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  • Jean Paul Gaultier – From Sidewalk to Catwalk at the Barbican

    Jean Paul Gaultier – From Sidewalk to Catwalk at the Barbican

    April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    words Charly Suggett   “No, no no. This is not a burial!” Jean Paul Gaultier exclaimed. “I must be honest and say I didn’t want to do an exhibition at first. I thought that exhibitions were for those who are dead. And I am very much alive.” Gaultier explained during a press conference for his [...]

  • jacket by Annebel de Kok, trousers by Niels Brinkman, flower corsage Stylist’s Own, belt by Zipper Amsterdam, socks by Ozone, shoes by Premiata

    Fantastic Creatures – brought to life by Armando Branco in this fashion editorial

    April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    They meet my gaze  – daring me to look back at them. I don’t want to stare but I can’t help myself. These fantastic creatures were created by Armando Branco and his team of fashion magicians especially for us and you to enjoy. Photography & concept by Armando Branco – Armando.Branco.com Styling by Niels Brinkman [...]

  • Fearlessly Modern – Berthold menswear for AW14/15

    Fearlessly Modern – Berthold menswear for AW14/15

    March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    Menswear designer, Raimund Berthold, is a name that is set to cause quite a stir. ‘What I do is not about completely reinventing menswear,’ the Austrian-born designer insists, yet the Central Saint Martins graduate has certainly taken a refreshing and refined look at traditional menswear, turning his attention to classic, asymmetric outerwear pieces, with focus [...]

  • Michaël Borremans: ‘As Sweet As It Gets’ BOZAR, Brussels

    Michaël Borremans: ‘As Sweet As It Gets’ BOZAR, Brussels

    March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    The figure of a barefoot man looms over visitors as they enter this major retrospective for one of Belgium’s preeminent contemporary artists – not to mention one of Europe’s foremost living painters – held at Brussels’ principle institution for temporary exhibitions of fine art. Dressed in clothes of an indeterminable age and grasping a crude [...]

Fashion

adidas Originals launch ZX Flux and their ZX Stories film series – Share your own story competition

adidas Originals launch ZX Flux and their ZX Stories film series – Share your own story competition

The adidas ZX Flux series of shoes have already been making an impact amongst sneaker lovers everywhere with their distinctive shape and heel cage. Personally I’m feeling much admiration for the latest ZX Weave which has been launched recently.     This is a special shoe. The woven look and subtle but clever incorporation of [...]

April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Jean Paul Gaultier – From Sidewalk to Catwalk at the Barbican

Jean Paul Gaultier – From Sidewalk to Catwalk at the Barbican

words Charly Suggett   “No, no no. This is not a burial!” Jean Paul Gaultier exclaimed. “I must be honest and say I didn’t want to do an exhibition at first. I thought that exhibitions were for those who are dead. And I am very much alive.” Gaultier explained during a press conference for his [...]

April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More
jacket by Annebel de Kok, trousers by Niels Brinkman, flower corsage Stylist’s Own, belt by Zipper Amsterdam, socks by Ozone, shoes by Premiata

Fantastic Creatures – brought to life by Armando Branco in this fashion editorial

They meet my gaze  – daring me to look back at them. I don’t want to stare but I can’t help myself. These fantastic creatures were created by Armando Branco and his team of fashion magicians especially for us and you to enjoy. Photography & concept by Armando Branco – Armando.Branco.com Styling by Niels Brinkman [...]

April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Your chance to feature in Diesel Jogg Jeans A-Z of dance video

Your chance to feature in Diesel Jogg Jeans A-Z of dance video

Diesel Denim are well known as a street smart brand who are always striving to experiment with and encourage the wearer to push themselves to new limits. Their latest campaign is no exception as they scour the nation to find the latest talent in dance and movement. Diesel Jogg Jeans have been created using a [...]

April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Music

Thus Owls album ‘Turning Rocks’ – an exploration in tone, colour and dynamics

Thus Owls album ‘Turning Rocks’ – an exploration in tone, colour and dynamics

Husband and wife Erika and Simon Angell make up the transatlantic duo, Thus Owls. ‘Turning Rocks’ is the band’s second album, a record that is an exploration in tone, colour and dynamics.   The band’s 2009 debut album ‘Cardiac Malformations’ was seated within experimental pop jazz. This time around they take inspiration from 60’s pop [...]

April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Design Pixies artwork and win £300 – to celebrate launch of new album Indie Cindy

Design Pixies artwork and win £300 – to celebrate launch of new album Indie Cindy

Pixies are one of those bands that made such a huge impact they now stick in our collective music memory. They seemed to arrive from nowhere and changed the game back in the day. It’s great to see them gigging again and hopefully making a good living out of it.   They are not just [...]

