As LFW kicked off yesterday, we thought we’d do you a little favour and provide you with some protection from the temperamental UK weather in between shows. Introducing Blunt Umbrella’s latest collaboration with London-based illustrator, Frances Costelloe. Filling the grey area between functional and fashionable, this fashion week essential features hypnotising paisleys in cornflower blue. So time to ditch that flimsy brolly you’ve held on to for far too long and go for something a little more appropriate for London’s current fashion festivities.
Now, taking a slight diversion from London and heading to Milan, we’ve got a riveting exhibition for you to sink your teeth into. TONI MENEGUZZO: DIPTYCH is the solo show of the eclectic Italian photographer Toni Meneguzzo, who has a career spanning over 40 years in the fields of fashion photography and anthropological research. The exhibition represents the culmination of a long research process which brought the gallerists and the curator Giovanni Pelloso to carefully select over sixty works, many of which were unseen before, from works using Polaroid large format (20 x 25 cm), for which Toni Meneguzzo is internationally known to new works from the series Causa/Effetto (Cause/ Effect). The exhibition will run from 20th September to 19th November at the 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery in Milan.
The award for this week’s MVP goes to the Netherlands’ very own Klangstof and their new album, Godspeed to the Freaks. The album is perfect for those moody late nights with its sombre yet reflective lyricism and sonic taking centre stage throughout its compact 11-song tracklist. The band are currently touring the UK too, as special guests to The Slow Readers Club, so don’t pass up the opportunity to catch this record live in the flash. Tickets are available here.