Posts Tagged ‘exhibition’


When You’re a Boy: Simon Foxton exhibition opens Friday

By cchapman on July 13th, 2009

SimonFoxton.jpgThis is officially: A Very Big Deal. Not only is uber-stylist Simon Foxton one of the most influential people in menswear but this exhibition is also one of the first to focus on the role of the stylist as opposed to the photographer. And it’s about mens fashion: double whammy! As if our readers needed any reminding, menswear is like the new womenswear. And its only taken several millenia of social evolution to focus ourselves on the fact that men are peacocks obsessed with our appearance. Anway, enough with the sociology lecture.

Simon Foxton has been active in the fashion world since the early 80′s, being of the same generation as, say, Judy Blame, and um, Caryn Franklin. Notable for his work at iD and, latterly but consistently, Arena Homme Plus magazine. Simon’s work has always been thought provoking and groundbreaking, in terms of his treatment of gender/sexuality, ethnicity and perceived divides between ‘leisure’ wear and formal wear. All of which may seem familiar to us now, but back in the day..

Strangely lacking in information online, I suspect that by the weekend there will be a flurry of media interest in this amazing exhibition. See you there!

When You’re a Boy: Men’s Fashion Styled by Simon Foxton
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
7 July – 4 October 2009

Image source: From Hey There Fancy Pants, photographed by Jason Evans, styled by Simon Foxton. Published in i-D, May 2004


Tim Walker at Dover Street Market

By admin on May 20th, 2008

tim walker dover street market.jpgRichard has already given you a reason to go to Dover Street Market this weekend and now there’s even more weighing up in favour of a trip to DSM. Celebrated fashion photographer Tim Walker is the inspiration behind the latest window display at Rei Kawakubo’s store.
If this appeals then make a day of it and visit the Tim Walker exhibition at the Design Museum until September. For those who don’t live in London Susie Bubble has kindly provided comprehensive coverage of the show on her website.



Walter Hanlon’s images of ’50s jazz scene at National Portrait Gallery

By ShinyMedia on January 10th, 2008

From the 21st of January to the 20 of July 2008, the National Portrait Gallery will host an exhibition honouring some of jazz’s hippest chicks and coolest cats.  Photographer Walter Hanlon has immortalised the 1950′s London jazz scene with rare images of musicians ranging from Sir John Dankworth to Cab Calloway.

The showcase comes on the eve of the publication of Hanlon’s pictorial book 1950s Jazz in London and Paris. The cost of this exhibition…free. A piece of jazz and style history…priceless.

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