Shorts are the perfect way to announce your summertime feeling. Denim may be the ultimate classic, but this season its time to make a change. Whilst leather and latex might not be obvious choices, they certainly keep you up to date. Gym inspired short-shorts may be the style of the season, but they look much better walking around town than in the bottom of your gym bag. Take a look at Twin’s picks…
Twin would like to issue an apology for the incorrect dress credit in the above image in Issue VIII.
Graffiti artist and former Disney animator KAWS has been blurring the boundaries of mass market culture and fine art since the early nineties.
Now the New York-based creative will be offering up his latest solo show Ohhh… at KaiKai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo.
Fuel up on urban energy by checking out KAWS’ cartoon-inspired acrylic paintings now.
Ohhh… exhibits from May 2 to 29 at KaiKai Kiki Gallery.
It’s the 21st century. As women, we can vote, go to work and run the world. We’ve made big steps and that’s great. But what about small steps? Getting jeered at by male co-workers, being inappropriately groped on public transport or simply seeing your boyfriend being handed the bill every time you go out for dinner; these are all incidents the modern day woman still has to endure.
Making us aware of this is Laura Bates’ internet sensation The Everyday Sexism Project. On her site, Bates describes the ethos of the project: “It seems to be increasingly difficult to talk about sexism, equality and women’s rights in a modern society that perceives itself to have achieved gender equality. If you have experienced sexism, just everyday, small, so-used-to-it-you-almost-just-accept-it sexism, please share your story so we can prove how widespread the problem really is. And nobody will be able to say we can’t talk about it anymore.”
The site now has over 25,000 entries from women all over the world, ranging from extreme sexual abuse stories to recounts of humorous sexist remarks. The Everyday Sexism Project also features stories from men frustrated by the way their own gender views the opposite sex. “This time last year, I had an idea. Today, 25,000 women’s voices have turned it into so much more,” Bates says of the surprisingly large response to her site. With a potential book in the pipeline and the project receiving new reports every day, it seems we have a worldwide movement on our hands.
Share your story by visiting everydaysexism.com or tweeting @EverydaySexism today.
Text by Beccy Hill
Tonight the 4th Estate Literary Salon will be discussing feminism, fashion and the facts of life.
Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman will be in conversation with The Vagenda founders Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett. Their lively discussions will be chaired by Freeman’s fellow journalist Rebecca Nicholson.
If an evening of thought-provoking and at times controversial topics are your cup of tea, head on over to The Book Club tonight.
The 4th Estate Literary Salon begins at 7.30pm tonight at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, EC2 4RH.
Next month marks the release of Baz Luhrmann’s eagerly anticipated film adaption of The Great Gatsby. The soundtrack seems to be racking up as many stars as the movie, with Lana Del Rey’s offering of Young And Beautiful already garnering thousands of listens on Soundcloud. Del Rey – who wrote the track with Rick Nowels – recently described Luhrmann’s take on the F Scott Fitzgerald classic as “highly glamorous and exciting”.
The ballad features haunting vocals typical of Del Rey’s style, with dreamy strings and insecure lyrics. Jay-Z has curated the overall soundtrack, which also includes Beyoncé, Florence + The Machine, Andre 3000, Fergie, Jack White, will.i.am and Emeli Sandé.
The Great Gatsby debuts on May 16 in the UK with the soundtrack set to release on May 7.
Text by Beccy Hill
For Spring/Summer 2013, Twin proudly presents actress Jane Levy, photographed in Los Angeles by Thomas Giddings. And meet Aluna Francis and George Reid, the duo behind the infectious pop of AlunaGeorge.
Plus, venture into the Nevada desert for Myla Dalbesio’s special performance, documented exclusively for Twin, and take a revealing look into artist Cameron Jamie’s creative process.
Elsewhere, dive into sumptuous fashion shoots starring models Daphne Groeneveld and Yumi Lambert. See what’s inspiring prolific fashion talent Simone Rocha and get to know the young creatives fuelling London’s cultural scene. It’s all here, in Twin Issue VIII.
Denim, daywear and Dutch beauty Daphne Groeneveld lend a new naïveté to cocktail dressing – with a little help from Nutella the bunny.
Photography: Lachlan Bailey
Styling: Naomi Miller
Louis Vuitton’s sixties-inspired checks make a graphic interplay with highway signs, telephone poles…and at least one ambulance.
Photography: Colin Dodgson
Styling: Naomi Miller
This weekend undoubtedly belongs to twenty undiscovered fashion and photography talents at the 2013 Hyères Fashion & Photography Festival.
The four-day festival in southern France will see a prestigious jury including Lacoste creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Business of Fashion founder Imran Amed and Harvey Nichols fashion director Paula Reed choose the lucky winners for awards sponsored by companies such as Chloé, Leica, and the New York School of Visual Arts.
Even if you can’t personally make it to the event, be sure to check out the promising talent including Henning Jurke, Satu Maaranen, Emile Barret, Eva Stenram.