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Renowned for working exclusively from current trends, Tuğcan Dökmen is one of the most exciting labels to emerge in the last year, creating ethereal works of art which double as luxury womenswear.

Stepping into the SS18 Tuğcan Dökmen showcase at Somerset House, was like entering into a surreal and mystical realm. Separated by taut sheaths of clear plastic, the models held an otherworldly presence, while in the background, a sinister undercurrent grew out from the tiptoeing melody, commanding the eerie atmosphere.

With this collection, the young Turkish born designer sought to create pieces which embodied the strength and beauty of the feminine. In this SS18 showcase Dökmen imagines a reality where age, ethnicity and background have no bearing on beauty; a merging of the old and the young, the light and the dark.

Building on her signature style, the Art Of Layering, Dökmen creates pieces which both exhibit and are exhibited by their models. The transparency of her chosen fabrics, tulle and organza create the illusion that her dresses are but framing the bodies they decorate – a celebration of the female form.

The vibrancy of the fabrics meanwhile, acts to eliminate all sense of fragility from this reimagined feminine beauty, instead establishing one of independence and pride.

There’s a distinct air regality about the presentation, emphasised only by the exquisite headdresses which seem fused to each of the models, adding a candid element of expense to each outfit.

Stylist, Soki Mak, must here be credited for bringing this enticing concept to life, with the slicked hair and bare make-up almost mermaid-esque in its styling, perfectly suited the mythical feel of the show, and all-the-while maintaining Dökmen’s focus on equality and unstipulated diversity.

Words: Scarlett Sangster | Fashion Week Press | @scarlettgracehs

Images: Rosemary Pitts | Fashion Week Photographer | @rosemary_pitts

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The multi talented Raleigh Ritchie has turned his hand to directing in this new exciting venture. Teaming with Topman, Raleigh has directed his short film Hi Maintenance, which he wrote and scored based on the song "Cowards", from his incredible album 'You're A Man Now, Boy'.

TOPMAN TV and Raleigh have enlisted the help of their trusty fans to be a part of this unique creative project, which focuses on the highs and lows of a relationship. The six minute short film showcases Raleigh's talents as both a director and actor, adding to his flourishing CV of talents.

Watch below:

Words: Corrie Parris

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We are transporting you back this Tuesday with, retro North-London trio Social Skills, who have released their pop-art visual for new single "Let Go Of Letting Go".

The visual sees front man Scuta confusing his addictions over an electric beat with a 70's pop twist. Based on the acceptance of personal vices, the track speaks about becoming who people want you to be and the heartache of change.

Social Skills are a distinctive band, bringing back a much needed synth-pop sound.

Watch "Let Go Of Letting Go" below:

Words: Corrie Parris

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Recent LCC graduate Corin Kennington’s first solo show; Layers, Letters and Forms is a visual exploration into the aesthetics and processes of typography.

Focusing on the physicality and hand-made elements of traditional methods, Corin’s work is created using a range of techniques such as letterpress, screen printing, risograph and hand painted letterforms. His recent body of work explores the journey of creating an image through the combination of old and new processes, and developing ways of unifying digital aesthetics and systems with traditional methods of print and execution. Throughout Layers, Letters and Forms, Corin uses typography as a visual form as opposed to a language or tool of communication.  

Corin: ‘My work explores combining a passion for craftsmanship and traditional methods with contemporary design systems and techniques’. 

The exhibition runs from the 28th January until the 20th March 2016 

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30 Broadway Market, 

London, E8 4QZ 

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Since its inception in 2012 VAULT has hosted over 250 productions, from outrageous comedy acts to hard-hitting political theatre and experimental new work from Britain’s most exciting emerging artists. 2016 promises to deliver another feast for the body, soul and mind with an international array of performances exploring themes such as gender, mental health, conflict and much more. Details of the 150+ events taking place are outlined in the VAULT Festival 2016 programme that can be viewed here. 

The myriad of shows on offer includes SQUIDBOY, starring award-winning physical theatre performer Trygve Wakenshaw, in which an imaginary friend creates their own imaginary friends. Audiences will be taken through a world of wheelchairs and blow up dolls in a captivating exploration of an autistic mind, dubbed The Misfit Analysis. This performance is written and lead by Cian Binchy who also acts as consultant for the West End’s ‘Curious Incident of the Dag in the Night-Time’. In a VAULT Festival debut, the award-winning company, Clout Theatre present ‘The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity’; a dark and intriguing piece of absurdism centered around a post-suicide support group held in the afterlife. Elsewhere the ‘Queen of Canvey’, Diane Chorleybrings her ‘Diantines Ball’ to VAULT and comedienne Lucie Pohl offers up a host of NYC-inspired character comedy in ‘Cry Me A Liver’.

For night owls and party animals VAULT offer up ‘Lates’, every night of the festival will boast parties until the early hours. The Ceilidh Liberation Front, Artful Badger’s Valentine’s Ball, Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras and FILTHy Silent Disco hosted by TimeOut are just some of the opportunities to hit the VAULT dancefloor.    

In addition to the bars keeping the VAULT audience refreshed 2016 welcomes a pop up ‘country pub’ dubbed the Suffolk Punch. In collaboration with The Suffolk Young Producers and headed up by award-winning baker David Wright, Suffolk Punch will serve high quality and homely produce sourced from the best of East Anglia. Fellow multi-award winning food heroes involved include Adnams, Alder Carr Farm, Pinney’s of Orford and further specially selected suppliers. The Suffolk Punch will serve everything from light bites to full meals and Sunday roasts throughout the run of the festival.

Families are catered for this year in the biggest and most accomplished Mini VAULT programme to date. A magic day out is promised via Pirates of the Carabina, poet Roger McGough and a show from Lithuanian dance company Puzzle, devised for under 3s using the latest in young-years education teachings. Mini VAULT will also be laying on the ever-popular Big Fish Little Fish family rave and an ‘Under The Sea’ party courtesy of Mini Rumpus.

Surge, a programme of special events, workshops, talks, forums and more invites the VAULT audience to connect with a number of performers and companies. 2016 will see Devoted & Disgruntled, Hiive and the Young Producer’s forum present a variety of activities which promise to be inspiring, informative and educational.

New for 2016 will be the first VAULT Film Festival taking place each Sunday in February. Both long and short form screenings spanning drama, documentary, animation and more will feature. Additionally some pieces will appear courtesy of a partnership with Paris’ ECU Film Festival.

Head to VAULTFestival.com for full listings, show info, timings and tickets.