Friday 13th, a date filled with suspicion – for good reason – today began with a malfunctioning London Fashion Week site (for all of about ten minutes); not quite how the British Fashion Council would have pictured the start of the Spring Summer season, we’re sure.
Amidst the shows there’s news to be heard, as today sees the launch of a new exhibition from The ICA (off site), plus J.W. Anderson rumours and a look at the new Topshop space.
Taking place at The Old Selfridges Hotel, ‘A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now’ runs for six weeks and promises to be a show your peepers won’t want to miss, looking to distinguish a link between today’s creative scenes and those of yesteryear.
With contributions from figures such as Charlie Porter, Giles Deacon, Gilbert & George and Vogue Fabrics Nightclub, the exhibit holds artwork and installations, while a series of talks and events will simultaneously occupy the space; Nick Knight’s Show Studio is the first in tomorrow, discussing trends.
Passing gossip at this point, but all news must start somewhere right? J.W. Anderson has this week been linked with LVMH, the luxury powerhouse that counts Celine, Marc Jacobs and Kenzo amongst its subsidiaries.
The talks – unconfirmed at this point – would potentially lead to huge investment in the London based label, and has been likened to Kering’s acquiring of Christopher Kane’s label earlier this year.
And lastly, earlier this week the new Topshop LFW show space was revealed. Designed by Swedish architect Pernilla Ohrstedt and located in Regents Park, the structure is a strong departure from AW13’s Tanks space at the Tate Modern.
Debuting collections from Unique, Meadham Kirchhoff and Fashion East, the new space sees the outside brought in, with real grass visible underfoot.