Category Archives: Exhibition

Grazia: The Future Wardrobe

05 : 03 : 2015

Ten years since its first issue launched, Grazia has opened a retrospective, Grazia10 at London’s Getty Gallery. Grazia 10 is not only a thought-provoking look back at how much our lives have changed; its also a look forward at how we will have to adapt in the next 10 years.

To help Grazia celebrate, the team at LS:N Global helped curate ‘The Future Wardrobe’ to identify what will shape fashion tomorrow – from the way we shop to how our clothes will do more than just look good, but scientifically make you feel good too. From the increased importance of ethically conscious goods and being able to easily trace the provenance of your purchases through to customising every possible item in your closet, garments with in-built GPS technology to guide you to your destination or herbal infused fabrics to change your mood – there are many sides to the future state of the closet.

The free exhibition runs from 23 February – 14 March and is open to the public Monday-Friday (10am-5.30pm), Saturday (12-5.30pm)

Meeting luxury artisans at Hermès Festival des Métiers exhibition

30 : 05 : 2013

By Alison Bishop

Festival des Métiers, the touring exhibition from Hermès, touched down at London’s Saatchi Gallery for a short week and I didn’t want to miss the opportunity of experiencing luxury as it is being crafted, so I had to pop in. So far the 18-month- old Hermès exhibition, which gives the public access to the skills of the luxury brand’s artisans, has visited the US and Asia and is now jetting across Europe.

There are around 15 processes on display with a senior artisan working through their current projects in the exhibition instead of in the Hermès atelier. Wandering around the mini replica workshops visitors can see a porcelain plate being hand drawn or a component of a classic Birkin being made. My favourite craft experience was the large silk screen-printing process – a particular highlight for its intricate precision detail. After hearing about my blogger friend DisneyRollerGirl’s trip to Lyon, where the scarves or ‘carrés’ are made, it was a bit of a luxury to be able to witness it for myself too.

Like the Chanel No 5 Culture exhibition in Paris or the Dior Impressions art-meets-couture event at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, luxury brands are opening up their workshops and archives to consumers in an effort to show off the specialist and artisan craft that goes into the manufacture of products.

On LS:N Global, we call this trend Show Your Working. For more, see our Save Our Artisans microtrend.

David Bowie is

21 : 03 : 2013

This week LS:N Global visual editor, Jo Tulej battled against the media scrum at the V&A Museum to see the preview of the David Bowie is exhibition.

The first international retrospective of the career of David Bowie traces Bowie’s first steps towards his musical career, setting the scene during his adolescent years and the performers who influenced him. It then moves on to portray his amazing music, film and theatre career.

When you enter the exhibition you are given a pair of headphones that you wear throughout. Walking around you are stimulated with songs, voiceovers and clips that fade in and out to match whatever you happen to be looking at, like magic.

Every stage of Bowie’s life in the show is curated in a highly creative way, each totally different from the next. From letterbox peepholes, to giant stadium-type projections and a multitude of jazzy outfits in between, you can’t help but get swept away in the stardust of it all.

The exhibition is a moving and inspiring depiction of one of the greatest pop stars of all time. The design by 59 Productions and Real Studios with support from Gucci and Sennheiser is a thoughtful, imaginative tribute to the visionary Bowie. We’re just hoping they release more tickets soon!

David Bowie is

This week LS:N Global visual editor, Jo Tulej battled against the media scrum at the V&A Museum to see the preview of the David Bowie is exhibition.

The first international retrospective of the career of David Bowie traces Bowie’s first steps towards his musical career, setting the scene during his adolescent years and the performers who influenced him. It then moves on to portray his amazing music, film and theatre career.

When you enter the exhibition you are given a pair of headphones that you wear throughout. Walking around you are stimulated with songs, voiceovers and clips that fade in and out to match whatever you happen to be looking at, like magic.

Every stage of Bowie’s life in the show is curated in a highly creative way, each totally different from the next. From letterbox peepholes, to giant stadium-type projections and a multitude of jazzy outfits in between, you can’t help but get swept away in the stardust of it all.

The exhibition is a moving and inspiring depiction of one of the greatest pop stars of all time. The design by 59 Productions and Real Studios with support from Gucci and Sennheiser is a thoughtful, imaginative tribute to the visionary Bowie. We’re just hoping they release more tickets soon!