A cultural overview of current and upcoming happenings & must-sees, giving an insight in the YS weekly inspirations!
The Vulgar, Fashion Redefined at the Barbican
13 October - 5 February
The first exhibition exploring the territory of taste in fashion, from the renaissance through to contemporary design. The exhibition examines the constantly evolving notion of vulgarity through strong image, ideas and feelings. Including designers such as Walter van Beirendonck, Miuccia Prada, Viktor & Rolf and Vivienne Westwood.
"Playing with juxtapositions, different themes and vistas, Judith Clark and Adam Phillips have set the stage for visitors to wonder, ponder, question, reflect or just revel in why some costumes are considered vulgar, how that changes through time, context and experience." - Jane Alison, Head of Visual Arts at the Barbican
The Extraordinary process at Gallery Maison Mais Non
15 September - 16 November
"In terms of form, all our projects - architecture, fashion and furniture - interest me equally; and all of the designs originate from similar principles. All the projects are connected somehow." - Zaha Hadid
Exposing the creative process of a variety of makers including Iris van Herpen, Krystyna Kozhoma and Nasir Mazhar examine innovative technologies and how they will evolve and shape the world of the future.
Gregory Halpern: ZZYZX at Webber Gallery Space
From 29 September
Gregory Halpern is a New York-based photographer showing his most recent work ZZYZX, taking you to another world, discovering something visually arresting and extraordinary.
Erwin Blumenfeld at Osborne Samuel Gallery
5 - 29 October
Erwin Blumenfeld is a photographer known for some of the most iconic fashion photos in history. In this exhibition shows his early work in collage and experimental photography.
Donna Huanca: Scar Cymbals at the Zabludowicz Collection
29 September - 18 December
The first solo exhibition by Donna Huanca is performance-led with responsive architectural and sculptural installations along daily performances from painted models. Her work draws attention to the body and in particular the skin, examining conventions of behaviour in our interaction with bodies in space.
Have a good Monday!