The Genteel editors on what we're seeing, doing, reading and anticipating for the week ahead.
LONDON - Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye. Few other modern artists are better known and yet less understood than Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944). This exhibition examines the artist's work from the 20th century, including sixty paintings, many from the Munch Museum in Oslo, with a rare showing of his work in film and photography. The Tate Modern (June 28-October 14, 2012).
LONDON - Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style. The Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, from 1962's Dr No to this year's Skyfall, with a unique exhibition showcasing the inside story of the design and style of the world's most influential and iconic movie brand. The Barbican (July 6-September 5, 2012).
Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style.
PARIS - Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Various locations (July 1-5).
BERLIN - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. S/S 2013 collections. Various locations (July 4-7).
BERLIN - Berlin Fashion Film Festival. The first edition of Berlin Fashion Film Festival gathers outstanding film directors, emerging fashion talent and influential characters on the international creative scene. Various locations (July 3-8).
SYDNEY - 18th Bienniale of Sydney. Held every two years, the Biennale is a three-month exhibition, plus a program of artist talks, performances, forums, film screenings, family events, guided tours and other special events, all free to the public. Various locations (June 27-September 16, 2012).
Check out Creative Review's round-up of "nice publications," featuring the latest from Nobrow, the new issue of Ideas Illustrated and a newsprint publication by the graduating students of the Photography for Fashion & Advertising course at the University of Wales, Newport. We love the illustrated travel maps!
Chictopia - What is the price tag on personal style?
Fastexposure - Has corporate social responsibility really reached luxury brands or do they skim the surface of responsible business?
|Fold-up pocket guide from Herb Lester Associates.
Vogue UK - And what does YSL's lifelong partner, Pierre Bergé, think of the rebranding?
The Talks - A sparkling interview with Mr Bergé.
Louis Vuitton - Louis Vuitton teaches you how to pack (using its Alzer, Pegase and Keepall, bien sur!) in The Art of Packing.
Telegraph - Lady Gaga helps Daphne Guinness' fashion auction at Christie's raise £476,800 for The Isabella Blow Foundation. Read The Genteel's profile on Guinness' complex relationship with Isabella Blow.
Financial Times - Dolce & Gabbana is launching a couture line.
Business of Fashion - The launch of Project PopUp NYC, a competition that offers the city's most promising fashion retailers and technology start-ups the opportunity to win prizes including a temporary pop-up shop, PR and marketing support and valuable business mentoring to coincide with New York Fashion Week in September. Read about it here.
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