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Apostolos Mitsios

Projects
  • Inside The Broad Museum, Los Angeles

    The highly anticipated Broad Museum opened its doors some days ago in downtown Los Angeles, located next to Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and aiming to become one of the city’s most prominent spots for contemporary art. The museum stages the collection of business guru and philanthropist Eli Broad and his wife Edythe, comprising more than 2,000 works of postwar and contemporary art. The Broad Museum’s $14…

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  • JR’s “DECADE: Portrait d’une generation” at Galerie Perrotin, Paris

    A new exhibition at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, casts light on the impressive career of French artist and activist JR, covering his work of the last ten years. Titled “DECADE: Portrait d’une generation”, the exhibition features a carefully curated selec…

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  • “The Cloakroom” installation at the V&A Museum

    Coinciding with the London Design Festival 2015, the Victoria and Albert Museum has commissioned British designer Faye Toogood, known for her minimal furniture designs, to create a special, two part installation, titled “View Project

  • “Rock Style” exhibition by Tommy Hilfiger

    In celebration of the 30-year anniversary of his eponymous label, Tommy Hilfiger has teamed up with art dealer and curator Jeffrey Deitch for a new exhibition, titled “Rock Style”, which will run from September 22 to October 30, 2015, at Sotheby’s View Project

  • Vogue 100: A Century of Style

    British Vogue celebrates its 100 years in fashion with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, titled “Vogue 100: A Century of Style”. The exhibition features more than 280 photographs from the Condé Nast archives that cast light on…

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  • Moncler’s “Art for Love” charity exhibition

    In an attempt to celebrate the strength and beauty of love, as well as its relationship to art, Moncler gathered 32 of the world’s most prominent fashion photographers for a charity exhibition, titled “Art for Love”. Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Steven Meisel, Terry Richardson and Willy Vanderperre, among others, were invited to get …

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  • Rosie Assoulin s/s 2016 collection

    Rosie Assoulin, the promising, Brooklyn-based designer whose bold experimentations with color and form have gained her a legion of devoted fans, presented some days ago her s/s 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week. Assoulin, who recently won the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear, chose to showcase her collection, which was inspired by t…

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  • “29 Rooms” installation by Refinery 29

    New York-based fashion, style and beauty website Refinery 29 celebrated its 10 year anniversary with an interactive installation at a 50,000 square foot warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Titled “29 Rooms”, the installation was conceived as an inspiring funhouse that included art exhibitions, performances, virtual reality experience…

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  • Manolo Blahnik: Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions” book by Rizzoli

    Rizzoli pays homage to the life and work of Manolo Blahnik, one of the most iconic shoemakers of all time, with a new book, titled “Manolo Blahnik: Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions”. The 488-page coffee table book provides a comprehensive look of the designer’s inspiration from art, literature, film and architecture, fe…

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  • Roksanda’s 10 year anniversary capsule collection

    Serbian-born designer and Central Saint Martins graduate Roksanda Ilincic, one of the hottest names of London Fashion Week with devoted followers like Beyoncé, Keira Knightley, Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron, celebrates her 10 years in fashion with a limited edition capsule collection, titled “10 years, 10 dresses”. Full of bold colors, minimal cuts and luxurious fabrics, the …

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  • “Dinnigan: Unlaced” exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

    A new exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences’ newly inaugurated Centre for Fashion at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, casts light on one of Australia’s most acclaimed fashion designers: Collette Dinnigan. Titled “Dinnigan: Unlaced”, the exhibit…

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  • “Picasso’s Women” editorial by Ben Hassett for Harper’s Bazaar

    Pablo Picasso, probably the greatest artist of all time, remains an endless source of inspiration for a new generation of creative individuals that are influenced by his magnificent oeuvre. Such is the case of New York-based photographer and filmmaker Ben Hassett, who channeled Picasso’s spirit in a new editorial for the September issue of Harper’s …

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  • Mackage and Bradley Theodore team up for “The Underground Artist” exhibition

    Canadian fashion brand Mackage, famous for its impressive range of outerwear, and renowned street artist and curator Bradley Theodore have come together for a pop-up exhibition at the brand’s flagship store in Soho, New York. Titled “The Underground Artist”, the exhibition forms part of the brand’s annual Soho Summer Se…

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  • Charles Pétillion’s “Heartbeat” installation at Covent Garden, London

    In celebration of the upcoming London Design Festival (September 19-27, 2015), French artist and photographer Charles Pétillion has taken over Covent Garden’s market building with an amazing, large-scale cloud installation, titled “He…

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  • Tim Walker recreates iconic Vogue images for Target

    Target has teamed up with Vogue for a 20-page advertorial, shot by renowned photographer Tim Walker, which recreates iconic covers and images from Vogue’s extensive archive using Target products. Titled “ View Project

  • Raf Simons by Willy Vanderperre exhibition at 032c Workshop, Berlin

    032c Workshop/Joerg Koch, O32c magazine’s gallery space in Berlin that features an 8-meter-long vitrine designed by Konstantin Grcic, dedicates an “anti-retrospective” to Belgian designer Raf Simons, as seen through the lens of fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre<…

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  • “Yohji Yamamoto: SWOWSPACE” exhibition at Live Archives, London

    Live Archives, one of the biggest fashion archives in the world, featuring more than 3,5000 items carefully selected by collector Hoana Poland, dedicates a new exhibition to the work of Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto. The exhibition, which will be hosted at Live Archives’ gallery in London’s Hackney, will feature more than 60 icon…

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  • “New York Polaroids 1976-1989” book by Edo Bertoglio

    A new book by Yard Press casts a light on the New York adventures of Swiss photographer and film director Edo Bertoglio, who has worked for magazines like Interview or Italian Vogue, focusing on his amazing Polaroid photos from 1976 to 1989. The book is conceived as a personal diary of New York’s downtown scene, featur…

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  • Carine Roitfeld transforms celebrities into legendary icons for Harper’s Bazaar

    Carine Roitfeld, strong>Harper’s Bazaar’s global fashion editor, has teamed up with celebrated photographer and advertising director Jean-Paul Goude for the magazine’s much awaited September 2015 issue, which is dedicated to some of the most inspirational icons of all time. Roitfeld and Goude tapped Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah …

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  • “Traditional Couture: Folkloric Heritage Costumes” book by Gestalten

    A new book by Gestalten explores the relationship between the traditional costumes of Germany and contemporary haute couture, paying homage to the intricate craftsmanship and cultural significance hidden behind the inspiring heritage designs. The book is edited by Robert Klanten and Annet Hohenberg, with the invaluable help of German fashion photographer View Project

  • “Henrik Vibskov: Fabricate” exhibition at the Daelim Museum, Seoul

    The Daelim Museum in Seoul dedicates an extensive retrospective to Danish designer Henrik Vibskov, known for his experimental shows that merge art, performance, installation, music and fashion design. Titled “Henrik Vibskov: Fabricate<…

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  • A tribute to Elio Fiorucci

    Elio Fiorucci, one of the most influential designers of the last decades, died in his home in Milan last week, leaving behind an important legacy that aims to inspire future generations of fashion designers. Fiorucci was the creative mind behind the same-name brand with the iconic twin winged angels logo that marked the 70s with its playful spirit, bold design and irreverent advertising cam…

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  • Loewe pays homage to John Allen with two pop-up stores in Barcelona and Mallorca

    Jonathan Anderson, Loewe’s new creative director, is one of the biggest admirers of 81-year old British knitter and master weaver John Allen, an iconic artisan who has elevated textile design to a form of art. Anderson discovered Allen’s tapestries some years ago in an antique gallery in London, falling immediately in love …

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  • The artful collages of Copylab

    Chris Rellas is a 19-year old French and Art History major at Georgetown University that has become worldwide famous for his Instagram account under the alias of @copylab, creating some of the most inspiring hybrids of high fashion and art you have ever seem. His intricate collages combine iconic masterpieces like Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, Bouguereau’s “The Birt…

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  • “Invitation Strictly Personal: 40 Years of Fashion Show Invites” book by Iain R. Webb

    Iain R. Webb is an awarded British fashion critic, curator, professor at Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins, and ex-fashion editor and director at influential publications like Blitz, The Evening Standard, Elle, The Times and Harpers & Queen. Throughout his longtime career, which included covering hundreds of fashion shows worldwide, Webb has been meticulously collecting invitation…

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  • “Alber Elbaz/Lanvin: Manifeste” exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie

    A forthcoming exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris aims to cast a light on the personal universe of Israeli fashion designer Alber Elbaz, Lanvin’s Creative Director for the last 14 years. Titled “Alber Elbaz/Lanvin: Manifeste” and coinciding with the closing of the View Project

  • Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition at A. Lange & Söhne’s Madison Avenue shop

    A. Lange Söhne, one of the most famous watchmakers in the world, dedicates an exhibition to American artist Jeffrey Gibson, on view at the brand’s Madison Avenue flagship store, New York, until the end of August, 2015. The exhibition, which is held in conjunction with the Marc Str…

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  • “At Close Range: Kostas Murkudis and the MMK Collection” exhibition at MMK, Frankfurt

    The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main hosts the first ever retrospective of the work of Kostas Murkudis, one of the boldest and most well-known fashion designers of Germany, along with Karl Lagerfeld, Jil Sander and Wolfgang Joop. The exhibition casts light on Murkudis’ 30-year career, featuring a wide selection of his i…

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  • Swatch teams up with Joana Vasconcelos for Venice Biennale 2015

    Swatch, one of the main sponsors of Venice Biennale 2015, has teamed with Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, known for her evocative, large-scale artworks, for a unique installation inside Swatch’s temporary pavilion, l…

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  • Inside the Arles Photography Festival 2015

    Les Rencontres d'Arles, the oldest photography festival in the world that each summer is held in the city of Arles, France, opened its gates some days ago with an impressive selection of vintage and contemporary photography. The festival, which was founded in 1970 by photographer Lucien Clergue, writ…

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  • Louis Vuitton inaugurates “La Galerie” museum in Paris

    Just some months after the opening of the Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, the brand inaugurated some days ago in Asnières-sur-Seine a second private museum, named “La Galerie”. The new museum is mu…

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  • Valentino’s Mirabilia Romae fall 2015 haute couture collection

    Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, Valentino’s creative directors, presented some days ago the brand’s fall 2015 haute couture collection that was conceived as a love poem to Rome, taking over the city’s famous Piazza Mignanelli. The square, which is placed right in front of Velentino’s headquarters in the sixteenth-century Palazz…

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  • Viktor & Rolf blend art and fashion in their fall 2015 haute couture collection

    Amsterdam-based designer duo Viktor & Rolf presented some days ago in Palais de Tokyo, Paris, their fall 2015 haute couture collection that impressed both fashion critics and art lovers with its bold imagination and supreme craftsmanship. The collection was described by many as the ultimate manifestation of wearable art, a tangible proof that a…

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  • Ibrahim Mahama’s jute sack installation at Venice Biennale

    This year’s Venice Biennale, which is the first during its long history to be curated by an African curator—Nigerian art critic and historian Okwui Enwezor —focuses on the new wave of African artists and the way they have changed the artistic scene of the continent. One of the most prominent representatives of Afric…

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  • Trussardi’s performative installation at Braidense National Library, Milan

    This season Trussardi decided to offer an alternative to the traditional runway shows, staging its spring-summer 2016 menswear collection at one of Italy’s oldest and largest libraries, the iconic Braidense National Library in Milan. The library is …

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  • “Couture-sculpture: Azzedine Alaïa in the history of fashion” exhibition at Galleria Borghese

    Galleria Borghese, Rome, dedicates a major exhibition to one of the most legendary couturiers of all time: Tunisian-born Azzedine Alaïa. The exhibition in titled “Couture-sculpture: Azzedine Alaïa in the history of fashion”, casting a light on the designer’s works that are closer to sculpture that…

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  • Richard Phillips’ exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, Athens

    Richard Phillips’ new paintings are the subject of a current exhibition at Gagosian gallery in Athens, giving Greek art lovers and collectors the chance to experience firsthand his amazing works. Richard…

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  • Versace’s sensual nymphs take over Paris Haute Couture week

    Donatella Versace left behind the in-your-face sexiness, primary colors and bold logos of her previous couture collection in order to explore for fall 2015 the softer and more romantic side of Versace. The collection was an ode to the classic Renaissance iconography, with some of the models giving the impression that had just escaped from a Botticelli painting, combined with a big dose of r…

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  • Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London

    The National Portrait Gallery, London, dedicates an extensive retrospective to one of the most legendary actresses and fashion icons of all times, famous for her captivating personality and unparalleled style: Audrey Hepburn. Titled “Portraits of an Ico…

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  • Sportmax taps Langley Fox Hemingway for capsule collection

    Sportmax, the younger line of Max Mara, has tapped illustrator and part-time model Langley Fox Hemingway for an arty capsule collection, limited to 1,000 pieces. The collection forms part of “ View Project

  • Nicolas Ouchenir’s calligraphic portraits take over Colette, Paris

    Nicolas Ouchenir is one of the most famous calligraphers of our times, having created handwritten invitations, original signatures and logos for the world’s leading luxury brands, from Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Prada and Dior t…

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  • “Vogue: Like a Painting” exhibition at Thyssen Museum, Madrid

    A new exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museun in Madrid explores the parallelisms between fashion photography and art, featuring more than 60 photographs that are directly or indirectly inspired by famous paintings. Titled “View Project

  • Hermès collaborates with artist Julio Le Parc

    Hermès creative director Pierre-Alexis Dumas continues the brand’s series of creative collaborations with iconic artists, this time commissioning Argentina-born artist Julio Le Parc, famous for his kinetic and optic art experimentations, to create a collection of limited edition scarves. Pierre-Alexis Dumas became familiar with…

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  • Ryan McGinley’s “Photographs 1999-2015” exhibition at Kunsthal KAde, Amersfoort

    The Kunsthal KAde Museum in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, dedicates a retrospective to American photographer Ryan McGinley, featuring more than 80 works that span his entire career. Titled “ View Project

  • Dazed & Confused explores the art behind London menswear collections

    Always on the lookout for the latest trends in art and fashion, Dazed & Confused magazine asked Beatriz and Maria Valdovin, the minds behind @artlexachung, to trace how art has inspired the latest London menswear colle…

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  • Raimund Berthold pays tribute to artist Klara Lidén in his s/s 2016 collection

    London-based designer Raimund Berthold presented some days ago during London Collections Men his s/s 2016 menswear collection, an exciting follow up to his previous collection that rose eyebrows last season with its inventiveness a…

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  • Craig Green teams up with Nick Knight for his a/w 2015 campaign

    Craig Green, one of London’s most promising young designers and recent winner of the British Fashion Award for Emerging Menswear Designer, teamed up with legendary photographer and owner of SHOWstudio Nick Knight for his first ever View Project

  • “Dior Esprit” exhibition in Seoul

    After visiting Tokyo and Shanghai, the travelling Dior Esprit exhibition opened some days ago at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, South Korea, offering an extraordinary glimpse at the creative universe of the legendary couturier. The exhibition traces Dior’s inventiv…

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  • Yves Saint Laurent through the lens of Pierre and Alexandra Boulat

    A new exhibition at Citroën’s DS World in Paris, a space near the Champs- Élysées that showcases the brand’s DS line and frequently hosts art exhibitions, casts light on the emblematic figure of French couturier Yves Saint Laurent, as seen through the lens of iconic photographer View Project

  • Pirelli calendar 50th anniversary book by Taschen

    Taschen celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary Pirelli Calendar with a new, 576 page retrospective book that reproduces the complete calendars, including photos of the most beautiful women of the world, among them Gisele Bündchen, Helena Christensen, Christy Turling…

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  • “Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave” exhibition at James Hyman gallery, London

    A new exhibition at James Hyman gallery, London, casts light on the rich archive of photographer Raymond Cauchetier, known for his iconic images of 1960’s French cinema. Titled “Raymond Caucheti…

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  • Soulland collaborates with artist Charlie Roberts for spring 2016

    Danish menswear brand Soulland, known for its sophisticated mix of Scandinavian artisanship and high-end streetwear with hip-hop influences, tapped American artist Charlie Roberts for its spring/summer 2016 collection, which …

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  • “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

    A new exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum, London, pays homage the different cultural connotations of shoes and their transformative power, while examining the latest technological advances that have created new possibilities in shoe design. The exhibition, titled “View Project

  • Swinging Sixties London exhibition at Foam museum, Amsterdam

    The Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam dedicates an exhibition to the ever-inspiring Swinging London of the 60’s, exploring how the British capital defined an era when everything seemed to be possible and changed the way we see fashion, music and style. Titled “Swin…

