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24. Jun, 2019

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, 5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris, France

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris never lets you down, exquisite fashion displays filled with technique, skill and total master ship that never grows old

This special and unique collection of over fifty haute couture designs is based on the 1960s Mondrian inspired era that was fun, funky and classy all at the same time and well worth a visit.

This new exhibition shares two of Yves Saint Laurent’s major creations” his famous Mondrian dresses from the autumn-winter collection of 1965 and his beautiful gowns made in collaboration with the artist Claude Lalanne from autumn-winter 1969”.

“Dresses that changed the relationship between fashion and art by transforming a painting into an animate work of art” this beautiful collection displayed in the one-time wonderful home and studio of Yves, examines the legacy beyond the history of fashion, hence the exhibition title, the Mondrian Revolution which is how the press described this collection when it was originally released in1965.

These iconic pieces are now instantly recognisable and an ingrained part of our popular culture

If you love art and you love fashion then you get two for the price of one!

This wonderfully bright, fun and exciting exhibition will brighten your day and runs until 5th January 2020.

https://museeyslparis.com/

 

 

1. Jun, 2019

Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1HU

Liverpool latest attraction ‘now’ open to the public. The beautiful Royal Liver Building based on the Pier Head at Liverpool’s Waterfront, has finally open its doors to the general public for the first time in its 100+ year history with views to die for and fully immersive experience and my, was it worth waiting for.

“Start your journey at the lower ground floor visitor centre and learn about the building’s history as well as its place in Liverpool’s heritage. Then follow your guided to the tenth and fifteenth floors to enjoy the spectacular 360° views of the Liverpool skyline and experience a world-class digital projection show right inside the historic clock tower”.

Climb outside and experience this world class iconic buildings views over this fabulous city and out to sea and become immersed in a totally amazing ‘sound and light experience’ right behind the gigantic clock towers, the informative and engaging show is truly spectacular.

The ‘show’ explains the cultural significance of the building to Liverpool and brings the history of this amazing city and the Royal Liver Building completely back to life, reflecting on Liverpool’s action packed past and its unsurpassed culture, sport, history and music that has reached out across the globe, making this an internationally recognised city far and wide.

“As one of the stunning ‘Three Graces’ (buildings) on Liverpool’s waterfront, the Royal Liver Building 360 is a must-see attraction”

DONT Miss it!

Website: https://rlb360.com/

 

 

19. May, 2019

Arsenalsgatan 6, 111 47 Stockholm, Sweden

Deep in the vaults (the original bank safe) of this amazing and beautiful Boutique Hotel, Bank Art Space, the current exhibition focuses on the contemporary art scene and a mixed collection of stunning ‘Swedish Fashion Photography from 1952 to 2019

The collection focuses on photo fashion art from 13 separate established and acclaimed Swedish photographers and is completely free to visit.

Hosting 42 very different and unique photographs in both Black/White and Colour, subject matter includes fashion icons, singers, models and actors in all their glory and features spectacular pieces from renowned photographers such as Mikael Jansson, Camilla Åkrans, Denise Grünstein and Robert Nettarp,

The good news is, the art at the exhibition is for sale, so get yourself and your wallet down there before they sell out and they probably will, the works are magnificent

Once you have finished with the exhibition, why not pop in to the hotels beautiful sophisticated bar for a drink, or better still, stay for dinner in their spectacular atrium restaurant, you will be amazed, it’s gorgeous!

The exhibition runs until the 24th of May 2019 but check out the website for more of their exhibitions & work for sale.

Website: https://bankhotel.se/bank-art-space/ or https://bankhotel.se/thehotel/  

 

 

19. May, 2019

Fotografiska - Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm, Sweden

Another fabulous exhibition at this outstanding Swedish Photography Gallery, this time sharing the work of renowned photographer Alison Jackson who never shy’s away from pushing the boundaries

Excellent (almost believable) scenes/shots depicting tongue in cheek celebrity humour, like Trump in compromising positions, Queen Elizabeth on the toilet and Barack Obama having a cheeky cigarette!

With an emphasis on the ‘fake’ Alison explores how easy it is to trick the viewing public and make them believe what the photographer wants them to believe, all in all, quite popinitant in the current political climate

The show if full of surprise, humour and extreme talents, not to be missed!  It’s different, it’s controversial, it’s provocative but most of all, it fun.

The show ends on the19th May 2019, however, please check out her website and any future up and coming shows below:

Website: https://www.fotografiska.com/sto or http://www.alison-jackson.co.uk/ 

 

 

19. May, 2019

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, 111 48 Stockholm, Sweden

After five years of complete re-construction the New National Museum at Blasieholmen has opened its doors again and oh my... it was soooo worth the wait, beautiful grand stair cases, large open rooms, airy balconies and views to die for! Its arrived and it grand!

Sweden’s national museum of art and design holds fabulous collections of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, ranging from the 1500s to the present day and definitely worth at least half a day of your time to explore in ore.

And whilst you are there, why not pop into the museums stunning new restaurant as well, decorated and furnished with works by some of Sweden’s leading designers, with apparently over 80 artefacts designed especially for the restaurant and hosted by Fredrik Eriksson, one of Sweden’s top chefs, serving delicious Swedish food using gastronomic craft methods. 

The end result is just outstanding and you will not be disappointed, the location is amazing too, right on the water’s edge and with views out to towards the Stockholm Archipelago.

Highly recommended by www.ificould.co.uk 

A ‘must’ whilst visiting Stockholm!

Website: https://www.nationalmuseum.se/en/