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.

6 To See This Bank Holiday Weekend

The Bank Holiday is a great time to explore new exhibitions. From Amsterdam to New York we uncover the best in contemporary art in international galleries across a variety of practices.

Louis Vuitton Unveils Stéphane Couturier’s First Solo Exhibition: Mutation in Hong Kong

Louis Vuitton unveiled today Stéphane Couturier’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong: Mutation at Espace Louis Vuitton Hong Kong opening to the public tomorrow, Thursday 21 March.

Interview with Fashion Designer, Peter Jensen

Peter Jensen has made the innovative decision to debut his Spring/Summer’13 collection for the first time in Britain at The Hepworth. Jensen uses the artist as a starting point for his newest designs.

Arrrgh! Monsters in Fashion at Gaite Lyrique, Paris

Lady Gaga famously refers to her followers as “little monsters”, presumably hoping by this to encourage them to reclaim the darker elements of their psyches and feel more comfortable in themselves.

Interview: Designer, Osman

Osman will spend 2013 experimenting with the space at his new atelier by inviting a variety of London’s cutting-edge artists and designers. Aesthetica speaks to him about his design process.

Linder: Femme/Objet, Paris

Four decades worth of punk feminist work are presented in Linder Sterling’s Paris retrospective. Photography, collage, music and video works have been assembled under the title Femme/Objet.

Studio XO on

Studio XO is a revolutionary fashion label that pushes the boundaries between science and couture. Having designed for the likes of Lady Gaga, Studio XO experiment with wearable tech.

Paolo Coppolella Presents .ZERO S/S 2013 Collection Editorial with Simone Giara & Marta Modena

Paolo Coppolella presents an editorial in collaboration with artistic duo Simone Giara & Marta Modena. His .ZERO S/S 2013 Collection was presented at the Ningbo International Fashion Fair.