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  • Garage Museum of Contemporary Art’s new building by Rem Koolhaas

    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, the personal project of Russian socialite and art patron Dasha Zhukova that has been described by many as Moscow’s equivalent of Tate Modern, opens today the doors of its new building in Gorky Park. The new ven…

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  • I-D celebrates its 35th anniversary with limited edition designer covers

    Iconic British magazine I-D continues the celebrations of its 35 year anniversary with a series of limited edition cover wraps, designed by some the world’s most prominent fashion designers

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  • Global Fashion Capitals exhibition at The Museum at FIT, New York

    The Museum at FIT, New York, dedicates an exhibition to the way globalization has changed how we perceive fashion, casting light on the established and emerging fashion capitals around the world. The exhibition, which is curated by Ariele Elia and Elizabeth Way, features more than 80 items coming from 20 different cities, in an attempt to explore how each city’s cultural identity and social, political and eco…

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  • Nick Cave’s “Here Hear” exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit

    A new exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit, casts light on the creative world of American sculptor, dancer and performance artist Nick Cave. The 7,000 square-foot solo exhibition features a large selection …

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  • Yayoi Kusama’s “The Obliteration Room” installation at David Zwirner Gallery, NY

    A new version of Yayoi Kusama’s legendary installationThe Obliteration Room” has taken over David Zwirner Gallery, New York, as part of her “Give Me Lo…

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  • Paul Smith presents “The Secret Life of the Pencil”

    A new exhibition at Paul Smith’s No.9 Albemarle Street flagship store examines the creative universe hidden behind one of the most important tools of expression: the humble pencil. Titled “The Secret Life of the Pencil”, the exhibition is curated by prod…

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  • Phoebe English’s “Floating, Falling, Drowning, Flying” exhibition

    London-based designer Phoebe English, known for her experimentations with construction and textile techniques, has taken over NOW Gallery in South-East London with an exhibition that casts light on the making process hidden behind her designs…

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  • The Belgians: An Unexpected Fashion Story

    The Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Belgium’s oldest and largest arts centre, dedicates a major exhibition to the DNA of Belgian fashion and its contribution to the international fashion scene. Titled “The Belgians: An Unexpected Fash…

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  • Selfridges and The Art Room come together for Re-Work It Charity Project

    Selfridges has brought together more than 90 artists and designers, among them Tom Dixon, Paul Smith, Hervé Léger, Lulu Guinness, Charlotte Olympia, Designers Guild, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Alice Temperley and Cara Delevingne, who have View Project

  • Inside Photo London 2015

    Photo London, the city’s most important photography fair, came back last weekend after a long absence of eight years, taking over the iconic Somerset House. The fair brought together more than 70 international galleries, showcasing the best of vintage and contemporary photography. This year, Photo London’s programm…

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  • “New Nordic Fashion Illustration Vol. 2” exhibition in Tallinn

    The Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, examines the latest advances of fashion illustration in a new exhibition that features the works of some of the most talented Nordic illustrators, paying tribute to their personal take on the ever-inspiring genre. Titled “New Nordic Fashion Illustration Vol. 2”, the exhibition is an excellent follow up of two pr…

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  • Alex Katz collaborates with Barneys New York and Art Production Fund

    Barneys New York has collaborated with American figurative painter Alex Katz and the Art Production Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public …

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  • Acqua di Parma’s “I’ll Be There Forever – The Sense of Classic” exhibition in Milan

    Acqua di Parma, the prestigious Italian company known for its extraordinary perfumes and candles, inaugurated some days ago in Milan its first ever contemporary art exhibition, titled “I’ll Be There Forever - The Sense of Classic”. Curated b…

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  • The artful ponchos of Pia Camil

    Mexican artist Pia Camil impressed art critics, fairgoers and fashion lovers during the latest edition of Frieze New York with her “Wearing-Watchingproject, which included 800 colorful ponchos that were

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  • Inside Frieze New York 2015

    The fourth edition of Frieze New York (May 14-17, 2015), the sister fair of Frieze London, closed its doors this year with unprecedented success, drawing a spectacular crowd to Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan. Having consolidated itself as o…

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  • Arty manhole covers take over the streets of Milan

    Twenty-four of Italy’s most well known fashion brands, among them Versace, Missoni, Etro, Giorgio Armani, Moschino, Valentino, Salvatorre Ferragamo, Prada, Pucci, Trussardi, Iceberg, Alberta Ferretti and Ermenegildo Zegna have taken o…

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  • Louis Vuitton and Marni’s exhibitions at Venice Biennale 2015

    In order to celebrate the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale, which was inaugurated on May 9, 2015, various brands, among them Louis Vuitton and Marni, have prepared a series…

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  • Armani inaugurates Silos Project in Milan

    Coinciding with his 40-year anniversary in fashion, as well as with the opening of Expo Milano 2015, Giorgio Armani inaugurated some days ago his new museum and exhibition space in Milan, investing more that 50 million euros. Titled “View Project

  • Bar Luce by Wes Anderson at Fondazione Prada, Milan

    Prada has enlisted film director Wes Anderson to design a bar for Fondazione Prada, the new art and culture complex that the brand inaugurated last weekend in Largo Isarco, in the South of Milan. Fondazione Prada’s…

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  • Acne’s tribute to artist Peter Schlesinger

    Acne Studios has collaborated with New York-based painter and sculptor Peter Schlesinger for a limited edition collection of colorful silk pajamas, with prints and patterns inspired by Schlesinger’s abstract art…

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  • Maison Margiela’s New Flagship Store in Milan

    Maison Margiela has opened a new flagship store in Milan’s historic centre, marking the first store opening since John Galliano’s appointment as the house’s new creative director. The boutique spans over 300 square meters, with the ground floor dedicated to womenswear and View Project

  • Artist Inge Jacobsen teams up with fashion designer Coralie Marabelle

    Fellow artist and HG Issue collaborator Inge Jacobsen, who many may remember from her “Stitching under the skin” series for our Meat Issue, recently collaborated wi…

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  • MET Gala 2015

    This year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala paid homage to the influence of Chinese culture, fashion and art on Western fashion and design, inspired by the museum’s upcoming spring exhibitionChina: Through the Look…

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  • Iris van Herpen exhibition at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

    The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, will become next fall the first ever U.S. museum to dedicate a major exhibition to the work of pioneer Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen —known for her futuristic haute couture pieces tha…

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  • Rachel Rom exhibition at Paris Photo L.A.

    Fellow French photographer Rachel Rom, who recently collaborated with HG Issue for our Anthony Bannwart special, will present her first U.S. exhibition at this y…

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  • “Chloë Sevigny” book by Rizzoli

    A new book by Rizzoli casts light on the personal style of actress, fashion designer and it-girl Chloë Sevigny, spanning the 20 years of her impressive career: from her debut as an actress in Larry Clark’s controversial movieKids View Project

  • The visual works of poet Adonis take over Galerie Azzedine Alaïa in Paris

    Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, dedicates an exhibition to the visual works of Syrian poet, essayist and translator Adonis, one of the most acclaimed Arab poets of the world and perennial contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature. The exhibition, which is titled “A”, brings together more than 70 of Adonis’ im…

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  • Mike Weiss Gallery

    Musée National d'Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou, France's national museum of modern art, just announced its acquisition of artist Michael Zelehoski's exhibit titled Open House (2012) for its permanent collection in Paris. Open House is comprised of a 13x35 feet 2-dimensional piece of work made from a deconstructed ice house the artist found and transported to his studio. The repurposed plywood is …

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  • The digital collages of David Marinos

    David Marinos is a Bulgaria-based Greek-Ukrainian artist who combines collage, photography and various digital techniques, among them glitch programs, scanners and 3D software, in order to create his intricate compositions that have earned him a name a…

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  • Dior Homme s/s 2015

    For s/s 2014, Kris Van Assche, creative director of Dior Homme, delivered a playful collection that explored the classic navy theme, but with a twist. The collection was inspired by a hand written letter of Christian Dior from the fifties t…

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  • “The armchair of thousand eyes” by Fendi and the Campana brothers

    Bringing high-end design and fashion together, Fendi collaborated with renowned Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana for a series of one-of-a-kind pieces, among them a spectacular chair titled “The armchair of thousand eyes View Project

  • COS and Snarkitecture installation at Salone del Mobile, Milan

    Swedish brand COS teamed up with Brooklyn-based studio Snarkitecture for an interactive installation and pop-up store that were presented during this year’s View Project

  • “Missoni, Art, Color” exhibition at the MA*GA Museum, Gallarate

    Just in time for the EXPO 2015 in Milan, the MA*GA Museum in Gallarate, Italy, dedicates a major exhibition to the creative relationship between Missoni, one of the powerhouses of It…

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  • Fashion Artefacts: The Concept

    By Anabel Cuervas Over the last few years, we’ve borne witness to the birth and consolidation of fashion artefacts, objects that are by their nature interesting for anyone who loves and defends fashion as a form of expression. In order to stay faithful to our prin…

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  • Hermès’ “Wanderland” exhibition at Saatchi gallery, London

    Hermès pays tribute to the Parisian concept of Flânerie, the art of urban wandering that has a central role in the brand’s philosophy, with a new exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, London. “It’s a stat…

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  • United Nude’s “Re-Inventing shoes” exhibition during Salone del Mobile 2015

    Footwear brand United Nuded has teamed up with 3D Systems for an exhibition than explores the limits of 3D printing technology, uniting fashion, design and architecture. Titled “Re-Inventing shoes”, th…

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  • Alois Kronschlaeger’s “Polychromatic Structures” at Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York

    Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, presents the latest exhibition of Austrian-born artist Alois Kronschlaeger, titled “Polychromatic Structures”. Marking his second solo exhibition with the gallery, Polychromatic Struc…

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  • Inside AIPAD photography show, New York

    The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) celebrates its 35th year anniversary with a new edition of the AIPAD Photography Show, which will be held from April 15-19 in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at the Park Avenue Armory. The AIPAD annual fair, which is one of th…

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  • Sonia Delaunay retrospective at Tate Modern

    Tate Modern dedicates a major exhibition to Russian-born Jewish artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979), one of the most important female artists of the 20th century, marking the first ever UK retrospective d…

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  • Aron Demetz exhibition at Terreno Baldío gallery, Mexico

    Terreno Baldío gallery, in collaboration with Barbara Paci gallery, Italy, presents the first ever exhibition of acclaimed Italian sculptor View Project

  • Ca & Lou team up with illustrator Bruno Grizzo for their fall 2015 jewelry collection

    Carolina Neri and Bérengère Lux, the founders of jewelry brand Ca & Lou, teamed up with Brazilian illustrator and fashion designer Bruno Grizzo for their fall 2015 collection that was presented during

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  • Vivienne Westwood’s “Cut from the past” exhibition at Danson House, UK

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  • Gucci presents “The language of flowers” exhibition in Florence

    A new exhibition at the Gucci Museo in Florence, Italy, explores the multiple connotations of flowers, featuring works by South-African painter Marlene Dumas, French photographer Valérie Belin, Moroccan artist Latifa Echakhch and American photographer Irving Penn. The exhibition is titled …

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  • Louis Vuitton teams up with Ruben Toledo for a limited edition box set

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  • Narciso Rodriguez designs costumes for Stephen Petronio’s “Locomotor/Non Locomotor”

    Fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez recently collaborated with famous choreographer and dancer Stephen Petronio, creating the costumes of his latest production, titled “Locomotor/Non Locomotor”. The costumes will be presented in public during Stephen Petronio Company’s…

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  • Richard Butler “naturalhistory” exhibit at Freight + Volume Gallery

    Freight + Volume Gallery, in New York's Chelsea section of Manhattan, held its opening reception March 19 for its latest exhibit, Richard Butler, "naturalhistory". Richard Butler, most commonly known for his band the Psychedelic Furs, first studied art in England before becoming part of the successful rock group. When the band broke up in 1990, Butler took to the paintbrush once again and…

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  • Arthur Arbesser’s artistic homage to Austria

    Arthur Arbesser, one of the finalists of this year’s LVMH Prize for young fashion designers, and winner of the 2013 "Who is on Next?” competition by Vogue Italia and AltaRoma, devised a very unusual, art-inspired presentation f…

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  • “Ralph Pucci: The art of the Mannequin” exhibition at The Museum of Arts and Design, NY

    The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), NY, pays homage to legendary designer Ralph Pucci, famous for his original mannequins that broke all molds, with a new exhibition that spans his 40-year career. Tit…

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  • Inside MoMA’s Björk retrospective

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  • Marni’s “Roof Market” installation by Massimo Bartolini during Art Basel Hong Kong

    In celebration of the third installment of Art Basel Hong Kong, Marni presented last week an impressive installation by Italian artist Massimo Bartolini, held during the one-night-only “Roof Market” event that channeled the atmosphere of a real View Project

  • Westfield’s “Future Fashion” Tech Pop-Up Experience

    Westfield has teamed up with innovative production company Inition, offering its customers the possibility to discover this spring’s fashion trends through a pop-up technological experience in its Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City ma…

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  • Carine Roitfeld’s Fantasy Fashion Campaigns

    For the latest thematic issue of CR Fashion Book, which focuses around the idea that “it is always better to be an interesting person than a purely good-looking one”, Carine Roitfeld reimagined this season’s collections in a humorous editorial. The 72-page spread is an alternative take on the typical fashion advertising campaigns, with the names of the…

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  • Céline fall 2015

    Phoebe Philo continues her exploration of dramatic shapes and alternative glamour in her fall 2015 collection for Céline, raising important questions about sensuality, sexualization and authenticity. This time, the designer left behind her austere aesthetics, looking for inspiration in Latin America —a decision the led her to use the music of celebrated Brazilian s…

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  • Anrealage explores the interplay between light and darkness for fall 2015

    Having recently moved from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo to Paris Fashion Week, Kunihiko Morinaga, the creative mind behind cult Japanese brand Anrealage, presented some weeks ago his fall 2015 collection that merged fashion and technology in an impressive way, creating an array of optical illusions that left the fashion crow…

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  • Karlywood exhibition by Tiffany Cooper and Karl Lagerfeld

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  • Alexander McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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  • Balmain’s sensual glamazons conquer Paris Fashion Week

    Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s 28-year-old creative director, presented some days ago during Paris Fashion Week on of his most sensual collections ever, looking back for inspiration to the Paris of the 70’s, to Yves Saint Laurent’s muse Loulou de la Falaise, as well to Balmain’s exuberant designs of that time. Roustein…

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  • Rick Owens’ Mayan-inspired fall 2015 collection

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  • The Armory Show 2015

    This year's Armory Show, which was held form March 5-8 at Piers 92 & 94 in the heart of central Manhattan, was a great success, with galleries reporting strong sales and an impressive flow of collectors, critics, curators and art lovers from all over the world taking over its venues. New York’s oldest fair for modern a…

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  • PULSE New York Art Fair 2015

    Contemporary art fair PULSE closed its 10th anniversary edition, which took place from March 5 to 8 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, New York, with great enthusiasm from both galleries and collectors. This year PULSE changed its New York dates from May’s Frieze week to March in order to coincide…

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  • Inside Scope New York 2015

    Scope, the oldest satellite art fair of the world famous Armory Show in New York, celebrated last weekend its 15th anniversary in a new two-floor venue at Metropolitan Pavilion West, moving from its longtime location at Moynihan Station. Bringing together more than 60 international galleries from countries like Canada, The Nethe…

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  • Jeanne Lanvin retrospective at Palais Galliera, France

    Palais Galliera pays homage to one of the most inspiring fashion designers of all times, mademoiselle Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946), with a comprehensive retrospective that covers her prolific career. Curated by Olivier Saill…

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  • New Museum’s “Surround Audience” Triennial exhibition in New York

    The third installment of New Museum’s Triennial exhibition is titled “Surround Audience” and showcases the world’s most challenging early-career artists. Co-curated by New Museum’s curator Lauren Cornell and famed video artist Ryan Trecartin, the exhibition raises questions about the role of art in a constantly changing society, supposedly more intelligent and participatory, where social media, as the organizers put i…

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  • Arthur Elgort’s “The Big Picture” exhibition at Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan

    Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan dedicates a comprehensive retrospective to the work of one of the most admired fashion photographers of all time: Arthur Elgort. The exhibition spans over the 50 years of his prolific career, featuring a large …

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  • Bottega Veneta’s adventures in Op-Art

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  • Fendi pays homage to artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp for fall 2015

    Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi presented some days ago in Milan their fall 2015 collection that was built on contrasts and explored the idea of geometry and volume. The collection was inspired by the work of legendary Swiss painter, sculptor, dancer and designer Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943), a prominent member of the Zurich Dada group and one of the most important ambassadors of g…

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  • Opening Ceremony collaborates with Spike Jonze for fall 2015

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  • Gary Baseman x Coach installation during Serpentine Gallery’s Future Contemporaries Party

    Gary Baseman, one of the fathers of American Pop Surrealism, recently teamed up with Stuart Vevers, creative director of New York-based luxury brand Coach, for a series of limited edition handbags, T-shirts and accessories, all featuring his iconic cartoonish characters that have gained him international fame. In order to celebrate their creative collaboration,…

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  • Erdem explores the cinematic side of fashion for fall 2015

    In his fall 2015 collection, Erdem Moralioglu explored the idea of creating a fictional heroine, taking as reference the environment that surrounds her in order to design her clothes. The Canadian-born designer was inspired by “The Collector”, an installation by production designer Robin Brown for Helly Nahmad Gallery’s booth during London’s Frieze Masters

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  • Gareth Pugh’s female warriors take over London Fashion Week

    Marking his ten year anniversary in fashion and, at the same time, his long-awaited return to London Fashion Week after showing during seven years in Paris, Gareth Pugh’s presented last weekend his fall 2015 collection, which caused much stir among critics, fashion lovers and unconditional fans that had gathered at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The show started with a mesmerizing video projection, directed by long-time collaborator View Project

  • The Row takes luxury minimalism to the next level for fall 2015

    Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen continued their exploration of luxury minimalism and clean cut design in their latest fall 2015 collection for The Row, which was held some days ago on the 35th floor of New York's Seagram Building, one of the most iconic designs of celebrated architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The collection was an impressive mix of overs…

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  • Rosie Assoulin’s bold take on color and shape

    Rosie Assoulin has managed in less than two years to become one of New York’s most promising designers. After interning for Lanvin and Oscar de la Renta, the young designer decided to establish her namesake label in 2013, and her clever mix of retro glamour and sculptural tailoring soon gained her a large list of devoted followers, among them Lupita Nyong'o, Jemima Kirke, Solange Knowle…

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  • Prada presents “The Iconoclasts” installation by Michael Wilkinson and Tim Martin in NY

    Opening a dialogue between costume design, film and fashion, Prada launched some days go in its Broadway flagship store in New York the third installment of The Iconoclasts, its ongoing series of creative collaborations that in the past have included fashion stylists Katie Grand, Carine Roitfeld, Alex White, Olivier Rizzo and Edward Enninful. For this edition, Prada asked famous costume designer Michael Wilkinson, known for his work on “American Hustle”, and architect/set designer Tim…

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  • Alexander Wang goes dark for fall 2015

    Alexander Wang left behind his usual sportswear references that gained him fame in order to explore a darker territory in his latest fall 2015 collection, a sleek study on the different facets of black that was inspired, according to the designer, by New Romanticism, the Victorian Goth, Japanese Lolitas, Marilyn Manson and heavy-metal hair bands like AC/DC, Kiss and Led Zeppelin. The co…

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  • Charlotte Ronson mixes feminine prints and sportswear for fall 2015

    Charlotte Ronson, the London-born designer who is famous for her collaborations with Uniqlo, Urban Outfitters and JCPenney, as well as for her large list of fans that includes Blake Lively, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Richie, Rihanna, Diane Kruger, Leighton Meester and Kate Moss, presented some days ago her fall 2015 collection during Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. Ronson paid homag…

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  • Bernhard Willhelm takes over MOCA with an impressive installation

    Marking the relocation of his headquarters from Paris to Los Angeles, Bernhard Willhelm and long time partner Jutta Kraus unveiled their a/w 2015 collection as part of a multimedia installation at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Titled “Bernhard Willhelm 3000: When Fashion Shows The Danger Then Fashion Is The Danger”, the site specific installation features, apart from the brand’s signature unisex clothes, a series of video projections, photographs, sculptures, vigne…

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  • Louis Vuitton’s “Series 2” exhibition in L.A.

    Coinciding with the reopening of its Rodeo Drive flagship store, Louis Vuitton opened some days ago its “Series 2– Past, Present and Future” exhibition in Los Angeles. The innovative exhibition is conceived as an interactive multimedia experience that offers visitors the chance to discover the influences behind the spring 2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection, designed by women’s artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière, and at the same time feel the excitement and magic of a traditional …

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  • Hattie Stewart’s “Doll House” exhibition at KK Outlet, London

    Famous illustrator and professional doodler Hattie Stewart presents her latest series of works, some of them never displayed before, in a new exhibition at KK Outlet gallery. Titled “Doll House”, Stewart’s first ever London exhibition features her trademark doodle-bombings, a series of colorful interventions on some of the most prestigious magazines of the world, including Playboy, Dazed & Confused, V Magazine, Paper, The Gentlewoman, Rolling Stone, The Face and NME, whose covers are …

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  • Dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lil Buck collaborate on new Rag & Bone video

    Bringing ballet and street dance together, Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright decided to skip this year the traditional catwalk show and present the brand’s f/w collection in a video starring iconic ballet dancer, actor and photographer Mikhail Baryshnikov and jookin’ dance rising star Lil Buck, famous for his collaborations with New York City ballet and Madonna. The three-minute video, which was conceived as a study of movement, shows Baryshnikov, 67, and Lil Bu…

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  • Craig & Karl’s candy installation for the “Sweet as One” exhibition in Chengdu, China

    In order to celebrate the Chinese New Year and, at the same time, raise awareness about the harsh reality of the underprivileged children in rural communities, design duo Craig & Karl, famous for their Suzy Menkes cartoon avatar and their collaborations with Kiehl’s, Colette, MCM and House of Holland, created a gigantic, 14,000 square foot candy carpet in Chengdu, China. The installation, …

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  • “Yves Saint Laurent and Halston: Fashioning the 70’s” exhibition at FIT

    A new exhibition at the The Museum at FIT juxtaposes for the first time the work of two of the most prominent fashion designers of the 70’s: Halston and Yves Saint Laurent. The exhibition sheds light on the way both interpreted the creative frenzy and technological innovations of their time through their work, bringing together more than 80 clothes and 20 accessories from the museum’s Halston archive, the world’s most…

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  • “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style” at the SCAD Museum of Art

    The SCAD Museum of Art pays the first posthumous tribute to influential Dominican-born designer Oscar de la Renta, through an exhibition that explores his relationship with his unconditional clients, close friends and beloved family. Titled "Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style", the exhibition features more than 50 garments, including dresses worn by Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, Taylor Swift, Kirsten Dunst, Oprah Winfrey and Beyoncé, as well as by former first ladi…

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  • Marlene Dumas’ “The Image as Burden” exhibition at Tate Modern

    A new retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern sheds light on the work of Marlene Dumas, one of the most important female painters of all times. Organized in conjunction with Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the exhibition features more than 200 drawings and paintings, from the 70’s to the present day. Titled “The Image as Burden”, it tracks Dumas’ intention to reinvent the codes of figurative painting, portraying at the same time the existenti…

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  • The female gaze of the Girlfriends collective takes over LA Art Book Fair

    Girlfriends collective, the curatorial project focusing on all girl independent publications in the photography field, presented some days ago their latest series of fanzines, books and magazines, along with a selection of limited edition prints, at the Printed Matter's annual LA Art Book Fair that was held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Girlfriends is formed by a group of female phot…

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  • Ballet meets high fashion in Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda s/s 2015 show

    Dolce & Gabbana presented last weekend in the legendary Teatro alla Scala de Milan their s/s 2015 Alta Moda collection, an extravagant ballet-inspired show that made an excellent follow-up to their previous Alta Moda presentations in Sicily, Venice and Capri. The show featured live performances by internationally famous American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancer Roberto Bolle and his talented partner Beatrice Carbone that captivated the fashion crowd with their elegance and their ethe…

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  • Katy Perry wears custom-made Jeremy Scott costumes during Super Bowl halftime show

    Katy Perry gave an amazing performance last night during this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, bedazzling the crowds with nothing less than four Jeremy Scott custom-made outfits that merged pop-culture and high fashion in the most extravagant way. Scott’s poptastic designs captured the singer’s very essence, transporting us to a fantasy world full of sparkles and fun. Perry opened the show wearing a spectacular two-piece look in vibrant yellow and orange, made of airbrushed, gold pate…

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  • Sebastian Wahl’s “Psychedelic Gravy for the Receptive Mind” show at Joseph Gross Gallery

    New York-based artist and HG Issue’s contributor Sebastian Wahl will present next week, on February 5, his new exhibition at Joseph Gross Gallery, New York. Titled “Psychedelic Gravy For the Receptive Mind”, his first solo show with the gallery will feature three new circular works, Kaleidoscope Vision (1 and 2) and Third Eye Vision, which are inspired by the traditional Thangka paintings of Nepal and Tibet. Wahl also prepared 7 small pieces, titled Juju Elves, which are made with the…

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  • Isabel and Ruben Toledo join forces with MAC for a limited edition makeup collection

    Fashion designer Isabel Toledo, who rose to fame after designing Michelle Obama's 2009 presidential inauguration dress, and her husband Ruben Toledo, a well-known illustrator and long-time collaborator of the Louis Vuitton City Guides, have teamed up with MAC for a limited edition 45-piece makeup collection that merges fashion and art in the most inspiring way. The collection features tropical-inspired blushes, vibrant eyeliners and mascaras, and an impressive collection of lipsticks …

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  • McQ collaborates with artist Ophelia Finke for its s/s 2015 campaign

    McQ, Alexander McQueen's younger line, has commissioned German-born artist Ophelia Finke to create an installation that serves as a narrative background for its s/s 2015 advertising campaign. Finke was inspired by professions that have a heroic component to them, among them doctors, archaeologists and explorers, setting up an impressive laboratory where seemingly random objects are brought together in a surreal way. Titled “Carrara”, the installation pays homage to the Italian city th…

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  • Dustin Yellin’s glass installations for New York City Ballet’s Art Series

    After FAILE and JR, it’s the turn of Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin to participate in the third installation of New York City Ballet’s Art Series initiative that invites every year contemporary visual artists to create original works inspired by ballet. Yellin, who is also the founder of the Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation, created for the occasion 15 large-scale glass and mixed-media sculptures, each weighing more than 3,000 pounds. The sculptures form part of “Pysc…

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  • Maison Schiaparelli collaborates with Jean-Paul Goude for its spring 2015 haute couture show

    Maison Schiaparelli presented some days ago in Paris its spring 2015 haute couture show, the first after the departure of creative director Marco Zanini. Zanini, who was commissioned to update the historic house that was revived after 60 years of inactivity by Italian entrepreneur Diego Della Valle, lasted only two seasons in Schiaparelli. The brand’s in-house team took the reins this season, showing a coherent collection, in spite of the lack of a creative director. Inspired by Sch…

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  • Steven Meisel’s “Role Play” exhibition hits New York

    After visiting Paris and London, Steven Meisel’s “Role Play” travelling exhibition takes over New York. The selling exhibition, which debuts today at the headquarters of Phillips auction house, features 25 large format photos handpicked by Meisel himself, aiming to cast a light on his prolific career. Meisel has been fascinated with fashion from a very young age and since his beginnings as an illustrator for Women’s Wear Daily back in the 80’s his enormous talent made him stand out. …

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  • Jeremy Scott and Adidas Originals collaborate for a new, limited edition fragrance

    After releasing back in November his first fragrance for Moschino, Jeremy Scott has now teamed up with Adidas Originals for a new unisex fragrance that will premiere worldwide this February. The fragrance comes in a limited edition of 10,000 units and its bottle is a clear crystal reinterpretation of Mercury’s sandals, paying homage at the same time to Scott’s iconic Wings 2.0 sneakers for Adidas. The scent, which was created in collaboration with renowned perfumers Maurice Roucel an…

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  • Martino Gamper designs shop window displays for Prada

    Prada has commissioned Italian designer Martino Gamper to create a series of wooden window displays, entitled “Corners”, which debuted some days ago at the brand's flagships in London and Milan and will take over all Prada stores worldwide. Gamper is known for his “100 Chairs in 100 Days” project of upcycled discarded chairs that were collected from the streets, as well as for curating the “Design Is a State of Mind” exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London. For Corners,…

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  • “Liquid Liquid” exhibition by Anna Barham at Nordenhake Galerie, Stockholm

    Anna Barham recently presented her second solo exhibition at Nordenhake Galerie, Stockholm, comprising two video works and a series of holographic prints that explore the relationship between the “fleshiness” of the physical world and the ethereal nature of meaning. Opening a dialogue between the analogue and the digital, the exhibition examines the physical aspects of language and the way sounds are produced in order to express a certain meaning. In “Liquid Consonant” video (2012…

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  • Christopher Shannon mixes politics, pop culture and sportswear for fall 2015

    Making a fashion statement about Europe's current financial situation, as opposed to the rise of consumerism and fast-fashion, Christopher Shannon recently presented during London Menswear Fashion Week his fall 2015 collection, an inspired hybrid of political slogans, pop culture references and sportswear. In an attempt to “reinvent the classics”, Shannon showed a series of knitted sweaters, depicting consumerism symbols like the Coca-Cola can or the typical carrier bag adorned with s…

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  • Agi & Sam use children’s patchworks for their fall 2015 collection

    Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, the minds behind Agi & Sam brand, presented some days ago their fall 2015 collection, injecting color and high energy to the London Menswear Fashion Week. The designer duo was inspired by Mdumulla’s first ever clothing range, called “The Coolman Collection”, which he conceived at the tender age of four. Mdumulla’s mother showed him the long forgotten drawings during one of his visits to his family home in Yorkshire. Mdumulla got so impressed that decided t…

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  • Galliano returns to fashion with Maison Margiela Artisanal Couture Spring 2015

    In one of the most anticipated comebacks in the history of fashion, John Galliano showed in London his first ever couture collection for Maison Margiela, almost four years after being dismissed from Christian Dior and his namesake label. Galliano presented an extraordinary collection that merged Margiela’s deconstructive spirit and innovative approach to fashion with his own epic theatricality, creating an inspired hybrid that left the 100 guests that attended the show, among them fri…

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  • “Sculptures” by Helmut Lang at Sperone Westwater gallery, NY

    Sperone Westwater gallery recently inaugurated Helmut Lang’s latest exhibition of sculptures, marking the artist’s first New York gallery solo show. Helmut Lang, known for his revolutionary, minimal approach to fashion that earned him broad recognition during the 90’s, retired from fashion 10 years ago, after selling his stake in his eponymous label in order to focus solely on art. Since then, he has shown his work in various exhibitions around the world, captivating the art world wit…

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  • “Post Pop: East Meets West” at Saatchi gallery, London

    A new exhibition at the Saatchi gallery in London explores the influence of western Pop Art on its eastern counterparts, among them the 1970’s "Sots Art" movement in the Soviet Union and the contemporary "Political-Pop" or "Cynical Realism" movement in Greater China. With more than 250 works by 110 artists, “Post Pop: East Meets West” pays homage to Pop Art’s legacy and examines its influence on artists from different regions and with sometimes rival ideologies. While American and Bri…

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  • “Drawing Fashion” exhibition at the MKG museum, Hamburg

    The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) dedicates an exhibition to the art of fashion illustration, featuring the work of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th and 21th century. Titled “Drawing Fashion”, the exhibition showcases drawings of the collections of the biggest names of haute couture, among them Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Viktor & Rolf, Christian Lacroix, Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garçons. The exhibition is based on the exte…

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  • “Contact” installation by Olafur Eliasson at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

    Frank Gehry–designed Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris recently launched the second phase of its inaugural program with an impressive exhibition by internationally renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The exhibition comprises a series of site-specific sensorial installations that explore the relationship between body, movement and the sense of self, inviting visitors to get immersed into a “choreography of darkness, light, geometry, and reflections”. “My exhibition address…

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  • Hermès “Leather Forever” exhibition takes over Tokyo

    After Shanghai, Rome, London, Madrid, Taipei and Hong Kong, Hermès chose Tokyo as the latest destination of its travelling exhibition “Leather Forever”. The exhibition remained on view from Dec 2-23 at the Tokyo National Museum, focusing on the house’s rich tradition, from the very first saddle accessories created by Thierry Hermès back in 1837 to the iconic Arceau watches and the legendary Kelly or Birkin bags. Showcasing the incredible know-how of the brand’s artisans, from the drie…

