Acne and the Frieze Art Fair

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**We’ve moved! To view this post please visit http://www.peonyandblue.com/acne-and-the-frieze-art-fair**   To celebrate the Frieze Art Fair, fashion label Acne has teamed up with London-based artist Daniel Silver to create a collection of what I’d call ‘wearable art’. Silver lived in Africa as a child and the collection has clearly been inspired by African prints – combined … Continue reading

L’Autre Magazine launches

**We’ve moved! To view this post please visit http://www.peonyandblue.com/lautre-magazine-launches**   Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this new biannual fashion, art and photography magazine – L’Autre which debuts this month. The magazine will feature both established as well as up and coming brands and aims to ‘celebrate the creativity and artistic flare … Continue reading

Protect me from what I want

**We’ve moved! To view this post please visit http://www.peonyandblue.com/protect-me-from-what-i-want**   I love art but if you ask me what era of art and design I was drawn to (no pun intended) then postmodernism isn’t what first springs to mind…or second. Ok, I’ll be honest, it isn’t really the period of art that I’m particularly interested in. … Continue reading

Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A

The V&A is holding an exhibition focusing on the work of enigmatic fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto from 12 March – 10 July 2011. Yamamoto’s contribution to fashion has been massive with his avant-garde style pushing the boundaries and challenging traditional design processes.  The V&A’s exhibition is installation-based, showcasing  over 80 women’s and menswear garments. If you aren’t … Continue reading

Tate Britain unveils Turner’s experiments

Anyone interested in watercolour techniques and print making should head down to the Tate Britain for the free Turner exhibition – ‘Colour and Line: Turner’s Experiments.’ The two room display features work by the artist who revolutionised watercolour painting. The exhibition includes a variety of interactive displays exploring his working methods and techniques. Joseph Mallord … Continue reading

All I want for Christmas is…turkey, Christmas cake, presents, fairy lights, mince pies, trifle, decorations, carols….

At this time of year everyone seems to be dashing around Europe on the hunt for the most impressive, most traditional Christmas market. The papers are full of Christmas market round ups and all anyone can talk about is ‘this tiny place in Germany’, or the ‘most traditional Christmas food’ in France… Hold on a … Continue reading

Matthew Williamson at Somerset House

I’ve come across a really exciting exhibition at Somerset House. Currently on display is a whole host of designs by Matthew Williamson. The exhibition coincides with the launch of Williamson’s new book and offers an insight into his life as a top designer. Written by fashion historian Colin McDowell, with a preface by Williamson’s “best … Continue reading

Dior Illustrated: Rene Grau and the Line of Beauty

On now at Somerset House – Dior Illustrated. The exhibition showcases some of the most iconic images from the world of fashion throughout the 20th century. Rene Grau was a renowned fashion illustrator and his work is celebrated in the Embankment Galleries in an exciting exhibition which is on until 9 January 2011. On show … Continue reading

The English National Ballet dressed by London College of Fashion at the V&A

I’m hugely excited about going to the V&A tonight, for anyone who hasn’t already seen – the English National Ballet is showcasing clothes by students from London College of Fashion, inspired by the Ballet Russes.    It’s free and you don’t need to book so if you don’t already have plans for tonight then head down to … Continue reading

Fall in LLove – yes, LLove!

Suzanne Oxenaar, artistic director of the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam, has curated an exhibition ‘LLove’ in Tokyo unlike any other I have seen. Echoing Oxenaar’s background in hospitality, the exhibition feautres 14 guest rooms, a boutique and a cafe.  Each of the rooms have been refurbished by eight designers from Japan and Holland, including Pieke … Continue reading