Profound and bonkers in equal measure, there’s no doubt that ‘Angel of the North’ sculptor Antony Gormley is a unique personality. In the first episode of this new series, model and former history of art student Lily Cole interviews Gormley at his north London studio, discussing his work and the inspiration behind it.
Knowledgeable about her subject, Cole is an assured and well-informed host, and she her conversations with Gormley range from enlightening to slightly odd. Gormley himself is open and affable, and impressively honest about his work. It may only cater to a relatively niche interest, but ‘Lily Cole’s Art Matters’ largely achieves what it sets out to. It’s also worth a look just to see Gormley bemoan people’s obsession with fashion, as global fashion icon Cole stands straight-faced beside him.
A fetish shop on Great Eastern Street that combines a passion for fashion with something a little naughtier. Originally opened in Berlin, the home of hardcore, GEAR now has a permanent spot in Shoreditch, where visitors can find leathers alongside leggings, sportswear sidling up to sex toys, and caps beside cock rings. Brands range from Longlitz Leathers, Rubaddiction and Fetters USA (on the kinky side) to Adidas, Wesco and GEAR's own tees (on a high street tip).
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