A Streetcar Named Desire: an interview with costume designer Victoria Behr

In August, A Streetcar Named Desire at London’s Young Vic theatre became the talk of the town. It overshadowed the mayor’s latest antics and threats posed by Eastern European immigrants. As the last tickets sold out (mainly because Gillian Anderson was to play Blanche Dubois), the city began to tremble with Streetcar frenzy. I was ... Read more

Interview: Stavros Karelis, Machine-A

Stavros Karelis

In 2009, Stavros Karelis opened his first boutique in the heart of London's Soho. Showcasing the work of edgy young designers and artists, Machine-A was among the earliest supporters of the emerging talent that put London back on the map of exciting fashion capitals. A year ago, Machine-A reincarnated on Brewer Street as the only ... Read more

Portrait: Dagmar Kestner, fashion artist

Fashion artist Dagmar Kestner and I met in an indie record shop slash café on Brick Lane, legendary rock songs puncturing our conversation. We talked about her artisanal graduate collection, returning to your roots through design, and her European restlessness. Dagmar Kestner has recently graduated from London College of Fashion's renowned MA Fashion Artefact course, ... Read more

New York, London, Athens

You wouldn't think of Athens as a hotbed of creativity watching anti-austerity protests on the news, but under the surface, young people are taking the best of the Old Greece to establish a culturally vibrant New Greece. Is art a way out of adversity? Headpieces by Melissanthi Spei Athens-born fashion artist Melissanthi Spei believes the ... Read more