Interview with Johny Dar

Johny Dar approaches his artistic practice from an innovative angle, painting directly onto his models’ bodies. Dedicated to pushing boundaries, he works across fashion, installations, multimedia and events.

Interview with Lizzie Cawthray, Director of Needle

Lizzie Cawthray is challenging the outdated notions of knitwear with her fresh, stylish and playful company, Needle. After working as the knitwear product developer at LK Bennet, Cawthray decided to focus her attentions on the versatile material.

Made in Mexico, Fashion and Textile Museum, London

The Fashion and Textile Museum has recently opened its new exhibition Made in Mexico. Curator and artist Hilary Simon has sought to explore and reveal elements of the narrative of Mexico’s history.

Interview: Anya Oderyakova & Olya Korsun, Directors of Synesthesia

Synesthesia is a combination of digital innovation and timeless fashion. Teaming up with Fred Perry for the SS14 campaign, the website is an exploration of synesthesia, when one sensory response induces a sensation in another.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Announces £5,000 Award

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to wider audiences and further their involvement in the international art world.

Free Range 2014, The Old Truman Brewery, London

The creative hub of East London, the Old Truman Brewery arts and media quarter on Brick Lane, plays host once again to Europe’s largest graduate art, design and fashion show, Free Range.

10 Degree Shows To See

Degree Show season is upon us once more and art students across the UK are in the process of preparing their final projects for examination. The concluding shows offer audiences an insight into new talents at work in the art industry.

Interview with Priory of Ten Director, Mei Liu

Mei Liu is the Design Director of fashion house Priory of Ten. Born in Northern China, Liu has lived in Canada and the USA. Priory of Ten was formed in 2012 and aims to produce quality pieces exuding harmony and balance.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Continues for One More Month

Today there is one month left to visit the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition at York St Mary’s. The show represents the breadth and quality of work being produced today in the UK and internationally.

Araki by Araki, Taschen

Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940) has spent the entirety of his life capturing the female form. With his wife as his central muse, the artist has shot over 250 books of women, flowers and city landscapes.

Interview with Fashion Designer Karen Mabon

Karen Mabon’s designs are beautiful, bold and brash. All hand-illustrated, her scarves combine drawing with playful aesthetics. With designs that cover everything from a British garden to a stationary cupboard, Mabon transforms everyday clothing into works of art.

Interview with Fashion Designer Isabel Wong

Bringing together simplicity, contemporary design and experimental form, Isabel Wong is a luxury womenswear designer based in London. Interested in translating conceptualism into wearable products, Wong is often inspired by paradox and enigma.

NOISE Festival Open for Entries

NOISE Festival is now open for entries. The award-winning national arts charity has announced an outstanding line up of Curators to handpick online entries for the 2014 event, including fashion designer Giles Deacon and many more.

Interview with Fashion Photographer and Filmmaker Kourtney Roy

Kourtney Roy’s striking fashion photography is currently on the cover of Aesthetica. Roy began her career with the intention of becoming a painter. However, after taking a photography course she quickly found a passion for this art form.

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith, Design Museum

Newly extended due to popular demand is Hello, My Name is Paul Smith at London’s Design Museum, that will run until 22 June. Looking at the work of this British Designer, the exhibition highlights an impressive selection of work.

International Festival of Fashion & Photography – Hyères

The International Festival of Fashion & Photography – Hyères returns 25 – 28 April. Conceived by director Jean-Pierre Blanc back in 1985, the event combines fashion and photography competitions.

OBEY Collaborates with Artist Deedee Cheriel

Nalini “Deedee” Cheriel, has teamed up with OBEY clothing to produce a unique fashion collection. The artist started out creating record covers and T-shirts for the Oregon music scene in the 1990s.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 at the V&A, London

Stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor became style ambassadors for Italian fashion in the 1950s and 1960s and this exhibition from the V&A aims to trace the history of Italian Glamour.

Vee Speers: Bordello, The Little Black Gallery

Shot on location in Paris, Vee Speers’ work is set against the backdrop of bordellos, where the lavish interiors have been preserved. Her images provide an exploration of the female form.

Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days, London Fashion Week

Showcasing an international comprehension of design, Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days were back this season to celebrate their second year at London Fashion Week.