Studio Private shows the hidden world behind iconic fashion images

Behind the scenes of fashion is where you will find a vast amount of professions that aren’t as in your face as being a...

Mimma Viglezio: “You can do it; you can change the system.”

The industry’s big fashion houses have seen many changes in creative directorship over the past few months – and the world of publishing hasn’t...

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By Eilidh Duffy -- Earlier this year, the Institute of Contemporary Arts hosted a Friday Salon called Creative vs Commercial, where photographers were urged...

Heikki Salonen: the protege of Renzo Rosso restarts his brand and...

WORDS BY JULIA VAN IJKEN -- It’s a cold Autumn Friday and Frieze London is coming to an end. While designer and artist Alice Waese...

Meet one of the most passionate leather artisans in the industry

There are people in this world who live so passionately for their craft it’s humbling. Simone Cecchetto is one of those: a Rome-based leather...

Billy Al Bengston, the 81-year old Muse of Hedi Slimane

It’s been quite the typical British Summer here in London this year come rain or shine, but over in California Billy Al Bengston has no doubt been enjoying the loyal rays of the Sunshine State; he’s even been spending time in the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Al Bengston’s work, both painting and sculpture, is known for its vibrancy. He had his very first solo exhibition in 1958 and continues to work as a successful artist today, residing in his Californian home in Venice, Los Angeles. His work infuses themes ranging from motorcycle imagery to the vivaciousness of the West Coast Pop Scene. We're curious to find the root of his creativity: in which manner did he realise that he had an artistic streak? Was it a case of trying, or rather an exceptionally convenient discovery? Al Bengston reveals to us that he knew his calling by the age of eighteen, and that “in those days it was a passion and not a career.”

Jill Furmanovksy: Capturing the gods of the music industry

The rock and roll era has pretty much ended, according to Jill Furmanovsky, founder of the biggest online database of music photography: Rock Archive....

Nina Donis explains The Rules of Russian Fashion

Russia is not particularly famous for its fashion industry. As designer duo Nina Neretina and Donis Pouppis from the label Nina Donis argue: that’s...

Reading List: Paul Lawrence of November Books

Instagram – it has singlehandedly revolutionised the way in which fashion is communicated (even more so than Facebook dare I say): documenting up-to-the-minute product...

Hostem: the department store that never puts precious product on sale

Hostem is a ‘department store’ like no other. Firstly, its founder James Brown, who is not a 70s funk singer, was a professional football...

A monochrome life: Eugene Rabkin, Founder of StyleZeitgeist

Eugene Rabkin is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of StyleZeitgeist: a forum-eventually-turned-magazine that offers a place for intellectual discussion on avant-garde, slightly obscure, and unknown...

A.F. Vandevorst on why you should take investors as a young...

Whenever young designers expect world fame after their brand has received good press for its first two seasons, it’s always good to keep in...