HUNGER’s MVP of the week
Welcome to HUNGER’s Most Valuable Player, the place to find the best things to buy, watch, do or listen to each week. Forget about the hype, we want to separate what’s hot, what’s not, and what needs to be on your radar…
Kicking off our first MVP of the week for a sadly, still incredibly chilly March is Andrea Incontri, who staged his second United Colors of Benetton show, taking place at Milan Fashion Week. The range presents a helping of suave tailoring with jackets, trousers, coats in full, tonal colours, and houndstooth check or tweed. Also featuring in the collection is a selection of workwear with overalls, garment-dyed canvas skirts and jackets with contrasting stitching. According to the brand, “chromatic metamorphosis” drives the collection as repeated symbols, geometric shapes, and patterns replicate the cycles of nature and industrial production.
With the weather only seemingly worsening, there’s one brand we’ll all need a little more of – The North Face. And for their latest NSE collection – ‘Built to explore. Born to Disrupt.’ – the outdoor brand is taking heavy inspiration from counter-culture, tapping London artist Kam-BU to front the campaign. Standouts in the collection come in the form of the Dryvent Carduelis Jacket, Seasonal Denali, and two new iterations of the VECTIV Taraval. So, give yourself the pleasure of fewer shivers and browse the collection for yourself here.
Next, we’re highlighting Brixton Brewery, who helped ensure the positive vibes continued long into the night at our recent Amazon Music Listening Event. And besides, who doesn’t love a craft beer? The brand started in 2013 and has been telling the story of Brixton through their names, vibrant designs, and flavours ever since. Brixton Brewery has something for everyone’s tastes, from Coldharbour Lager to juicy Atlantic American Pale Ale, so whether you’re a beer lover or not, it’s definitely worth a try when looking for your next tipple.
Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works returned to the Royal Opera House on Wednesday — and once again, it was a marvel. While it may be at the more esoteric end of an already inaccessible art form, even the biggest literary and dance naysayers will, at the very least, leave moved. It sounds like an impossible feat; a ballet derived from the life and works of Virginia Woolf (Mrs Dalloway, Orlando, The Waves), but with the haunting swells of Max Richter’s score and show-stopping performances, it’s a spectacle that succeeds. At almost 60, Italian ballerina Alessandra Ferri, playing the title role, seemingly dances on air — eight years after originally starring in Woolf Works. Natalia Osipova and Marianela Nuñez, whom Ferri alternates with, are also highly commendable — as is Calvin Richardson and the rest of the cast. You’d be sorry to miss it, catch it while you can. Woolf Works runs until March 23rd at the Royal Opera House — HUNGER Digital Editor, Nessa Humayun.