Hannah – Oil on canvas, 66 x 66 inches by Aleah Chapin
Born in 1986, Chapin now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
I love Aleah Chapin’s (@aleahchapin) slightly controversial, raw, realistic paintings of nude older women; especially this one, lovely hair.
Unfortunately I missed her latest London exhibition at the Flowers Gallery, ‘Maiden, Mother, Child and Crone’ – Aleah Chapin knocks Lucian Freud into a cocked hat ~ Anyway, it’s always great to see flesh that hasn’t been photoshopped!
I couldn’t obtain permission to reproduce the artwork above because Aleah did not reply to my Facebook message! So I hope it’s okay Aleah.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label show – London Fashion Week AW14
This last weekend a client asked me, “What does the AW in AW14 stand for?” AW stands for the Autumn Winter fashion season, the 14 is the year – SS14 stands for Spring Summer 2014!
There are also two popular hashtags #aw14 and #ss14 on Twitter (and other social networks) during the various fashion weeks around the world.
The fashion industry as a whole is working around 6 to 12 months in advance – obviously there are exceptions. The Autumn/Winter collections are usually released sometime in February. The next round of shows are SS15: New York, September 4-11, 2014. London, September 12-16, 2014. Milan, September 17-23, 2014. Paris, September 23-October 1, 2014.
The British Fashion Council is always a good place to keep up with events and London Fashion Week.
My fashion and hairstyle predictions are more general and not really seasonal! See: Fashion Trends & Hair Styles – Predictions For 2014 – if you are interested?
BTW, nice hair on the Vivienne Westwood model.