24th February to 5th April 2012: The Ruins of Detroit, Wilmotte Gallery
We have the Steidl book of Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre’s haunting photographs that document Detroit’s decline, so I’m looking forward to seeing the photography on a bigger scale.
The Ruins of Detroit, Wilmotte Gallery, Lichfield Studios, 133 Oxford Gardens, W10 6NE
Conde Nast’s fashion college is now accepting applications!
Opening in January 2013, the courses will include a ten-week Vogue Fashion Certificate, a year-long Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma, plus weekend and summer courses being offered later in the year. The full prospectus and application details are online at www.condenastcollege.co.uk. Find Conde Nast Fashion College on Facebook and Twitter.
20-21st April 2012: Vogue Festival
Another Vogue brand extension, this event is an example of the growing need for creative offline interaction in the digital age. Including talks, performances and debates from Vogue staffers and industry heavyweights as well as models and photographers. Tom Ford, Christopher Bailey and Natalia Vodianova have already been confirmed.
Vogue Festival, The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR. Register for tickets here
20th June 2012 – 16th September 2012: Andy Warhol: The Portfolios, Dulwich Picture Gallery
An exhibition of some of Warhol’s most iconic print portfolios (including The Flowers) from the Bank of America Collection.
Andy Warhol: The Portfolios, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London, SE21 7AD
16th February 2012: Selfridges Women’s Designer Galleries launch
Phase one of Selfridges’ Women’s Designer Galleries opens this week inspired by Europe’s best concept stores. Technology and service feature in a big way with iPads available to allow shoppers to pre-order exclusive runway looks and the option to store 3-D images of customers to cut down on trying-on time. Alongside eight designer boutiques (including Celine, Prada, Dries Van Noten and Chanel) there will be edits from Haider Ackermann, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens and Junya Watanabe – AKA some of the most directional names around. I will especially be looking forward to Tanya Ling‘s illustrations adorning the walls.