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  • “The Art of Fashion Photography” sale at Bonhams

    Bonhams New York auctioned some days in New York one of the most impressive collections of fashion photography, featuring works by the world’s most prominent representatives of the genre, including Helmut Newton, Miles Aldridge, Bert Stern, George Hurrell, Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, David LaChapelle, Rankin, Bruce Weber and Ryan McGinley. Divided into three sections, “Editorial Fashion Photography”, “Celebrities & Style Icons” and “Nudes”, the auction offered a curated selection of …

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  • WWD commissions top fashion designers to create Christmas cards

    In the spirit of Christmas, WWD asked top fashion designers of the likes of Alber Elbaz, Marchesa, Sonia Rykiel, Francisco Costa or Dsquared2 to create special greeting cards, inspired by the traditional Christmas stockings. The celebrated designers brought something of their fashion sense to the classic season’s cards, decorating their stockings with jewel-like robots, laces, candies and patters from their latest collections, or adding a twist to the familiar shape, like Josep Font w…

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  • Santa Claus gets a fashion makeover by Joint London

    Design agency Joint London has created a full range of printable cards, giving Santa Claus this very “fashion shower” we would all love to experience this Christmas. Living behind his white fur trimmed jacket and wide buckled belt, fashionista Santa just looks fabulous in a leather Saint Laurent biker jacket, a pink color block outfit by Kenzo, accompanied by a zebra print baseball cap, or in a slick, sporty look by Alexander Wang. Combining classic Christmas iconography with fash…

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  • Comme des Garçons joins forces with Aurélie Mathigot for a series of embroidered wallets

    Comme des Garçons has revealed a new collection of zip wallets and pouches, in collaboration with French artist Aurélie Mathigot. Made of 100% cow-hide leather, the collection comprises six partially embroidered designs, all featuring classic Mathigot themes, among them Russian dolls and vintage robots. Known for her embroidered photos and her innovative experimentations with textile color and texture, Aurélie managed to bring something of her creative universe to the classic walle…

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  • Art Basel Miami 2014

    Art Basel Miami closed its latest edition some days ago in Miami Beach, with gallerists and insiders reporting that it was the most successful of the 13 editions so far. More than 73,000 art enthusiasts from all over the world attended the fair in order to get a glimpse of the latest trends and developments in the art world, with prominent collectors, artists and museum directors mingling with curators, critics and international stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jake Gyllenhaal. With t…

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  • Petra Collins and André Saraiva team up for “Literally Bye” exhibition in Miami

    Petra Collins, the Canadian photographer that is known for her collaborations with Purple and Rookie magazine, as well as for her infamous T-shirts for American Apparel, and André Saraiva, the celebrated Paris-based artist that has revolutionized the international street art scene, presented during Miami Art Basel a two-day co-curated exhibition, titled “Literally Bye”. The exhibition featured artworks by Mayan Toledano, Julia Baylis, Carlotta Kohl and Kristie Muller, as well as a sel…

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  • Gucci and Spinello Projects present “Smell the Magic”, a solo show by Kris Knight

    Spinello Projects, a Miami-based gallery that focuses on artists with unorthodox and experimental practices, recently presented Kris Knight’s “Smell the Magic” pop-up exhibition in the heart of the Miami Design District, coinciding with the beginning of Miami Art Week 2014. The show was supported by Gucci and marked the release of the artist’s first published catalog. Gucci’s Frida Giannini discovered Knight’s work in an indie magazine and, impressed by his sensual portraits of men lo…

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  • Inside Pulse Miami 2014

    Pulse Miami, the sister fair of Pulse New York, celebrated this year its 10th anniversary at its new location at Indian Beach Park, Collins Avenue, with 70 international galleries presenting the best of contemporary art. The fair was divided in various sections, among them Impulse (a platform for emerging galleries) and Points (dedicated to alternative models and non-profit spaces), which this year were both integrated with the main section, followed by Projects (featuring large-scale…

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  • Peter Marino’s exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami

    Coinciding with Art Basel Miami, the Bass Museum of Art dedicates an exhibition to legendary architect and interior designer Peter Marino, famous for his stores for Chanel, Luis Vuitton and Dior, as well as for his unique way of blending art, fashion and architectural design. Titled “One Way: Peter Marino”, the exhibition brings together significant pieces from Marino’s extensive art collection, including works by Andy Warhol, Loris Gréaud, Keith Haring, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel…

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  • “I Feel Ya: SCAD + André 3000 Benjamin” at Mana Miami

    A new exhibition at Mana Miami pays homage to influential artist, musician, performer and actor André 3000 Benjamin (aka André 3000), juxtaposing his message-bearing custom jumpsuits with works by filmmaker Greg Brunkalla and painter Jimmy O’Neal. Organized by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and the SCAD Museum of Art (SCAD MOA), the exhibition brings together for the first time 47 jumpsuits that were originally created for the 2014 worldwide tour celebrating the 20th an…

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  • “Lumières” exhibition by Christian Lacroix at the Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris

    The Musée Cognacq-Jay in Paris recently reopened its doors after undergoing a complete renovation and in order to celebrate the occasion it offered Christian Lacroix a creative carte blanche. The museum, which houses an impressive collection of iconic 18th century artworks, was established in 1928 by Ernest Cognacq, the founder of the La Samaritaine department store, and his wife Marie-Louis Jay. In 1990, the museum was transferred to the 16th century Hôtel Donon in the Marais distric…

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  • 16 renowned designers team up with Eastpak for World Aids Day

    For the fourth consecutive year, Eastpak presents its Artist Studio initiative that brings together the biggest names in fashion in order to raise awareness about World Aids Day. Eastpak asked 16 talented designers, among them Jean Paul Gaultier, Walter Van Beirendonck and Manolo Blahnik, to customize a blank Eastpak backpack, turning it into a collectible work of art. All creations will be auctioned off during 20 days, starting on December 1, 2014, with all proceeds going to Designer…

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  • Linder Sterling’s artistic take on “Archi Dior” jewelry collection

    Dior has teamed up with multi-media British artist Linder Sterling, famous for her late 70’s feminist collages and her contribution to the Manchester punk scene, for a series of elaborate collages that reinterpret its latest collection of jewels, titled “Archi Dior”. The “Archi Dior” collection was conceived by Victoire de Castellane, creative director of Dior Jewellery, and comprises 23 one-of-a-kind creations that pay homage to the fashion house’s iconic haute couture creations, wit…

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  • Tilda Swinton performs “Cloakroom” at the Palais Galliera, Paris

    Tilda Swinton teamed with fashion curator Olivier Saillard for an astounding performance that pays homage to the poetry of ordinary things. Titled “Cloakroom”, the piece was presented some days ago at the Palais Galliera in Paris, where it will run until November 29, 2014. Following their previous collaborations on “The Impossible Wardrobe” (2012) and “Eternity Dress” (2013), “Cloakroom” saw Swinton interacting with the jackets, coats, scarves and bags that she collected from the audi…

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  • YVY joins forces with PKHC for “Punk Not Dead” headpieces

    Swiss designer Yvonne Reichmuth, creative director of leather accessories brand YVY, has teamed up with compatriot Pablo Kümin, global ambassador for Balmain Hair and Art Director at Haar Vital, for a series of punk-inspired headpieces, titled “Punk Not Dead”. The elaborate creations bring together Yvonne’s leather craftsmanship with PKHC's real hair extensions, and the results are simply amazing. Yvonne used Italian, vegetable tanned leather in order to turn PKHC’s extravagant hairst…

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  • Women Fashion Power exhibition at the Design Museum of London

    A new exhibition at the Design Museum of London explores the way women have used fashion in order to express themselves and define their role in an ever changing socio-political, cultural and economic reality. Titled “Women Fashion Power”, the exhibition spans over 6,500 square feet, covering women’s fashion evolution over the last 150 years. Co-curated by fashion historian and journalist Colin McDowell and Donna Loveday, head of curatorial at the Design Museum, and designed by Zaha H…

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  • Chloé collaborates with Studio Voltaire for a limited edition capsule collection

    French luxury house Chloé has teamed up with London-based arts organization Studio Voltaire, sponsoring its biannual charity pop-up store “House of Voltaire” in order to contribute to its mission of supporting and promoting emerging and underrepresented artists through an extensive program of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects. In addition, Clare Waight Keller, Chloé’s creative director, teamed up with three female artists, Cao Fei, Jenny Saville and Karen Kilimn…

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  • Pierre Cardin’s new “Past-Present-Future” museum in Paris

    Pierre Cardin, the 92-year couturier who is famous for his futuristic forms and avant-garde designs, recently inaugurated his new “Past-Present-Future” museum at Le Marais district in Paris. Spanning over 1,000 square feet, the museum houses more than 200 haute-couture looks covering the designer’s prolific career, from his first collection in 1953 to his iconic bubble dress. It also showcases a wide selection of accessories, among them space-inspired hats, geometric jewelry and overs…

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  • Opening Ceremony teams up with artist Jonathan Horowitz for a unisex capsule collection

    Opening Ceremony has collaborated with artist Jonathan Horowitz for a limited edition capsule collection that pays tribute to the creative possibilities of dots. After all, from Yayoi Kusama to Roy Lichtenstein and from Pop Art to Conceptualism, dots have always played an important role in art history. The small run, unisex collection comprises a tote bag, a field jacket, and a five-pocket denim pants, all featuring the artist’s trademark polka dot on canvas patterns. The collection w…

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  • “Tape Paris” installation by COS and Numen/For Use at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris

    Swedish brand COS teamed up with Berlin-based art collective Numen/For Use for an interactive installation at the Palais de Tokyo, made entirely of 44km of clear plastic tape. The installation, titled “Tape Paris”, evokes a gigantic tunnel that represents physical and psychological interiority, and forms part of “Inside”, a group exhibition by more than 30 artists that aims to offer visitors a passage to the interior of the self. Numen/For Use wanted to transform the entrance of Palai…

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  • William Helburn’s Mid-Century Fashion and Advertising Photography book

    A new book by Thames & Hudson explores the amazing work of William Helburn, the celebrated photographer that revolutionized the advertising business of the 50s and 60s. Helburn had an enormous capacity to create evocative images that didn’t leave anyone indifferent, and his boundless creativity and unique sense of humor made him famous among the top advertising agencies of New York. He shot innumerous advertising campaigns for a wide variety of products, from clothing lines, jewelry, …

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  • Visionaire teams up with John Baldessari for its Art Issue

    For its latest Art Issue, Visionaire, the iconic art and fashion publication that knows how to surprise us with its thematic issues, decided to offer a different perspective on the continuous rise of selfie culture, asking legendary conceptual artist John Baldessari to create a series of artworks inspired by digital celebrity self-portraits. A large list of famous personalities submitted photos of themselves for the project, among them artists Ai Weiwei, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, KA…

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  • Inside the International Contemporary Art Fair of Paris (FIAC)

    FIAC, the International Contemporary Art Fair of Paris that was founded 40 years ago, attracted this year more than 80.000 visitors from all over the world, beating sales records and consolidating itself as one of the leading international art fairs. The event was held from October 23 to 26, 2014, at the Grand Palais, with the established galleries taking over the main floor and the younger ones occupying the Salon d’Honneur section on the first floor. FIAC 2014 gathered 191 galleries…

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  • The intricate fashion collages of Iris Van Gelder

    Iris Van Gelder, a.k.a “fasttrash”, is a Rotterdam-based artist that has gained hundreds of fans with her hand-made collages that blend fashion magazine cutouts, vintage photos, advertising campaigns, jewels and exotic flora and fauna in the most intricate way. Forms and shapes are very important for Van Gelder, since they are the key elements of her distinctive vocabulary, a sort of puzzle pieces that the ar…

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  • Simon Costin’s “Impossible Catwalk Shows” at the Fashion Space Gallery, London

    A new exhibition at The London College of Fashion's Fashion Space Gallery, featuring the latest works by celebrated set-designer Simon Costin, questions the traditional structure of runway shows, offering an alternative to the dictatorship of minimalist sets and predictable fashion presentations. Titled “Impossible Catwalk Shows”, the exhibition is based around a series of model sets that echo real and imaginary places where a different fashion show could be held, from a cupboard fore…

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  • Louis Vuitton premieres “The Icon and the Iconoclasts” collection in Dubai

    Luis Vuitton premiered some days ago the much awaited “The Icon and the Iconoclasts” collection at its flagship store at The Dubai Mall. The collection marks the 160th anniversary of Louis Vuitton’s founding and is the fruit of collaboration between the brand and six of the most iconic talents from the world of fashion, art, industrial design and architecture. Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel and Fendi, world famous architect Frank Gehry, celebrated artist Cindy Sherman, in…

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  • Hubert de Givenchy retrospective at the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, Madrid

    Thyssen-Bornemisza museum dedicates an extensive retrospective to one of the most legendary designers of our times, Hubert de Givenchy. Curated by the celebrated 87-year old designer himself, the retrospective features nearly 100 iconic pieces, on loan from museums and private collections from all over the world, spanning over his 40-year career, from the founding of Maison Givenchy in Paris in 1952 to his retirement in 1996. Conceived as a homage to his loyal clients and the people h…

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  • GQ presents “Man In Progress” exhibition at the Museo del Traje, Madrid

    GQ Spain celebrates its 20-year anniversary with an exhibition that aims to cast a light on how men’s style has evolved over the course of the last 20 years. Titled “Man In Progress”, the exhibition raises questions about male identity and its relation to fashion, featuring a wide selection of exclusive garments and accessories that have made history, among them Tom Ford’s tuxedo for Daniel Craig’s 007 movie “Quantum of Solace” (2008), the Dolce & Gabbana polka-dotted suit that Lionel…

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  • CJ Hendry’s hyper-realistic take on fashion

    CJ Hendry is a Brisbane-based artist that has become famous for her large format, ink pen drawings of fashion-related subjects like Chanel shopping bags, Gucci shoes or Hermès scarves. A former architecture student, CJ Hendry dropped out college in order to dedicate herself full-time to art, combining her love for drawing with her fascination with designer fashion and pop culture. Her hyper realistic artworks pay homage to the artistry and fine craftsmanship hidden behind luxury produ…

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  • Paul Smith collaborates with Led Zeppelin for a series of limited edition scarves

    Iconic British designer and famous music lover Paul Smith has collaborated with legendary rock group Led Zeppelin for a series of exceptional limited edition scarves that are inspired by Led Zeppelin’s album covers. The collaboration celebrates the launch of the newly re-mastered versions of Led Zeppelin’s nine studio albums that started earlier this year with “Led Zeppelin”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III” and will continue this month with “Led Zeppelin IV” and “The Houses o…

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  • Vices collection by Jimmy Choo and Mat Collishaw

    Jimmy Choo entrusted British artist Mat Collishaw with the campaign of its latest collection of crystal bejeweled shoes and bags for Cruise 2015. The limited edition collection is titled Vices and, according to Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo’s creative director, explores the ideas of “envy, seduction and the irrepressible yearning for objects of beauty”. Mat Collishaw, who is famous for his romantic depictions of the morbid and for adding an attractive quality to even the most repulsive them…

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  • The Magnetic Motion of Iris Van Herpen

    For s/s 2015, Iris Van Herpen continues her exploration of how technological advances can be employed in fashion, combining forward-thinking design and functionality. Van Herpen was inspired by a recent visit at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, which is the second-biggest magnetic field on Earth, and created an entire collection, titled “Magnetic Motion”, which pays tribute to the intermolecular forces of attraction and repulsion. Exploring the boundaries between nature an…

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  • Dries Van Noten collaborates with artist Alexandra Kehayoglou for his s/s 2015 show

    Dries Van Noten scored the most talked about show of this season’s Paris Fashion Week, recreating for s/s 2015 an amazing fairy tale scenery, in collaboration with Buenos Aires-based rug artist Alexandra Kehayoglou. Kehayoglou devised for the occasion a hand-woven carpet of gigantic dimensions, evoking a dreamlike mossy forest, in pales shades of green and blue. The installation covered the entire catwalk, giving the impression that models were transformed into a short of otherworldly…

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  • Inside Maison Martin Margiela s/s 2015

    There is always something interesting to spot in Maison Martin Margiela’s proposals –and its latest, ready-to-wear collection that was presented some weeks ago during Paris Fashion couldn’t be an exception. For s/s 2015, the brand continued its exploration of deconstructed forms, presenting a collection based on vintage Japanese dresses that were sliced-up, fastened together with ribbon ties and transformed into a short of skirt-trouser hybrids. The upcycled, asymmetrical pieces where…

