fashion curator, critic and educator Maria Luisa Frisa

Despite often working on historical fashion exhibitions, Maria Luisa Frisa is more interested in the present. An intellectual force in the Italian fashion system, Frisa has made a significant contribution to the practice of curation, fashion education and the way in which we understand Italian fashion. Address contributor Daniela Amolini interviewed Friza …read more


November books

November books examine the relationship between self and dress. ‘The First Book of Fashion’ reveals the importance of Renaissance clothing to the aesthetics and every day culture of the period as captured by Matthäus Schwarz and his son Veit Konrad. ‘Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet’ explores the phenomenal rise of elite Asian bloggers who have made a career of posting photographs of themselves wearing clothes on the Internet. ‘Impossible Wardrobes’ documents three groundbreaking exhibitions by Olivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton about past and present of fashion …read more


November exhibitions

This month is all about incredible women as French Belle Époque Countess Greffulhe, fashion icon and designer Countess Jacqueline de Ribes and late nineteenth century British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron all have exhibitions dedicated for them. …read more


October books

A variety of fascinating books will be published this month with topics ranging from personal stories about hair, exploration of the history of British couture and a visual journey through global street style. The stand out books this month are journalist Amy Odell’s first person account of the workings of the fashion industry titled Tales from the Back Row and fashion scholar Alison Matthews David’s book Fashion Victims, on the lethal history of fashion and clothing …read more


October exhibitions

Irving Penn, Karl Lagerfeld and Lee Miller, all known for their strong body of black and white photography covering fashion, reportage and portraiture, have exhibition dedicated to their work opening this month. Notorious multi-tasker, Karl Lagerfeld is also staging an exhibition about Chanel in London’s Saatchi Gallery. Liberty of London celebrates its 140th university with a display of objects ranging from garments, textiles and objects at the Fashion and Textile Museum. These are the exhibitions opening this October …read more


Eckhaus Latta s/s 2016 – Look 26

New York based design duo Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta are challenging traditional notions of design by privileging materiality over aesthetics. Address resident fashion critic Jacob Rosengren attempts to unpack the significance of this changing approach to thinking about garments …read more


artist Yolanda Domínguez

As a visual artist, Yolanda Domínguez’ creative practice routinely subverts the numbing effects of fashion’s charms as a means to agitate social change. With a penchant for performance work, Yolanda often uses public space to create scenarios that enable viewers (and consumers) to question the fashion world’s complicity with oppressive gender norms, exploitation, and conspicuous consumption …read more


September books

Chris von Wangenheim’s glamorous photographs taken in the 70’s, capturing a sense of style and excess of the era, have been brought together in to a book for the first time. The timing couldn’t be more perfect as fashion is currently heavily referencing the decade manifesting in reference points that can be traced back to Yves Saint Laurent, Halston and the infamous Studio 54. Titled Gloss, this is just one of books on the Address recommendation list this month …read more


September exhibitions

It is definitely a moment for footwear exhibitions: two new displays are opening this month – one in Antwerp, one in Palm Springs – joining another three that are already running in London. In New York, a selection of dazzling outfits and pop photography illustrate the sartorial self-expression of Susanne Bartsch as part of an exhibition about this colourful performer’s portfolio of work. These are just few of the fashion exhibits opening this September …read more


fashion scholar Jennifer Craik

Fashion scholars play a key role in unpacking and shaping the way in which we understand fashion. As well as finding out about the people behind the books, thoughts and theories, in this new series, Address asks academics about their views on fashion educations, research and the industry as a whole. For this first interview, Address contributor Emily McGuire went to meet fashion scholar Jennifer Craik …read more


August books

Three fantastic photographic books, covering celebrity, fashion and documentary past and present, are released this month. Originating in 1959, Philippe Halsman’s seminal Jump book is republished again and Cecil Beaton’s rich photographic legacy is captured in Beaton: Photographs. Viviane Sassen explores shadows in her trademark saturated style that combines fashion and art. …read more


August exhibitions

August is a quiet month for exhibition openings however, there are few that we would recommend for you to see. A showcase of Azzedine Alaïa’s dresses displayed amongst classical sculptures at Galleria Borghese in Rome is definitely worth a visit if you happen to be holidaying in Italy. Other highlights include an exhibition exploring the history of sneakers in Brooklyn, New York and French photographer Valérie Belin’s retrospective at Centre Pompidou in Paris …read more

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