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Hydra Beauté
How perfectly peachy. Get set, simply glow for it, by addressing the day-to-day stressors that hassle our faces with the sumptuous science of CHANEL Hydra Beauty. READ MORE
Essays Assembled Words
The Black Panther
Ten movies and two miniseries with themes of racial politics, social injustice and Black power to kickstart your Black history habit on-screen. READ MORE
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O Rio De Janeiro
Nature, organic shapes, geometric abstraction and Brazilian genius meet hot hot hot sunshine in the exuberantly Modernist urban design of Lucio Costa and Robert Burle Marx READ MORE
Essays Assembled Words
Compulsory Lessons
Get some clarity about the pervasiveness of racism in our collective thinking, as well as our institutions. We’re starting with this dynamic dozen. READ MORE
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1936: The Buenos Aires Affair
THE BUENOS AIRES AFFAIR: Could you be the most beautiful room in the world? Why Jean-Michel Frank’s interiors for the Kavanagh Building in Buenos Aires bring tears to the modernist aesthete’s eyes. READ MORE
Exuviae Beauty & Skin
Primavera, Spring Beauty
Cherry blossoms explode upon a deserted boulevard as tufts of green sheathe the trees to announce a brand new season, just like clockwork. READ MORE
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La Nouvelle Bourgeoise
Feline and fickle, she’s on the prowl—up and down the bougie boulevards and in and out of the boîtes de nuit. She playfully types Cinéma Gaumont, Champs Elysées, 1973 into her Uber’s destination box, but it protests with null results. Paris never really changes, and neither must you, Françoise. READ MORE
The Discerning Wo/man Menswear
Gangs of Seoul
Episodes of corruption and dark morality, starring hard-boiled mobsters straight outta Watanabe Katsumi’s records of lowlife Tokyo, or classic Hong Kong cop flicks of the 1980s. It’s the chaos of cool, as Seijun Suzuki evangelised. READ MORE
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Claroscuro
When darkside games meet classical purity, we’re betting on forbidden fruits for the win. Up the ante, play your ace and observe, come morning, that pearly beauty and perfection come hand in hand with corruption. READ MORE
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Blow Up
What do we Quant?The experimental shapes and hopeful colours of 1960s fashion! When do we Quant it? Now! Postwar yet pre-hippie, the radical elegance of miniskirted mods is a pendulum that just keeps swinging… READ MORE
Hero/Heroine Cover Story
Comme Un Garçon
You say Cary Grant, I say Fran Lebowitz. You say Arthur Miller, I say Inès de la Fressange. When boundaries between man and woman dissolve, the modern epicene flourishes. Binaries, opposites and a whole load of contradictions map out the wo/man. READ MORE
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La Pause
Theatrical fantasy and inimitable glamour are offset by blasé nonchalance, and the mood is louche. In an unexpected landscape backdropped by seas of dunes, the essence of an indefatigable iconoclast is restored sporting anything but neutral. READ MORE
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CIAK!
Filmed after World War II, Federico Fellini’s acclaimed satire, La Dolce Vita, hints at an exasperated offspring of repressed female expression. Her contemporary: all about contrasts—sharp and soft, playful but pragmatic, blasé and quick-witted at the same time. READ MORE
The Discerning Woman Fashion
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Less is more Shopping
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At home with Kinfolk
Kinfolk

This summer, lifestyle magazine Kinfolk heads to Seoul for a month-long exhibition celebrating the beauty of home. Featuring the work of French Modernist designers such as Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, At Home with Kinfolk looks at the multifaceted nature of the home as a place of sanctuary, of memory, and even of artistic expression.

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Bottega Veneta: Men
By Tyrone Lebon & Daniel Lee

In a short film featuring a panoply of artists from across the creative disciplines, Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee and London based filmmaker Tyrone Lebon have come together to reflect on the question: “What makes a man today?” The result is a tenderly captured meditation on the intersection between masculinity and fashion, with an emphasis on the importance of personal expression.

Love from Jacquemus
Jacquemus

Simon Porte Jacquemus followed up last year’s lavender-field phenomenon with another catwalk show that swiftly went viral. The L’Amour collection (dedicated to the hard-working Jacquemus team) was presented in front of 100 socially distanced guests, in a dreamy wheat field one hour from the centre of Paris. Models walked the 600m wooden runway wearing a romantic assemblage of soft whites, beiges, navy, greys and pastels, with details of Picasso motifs and structured cut-outs.

Prada’s multitudes
Prada

Prada focused on simplicity and longevity for its most uncomplicated collection yet, Multiple Views SS21, which used technological fabrics both to innovate everyday silhouettes and to simplify couture shapes. In a new, co-creative approach, five global style leaders and image-makers were asked to share their personal interpretations of Prada through individual films, giving various takes on the Prada man and woman.