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  • Missoni and Target Australia come together for a limited-edition collection

    Missoni unveiled today in Melbourne its much anticipated collaboration with Target Australia, following its 2011 line for Target USA. For the last 14 months the iconic knitwear brand and the Australian retailer have been working hand in hand to create a limited edition collection that reflects their shared aesthetic values. The Missoni for Target Australia range is the largest Missoni collaboration to date, covering womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, homeware and outdoor furnishing…

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  • The new-found sensuality of Yohji Yamamoto

    Yohji Yamamoto surprised everyone with his latest collection that explored female sexuality in a never before seen way. After all, sexiness is not a term that is often associated with the designer, who revealed that he broke one of his taboos for his s/s 2015 collection, presented some days ago during Paris Fashion Week. Yamamoto’s take on sensuality was gentle, still provoking, ethereal, and at the same time playful, with soft fabrics caressing the body and windows of flesh being car…

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  • Gaultier says goodbye to prêt-à-porter with a magnificent show during Paris Fashion Week

    Jean Paul Gaultier presented some days ago in Paris his last prêt-à-porter collection, after deciding to close down both his women’s and men’s ready-to-wear departments and focus solely on haute couture and perfumes. His decision came as a surprise to many of his numerous fans and admirers that couldn’t believe that their favorite designer was actually putting an end to his 38 year old career in prêt-à-porter. Jean Paul Gaultier, who is considered to be one of the innovators of French…

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  • The flower revolution of Marni

    Marni is one of the few fashion brands that always surprises with its utterly irresistible proposals. The brand has managed in its 20 years of existence to define modern femininity, to build a strong relationship with art —often inviting artists to collaborate on various projects— and to create a core fan base that follows with great interest season-by-season Consuelo Castiglioni’s ever-inspiring designs. In order to celebrate these splendid 20 years in fashion, Consuelo Castiglioni p…

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  • Vogue Italia celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exhibition in Milan

    Vogue Italia, one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world, celebrated last week its 50th anniversary with a marvelous exhibition at the formerly Condé Nast’s Italian headquarters at Piazza Castello in Milan. Titled “Vogue Archive: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fashion”, the showcase featured more than 200 amplified images that covered from ceiling to floor the rooms of the 700 sqm exhibition space. The selection included Vogue's most iconic covers and fashion spre…

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  • “Lanvin: I love you” book by Alber Elbaz

    A new book, published this month by Rizzoli, casts a light on the artistic universe of Lanvin’s creative director, Alber Elbaz. Titled “Lanvin: I love you”, the hardcover monograph includes more than 200 images of the amazing window displays of Lanvin’s boutique on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, as well as a selection of one-off exhibits at the Crillon Hotel in Paris and at Art Basel in Miami. It is also accompanied by notes, sketches and unpublished renderings of concepts, all han…

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  • Moncler Blackout by photographer Dan Holdsworth

    Moncler has teamed up with British photographer Dan Holdsworth for a traveling photography exhibition and a capsule collection that pays tribute to the majesty of nature, a constant inspiration and source of challenge for the French luxury outwear label. The collection reproduces one of Holdsworth’s images, featuring a view of the shrinking glaciers of Iceland, throughout a selection of down-filled jackets and snow pants, as well as a series of accessories including shoes, bags and a …

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  • The post-apocalyptic melancholy of Prada’s s/s 2015 collection

    Miuccia Prada, who is always in search of the new, raised eyebrows with her s/s 2015 collection that evoked a post-apocalyptic scenery and juxtaposed tradition with innovation, celebrating a different kind of beauty. The collection included A-line coats with exposed seams, pencil skirts with raw edges, knee length dresses made from patchwork brocade, little sweaters and some impressive platform clogs, paired with funky socks. Miuccia reproduced for the collection more than 30 differen…

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  • Hans Feurer at Palazzo della Permanente

    Palazzo della Permanente in Milan dedicates a retrospective to legendary photographer Hans Feurer, whose work has had an enormous influence on how we perceive fashion photography today. The exhibition is curated by Lele Del Fabbro and aims to cast a light on the prolific career of the Swiss-born artist, featuring more than 60 photographs, including his iconic 1983 Kenzo campaign that made Iman famous, his amazing work for the Pirelli calendars and his renowned images of the Swinging L…

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  • Andy Warhol: Shadows

    Official press release: MOCA presents Andy Warhol: Shadows, the first West Coast presentation of Shadows (1978-79), a monumental painting in 102 parts. Andy Warhol: Shadows is organized by Dia Art Foundation and coordinated by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson. Conceived as one work, Warhol’s exceptional series of variously silkscreened and hand painted canvases features two different compositions, ranging in hue from an electric green to a somber brown. Based on photographs of s…

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  • Jeff Koons’ Split-Rocker sculpture takes over New York

    The summer of 2014 definitely belonged to Jeff Koons. The celebrated artist presented his first-ever retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York, running until October 19 (check out here our special coverage), and also took over the Rockefeller Center with his giant Split-Rocker sculpture. The 37-foot tall install…

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  • Denim & Supply brings its Warehouse Project, featuring artist Alexa Meade, to Madrid

    Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply launched some weeks ago its Warehouse Project, a creative initiative that is inspired by the warehouse and artistic communities of Brooklyn. The Warehouse Project celebrates the newest faces in art and fashion, and has already recruited world famous DJ and producer Avicii who contributed to the project by inviting his fans from all over the world to take part in the teaser video of his upcoming album. After Avicii, it was the turn of self-taught, Los Angele…

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  • DKNY s/s 2015

    DKNY’s latest collection pays homage to New York, a city that Donna Karan says it’s the world in one place. For s/s 2015 the designer created an impressive collection that didn’t leave anyone indifferent, combining sports-tech elements with playful geometric motifs and ethnic prints with bold macro and mini stripes. The collection, titled New York Nation, was a street and chic extravaganza, with hip-hop inspired oversized silhouettes and striking color combinations stealing the spotli…

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  • Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony s/s 2015

    Chloë Sevigny presented some days ago in New York her sixth collection for Opening Ceremony, which included some of the next season’s key looks. Sevigny’s s/s 2015 collection was an original blend of sportswear and schoolgirl uniforms that impressed everyone with its youthful freshness, featuring pinstripe overalls, 80’s inspired blazers, mini kilts with suspenders, baseball hats and tees reading “Tri-State Represent”, as well as a selection of playful ruffle platforms. “Every season …

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  • The enchanted garden of Erin Fetherston

    Erin Fetherston presented some days ago, during New York Fashion Week, her s/s 2015 collection, an elegant mix of “Grimaldi glamour and California cool” that captivated the fashion crowd. Titled “Moonlight and Roses”, the collection was inspired by Fetherston’s love for gardens and her grandmother’s personal collection of 1960s botanical prints. The designer used a modern mix of laces, jacquards, organza and printed neoprene, pairing playful florals with bold blacks and bright whites …

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  • Jeff Koons creates his first ever digital sculpture for Garage Magazine

    Jeff Koons joined forces with bi-annual arts and culture publication Garage magazine for the creation of his first-ever digital sculpture, titled “Lady Bug”. The sculpture can only be viewed by scanning the pages of the fall/winter 2014 issue of the magazine, using a special free app that permits the viewers to walk around the piece and explore it from a v…

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  • Gareth Pugh and Lexus team up for New York Fashion Week

    This year, Gareth Pugh, the celebrated British designer who is famous for his wearable sculptures and neo-gothic aesthetic, decided to leave Paris behind and show his s/s 2015 collection during New York Fashion Week. For the occasion, Pugh collaborated with Lexus, the luxury car brand, forming part of its Design Disrupted event that was presented for the second season in row in New York. The designer showed his s/s 2015 collection in Pier 36, a multi-faceted installation space in Manh…

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  • Daniel Palillo brings his “Paintings About The Fashion World” to New York

    Finnish designer and artist Daniel Palillo decided to explore the relationship between art and fashion, basing his entire s/s 2015 collection on his own paintings. The collection, which was titled “Paintings About The Fashion World”, was presented some days ago at The Hole gallery in New York with great success. Palillo, who studied art before studying fashion, created for the occasion an impressive installation, juxtaposing his abstract portraits with his hand-made garments, some of …

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  • Misha Nonoo collaborates with artist Dustin Yellin for her s/s 2015 collection

    Misha Nonoo and artist Dustin Yellin have collaborated for a series of custom prints that were featured in Nonoo’s s/s 2015 collection, inspired by Yellin’s three-dimensional, life size glass sculptures made out from magazine cutouts, flowers, leaves, bugs and things found on the street. Although contemporary art has been a consistent source of inspiration for Misha Nonoo, this is the first time that she works hand-by-hand with an artist, creating the prints and selecting together th…

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  • Marni pays a unique tribute to Outsider Art

    Marni, the ever- inspiring cult fashion brand that maintains a strong relationship with art, has decided to pay tribute to Outsider Art —a term that was introduced by French artist Jean Dubuffet and refers to all forms of art that are created outside of official culture, may it be the mainstream gallery circuit or the established art institutions, by self-taught or disabled artists, mental institution inmates and children. The brand’s pre-fall 2014 collection, as well as the latest is…

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  • “Horst: Photographer of Style” exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum

    Victoria & Albert Museum dedicates a retrospective to one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Horst P. Horst (1906-1999). The exhibition, titled “Horst: Photographer of Style”, aims to cast a light on the 60-year career of the prolific German photographer, considered by many to be the master of light and shadow. With 10 rooms, 250 photographs and 150 objects, including notebooks, sketches, contact sheets, magazine covers and film footage, the showcase covers the f…

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  • “Snoopy and Belle in Fashion” exhibition opens during New York Fashion Week

    Snoopy and his sister Belle, the celebrated Charles Schulz’s characters, take over New York Fashion Week with an exhibition premiering at the New Museum’s Sky Room on Sept. 8, featuring custom designs by Isabel Marant, Rodarte, Dries Van Noten, Calvin Klein Collection, Opening Ceremony, Emanuel Ungaro, Dsquared2, J. Mendel, Betsey Johnson and Diane von Furstenberg. The exhibition is titled “Snoopy and Belle in Fashion” and celebrates the 30th anniversary of the original “Snoopy in Fa…

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  • Fashion Instagrammer Doug Abraham designs model cards for Next Management

    Next Model Management, one of the biggest model agencies in the world, has recently collaborated with artist and fashion Instagrammer Doug Abraham for its spring 2015 show package, which includes a series of printed model cards that are given out at castings. Doug Abraham, who has studied sculpture and combined media, has gained a loyal legion of fans under his Instagram alias @bessnyc4, approaching his a…

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  • “The World of Rick Owens” takes over Selfridges

    Selfridges celebrates Rick Owens' 20 years in fashion with “The World of Rick Owens”, a storewide installation that casts light on his extraordinary career. “The World of Rick Owens” includes two temporary men’s and women’s wear corners, as well as four window displays, three of them inspired by Owens’ favorite opera, Richard Strauss’ Salomé, and the fourth featuring an artistic staircase made of black wood. A unique concept store will be installed in Selfridges' Wonder Room, with bo…

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  • Louis Vuitton’s shop windows by architect Frank Gehry

    Louis Vuitton expands its collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning, Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, entrusting him with the design of the shop windows that will feature its fall collections, including the first women’s collection by Nicolas Ghesquière. The displays, due to make their debut worldwide in the beginning of September, include a series of curved metal structures that pay homage to Gehry’s famous buildings, among them the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao or the EMP Muse…

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  • Paul Smith collaborates with Lladró

    Paul Smith has joined forces with Lladró, the iconic Spanish company that is famous for its handcrafted porcelain figurines, for the design of the sixth volume of “The Guest” series. “The Guest” is an ongoing range of characters originally created by designer Jaime Hayon, inspired by Japanese art toys and standing somewhere between a porcelain figure and a piece of art. The series is conceived as an open invitation to the world’s most prominent artists and designers to lend a distinc…

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  • Summer saga “Dior and the artists” explores the strong tie between Dior and art

    Dior recently launched an Instagram campaign that explores the long-lasting relationship between the celebrated fashion house and art. Titled “Dior and the artists”, the campaign, which is followed by a series of extensive articles on DiorMag, takes us on an artistic journey that begins in 1920, when the designer, along with his friends Jacques Bonjean and Pierre Colle, ran a gallery in the center of Paris and showed the work of artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Georges Braqu…

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  • “The girl who fell to earth” graphic novel by Luella Bartley and Zoë Taylor

    Luella Bartley, design director of Marc by Marc Jacobs, teams up with illustrator Zoë Taylor for a graphic story that pays homage to Port Eliot, one of the most celebrated festivals of music, poetry and literature that takes place every year in Cornwall. Titled “The girl who fell to earth”, the book is a coming-of-age fairytale of “feminism and freedom” and features the adventures of a celestial princess that falls from her planet, ruled by rationalism and science, and lands on earth,…

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  • “Kingsland Road Overture” by Margiela and Lorenzo Vitturi for Dazed & Confuzed

    Venice-born photographer Lorenzo Vitturi captures the essence of Maison Martin Margiela’s s/s 2014 Artisanal collection in an editorial for the summer issue of Dazed & Confuzed. The photo shoot is a continuation of Vitturi’s “Dalston Anatomy” series, a collection of surreal portraits and vegetable sculptures that depict the vibrancy of Ridley Road market, an area of east London where the photographer has been living for the last seven years. Inspired by the color frenzy and the crazy …

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  • Bottega Veneta explores the “Pleasures of the imaginary” in Shanghai

    Bottega Veneta recently unveiled its latest thematic exhibition at the Yifeng Gallery, a unique space situated at the second floor of the brand’s store in Shanghai that aims to promote emerging Chinese artists. The exhibition is titled “Pleasures of the imaginary” and features the works of seven photographers and artists from across China, among them Zhang Wei, Cai Dongdong, Liu Lijie, He Wei and Zhang Bing. Each artist presents his unique interpretation of modern life and culture, us…

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  • Saskia de Brauw’s “The accidental fold” exhibition takes over Edinburgh

    Supermodel and artist Saskia de Brauw brings her latest exhibition, “The accidental fold”, to the National Museum of Scotland, as part of the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival. Saskia, who during her ten year career has developed an impressive body of work that incorporates elements of photography and performance art as well as text and graphics, explores in “The accidental fold” the hidden beauty of found objects – things dropped or discarded, destined to decay and disappear. …

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  • The perforated light box photographs of Daniele Buetti

    Daniele Buetti is a Swiss artist who, during his impressive career, has experimented with a variety of artistic forms, from photography and drawing to video, sculpture and installation. His creations blend popular culture references, newspaper and magazine headlines, commercial fashion photography and a certain dose of existentialism, all with a remarkable sophistication and sensitivity. His most famous series to date is called “Dreams result in more dreams” and is a collection of per…

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  • Adidas teams up with Marina Abramović for “Work Relation 2014” short film

    Marina Abramović and Adidas come together for “Work Relation 2014”, a 3-minute short film that illustrates the power of teamwork and explores the parallels between sport and art, paying tribute to the brand’s partnership with the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The film is based on Abramović iconic performance “Work Relation”, first presented by the artist and her then partner Ulay in 1978 at t…

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  • Rag & Bone’s portrait photography series by Andreas Laszlo Konrath

    Choosing a rather unconventional way to showcase its s/s 2015 menswear collection, New York-based brand Rag & Bone recently inaugurated a portrait photography exhibition by renowned photographer Andreas Laszlo Konrath at the DIA Center in Chelsea. The exhibition featured 15 key looks of Rag & Bone’s new line-up, as worn by the brand’s friends and muses, including comedian Jerry Seinfeld, NBA star Carmelo Anthony, Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, bar owner Sean Cunningham, writer Glenn O’…

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  • Fiona O’ Neill transforms fashion into walking art

    Hand-painted, canvas-like materials are transformed into pieces of walking art in the hands of Fiona O’ Neill, a Central St. Martins fashion student that recently presented her graduate collection at the institution’s 2014 BA fashion show. The six-piece collection was inspired by traditional Japanese dresses and impressed critics and fans alike with its bold looks and surreal vibe. “My inspiration for this collection was women painting women, mainly derived from the artist Kate Blacke…

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  • “Workwear” exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum of Milan

    In an age when the visibility of traditional work clothes is gradually lost, a new exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum of Milan explores the socio-anthropological notions of “Workwear” and its impact on our physical, moral and cultural condition. The exhibition, which is curated by Alessandro Guerriero, covers the distance between the classic blue suit of a mechanic to the increasingly blurred lines between professions and their corresponding work clothes. 40 international creat…

