Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Isabella Blow - Fashion Galore
Somerset House


Isabella Blow - Fashion Galore

This exhibition is very ambitious in what it tries (with considerable success) to achieve. Clearly Blow was a force of lasting importance as muse, stylist, innovator, curator and patron. Her ability to identify and nurture brilliance (McQueen, Chalayan, Treacy, etc) in its nascent form, her indomitable belief in the power of fashion to transform the quotidian and shield the imagination from life's banalities all served in a glittering though brief life. While giving voice to her remarkable collection of clothes there is less pictorial focus upon her own relationship to the garments than one would like. In the end, it's the clothes themselves which shine, most especially Philip Treacy's astonishing hats. There is little in any area of design or sculpture to compare with them for creative exuberance, innovation, construction and sheer beauty. We see parade footage, tableau's, beautifully designed displays and photographs. It is a completely beguiling exhibition but at the center of it, frustratingly and, perhaps aptly, is an absence: Isabella Blow.