Gucci’s end game
Gucci

In a 12-hour live stream from the Palazzo Sacchetti in Rome, Gucci takes us behind the scenes of their Epilogue collection. Epilogue marks the dénouement of creative director Alessandro Michele’s three-part “fairy tale”, described as a ‘trilogy of love’ – a radical break away from fashion’s traditional rules and a move towards a more liberated mode of creative production. Watch the on-site crew turning Michele’s vision into reality – a process that promises to be just as mesmerising as the final product.

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Dior’s Italian job
Dior

On 22 July, Dior will broadcast its 2021 Cruise show live and direct from Lecce’s resplendent Piazza del Duomo. The decision to host the show in the Puglia region, homeland of creative director Maria Grazie Chiuri, and one of the areas worst affected by the Covid-19 crisis, was a deliberate one to help promote economic regrowth and highlight the region’s tradition of fine craftsmanship.

Wednesday 22 July 2020
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Fall-Winter 2020/21 Haute Couture
CHANEL

CHANEL unveils the Fall-Winter 2020/21 Haute Couture collection by Virginie Viard, captured by Mikael Jansson at the Studio at 31 rue Cambon, Paris. Featuring models Adut Akech and Rianne Von Rompaey in some of the finest CHANEL jewels, the Fall-Winter 2020-21 collection radiates scintillating opulence and is said to be inspired by the eccentric ladies (‘a punk princess’ as Viard notes) that would accompany Karl Lagerfeld to ‘Le Palace’.

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Schama on Shakespeare
Intelligence Squared

In a panel hosted by broadcaster Razia Iqbal, prominent TV historian Simon Schama will be returning to some of his favourite passages from the dramatic works of William Shakespeare. In thinking about the Bard’s uniquely eternal power to move audiences, both to laughter and tears, Schama will be joined by actors David Harewood and Olivia Williams, who will be offering their own perspectives as performers of Shakespeare’s work.

 

 

Wednesday 8 July
General admission £9.99
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The best typography resources
Typewolf

Founder and designer Jeremiah Shoaf’s flair for fonts makes Typewolf one of the best resources on the web for typography research and inspiration. With monthly features such as Popular Things Identified Vol. 1, dissect some of pop culture’s best-loved typefaces, and find the perfect type combination using the Type Pairing lookbook.

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Peter Schuyff IRL
White Cube Gallery

After months of digital exhibitions and virtual art shows, some of our beloved art spaces are finally opening their doors to the public. Why not re-engage with physical art by immersing yourself in one of Peter Schuyff’s complex psychedelic abstractions at the White Cube gallery, Mason’s Yard. Curated by Katharine Kostyál, the exhibition includes a number of Schuyff’s most playful pieces, with a particular focus on the parallels between music and art.

Available until Saturday 8 August
Free admission; book your ticket here
More info at WhiteCube.com
White Cube, 25-26 Mason’s Yard, London, SW1Y 6BU

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July 20, 2020 Seoul, South Korea
At home with Kinfolk
Kinfolk

Home & interior—This summer, lifestyle magazine Kinfolk heads to Seoul for a month-long exhibition celebrating the beauty of home.

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Bottega Veneta: Men
By Tyrone Lebon & Daniel Lee

Fashion & style—Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee and London based filmmaker Tyrone Lebon have come together to reflect on the question: “What makes a man today?”

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Love from Jacquemus
Jacquemus

Fashion & style—Simon Porte Jacquemus followed up last year’s lavender-field phenomenon with another catwalk show that swiftly went viral.

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Online
Prada’s multitudes
Prada

Fashion & style—Prada focused on simplicity and longevity for its most uncomplicated collection yet, Multiple Views SS21.

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Online
Gucci’s end game
Gucci

Fashion & style—In a 12-hour live stream from the Palazzo Sacchetti in Rome, Gucci takes us behind the scenes of their Epilogue collection.

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July 22, 2020 Online
Dior’s Italian job
Dior

Fashion & style—On 22 July, Dior will broadcast its 2021 Cruise show live and direct from Lecce’s resplendent Piazza del Duomo.

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Online
Fall-Winter 2020/21 Haute Couture
CHANEL

Fashion & style—CHANEL unveils their Fall-Winter 2020/21 Haute Couture collection designed by Virginie Viard and captured by Mikael Jansson.

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July 8, 2020 Online
Schama on Shakespeare
Intelligence Squared

Literature—In a panel hosted by broadcaster Razia Iqbal, prominent TV historian Simon Schama will be returning to some of his favourite passages from the dramatic works of William Shakespeare.

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Online
The best typography resources
Typewolf

Art & design—Founder and designer Jeremiah Shoaf’s flair for fonts makes Typewolf one of the best resources on the web for typography research.

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London, England
Peter Schuyff IRL
White Cube Gallery

Art & design—After months of digital exhibitions and virtual art shows, some of our beloved art spaces are finally opening their doors to the public.

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