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  • “The 50’s: Fashion in France 1947-1957” exhibition at Palais Galliera, Paris

    A new exhibition at Palais Galliera pays homage to the golden era of French haute couture: the 50´s. With more than 100 outfits and accessories, “Fashion in France 1947-1957” covers a decisive period for French haute couture, which “had suffered badly in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash and the war and was now reborn and made eternal”. The exhibition retraces the evolution of the female form during this decade, from Dior’s revolutionary New Look, with its feminine hourglass fig…

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  • Hermès “Fox’s Den” window installation by Zim & Zou

    Zim & Zou, the French design duo composed of Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, have created a marvelous installation for the Hermès store in Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona. The hand-made window display is titled “Fox’s Den” and portrays a lovable fox, constructed from colorful strips of leather, inside a human interior that includes a series of furniture and household objects entirely made out of paper. “It tells the story of a fox who moved into the window with all his personal ob…

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  • MSGM and Toilet Paper magazine come together for a new capsule collection

    Massimo Giorgetti, MSGM’s creative director, collaborates for the second time with Toilet Paper, the artsy magazine of Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, on a new, high-energy collection of sweatshirts, T-shirts, shirts, shorts and swimwear. The collection is an inspired blend of Giorgetti’s colorful universe and Toiler Paper’s surrealist iconography, with irreverent prints that range from bright humanoid flowers and exotic birds to cheerful picnic tablecloth motifs. The idea be…

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  • David Bailey’s “Stardust” at the 45th edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles festival, France

    Les Rencontres d’Arles, France’s largest photography festival, dedicates a major exhibition to the work of legendary British photographer David Bailey. Titled “Stardust”, the exhibition, which was first presented at the National Portrait Gallery of London some months ago, covers his impressive 50-year career, with more than 250 images, personally selected and printed by the photographer himself. Bailey is considered as one of the most prominent image makers of all times and is world-f…

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  • Van Cleef & Arpels’ fairytale collection

    Van Cleef & Arpels recently presented its latest high jewellery collection, inspired by Peau d’Âne (Donkey Skin), a 17th century French fairytale by Charles Perrault. Peau d’Âne is the story of a beautiful princess who flees her home for the forest wearing the skin of the magical donkey of her father, the king, soon after he loses his mind because of the death of his wife. Originally published in 1694, the tale was made into a film in 1970 by Jacques Demy, with a spectacular Catherine…

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  • Louis Vuitton to collaborate with South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga

    South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga, known for his exploration of the border zones between fashion, performance and contemporary art, and in particular for his vibrant tapestries that define cultural identity as a hybrid construct, is the latest artist to collaborate with Louis Vuitton. The French luxury brand commissioned Athi-Patra Ruga to create a giant tapestry that will go on display this autumn in the windows of its Champs-Élysées flagship store in Paris. The tapestry will meas…

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  • “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

    The Whitney Museum of American Art pays tribute to one of the most celebrated artists of our times with a major exhibition, titled “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective”. This is the most comprehensive exhibition ever to focus solely on the work of Jeff Koons and it’s also the first to fill nearly the entirety of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building with a single artist’s work. The exhibition, which is organized by curator and Associate Director of Programs Scott Rothkopf, will feature almost …

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  • Loewe presents “Lillian Bassman: Brush Strokes” exhibition in Madrid

    Loewe pays tribute to the American fashion photographer Lillian Bassman, with a new exhibition at the Loewe Foundation in Madrid. Titled “Lillian Bassman: Brush Strokes”, the exhibit provides an extensive overlook of Bassman’s awe-inspiring work that revolutionized fashion photography, offering viewers the chance to rediscover her world-renowned black and white portraits, her unique way of depicting the human body and her extraordinary sensibility. Bassman, who remained active until h…

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  • Francesco Vezzoli takes over Florence with his “Primavera-Estate” exhibition

    Francesco Vezzoli, the Italian artist who has gained international acclaim for his irreverent films starring actors like Sharon Stone, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett or Michelle Williams, recently left the Hollywood divas behind in order to establish an ongoing dialogue with the artistic heritage of Italy. His latest exhibition, titled “Primavera-Estate”, occupies three different museums-homes of Florence that originally belonged to noble families, great collectors and antiques deale…

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  • The Baptistery of San Giovanni in Florence gets a Pucci makeover for Pitti Uomo

    Pucci pays homage to the historical and artistic heritage of Florence with an installation at the Baptistery of San Giovanni, which is dedicated to San Giovanni Battista, the patron saint of the city. On the occasion of this year’s Pitti Immagine Uomo (17-20 June, 2014), and coinciding with the celebrations that commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Center of Florence for Italian Fashion, Pucci covered the façades of the Baptistery with the motifs of the iconic Battistero scarf. Des…

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  • YVY launches a new collection of hand-crafted accessories, titled Spirit

    HG Issue collaborator Yvonne Reichmuth, the designer behind the fashion brand YVY, got inspired by the diverse connotations of “spirit” for a new collection of hand-crafted leather accessories that pays tribute to the transformative power of our existence. The Spirit collection is entirely handmade out of Italian, vegetable-tanned leather, combining detailed tracery and lacing with skillfully developed cuts. Reichmuth’s search for the origins of life brought her in touch with the work…

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  • H&M collaborates with Jeff Koons for a limited edition handbag

    In celebration of the opening of its new, museum-inspired flagship store on 5th Avenue, New Work, on July 17, 2014, fashion giant H&M has launched its first ever artist collaboration with one of the most prominent artists of our time, Jeff Koons. Koons designed for the occasion a limited edition leather handbag that features his now iconic Balloon Dog, available for $49.95 at selected H&M stores in Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, as well as online at www.hm.com beginning July…

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  • “Equilibrium” exhibition at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence

    Ferragamo explores the importance of balance in a new exhibition that pays tribute to the artistic heritage of Salvatore Ferragamo, the legendary shoemaker that devoted his life to the anatomical study of the foot and the plantar arch. The exhibition, titled “Equilibrium”, is housed at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in the Palazzo Spini Feroni and coincides with the celebrations of Firenze Hometown of Fashion. Curated by Stefania Ricci and Sergio Risalitti, in collaboration with Emanue…

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  • Prada presents “Art or Sound” exhibition in Venice

    Fondazione Prada explores the mutual influence between music and art in a new exhibition at the Venetian palazzo Ca’ Corner della Regina, coinciding with the 14th Architecture Biennale of Venice. The exhibition is titled “Art or Sound” and features more than 180 pieces, among them clocks and carillons, automata and musical machines, paintings and scores, sculptures and readymades, together with decorated, assembled, imaginary and silent musical instruments, all displayed in chronologi…

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  • JR installation at the Pantheon of Paris featuring 4,000 black and white portraits

    French street artist JR was commissioned by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux to create a participatory installation at the Pantheon of Paris that would encapsulate the diversity of the contemporary world, as well as the humanistic and universal values embodied by the Pantheon. JR got inspired by his international art project INSIDE OUT, which gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement for what they stand for, and covered the historic neoclassical bui…

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  • Dior inaugurates “Le Petit Théâtre Dior” exhibition of miniature dresses in China

    Dior recently presented an exhibition of iconic couture pieces in miniature form at the Chengdu IFS mall in China. The exhibition is titled “Le Petit Théâtre Dior” and features 60 dresses in twelve installations, all of them meticulously resembling the original designs in every tiny detail. Every miniature piece is produced based on a cotton toile in the purest haute couture tradition and needs the same precision and rigor as its big sister. The inspiration behind the exhibition comes…

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  • Paul Smith releases a limited-edition leather football to celebrate the Brazil World Cup

    With just some days until the 2014 FIFA World Cup kickoff in Brazil, Paul Smith celebrates a summer of sport and excitement with a leather football that features the brand’s iconic stripped pattern. The launch is accompanied by a video, directed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch, in which Guinness world record holder and former football freestyle world champion John Farnworth pirouettes through Paul Smith’s Westbourne Hous…

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  • Steet artist Tristan Eaton reinterpets Versace’s Medusa logo

    In celebration of the opening of its new flagship store in Honolulu, Versace teamed up with Californian street artist Tristan Eaton and POW! WOW!, the Hawaii-based network of artists that organizes gallery shows, concerts and live art installations across the globe, for a large scale mural on one of the key streets of Honolulu. For the occasion, Tristan Eaton reinterpreted the iconic Versace Medusa logo in his trademark graffiti-meets-pop-art style, using classic Versace patterns and …

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  • Jonathan Paul’s ironic take on fashion, fame and consumerism

    Californian artist Jonathan Paul, also known as Desire Obtain Cherish, has managed to create a visually attractive and pleasing language, in the form of an ironic “packaging” that fits within the pre-established concepts of good taste and luxury, but which nonetheless hides behind it a critique to our society and to the less comforting reality of existing stereotypes. His work is vibrant, sarcastic and provocative, constantly breaking down artistic stereotypes. It approximates on m…

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  • Fendi invites stars like Adele, Jerry Hall or Gwyneth Paltrow to its Peekaboo charity project

    In celebration of its new London flagship store in New Bond Street on May 1, 2014, Fendi invited ten iconic women to design a bespoke version of the legendary Peekaboo bag. The initiative is called Peekaboo project and has as a goal to raise funds for Kids Company, a charity that provides practical, emotional and educational support and services to vulnerable inner-city children and young people in London and Bristol. Singer Adele, actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomie Harris, model…

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  • Gucci inaugurates “Forever Now” exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil

    Gucci recently inaugurated its first ever temporary exhibition in the high-end JK Iguatemi mall of São Paulo, featuring a wide selection of signature archival pieces borrowed from the Gucci Museum in Florence. The exhibition is titled “Forever Now”, paying tribute to the brand’s heritage while also focusing on the future, and will be on view for three weeks only (May 28 to June 22, 2014). Inspired by the house’s signature motifs and symbols, the exhibit is divided into six themes: Bam…

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  • Louis Vuitton joins forces with artist Terence Koh

    Louis Vuitton has teamed up with Chinese-Canadian artist Terence Koh on a limited-edition menswear collection, sold exclusively at Dover Street Market Ginza, Tokyo. Terence Koh is a controversial artist known for his monochromatic installations and ritualistic performances that explore subjects as identity, mythology, spirituality, fashion and sexuality. He is also famous for his surreal YouTube interviews with personalities of the likes of Marina Abramovic, Ai Wei Wei or Lady Gaga. …

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  • Fragrance Lab installation at Selfridges distills your personality into a bottle

    Selfridges invite us to Fragrance Lab, an installation at its flagship central London store conceived as an “immersive journey into the outer reaches of scent”. Fragrance Lab gathers an in-depth understanding of one’s character and perfume preferences and leads to a 50ml bottle of his signature smell. The installation, which was created by London-based design studio Campaign and trend forecasting consultancy The Future Laboratory, offers a multi-sensorial, interactive experience that …

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  • Maria Brito launches Art Clutches collection with Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker and Dzine

    Interior designer and art collector Maria Brito, famous for working with Gwyneth Paltrow or Sean Combs, recently released a series of limited edition clutches that feature the work of artists Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker and Carlos Rolón/Dzine. The capsule collection has as a goal to form a bond between the artists and the collectors and was made in close collaboration with the chosen artists. The beautifully printed clutches are made out of acrylic, employing the same technology used by…

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  • “Swedish Fashion: 2000-2015” exhibition at Sven-Harry’s Art Museum in Stockholm

    An new exhibition at Sven-Harry’s Art Museum in Stockholm explores the explosion of Swedish fashion in the first 15 years of the 21st-century and casts a light on the designers and trends that played a prominent role in the rapid aesthetic and conceptual transformation that took place during this period. “Swedish Fashion: 2000-2015” is curated by Michael Elmenbeck (founder of Bon Magazine and co-founder of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm) and Cia Jansson (fashion director and …

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  • Visionaire teams up with GAP for a collection of UV sensitive T-shirts

    Visionaire, the New York based multi format fashion and art publication that is produced in exclusive numbered limited editions, teams up for the second time with GAP for a series of UV sensitive T-shirts, inspired by the themes color, summer and sun. When exposed to direct sunlight, the black and white prints on the T-shirts turn to color, thanks to the use of a special UV-sensitive ink, originally developed and published in Visionaire No. 56 SOLAR Issue. The limited edition T-shirts…

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  • CR Fashion book and amfAR Cannes gala go red, paying tribute to Marilyn Monroe

    This year’s amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Fashion Show is going to be held on May 22 at the Hotel du Cap in Cannes and is curated for the third consecutive time by Carine Roitfeld, editor of CR Fashion book. Roitfeld chose to dedicate the show to the eternal glamour of Marilyn Monroe, using the color red as the main theme of the show in order to both symbolize and highlight the fight against AIDS. 35 fashion houses and fashion’s biggest models, among them Karlie Kloss, Toni Garrn, Arizona…

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  • Henzel Studio launches Art Rugs collection

    With more than fifteen years of history in creating luxury handmade rugs that transcend the boundaries between art and interior design, Henzel studio recently inaugurated a new division: Henzel Studio Collaborations. As the owner of the brand, Swiss artist Calle Henze, explains, Collaborations was conceived as a continuous initiative inviting contemporary artists across disciplines and genres to freely and seamlessly translate their work through an alternate media, using the breakthro…

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  • Pharrell covers W Magazine’s annual Art Issue

    Grammy Award winning producer, fashion iconoclast and renown art lover Pharrell Williams covers the latest Art Issue of W magazine. W commissioned 5 of the most critically acclaimed contemporary artists to create some exclusive pieces inspired by Pharrell’s personality, paying tribute to the atist's close relationship with art (in his private collection one can find pieces by Kaws or Takashi Murakami). Urs Fischer, Mr., JR and Rob Pruitt offered their personal take on Pharrell’s creat…

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  • Frieze Art Fair takes over New York

    Frieze New York, an offshoot of the famed London fair, took over from May 9 to 12, 2014, Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan, with great success. The fair brought together 192 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries from 28 countries and gathered under its temporary white tent overlooking the East River a diverse art crowd that had the chance to enjoy an amazing showcase of what’s happening in the art world today. With a consistent number of local galleries returning and new countr…

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  • Fondation Cartier celebrates its 30 years with “Mémoires Vives” exhibition

    Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, the pioneer patron of the arts, celebrates its thirtieth anniversary with “Mémoires Vives”, an exhibition that brings together the community of artists with which the Fondation Cartier has built a long-lasting relationship over the years. “Mémoires Vives”, which is held at its Jean Nouvel-designed building on Boulevard Raspail in Paris, reflects the diversity of the line-up of the Fondation Cartier, its curiosity and diverse thinking, as wel…

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  • Slow Factory’s nebula and supernova NASA scarves

    Since we at HG Issue are already in a “feel the cosmos” mood, we couldn’t resist sharing with you one of our latest discoveries: the amazing nebula and supernova scarves by Slow Factory. Inspired by NASA’s publicly available satellite images, Slow Factory had the idea to create an entire collection of handcrafted, printed scarves that remind us that “we can find beauty and connection in the cosmos”. The limited-edition Fair Trade silk scarves are made in the brand´s factory in Bangalo…

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  • Lacoste L!VE manga-inspired capsule collection by Sanghon Kim

    In anticipation of a highly sporty summer, Lacoste L!VE teams up with multidisciplinary French artist Sanghon Kim for a capsule collection that draws inspiration from football and the 1980’s Japanese sport mangas. The limited-edition collection features a series of white cotton T-shirts, ink blue sweatshirts and cotton piqué polos, with a psychedelic splatter pattern and a reinterpretation of the iconic crocodile crest on the chest and the number 27 on the back, as well as a series of…

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  • A look inside PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair

    Coinciding with the Frieze week, PULSE New York celebrates this year its ninth edition, held from May 8 to 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street), under the helm of the newly appointed director Helen Toomer. This year the fair plays host to more than 50 new and returning galleries from eleven countries, with the majority of the exhibitors limiting their presentations to the work of one, two or three artists. Toomer, a former gallerist and curator, has made some noticea…

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  • Charles James: Beyond Fashion retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

    “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” is the title of the major retrospective that The Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicates to the prolific career of the Anglo-American couturier. The exhibition coincides with the inauguration of the Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center and will feature more than seventy-five creations of the designer. According to the organizers of the showcase, Charles James (1906–1978) was known for his sculptural, scientific and mathematical approaches to…

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  • Jonathan Zawada for LoveLiv 2014 online charity auction

