Around the World: Palace is opening up in Seoul, NOW Gallery is celebrating its 10th anniversary & more

Around the World: Palace is opening up in Seoul, NOW Gallery is celebrating its 10th anniversary & more

by Ollie Cox
6 min

If you’re fancying a bit of culture, a new place to shop, or looking forward to next month’s women’s fashion season, there’s loads to sink your teeth into this week. NOW Gallery is celebrating its 10th anniversary, Palace is opening a store in Korea, Reference Studios is creating a new platform for emerging and international designers as part of Berlin Fashion Week, and Mejuri has launched a pop-up in Selfridges. Take a look at what’s going on around the world below. 

NOW Gallery is Celebrating 10 years 

NOW Gallery has showcased some of the most exciting emerging names across fashion photography, design and art. Now the Greenwich Peninsula-based art and culture hub is celebrating ten years in the game, continuing to support creatives and their work throughout 2024. This year, the first exhibition the gallery will host will be “War Child Presents Secret 7″,” inviting some of the world’s biggest artists and designers to create one-of-a-kind record sleeves for 700 records which will be exhibited, then sold, with all proceeds going to War Child.

The latest Palace store is good for the Seoul 

Palace Skateboards has been bringing a bit of London to the world since it opened its first overseas store in New York in 2017, and now it is continuing its expansion into Asia, opening a brick-and-mortar location in Seoul. Ahead of the launch, the Palace team have been sampling some of the street spots the city has to offer before what will be a belter of an opening party. Keep your eyes peeled on the brand’s Instagram for more information. 

Poon’s Wontoneria is celebrating the Chinese New Year

Poon’s Wontoneria, the Chinese restaurant residency at No.23 Charlotte Street by Amy Poon, is celebrating the Lunar new year. A selection of handmade wontons will be available alongside limited edition Shui Jiao “Water Dumplings,” which will be on the menu throughout the festive period. Also on the cards are noodle bowls and family-orientated small plates. To round out the celebration, a Signature Clay Pot set will be available to purchase throughout the celebration. 

Reference Studios unveils Intervention ahead of Berlin Fashion Week 
Reference Studios ©

Berlin and Milan-based communications agency Reference Studios is launching its latest initiative, “Intervention,” a novel platform for emerging and international designers integrated into the official calendar of Berlin Fashion Week. “Intervention” will unfold through a meticulously curated series of progressive runway shows and presentations hosted from within the confines of a former department store in the heart of Berlin-Neuköln. Among the features are Berlin debuts by Gerrit Jacob and back2back by Marcelo Alcaide & Yolanda Zobel. It will also present LUEDER’s first runway show in Berlin on Wednesday. 

The Rolling Stones’ Carnaby Street store is selling signed art by Ronnie Wood
The Rolling Stones ©

Ronnie Wood’s creative talents extend beyond just music, spilling over into painting and drawing, with his art widely collected around the world. Now, you can get your hands on signed artwork at the Rolling Stones Flagship store on Carnaby Street, with each piece inspired by his time in the band. Titled “The Eleventh Hour,” each work has looked to Max Beckmann, a German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor and writer. You already know these will be extremely popular, so get down while you can to get a look at the limited-edition works.

Mejuri is landing in London’s Selfridges

Mejuri, the global fine jewellery brand, will launch a seven-week pop-up at Selfridges London. From January 29 to March 17 in retail and January 22 until May 21 in e-commerce, customers will be able to experience the label in the comfort of one of London’s premium shopping spots. The brand’s latest, “Puffy Charlotte,” collection will be available to shop, including two exclusive rings inspired by the iconic yellow bags of Selfridges. If you’re in the Big Smoke, be sure to check this one out. 

Berlin is exploring queer filmmaking with Karim Aïnouz
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DAAD Gallery is hosting “Karim Aïnouz: BLAST!,” a journey into the photographic and visual archive of the internationally renowned filmmaker and artist Karim Aïnouz. The show will reflect Aïnouz’s unique vision, which traversed formal boundaries ranging from experimental queer cinema to complex character studies and poetic explorations of his Brazilian-Algerian origins. If this sounds like a bit of you, “BLAST!” will open on February 2 and run until March 10. 

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