From life and style in the north of England at Somerset House to rough sculptures of the female form in Cornwall, here’s our guide to what to see and what to wear in November.
Image via Hepworth Wakefield
Wakefield: Alina Szapocznikow, Hepworth Wakefield
Explore the surrealist sculpture of Alina Szapocznikow in the Polish artist’s first UK retrospective. Human Landscapes features over 100 works, moving from the artist’s classical sculptures to her self-described ‘awkward objects’. After the exhibition, explore the Hepworth’s as well as taking in the awe-inspiring architecture and waterside setting with prime views of Wakefield.
What to wear: Take inspiration from the Hepworth’s sleek, industrial appearance with your own tailored, monochromatic look. The Nipper Wool Coat cuts a sophisticated, classic silhouette and is endlessly versatile in muted grey. Pair with equally classic tailored trousers and a simple black polo neck.
Nipper Coat / Sudbury Polo Neck Top / Freya Brushed Trousers
London: North: Fashioning Identity, Somerset House
For a touch of nostalgia, or a homesickness remedy for any proud northerners residing in the capital, North: Fashioning Identity is a love-letter to life in the north of England. The exhibition explores the realities of life and culture in the North using photography, fashion and multimedia. Curators Lou Stoppard and Adam Murray explore visions of the north of England in the mid-20th century, and how these visions continue to influence designers, photographers and artists both at home and abroad.
What to wear: Go for chic comfort for a weekend wander around busy Somerset House in our Melody Mohair jumper and some oversized culottes, dressed down with trainers.
Melody Mohair Jumper / Freya Brushed Culottes
Tate St Ives by Jamie Fobert Architects
Photography © Hufton+Crow
St Ives: Rebecca Warren, Tate St Ives
Take a weekend break in idyllic St Ives and head to the newly-opened Tate St Ives for a look at the Rebecca Warren exhibition. Roughly-shaped sculptures focusing on the female form cast in clay and bronze define Warren’s aesthetic and have become known for their references to other depictions of women throughout history. After your culture fix at the striking cliff-side gallery, take in the sea views over fish and chips.
What to wear: Cosy up against the sea breeze in the Aspen Reversible Faux Shearling Coat, wearing the velvet-lined navy coat over a cosy cashmere blend skirt and soft matching jumper.
Aspen Reversible Faux Shearling Coat / Colette Cashmere Blend Pencil Skirt / Colette Cashmere Jumper
York: Paul Nash, York Art Gallery
If you love landscapes, you can’t miss York Art Gallery’s Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape. Influenced by the upheaval of the landscape in a post-First World War Britain, Nash created dystopian landscape works to explore the violence inflicted on the land by war. His work reflects on post-war Britain from a unique perspective.
What to wear: Keep your look simple in a super soft jersey midi dress and trainers, perfect for exploring York after the exhibition.
Christie Midi Jersey Dress
Image via Nature in Art
Gloucester: 2017 British Wildlife Photography Awards, Nature in Art
From birds of prey mid-flight to baby weasels and the 2016 winning entrant, a jellyfish in motion, the photographs at the 2017 British Wildlife Photography Awards showcase the beauty of the British wildlife. Marvel at the skills of every entrant past and present, and wander the grounds of Wallsworth Hall on the hunt for your own natural photography subjects.
What to wear: Channel the natural world in our Brimstone Blouse, inspired by nature with a monochromatic forest pattern. Pair with jeans and the Hayden Biker Jacket in spruce green for another nod to nature.
Brimstone Pleated Front Blouse / Essentials Denim Soft Stretch Jeans / Hayden Biker Jacket
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