Art

Eckhaus Latta on art, commerce and how we shop now



Eckhaus Latta Possessed at the Whitney Museum of American Art

“On the day to day, we are a lot more synonymous to being fashion designers, but we’re also still interested in asking these questions and engaging with our audience in a way that isn’t strictly about commerce. We’re so honored that our world has allowed us to do that.”

This looks like a good exhibition by Zoe Latta (quoted above) and Mike Eckhaus, aka fashion designers Eckhaus Latta, just opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art. (more…)



Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up



Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition at the V&A museum

For one of the best cultural experiences this summer, I can’t recommend Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up highly enough. I went to the press preview a couple of weeks ago and it’s probably the busiest press preview I’ve ever been to. In fact, they had to do two sessions to fit everyone in.

If you don’t know the back story, 1920s Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was badly injured as an 18 year old in a gory bus crash. (more…)



Long read: What I saw at the Lalique factory and museum



Lalique factory cold working workshop

While the business of luxury has flung open its damask curtains in recent years, there’s one area that remains a relatively closed affair; the inner workings of the factory.

Factory, atelier, workshop, call it what you will, luxury brands like to reveal a limited, curated view (as witnessed by the craftsmanship porn videos flooding their social media feeds). But it’s rare that they open their doors to outside visitors. Which is precisely why a posh factory tour is one of my favourite perks of the job (more…)