London Art Fair 2012

The London Art Fair opens its doors today at the Business Design Centre in Islington, with the participation of 100 galleries and 1000 artists. The premier art fair is for once more showcasing the best from modern art in the 20,000 sq ft location fo BDC in two sections:

Twelve Calendar

Berlin Fashion Week is starting today, so i suppose we are all anticipating for the great avant-garde capital city to reveal its new gems for next winter. One of the week's hottest projects is the Twelve Calendar, a collaboration between Derzeit Magazine and photographer Lena Emery, showcasing 12 of the best new models and labels from Berlin.

Born Sleepy by J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson's menswear collection for next fall is called Born Sleepy, and has big retro vibe with amazing knits, graphic prints, flared pants made out of tech materials and a bright colour palette. I just love the brand's spooky, ironic campaign, shot by Alex Sainsbury, featuring model Oliver Greenall from Elite London.


Milan's Men Fashion Week is ending today. Have a look at its coolest boys posing for Luca Finotti's camera during the castings.

The Empire of Death

For three years Dr Paul Koudounaris, a specialist in Baroque culture and lector at major universities in Los Angeles, travelled the world to document various religious shrines decorated with human bones, crypts and remains from the sixteenth and seventienth centuries.

A British silent film about the famous story by Lewis Carroll. Directed by  Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow. Although the original film was partially destroyed, it was recently restored by the British Film Institute.

Michael Hussar's oil pantings are a trip to the dark side, dealing with themes such as love, hate, sin, redemption and death.

He personally describes his work as "a voyeristic snapshot of perceived humanity, complete with freaks and fakery; a gothic wonderland illuminating the grey area between truths and lies".

 Madame Peripetie aka Sylwana Zyboura is a conceptual photographer. Hers shots are often abstract and eccentric full of colours and dreamy imagery.

 Madame Peripetie's work is inspired mostly by artistic movements such as Dadaism and Surrealism, but also from the British Punk Era and New Wave, with fashion as one its basic elements.

A selection of Polish and Czech posters from the 60's. Artistic posters with a combination of photography and collages were quite common during this era.

Bright colours such as orange were often used and minimalistic lines gave the posters an almost Bauhaus feeling.

A provocative story by David Bailey for i-D Winter 2010, featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw and Susie Bick.


Nikki Salk and Amy Flurry are probably the only ones who can take a simple material such as paper and turn it to Haute Couture.

Their creations vary from animal masks to roccoco wigs and extravagant headpieces in strictly white colour. Both girls have created pieces and installations for many great Fashion Houses like Hermes and for high-street stores like Jeffrey New York.

An upcoming fantasy - horror film by Marilyn Manson and his direction debut as a filmaker. Starring himself as Lewis Carroll, supermodel Lily Cole as Alice, Evan Rachel Wood as Alice's alter ego and Tilda Swinton as Lewis Carroll's dream wife.


1.1 Negredo: The Raven - Director: Jez Tozer from ben boullier on Vimeo.

A fascinating film by Jez Tozer about the F/W 2010 collections featuring Billie Piper.

American photographer Paul Outerbridge (1896-1958) was prominent for his early use and experiments in color photography.

Although he was a fashion and commercial photographer, he is mostly known for his artistic nude photographs.

His vivid coloured erotic pictures were mostly fetish-themed and were considered as provocative, they were not accepted by public and could not be exhibited.

You can check more of his fabulous work here