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We head to Budapest where a parliamentary vote looks set to approve Sweden’s Nato accession. Plus: protests by Europe’s farmers continue, South Korea’s healthcare woes and a round-up of art and culture news.
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London Fashion Week 2024
As the citywide event celebrates its 40th anniversary, British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush reflects on its growth and importance. Then: designer Emilia Wickstead talks us through her work, which is inspired by the street photography of mid-century New York, and plans to design uniforms for Air New Zealand. Plus: we share some of our highlights from the runways this week.
Yoko Ono’s endless imagination
We head to London’s Tate Modern gallery for ‘Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind’. The UK’s largest-ever exhibition on the work of the artist and activist, it brings together her performances, films, music, photography and more. Robert Bound speaks to its curator, Juliet Bingham, arts journalist Andrew Male and broadcaster Jennifer Lucy Allan.
The new Saint Laurent bookshop, a title on all things Balkans and a Manchester quarterly
Fashion giant Saint Laurent has opened a bookshop in Paris. We find out more. We also speak with the co-founder of ‘This is Badland’, a title about art and design from the Balkans, and head to Manchester to speak with the co-founder of ‘Proper’ magazine.
The Finnish love of rye, Valle Isarco wines and chef Jean-Philippe Blondet
We sit down with Jean-Philippe Blondet, the executive chef at London’s Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, to ask what it takes to cook at the highest possible level. Plus: Petri Burtsoff explains why rye holds such cultural significance in Finland and Ivan Carvalho heads to the Valle Isarco in the foothills of the Italian Alps to find out why the region is becoming increasingly popular for wine.
Building back better in Mykolaiv
We speak to Oleksandr Sienkevych, mayor of Mykolaiv in Ukraine, about how his city hopes to rebuild after the war.
Argentina’s sports clubs
We’re in Buenos Aires to explore how the city’s sports clubs are bringing communities together as anchors for social life.
Branding Corner: Nike ACG
Bob Sheard, co-founder of brand agency Fresh Britain, discusses the power of logos and how Nike’s iconic swoosh almost got in the way of its expansion into the outdoor clothing market.