First on the radar for this week’s Who. What. Where? is a newly opened exhibition celebrating unexhibited – and in some cases unseen – works of the legendary fashion photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri. The exhibition, titled Unconventional, will showcase intimate and spontaneous shots of models and celebrities, including Eva Herzigova, Isa Stoppi and Donatella Versace. Also on display will be iconic photos created for some of the most famous ad campaigns for Italian and international fashion brands such as Versace, Ferrè, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Armani, to name a few. Unconventional will take place at the 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery in Milan until 25 March 2023.
Next up, leading online beauty retailer Cult Beauty have announced an exclusive 3-day festive pop-up experience, The House of Thrills, to kick-start the party season. Beauty lovers will discover Cult Beauty’s most loved and esteemed brands and experience a series of bookable beauty services across studio-lit stations with Charlotte Tilbury, DryBar, Glow Recipe and FaceGym. Guests will also be able to book into a series of feel-good masterclasses and workshops hosted by a series of special guests – including self-love guru Roxie Nafousi and Sexual Wellbeing 101 panel with Sex Talks founder and columnist Emma-Louise Boynton. Cult Beauty’s home for the holidays will open its doors from Friday, 2 December, until Sunday, 4 December – and you can find tickets here.
Returning to the arts, we have yet another exhibition for you to sink your teeth into. This time, the exhibition – titled Bitter Nostalgia comes from South Korean painter Hyangmok Baik and British-Nigerian artist Adébayo Bolaji. Throughout the exhibition, both painters offer a celebration of nostalgic themes as critical, thoughtful and challenging – while transcending factuality to incorporate concepts of memory, emotion, the past, and our recollection processes as individuals and a wider community. Bitter Nostalgia will take place at the Saatchi Gallery and runs from 1 December – 26 January 2023.
Closing out this week’s segment is the London-based premium lifestyle brand Liberati, which has just dropped its first collection. Founded by celebrity fashion stylist Kiera Liberati, the brand was born in 2021 and launched in 2022 with the goal of allowing you to build a capsule wardrobe with comfort and quality at the forefront. Produced from sustainably sourced materials, each piece is breathable and comes in three main colourways – Rum Raisin, Creme Brulee and Orange Rust. Standouts in the collection include winter-ready puffers, flared tracksuit bottoms and the brand’s signature sunglasses. To shop the collection, click here.