The Genteel
February 25, 2021


Rain Room opened at The Barbican this week. Source:
Alexa Chung new book
Alexa Chung set to release a
style guide next September.

The Genteel editors on what we're seeing, doing, reading and anticipating for the week ahead.


LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Fashion Week. Various locations (October 12-19). 

LONDON - Rain Room. Rain Room is a refreshing 100 square metre field of falling water for visitors to walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain! The Curve, Barbican Centre (October 4, 2012-March 3, 2013).

LONDON - The Little Black Jacket. The Little Black Jacket is Lagerfeld's latest exhibit as a photographer. Taken over the course of a year, the project features over 100 photos of famous personalities and artists wearing Chanel's iconic black jacket. Saatchi Gallery (October 12-28).

Read Semhar Woldeyesus' review of the exhibit when it made a stop in New York City.

ISTANBUL - Istanbul Fashion Week. Antrepo No:3 (October 10-13). 

KIEV Ukrainian Fashion Week. National Cultural-Art and Museum Complex (October 10-14).

SINGAPORE 100% Design Singapore 2012. 100% Design Singapore is the first and only curated contemporary design-led interiors exhibition in Southeast Asia, presenting the latest trends in furniture, lighting, accessories, wall and floor coverings in the region. Marina Bay Sands (October 10-12).

TOKYO Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. Shibuya Hikarie (October 13-20). 


Alexa Chung is set to release her own style book next September. The publication will offer readers an "unparalleled chance to enter Alexa's world and search for inspiration," and will cover "how to decide what to wear, style influences, personal pictures and style tips."

Frank Gehry Toronto Entertainment District
Frank Gehry unveiled a new plan for 
Toronto's Entertainment District. 


Globe and Mail - This week, Frank Gehry (and David Mirvish) unveiled a proposal for a new art gallery and residential towers in Toronto's entertainment district. But, some are saying, "not so fast." 

Business of Fashion - Hedi Slimane's debut/PR debacle for YSL was one of the biggest stories to come out of Paris Fashion Week (overshadowing some of the amazing collections that came out of the week - Sarah Burton, we're looking at you). Imran Amed's wake-up call to the YSL team.

National Post - From Mad Men to Downton Abbey, period dressing is a "passport to a prettier past" that never was - but that doesn't stop us from indulging.

Alina Kulesh chats with Oscar-nominated and award-winning costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, about the enduring appeal of period dressing.

Chictopia - From cloche hats to deco jewellery to t-bar heels, Chictopia is so excited about the visual stimulation we can expect from Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. 

From Christian Grey to Jay Gatsby, Alina Kulesh explores the influence of literary heroes in current fashion collections - illustrating the thin line between fiction and fashion.

New Statesman - Why the Louvre's new Islamic art wing won't bridge the divide. 



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