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Ways To Fall
The ground has dissolved beneath us and we’re left falling through the unknown. Here are five ways to fall. Steady now… READ MORE
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Hybrid Modernity
The Photo-Secessionists believed in photography as art. Reportage or documentary didn’t interest them. READ MORE
The Discerning Woman Fashion
The Ceremony
Tempo di ricominciare: The verve and charisma of Italian design keeps the rest of the world watching and waiting for more: more originality, daring and finesse. READ MORE
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Nombre Noir
The ultra-stylised, look-don’t-touch eroticism of Serge Lutens was a dominant theme in fashion and beauty throughout the 1980s and 1990s. READ MORE
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Détail
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
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Garden Of One’s Own
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Exuviae Beauty & Skin
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
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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
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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
Agenda Cultural calendar
Untold Stories Exhibition
Peter Lindbergh

Untold Stories offers an intimate look into renown photographer Peter Lindbergh’s life and work. Curated by Lindbergh himself, before his untimely death in 2019, the exhibition showcases over 150 images. They range from some of his most recognized images of Hollywood stars, to unpublished, more personal photographs. The show, held at a converted industrial space in the Galician city A Coruña, will stay open until the 28th February, 2022.

MUELLE DE LA BATERIA, S/N – CORUÑA, SPAIN
peterlindbergh-coruna.com
@peterlindbergh.coruna

The Vase Collaboration
Georg Jensen x Nendo

Georg Jensen joins forces with Oki Sato, the designer and owner of the Tokyo-based studio Nendo, to create a set of three sterling silver vases in time for the festive period. Crafted from expert silversmiths in Jensen’s home of Copenhagen, the vases marry the designers’ flair for modernism with inspirations derived from nature. Each design features sculptural silhouettes inspired by the shapes of trees.

Wonderland
Annie Leibovitz

Photographer Annie Leibovitz finishes off the year with ‘Wonderland,’ a new book published by Phaidon. To date, Leibovitz has been known for her portraiture, but this new tome spotlights her fashion photography, with an anthology of images shot for Vogue magazine. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” this book aims to bring together fantasy, irony, and a sense of curiosity.

Buy now
€79.95 | Phaidon
@AnnieLeibovitz

Celestial Snow Globe
Dior at The Claridge’s

Kim Jones, Dior’s artistic director for men’s wear is behind the 2021 Christmas tree design at London’s world-famous Claridge’s hotel. Named Celestial Snow Globe the tree is made using a white pleated fabric, recalling the Dior haute couture toiles. It’s lit up from inside using holographic projections featuring Dior emblems. The traditional star at the top is replaced by a bauble in the shape of Jones’ puppy, Cookie. “It’s a great honor for me to design the Christmas tree for Claridge’s and thus bring Dior, London and the Christmas spirit together in this iconic place,” says the designer.

Claridge’s
Brook Street
W1K 4HR, London

@claridgeshotel | @dior

Baby & Homeware Collections
Shrimps

Building on the success of its romantic knitwear for women, Shrimps introduces a new limited-edition homewear collection, featuring cozy winter essentials like knitted hot water bottles and blankets. At the same time Baby Shrimps is introduced, another limited-edition range of bonnets, cardigans and blankets for babies. Everything is made using the softest merino wool and the brand’s nostalgic crochet-knit technique.

Snow Capsule
Isabel Marant x Mytheresa

Isabel Marant debuts an exclusive “Snow” capsule for Munich-based retailer Mytheresa, marking the first time the Parisian designer dips her toes in ski wear. The 33-piece collection spans slope essentials such as ski pants and puffer jackets, as well as cozy knits and loungewear sets – all done in the brand’s signature neutral colour palette, with some splashes of metallics. A beige shearling vest and a statement pair of silver salopettes are among the highlights.

