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).

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

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

The great American photographer Edward Steichen took what were probably the first fashion photographs in 1911. Since then it has become a unique platform for commerce and creativity.

Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s, V&A

Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s, V&A

The information available for the V&A’s latest exhibition, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s instantly inspires thoughts of the 2003 film Party Monster. Curated by Claire Wilcox.

Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival

The Edinburgh Art Festival returns to Scotland from 1 August, immersing the city in cultural explorations of art. Running until 1 September, the festival features no less than 50 exhibitions.

Review of PUNK: Chaos to Couture at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Review of PUNK: Chaos to Couture at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

PUNK: Chaos to Couture, at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, nods to the birthplaces of punk before progressing through a series of four Do-it-yourself themes of punk fashion.

Interview: Artist & Creator of Playlust, Play Hunter

Interview: Artist & Creator of Playlust, Play Hunter

Born and bred in Zurich, Play Hunter is an artist, author and creative entrepreneur. Studying Fine Arts at Saint Martins College of Art, London, Hunter set up her website Playlust back in 2007.

10 To See: Degree Shows

10 To See: Degree Shows

At Aesthetica we like to keep an eye on emerging artists, and one of the best ways to do that is to take note of the numerous degree shows open this summer. Here are our 10 favourite shows to see.

Daniele Tamagni: Global Style Battles, London

Daniele Tamagni: Global Style Battles, London

Daniele Tamagni, comes to ArtEco to exhibit a collection of works from 2007. Global Style Battles is a diverse selection of images, celebrating music and fashion in a colourful display of photographic skill.

Miles Aldridge’s Carousel

Miles Aldridge’s Carousel

Filmmaker turned fashion designer and photographer Miles Aldridge has delivered seductive sirens silk-screened in an electrifying palette to the forefront of the fashion world for 15 years.

Palace Art and Craft Fair, Fulham Palace, London

Palace Art and Craft Fair, Fulham Palace, London

The Palace Art and Craft Fair returns to London. Organised by the team behind Brighton Art Fair, MADE LONDON and MADE BRIGHTON showcases fresh work in the fields of art, craft and design.

Tate Liverpool is 25

Tate Liverpool is 25

Since 1988, Tate Liverpool has been the home of key art works and attracted 15 million visitors. The gallery has become the most visited venue for modern and contemporary art outside of London.

PUNK: Chaos to Couture, New York

PUNK: Chaos to Couture, New York

The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens PUNK: Chaos to Couture. Through a dynamic collection of works, the show explores punk’s influence on high fashion.

Claire Aho: Studio Works, The Photographers’ Gallery

Claire Aho: Studio Works, The Photographers’ Gallery

Claire Aho has produced a prolific output, covering editorial, advertising, fashion photography and reportage. From this body of work the selection of photographs exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery were taken between 1950 and the 1960s.