There are no white walls in sight at Bold Tendencies. The multi-story car park turned sculpture park in Peckham is our kind of art space – with a panoramic view of the City of London skyline, a rooftop garden, café/bar, and off-kilter art installations that beg you to engage. We snaked along the wiggly silver lines (a part of Richard Wentworth’s work Agora) and played around with colour blocking inside the bubblegum pink entrance (Simon Whybray’s Hi Boo I Love You).
Yellow and pink together? Go for it, we say. We styled a layered, all-yellow Céline look from autumn/winter 2016 against the all-pink backdrop of Simon Whybray’s work. There’s nothing like quirky colour combinations to hit that wardrobe refresh button. And the inspired layering – there were pants, a dress and a jacket in varying degrees of yellow – got us excited for autumn.
For a lightweight, casual summer suit, we love this pinstripe option from MM6 Maison Margiela’s pre-fall 2016 line. The streetwear influences and emphasis on deconstruction shone through in the loose silhouette of the trousers and unexpected cut of the jacket.
This is the 10th summer that Bold Tendencies returns to the upper floors of a parking garage in south London. It’s the laid-back, welcoming vibe of this space that we like the most – that there’s no air of pretension on how the art is displayed or how the visitors should engage.
This not-for-profit project, the brainchild of founder Hannah Barry, features sculptures and art installations, as well as holding talks/events about music, art, poetry and dance. There’s also the rooftop pop-up, Frank’s Café, for food and drinks and the Derek Jarman Garden by Propagating Dan to sit in and look out at the sweeping view of London.
Bold Tendencies’ summer programme runs until 1 October. For more information on the art installations and events, visit Boldtendencies.com.