There was plenty of fresh air coming out of the Milan Spring 2016 men’s shows last month, as can be seen in our ten favorite collections here, selected by our fashion director Alastair McKimm. > Read More
As always, the Spring 2016 shows at London Collections Men proved that there is no lack of creative energy or diversity in the British capital. Several designers worked with vibrant prints and surprising silhouettes, while others turned to the endlessly renewing youth culture of the city itself. > Read More
In the past few years as a culture writer in New York, the most frequently asked question I get is ‘Where should I go for drinks?’ Between post-grads looking to be ‘in the know’ to artists who need that perfect spot to woo their new muse, fine drinking in New York can seem a hidden secret, a mystery understood only by a select few. But gone are the days of speakeasies—not just the hidden watering holes that gave Twenties New York an extra dose of spirit, but the ‘hidden’ bars of the late aughts that had such a surge in popularity (thank you Yelp!) that a new one popped up every other month, and the secret was out. So what do I tell them? Where’s the ‘it’ spot, the place that’s lassoed the with-it herd, the boîte where drinks are not merely poured, but crafted? Lately that answer has become much, much easier.
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A lot can happen in only twelve months. Just ask Craig Green, the young menswear designer who went from his first solo show last June to becoming a finalist for the LVMH Prize and landing his designs in the final room at the Costume Institute’s current “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition to another lauded runway outing during the recent Spring 2016 shows in London. “I think I’ve aged about ten years in one year,” he laughs.
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“Love architecture for its silence,” Gio Ponti once wrote, “its secret and powerful song.” One of the German photographer Candida Höfer’s greatest talents is her ability to amplify the whisper-quiet melodies of great buildings, especially grand European spaces both past and present. In a new exhibition at Sean Kelly, entitled “From Düsseldorf,” Höfer trains her experienced eye on some of the most iconic buildings of the city where she received her first photographic training.
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