Tag: Subversive

Exclusive Interview with McQ buyer Evie Gurney: ‘At that time, Central Saint Martins was the best Fashion College in the world. John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson and Stella McCartney had all graduated from there.’

McQ buyer and Central Saint Martins graduate, Evie Gurney spoke to Madame Soho recently about the college’s creative spirit, Soho’s former countercultural identity, and the significance of the area’s spatial positioning in London. The sharp, fashion obsessive recalled her memories of Central Saint Martins when the college was situated in the world’s

Day 3 at London Collections Men Aw2016: J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson presented a series of diverse looks on day 3 at London Collections Men autumn – winter 2016, affirming himself as one of Britain’s most innovative fashion designers. And on the day that shook the world, with the passing of David Bowie, it would be wrong to assume that

Art & Culture: World Artists Series: Recycled Propaganda talks to Madame Soho about his penetrative artworks, his creative process and his vision for society

artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up (Recycled Propaganda) Subversive artist, Recycled Propaganda sat down to talk to Madame Soho recently about the artist’s role in the world, his observations of modernity and his vision for society. The Las Vegas based artist

Art & Culture: Soho Street Shoots Part 3: A fusion of history, revolution and modernity

Soho is about expression, poetry, evocation, style, diversity, rebellion, freedom… Her modernity is a fusion of history, revolution and tradition weaved together to create something new. We are not talking about modernity as a symbol of globalization; not the type that enslaves culture and commodifies the human spirit. Nor are we

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

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

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