The Genteel editors on what we're seeing, doing, reading and anticipating for the week ahead.
BEIRUT - Beirut Design Week. Beirut opens its doors for its first ever Design Week. Promising hands-on workshops and exhibitions, attendees will get to know the Lebanese designers who have been instrumental in shaping Beirut's contemporary design landscape. Visit Design Week headquarters at the Ministry of Tourism in Hamra where you can find maps and guides to all the event hotspots. Various locations (June 25-July 30, 2012).
MILAN - Men's Fashion Week. Jil Sander, Burberry Prorsum, Bottega Veneta, Etro, Prada and more featured labels, for Men's Fashion S/S 2013 collections. (June 23-26).
PARIS - Men's Fashion Week. Milan passes the proverbial men's fashion baton to Paris. (June 27- July 1).
Eight Coffee Table Books for Fashion Freaks. Bianca Teixeira of the Toronto Standard lists her favourite fashion coffee table books. From 100 Unforgettable Dresses by Hal Rubenstein to Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton, this list promises to whet the appetites of the fashion hungry.
Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League's New York. "Ordinary Miracles is the story of the Photo League (1936-1951), which for fifteen years was the center of the documentary movement in American photography at a time when the camera was held to be, in James Agee's words, 'the central instrument of our time.' Featuring little-known examples of the work of fifty of the Photo League's leading photographers and supplemented with interviews with still feisty (and active) League veterans, the film features a captivating, period musical score and an incisive narration read by Campbell Scott. Ordinary Miracles is a tribute to the high purpose of photography, a remarkable group and an unmatched panorama of urban life in the neighborhoods of New York City during the 1930s and 40s."
The Guardian - Yves Saint Laurent, no more? Hedi Slimane flexes his muscles and changes YSL to SLP: Saint Laurent Paris.
The Guardian - Yes, footballers wear ponytails, but they shouldn't. This terrible hairdo is not a trend worth following: it expresses all that is bad about football.
Fast Co.Design - Joe Stewart draws parallels between the journey of synth pop music and the current state of digital design in What The Rise Of Depeche Mode Teaches You About The Rise Of Digital Design.
New York Times - Suzy Menkes' runway rundown of London's first standalone fashion week for men.
Chictopia - Prom fashion has changed over the years. Chictopia, on how you can keep up.
Fashionista - Iris Apfel and Tavi Gevinson Talk Style, Being a 'Freak,' and Going to Fashion Jail. Enough said.
Canadian Fashion Law - Is Fashion's Night Out coming to Canada?
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