“Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier” at London Design Museum

Retrospective, installation, exhibition—a show that overwhelms with meticulous wonder

Master couturier, the beloved Azzedine Alaïa passed away in November 2017, but was already working on his retrospective at the London Design Museum. Now, the stunning exhibition “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier” is open to the public and showcases some incredible garments, revealing the designer’s immense imagination and ability—with many of the pieces on display resembling sculptures, objets d’art, as well as inimitable apparel. “He was …

Contemporary Protest Art Rises to the Occasion

No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, there’s no doubt that activism has spiked over the past decade and with that, protest art has too. Displaying some of the last 10 years’ best activist designs, London’s Design Museum is currently showing “Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18,” exploring the ways in which graphic design and technology have elevated and evolved contemporary protests. …

The New Range Rover Velar is Already in a Design Museum

Refined yet sinister, the latest member of the auto family makes its debut

Today Land Rover unveiled their all new vehicle, the Range Rover Velar, at the London Design Museum. While that sounds straightforward enough, it’s especially noteworthy that we’re talking about the global unveil of a new mid-sized luxury SUV—at a design museum, not a car show. Fittingly, it’s a just-relocated, renovated museum in Kensington designed by British architect John Pawson under the patronage of Sir Terence …