries at the V&A, London.

Interview with Rufio Summers, The Shoreditch Fashion Show

Interview with Rufio Summers, The Shoreditch Fashion Show

The Shoreditch Fashion Show returns again this autumn. Running on 12 October, the show follows the success of the first in April. Hosted by OffBeat, the event includes a dynamic guest programme.

Bora Aksu Spring/Summer 2014 Catwalk, Somerset House, London

Bora Aksu Spring/Summer 2014 Catwalk, Somerset House, London

Born and raised in the Aegean town of İzmir, Turkey, Bora Aksu trained at the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design and this year celebrated his 10th edition at London Fashion Week.

Body/Head, MCA Chicago

Body/Head, MCA Chicago

The co-founder and bassist of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) to perform as Body/Head, a project with free-noise guitarist Bill Nace.

Formento+Formento: Circumstance

Formento+Formento: Circumstance

This September Formento+Formento celebrates the launch of a new artbook, Circumstance. The book will be released by YellowKorner internationally and will shortly arrive in the UK and France.

Interview with Luciano Benetton, on their new collection – Imago Mundi

Interview with Luciano Benetton, on their new collection – Imago Mundi

Iconic clothing brand founder Luciano Benetton has extended his passion for entrepreneurial and inclusive fashion into an arena that his family’s foundation is newly colonising: Living Art History.

Review of Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Review of Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Coming into Fashion – a unique glimpse into the most sparkling and striking of images from the international Condé Nast archives- is both a history lesson in glamour and an ode to photography.

A Journey Through London’s Subculture: 1980s to Now

A Journey Through London’s Subculture: 1980s to Now

A Journey Through London’s Subculture at the Old Selfridges Hotel is part of the ICA’s Off-Site. The exhibition illustrates a perceived thread of creativity between the post-punk era and the present day.

Miles Aldridge: SHORT BREATHS at Brancolini Grimaldi, London

Miles Aldridge: SHORT BREATHS at Brancolini Grimaldi, London

SHORT BREATHS is Brancolini Grimaldi’s first exhibition of work by Miles Aldridge to coincide with his major retrospective at Somerset House, I Only Want You to Love Me, (10 July until 29 September).