Birds Eye View 2014

09.04.2014 | Fashion , Film | BY:

Yesterday marked the start of the feminist film festival Bird’s Eye View here in London. Running until Sunday 13th April, this week has a jam packed schedule of films, documentaries and events, all championing female talent.

One event we think would be of real interest to Twin readers is Fashion Loves Film at the ICA on Friday. To celebrate the 10th year of BEV, female filmmakers across the world will explore how images of fashion reflect culture and identity in a selection of short films. Highlights include Lena Dunham’s brilliantly quirky Best Friends (Rachel Antonoff Fall 2013); SHOWstudio Head of Fashion Film Marie Schuller’s exploration of Asian Couture; Kathryn Ferguson’s Irish fantasia Mathair, plus a selection of shorts by Miu Miu. A real treat!

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Find the full list of events for the festival here

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25.03.2014 | Fashion | BY:

KARL LAGERFELD’s first store in the UK has opened on Regent Street. The new concept shopping destination combines the brand’s luxury collections with an  iconic design aesthetic and cutting-edge technology (like photo booths in the fitting room – selfie to your heart’s content!). The 250 sq-m flagship is the biggest KARL LAGERFELD store in Europe and will be home to the men and women’s ready-to-wear collections as well as accessories, handbags, leather goods, watches, eyewear, scarves and footwear.

Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD said. “London is one of the world’s leading cities when it comes to retail and this location offers a unique brand mix. Our London presence will be a fantastic representation of our brand’s aesthetic, and it showcases our cool, accessible-luxe collections in a cutting-edge environment.”

KARL LAGERFELD is open at at 145-147 Regent Street now.


Prada: The Iconoclasts Project 2014

04.03.2014 | Fashion | BY:

During Milan Fashion Week, Prada presented a new chapter of The Iconoclasts project. Having launched in 2009, it has already seen the likes of Katie Grand, Carine Roitfeld and Olivier Rizzo stamp their trademark on the Prada brand.

This time it is the turn of Edward Enninful, currently fashion and style director of W Magazine. Taking over stores in Milan and St Petersburg, Enninful’s vision was inspired by the energy and original thought of the 1920’s ‘Harlem Renaissance’ in America. “Miucca Prada’s work always begins with a conversation. Drawing from this notion I looked to the ‘Harlem Renaissance’… a period of original thought when creative minds inspired and embraced a new cultural identity. I felt that this was an appropriate narrative to incorporate into this season’s Prada collection,” he explained of the project. His installations were on display last week, and information about future iterations of The Iconolasts series will be released soon.

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Twin x Birds Eye View Competition

24.02.2014 | Culture | BY:

Birds Eye View, the UK’s only public celebration of international women film makers, are screening a rather special documentary to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Tracing the birth, evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman, Kirsty Guevara-Flanagan’s super-doc spotlights the fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls. A hit at SXSW, the film includes original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, activist Gloria Stienem, Buffy writer Jane Espenson, Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hann and more. A vital counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre – and a ‘joyful celebration of women who kick ass!’

Twin have two tickets to give away to the BFI Southbank screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines on Saturday 8th March at 6.30pm. To be in with a chance to win, follow @twinmagazine and @BirdsEyeViewFF on Instagram then email [email protected] to let us know you’ve done so, remember to leave your full name so we can contact the winners. Competition ends Friday 7th March.

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Astralis at Louis Vuitton

12.02.2014 | Art | BY:

Astralis is the 23rd exhibition to be held at Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris. The exhibit claims to “take visitors on a journey into this strange reality by exploring unfathomable and inaccessible worlds.” Taking it’s name from ‘Astral’, another term for ‘invisible,’ this contemporary exhibition explores the relationship between art and the many forms of the invisible: from astrophysics to cognitive science and alternative knowledge, not to mention unexplained phenomena linked to a variety of visionary or metaphysical dimensions.

Including work from a dozen international artists, l’Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton is also organising a series of unique events to run alongside Astralis. Conversations and performances, youth workshops and weekend family activities are all ways to get involved with the exhibit. Running from now until May 11th, there’s more than enough time to get lost in space.

To find out more and check for activity dates go to

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We Are Connected

30.01.2014 | Fashion | BY:

“You can totally do it, nothing should be stopping you.” This is the message Jillian Mercado wishes to spread to anybody with a disability through the new Diesel campaign. As the Executive Editorial Director at We Are Urban magazine, Mercado first met Formichetti through a shoot they were working on. The ad features a line up of 23 creatives, who were picked to represent all aspects of current youth culture. In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Formichetti said of Miss Mercado, “It’s never easy for her to move from point A to point B, but she’s totally fearless and has really been an inspiration to me. You don’t have to be a conventional model type to represent a brand.”

The campaign, shot by Inez and Vinoodh, will begin running in the March issues as well as being displayed in Diesel stores worldwide.

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Royal Family

27.01.2014 | Music | BY:

Talent really does seem to be manifesting itself through youth these days. Last year’s break through pop act Lorde, who is up for four Grammy nominations at the age of 17, has an equally talented younger sister. India Yelich-O’Connor posted her debut vocal track on Soundcloud over the weekend, covering A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s Say Something. Stating that she put the track up as simply a bit of fun, it seems she has no interest in following in her older sister’s footsteps. Describing herself on her blog as a ’15 y/o with a fresh sense of mind’, it’s a safe bet that this won’t be the last we hear of Indy.

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Lykke Li in Tommy

16.01.2014 | Film | BY:

Swedish singer Lykke Li is to make her acting debut in a new crime drama titled Tommy, set for release in March. Directed by Tarik Saleh, Li plays Estelle, a woman living on the run after her small-time gangster husband is involved in one of the biggest robberies in Swedish criminal history. Saleh has directed a number of Li’s videos in the past, including I Follow Rivers and Sadness Is A Blessing.

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Gareth Pugh x Selfridges

08.01.2014 | Fashion | BY:

Today sees the opening of the Gareth Pugh Monolith installation at Selfridges. Created with the department store to mark Pugh’s first appearance on the London Collection: Men’s schedule, Monolith takes you on a virtual reality journey, visually immersing you into the world of Pugh’s menswear collections. The two-metre tall chamber is located in Menswear on the store’s first floor, and is ‘part art installation, part futuristic fashion film and part fairground ride’. The project was brought to life by East London creatives Inition, with a soundtrack by Matthew Stone. The installation serves as a preview to the mid-January launch of Selfridges’ first store-wide creative concept of 2014, The Festival of Imagination, which celebrates the world’s most inspiring innovators, creatives and architects.

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