* This article on the five reasons to visit the Isabella Blow exhibit is fab - in a nutshell: 1. It is a history lesson in hats 2. It is a story about the power of fashion – and its limitations 3. It's very funny 4. This is an eyewitness account of the Cool Britannia era and 5. Clothes that someone has worn are much more fun than an 'archive' Click the link below to read more.
*In July Issey Miyake supplied a "series of special pleated costumes for the athletes and enlisted the help of his friend Daniel Ezralow to choreograph the show, filled with gravity-defying jumps, light projections and massive swathes of blue silk" for a Japanese rhythmic gymnastics team. The documentary "Flying Bodies," a film by Hiroyuki Nakano, provides behind-the-scenes footage of the intense training sessions and preparations that went into the performance.
* The publishing house of Taschen just does the best books. Honestly if there was ever to be a Shrimpton Couture book we would hope to team up with them as their books are just so damn pretty! So we can't wait for their latest featuring a personal look at Serge and Jane Birkin as captured by Andrew Birkin. Def one for e resource shelves!
* Ann Demeulemeester is bidding adieu to her namesake label, which she founded in 1985 with her photographer husband Patrick Robyn. Since her first show in 1992 her label has had a cult following amongst fashion insiders. "A new time is coming both for my personal life and the brand Ann Demeulemeester," the designer said. "[The brand] has its own identity and legacy that is able to continue growing without me." We say to watch for vintage Demeulemeester pieces to start rising in value!