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designer, artist and researcher Elisa van Joolen

Elisa van Joolen combines design, art and research in her interdisciplinary practice. She approaches clothing design in a socially aware, eye-opening manner by introducing new strategies and interfering with current mode of production of fashion objects, meanings and value. Address contributor Beata Wilczek talks to Elisa about teaching and her ongoing project 11”x17”. …read more

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February books

Heike Jenss has edited a theoretical book that provides new perspectives on fashion research methods and practices with the particular focus on material culture and ethnographic approaches. Gender is on the agenda this month with Laura Horak’s Girls Will Be Boys that explores the history of cross-dressed women and lesbians in American cinema alongside Giorgio Armani’s Radical Gender book. Model agent Carol White’s autobiography will undoubtedly provide plenty of entertainment and insight into the modelling business …read more

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February exhibitions

February exhibitions are predominantly about fashion photography. British Vogue is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a major retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery with an array of work from seminal photographs such as Irving Penn and Cecil Beaton. Meanwhile photographers Saul Leiter and Hiro, both have been granted solo exhibitions with a particular attention to their work done in the 60’s and 70’s …read more

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Matthew Linde

As a hybrid entity situated somewhere between a retail and gallery space, Centre for Style presents creative work from a dedicated group of practitioners who tinker with our understandings of taste, luxury and beauty. Matthew Linde established Centre for Style in 2013 in Melbourne, Australia to create a space for community and experimentation in an otherwise exclusory and standardised fashion world. Emily McGuire caught up with Matthew to discuss his creative practice and the slippery relationship between art and fashion …read more

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January books

January recommendations are based on book about fashion image making, whether in form of documentary photography on and off catwalk, advertising, fashion illustration or editorial. The real stand-out of month is Fashion’s Front Line featuring Niall McInerney’s 80’s and 90’s fashion show photography from runway and backstage …read more

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January exhibitions

University affiliated galleries show their ability to be at the forefront of exhibiting fashion as London College of Fashion and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York mount imaginative shows this month that future clothing, photography and installations. Meanwhile, Triennale di Milano attempts to define vocabularies, narratives and biographies of Italian fashion with a new exhibition …read more

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‘Footprint – The Track of Shoes in Fashion’ exhibition

Based on the principle “anything can be a shoe”, ‘Footprint’, exhibition curated by shoe collectors Geert Bruloot and Eddy Michiels at MOMU in Antwerp shows the unbridled imagination and diversity of shoes in fashion. Address contributor Ezgi Toprak visited the exhibition …read more

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December books

Lush coffee table books about fashion and love, fashion and art as well as fashion and feathers are likely to dominate the Christmas wish list of everyone with a innate interest in style. Address compiles this holiday season’s must have fashion books …read more

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December exhibitions

Utopian Bodies: Fashion Looks Forward at Liljevalchs in Stockholm takes a positive view on imagining the future of fashion with imaginative curation. The Museum at Fashion Institute and Technology in New York explores the multifaceted history of denim and its relationship with high fashion from the 19th century to the present. Branded fashion displays continue to flourish, as Louis Vuitton hosts yet another showcase of money and power after its London exhibit earlier this autumn …read more

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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

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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

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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

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