During the recent London Fashion Week in the end of February, I have had a chance to visit Burberry Makers House , where the showcase of the inspiration, the process and design references behind the brand’s second see-now-buy-now collection are exposed. Makers House was opened as a fashion exhibition, offering the public the chance to celebrate the new runway collection freshly after the show, alongside the work of Henry Moore, the iconic artist that inspired it.
I have long been wanting to visit Barbican Conservatory , London’s hidden oasis in the heart of the city but never get to go as this beautiful landscape only open on Sunday. And finally last Sunday was perfect because my friends were visiting so we went there for a lazy afternoon walk. This conservatory is the second biggest in London and it is quite calming to see the Barbican Centre’s brutalist architecture inhibits such thousands species of tropical plants. Strolling inside this landscape can make you feel a bit sci-fi vibe, out of future where the city was already abandoned and the plants were left free. I saw many sketchers there, drawing botanicals and buildings on their pads. Some of them were coming alone, and some were from the meetup groups. Would love to come here to paint when the weather is nicer, meanwhile I am waiting forever for spring.
Perched on a hill above the smoke and the crowd of London, Highgate Cemetery is a peaceful and magical village of the post lives. There, a wealth of gothic tombs and Victorian romantic graves live in harmony, entwined with overgrown woods and nature. It is a home to many famous people e.g. Karl Marx
Not very usual to visit a cemetery during Christmas, but I’m always been intrigued by its beauty and mystery. I have written about Glasgow Necropolis and Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris. A cemetery is never a hang out spot, neither a creepy/goth area, but the place of contemplation, bringing in peace of mind.
Christmas comes early this year, as the fourth annual Monocle Christmas Market took place at Midori House, the office of Winkreative design studio and Monocle, on last weekend (5-6th December 2015). After weeks of stress and pressure from college work review, I was successfully filled up with cheerful joy, chirstmas-sy vibe by these fellow friendly reindeers, shared mulled wine, amazing cheesy Swiss raclette, Mast brothers chocolate and other brands I love. I am now trying to shoot more in video as a moving-image practitioner.
London is now the destination for many fashion exhibitions happening this year. Besides CHANEL’s Mademoiselle Privé that took place in Saatchi Gallery during the same period, Here is the exhibition “LOUIS VUITTON SERIES 3”. It is an experimental exhibition that continues from SERIES 1 and 2 that had been shown to the world earlier this year. The Brutalist, former office block next to Somerset House on Strand is the home for the exhibition, inviting visitors to experience a journey that exposed a creative process behind Nicolas Ghesquière‘s Autumn/Winter 2015 women’s collection for Louis Vuitton as an artistic director. Here is some glimpse inside the exhibition shot by my iphone, Sorry for the poor quality and my poor vdo editing skill.