PARIS FASHION WEEK: Backstage at Balmain and Lutz Huelle Spring/Summer 2013
The City of Lights is in the grip of Paris Fashion Week, with Dior lined up this afternoon. As ever, the Wonderland backstage photographer was there to record the excitement behind the catwalk. Today, we feature loose braids at Balmain and delicate veils at Lutz Huelle – bonus points if you can spot a certain […]
NEW NOISE: WALL
The brains behind Black Cab Sessions launched their own record label in July, and minimalist pop songstress WALL was the first person they snapped up – and with good reason.
New Noise: Syron
Inspired by reggae and soul greats, Syron‘s soulful blend of R&B slow jams and 90s garage are causing quite a stir. Championed heavily by Mercury winner The xx and hailed as the freshest talent of the year by 1xtra, the South East Londoner’s quickly becoming the name on everyone’s lips. Wonderland grab a mixtape off […]
EMERGING: Rebeca Raney
Rebeca Raney's childlike illustrations might look like they've stepped out of Moominland, but there's a quirky, unpretentious expressiveness that makes us go back for more. Wonderland talks to the Brooklynite artist.
EMERGING: Loulou Reloulou
Loulou Reloulou turns fashion into a game for two. Her label isn't so much a fashion line as a invitation to performance art play: she turns out huge, oversized clothes that have space for two, three – even four. Wonderland talk to the Parisian eccentric about her irrepressible approach to clothes.
COMPETITION: Design a Little Big Planet t-shirt – time's a-ticking
Our Little Big Planet design competition's already attracted its share of stellar entries, and we thought we'd show off some of the budding illustrators to you – there's only 5 days left to enter, so get scribbling!
T-R-I-B-A-L-A-L-A: Textiles ahoy
Designer Camille Walala has teamed up with super-hot concept store Darkroom as part of the London Design Festival, creating a stand-out collection of Pop-tribal paintings, beadwork and textiles inspired by the South African Ndebele tribe. Wonderland caught up with Camille and Darkroom directors Rhonda and Lulu at the T-R-I-B-A-L-A-L-A launch party (ostrich stew and rum […]
NEW NOISE: Sam & The Womp
We might be sliding into winter but you've only got to listen to Sam & The Womp's Balkan beat-inflected 'Bom Bom' to understand why the summer anthem knocked Rita Ora off the charts to hit Number One. Wonderland caught up with them to find out just what 'womping' entails.
EXCLUSIVE: Citizens!, “True Romance”
Citizens! get frisky in their new video for single ‘True Romance’, premiered exclusively on Wonderland. And since you’re so nice, we’ve even got a free Kitsuné remix for you.
HOUSE OF FLORA: Binary Bitch
Geometric detailing, ultra-modern lines and sleek plexiglass: House Of Flora is dragging hatwear into the 21st century and beyond with its S/S 2013 collection, as seen in its new video.
NEW NOISE: Life in Film
East London-based Life In Film have been hailed as the new Joy Division, Interpol, The Smiths all at once. With legendary producer Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths) on board, we’d be surprised if they didn’t explode in a big way next year. Wonderland chats to lead vocalist and guitarist Sam Fry.
LIVE: Jake Bugg owns the Queen of Hoxton for Original Penguin
As part of a series of filmed live performances called Plugged In for US fashion label Original Penguin, Nottingham-via-The World singer-scally Jake Bugg played to a handful of ticket holders at east London venue The Queen of Hoxton last week. The project’s opening event – intimate, irenic orijen dog food distributors and heartfelt as it […]
From moodboard to catwalk: Daks S/S 2013
Classy, cool, crisp – all words that spring to mind when looking at Daks Spring/Summer 2013. Sheila McKain-Ward lets us into the Daks world with a peek at her moodboard for the collection.
LONDON FASHION WEEK: Backstage at Meadham Kirchhoff – Special Report
This season, Meadham Kirchhoff got all knotted up and sent down a collection populated by ladies-in-waiting straight from Marie Antoinette’s court – ribbons, hats and all. We spoke to hairstylist James Pecis about the 18th century Parisienne dame look.
