It may have only been a mere four weeks since a mercury-soaring heat wave and humidity on the underground made for the talk of the town – however, in the true spirit of ‘what goes up must come down’, the Great British weather is back to its usual tricks.

News of a September summer may be floating around the grapevine, but we’re more than geared up for a month ‘undercover’ if needs be, especially given the chockablock calendar of fashion, fun and arts that will be hitting 
London this month...

Behjat Sadr: Dusted Waters
Artist Behjat Sadr, one of Iran’s most radical modern painters and notably the first woman professor at the University of Tehran, spent a life fighting her way through a male-dominated industry. It wasn’t until after her death in 2009 that her oeuvre was awarded the widespread acclaim of which it was deserving for so long, and her artistic passion and resounding influence became recognised.

Following on from exhibitions in New York, Paris and Rome, now her works – including paintings, two kinetic pieces, collages and archival materials – will make their UK debut, taking over The Mosaic Rooms for Behjat Sadr: Dusted Waters. Granting us access into the artist’s encounters with Western modernism in Italy to the Iranian revolution, it’s set to be the very best kind of autobiographical history lesson. 

Behjat Sadr: Dusted Water runs at The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5 0SW from 28 September to 8 December, 2018. Main image credit Behjat Sadr – Untitled, 1987, oil on paper and photograph. 

Image of Caroline Issa and Abigail Gurney-Read at London Fashion Week, Men's.

London Fashion Week 
How time flies… It feels like only yesterday that we were readying ourselves for the biannual circus of Fashion Week to descend on the Capital, and yet it’s been over half a year *gasps* since we watched the Autumn/Winter 2018 womenswear shows and presentations in London.

A petri dish for nurturing and breeding emerging talent, as well as a stage for sartorial heavyweights on a global scale, (Oh! and also the place that got the Queen on the Front Row), the second stop on the Fashion Month calendar always had a few tricks and treats up its voluminous bell-sleeve. With live-streaming and daily round-ups from the thick of it all, RIGHT HERE will be the only place you’ll need to keep your peepers firmly fixed on. Seat belts on!

London Fashion Week runs at selected locations from 13 September to 18 September, 2018.

Image credit  Bradley Lloyd Barnes.

Design Biennale Somerset House
One of the most important events on the cultural calendar for anyone with an eye for design, the London Design Biennale returns with its week-long annual event which, this year, traipses between Emotional States – taking a dive into questions around sustainability, migration, pollution, and social equality.

Translated through installations and exhibitions from a roster of world-leading architects, designers, scientists, writers and more, the show is an pinnacle fixture in presenting and probing the power of design in our everyday and future realities. 

London Design Biennale runs at Somerset House, WC2R 1LA from 4 September to 23 September, 2018. 

Credit Naeem Mohaiemen. 

Turner Prize
Perhaps the biggest accolade in British art – renowned for its sometimes outrageous, tongue-in-cheek entries – the Turner Prize is back in its 34th year at Tate Britain, with a shortlist of four visual artists, one of whom will join the ranks of previous winners Anthea Hamilton and Damien Hirst.

In the final line-up for their works, which tackle pressing issues in society like human right violations, queer identity, forced migration, social inequality and erasing and rewriting of memories of political utopias, are Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson. Drum roll for the big announcement!

The Turner Prize 2018 runs at Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG from 26 September to 6 January, 2019. 

In case you missed it, read your guide to COS x Serpentine Park Nights featuring experimental art, fashion and film commissions.