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What AnOther Loves This Week: A Pop Art Perspective

Bright, bold, fun and fabulous – this week's @anotherloves edit goes pop

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Are Fendi Bag Bugs your guilty fashion pleasure? Us too. Which is why this tremendous turtleneck from the Italian house – adorned with multiple iterations of the chic critters – tops our new season wish list with aplomb. Bearing numerous pairs of peepers and tufts of brightly hued fur, which serve as eyebrows, moustaches, and what appear to be ear muffs, it's safe to say that when wearing this, all eyes will be on you.

Dutch painter and illustrator Jordy van den Nieuwendijk has recently teamed up with Slowdown Studio, purveyors of beautiful, artist-designed woven blankets, to create this covetable covering. Sporting two shapely tums, bums and thighs, rendered in van den Nieuwendijk's distinctive, multi-coloured linear style, it would make for the most enviable beach blanket imaginable, but would be equally exquisite framed on your sitting room wall.

For Louis Vuitton A/W16, Nicolas Ghesquière described his muse as an active woman "whose elegance springs from her dynamism". Indeed, the resulting designs championed an athletic punk aesthetic – sporty jumpers were spun from soft mohair, while tracksuit bottoms veered into cargo pant territory. As taken as we were by the easy separates, this curve-contouring dress was a standout: crafted from a stretchy, technical knit in vivid green and blue and contoured with Picasso-esque lines which caress the female form. 

Never ones to turn down a dose of optimism, we love this new 'Life Is Fantastic' print by David Shrigley, whose 'Everyone Welcome' posters have been adding cheer to our daily commute since the Brexit blues kicked in. Timed to coincide with the Rio Olympics, the oversized ice-cream cone riffs on the Olympic torch, which, in the words of Hang-Up Gallery, "has represented the positive values associated with the Games since ancient Greek times".

American Pop Art pioneer John Wesley is the focus of a new London exhibition, opening at Waddington Custot gallery next week. Wesley's work is defined by a "cool palette of colours: pastel blue, baby pink, peppermint," the gallery's Roxana Afshar told AnOther earlier in the week. As well as "his appropriation of Rococo idiom. The flatness. The clean black line, carefully achieved... combined with the repetition and the presence of subtle flaws or enigmatic subjects within peculiar scenes". All of these make for compelling viewing when presented on a canvas, but so much the better when applied to a suitcase, bearing a bubble-gum pink female nude, assuming what look's like a yoga 'child's pose' to fit neatly within the bag's frame. What we wouldn't do for a Wesley case for our wanderings.

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