    HG Issue’s collaborator Jonathan Zawada, who many may remember from his Twisted Players series that were featured in our James Goldstein special, recently donated one of his original drawings for the LoveLiv 2014 charity auction that aims to raise funds for research on Nemaline Myopathy, a rare neuromuscular disease. Zawada’s drawing is titled “Maxwell's Demon” and its corresponding auction, which offers to the general public the rare opportunity to purchase an original Zawada’s artwo…

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  • “The Legendary Images: Great Photographers and Dior” exhibition at Musée Christian Dior

    Dior celebrates its visual heritage with an upcoming exhibition, dedicated to the iconic photographers that have collaborated with the French house throughout its 60-years of history. The exhibition, which is titled “The Legendary Images: Great Photographers and Dior”, will run from May 3 through Sept 21, 2014, at the Christian Dior Museum, housed at Dior’s Bell Époque style childhood home in Granville, north France. On view there will be more than 200 images that capture the ever-in…

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  • Missoni takes over Milan with its iconic graphics and patters for “Missonized city”

    Missoni pays tribute to Milan’s monuments and architecture with “Missonized city”, a playful take on the city’s heritage through the trademark Missoni colors and patterns. The project is a collaboration with graphic designer Federico Maccapani and was initially created as part of Missoni’s Instagram initiative (hashtag #missoniwonderland) to create some buzz in anticipation of this year’s Salone del Mobile of Milan. From space-dye patterns on the Arco della Pace to the Missoni logo am…

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  • Dior Homme celebrates its autumn 2014 collection with an exclusive installation by M/M (Paris)

    Dior Homme’s Kris Van Assche hosted on April 25 a cocktail event at the brand’s flagship boutique in SoHo, featuring a site specific installation by the celebrated art and design duo M/M (Paris), to celebrate the arrival of the Dior Homme autumn 2014 collection in New York. The installation, which will be on display inside Dior Homme SoHo store for one month, is an extension of the large format, photographic catalogue envisioned by Dior Homme creative director, Kris Van Assche, and cr…

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  • Cheap Monday opens Paris store and launches Mona Lisa “C’est cheap” capsule collection

    In celebration of its first ever store in Paris, Cheap Monday, the Swedish denim brand that became worldwide famous for its fashionable but affordable jeans, is launching a limited-edition capsule collection. The Paris collection is inspired by the city’s most iconic characters, among them Mona Lisa or Jeanne d’Arc, and consists of a wide range of jeans, jackets, shirts, skirts and T-shirts. It also features an interesting line of accessories, including shoulder and tote bags, knits, …

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  • “Animal House” installation by Marni at the Salone Del Mobile of Milan

    Marni stole the impressions once again at this year's Salone Del Mobile in Milan with an awe-inspiring installation, titled "Animal House". The installation featured Marni’s collaboration with a group of Colombian artisans, mainly women, from Anayibe Rincón’s workshop, situated in the colonial town of Iza, for a limited-edition collection of giraffes, ostriches, rabbits, ducks, donkeys and flamingos, made of metal frameworks and bright colored PVC, as well as an exclusive furniture li…

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  • Sergio Rossi launches Arte Povera inspired limited-edition sneakers

    One of the most interesting surprises of this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan was Sergio Rossi’s presentation of a limited-edition women's sneaker collection that pays homage to Arte Povera, the avant-garde art movements of the early 1970s. Sergio Rossi’s creative director Angelo Ruggeri was inspired by Arte Povera’s unconventional style and highly experimental approach to processes and techniques, and especially by the work of artist Alighiero Boetti. Boetti became famous for the w…

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  • Wunderkind teams up with artist Ashkan Honarvar for its s/s 2014 campaign

    Wunderkind, the brand which was created by acclaimed German designer Wolfgang Joop back in 2004 in order to explore the contradictions and dualities inherent in each woman, recently presented its s/s 2014 campaign, whose main theme is a famous Janis Joplin quote: “Freedom is just another word for nothing else to lose”. The campaign features the work of Iranian born Dutch artist Ashkan Honarvar, famous for his unconventional collages that explore the darkest side of the human condition…

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  • “Reflected glory” installation by designers Romance Was Born and artist Rebecca Baumann

    Sydney-based fashion designers Romance Was Born recently collaborated with Perth artist Rebecca Baumann for a multi-sensory installation at renowned Carriageworks gallery, Sydney. The installation, which is titled “Reflected glory, showcases their latest prêt-à-porter collection and will be on view from April 9 to May 11, 2014, coinciding with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Romance Was Born is comprised of Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, who met while studying fashion design and …

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  • Miranda Lichtenstein’s Polaroids at The Gallery at Hermès, New York

    The Polaroid experimentations of New York-based artist Miranda Lichtenstein is the subject of the most recent exhibition at the Gallery at Hermès, situated atop the flagship boutique on Madison Avenue. The exhibition offers a glimpse at Lichtenstein’s work, from the very first snapshots she took using a 4x5 Linhof camera with a Polaroid back, given to her as a gift, while at a summer residency at Monet’s garden in Giverny, France, back in 2002, to her more recent photographs, produced…

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  • Christian Lacroix designs the costumes for Paris National Opera “Le Palais de Cristal” ballet

    Christian Lacroix teams up once again with the Paris National Opera, this time designing the costumes for George Balanchine’s “Le Palais de Cristal”. George Balanchine, the acclaimed choreographer that is considered to be the father of American ballet, wrote “Le Palais de Cristal” in 1947, paying homage to the tradition of the Paris Opera Ballet. He was inspired by an early work by Georges Bizet, the “Symphony in C”, which the composer wrote at the age of 17 and was considered to be l…

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  • “Irving Penn: Resonance” exhibition at Palazzo Grassi, Venice

    Palazzo Grassi presents the first ever major exhibition dedicated to Irving Penn (1917-2009) in Italy, titled “Irving Penn: Resonance”, in collaboration with the François Pinault Foundation. The exhibition, which is curated by Pierre Apraxine and Matthieu Humery, brings together 130 photographs, taken between the end of the 1940s and the mid-1980s, and has as a goal to cast a light on the creative universe of the celebrated American photographer, putting relatively unknown images side…

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  • The cinematic, hand colored photographs of Youssef Nabil

    Youssef Nabil, one of the most celebrated Arabian artists of all times, invites us to discover his cinematic universe, as documented in his latest self-titled book, published by Flammarion (2013). This is the third monograph dedicated to the artist that began photographing his friends in poses that were recreating famous film scenes from the golden age of Egyptian scene, back in 1992, and hasn’t stopped ever since interpreting the amalgam of eastern and western culture. Nabil became f…

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  • J. Crew and M+ museum launch “Neon Signs Hong Kong” interactive online exhibition

    The neon signs heritage of Hong Kong is the focus of an interactive online exhibition that brings together for the first time New York based retailer J. Crew and M+, the visual culture museum due to open in 2017 in the West Kowloon Cultural District of the city. The initiative calls on public to submit their favorite neon signs from throughout Hong Kong and provide any information on the story behind them. The photos will then be uploaded on a large interactive Neon Map at www.neonsig…

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  • Blumarine inaugurates permanent exhibition space at the Museum of the City of Capri

    Blumarine, the iconic house that was founded by fashion designer Anna Molinari in Capri back in 1977, recently inaugurated a permanent exhibition space that celebrates the history of the brand that has become worldwide famous for its elegant mix of femininity and sensuality. The exhibition is located at the Museum of the City of Capri, which gathers more than twenty thousand pieces that trace the artistic heritage and craftsmanship of city, and is curated by Anna Molinari. Molinari co…

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  • Inside “The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de la Renta” Assouline book

    In celebration of the creative universe of one of the most acclaimed fashion designers ever, Assouline recently released “The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de la Renta” monograph. The 208-page, hardcover book is an updated version of the original 2002 volume and traces Oscar de la Renta´s exciting career, from his beginnings at Cristóbal Balenciaga's couture shop in Madrid and his short stay at Lanvin in Paris to his landing in New York and the launch of his eponymous ready to …

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  • Victoire de Castellane’s “Precious objects” exhibition at Gagosian New York

    Victoire de Castellane, creative director of Dior Joaillerie and one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers worldwide, presents her very first exhibition in New York, titled “Precious objects”, at Gagosian gallery. “Precious objects” includes  highlights from the series “Animalvegetablemineral” (2013)  and “Fleurs d'excès” (2011). De Castellane’s uses a series of precious stones like brilliant-cut diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies and opals, as well as pure gold and lacquer for t…

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  • Mapplethorpe meets Rodin at the Musée Rodin, Paris

    The Musée Rodin dedicates a major exhibition to the parallel universes of two art geniuses, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) and sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). With the kind support of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, the exhibition presents 50 sculptures by Rodin and 102 photographs by Mapplethorpe, trying to establish a bold dialogue between the artists and to reveal the enduring nature of their favorite themes and subjects. After all, Mapplethorpe was always try…

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  • Piece d’Anarchive collaborate with artist Jean Pierre Raynaud for their s/s 2014 collection

    Piece d’Anarchive, the French knitwear brand founded by French sisters Deborah and Priscilla Royer and their friend Virginie Muys, collaborated with legendary conceptual artist Jean Pierre Raynaud for their s/s 2014 collection. The main inspiration behind the collection was “Le Maison de La Celle-Saint Cloud” – a house and art gallery built by Raynaud in 1974, composed almost entirely of thin black bordered, 15 x 15cm sterile white tiles. Raynaud spent 25 years building the house, wh…

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  • Garage girls take over Paris Fashion Week

    Garage magazine, the biannual fashion and culture publication, took over Paris Fashion Week with its giant pink truck that was parked outside the show venues and caused quite a commotion among the fashion crowd. The Garage team invited Paris Fashion Week’s hottest models and fashion celebrities, from Cara Delevingne and Lindsey Wixson to Anna Dello Russo and Susie Bubble, to pop in and strike a pose. The photos were later reworked and turned into a series of arty #GarageGirls cards, f…

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  • Juergen Teller shoots “A dozen girls” for Louis Vuitton

    Juergen Teller was asked to depict the essence of Nicholas Ghesquière's first collection for Louis Vuitton, illustrating Ghesquière's respect for the brand’s "inspiring history that looks to the future" and his own "quest for authenticity and innovation". The celebrated photographer visited the Louis Vuitton headquarters in Paris and the result of this encounter was a series of photos, titled “A dozen girls”, which depict 12 key looks of the collection as worn by Milou van Groesen, Ma…

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  • Discover Jenifer Corker’s Paris Fashion Week embroidery artworks for SHOWstudio

    Jenifer Croker is a multi-disciplinary artist and jeweler from England, with a BA in Fashion & Textiles from Middlesex Polytechnic and an MA in Metalwork & Jewellery from the RCA. She has founded her own jewellery company, experimenting with the juxtaposition of different materials and found objects, and combining precious and semi precious stones and pearls. Throughout her extraordinary career, she has collaborated with fashion label Bodymap for a series of costumes for the Michael C…

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  • Caterina Gatta dedicates her f/w 2014-15 collection to artist Sofia Cacciapaglia

    Caterina Gatta is a young fashion designer from Italy who became famous for reutilizing vintage fabrics of renowned designers such as Gianni Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Fausto Sarli, Pierre Cardin, Lancetti, Irene Galitzine, Clara Centinaro, André Laug or Valentino, in order to fashion new clothes. The original idea came out of her need to find inspiration in the past and rediscover, through colors, patterns and prints, the typical Italian creativity. For her f/w 2014-15, the Rome-ba…

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  • The fashionable world of Todd Selby

    After “The Selby is in your place” and “Edible Selby” books, Todd Selby explores the inspiring world of fashion with his latest monographic, titled “Fashionable Selby”. The 348-page book takes us inside the studios, workshops and homes of some of the most talented designers, stylists, haberdashers, models and shoemakers, offering a glimpse of the way they live and work, the materials they use, the people they work with, their inspirations and the creative process they follow. “Edible …

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  • Opening Ceremony unveils limited-edition Magritte collection

    Opening Ceremony pays tribute to the surreal universe of Belgian artist René Magritte with a capsule collection of menswear and womenswear. Magritte, whose work often juxtaposed ordinary objects in an unusual context and challenged the observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality, is the ultimate star of the collection that features 12 of his most iconic paintings, including Sheherazade, The Beautiful Relations, La Cascade, The King’s Museum, Discovery Of Fire, Hegel’s Holiday and…

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  • “Birds of Paradise: Plumes and Feathers in Fashion” exhibition at Antwerp’s Mode Museum

    A new exhibition, titled “Birds of Paradise”, at the Mode Museum of Antwerp (MoMu) aims to cast a light on the application of plumes and feathers in fashion and haute couture from the 20th century up to the present. The exhibition explores the craft of the “plumassier”, which dates back to the 17th and 18th century, and the diverse techniques of feather embroidery, in collaboration with Maison Lemarié of Paris, who are worldwide famous for their technical expertise and the innovative …

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  • Exhibition magazine dedicates its latest annual issue to “Silk”

    Exhibition magazine, the independent annual publication based in Paris, presented during Paris Fashion Week its latest issue dedicated to “Silk”. Conceived as a platform for raw and sophisticated creativity and with an editorial team that includes Edwin Sberro, Gael Hugo and Boris Ovini, Exhibition magazine gives carte blanche to its contributors to present their creative view on a singular concept. This year the chosen theme was “Silk” and the featuring works paid homage to its shimm…

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  • Acne pays tribute to pioneer artist Hilma Af Klint with a special capsule collection

    Acne jeans recently launched a ready-to-wear capsule collection for men and women, inspired by legendary abstract painter Hilma Af Klint. Af Klint’s influence is apparent in the color palette of Acne’s s/s 2014 menswear and womenswear collections and also in a wide selection of prints on shirts, jerseys, totes and scarves that reproduce her original paintings from the early 20th century. The Swedish artist, who was born in 1862, created an inventive geometric visual language that was …

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  • Iris Van Herpen collaborates with artist Lawrence Malstaf for her “Biopiracy” collection

    Iris Van Herpen presented during Paris Fashion Week her latest collection of ready-to-wear and couture pieces, entitled "Biopiracy", which explored the idea of the self-conquest that begins with the conquest of the body. “In the recent past, patents on our genes have been purchased. Are we still the sole proprietor of our bodies?” asks Van Herpen, with the collection being an answer to the “state of arrested freedom one might have in his most intimate, solitary state.” Blending the ar…

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  • “Vanitas: Fashion and Art” exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami

    The Bass Museum of Art presents its latest exhibition, titled “Vanitas: Fashion and Art”, which explores the theme of Vanitas in art and fashion. Vanitas is a term that is traditionally associated with the late 16th and early 17th century still live paintings, but has become more generally linked to any type of creative discipline that meditates on the ephemeral character of earthly pleasures and worldly accomplishments. Vanitas highlights the meaninglessness of earthy life and the tr…

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  • Prada announces Pradasphere exhibition, capsule collection and pop-up café at Harrods

    Prada will take over Harrods during this May with its Pradasphere project that aims to offer visitors the chance to fully immerse themselves in Prada’s creative universe. Pradasphere will include an exhibition, which will be on view at the fourth floor of the iconic Knightsbridge store, showcasing key pieces from past collections as well as a selection of Prada’s multiple collaborations and side projects. The windows on the ground floor will feature treasures from Prada’s archives alo…

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  • Queens on the catwalk, by Dolce & Gabbana

    If you want to live like a queen, then you better look like one! With this in mind, Dolce & Gabbana decided to dress five of the most influential queens of all times in key Dolce & Gabbana looks from their s/s 2014 collection. Of course, queens have always been associated with power, wealth, great passions and scandals, with some of them even becoming the trend setters and fashion icons of their times. Queen Elizabeth had a great influence on male and female fashion, which became far …

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  • “Astralis” exhibition at Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris

    Artists have always had a deep interest in exploring the unknown and defining the concept of “imaginary reality”, which functions either as an antidote to a boring everyday life or as a complementary experience that has the same importance, if not more, than the "official" reality. After all, it was Andres Breton that had said that “What is admirable about the fantastic is that there is no longer anything fantastic: there is only the real.” Luis Vuitton dedicates the 23rd exhibition …

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  • Dries Van Noten and his Op-Art inspired a/w 2014-15 collection

    One the eve of the opening of his exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris that aims to offer an intimate journey into his creative process, Dries Van Noten recently showed his latest womenswear collection in Paris. Titled “Coutorama”, the collection was heavily inspired by the black and white geometric patterns of English painter Bridget Riley, one of the leading exponents of Op-Art. Riley’s works were exploring the dynamism of sight, producing a disorienting effect on th…

