Out in the Cold: A chat with the curator of Warwick’s upcoming contemporary art exhibition

Coventry may be set to be named City of Culture in 2021, but it’s journey into being one of the country’s hot spots for bursting diversity and creativity has already begun. Curator Oliver Noble is bringing out in the cold to Warwick University campus; a contemporary exhibition showcasing video works by some of the world’s top talents working today. Stepping out from the comfort of indoors, … Continue reading Out in the Cold: A chat with the curator of Warwick’s upcoming contemporary art exhibition

The Moments of New York Fashion Week: Then vs Now

While the Big Apple’s bi-annual event has sometimes been swept under the shadow of Paris and Milan, falling softly and bitter-sweetly below the headlights of the fashion radar, after Tom Ford’s awaited return it is finally regaining the recognition it deserves. Fashion week can be culturally defined as emerging when shows are grouped ‘seasonally’ and supervised by an organisation. The concept was given rise to … Continue reading The Moments of New York Fashion Week: Then vs Now

One’s to watch: A lesson of style from TV favourites

Satiate your procrastinating tendencies with television shows that either bring their audiences appropriately close to the danger we seek, suspense, thrill, or relatable life experiences. Dramas and comedies a-like present their lead characters in wardrobes that put a stamp on their personalities so such characters are almost impossible to forget, and simultaneously admirable. Annalise Keating, How to Get Away with Murder Writer and show creator, … Continue reading One’s to watch: A lesson of style from TV favourites

How To Slay Valentine’s Day

It appears extremely difficult for one to avoid the commercial bombardment which surrounds us in our day-to-day lives. Shop windows are being filled with red love hearts, cuddly teddy bears and all kinds of love-related gifts. For the past two weeks or so, one is being constantly reminded of that looming day: 14th of February, Valentine’s Day. The origins of this day vary. The most … Continue reading How To Slay Valentine’s Day

Value and history in damaged art

In Ben Lerner’s novel 10:04, the narrator attends an art gallery dedicated to totalled, “zero value”, art work. He marvels at how even the most negligible damage or mark  has “formally demoted [it] from art to mere objecthood”. Essentially, Lerner is interested in how some things are considered real and how some obtain a status of unreality. What I’m interested here is not so much … Continue reading Value and history in damaged art

The best films of 2017 (by genre)

2017 has come to an end and has given us some cinematographic gems. These films have been selected by myself but unfortunately I couldn’t watch all of the 2017’s films. Thus, my selection can be read as incomplete but I tried my best to expose most of the must-seen movies of the past year. So here are some suggestions for your nights-in. Hopefully, it will … Continue reading The best films of 2017 (by genre)

Some Things to Look Forward To: The Biggest London Art Events in 2018

New year, new you? How about scrapping the goal tracker, the organiser, the meal planner and the calorie counter and focusing on what’s really important, i.e. never missing another cool art event taking place in London? To help you out with this most important resolution for this year, here’s a list of what you should keep an eye out for: You still have time to … Continue reading Some Things to Look Forward To: The Biggest London Art Events in 2018

The Silence Breakers: TIME’s Person of the Year 2017 is unveiled

It’s the end of the year which calls for a variety of things – whether that be Christmas shopping, post-deadline celebrations or an opportunity to reflect upon the year as a whole. On a greater scale, TIME’s Person of the Year is testament to a worldwide reflection on, most commonly, a person or group that highly influenced events that have taken place. Previous years have … Continue reading The Silence Breakers: TIME’s Person of the Year 2017 is unveiled

Tribute: flashback on Alaïa and some of his most iconic creations

On the 18th of November, the sad news of the death of the rebellious fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa hit the world of fashion. The self-taught Franco- Tunisian designer arrived in France in the sixties, where he started working for Dior before moving to Guy Laroche and Mügler. He opened his own house in 1979. Since then, the designer created garments for some of the most … Continue reading Tribute: flashback on Alaïa and some of his most iconic creations