.ART CRITIC / CURATOR.
This collection showcases POAN’s unique approach to the classic clothing range; from relaxed t-shirts, trousers, sweatpants, sweatshirts and hoodies to more tailored formalwear such as jackets, coats, dresses and blazers - all handmade with love from family run-workshops in Italy with whom we have long relationships and to the highest quality Italian craftsmanship.
We invite you to experience this stunning collection through the lens of some inspiring UK-based artists below and hope you will enjoy what you see.
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Aindrea Emelife is an art critic, independent curator, art historian and presenter from London. She has presented art films for such prestigious institutions as The Royal Academy of Arts and The Hepworth Wakefield Museum and featured in programming on Sky Arts. She is currently working on her first two books, A Little History of Protest Art (Tate, 2022) and How Art Can Change The World: A Manifesto (Frances Lincoln, 2022).
Aindrea debuted her first column for the Financial Times aged 20 years old, and has been published widely and internationally, including articles in The Guardian, Vanity Fair, The Telegraph, BBC, GQ, Frieze, The Independent and ArtNet. She features regularly on podcasts, most recently Talk Art and The Art Newspaper Podcast and is dedicated to public speaking, usually pertaining to discussions of contemporary art, popularising art history and championing female, black or artists of colour.
Aindrea has delivered talks and lectures at UNESCO, Paul Mellon Center for British Art, The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Financial Times NextGen Festival, Courtauld Gallery, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the V&A Museum and the Association for Women Art Dealers.
In 2021, Aindrea was appointed to the Mayor of London's Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm and was featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.
“Classics is a new venture for us as a brand, having an all-year-round available collection for our customers but a necessity as it includes the best balance of pieces for on-and-off duty that are staple items from our high standard of tailoring” - Georg Weissacher.