Art

Juxtaposed



Matisse in the studio Royal Academy exhibition

I had the loveliest, creative week last week. All the planets aligned and sent me off to visit friends in a far off land (Eastbourne), to an excellent film screening (the Dries van Noten movie ) and to the Matisse In the Studio exhibition, where I reacquainted myself with a long lost friend.

I loved Dries, the movie. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: American Apparel, Blouse, Connolly, Crabtree & Evelyn and more!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…

1. AMERICAN APPAREL VS LOS ANGLES APPAREL

Los Angeles Apparel from Dov Charney
So American Apparel has relaunched, following its Chapter 11 bankruptcy last November. Now owned by Canadian manufacturer Gildan, the website secretly relaunched last week, although not everything is made in the U.S.A. And just to confuse things, former AA owner Dov Charney has also launched his new brand. (more…)



Agnès b, the wall-whisperer



Jean-Michel Basquiat Plastic Sax

If you happen to be visiting the Festival d’Avignon this summer (lucky you!), be sure to stop by Collection Lambert. A new exhibition, On aime l’art is showing fashion designer Agnès b’s spectacular contemporary art collection, which includes this painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, who she befriended shortly before he died. (Sotheby’s recently sold Basquiat’s 1982 painting, Untitled, for $110,500,000, the highest price to date for any American artist at auction.) (more…)



Out of the frame: FIGAF pops up at The Shop at Bluebird



GILL BUTTONwork for sale at The Shop at Bliebird Fashion Illustration Gallery pop-up

Two of my greatest passions are coming together this weekend for a three-day love in.

The Shop at Bluebird (retail porn for aesthetes) and the Fashion Illustration Gallery are going large on last year’s Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair (FIGAF), extending it over 3 days at the King’s Road emporium.

Last year I spent hours chatting to illustrators about their work (more…)