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Feb 08, 2016
By WGSN Insider
Fresh from our latest Creative Social here’s the DL on all the great and good that has been circulating around the London office this month. We share with you the current game changers and tastemakers we are into right now.
Here’s what we’re loving this February…
GO : Speed-Hating
Ah Valentines Day… the annual love fest pretty much guaranteed to illicit a collective eyeball roll and groan from the masses. However there is an antidote to cupid’s often wayward arrow, which comes in the form of club night “Down with Dating”, billed as “Speed-hating” an anti-dating dating night promises the most alternative way to meet people you will ever find…
V I S I T: Vogue 100: A Century of Style
Celebrating the centenary year of British Vogue in 2016, this upcoming exhibition opens at the National Portrait Gallery, London. A peek into the coveted archives of one of the world’s most influential magazines, this show features snapshots which have graced Vogue’s pages from the worlds of fashion, beauty and portrait photography spanning the last 100 years. Showcasing work from the likes of Cecil Beaton, Tim Walker, Corinne Day, Irving Penn and David Bailey amongst a whole host of other revered names. National Portrait Gallery, London, 11 February – 22 May 2016
E A T : New eatery
Here’s one to add to the weekend brunch roster. Mare Street, London has a new inhabitant – Boca. Avoiding tired brioche bun clichés and skillfully sidestepping kale all together this spot serves the finest in traditional and contemporary Spanish style tapas not to mention their trademark cocktails.
L I S T E N : Leo Kalyan
Having worked with MNEK and Karma Kid, London-based Leo Kalyan has been smashing it up. With his R&B beats, chilled synths and ethereal vibes, Leo’s song Fingertips has over 1,501,1773 plays on spotify. One of our faves is the Stranger mixtape and Golden Age. We are looking forward to hearing what he will release next.
V I S I T : Power of Punk
Part of a year-long programme of gigs, exhibitions and films PUNK.LONDON looks back at the excitement and energy of Punk exploring its on-going power as a catalyst that continually inspires and sparks creativity the world over. Exploring the ideological, social and political context for the punk insurgence and its presence in Soho.
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