Dear readers, I have been a Banksy fan for many years, and still remember spotting his original spray paint art in East London when he started his work. I was really inspired by his graphics and used them in some experimental textile art, about 16 years ago to express my protest against mindless consumerism. You … Continue reading Banksy Pop-Up Shop in London (Gross Domestic Product)
How sad to read that the plans to create a traffic-free section on London's Oxford Street have been snubbed. The large and long shopping street which houses famous department stores such as Selfridges (it opened in 1909), John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Frasier, as well as the Uniqlo Flagship Store and many more, attracts … Continue reading Cars vs. people: why can’t Oxford Street be pedestrianised?
London is an eternal city, it is full of historical significance and amidst change and movement, there are places of complete standstill, older than any of the passers-by. The Old Curiosity Shop, 13-14 Portsmouth Street WC2A In Holborn, near the wonderful London School of Economics, not far from King's College and the Thames river, is … Continue reading London’s eternity: In books, buildings and bespoke shoes
Very sad news have struch the world of fashion:Professor Louise Wilson of Central St Martins has passed away at a very young age. I remember her very vividly, because I held my first interview with her, when I applied for a masters degree at CSM. She had this strong, enigmatic personality (the boy who interviewed … Continue reading Central St Martins Legend Louise Wilson passes on
This tennis collection was once commissioned by the Lawn Tennis Association of Wimbledon and was displayed there for a summer event. They wanted a Central St Martins designer to do something funky which you could wear of the court which in turn would attract young Londoners to take up tennis. 🙂 My inspiration was mesh … Continue reading Innovative tennis collection for Wimbledon