This week sees Photo London return to the city for its seventh outing. Boasting 106 galleries from eighteen countries, the fair is a holistic celebration of photographic talent, from nascent talent to established stars.
Keen to get involved, Dover Street Market have curated their own schedule of exclusive drops, launches and limited-edition products coinciding with Photo London. Here’s the lowdown on what you can expect from the iconic store this week.
Dive into the acid trip
IDEA books have published a new book by cultural documenter Dave Swindells titled Acid House As It Happened, collating images from his time photographing the UK acid house scene in the 80s. Between nights at famed clubs Future and Shoom, to illicit events organised in car parks, bus depots and warehouses, we see people letting loose, lost in the trance. Initially documenting the movement as nightlife editor of Time Out, now these images are curated into a weighty tome that transports you to those makeshift dancefloors.
GALLERYAcid House As It Happened by Dave Swindells
Get involved with a CDG installation
Fashion meets art as a new CDG Homme Plus installation sees mannequins hanging out beneath a floral pavilion sculpture wearing the latest collection by the Japanese brand.
Here’s your chance to bag a load of clobber from the new Stüssy and Nike team-up. The apparel is available on a first come, first serve basis in-store and online on Friday 13th May at 11:00, while the new Air Force 1 iterations – marking the iconic sneaker’s 40th anniversary – will launch via an online raffle only. You’ve gotta be in it to win it.
Nab some arty postcards
DSM has some very talented friends, and for Photo London, the store has asked some of them to make postcards and posters which will be up for sale. There’s a gang of Marine Serre models atop a classic car, an abstract Craig Green vision and a Stephen Jones vision of classic millinery.
Fill your bookshelf with Jil Sander
Jil Sander campaigns are always ethereal, beautiful works that capture not only exquisite locations and clothing, but atmosphere and emotion. Now, you can own their SS22 campaign, photographed in and around Paris by Chris Rhodes, as a covetable hardback and cherish it forever.
Jonathan Anderson’s SS22 offering for the Spanish fashion house drops at DSM this week – remember those metal body plates and Renaissance drama? – and photographer supremo David Sims has captured the collection via a series of expressive images that offer inspiration for our new season look. So expect to see us pole dancing in fields with motorcycle helmets – nothing different there.
Sports cards, but fashion
Legendary British artist Jamie Reid is the man behind the Sex Pistols’ most iconic artwork, designing works such as the artwork for their infamous record Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols. Reid’s practice seems an ideal fit for designer Chopova Lowena’s own brand of punky romance. And so it’s proven as the pair team up on a special installation for Lowena’s FW22 collection, which reimagines models as sportdeck characters and includes postcards, temporary tattoos and stickers.
See some jewels
Need a bit of sparkle in your day? Cartier collector and aficionado Harry Fane will be showcasing his incredible collection of vintage Cartier necklaces and jewellery in the Ground Floor jewellery space with some incredibly rare pieces from the 40s and 50s.
Dover Street Market’s Photo London programme takes place from 12th – 15th May. Find full information here.