Wednesday 25 January 2012

Art-iculate: London Art Fair highlights

Last Wednesday I visited the Business Design Centre to attend the opening night of the prestigious London Art Fair. An annual five day event showcasing the best in British and contemporary art, there were hundreds of superb works on display.

Below are some particular artists who caught my eye:

Annie Morris: Untitled (peg piece)

Agnes Toth: Empathy

 Agnes Toth

Andy Stewart: Under a Gibbous moon

 Boyle Family: Study for the fire series with melted records

Howard Dyke: Untitled (smoking plie)

Ralph Fleck: Stadion

James Jessop: Valley of horror

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Cocosa launch editorial offering, Trend Edit

 Luxury online fashion e-tailer Cocosa has recently launched their very first fashion editorial in the form of a fab magazine entitled Trend Edit. Released biannually, the first addition highlights the best trends of SS12 for both men and women, creating a concise and clear-cut offering broken down by fashion capital, similar to that produced in print by Elle Collections – but better.

With contributions from esteemed fashion designers, stylists and commentators such as Henry Holland and Lauretta Roberts of WGSN Boutique, Trend Edit talks through all of the hottest trends of the forthcoming season in fashion, beauty and accessories. The layout is entirely original, filling pages with a variety of cylindrical patterns comprising a cacophony of catwalk images.
One of the best features of Trend Edit is the LFW timeline and of course, as the title might suggest the trend reports. Essential reading for those not necessarily affiliated with the industry in any way, little touches such as a double page spread of invitation designs and a handy buyers’ guide are priceless.

Each issue can be found on the Cocosa website, which since its launch in 2008 has fast become a fashion portal to be reckoned with. While different areas are open to members and non-members, Trend Edit is open to all. Cocosa is renowned for the global brands it carries such as Michael kors, Felder Felder and Jonathan Saunders, offering exclusive discounts and hand-picked products in addition to daily Style Notes.
A destination for all things high fashion, Cocosa and Trend Edit provide a wealth of knowledge for the fashion addict!