Spotlight On: Ryan Lanji

December 6, 2016



We love our Shoreditch neighbourhood so each month we’re turning the spotlight over to them; whether it be a Merchants regular or a local supplier, artist, musician, or entrepreneur.


In the Spotlight this month is Shoreditch local, Art & Fashion Curator Ryan Lanji.
Ryan splits his time between his curating work (most recently curating fashion exhibition Conservation Couture at the V&A) and his role as Creative Direction and Marketing Manager at Body Studio – a personal training space on nearby Rivington Street. Here are Ryan tips for day and night culture in Shoreditch:


Tipple of choice:


A Negroni. I could only describe it as sartorial because much like a suit attention to detail and measure must be paid. Also it’s the tipple of choice for Founder/Director Margaret Pope and I after a busy day at Body Studio.


Brunch or Lunch:


I think one should eat to live and not live to eat, so I suggest eating something every two hours regardless of what you call it and always make sure you make an event of it.


Cab, Uber, TFL or Cycle:


I like to walk everywhere (especially in Shoreditch) it’s a brilliant area full of history, independent shops and notable restaurants. I think it’s important to walk and discover (even taking a different path to work everyday can be full of discovery) but if one is late, Uber is my transport of choice.


Insiders tip:


Art openings are the best way to get tipsy for free and always know shortcuts when the markets are in full swing on the weekends.


Late night London:


Metropolis has managed to capture the zeitgeist of the gay scene and has some amazing nights on held by Jodie Harsh and Louie Banks.


Shoreditch soundtrack:


The song that gets me through the day at the moment is a special one discovered with a friend and eradicates any sense of stress in such a bustling city: Tezeta (Nostalgia) by Mulatu Astatke. If you’re looking for something to kick start the party it’s definitely Just Say by KDA Ft. Tinashe at the moment.


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