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Harmony through Music: Vivienne Westwood Dresses Joyce DiDonato

SEEN was delighted to hear of the creative collaboration between the American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Vivienne Westwood Couture. DiDonato will wear Vivienne Westwood’s designs on her forthcoming new tour and album of 15 powerful Baroque arias, entitled ‘War & Peace – Harmony through Music’.

SEEN was delighted to hear of the creative collaboration between the American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Vivienne Westwood Couture. DiDonato will wear Vivienne Westwood’s designs on her forthcoming new tour and album of 15 powerful Baroque arias, entitled ‘War & Peace – Harmony through Music’.

To embody these themes, Vivienne Westwood has created two different, stunning ensembles: For ‘War’, DiDonato will wear a metallic corseted gown in gunmetal grey jacquard lurex, and a tar-like black sequin embroidered train, which can be detached during her performance for heightened drama. A smoky cape of black super-organza veils the gown, creating a gliding weightless effect for the singer.

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For Peace, DiDonato will wear a Grecian-style corset, ethereal in a delicate, iridescent aluminium-foiled organza, teamed with a long tulle cape, also in aluminium organza, over-printed with a tranquil forest green dye.

Joyce DiDonato will be delighting audiences in London at the Barbican Centre, on 22nd November.

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.