pro176 is an established name in the urban art scene in paris and beyond. he started dabbling in art at an early age and american comic book artist jack kirby proved to be highly influential. to this day, pro176's work shows many elements that reference kirby's eternal philosophical quest of the good against the evil, played on the background of universes filled with infinite stars and galaxies, and populated by superheroes and supervillains. obviously, the prerequisite big futuristic machines and spaceships straight out of a science-fiction movie are not forgotten. opening thu - mar 6 [6pm-9pm] at pure evil gallery in london is liquid mechanism, an exhibition dedicated to pro176's newest works. presented are a series of wildly imaginitive canvases that depict the aforementioned themes in a bright colour pallete. location: 108 leonard street [shoreditch].
the demand for luxury goods in russia is still growing steadily, but retail that specifically serves this segment is largely concentrated in just two cities. as the country's cultural capital st. petersburg obviously is a prominent city, and it features quite a number flagship stores. the retail landscape here is expanding, although at a much slower pace than moscow, which very much remains russia's undisputed hub of luxury retail. but let's go back to st. petersburg where prada has just made a grand arrival with a brand new flagship store on one of the city's swankiest shopping streets. occupying almost 400 sqm. [4,306 sq.ft.] of retail space on the ground floor of an arched, neo-classic 19th-century building. designed by italian architect roberto baciocchi, the store is split into two spacious areas.
the first presents the women's shoe, eyewear and handbag collections amidst the signature hallmarks of prada's signature store aesthetic of black + white chequered marble flooring and green fabric-clad walls. the following setting has a more intimate feel, heightened by light flowing through the louvered windows on the ceiling and reflecting on the perspex and glass fitments, and presents the brand's ready-to-wear designs for women. a separate section is reserved for men's leather goods and accessories. the store launch has been adorned with a satellite presentation of the iconoclasts, a special retail project which prada first launched in 2009. a new edition was presented last week in milan during milan fashion week in collab with fashion director edward enninful. location: bolshaya konyushennaya ultisa 13 [tsentralniy].
it's definitely going to be the party of the month here in paris. we're talking now i see #3, a major bash held at yoyo, the fancy new event space of contemporary art venue palais de tokyo. so, what's the deal here? local part collectives la clique, les tontons, calvi on the rocks and la twin party have joined forces for a party series, and for the upcoming third edition on fri - mar 7 [11.30pm-late] they're hooking up with cuff records for a smashing party lineup that unites the spinning debaucheries of amine edge & dance, noir, stuff, shiba-san and clyde p. additionally, the venue will be spiced up with special visuals by your tailor is a punk. in the mood? then click here for tickets. location: palais de tokyo, 13 avenue du président wilson [champs-élysées].
photo: amine edge & dance