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Theatrical Alchemy: Gucci at Milan Fashion Week

Fashion always re-invents itself, and in the process constantly references itself and the past from which it springs fully-formed, like Minerva from the head of Jupiter. Thus fashion God Alessandro Michele presented his AW17 co-ed collection of 119 looks on the catwalk for MFW.

Michele took alchemy as his central premise; turning base materials into gold noting his thematic intentions as “a transformative whirl that reassembles fragments, codes and stories projected on a fresh horizon of sense”.  Not so much a collection then, as a Gucci world-view.

His co-ed collection for AW17 saw motifs derived from nature (the base materials of ancient alchemists), and elements from fashion culture itself, all filtered through a Gucci (read Michele) sensibility.

As befitting such a fashion alchemist, Michele gave few interviews after the show, confining himself to brief appearances from his cloistered VIP room in an iridescent disco-ball jacket, leaving it to Gucci to fly in a coterie of club kids in drag and elaborate costumes, who, with Tori Amos, enlivened the after-party in the baroque halls of a school in Milan. The club kids are of course, the very inspiration that Michele needs to create his ‘Renaissance street style’.










Seen this week

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Prep release new single and play Islington Assembly Hall this Sunday

Well, if this isn’t the sound of the summer, SEEN doesn’t know what is – PREP have aired the new video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, the first single to arrive from their forthcoming EP ‘Cold Fire’, due out in April 2018. Directed by Tuixen Benet (also behind the choreography for Tame Impala’s ‘The Less …

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Enjoy the Feast of St. Patrick with with a Midleton Very Rare Champagne Cocktail at Corrigan’s of Mayfair

Londoners will know how enthusiastically the city enjoys St. Patrick’s Day. For a different and very luxurious experience of this auspicious day, you might want to try a trip to one of (Irishman born and bred), Richard Corrigan’s restaurants, particularly Corrigan’s Mayfair who will be hosting a full-day celebration for St. Patrick’s Day with Irish …

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Art on a Postcard Presents their Secret Auction at The Other Art Fair

Regular readers of SEEN will know that we just love the charitable initiatives set up by Art on a Postcard. They bring art lovers (and it must be said, auction-lovers) together for the support of the Hepatitis C Trust, which is dedicated to raising awareness, ending discrimination and being a hub for information and representation …

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Unflinching: Jenny Wilson releases Lo’ Hi’

SEEN is fascinated by the discomfiting yet necessary vision of Jenny Wilson who has released a new single LO’ HI’, the latest track to emerge from her forthcoming album 
‘EXORCISM’, due for UK release on April 20, 2018 via Gold Medal Recordings. Having previously collaborated with contemporaries including Robyn and The Knife (to whose Rabid …

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László Moholy-Nagy at The Isokon Gallery

The Isokon building in Hampstead has been home to many creative people: Agatha Christie, Nicholas Monsarrat, Adrian Stokes and, of course, leading lights in the Bauhaus movement, three of whom, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius and László Moholy-Nagy are to be honoured with a Blue Plaque, courtesy of English heritage. There is no better time to …

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Asian Cuisine and South American Fire at Avenue

Never mind the snow, SEEN doesn’t let severe weather warnings come between her and the discovery of a new dining concept. Thus it was that I minced carefully down to the old-school London environs of St James, yet another of those areas in the capital that shows us another side of the city. St James …