Jewellery Collection
By Malene Birger

Danish label By Malene Birger delves into jewellery for the first time, with a collection of classic, everyday pieces that capture its modernist spirit. The debut range consists of chunky hoops, bangles and sleek chokers – rendered in sterling silver and 14-carat plated gold. The aim for designer Maja Dixdotter is to offer a “clean contrast” to the cozy fabrics and layered looks the brand is known for. By Malene Birger’s jewellery collection will be available online and at the label’s physical stores on 18 November, 2021.

Available online and in stores from 18 November, 2021
Priced from €230 to €400
ByMalenebirger.com / @bymalenebirger

Magnetic by Jonas Nöel Niedermann
Tableau, Copenhagen

Swiss glass artist Jonas Nöel Niedermann debuts a pop-up space at Copenhagen concept store, florist and multi-disciplinary studio Tableau. The Swiss artist, known for his minimalist glass sculpture, will display his works at Tableau from November 4th-7th.

5-7 November, 2021
@tableau_cph
STORE KONGENSGADE 50
1264 KØBENHAVN K, Denmark
INFO@TABLEAU-CPH.COM

A New Way of Walking
Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik celebrates 50 years in business by opening up its archives for the first time with a new exhibition, designed by company CEO, Kristina Blahnik. The show, Manolo Blahnik: A New Way of Walking takes place across the virtual realm, compiled by Judith Clark in conjunction with Manolo Blahnik himself and the brand’s in house Archive team. Spanning five virtual rooms such as The Palette Room or The 70’s Room, the showcase displays never-before-seen sketches, photographs and clips of the brand’s notable friends, team, and some of the most lavish designs.

Launches on 18 November, 2021
manoloblahnik.com / @manoloblahnik

Pop-Up: Redchurch Street
Bottega Veneta

With little fanfare, Bottega Veneta opens doors to a new pop-up concept store in East London’s Redchurch Street. The Tea Building interiors receive a refresh by way of the brand’s signature electric blue shade from the Salon 02 collection, alongside an installation of a series of design pieces, all created in collaboration with artists. Spot foil-covered sofas and paper versions of its famous Lug boots by artist Daniel Gordon. Salon 02 collection is also available to shop in-store.

BOTTEGA VENETA REDCHURCH
Redchurch Street E2 7DD London
London, E2 7DD

bottegaveneta.com / more informaton here

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December 4, 2021 Spain, Europe
Untold Stories Exhibition
Peter Lindbergh

Photography—An intimate exhibition of Lidnbergh’s work held at the harbour area of A Coruña, Spain

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Copenhagen, Europe
The Vase Collaboration
Georg Jensen x Nendo

Home & interior—The Danish brand and Japanese design studio joined forces on a set of sterling silver vases

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Wonderland
Annie Leibovitz

Photography—Leibovitz releases a new book spotlighting her fashion photography

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London, England
Celestial Snow Globe
Dior at The Claridge’s

Art & design—Dior’s Kim Jones is designing the tree at the historic London hotel, Claridge’s

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Online
Baby & Homeware Collections
Shrimps

Home & interior—The British label introduces limited-edition collections of baby blankets and winter home essentials

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Online
Snow Capsule
Isabel Marant x Mytheresa

Fashion & style—Parisian label Isabel Marant debuts her first ski designs, exclusively for Mytheresa.com

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November 18, 2021 Copenhagen, Europe
Jewellery Collection
By Malene Birger

Fashion & style—By Malene Birger launches its first jewellery collection

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November 5, 2021 Copenhagen, Europe
Magnetic by Jonas Nöel Niedermann
Tableau, Copenhagen

Art & design—The Swiss artist joins forces with Tableau in Copenhagen on a pop-up exhibition

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November 18, 2021 Online
A New Way of Walking
Manolo Blahnik

Fashion & style—Manolo Blahnik debuts a virtual exhibition to celebrate its 50th anniversary

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London, England
Pop-Up: Redchurch Street
Bottega Veneta

Fashion & style—Bottega Veneta opens a pop-up store on East London’s trendy Redchurch Street

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