The major international contemporary art exhibition Here Today explored the current state of our environment through a number of diverse perspectives and media including painting, installation, wallpaper, sound, video, dance, music, sculpture and photography. With over 50 internationally-celebrated artists and emerging thinkers contributing, visitors were encouraged to instigate important change to help our planet. The… Read More

Icon’s House of Culture

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 celebrated the very best of contemporary design and creativity with special projects and installations all over London. Newly-commissioned projects and pop-up workshops provided visitors with an opportunity to be inspired and learn more about what’s new in the exciting world of design. This year’s festival also witnessed the introduction of Icon’s… Read More

Design Junction

For five days in September, the Design Junction took over the College with an inspired exhibition that celebrated commercial and cultural design. As part of the London Design festival, members of the press and the public were invited to view innovative and curated exhibitions within the unusual, historic space. The event saw a record-breaking 26,000… Read More

Alexander McQueen

The Arches were selected as the perfect underground location for the Alexander McQueen underwater-themed Spring/Summer 16 collection. In designs that explored the spirit of journeying and solitude, as well as how ‘the sea acts as a powerful opposite to the land, and as a place where men can make themselves new’, Sarah Burton chose the image of… Read More


B1 welcomed the London launch of Movember, a brilliant charity dedicated to addressing the biggest health issues facing men across the globe. The team at Movember teamed up with Gilette to present Barbers Always Mo Best, a pop-up barber shop that treated guests to pamper sessions and moustache styling tutorials. Live drawing portraits were on hand… Read More

Giles Deacon

Giles Deacon, a renowned custodian of drama and dark fashion, selected the historic College to showcase his gothic-themed Autumn/Winter 15 collection. The atmospheric venue added apt drama, as models entered the circular space in striking Victoriana designs. Velvet looks with ruffled collars and bows featured prominently, and the intricate evening gowns were something to behold.… Read More

Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot launched their inaugural Widow Series at the College, an annual exhibition and celebration of creative and cultural excellence. As the first curator, SHOW studio founder and fashion photographer Nick Knight produced newly-commissioned works under the banner of ‘Beautiful Darkness’. This stylish and glamorous affair utilised the College’s multiple atmospheric rooms to create an… Read More


Whistles presented their collection in the Kings Cross Tunnel, selecting an unconventional venue with its futuristic light wall as the perfect location to showcase their versatile new looks. In what resembled a remarkably stylish commute, models appeared on this unique runway in sophisticated and classic designs. Sport and streetwear influences were easy to spot, and… Read More

Mr Brainwash

For his first UK solo show, the elusive artist Mr Brainwash took over all five floors belonging to the Old Sorting Office. The exhibition, which included a collection of contemporary paintings and giant sculptural installations, was inspired by his subversive perspective on twentieth-century icons and pop culture. An iconic centrepiece took the form of a 20ft. gorilla, weighing… Read More