MEAT: 4D Fantasy
Fetish takes on a fluoro-rave tinge in this exclusive film by MEAT, a forward-thinking fashion adventure created by Bo Claridge and Alis Pelleschi, who count Grimes and Rita Ora among their fans.
London Fashion Week: Backstage at Aminika Wilmont, Fashion Fringe and Nasir Mazhar S/S 2013
In the last of our backstage photo-blogs, we went behind the scenes at Aminika Wilmont, Fashion Fringe and Nasir Mazhar. Scraped-back hair and Mars-Attacks fringes at Aminika, candyfloss quiffs at Fashion Fringe and No 1s shaves at Nasir – all we can say is that it’s all about the hair.
EXCLUSIVE: Kimbra, "Come Into My Head"
Wonderland premieres Kimbra’s new video for “Come Into My Head”. Since we last featured the smokey-voiced songstress, Kimbra’s gone from strength to strength. Touring sold-out venues internationally and appearing on Saturday Night Live… Not bad for a New Zealand girl.
EXCLUSIVE: Astroid Boys, "Bad-A$$"
Astroid Boys are a crew of Welsh rappers, MCs and DJs fusing together party-heavy hip-hop with grime, dub and a generous dose of hardcore Black Flag-style attitude. Touring with the likes of Ms Dynamite, the band kindly let us premiere their video for “Bad-A$$”. Wonderland caught up with members Phil ‘Traxx’ Constantinou and Benjamin ‘Benji’ […]
London Fashion Week: Backstage at Christopher Raeburn, J.W. Anderson and Pringle of Scotland S/S 2013
Aviator style at Christopher Raeburn, laid-back androgyny at J.W. Anderson, and a whole lotta knits at Pringle’s invite-only presentation – Wonderland was there to catch all the backstage primping and preening at Fashion Week.
NEW NOISE: Bastille
Fresh from a rapturously-received performance at Reading festival and looking ahead to a sold-out headline show at London’s KOKO, Bastille’s Dan Smith takes time out of his busy schedule to chat with Wonderland about his love of David Lynch films, Regina Spektor idolatry, and getting over stage fright.
London Fashion Week S/S 13: Backstage at Philip Treacy
Philip Treacy marked his return to London Fashion Week with more glamour and 80s excess than any other show this year. Then again, not every show featured Lady Gaga as its ringmaster. Wonderland sneaked behind the scenes.
London Fashion Week: Backstage at Felder Felder, PPQ and KTZ
Fashion Week’s sprung into action and there’s no better place to record to the insanity, mania and stunning designs that epitomise LFW than backstage. Wonderland‘s roving photographers were there to record the madness on Friday.
EXCLUSIVE: Wild Belle, "It's Too Late"
They’ve been described as the second coming of Lana Del Rey with a Caribbean twist. We’re predicting big things for Wild Belle – that’s why we’re letting you in on their great new debut single, “It’s Too Late”.
MOSCHINO: Cheap And Chic livestream
Wonderland are pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with Moschino Cheap And Chic to offer you a livestream of their Spring/Summer 2013 show, styled by our very own Fashion Editor Julia Sarr-Jamois. We’re very much for keeping it in the family, you see. Tune it at 8pm on Saturday 15 September for all the […]
SEVEN WONDERS: 7 things to expect at London Fashion Week
And… they’re off! London Fashion Week hit the ground running today with shows all over the capital.Wonderland tells you what to expect during one of the most exciting Fashion Weeks in the world (well, to us, anyway).
Fashion Film: Vidal Sassoon, ‘We Love Your Conceptual Haircut’
Wonderland anticipated the start of London Fashion Week with this video shot for our hair story, featuring out-there hair from Vidal Sassoon – the inimitable British brand who changed catwalk hair forever.
NEW NOISE: How To Dress Well
Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well may have just produced 2012’s standout album – that’s if the early reviews are anything to go by. The Brooklyn boy creates haunting, R&B-inflected soundscapes that manage to be both mysterious and completely affecting. Wonderland sits down with him.