March books

The Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan looks back at a fashion show staged at Versailles in 1973 that marked a turning point in the history of fashion. Author and journalist Iain R. Webb brings attention to the art of show invites by exhibiting a collection of 300 invitations that span the past four decades. Fashion historian Amber Jane Butchart charts the rise of the nautical influence on fashion. These are our book recommendations for March. …read more

March exhibitions

Numerous exhibitions dedicated to the work of late fashion designer Alexander McQueen will open in London this month. New York is spoilt for choice as style icons Lauren Bacall and Bjork both have exhibits dedicated to their style and art whilst Richard Prince’s has his fashion series on display. Jeanne Lanvin exhibit in Paris and Dries van Noten exhibit in Antwerp both bring attention to these contrasting designers work. …read more

February books

Address compiles a monthly list of new noteworthy fashion titles. Two books about Alexander McQueen have been published to coincide the V&A exhibition starting next month whilst history of Tartan, fabric often used by McQueen, also gets much needed attention. Iconic women and menswear illustration are also on the agenda this February. …read more

February exhibitions

Every month, Address lists the most important fashion exhibitions across the globe. This month, you should consider visiting fashion designer Bernhard Willhem’s fashion installation in Los Angeles, see 3000 buttons on display at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and pop in to view fashion designer Gareth Pugh’s 10th anniversary exhibition in London. …read more

Address roundtable: Design 2.0

Consumers are more sophisticated in their buying decisions and the landscape of fashion is rapidly changing with new demands around ethics, sustainability, function and communication of clothing: the state of design is in flux. In conjunction with SEEK spring/summer 2015 show, Address – journal for fashion criticism brought together a roundtable discussion to unravel the topic in more detail. …read more

‘Cindy Sherman: Untitled Horrors’ exhibition

Identity, (gender) roles and physicality have been at the forefront of American artist Cindy Sherman’s work. Using mostly herself as a model, Sherman explores these ideas whilst stylistically referencing techniques and forms of advertising, cinema and classical painting. A new exhibition highlights her role as leading exponents of staged photography and reminds us of her close links with fashion. …read more

‘Made in Mexico’ exhibition

Fashion has for long been dominated by west-centric canons and its distribution, particularly when it comes to academic texts, relied on the English language. An exhibition, due to open later this week and an academic journal published last month, aim to widen the international perspective on fashion. …read more

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