“If you are a creative person, the urgency to create is already a pressure. And you live with that. You wake up in the morning with that pressure. You go to bed at night with that pressure. So, you don’t need to add pressure from people that might want to add pressure for the wrong reasons. When you are in a city were everybody pretends they can have an opinion without necessarily being creative, it can make you feel very vulnerable, and what you can absorb, in fact, contains a lot of useless messages. So the fact that I stepped away is very refreshing. I live out of my own vibe, whatever I want to do I do it and i’m much more clearer about where I want to go and what I want to do. Respecting my timing with my pace.”
A new exhibition & book by Brooklyn Beckham launches 29th June entitled ‘What I see’. The images give us an insight into Brooklyn’s daily life as a photographer, who recently shot the campaign for Burberry. The exhibition takes place at Christie’s until 7th July in collaboration with Polo Ralph Lauren and all proceeds from the exhibition will go to the Glenfell Tower victims.
Versace have revealed their Versus collaboration with Zayn Malik. The capsule collection for the diffusion line includes both men’s and women’s looks , embroidered leather jackets, bombers & graphic t-shirts. The collection comes off the back of Zayn & his girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s collaboration on the latest Versace ad campaign shot at the Los Angeles Chateau Marmont Hotel.
Berlin based Architect Francis Kere has designed this years Serpentine Pavillion at Kensington Park, London. Referencing his childhood in Burkina Faso, South Africa. The design echoes the form of a tree from his village and will be illuminated in the evenings. Open 23rd June – 8th October with a series of park nights taking place from 30th June
John Paul Pryor (web summit) – “Style over Fashion, Fashion over Style. What does Style mean to you?
Jefferson Hack – “That word style is so associated with the 80’s, its just panic when you hear that word. It is accosted with elitism, its accosted with anti-democratic values, its kind of a point of difference, its not inclusive, but actually if you really think about it style is key, it is key to all creative process. If you don’t have a style about the way you write, about the way you take photographs, about the way you design a product, if style isn’t intrinsic in your process it doesn’t have your mark. It won’t have your touch. It won’t have your point of view. And therefor it is just homogeneous. Without style you are bland. I think Bukowski put it really well in his poem ‘Style’ – ‘Style is everything. A fresh way to approach a dull and dangerous thing’. I take my cue from Charles Bukowski when it comes to style, more Charles Bukowski and less Tom Ford.
Italian brand Fiorucci is celebrating 50 years with a return to the iconic advertising of the 1970’s with Georgia May Jagger. Elio Fiorucci was at the forefront for creating one of the first ‘lifestyle’ brands, its New York store becoming known as the ‘Daytime Studio54’. The brand closed in 1986 but has since been revived by Janie & Stephen Schaffer and recently took over the 3rd floor at Selfridges with a pop-up shop.
Balenciaga’s Creative Director Demna Gvasalia has curated a series of events & exhibitions for the first floor of the iconic Parisian store to take place from June 19th to August 5th. They will be offering specially designed items & collectables as well as a series of art installations in collaboration with German – Norwegian artist Yngve Holen.