Art & Culture: Soho street shoots part 2: An all encompassing affair

London is a unique city; and its people are an integral part of what renders it so distinctive. But even for someone whose mind, body and soul is weaved into the fabric of London’s multiple rhythms, its ebbs and flows, its neatly kept squares and picturesque parks, its concrete jungles

Art & Culture: Soho Street Shoots Part 1: The relationship between People, Place and Culture

During the early days of French modernist thought, Baudelaire created the concept of the flâneur. The emphasis of the flâneur was placed on the paradoxical notion of attachment to space but detachment from community – the wealthy, sharply dressed man who strolled through the streets of Paris observing but not engaging with

Art & Culture: Judy Chicago: Star Cunts and other Attractions

A few weeks back, while lazing in the afternoon sun in the park at Soho Square, we found ourselves immersed in conversation about etymology. This moved swiftly from the ways in which words change over time, to the ways that social groups reclaim words from mainstream institutions of power. If

Fashion, Art & Culture: A Child of the Jago

In an age where rampant consumer capitalism attempts to colonize our minds, bodies and our souls with mass-produced transitory objects, Joe Corré’s creative project A Child of the Jago is a liberating symbol of unrestrained autonomy. Inspired by Arthur Morrison’s 1896 novel, A Child of the Jago – which depicts a

About Us

Hey, readers! We thought we better tell you a little bit about ourselves. Madame Soho is an online fashion, music, art and culture publication fusing first class photography by Ki Price with intricate writing by Ray Kinsella. Our focus is mainly, but not exclusively, on London’s Soho both past and

Fashion Speaks: 5 industry insiders share their thoughts on London Fashion Week debuting in Soho

During London Fashion Week, Madame Soho asked 5 industry insiders what they thought about the event leaving its former home at Somerset House and migrating to Soho, and how staging the occasion in Soho relates to the area’s social and creative significance. Soho has long been the cultural heartbeat of

Fashion: Day 5 at London Fashion Week: Ashish

Indian born designer, Ashish presented a playful, dreamy and energetic SS16 collection which reflected the innocence of youth fused with two historic, West Coast subcultures. Models entered the runway on skateboards wearing dresses and trainers shimmering with sequins and glitter. Other looks evoked a mixture of the psychedelic sixties meets contemporary

Fashion: Day 3 at London Fashion Week: Vivienne Westwood hits the streets ahead of her Politicians are criminals ss16 show

Madame Soho loves Dame Viv, and why wouldn’t we? After all, she represents everything we’re about: freedom of expression, our interest in fashion as a way of creating identity, equality and social justice, and unity and diversity through creativity and the arts. What’s also impressive is that Westwood’s subversive actions haven’t waned

Fashion: Day 2 at London Fashion Week: Gareth Pugh Punk’s it up

Identity is purely a concept, socially constructed, and walking through the backstage area of Gareth Pugh’s SS16 show definitely reflected that notion. Models appeared like mannequins donning skintight white latex leggings, and tan-colored stockings covered their faces blurring the line between reality and fantasy. Stars were placed over their eyes and big

Fashion: Day 2 at London Fashion Week: Backstage at J.W. Anderson

As one might have expected, J.W. Anderson placed a strong emphasis on colour, prints and patterns for his SS16 collection. The Irish born designer, celebrated for his androgynous aesthetic, never failed to dazzle his guests as he presented a spectacular creation of looks. While Balenciaga’s influence on the designer is

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