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Television: Don Letts’ Subculture

May 31st, 2012

Curating: The Past, The Present & The Possible at Les Subsistances, Chaumont, May 26 – June 10

May 29th, 2012

Here are some images from The Past, The Present & The Possible, the exhibition I have curated with Sophie Demay and Étienne Hervy as part of their group show White Noise at the International Poster + Graphics Festival currently taking place in Chaumont, France.

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Consulting: Royal Mail’s Great British Fashion stamps

May 22nd, 2012

Barney Bubbles exhibition opening on Saturday

May 22nd, 2012

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Installation of the 280 exhibits for The Past, The Present & The Possible – my new Barney Bubbles exhibition  – is underway at Les Subsistances gallery in Chaumont, France.

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The Past, The Present & The Possible is part of the group show White Noise: Quand graphisme fait du bruit (When graphics make the noise), which opens on Saturday (May 26).

See more images from the install over at the Barney Bubbles Blog.

Read more about the exhibition here.

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Amber Butchart talking Mary Quant + Bazaar at 138a King’s Road

May 19th, 2012
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//Frederique Cifuentes photographs Amber Butchart in Chelsea.//

Yesterday we had fun in Chelsea filming fashion historian/DJ Amber Butchart for this summer’s King’s Road Fashion & Music Trail, which is is being launched to visitors to west London’s historic thoroughfare as part of Kensington & Chelsea Council’s InTransit festival in July.

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Memories of Dandie Fashions + Paradise Garage + a return to Granny’s

May 18th, 2012
Frederique Cifuentes takes photographs of Diana Crawshaw outside 430 King's Road. Diana Crawshaw was one of the team behind the shop's incarnation as Paradise Garage in 1971.

//Frederiques Cifuentes photographs Diana Crawshaw outside 430 King's Road.//

Filming continued yesterday for this summer’s King’s Road Fashion & Music Trail, which is is being launched to visitors to west London’s historic thoroughfare as part of Kensington & Chelsea’s InTransit festival in July.

We will be covering all the boutique manifestations at 430 King’s Road; for a start I plumped for its incarnation as Paradise Garage in 1971, operated by Trevor Myles with Chris Snow and Diana Crawshaw.

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Filming: Lloyd Johnson and Nigel Waymouth for the King’s Road Fashion + Music Trail

May 17th, 2012
Lloyd Johnson in the doorway of 406 King's Road - site of his Johnson's The Modern Outfitter boutique 1978-2000

//Frederique Cifuentes captures Lloyd Johnson in the doorway at 406 King's Road. Lloyd installed the lamp above his head when he opened Johnson's at the premises in 1978.//

Yesterday filming started for this summer’s King’s Road Fashion & Music Trail, which is is being launched to visitors to west London’s historic thoroughfare as part of Kensington & Chelsea’s InTransit festival in July.

The films of sites which have housed important boutiques in the story of rock & roll fashion will be accessible for pedestrians via QR codes and also appear on the RBKC website and on Youtube.

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//Nigel Waymouth on the terrace at 488 King's Road.//

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New Barney Bubbles exhibition: we’re on our way

May 16th, 2012

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These are the trestles stacked up in Les Subsistances gallery in Chaumont, France, awaiting delivery of the exhibits for my show Barney Bubbles: The Past, The Present & The Possible, which is part of the group show White Noise: Quand le graphisme fait du bruit opening on May 26.

The exhibits arrive in France today, so the install  is underway.

White Noise, co-curated by Sophie Demay and Etienne Hervy, coincides with Chaumont’s 23rd International Poster & Graphic Design Festival.

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My 10 tunes to listen to while you work

May 15th, 2012

Grab from my 10 tracks on studiomusic.fm today.

Ten tunes chosen by me have been added to Rose Blake’s website studiomusic.

My choice was added yesterday with Harry Hill’s.
Harry plumps for some Kelis, a bit of Glasvegas and a helping of Tony Christie, while my list includes Hawkwind, The Heptones and Kilburn & The High Roads.

Click here to hear our choices and those of many other fab contributors.

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Identified! The ‘strange boy in drag’ at Pierre Laroche’s breakfast with Ossie Clark, Marianne Faithfull + Michael Roberts in 1974

May 7th, 2012