Bags: Inside Out Victoria and Albert Museum Until 19 January 2022 The functional use of bags has a symbolic significance that is thoroughly explored in this V&A exhibition.
The Regency Wardrobe at Firle Place. Review by Barbara Lewis. Two centuries after the Regency period officially ended, Jane Austen adaptations and the U.S. series Bridgerton have revived passions for Empire waistlines, corsets and fetching bonnets.
by Carla Scarano • art, authors, books, design, drawing, exhibitions, fashion, film, music, photography, year 2021 • Tags: art, authors, books, Carla Scarano, design, drawing, exhibitions, fashion, film, photography •
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, Victoria and Albert Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. .”..a marvellous but unsettling journey through the origin of Alice’s stories and their adaptations and reinventions in films, art, music, fashion, photography and design.”
The Arctic: Culture and Climate: Resilience and an enduring thriving culture characterise the population living in the Arctic, a large area in the North Pole comprising Greenland, Alaska, some of the northern territories of Canada, and parts of Siberia and Scandinavia.
Pallant House Gallery. Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain. Review by Barbara Lewis. Painter and teacher Paul Nash referred to the group of artists he taught in the early 1920s as “an outbreak of talent”.
by Barbara Lewis • art, design, exhibitions, fashion, history, installations, tapestry, textiles, year 2020 • Tags: art, Barbara Lewis, design, exhibitions, fashion, history, installations, tapestry, textiles •
The risk for any exhibition at Two Temple Place – a glorious late Victorian mansion at Temple, central London – is that the wood carving and stained-glass beauty of the building will steal the show.
The revolutionary attitude that Mary Quant’s iconic outfits convey strikes the viewer at the V&A retrospective exhibition. She is considered one of the most influential fashion designer of the 1960s.
by Carla Scarano • architecture, art, design, drawing, exhibitions, fashion, festivals, food, history, installations, painting, poetry, sculpture, society, travel, year 2019 • Tags: architecture, art, Carla Scarano, design, drawing, exhibitions, fashion, festivals, food, installations, painting, poetry, sculpture, society, travel •
Tokyo: a bridge between tradition and modernity, by Carla Scarano D’Antonio. Compared to Kyoto, Tokyo is bigger, busier and cosmopolitan. My friend Ornella and I had plenty of time by ourselves as my daughter was busy with her course at the Bunka Gakuen University where she is attending a Master in Fashion and Design.
If Brexit is the result of a backward-looking nostalgia, the Swinging London of the Chelsea Set was the opposite: it marked a determination to move on from the devastation and austerity left by World War II.
The Russian architect Berthold Lubetkin once declared “Nothing is too Good for Ordinary People”* and as a founder of the radical Tecton group he designed municipal housing which combined the creation of healthy spaces, where people could live healthy lives, with the expression of his modernist aesthetic.