Even though the fashion and design month is over, there are still plenty of exciting things to do in London this October. Here’s my selection of events one must simply experience once in the town.
As a huge Björk fan I’m super excited about this one – it runs until 23rd October, tickets are £15. An exhibition in Somerset House of digital and video works, resulting from Björk’s collaborations with some of the finest visual artists and programmers in the world and coinciding with a special performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
PS: Have you ever seen Dancer in the Dark casting Björk herself? It is a must!
“We’re feminist masked avengers in the tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Wonder Woman and Batman. How do we expose sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture? With facts, humor and outrageous visuals.”
Their next event is up until 9th October in Tate Modern.
London Film Festival – the biggest, brightest and best event in the capital’s filmgoing calendar – hits cinemas across the city from Oct 5-16 2016. Screening everything from swanky, star-studded red carpet premieres of major Hollywood movies to the very best in world cinema, the LFF centres around Leicester Square but also branches out to local movie houses all over London. And it has its 6oth birthday this year!
The 2016 exhibition schedule just got a whole load more exciting with the announcement of the National Portrait Gallery’s major autumn show. On display will be portraits from all periods of Picasso’s career and in all media, from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases. It is on between 6th October 2016 – 5th February 2017, tickets cost £19.
What makes something vulgar? It both questions notions of vulgarity in fashion while revelling in its excesses, inviting the visitor to think again about exactly what makes something vulgar and why it is such a sensitive and contested term. Drawn from major public and private collections worldwide, with contributions from leading modern and contemporary designers such as Walter Van Beirendonck, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Dior, Iris van Herpen, Pam Hogg, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, Stephen Jones, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfield for Chloé and CHANEL, Alexander McQueen for Givenchy, Prada, Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Philip Treacy, Viktor & Rolf and Vivienne Westwood. The Vulgar opens at Barbican Art Gallery on 13 October 2016.
Standard tickets cost £14.
The Chocolate Show (Olympia National hall, 14-16 October) is a celebration of chocolate in all its forms – bars, truffles, cakes, desserts, ice cream, baking, cocktails, sculptures and more. Don’t miss the amazing chocolate fashion show every day at 5pm with a stunning collection of couture chocolate dresses designed by top chocolatiers and fashion designers. Tickets are £15 on door.
I’m a regular already on this one. Organized by Retrospect London, it will be held at Hoxton Arches (E2 8HD), starts from 12pm and as always will be full of designers vintage cloth (I have a D&G dress from 1976 in perfect condition). Entry is £2, you get yourself a plastic bag and go on collecting whatever you like from the hangers. Upon leaving your bag will be weighed and you’ll pay £15 for every kilo. Now, it might not sound like that, but a kilo can actually be lots of dresses. I usually have around 3-4 kilos at least 12 dresses/blouses/coats.
Click HERE to check my outfit post about it.
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