April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Ones we’re watching for 2014 No 1 – Loom – Raw, ominous and dark rock ‘n’ roll

Ones we’re watching for 2014 No 1 – Loom – Raw, ominous and dark rock ‘n’ roll

Brooding, grunge five-piece Loom have been hailed as one of the next ‘bands to watch’. With over two years of chaotic shows along with the announcement of a debut album ready and waiting, Loom could soon be set to allow their raw, ominous and dark rock ‘n’ roll to rise above the underground.   First [...]

March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
A Perfect Contradiction – Paloma Faith talks about her new album, hope & Pharrell Williams

A Perfect Contradiction – Paloma Faith talks about her new album, hope & Pharrell Williams

It takes listening to precisely five seconds of Paloma Faith’s comeback single to realise that you are already in the company of one of the best pop tracks that you are going to hear all year. By the time it gets to the chorus of Can’t Rely on You, with its defiant stomp and backing [...]

February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Art

Art School Stole Our Virginity: Vienna Famous on Clayton Pettet and his oddly moral ‘sex show’

Art School Stole Our Virginity: Vienna Famous on Clayton Pettet and his oddly moral ‘sex show’

“I am your anal virgin. You are my partner. Choose a banana.” This was the moment I thought I had been waiting for, but I was terrified. My metrosexual front was crumbling; how far would I let myself go for art? I didn’t realize this was going to be quite so…interactive. Clayton Pettet is naked [...]

April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Happy Never After: Princess culture burns under gaze of visual art

Happy Never After: Princess culture burns under gaze of visual art

You can almost feel the sulphuric heat Disney’s Maleficent is going generate when it kicks off blockbuster season in May; almost hear the chatter inevitably generated by any Disney film starring a female who isn’t emotionally deaf and dumb. Angelina Jolie, playing the ‘witch’ who puts the ‘Sleep’ into Sleeping Beauty, has already said the [...]

April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Design Pixies artwork and win £300 – to celebrate launch of new album Indie Cindy

Design Pixies artwork and win £300 – to celebrate launch of new album Indie Cindy

Pixies are one of those bands that made such a huge impact they now stick in our collective music memory. They seemed to arrive from nowhere and changed the game back in the day. It’s great to see them gigging again and hopefully making a good living out of it.   They are not just [...]

April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Did Art School steal our innocence? The war of words over provocative art shows

Did Art School steal our innocence? The war of words over provocative art shows

Unsimulated sex has become the measure of cultural authenticity over the past 12 months. When it comes to consumer culture, “Can I fap to that?” is the first question this generation wants to know, while ‘real sex’ has been used to sell everything from books (50 Shades & 50 million call girl exposes) to films [...]

March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Film

The next Cold War may well be cultural, as Putin seeks to promote Russian films

The next Cold War may well be cultural, as Putin seeks to promote Russian films

Russian cinemas could soon face far more restriction than the fines they have been faced with after showing The Wolf of Wall Street. Lawmakers there are debating a new bill that would restrict the number of foreign films shown by domestic cinemas.   The bill, proposed by Robert Schlegel, aims to limit the number of [...]

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
How to Survive a Plague film – Tackling AIDS Onscreen: Part Two with David France

How to Survive a Plague film – Tackling AIDS Onscreen: Part Two with David France

To mark the recent home entertainment releases of Dylan Mohan Gray’s Fire in the Blood and David France’s How to Survive a Plague, FLUX will feature a two part interview special with the filmmakers to discuss tackling AIDS onscreen. The last twelve months or so has been a busy spell for the subject of AIDS [...]

April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Tavarataivas (My Stuff) – Filmmaker strips himself of all belongings

Tavarataivas (My Stuff) – Filmmaker strips himself of all belongings

Ahead of the theatrical release of Tavarataivas (My Stuff) FLUX Magazine caught up with Finnish documentary filmmaker Petri Luukkainen to discuss the one year long radical experiment he undertook to explore his relationship to his stuff. Starting out naked in his apartment the rules permitted Luukkainen to retrieve only one item per day from storage. [...]

April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Captain America: The Winter Soldier film review – Overblown and fails to hit the target

Captain America: The Winter Soldier film review – Overblown and fails to hit the target

During the lead up to Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s release everyone’s been noticing that Robert Redford is in it, and that it has a conspiracy at its centre; from which they’ve concluded that the film must be a 70s style conspiracy thriller. Which makes the genre sound like a rather simple construct: Redford + conspiracies = [...]

