Unknown’s in Lithuania, GCDS is in Milan, Paloma Wool’s in NYC, & more

Unknown’s in Lithuania, GCDS is in Milan, Paloma Wool’s in NYC, & more

by Robyn Pullen
8 min

This week we’ve rounded up the fashion, music, and art’s must-see events, exhibitions, and pop-ups around the world. GCDS is handing out pastries in Milan; Paloma Wool’s opening a pop-up in the Big Apple; Unknown London is hosting a party in Lithuania with BACKYARD; Zimmermann’s arriving in Paris for the summer; and Hannah Hallermann’s enriching Berlin with topical art. Keep reading to find out more.

Unknown London and BACKYARD are hitting up Lithuania 

Streetwear brand Unknown London is hitting up Lithuania for a fashion pop-up in collaboration with BACKYARD with even more to offer. Whilst the pop-up itself already looks unmissable, with Unknown London’s first ten customers getting free pieces, BACKYARD and Unknown London are also presenting an afterparty with Strandz. The afterparty will host performances from Proflame, Papi and special guests, and sets from DJs Trezzor, Gerrythedj, Bansheep, Dani. If you’re in Lithuania around Vilnius, Gallery 1986 this May 11th, make sure to hit up the pop-up and afterparty.

GCDS is celebrating Hello Kitty’s 50th anniversary

Today GCDS is hitting up Milan for an adorable pop-up in collaboration with everyone’s favourite kitty: Hello Kitty. For Hello Kitty’s 50th anniversary celebration, GCDS will be opening a themed bakery offering sweet treats to Hello Kitty fans in Milan from 8am to 5pm, at Via Leopoldo Cicognara 19, Milano. If you’re down for getting out the house and eating some cake for Hello Kitty’s birthday, hit up the GCDS pop-up today.

Paloma Wool is hosting a pop-up in the Big Apple

Paloma Wool is hitting up the Big Apple this summer, for a new pop-up opening this week (on May 9th) and staying open until June 30th. Paloma Wool is inviting fans of the brand to try on and shop its SS24 collection inside a space decorated with chic furniture by set designer Sati Leonne Faulks. If you’re in NYC at the moment or thinking of heading to the city for a summer shopping spree soon, make sure you hit up Paloma Wool’s pop-up located on 425 Broome Street.

Battersea Power Station is getting botanical 

Battersea Power Station – the shopping, eating, entertaining, and relaxing location based in London – is hosting a floral-themed embroidery pop-up on May 9th – 12th, inviting fashion-lovers to add a touch of Spring to their wardrobe. This week, you can hit up the power station’s “Botanical Atelier” to add a free touch of floral embroidery to your fashion or homeware purchases from the Power Station brands. Get down to Battersea at the below times 

Embroiderers The Lost Girls will be at Battersea Power Station’s pop-up on May 9th at 5pm – 8pm, 10th and 11th May at 10am – 8pm and 12th at 12pm – 6pm.

Ally Pally welcomes back the Red Bull Soapbox Race

​​The legendary Red Bull Soapbox Race is returning to Alexandra Palace this June, so get ready to watch (or become) the fearless, daredevil soapbox racers who make the event every year. Soapbox Racing isn’t the only thing going down at Alexandra Palace on June 22nd, though, as the day also invites music, athlete shows, and food vendors to set up on the grounds. If you’re looking for a kinda random but iconic day out this summer, Alexandre Palace’s  Red Bull Soapbox Race might be right up your street. Hit this link to get your hands on tickets.

Hannah Hallermann’s exhibition delves into digital age issues

Artist Hannah Hallermann is revealing a solo exhibition entitled “INFORMATION” in Berlin this week, which showcases her artwork’s exploration of coping with the inunda-tion of facts, lies, and opinion. Living in 2024 comes with dealing with a lot of so-called “fake news” and Hallermann explores this in her work, tapping into the struggles of navigating false and true narrative in our digitised and hyperconnected lives. Hit up HOTO Gallery in Berlin from now until June 14th to view “INFORMATION” and get immersed in Hallermann’s take on the complex social issues we’re all living through right now.

‘Smileys’ are popping up all over London

Image cred: Dan J Burwood

You’ve definitely seen George Georgiou’s Smileys before, and you’re about to see a lot more of them. The iconic inventor of the Smiley, George Georgiou is putting up plaques around London depicting the acid house ‘smiley face’ to celebrate London’s rave scene. Using an interactive map on Georgiou’s website, you can find the locations of the Smiley plaques all over London including iconic rave venues Shoom, Sin, and Velvet Underground. Hit up George Georgiou’s site to find all the London locations of the Smiley plaques now.

Escape the streets of Paris with Zimmermann

If you’re in Paris this summer, for the Olympics, Men’s Fashion Month, or otherwise, make sure to hit up Zimmermann’s pop-up at Le Bon Marché, which will be open for shopping and escaping the buzz of the city from now until August. Designed to offer a relaxing escape, the multi-sensorial oasis occupies an expansive space on the second floor of Le Bon Marché Paris, offering guests a unique shopping experience that’s part installation, part digital technology. Here you can also find Zimmermann’s resort-focused summer collection, perfect for the warm Parisian weather ahead. 

Escape to the Côte d’Azur and sip rosé wine in London

This summer wine lovers will be excited to hear that rosé wine estate Minuty is bringing the French Riviera lifestyle and flavours to the Rosewood Hotel in London. With two bookable Minuty Vineyard Feasts being hosted this summer at the luxury venue, Minuty is transforming the Rosewood’s terrance into VILLA MINUTY, a coastal restaurant inspired by Minuty’s iconic location on the Côte d’Azur. To book the experience and enjoy delicious rosé wine, live music, and a three-course sharing menu, hit up the Rosewood’s website via this link. There will only be two opportunities to attend on June 29th and August 17th, so book asap.

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