Anna Battista

Anna Battista was born in Pescara, Italy. She is a writer, freelance journalist and film lecturer. Throughout her career she has written for American, British, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish publications about topics as disparate as culture, fashion, lifestyle, politics and social issues, but one thing has remained unchanged in her life, her unbound admiration for Elsa Schiaparelli. Anna’s latest venture is her blog, Irenebrination: Notes on Art, Fashion and Style, inspired by iconic I

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Fashion Rise

Andrea Pompilio A/W12

Inspired by a "metropolitan jungle theme", the Italian menswear designer this season sets out to deconstruct the male wardrobe

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Photography Rise

Nika Kupyrova

The winner of the Disaronno Photo Award at the ITS#TEN competition talks about her compositions based around making ordinary objects extraordinary

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Arts+Culture Incoming

The First To Know

Lida Hujić, author of the biographical cultural studies volume, discusses her documentation of the rise and influence of MTV Europe and the Hoxton scene

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Fashion Rise

Drew Williams

The Academy of Art University graduate talks to us about the scientific inspirations behind her graduation collection

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Fashion Incoming

From CSS to B.Heart

Iracema Trevisan, the band's co-founder and former bassist, talks us through her graphic scarf collection and what made her switch from music to fashion

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Fashion Incoming

Borsalino Milan

An exhibition at Milan’s Triennale explores the power of hats through films, celebrating Italian hat manufacturer Borsalino

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Fashion Incoming

Oscar Olima: Gaga Couturier

We chat to the Los Angeles-based designer about ready-to-wear womenswear collections characterised by tailored, bold and pure lines and flamboyant stage costumes for Lady Gaga

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Fashion Incoming

Fashion in Film Festival

The third edition of the Fashion in Film Festival promises to be an extravaganza of costumes, colours and sets via rare screenings of American and European films.

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Fashion Rise

Designer Erkan Çoruh

The Turkish designer delves into the inspirations behind his unusual collections and his very special muse, Iranian artist Shirin Neshat.