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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.