From addictive viewing to international think tanks – and everywhere in between, the VAUGHAN girls are back with their monthly editorial on the latest obsessions from the world of business, fashion and culture.
1.The Met fêtes Comme des Garçons:
Paying tribute to a living legend and allround badass, NYC’s famous Costume Institute celebrates the work of Rei Kawakubo aka Comme des Garçons.
Showcasing a comprehensive selection of her most iconic designs, the exhibition, ‘The Art of In Between’ will track her effect on fashion from her shocking ’81 collection to present day, proving her significant and eternal effect on conceptual design and wearable art.
Get up close and personal with some of the 21st century’s game-changing statement pieces and learn a little bit more about the avant-gardist at New York’s Metropolitan Museum from 4th May 2017, or buy the illustrated publication (VAUGHAN's current coffee table book).
Exhibit aside, check out our take on the red carpet fashion.
2. Here comes the hot desker
Shanghai hot deskers, pack up your laptop, grab your iPhone charger and head over to Shanghai’s best community workspace, WeWork!
Tapping into a growing trend that unites freelancers, entrepreneurs and start ups under one roof, work collectives bring people doing their own thing together. WeWork is the city’s only place to be if you want to connect with likeminded creatives in a conceptual and laidback environment. Part of a global movement that is empowering people to interact and socialise with other anti-office vanguards, skill-sharing in think tanks like WeWork is not just helping people to get out of their pyjamas, it’s building an economy of ideas where career nomads can up-skill, network and nurture ideas. Sounds like an invitation? It totally is!
3. Accidental Icon
Get a lesson in urban infamy from fashion’s new matriarch, Lyn Slater, a 63-year-old sexagenarian that’s just coined a new fashion phrase, the accidental icon.
A born and bred New Yorker with a steely, industrial taste for design, the university professor dresses like she’s after Anna Wintour’s job. A blend of Vivienne Westwood cool and DVF femininity, the world is her stage, and until recently, she didn’t even know she had a fan club. Starting her blog after getting snapped at NYFW on the way to meet a friend for lunch, www.accidentalicon.com is all about subversive glamour at any age #ageisnotavariable.
If you haven’t heard about Sophia Amoruso and her amazing rags to riches story then you need to stop reading this post, head over to Netflix and watch her whole story from start to finish. We were so psyched when we learned the original #girlboss would be working on a 13-chapter series of her life that we had to take an extra day off work to fit it all in. Recounting a ‘real loose’ retelling of her story from dumpster diving to forming one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world, #GirlBoss is an uplifting and courageous story of how one college dropout and social misfit became the powerhouse behind Nasty Gal.
Played by Britt Robertson, the series is worth it just for the costume design - inspired by Sophia’s real vintage finds (we’re still looking for that metallic moto jacket…)
5. Let Them Eat Chaos
Queuing up at record store day, there was only one thing we wanted to get our hands on, a copy of Kate Tempest’s latest release on vinyl. Sure, we wouldn’t have minded finding that elusive one-release single of her BBC live recording (damn you Crash records), but we were pretty chuffed to get a copy the British rapper’s newest offering, ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’. Equal parts poetry and hip hop, we could have bought it just for its cover artwork alone, but this cool conceptual album is meditation for the modern mind. Dust off your Crosley, lay back and listen…