It’s that time of the year when half the world dresses up as cats, and pumpkin is in everything from spiced lattes to doorways. In case you didn’t know, we’re on about Halloween, and there’s loads going on. Annabel’s is throwing a spine-chilling bash this Friday, Crocs is rounding out Croctober with a bang, MSCHF is throwing an art exhibition in Seoul, and The Other Art Fair is returning to Brooklyn. If that’s piqued your interest, keep reading to find out more about what’s going on around the world.
Get masked up for Annabel’s Halloween Party
If there’s ever a time to let go of your inhibitions and have a good old party, it’s Halloween, and what better way to spend it than at London’s most iconic nightlife spot? This Friday, on October 27th, Annabel’s is set to host its annual Halloween extravaganza, promising a perfect blend of elegance and spine-tingling spookiness. In past years, the themes have ranged from the unsettling ‘Circus of Horrors’ to the otherworldly ‘Invasion Planet Earth’ However, this year, the stage is set for a “Horrors of Venetian Carnival,” and the Club will unveil a grand façade featuring a hand-carved Venetian mask with animated eyes that eerily watch over Berkeley Square. This captivating installation adds an extra layer of mystery and allure to the night’s festivities. Anticipate a parade of grand dresses and decorative masks as Annabel’s A-list guests gather for a hauntingly good time.
Sofia Coppola talks Priscilla with Sundance
Ahead of Sofia Coppola’s eighth film, Priscilla, which is based on the memoir Elvis and Me written by Priscilla Presley, the filmmaker and actress is discussing her creative process and her career as a filmmaker. The film received a standing ovation when it premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival and is expected to do well in Cinemas this November. The event will be live-streamed from 12:00 a.m. until 1:15 a.m. BST and will be available to watch on-demand for registered members 48 hours after, with a pay-per-view on-demand service following. Register your interest in the event here.
Levi’s partners with The Visionary Lab and Vitra for new exhibition
The Visionary Lab has tasked fashion designers and artists to breathe new life into pre-used Vitra chairs using repurposed Levi’s denim as part of Dutch Design Week. The partnership forms part of The Visionary Lab’s mission to change the notion of waste by crafting visually pleasing designs from discarded or unwanted items. The chairs will be on show as part of the event, which runs from October 21-29 at Fuutlaan 12C, Eindhoven – a spacious former woodworker atelier.
Sune to open neighbourhood restaurant on Broadway Market
Renowned Sommelier Honey Spencer and her partner Charlie Sims will open their East London neighbourhood restaurant, Sune, this November. A stripped-back canal-side space will transform throughout the day from a chilled-out lunch spot in the day to an intimate candle-lit dinner destination come evening. The kitchen will be helmed by Michael Robins, who previously spent two years as head chef of Pidgin. Sune will open in late November, so make your reservations now.
Crocs ends “Croctober” with a starry display
Crocs kicked off October with a month of festivities as part of its “Croctober” programme. After releasing its internet-breaking cowboy boot, the opinion-dividing shoe brand is launching the “Crocstellation,” a new constellation in the sky outlined as a giant Classic Crocs Clog to commemorate the Crocs nation. Fans will be able to view the design by visiting the Crocs website and social platforms to access the exclusive AR feature this Wednesday October 25 – you know what to do.
MSCHF is launching its first retrospective museum exhibition
MSCHF, the American art collective known for its thought-provoking art installations, is heading to Seoul from November 10, 2023, until March 31, 2024. The exhibition, titled “Nothing Is Sacred,” will house a selection of MSCHF’s works at the Daelim Museum. Expect everything from the weird to the wonderful, with a few reflective nods to consumer culture thrown in the mix, too.
The Other Art Fair returns to Brooklyn
The Other Art Fair is the global art fair that connects independent artists with thousands of art buyers, and this November, from the 9th-12th, it is heading to Brooklyn. More than half of the exhibitors showing are local to the New York Metropolitan area – so it really does feel like a community affair. Guests can expect drinks, delicious food and coffee from Maman, live DJ sets, unique installations and a hands-on workshop. Get your tickets here.
Carnaby Street gets Christmassy
Every year, Carnaby Street lights up with its annual Christmas Lights Switch On, marking the start of the festive season in The West End. This year, visitors will be invited to enter the Carnaby Universe, with a new installation illuminated during an experimental shopping and dining party, which will see a host of brands, restaurants and bars come together for exciting activations and promotions. The lights switch-on will take place on Wednesday, November 8 from 4 to 8 pm, lighting up Soho with some festive cheer.
Browns and Luxclusif link up for an exclusive luxury collection
Browns and luxury re-sale platform Luxclusif have teamed up for an exclusive collection of 50 coveted pre-owned luxury bags from Chanel, Hermés and Louis Vuitton, handpicked by Browns’ buying team and available to shop in-store at Browns’ Brook Street location. For the collaboration, the Browns accessories room has been transformed into a museum of the world’s most sought-after handbags, all available to purchase – including an assortment of Chanel’s Double Flap and Boy Bags and Hermés Kelly and Birkin bags. If you want to own a piece of fashion history, get yourself down to Browns.
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