14 October, 2021
If you’re in London for
Frieze and need some zen time out from the frantic pace, here’s my tip. Go and chill at the Barbican.
Noguchi show just opened two weeks ago at Barbican Centre and it’s a perfect stroll through the artist and designer’s timeline.
Isamu Noguchi was a sculptor and multidisciplinary designer, creating everything from theatre sets to kids’ playgrounds to furniture and of course, the now-classic Akari lighting. (more…)
19 June, 2020
“The streets have become the baths. We are all gays and junkies now. Our meetings are all online.”
5 May, 2019
Here’s the latest weekly
DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…
WALES BONNER WINS
It’s been a big old week for
Grace Wales Bonner. On Wednesday she was named as the winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund £200k prize, while also collaborating with Dior on its 2020 Resort collection and hosting a ‘ devotional meditative sound experience’ in New York with Solange Knowles, as part of Frieze. The prize win is a pretty good accolade, not that it’s the magic bullet people assume it is. Thomas Tait, who won the LVMH Prize in 2014, opened up recently about the reality behind the facade of young designer ‘success’. It’s still tough out there… (more…)
3 January, 2019
“You could always take the side streets, but you’d be missing out. On the glances, the attraction. The pops of colour. The commotion. The pulse in pacing. The busted Ugg boots, crispy Tims, coifed head-wraps and denim jeans, gathered at the ankle.”
Eric N. Mack, on the nuances of style, Frieze. (more…)