On Wednesday we attended the opening day of Frieze Art Fair 2014 in London’s Regents Park. The leafy royal backdrop provided a beautiful and contrasting backdrop for the brightest and best in international contemporary art.
We are proud to be showcasing the work of artist Mark Powell at the Mod_ular Blanc space above our Commercial Street Store. The exhibition will take place during the Other Art Fair between the 14th and 21st October.
Last night we hosted a launch party at our conceptual retail space, Mod_ular Blanc to launch our new book and same name exhibition entitled, 50 Years of British Style Culture. Leading members of the UK’s menswear press and friends of Ben Sherman were amongst the first to preview the exhibition and get their hands a copy of the newly published hardback.
Pitti Immagine Uomo, held annually in Florence, is one of the most important calendar dates for menswear aficionados. Twice yearly hundreds of buyers, press and bloggers flock to Firenze to browse the collections of over 1000 brands. High in a tower, above the vast exhibition space of The Fortezza, we are exhibiting our Autumn ’13 collections to buyers and press.
We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a photography exhibition within our London Portobello store. Roadside Britain by Sam Mellish shows the traditional and quintessential aspects of British trunk-roadside culture, with emphasis on location and environment. Depicting the people and places of a threatened livelihood, the images are warm, nostalgic, quirky and melancholic, giving immediate appeal to anyone who has ever driven any distance along the country’s A and B roads.
Our London head office sits in the heart of Clerkenwell, where there is always something to see or do. The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs can be located down Leather Lane, a remodelled architectural ironmonger, the site is a collaboration of coffee lovers, designers and artists. Last week saw the opening of Michael Mantis’ exhibition ‘Leviathan’ and we went down to see behind the scenes on the day of the exhibition launch.