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The Shoreditch Fashion Show



The biannual Shoreditch Fashion show this year was hosted by Offbeat in association with Batiste, the UK’s No.1 dry shampoo brand. The night promised guests an élite sneak peek into the work of the UK’s up and coming designers, musicians and artists. Labelling it only as a fashion show would put your name in few folks’ most wanted list, as it was too, a festival exposing visionary and emerging art, experimental music acts, installations and pop ups. Not a mere catwalk, capish?



As me and my mate Gabriele were pretty busy getting flashed by immense amount of lights caused by iphonographers (later on I joined the army) inside the venue, more than few peeps were trying to get within the frames of real cameras and strike ‘the best angle’ poses with a diminutive pout every now and then. I would put a joke about fashion police and even drop A.C.A.B line in this sentence, but no one likes inadequate bastards, so I won’t. Speaking about the venue, choosing Oval Space was a very bright thing to do, as this crib has a kick-ass smoking area, huge-ass bar and this mighty boosh vibe attached to it that just salutes one’s alcohol consumption volumes.

Anyways, place got packed pretty soon and the chick crowd was a clear outcome of the promotion TSFS had done beforehand. Electrifying line-up of musicians, designers and artists definitely aided with that department and attracted few celebs and bloggers. Oliver Proudlock with his modelling girlfriend Grace McGovern, also famous folks like Emily Austen and Marie Claire Holthuizen were also there. But do well-known names guarantee successfulness of the night?

The Shoreditch Fashion Show, 2013, illustration, Illustrated moodboard, rosa crepax, carlotta crepax, CUT


Vince Kidd sure did. He certainly added a ‘wow’ factor and caused few week-knee incidents with his husky voice. This kid (excuse my lack of competence) and his strong performance at the show has won himself a position of a new voice crush, not the title one would trust, but still check this guy’s stuff here! I somehow managed to miss out Rufio Summers’ performance, but a safe source (I trust my friend’s taste) has put a word for him as an edgy musician with a voice capable of energising the crowd. Finally, Kill It Kid with their dirty blues and dark pop chick Lydia Baylis were a right-on-spot hand pick that gave a kinky atmosphere and kept everyone excited for the fashion show.


While I & my friend were chatting up few bloggers and photographers inside the press room, a hubbub has begun on the other side of the doors .When we got big news delivered – catwalk time- everyone went on a craze mode left their Batiste freebie bags full of hair products, cups full of alcohol and rushed out as it was the apocalypse itself coming. And here it goes… Models fiercely stormed in with Marcelo Yarussi’s daring designs, showcased Nicolas Wirth’s intriguing collection and became dreamingly pastel by Christina Tiran’s & Victoria Rowley’s effort. All-black and sharp Maria Zhminko was bravely aesthetical as was Rebecca Morter’s & Gemma Vanson’s celebration of revealed female body. Lastly, personally most anticipated Isabell Yalda Hellysaz flew all the way from Sweden and presented futuristic and masculine fashion sense of hers. Extra attention to details and alternative approach has already gained her a reputation within the industry and eminent face masks well-liked by Lady Gaga herself has rocked the catwalk.



Wimbledon’s BA Fine Art: Painting student SunYin Xiaowen’s sculpture grabbed my attention instantly. His abstract piece explored the complex dimension of traces and the resultant impact this has on our emotions, whether that be enjoyment or pain. Aphra Shezma’s interactive sculpture facilitated the connection people have with the world around them. While Linda Cieniawskwa explored the ties that exist between two people in relationship, Charlotte Osborne offered a new perspective on our own fragility and Gwenyth Fugard provoked boundaries. All of these fitted ‘’Through the dark, light shall appear’’ theme but I preferred the brighter side with an amazing display of animation work from Dom and Ink that allowed people to colour in and take the hip posters back home (I took quite a bunch). Lastly, on the playful horizon a pop-up salon by Bastille settled down and was prepared to save anyone from a bad hair day.

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The Show was supported by iconic industry heads including world-renowned fashion designer Julien Macdonald, top model agency NEVS models, and BoxPark, the world’s first pop-up mall. With further support from media partners such as Fashion TV, the global multimedia network leader in fashion and lifestyle content, Don’t Panic, Aesthetica Magazine & ArtLys. The night turned out into a trendy bazaar boasting of various goods and most certainly one hell of a party. Shoot out to everyone who contributed!

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Selling Sex // Show studio

‘Selling sex’ is a challenging, nevertheless philosophical heading of the exhibition by 25 women artists in SHOW STUDIO located at 1 – 9 Bruton Place, London. Installations and paintings display women’s perspective of another women, sex and nudity. Undoubtedly, pieces are more sensitive, vulnerable and erotic and more… leaving audience reading between the lines. However, the fact that the exhibition is being evaluated by a female herself might leave one tentative about whether I have the competency. And to plead guilty, I do possess petite, feminist-like vein. The fact that no men figure is found in the pieces leaves that modest blood vessel of mine’s pulsating. That’s a common sense, however, that woman vis`-a-vis´ a woman cannot embrace male counterparts in the picture. Can the situation be one of those so called ‘gender wars’? Even if the answer for the question is of a negative or positive manner, the fact that the artists created works to display inequality that still exists in the world of art is a piece of evidence.

To illustrate the situation utilizing figures that are trusted as facts become handy. Only 8% of the work exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art is created by female gender, Tate’s female holdings amount to an inadequate 15% and the main dessert is Louvre with no female artists in their collection of 35,000 artworks. With a feministic fashion female artists have started the conversation, not essentially the battle. That is clear.

The relationship with female protagonists and their objet d’art differs. For instance, Liz Cohen (‘BODY WORK Grinder’) took 12 pictures (something like a calendar for men) and posed in them herself with the car she brought back and reconstructed from America.

Cortney Andrews (‘Arms Bend’) takes pictures of a narrative that happens within her family or people close to her. However, bruised woman in the picture of hers leaves viewers questioning the cause of it. C. Andrews work sure is mystical…

Betony Vernon (‘Urn Anal dilation Diletto kit’) created a kit for pleasures that is aesthetically pleasant and not vulgar. ‘Something that women would like to play with.’ Well… that’s according to her, but let’s not quarrel about the taste shall we?

Atsuko Kudo’s handmade outfit called ’Armour for Prostitutes’ is made of materials that make individuals engage into symbolic linking. Focal fabric of the clothing is leather and according to the grapevine and by hook or by crook it very well reacts with the filthiness. Only this time, extraordinary, minute details grant princess-like sensation to the attire. This was achieved with nothing but a hard work, so no wonder that the designer have worked for Lady Gaga and other eminent figures.

This is just a small portion of the amazing works that women have done. Definitely, exhibition caused some commotion, since there are eminent people involved in it, like Victoria Secret’s model in the visual installation, Atsuko Kudo and many other celebrated figures. Overall, the exhibition is not about picking the fronts or starting wars, it is about woman taking action and highlighting existing issues.