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).

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

The great American photographer Edward Steichen took what were probably the first fashion photographs in 1911. Since then it has become a unique platform for commerce and creativity.

Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s, V&A

The information available for the V&A’s latest exhibition, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s instantly inspires thoughts of the 2003 film Party Monster. Curated by Claire Wilcox.

Edinburgh Art Festival

The Edinburgh Art Festival returns to Scotland from 1 August, immersing the city in cultural explorations of art. Running until 1 September, the festival features no less than 50 exhibitions.

Review of PUNK: Chaos to Couture at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

PUNK: Chaos to Couture, at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, nods to the birthplaces of punk before progressing through a series of four Do-it-yourself themes of punk fashion.

Interview: Artist & Creator of Playlust, Play Hunter

Born and bred in Zurich, Play Hunter is an artist, author and creative entrepreneur. Studying Fine Arts at Saint Martins College of Art, London, Hunter set up her website Playlust back in 2007.

10 To See: Degree Shows

At Aesthetica we like to keep an eye on emerging artists, and one of the best ways to do that is to take note of the numerous degree shows open this summer. Here are our 10 favourite shows to see.

Daniele Tamagni: Global Style Battles, London

Daniele Tamagni, comes to ArtEco to exhibit a collection of works from 2007. Global Style Battles is a diverse selection of images, celebrating music and fashion in a colourful display of photographic skill.

Miles Aldridge’s Carousel

Filmmaker turned fashion designer and photographer Miles Aldridge has delivered seductive sirens silk-screened in an electrifying palette to the forefront of the fashion world for 15 years.

Palace Art and Craft Fair, Fulham Palace, London

The Palace Art and Craft Fair returns to London. Organised by the team behind Brighton Art Fair, MADE LONDON and MADE BRIGHTON showcases fresh work in the fields of art, craft and design.

Tate Liverpool is 25

Since 1988, Tate Liverpool has been the home of key art works and attracted 15 million visitors. The gallery has become the most visited venue for modern and contemporary art outside of London.

PUNK: Chaos to Couture, New York

The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens PUNK: Chaos to Couture. Through a dynamic collection of works, the show explores punk’s influence on high fashion.

Claire Aho: Studio Works, The Photographers’ Gallery

Claire Aho has produced a prolific output, covering editorial, advertising, fashion photography and reportage. From this body of work the selection of photographs exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery were taken between 1950 and the 1960s.

Review of Bowie Is, London

David Bowie Is at the V&A, London, tracks Bowie’s career and life through a dazzling array of costumes, props, letters, and videos. Until 11 August.

Mulberry Opens Their First Store in Berlin

British luxury brand Mulberry has opened its first store in Berlin on prestigious street, Kurfürstendamm. This new store continues the brand’s expansion into major European cities.

Patternity: Pattern Power/Superstripe, London

Patternity presents Pattern Power/ Superstripe at the London Newcastle Project Space from 6 April. The exhibition opens a series of events that explore the powerful presence of pattern.

POP! Design Culture Fashion, The Civic, Barnsley

Pop! Design Culture Fashion at The Civic celebrates poodle skirts, rockers, Mods, kitsch glamour and 1970s retro. The show uncovers a time when music, art and fashion blurred the boundaries of style.