The Genteel
April 12, 2021


REDDRESS project at London Design Week 2011. Produced by the Finnish Institute in London and design by Aamu Song. Source:

The Genteel editors on what we're seeing, doing, reading and anticipating for the week ahead.


LONDON - London Design Festival. First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world's most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world. Location (September 14-23).

LONDON - 100% Design. 100% Design is the largest and most prestigious single-site design event in the UK.  As one of the world’s most important design trade events, 100% Design is the commercial cornerstone of the annual London Design Festival. Earls Court (September 19-22).

FLORENCE - Fashion's Night Out. Join editors, stars, models, fashionistas and designers as they flood stores across the city. Various locations (September 18).

LONDON London Fashion Week. From New York to London, another round of runway collections for Spring/Summer 2013 will take place. For the first time, shows outside the main catwalk venues will be live streamed, including Christopher Kane, Mulberry, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood Red Label. Various locations (September 14-18). 

Documentary promotional poster courtesy of Sónta Films.

VANCOUVER Vancouver Fashion Week. Vancouver Fashion Week exhibits not only up-and-coming local designers and award-winning talents from fashion capitals such, but also innovative and avant-garde designers from Asia Pacific, South American and other European countries such as Germany and Norway. Blog coverage in English, Korean and Chinese. Chinese Cultural Centre (September 18-23).

VIENNA MQ Vienna Fashion Week.  In it's fourth run, MQ Vienna Fashion Week showcases collections of over 80 local designers including Callisti, Kayiko, Elfenkleid, Elke Freytag, Michel Mayer, Anelia Peschev, Pitour and Tiberius. MuseumsQuartier Wien (September 12-16).


Men at Lunch. This remarkable new documentary explores the story behind one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century: the 1932 photograph of workmen taking their lunch while perched on a girder high above New York City.

The Genteel's Valerie Lam takes a closer look behind the lens.


The Independent - Fashion darling Burberry plunges as it issued a profit warning this week, sending its shares plunging 21 per cent.

Designer Philippe Malouin, with his 'Blur'
artwork, created for Swarovski. 
Source: Wallpaper. 
Photography by David Levene.

Chictopia - A review of the Timo Weiland Spring/Summer 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week. In summary: military, with the sweetest colour combinations. 

LDN FashionFood and fashion pairs up again: London designer George Nemsadze creates dress from sushi. 

Read about another perfect food and fashion pairing by Anna Lee Boschetto in The Genteel.   

Wallpaper - Digital Crystal: The Swarovski exhibition at the Design Museum in London is dazzling.



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