Christopher Raeburn, out of many London-based designers, is one of those who creates clothes that makes you feel good about buying them. They’re well-made and practical. He uses British or recycled fabrics and produces locally, which makes the whole process ethical, regardless of the intention.
Earlier this month, he presented a capsule collection created for Victorinox during New York Fashion Week.
For this London Fashion Week, the designer unveiled his 2011 A/W collection at the disused Aldwych tube station.
This is an interesting clip from the previous season.
Wolfgang Tillmans is a German photographer and artist who has started out in the early 90’s working closely with magazine such as i-D and Interview on editorials that featured young people within his social community. Soon the magazines started becoming more and more commercial and naturally the freedom for creativity diminished. His work then moved onto various other subjects that involved documenting process. Tillmans has received the Turner Prize in 2000 and lives and works between London and Berlin.
Wolfgang Tillmans at Royal Academy Schools Annual Lecture on 22 February 2011
These small lovely watercolour paintings are by an 11-year-old boy who lives in France. From time to time, he sends them with sweet messages written on the back of the cards to his elderly friends who live in London’s Notting Hill. The one on the left is Chavez and his cat on the right.
I very much enjoy finding and going to stores with history. Some things naturally change as time passes but often you can still feel the enthusiasm of the people who are running the shop over the period. W. Martyn in London’s Muswell Hill is one of those places. Not so easy to get by tube, this traditional store has been providing the lucky locals with own-branded tea and coffee as well as carefully selected gourmet foods.