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Musogyny: Two Faces of Feminism

Everyone knows it’s a man’s world out there (thanks James Brown) but there is none more so than the big bad world of music. From Miley’s twerking to Sinead’s slut shaming, these last months have seen an upward trajectory in the debate around gender issues within music. Rest assured that



Fashion Now: Estonia

The British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase is dedicated to celebrating London’s multicultural heritage, and this year Fashion Now: Estonia presents a film screening, designer’s talk and a drinks reception.

The film, Cold War and Fashion, explores the often uncharted waters of soviet fashion. The film gazes at the …


Bjarne Annie

Annie socks it to Sochi

It’s no secret that here, at Notion, we seriously stan for Annie. But now she’s gone all political and we’re living for it. As you may be aware there’s a winter Olympics happening right now in Russia. There’s been a bit of a who-ha about human rights, the LGBT community …



Premium Russian Vodka: A Whole New Level

Russian Standard Vodka, the world’s no. 1 premium vodka is taking their liquid courage to a whole new level.  Their new film in collaboration with Jason Silva(Emmy nominated filmmaker and futurist philosopher) titled “Russian Standard Vodka-Vodka As It Should Be 2013,” explores the wonder and convergence of nature and science. …



Club Beat #87 – ADE Interviews: Swanky Tunes

After nearly fifteen years experimenting with different electronic styles in pursuit of their own sound, Vadim, Dmitry and Stanislav, collectively known as Swanky Tunes, have received several accolades as testaments to their talent and creativity. In 2006 and 2007, they were named Best Music Group at the Russian Dance


Hard Rock Sofa

Club Beat #86 – ADE Interviews: Hard Rock Sofa

Our interest in Hard Rock Sofa was sparked in 2011 when we were alerted to their collaborations with St. Brothers and Swanky Tunes. Blow Up (with St. Brothers) and Feedback (with Swanky Tunes) were both examples of Hard Rock Sofa’s ability to produce building, bass-heavy, peak time house hits with



LFW SS12: Timur Kim

Flying the flag for LFW first-timers, this season (as per seasons previous), Vauxhall Fashion Scout played host to a number of fresh-faced designer talents. One of these was Timur Kim. Hailing from with Russia with a first love for denim, the blueprint of his SS13 set illustrated his fabric-led design …



London’s attempt to free Pussy Riot

In association with ShatterJapanHoxton Bar & Kitchen are hosting a night in support of Pussy Riot, featuring performances from Peggy Sue, DJ sets from New Young Pony Club and talks from Kerry McCarthy (MP), to name but a few.

You may have heard rumblings of Pussy Riot …



New from London Fashion Week- Larisa Guzova

Introducing a new 2012 Russian born artist and designer Larisa Guzova, whose work was shown 19th February in London’s Fashion week. The textile designer, who was awarded ‘The best design project’ Woolman’s award, working with wool following her MA degree, is based in Scotland, Edinburgh since 2001. Her design …


LFW: Asger Juel Larsen

LFW Interview: Asger Juel Larsen

Being long time fans of both Asger Juel Larsen and T.Lipop and all, Planet Notion were like totally cheesin’ that the Selfridges christened Bright Young Things would be showing together/”verses” this season. Well, it is PN’s last show of fashion week. We’re tired. We’re weak. We’re surprisingly still talking to