Interview: Artist Johny Dar

Rankin, Johny Dar and model Tuuli Shipster, have teamed up to produce the stunning calendar. Inspired by the artist’s series, DAR the BOOK, Dar hand-painted his designs directly onto Tuuli’s body.

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You can now read Aesthetica Magazine wherever you are with our new digital subscriptions accessible via iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Aesthetica brings you the latest news in contemporary art.

Review: Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin Fashion Week showcased some of the biggest competitors in the casual streetwear market and drew a sharp contrast with the trends appearing at high-end presentations such as Premium and Bread & Butter.

Bread & Butter, Berlin Fashion Week

The Bread & Butter trade show demonstrates the importance of the craft behind the garment. An emphasis on quality, bespoke tailoring was apparent even within visual merchandising.

Berlin Fashion Week: Capsule Trade Show Review

Entering the Capsule trade show at Berlin Fashion Week was like entering the height of shabby-chic. Minimal metal bars displaying clothes stood alongside bare wooden crates, industrial concrete flooring and original brick walls.

Review: Alaïa, Palais Galliera / Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

Celebrating the reopening of the Palais Galliera, the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris presents a retrospective of fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa, uniting his most outstanding creations.

Artangel Open 2014 Deadline

Artangel Open is inviting artists working in all media across the UK to submit bold, site-specific proposals that will transform and enrich the UK’s cultural landscape. Championing innovation and creativity is at the heart of this project.

Art Basel Miami Beach Day Two

The second day of Art Basel Miami Beach is upon us and there are still hundreds of galleries to check out. Participants from Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa make up the impressive list of exhibitors at this year’s event.

Review of Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! at Somerset House, London

Exhibitions at Somerset House are always an event, vibrant and full of personality; Fashion Galore! continues along this thread, portraying the life of model, muse, designer and stylist Isabella Blow.

Miles Aldridge at the launch of the House of Peroni, London

House of Peroni, London, opens its doors to celebrate Italian style and creativity with Miles Aldridge. Fashion photographer, Aldridge, is inspired by Fellini’s era-defining film, 8 1/2.

Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion, The Peabody Essex Museum

Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion, is an exhibition of nearly 100 dresses, skirts, gowns and suits that celebrate the innovation of Japanese fashion designers.

Interview with Madelief Hohé, Curator of The Chanel Legend

The designs of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel have influenced and inspired designers for decades. The Chanel Legend at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag explores the company and its creative directors.

Interview with Rufio Summers, The Shoreditch Fashion Show

The Shoreditch Fashion Show returns again this autumn. Running on 12 October, the show follows the success of the first in April. Hosted by OffBeat, the event includes a dynamic guest programme.

Bora Aksu Spring/Summer 2014 Catwalk, Somerset House, London

Born and raised in the Aegean town of İzmir, Turkey, Bora Aksu trained at the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design and this year celebrated his 10th edition at London Fashion Week.

Body/Head, MCA Chicago

The co-founder and bassist of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) to perform as Body/Head, a project with free-noise guitarist Bill Nace.

Formento+Formento: Circumstance

This September Formento+Formento celebrates the launch of a new artbook, Circumstance. The book will be released by YellowKorner internationally and will shortly arrive in the UK and France.

Interview with Luciano Benetton, on their new collection – Imago Mundi

Iconic clothing brand founder Luciano Benetton has extended his passion for entrepreneurial and inclusive fashion into an arena that his family’s foundation is newly colonising: Living Art History.

Review of Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Coming into Fashion – a unique glimpse into the most sparkling and striking of images from the international Condé Nast archives- is both a history lesson in glamour and an ode to photography.

A Journey Through London’s Subculture: 1980s to Now

A Journey Through London’s Subculture at the Old Selfridges Hotel is part of the ICA’s Off-Site. The exhibition illustrates a perceived thread of creativity between the post-punk era and the present day.

Miles Aldridge: SHORT BREATHS at Brancolini Grimaldi, London

SHORT BREATHS is Brancolini Grimaldi’s first exhibition of work by Miles Aldridge to coincide with his major retrospective at Somerset House, I Only Want You to Love Me, (10 July until 29 September).