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From Past to Present: The Evolution of the Kimono in Fashion

From Past to Present: The Evolution of the Kimono in Fashion
The kimono is a timeless, traditional Japanese costume, however it’s become a dynamic part of Japanese dress and has heavily influenced global fashion. Whilst The Victoria & Albert Museum closes its doors, one may view a five part video series (linked below) about the Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk exhibition. Museum curator Anna Jackson guides the viewer through the three exhibition sections, providing a personal insight into the fascinating history of the kimono.  Continue reading

Art Edit: Interview with Matt Jukes

Art Edit: Interview with Matt Jukes

How did you become a multi-talented artist and where did your passion for art culminate from?

This question is always tough to answer, in some ways it's straightforward, I've always been an artist, as I've made things for as long as I can remember. The decision to become a professional artist came from my discovery of printmaking and in particular mono-printing. Getting ink up to my elbows with this very tangible medium has helped me find a voice and develop my visual style.

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5 Must-Read Books by Black Female Authors: Relevant Reads on Racism

5 Must-Read Books by Black Female Authors: Relevant Reads on Racism

In today’s media-literate society, it’s important for all of us to take the time to learn from Black literature, support Black female authors and bookstore owners, and take small steps towards creating a more inclusive, diverse culture. Although these reads may be uncomfortable for some, it’s necessary to dismantle our own racial biases. 

Irvetta has compiled a list of five must-read books discussing topics such as race, mass incarceration, white privilege, sexuality, and white supremacy. All five books are written by Black female authors. Included below each description are links to purchase from Black-owned bookstores accompanied by locations with in-store availability (these being Black-owned bookstores as well).

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How To Care Of Your Silk Ready-to-Wear Pieces

How To Care Of Your Silk Ready-to-Wear Pieces
Lightweight, lustrous and irresistibly smooth. Silk is among the finest of fabrics, coveted for its muted sheen and enticing velvet feel. But a material of such delicacy means that it requires a higher level of care than most other fabrics. Here's our guide on caring for your silk garments and Ready-to-Wear pieces. Continue reading

6 Ways to Feng Shui Your Home Office

6 Ways to Feng Shui Your Home Office
Amidst the uncertainty we are living in, reality may feel largely out of our control. Alongside participating in social distancing and stay at home, we can also bring control. The Philosophy of Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that looks at how our environment harmonises with the principles of the natural world. Continue reading

Design History 101: The Influence of the Peony Flower

Design History 101: The Influence of the Peony Flower
Fresh, fragrant, floral - there are so many reasons to love the peony flower. With a wide array of beautiful flowerheads and a rich history steeped in culture and myth, it is no wonder that ​the peony has become an iconic motif​ in the fashion world - and beyond... Continue reading

A/W 2020 Fashion Week: Luxury Brands and their Sustainability Agenda

A/W 2020 Fashion Week: Luxury Brands and their Sustainability Agenda
When we talk about sustainability and the fashion industry, it is fair to suggest that the major fashion capitals may be a few steps away from eco-focused standards...and what about the future of sustainable fashion? Continue reading

No Realm Of Thought...No Field of Vision: Cerith Wyn Evans at White Cube

No Realm Of Thought...No Field of Vision: Cerith Wyn Evans at White Cube
Installed throughout all of its gallery spaces, White Cube Bermondsey presents the work of Cerith Wyn Evans; a Welsh sculptural artist. Wyn Evans’s first solo exhibition Inverse Reverse Perverse was held at the White Cube Gallery in 1996.  His art is back again to demonstrate dynamic concepts of energy through material conduits. Continue reading

How To Keep Healthy On Holiday

How To Keep Healthy On Holiday
Research has officially confirmed what we, at Irvetta, have long known to be true: going on holiday is good for you. So how can you maximise the health benefits of your holiday without being able to follow your normal workout routine? Continue reading