7 Wonders: Found Festival
From Damian Lazarus to Francesca Lombardo, we chart the seven acts we are looking forward to most ahead of London’s Found Festival this weekend
J.W.Anderson × DSM London
J.W. Anderson’s capsule t-shirt collection launches at Dover Street Market with a graphic cobalt blue installation
Aiming to unleash urban creativity in the capital, Converse have launched CONS Project London
Town Hall Hotel’s eagerly awaited new restaurant Typing Room, opens today.
SOUTH PLACE HOTEL
Walking from Moorgate or Liverpool St you might just miss the South Place Hotel, but when you discover it you’ll wonder how you ever survived the city without it.
THE SOHO HOTEL: SOHO’S FIRST FULL SERVICE LUXURY HOTEL
London is one of the best cities in the world, so it only makes sense to stay at one of the capitals best hotels during your stay.
IN PHOTOS: Gabriel Bruce at Electricity Showrooms
Hip-swiveling crooner Gabriel Bruce is set to take over Shoreditch’s Electricity Showrooms this summer, in a five day perma-slot until August 16th. Battling our way through the hordes, we took these intimate stills from the residency’s opening show last night.
JODIE HARSH – Cloud
Jodie Harsh is undoubtedly the UK’s foremost tabloid-friendly drag queen who has risen from London’s underground club circuit to becoming a celebrity in her own right. Wonderland caught up with the self-proclaimed “real Queen of E Find My Ex Girlfriend ngland” ahead of the launch of her new club night CLOUD at Moonlighting, London on Friday […]
GRIMES at Boiler Room
Pixie-eared mademoiselle Grimes hopped, skipped and jumped her way around London’s Tiniest Studio Space, Boiler Room last night. Packed from pillar to post with bonged-out audiophiles, Grimes – who proceeded exemplary beat mongerer Lone – played a three-strong set with refined ease. Here, in crisp (if Red Stripe-splashed) form, is Wonderland’s version of events…
VISVIM at Dover Street Market
Since founding Visvim in 2000, Hiroki Nakamura has garnered a reputation for combining traditional techniques with modern technology to create some of the most iconic streetwear pieces of the last decade. To celebrate the brand’s ten year anniversary, Dover Street Market is currently exhibiting a selection of vintage workwear from all over the globe, taken […]
GILLIAN WEARING – The Crisis Commission
The Crisis Commission at London’s Somerset House is one of the world’s biggest returning art fixtures – this year’s participants include Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Yinka Shonibare, Jonathan Yeo, Gillian Wearing and Bob and Roberta Smith. The event, which runs until April 22nd, will donate its proceeds to UK-based homeless charity, Crisis. Wonderland sat down […]
STÖÖKI and Vuitton take over the Tate
Stööki is far from your average label. Founded by three creatives – Quincey Cassell Williams, Luke Hippolytes and Nadia Abbas – the jewellery and clothing brand incorporates interactive art and events into themed capsule collections. This Saturday, the trio presents a series of interactive workshops at the TATE Modern in collaboration with the Louis Vuitton […]
STREAM – Afrikan Boy’s new single
London’s Afrikan Boy – one of MIA’s earliest understudies and recent DJ Shadow collaborator – pushes a crunching, tribal-tinged R&B, and talked to Wonderland today ahead of the release of his latest single, “Kunte Kinte”. Stream an updated version of it for the very first time below as well as brand new track, a collaboration […]
Peter Jensen – TEST PRESENTS
Globally lauded Danish fashion designer Peter Jensen, known for his detailed and oft-embroidered mens and womenswear, has been asked to guest select the forthcoming installment of Test Presents in London next Thursday. Wonderland caught up with Jensen to pick through his choice, Alan Clarke’s racy 1986 film, Rita, Sue and Bob Too.
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…
BACKSTAGE at LFW… Fred Butler
In these startling new photos, we journeyed behind the scenes at Fred Butler’s showcase yesterday, where models were styled in palette smudging marshmallow-coloured clobber.
EMERGING… Sarah Maple
Wonderland gets the feeling concept artist Sarah Maple’s striking work needn’t be over-analysed. It is, she would concede, a brash, punky knee-jerk reaction to life in multicultural England – unfortunately, detractors are quick to tar it with the ‘shocking for shocking’s sake’ brush. We caught up with Maple, who’s latest exhibition It’s a Girl! runs […]
Breach, which begins its month long residency at the Rod Barton gallery in London tonight, brings together the work of five visionary photographers – Aurelien Arbet, Jeremie Egry, Bianca Brunner, Jean Charles de Quillaicq and Brian Dooley – and aims to showcase the art form’s wondrous breadth of possibility. Wonderland sat down with its curator, Tobias Czudej, […]
AZALEA’S AMAZONS – Daniel David Freeman
Meet Rick Azalea, sex-pest brainchild of London based illustrator Daniel David Freeman. His exhibition, which begins tonight at Beach in east London, showcases drawings of Azalea’s innermost projections – hench Amazonian women in mystical tribal wear (and slinky stuff), for the most part. We spoke to Azalea via Freeman, who was happy to take us […]
WONDERKIND: William Eckersley’s Dark City
For such a closed sardine tin of a city, London has an uncanny knack of looking lonely, especially at night: its cobbled passageways uninhabited, acidic and po-faced. That is, according to William Eckersley’s newest volume of photographic portraiture, Dark City. For a number of years, Eckersley roamed the area’s streets in search of naturally-occurring scenes […]
Altered States: Daniella Valz Gen × GLOSS
A basement in Brighton will this week be transformed into a colourific, multidisciplinary arts space. GLOSS exhibits the work of four individuals – Daniella Valz Gen, Jo Harrison, Kate Mahony and Luis Ignacio Rodriguez – in a two day pop-up event that aims to explore the the conceptual possibilities of material, film and light. Valz […]