SHOWstudio’s shop has opened a new exhibition, To Bed. Sleep often serves as a subject in art, affording artists with material and metaphors for work. Remember when The Tate held a mass sleepover in 2007 that coincided with a 19-hour screening of Andy Warhol’s Sleep? And what of John and Yoko’s week-long “bed-in” for peace. To Bed is a little more intimate, showing personal and vulnerable states of sleep. From Corinne Day’s photographic diary of her own hospitalisation in 1996, to Maiko Takeda’s sculpture that outlines the soft curves of a woman in bed, To Bed is devoted to the space of sleep. It’s voyeurism sans the usual titillation that comes with peeking through the bedroom window.
So, yes, it's the start of a new year and we're raging towards a new fashion season. Paris mens first up in a few weeks. Followed by Copenhagen, Stockholm, New York, da-da,da-da, da-da. You know the routine.
NewGen sponsorship, the amazing, often life-changing initiative that helps to develop designers into commercial successes, was announced this week, which means it must be near the time when we're all back on that catwalk merry-go-round they call Fashion Week. No surprises to some of the list, like Louise Gray and Mary Katrantzou, but there are a few relatively new designers we're going to keep our peeps on come February.
Post-EK Jam Factory party we ventured south of the city to catch one of our favourite bands in concert. Autolux played a surprise show in Beta bar, a pokey little by-the-way venue hidden next to one of Copenhagen's bigger music venues, Amager Bio. For those planning a Copenhagen sojourn, Beta bar is a must if you love your live music. Seriously, it's like hanging out in your mate's garage only there's a legitimately cool band playing and Jægermeister shots are 10kr.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
The big news to travel around the Paris showrooms during Mens Fashion Week was the collaborative effort between Adam Kimmel and Carhartt. A new year announcement, it seems to be the must-have collection for next winter according to the gospel of some of boutique buyers. While little detail has emerged by way of collection images, if you’re up-to-date with the blogs this new designer/heritage brand association will be a cross between Kimmel’s own Americana and the workwear style that Carhatt is champion of. Kimmel must already be feeling the Carhartt effect, given his recent Winter 2011 presentation clearly erred on the side of tough guy. Rugged denim, motorcyle leathers and apache style detail, it’s all very masculine and a change to his habitual collections of grandpa style dressing for the wilderness. Perhaps that will make it a good match, though we can only guess until May when it makes its retail debut.
Whenever the end of year draws near, news sites feel the need to do the obligatory "top ten (insert_movies/songs/fashion faux pas/etc_here) of 2010" or a montage of clips that sum up "the year that was"*.
Weekday are at it again. Not content to wrest on their collaborative laurels, the Swedish chain store, synonymous with fashion at an affordable price, have launched an exclusive collaboration with print pioneers Eley Kishimoto. Just in time for some convenient Christmas spending.