Sandwiched between the many a May Bank Holidays and OOO high summer escapades, June is the underdog of the summer calendar.

However, with London Fashion Week Men’s, exhibitions from Wolfgang Tillmans and Manolo Blahnik, and a marathon of champagne-fuelled evenings incoming from Moët & Chandon, we’re making a case to get rather excited about the coming four weeks.

London Fashion Week Men’s
As is always the case with the biannual showcase, in what feels like a millisecond London Fashion Week Men’s returns to Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery with an exciting line-up of London talent.

We’ll be following the happenings closely and peeking backstage to learn more from designers over the four-day event, so stay tuned via our Instagram. Meanwhile, familiarise yourself with the philanthropic Bethany Williams – who became the second recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth II Award for British Design last season for her sustainable approach – and get to know the co-ed and gender fluid approaches of John Lawrence Sullivan, Edward Crutchley and Christopher Ræburn.

London Fashion Week Mens takes place Saturday 8th to Monday 10th June 2019 at The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR. Main image via @britishfashioncouncil.

Moët Summer House
Warm rays of summer call for afternoon picnics in the park, sunset strolls along the Southbank, and lots of champagne. Care of Moët & Chandon, the latter has kindly been catered to – by way of their Moët Summer House, which returns in its second edition from its successful launch last year.

Reopening the doors for a three-day summer spectacle, expect live music, Michelin-starred meals, and evening entertainment from celebrity comedian Katherine Ryan – with, of course, bubbly in abundance. Chin, chin!

The Moët Summer House takes place on Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June 2019 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, St. James's, London, SW1Y 5AH. Image via Moët & Chandon.

An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at the Wallace Collection
Home to one of Britain’s most magnificent displays of paintings, sculpture and furniture, The Wallace Collection at Hertford House, Manchester Square, has served as an inspiration to artists and fashion designers alike since it opened to the public in 1900.

Legendary footwear stalwart, Manolo Blahnik, is one of such designers to hold a fascination with the space. And now as a dialogue between the old and new, we see Mr. Blahnik partner with the house to co-curate an intimate display of his private archive, alongside the esteemed artworks.

Co-curated with Wallace Collection Director, Dr Xavier Bray, the exhibition traipses between the fashions inspired by Blahnik’s native Spain, 18th-century Rococo style and his own personal interpretation of Englishness – with highlights including the candy-coloured designs handmade for Sophia Coppola’s award-winning film Marie Antoinette. Step into his world and soak up his thirst for knowledge and wide ranging influences of his creations.

The exhibition runs from 10th June to 1st September 2019 at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN and is open daily 10 am to 5 pm with free entry. Image courtesy of Manolo Blahnik.

Wolfgang Tillmans
What would our Agenda be without a healthy dose of photography? This month it arrives from legend of the medium, Wolfgang Tillmans.

While the Turner Prize-winning photographer shot to fame in the 90s with his personal portraits of friends and images of the quotidian, the past two decades have since seen him expand his repertoire to abstract and fine art imagery. His latest works push this abstract process further: created in the darkroom without negatives or a camera, they have been fashioned through the manipulation of light on paper.

Playing host to these new works, the Maureen Paley gallery now invites us to learn more about Tillmans’ approach to non-lens-based image-making, with his older oeuvre too on show. 

Tillmans’ solo show runs from 5th June to 21st July 2019 at the Maureen Paley Gallery, 21 Herald St, London E2 6JT. Imagery 'Badehouse' by Wolfgang Tillmans.

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