A mixer darkly – SHIGETO
Raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Shigeto (born Zach Saginaw) grew through the musical ranks looking up to the likes of Athletic Mic League, Binary Star, and the Ghostly International crew. After putting out some material on indie label Moodgadget, Shigeto would eventually sign with Ghostly where he released various EPs along with his debut album, […]
BOOKED OUT – Mirren Burke
Booked Out, the story of a graphic novel fanatic-cum-aspiring illustrator who falls for her elusive next door neighbour, premieres in the UK on Tuesday. Wonderland spoke to its star Mirren Burke about the role – her debut screen performance – and asks; if you could choose to be in any film past or present, what […]
Milan Fashion Week – AW12
The autumn/winter ’12 shows are well under way, hinting at a darker, gothic sensibility for next season. Milan did it full of intoxicating glamour but with a newfound stripped-back elegance (à la Jil Sander). With Rooney Mara fringes at Marni, a play on boxy tailoring at Bottega Veneta, and beaming jewels just about everywhere, it […]
Tumblr, Burger King and fake tattoos – ROBERTO PIQUERAS
What sort of fashion designer is sponsored by Burger King, you may ask? Spanish import Roberto Piqueras‘ fusion of athletic irony teamed with oversized and sometimes “unwearable” garments is slowly projecting him into the east London fashion hall of fame. Reigning from Barcelona and now residing in his new home of London, Wonderland wanted to […]
NEW NOISE: Vince Kidd
The ambitious south Londoner Vince Kidd has accomplished a fair amount in his 22 years and this Olympic year is set to ignite the music industry.
The top five worst Oscar acceptance speeches
Aren’t the Academy Awards just inexplicably gross these days? If the closed minded, Hollywood-saturated shortlists weren’t reason enough to flick past BBC1’s 84th anniversary coverage last night, recent years have produced an influx of cringe-’til-you-cramp acceptance speeches. After a good few hours of tormented deliberation, here’s a our breakdown of the very worst…
WATCH – Lissie for Wonderland
In an exclusive film short, Illinois born singer-songwriter Lissie takes Wonderland on a whistle-stop tour of some of her favourite London spots…
BLANK CITY – a Wonderland exclusive
BLANK City is the story of New York’s once thriving New Wave filmmaking community (most prominent in the early-to-mid 1980s) – told by some of its most active and revolutionary members. Directed by Céline Danhier, herself a nascent creative, the film weaves never-before-seen movie and found footage alongside comment from the likes of Steve Buscemi, […]
NEW NOISE: Selebrities
Like many of their contemporaries, Brooklynites Maria Usbeck, Jer Robert Paulin, Max Peterson – Selebrities to you and I – are infatuated with the atmosphere-soaked, purple hued pop art of the 1980s – hand-illustrated movie posters, rainbow lit discotheques, dry ice and the rest. They even go as far as to cite “the haze before […]
BACKSTAGE at LFW… Oliver Spencer
Thrills’n’spills – we ducked under the velvet rope at Oliver Spencer’s showcase this week, and revelled in all its nail-biting tension and pre-eminent excitement…
Katie Eary for WONDERLAND
Wonderland‘s Way Perry styled a video that opened Katie Eary’s AW12 showcase as part of London Fashion Week on Tuesday. For those who missed the show, or were keen to grab a closer look at the fantasy short – brimming with strangely placed taxidermy, sulky stares and elf-eared models – here it is in full: […]
London Fashion Week – EMILIO DE LA MORENA
Emilio de la Morena presented another heavenly array of body-skimming pieces yesterday to a stylish crowd eager to see what the designer had to offer. Several designers have returned to their roots for inspiration this week and de la Morena was another to add to the list, evoking inspiration from his countries historical traditional dress.
London Fashion Week – HOLLY FULTON
Perhaps Holly Fulton was feeling a little nostalgic of summer when it came to designing her AW12 collection as neither the fabrics, nor the colour palette used for her offering was pragmatic for a typical British winter. Although, who ever said fashion has to be practical?
Diesel Black Gold AW12
Diesel Black Gold’s womenswear collection for autumn, was shown at New York’s Pier 57 last week as part of New York Fashion Week. A gaggle of stars, including actress Emily Rossum and model Amber Le Bon, attended the front row as svelte models unveiled a scaley, androgynous and detailed collection. Flick through the gallery to […]
London Fashion Week – DAVID KOMA
David Koma is a master of flaunting the female form. His AW12 collection yesterday stayed true to his signature disposition of contoured silhouettes but with a distinct air of seduction that has not been seen from the Koma woman before, which hardly surprised us considering Koma’s influence was drawn from Boldini’s portrayal of Marchesa Luisa […]
Dans La Vie – CLASH BEAUTY
Dans La Vie, spearheaded by Wasada University-graduate Rira Sugawara, is a particularly colour-conscious designing vehicle aimed at sucking in the work of contemporary music, fashion and art’s boldest statement makers – Andy Warhol, Madonna, McQueen – and spitting them back in collections no epilespy sufferer would go near. Sugawara showcased her AW12 collection ‘Clash Beauty’ […]
London Fashion Week – PRINGLE
Alistair Carr may only be in his sophomore season as Design Director at Pringle but based solely upon the performance executed today, we would have assumed he had been at it for years. The austere surroundings at Philips de Pury made sure that no attention was stolen away from the collection focused around the classic […]
In this latest film for Wonderland accompanying a shoot in the current February/March edition, we follow Faster and Going The Distance star Oliver Jackson-Cohen in a blue and grayscale-splashed short… Film: Rhys Frampton Fashion Editor: Way Perry Editing and filming: Daniel Burdett Make-up: Adam De Cruz Hair: Meggie Cousland
London Fashion Week – MARK FAST
A mob of photographers sprinted to the front row as Nicola Roberts, dressed colourful checks from head to toe, took her place upon the front row, stirring some excitement in the crowd. Then happened the unexpected. The photographers abruptly forgot about Miss Roberts and turned their focus to someone bigger and better; that’s right ladies […]
London Fashion Week – PAUL SMITH
There’s a lot that men could learn from the ultra-cool Paul Smith woman, who paraded the double catwalk at The Royal Horticultural Halls yesterday.
BARBARA HAMMER – The Fearless Frame
With over 80 films to her name, and a major retrospective at the Tate Modern until Friday called “The Fearless Frame”, pioneering experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer still found time to talk to Wonderland about politicising audiences, breaking taboos, and the late Whitney Houston’s bathtub.
London Fashion Week – ACNE
We had been expecting great things from Acne, but what materialised in the concrete surroundings at the Old Sorting Office exceeded our expectations tenfold. We were ushered to our seats, cocktails in hand and finding it hard to contain our excitement by the vast space filled with a buzzing audience.
London Fashion Week – HOUSE OF HOLLAND
Traditionally at a House of Holland showcase, Henry Holland’s nearest and dearest mass together, cheering his newest collection down the catwalk. and the performance yesterday did not disappoint: BFC’s newest Ambassador Alexa Chung alongside Poppy Delevigne and Pixie Geldof perched on the front row.
London Fashion Week – JOHN ROCHA
John Rocha dug deep into his heritage, and drew upon cherished memories of Hong Kong’s Happy Valley Race Track to bring us his AW12 collection, just a few hours after his daughter Simone had offered her own with to a great reception.
London Fashion Week – JASPER CONRAN
Some might say that sticking to what you know is predictable; unless of course you’re Jasper Conran, who sticks to what he knows and does it perfectly.