This year has given us a pandemic that almost crippled economies and threatened our outside fun activities all summer long. But fashion helped many of us through the spring and summer, and luxury designer swimwear was no exception. Here are some of the trends we noticed this year.
Flipping through old fashion magazines, you must have spotted the leading ladies of style flaunting luminescent gems. You may have seen them sparkle on their ears or lay as a perfectly elegant string along their necks. Yes, pearls are the truest form of elegance and sophistication that have, over the years, maintained their status symbol of being the ultimate accessory.
REAL FEELINGS Emotion and Technology – An International Group Show at House of Electronic Arts Basel (HeK)
Works by 20 artists are presented in the show, ranging from artificial intelligence, interactive installations, robotics and biometrics to gaming, video installations, virtual reality and photography.
Vaping has become the choice for many people who wish to use cannabis for recreational purposes where it is legal, and for good reasons. It’s easy, it’s affordable and it’s socially acceptable, and comes with none of the dangers associated with regular smoking.
The types of attires that Robert De Niro wore as Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein in Casino got people talking. The expensive timepieces and the weirdly sewn clothes – something many people attribute to the fashion of the 1970s which is against the tenets of modern fashion.
American painter Eric Fischl’s new show at Skarstedt (‘Figures’ to 9 April) presents, approximately life-sized, people on the beach. They come from Fischl’s own photographs of characters and poses which interest him – ‘I can’t tell people what I want’
The art of luxury watchmaking has been written about time and time again. The craftsmanship that goes into making a high-end Rolex or Omega is outstanding. But today we want to get more specific and highlight some moments when art truly meets with horology and the results.
Salvage Rhythms is a piece about becoming. Devised by Sam Williams as part of his ongoing project Latent Commons, this performance work was presented at Somerset House AGM, alongside a live sound score in collaboration with the musician Roly Porter.
‘Trophy’a two-person exhibition exploring the purpose of the trophy, its associations and narratives.
Sim Smith is to present, ‘Trophy’a two-person exhibition exploring the purpose of the trophy, its associations and narratives. From the celebratory to the unassuming, this exhibition surveys its various guises, through fascination and fantasy.
Gagosian is to present new works by designer Marc Newson. This will be Newson’s first exhibition of limited-edition furniture pieces in more than a decade.
Fresh from his performance at the 2018 World Cup closing ceremony with his hit track ‘Live It Up’ (featuring Will Smith and Era Istrefi), Nicky Jam has just inked a deal with Hublot to become the very first Latin musician to represent the company.
In 2016 world-renowned curator Azu Nwagbogu invited James to show his 2014 ‘Wotsit All About’ series in Lagos, Nigeria. Naturally, Nwagbogu expected Ostrer to come along with his fetishised junk food portraits that had warned the west of over-consumption.