Whether you’re most interested in hitting up Milan Fashion Week, getting cosy in the London rain, heading to Barcelona for the festival of the summer, or taking a trip to Tokyo for some much needed culture, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the fashion, music, arts, and cultural events that are opening their doors this week around the world.
SS24 Fashion Month heads to its next stop: Milan
With New York and London ticked off the list, that can only mean one thing: Spring/Summer ‘23 is heading to its third stop on the fashion world tour. You guessed it, we’re hitting up Milan. With the likes of Prada, Gucci, Valentino and Versace preparing to take to the runway throughout the course of the next few days, Milan Fashion Week is always big, always exciting, and always does the most. Keep up with the next week’s events over on our Instagram.
Axel Arigato links up with 10 Corso Como in Milan
As the rest of us all look to Milan for the pending SS24 Fashion Week which kicks off today, Axel Arigato’s also hitting up Milan, preparing for the launch of its new AW23 setup at the iconic 10 Corso Como concept store. Open from September 19 to October 5, the physical store will host a range of footwear and ready-to-wear from Axel Arigato’s AW23 menswear and womenswear collections. If you’re in Milan this week, don’t miss it.
JW Anderson’s getting artsy at Offer Waterman
JW Anderson is teaming up with London-based Modern Art gallery, Offer Waterman, this Autumn for a new exhibition titled “On Foot.” With an aim of bringing contemporary artists into the dialogue when it comes to iconic British artworks, the exhibition will feature a variety of JW Anderson’s own designs for LOEWE and his eponymous brand, alongside other British artists including Frank Auerbach, Shawanda Corbett, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth, and more. Find the exhibition in Mayfair, free and open to the public from September 18 till 28 October.
Tokyo hosts the Exhibition of Yves Saint Laurent
Previously hosted in Paris, the Exhibition of Yves Saint Laurent is now travelling over to Asia this Autumn, and more specifically to Tokyo where it will be hosted at the The National Art Center, Nogizaka. Featuring 110 iconic pieces, including garments like the 1965 Mondrian dresses and sketches of Saint Laurent at work, the exhibition is the perfect follow on from Tokyo’s recent showing of Christian Dior’s past works. Open from today until and running through ‘till December 11th, this isn’t one to be missed.
Bex Day’s celebrating the vulva in London
Photographer Bex Day is unveiling her latest photographic series titled “PETAL,” with a solo exhibition and book launch in London this week. The exhibition, hosted at Have a Butchers, celebrates the uniqueness of the vulva, a subject that Day’s new works have sought to challenge the preconceived notions of, in an effort to rewrite the patriarchal narratives around genitalia. Hit up the “PETAL,” exhibition and celebrate your vulva between September 14 and October 6.
La Mercè Festival is lighting up Barcelona
Barcelona’s biggest annual street party, La Mercè Festival, returns this September with light-shows, fireworks, food stalls, and more festivities. Lasting for five days, the over one-hundred-year-old festival is a celebration of the end of summer, welcoming the cooler months of autumn and filling the streets with events, fire runs (Correfoc) and as many people as can fit. One of the more traditional, cultural, and wholesome events on this list, if you’re in Barcelona check it out on September 22 to 25.
Lacoste is celebrating its 90th Birthday with Wavey Garms
Lacoste is turning 90 this year, and in celebration of its 90th anniversary is hosting a pop-up event in Shoreditch, London with Wavey Garms. Open from the 14th – 26th September, the pop-up at Truman Brewery will house over 400 vintage pieces from tracksuits, polos, and runway pieces, all priced between £50-£350. By partnering with vintage resale phenomenon, Wavey Garms, Lacoste has sourced only the most desirable and elite products to put on offer, as well as a series of activations in-store.
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