April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Beauty

Have a Good Night – Origins Night-A-Mins Cream free with Moisturisers!

Have a Good Night – Origins Night-A-Mins Cream free with Moisturisers!

Relaxing aromas ready you for restful sleep, and then working for you while you dream the night away. Sounds like just what’s needed! Origins Night-A-Mins Mineral enriched renewal cream is formulated with a blend of antioxidants that help replenish skin so it is better armed to fight free radicals during the day. On top of [...]

April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Dr. Hauschka – Skincare from Winter to Spring

Dr. Hauschka – Skincare from Winter to Spring

Dr. Hauschka is one of my personal favourite skincare brands, with their holistic approach to skincare that originated in Austria in the 1920s and 30s. Part of the Dr.Hauschka philosophy is to recognise the power of rhythm. New for 2014, the brand has created a way to harness nature’s seasonal changes to create bespoke night rituals that [...]

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Exclusive launch of Giorgio Armani Beauty at Harvey Nichols Manchester

Exclusive launch of Giorgio Armani Beauty at Harvey Nichols Manchester

Launching its first pop-up store, Giorgio Armani Beauty has opened in Harvey Nichols Manchester for a limited time only. Joining an extensive portfolio of beauty brands, the brand new Giorgio Armani Beauty pop-up features individual stations for exclusive beauty masterclasses, guided by Armani’s expert Make-up Artists. Giorgio Armani launched his signature cosmetics line in September [...]

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Shards of Grey – Beauty Editorial from Alberto Raviglione

Shards of Grey – Beauty Editorial from Alberto Raviglione

A subtle and delicate beauty editorial from Alberto Raviglione. The drama is muted and enhanced with lighting and by holding back on colour. “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is [...]

January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Lifestyle

adidas Originals launch ZX Flux and their ZX Stories film series – Share your own story competition

adidas Originals launch ZX Flux and their ZX Stories film series – Share your own story competition

The adidas ZX Flux series of shoes have already been making an impact amongst sneaker lovers everywhere with their distinctive shape and heel cage. Personally I’m feeling much admiration for the latest ZX Weave which has been launched recently.     This is a special shoe. The woven look and subtle but clever incorporation of [...]

April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Celebrate summer and the Longer Days campaign with North Face plus win some prizes

Celebrate summer and the Longer Days campaign with North Face plus win some prizes

It’s time to shake off the winter and get out into the great British outdoors as summer finally settles in. We can all now venture out after a long and dark winter we’d all like to forget. Yesterday I was up on the Pennine tops under blue skies for the first time this year surrounded [...]

April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Snowbombing Roadtrip Bringing the Party to the Alps – Video

Snowbombing Roadtrip Bringing the Party to the Alps – Video

Nights of cutting edge music in unique venues from a sky high igloo to enchanted forest clearing, alongside days spent skiing, snow boarding and dancing to music on mountain top stages. Snowbombing is now in its 15th year and regarded by many as the greatest show on snow.     As the week-long whirlwind of [...]

April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
We’re all the Boss – giffgaff the mobile network run by the customers themselves?

We’re all the Boss – giffgaff the mobile network run by the customers themselves?

giffgaff are a bit different to most mobile phone networks. They don’t follow the usual top down approach to business and for that we find them refreshing. They want to include their customers in the development of the company which might sound like modern marketing speak but in this case it’s real and the customers [...]

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Other Recent Posts

The Race – Reflections of a marathon man

The Race – Reflections of a marathon man

5-minutes to go. I bounce. I hop. I shake off my legs. Maybe to distract myself, maybe because of the adrenaline. I honestly can’t tell which.   3-minutes to go. They give the countdown. 2-minutes till the gun. The crowd edges forward; all seven thousand of them. 1-minute to go. Same call goes out. Same [...]

April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The Lobster House Wandsworth – A fine home for the high society crustacean

The Lobster House Wandsworth – A fine home for the high society crustacean

I’ve got to admit: I’ve never understood high society’s obsession with lobster. Rare is the menu that tempts me with its lobster dish: an invariably expensive status symbol of success, for which it has become an edible simile. Lobster is a meal that has transcended its humdrum role as a foodstuff to become an unambiguous [...]

April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The day I found out that my credit rating was poor

The day I found out that my credit rating was poor

Credit scores are for old people. I’ve grown up hearing them on commercials, on the TV, on the radio telling adults how to improve their score with this and that. Until recently, I had no idea what it was all for and I definitely didn’t care. Until recently.   I’ve been looking into buying a [...]

April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More