T minus two days to go til New York Fashion Week officially kicks off the SS24 season of runway shows and presentations. Over in London, events and gigs are multiplying by the dozen ahead of LFW, with Boiler Room is joined by Places + Faces and Soulection for a Burgess Park takeover filled with some of the hottest DJs right now.
New York Fashion Week is about to kick off
We are just two days away from the official start of NYFW. While designers are gearing up for their big show, running around chaotically trying to get everything done in time, we’re impatiently waiting to see what’s going to go down. There are few things specifically we’re looking forward to and you should too: Peter Do’s debut at Helmut Lang, whatever Collina Strada has in store for us and the next step in Dion Lee’s creative journey.
London’s FLANNELS is hosting a Louboutin exhibition
You probably know Christian Louboutin as the red-bottomed heel master, but now the brand is dropping the six inch elevated shoes for sneakers (still red-bottomed though). To celebrate the launch of the ASTROLOUBI sneaker, FLANNELS X’s Oxford Street flagship store is holding an in-store concept pop-up that features installations and artworks in line with the 90s basketball-themed aesthetic of the sneaker. The pop-up is now open until September 14, gearing up to travel to FLANNELS X’s Liverpool and Sheffield stores.
Tokyo’s National Art Center is showing Tate Museum art
The National Art Center Tokyo is hosting an exhibition filled with over 120 different artworks borrowed from the Tate in London. Titled “Light,” the exhibition traces back 200 years of art history and features all sorts of mediums from painting to motion picture. Just some of the artists whose work is on display includes Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson.
Ryan Wilde is deconstructing the Playboy bunny in LA
The multidisciplinary artist Ryan Wilde is showcasing “There’s No Bunny” at the UTA Artist Space in LA. This exhibition dives into the themes of gender performance, specifically looking at how women use clothes and costumes to reflect their identities. The iconic Playboy Bunny outfit becomes a central subject, deconstructing what it stands for and contextualising it in today’s society trying to break away from the constructs imposed by the patriarchy.
Boiler Room and Places + Faces are hosting a party in London
Boiler Room is returning to Burgess Park in South London with Soulection and Place + Faces next Saturday. The musical event will take place day and night, starting at 12 p.m. and ending at 4 a.m. with headliners including Chase & Status, MrJazziQ, Fumez The Engineer, Kebra Ethiopia Sound System and more. Tickets are now up for grabs on Boiler Room’s website.
There’s a new Korean experimental art exhibition at the Guggenheim
Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s–1970s is coming to the world-renowned Guggenheim museum making it the first North American exhibition dedicated to Korean Experimental art. This exhibition dives into the art movement born out of Korea, depicting the socioeconomic state of the country in a post-war setting, with approximately 80 works on display spanning over three tower galleries.
Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO is holding a pop up in Seoul
Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO is hosting its “IMITATION COMPLEX” pop up in Seoul’s Space MUE. The pop up will feature the Maison’s latest collection, which includes a range of wavy-soled sneakers, accessories like handbags and other ready-to-wear pieces. The space will also be decorated with cut-out decorations, one which reads “No Matter Never Mind No Mind Never Matter.”
Don’t Touch My Fro is hosting a London musical night
Over in London radio show Don’t Touch My Fro is holding another event filled with DJs and performances after a highly-successful sold out first event. This time around, the event will take place on September 15 at Venue MOT. Expect to see Earl Jeffers, Mr Redley, Sass, Ollie Babajide Tikare and Benjamin Matheson playing some old-school, soulful bangers. Tickets are now available for purchase online.
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