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  • Medicom Toy teams up with Isetan Tokyo for a special series of fashionista Bearbricks

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its menswear department, Isetan, one of the top fashion retailers in Tokyo, teamed up with Medicom Toy for a series of limited edition fashionista Bearbricks. For the occasion, Isetan chose some of the top brands that one can find in its menswear department and asked them to create an exclusive design. Carven, Thom Browne, Lanvin, Marni, Raf Simons, Dries Van Noten, Kenzo, UNDERCOVER and White Mountaineering interpreted in their personal way t…

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  • Peter Saville’s “Meaningless excitement” for Y-3

    Peter Saville, a long time friend and collaborator of Yohji Yamamoto, recently teamed up with Y-3, the sportswear hybrid between Adidas and the celebrated Japanese designer, for their s/s 2014 collection. Saville worked with Yamamoto for a series of spectacular prints and distorted slogans as well as for the collection’s campaign, which was titled “Meaningless excitement”. Coinciding with a Suzy Menkes article in The New York Times, titled “Sign of the times: the new speed of fashion”…

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  • “Coming Into Fashion: a Century of Photography at Condé Nast” exhibition at Palais Galliera

    Palais Galliera is hosting from March 1 to May 15, 2014, "Coming into Fashion: a Century of Photography at Condé Nast"), a traveling exhibition of 150 photographs drawn from the archives of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour and W that celebrates the history of fashion photography as seen through the eyes of Condé Nast. The exhibition offers an extensive view on the legendary publisher’s legacy, a pioneer that transformed photography and made his magazines a laboratory of creativity and expe…

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  • Haryono Setiadi’s Dali inspired f/w 2014-15 collection

    Sydney-based designer Haryono Setiadi drew inspiration from the melting clocks and desert landscape of Salvador Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory” for his f/w 2014-15 collection. The collection, which was entitled “Peinture”, juxtaposed the surrealist forms of Dali with the color palette of the iridescent Cape Naturaliste coastline that is located in the south west region of Western Australia. In an inspired move, abstract layers of red, turquoise, silver, and gold were applied on a t…

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  • Arco International Contemporary Art Fair takes over Madrid

    For the 33rd consecutive year, Arco, one of the most important contemporary art fairs in the world, brought together more than 100,000 collectors, art lovers, museum directors, curators, gallerists and artists from Spain and all over the world. From 19 to 23 February, 164 galleries from 23 countries, besides the 55 galleries that formed part of the curated programs, showed the best of contemporary painting, sculpture, installation, photography, drawing, video and new media. Arco Madri…

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  • SHOWstudio teams up with illustrator Laura Laine for Milan Fashion Week

    Nick Knight´s SHOWstudio teamed up with Helsinki-based artist Laura Laine for a series of illustrations that depict Milan Fashion Week´s key looks. Laura interpreted with her distinctive black and white style some of the most striking creations of Prada, Versace, Fendi, Gucci, Jil Sander, Marni and Giorgio Armani and the result is simply breathtaking. Her unique illustrations were part of SHOWstudio’s daily reports from Milan Fashion Week, along with signature panel discussions, show …

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  • The breathtaking underwater photography of Zena Holloway

    Zena Holloway is a self taught photographer and director that knows, like few others, how to capture the magic sensation of being immersed into an underwater universe. The dreamlike oeuvre of her photographs, as well as her natural talent for creating striking underwater compositions that seem to have been taken out of a fantasy world, have gained her international acclaim. Zena was born in Bahrain in 1973, she has lived in Egypt and in the Cayman Islands and she is currently residing…

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  • Herb Ritts. Supermodel

    Official press release: Edwynn Houk Gallery will present an exhibition of rare, vintage photographs by Herb Ritts (American, 1952-2002), focusing exclusively on the five models in his iconic work, “Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989.” Herb Ritts’ indelible photographs came to define the era of the Supermodel, capturing the top models of the time in images that are, at turns, strong, vulnerable, sexy, intriguing and above all beautiful. While emblematic of th…

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  • Karl Lagerfeld and his Parallel Contrasts exhibition at the Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany

    Folkwang Museum–one of Germany’s more important museums, founded by Karl Ernst Osthaus in 1902–dedicates an entire exhibition to Karl Lagerfeld, the most celebrated designer of our times. The exhibition, which is entitled “Parallel Contrasts”, is inspired by Osthaus’ belief that “the artist’s material is life itself” and casts light to the multiple facets of Karl Lagerfeld’s universe. Lagerfeld is much more than a simple fashion designer, and Parallel Contrasts, which features more th…

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  • David Delfín presents his Memphis inspired No One collection

    David Delfín, one of the most celebrated Spanish designers, recently presented his f/w 2014-15 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week of Madrid. The collection was inspired by the playful colors and asymmetrical motifs of Memphis, the Italian design and architecture group, founded in Milan by Ettore Sottsass in 1981, which combined Pop Art, Art Deco, 50’s Kitsch and Futurism and split the design world, causing a media sensation. In fact, the famous Tahiti lamp, Sottsass’ mas…

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  • The Winter Symphony of Moncler Grenoble takes over New York

    Moncler Grenoble continues with its long tradition of mind-blowing presentations during New York Fashion Week, this time transforming the stage of Hammerstein Ballroom into an exceptional show that was standing somewhere between an artistic performance and a choir spectacle. Grenoble, Moncler’s premium line that is designed to impress both in the high mountains and during the everyday city life, couldn’t find a better way to showcase its f/w 2014-15 designs. The show was comprised of …

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  • Bottega Veneta hosts Birdhead exhibition in its flagship store in Shanhgai

    Bottega Veneta recently inaugurated its latest exhibition in its 500 sq.m flasgship store in Shanghai, which is located inside the historic YiFeng gallery. The boutique is set on two floors, with the first dedicated to the brand’s products and the second designed as a permanent art space, putting emphasis on Bottega Veneta’s commitment with art and design. “Solo Exhibition of Birdhead” is the latest in a series of exhibitions that aim to promote Chinese art and encourage emerging tale…

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  • Txell Miras combines photography and illustration in her f/w 2014 collection

    Txell Miras is a Barcelona-based fashion designer and illustrator that has always been keen on combining both disciplines in her work. With Marcel Duchamp, Ingmar Bergman, Joseph Beuys, Franz Kafka, Gary Hill or Nick Cave among her references, Txell divides her time between Milan, where she is the responsible since 2003 for Neil Barrett´s womenswear line, and Barcelona, where she founded her namesake line back in 2004. With her innovative take on volumes and proportions and the cinema…

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  • Raoul f/w 2014-15 collection pays homage to modernist movement Wiener Werkstätte

    Raoul, the Singapore-based brand of affordable luxury, recently presented in New York its f/w collection that was inspired by Wiener Werkstätte, a modernist movement that was founded in Vienna back in 1903. Wiener Werkstätte brought together artists, architects and designers and had a big influence on architecture, fashion and all kind of applied arts. Wiener Werkstätte designers practically experimented with everything, from leather goods and jewelry to postcards and ceramics, all wi…

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  • Nipponista pop-up store brings the best of Japanese fashion, art and design to New York

    Nipponista pop-up store recently opened its doors in SoHo, bringing the best of Japanese fashion and design to New York. Nipponista, which is a division of Japanese department store Isetan, will remain open during the New York Fashion Week (from February 6th to 13th) and will only feature Japanese designers and brands. Among the wide variety of interesting products we can find creations by fashion designers Yohji Yamamoto and Kansai Yamamoto, art ceramics by Yoca Muta, Ikebana-inspir…

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  • PHARRELL Raw for the Oceans

    Pharrell Williams, Creative Director of Bionic Yarn, announces ‘RAW for the Oceans’, a long-term collaboration between denim brand G-Star RAW and Bionic Yarn, at the American Museum of Natural History. The collaboration is a creative exploration, where Bionic Yarn and G-Star joined forces to innovate denim. Together they will create a collection made with recycled materials from the oceans in stores from August 2014. In addition to the joined seasonal collections, G-Star will integ…

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  • Acne Studios inaugurates new store in the historic Art Deco Eastern Columbia Building, L.A.

    Acne Studios recently inaugurated its biggest flagship store to date in the historic Eastern Columbia Building in Los Angeles, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful buildings of the city. Designed by American architect Claud Beelman in 1930 and located in the Broadway Theatre District, the turquoise terra building is an amazing example of Art Deco and maintains intact its vintage charm and old Hollywood glamour. The 5,000 sq ft store occupies the basement of the Eastern C…

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  • Christian Louboutin recreates art masterpieces for his latest campaign

    For his s/s 2014 campaign, celebrated designer Christian Louboutin teamed up with artist and photographer Peter Lippmann for a series of images inspired by the floral works of impressionists like Claude Monet or Paul Cézanne. The campaign recreates, among others, Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers and Camille Pissarro's Pink Peonies, with the shoes and bags of the latest collection ingeniously juxtaposed with the flower compositions. The graphic patterns and multi dimensional textures of L…

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  • Gareth Pugh’s “Monolith” virtual reality installation

    In celebration of the first appearance of the avant-garde British designer Gareth Pugh on the London Collection: Men's schedule, Selfridges teamed up with Inition, a pioneering creative 3D technology company based in Shoreditch, for a virtual reality installation at their flagship Oxford Street store. The two minute installation is called Monolith and offers a unique journey inside the ideas and creativity behind Pugh’s latest menswear collection. Described as part futuristic fashion …

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  • David Bailey T-shirt capsule collection for Selfridges

    Legendary fashion photographer David Bailey collaborated with East London design studio The Bleach Room for a capsule collection of T-shirts, sold exclusively at Selfridges. The collection is comprised of six designs that feature Bailey’s iconic portraits of Michael Caine, Johnny Depp, Boy George, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones and John Lennon. Although for many the collection came as a big surprise since Bailey has famously expressed in the past his disregard for fashion, considering it t…

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  • Raf Simons collaborates with artist Sterling Ruby for his a/w 2014 menswear collection

    Raf Simons recently presented his a/w 2014 menswear collection in Paris, a long awaited collaboration with artist Sterling Ruby. Although this is not the first time that the two creative minds join forces in a project, since Simons was inspired by Ruby’s artworks for his first couture show for Dior and they had also designed together the interior of his flagship store in Tokyo, this time it was completely different since every single piece of Simons’ latest menswear show was a result …

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  • “Artist textiles: Picasso to Warhol” exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London

    The Fashion and Textile Museum in London recently inaugurated it latest exhibition, entitled “Artist textiles: Picasso to Warhol”, which focuses on the relationship between art and textile design in the 20th century. The exhibition features more than 200 rare pieces, many of which haven’t been on public view before, from artists of the likes of Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Georges Braque, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara He…

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  • “David Bowie Is” exhibition travels to the Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo

    After breaking all records at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, drawing more than 300,000 visitors, “David Bowie is”, the first international retrospective of the 46-year career of David Bowie, travels to the Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo. The multimedia exhibition tries to cast a light on the creative universe of the talented musician and to demonstrate how his work has both influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design, theatre, film and contemporary …

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  • Etro teams up with Indian artists Thukral & Tagra for Mirabilia capsule collection

    Etro has teamed up with Indian artists Thukral & Tagra for a series of limited edition accessories for men and women. The Mirabilia capsule collection is comprised of eight different styles that give a modern twist to the iconic Paisley pattern, an all time Etro classic. Paislay pattern is of Indian and Persian origin and stands as a symbol of life and eternity. It became very popular in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries and is now considered to be one of the most recognizable p…

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  • Street art meets high fashion in Louis Vuitton’s artist scarves Volume III

    Louis Vuitton continues its artist scarves series, the perfect excuse for bringing together the most thrilling street artists from all around the world with the legendary French house, this time with some amazing creations from Kenny Scharf, INTI and André Saraiva. The artists took the relay from Os Gêmeos, Aiko, RETNA, eL Seed, Ben Eine and Eko Nugroho that had successfully participated in the previous volumes. Brooklyn based artist Kenny Scharf created a psychedelic collage that mer…

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  • Maison Martin Margiela “Artisanal” s/s 2014 haute couture collection

    For its Artisanal s/s 2014 haute couture collection, Maison Martin Margiela took the concept of clothes recycling a step further, turning it into wearable art. Artisanal was inspired by the Maison’s large collection of used clothes, accessories and found objects around the globe, a practice that the house employs since its founding in 1988. This time Maison Martin Margiela used interior fabrics and upholstery depicting the works of renowned artists in order to reinterpret them into ne…

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  • The sculptural collages of Michael Mapes

    Michael Mapes is a New York based artist that uses an impressive variety of materials, including photographic prints, glass vials, insect pins, gelatin capsules, plastic specimen bags and pinning foam, for his three dimensional, sculptural collages. Mapes draws inspiration from entomology, biology and forensic science in order to explore and portray the complexity of the human condition. His reconstructed interpretations, apart from his trademark dissected photographs, also include ge…

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  • Bauhaus meets basketball in Givenchy’s fall/winter 2014 menswear collection

    Riccardo Tisci, the creative editor of Givenchy, was inspired by the rationality and functionality of German Bauhaus moment, one of the most influential currents in modern design, as well as by basketball imagery for the brand´s fall/winter 2014 menswear show. The collection, which was an elegant combination of the geometrical shapes of Bauhaus with the circular shapes of a basketball court, was presented some days ago in Paris with great success. The show had a sporty yet elegant vib…

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  • Diane Von Furstenberg presents “Journey of a dress” exhibition in Los Angeles

    After having traveled to Moscow, Beijing and Sao Paulo, Diane Von Furstenberg’s “Journey of a dress” exhibition is about to take over Los Angeles. Hosted at the historic Wilshire May Company building, which is known as LACMA West and will eventually become the home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the exhibition celebrates the 40-year anniversary of Diane Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress that still looks as modern and inspiring as ever. The exhibition features numerous vin…

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  • Discover the artsy prints of Ning Wang

    Ning Wang is a talented young designer who studied fashion in Beijing before moving to Glasgow to obtain a Master’s degree in fashion and textile design. Her bold patterned designs are influenced by surrealism, graphic novels, pop culture and the energy of hip hop. Illustration plays also an important part in her work, since all the prints she uses come from her original drawings. With Pharrell Williams as her ideal customer, Ning defies the limits between streetwear, sportswear, hig…

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  • Frank Horvat’s “Fashion” retrospective at Hiltawsky gallery, Berlin

    Hiltawsky gallery pays homage to Frank Horvat, one of the most influential fashion photographers of all time, with an exhibition that features more than 40 iconic fashion images taken during the 50s, 60s and 70s. The Italian-born photographer studied art in Milan and worked as a freelance documentary photographer before moving to London in 1954, where he started shooting for magazines such as LIFE and Picture Post. In 1955 he moves to Paris, where he currently resides, and becomes fri…

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  • Julian Zigerli collaborates with artist Katharina Grosse for his s/s 2014 menswear collection

    Julian Zigerli, the young designer from Switzerland that is considered by many as one of the most talented menswear designers in the world, recently teamed up with renowned German artist Katharina Grosse for his s/s 2014 collection. Grosse has become utterly famous for her site specific installations as well as her bold use of spray paint and her work, which has been compared to graffiti and street art, seemed to be the perfect match to Zigerli’s innovative take on fashion. The collec…

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  • CFDA members design “haute couture” football helmets for Super Bowl

    In celebration of Super Bowl XLVIII, the first ever to be held in the New York region, Bloomingdale’s teamed up with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the National Football League Foundation (NFL) for a series of 48 customized helmets, created by the hottest American designers of the moment. The amazing designs come in a wide variety of styles, from the floral arrangements of Nicole Miller and the gladiator inspired look of John Varvatos to Marchesa’s neo-Gothic e…

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  • Fashion logos by Mike Frederiqo

    Mike Frederiqo is a 22 year old Dutch artist that can presume to have Kaws or Marc Jacobs among his fans. Mike began as a graffiti and tattoo artist but soon started experimenting with digital painting and illustration. His first project was called “BAPE’s Soup” and was an inspired mingling of Bape’s fashion logo and Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s soup series that caught the attention of the media. Last year Mike became even more famous with his SpongeBob hybrids, transforming the fa…

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  • Chanel pops up in Courchevel with Lagerfeld ski-cable cars

    For the fourth consecutive year, Chanel celebrates the opening of its pop up store in Courchevel, the famous Alpine destination, adding its iconic glamour touch to the idyllic frozen landscape. The 200² store is inspired by the traditional chalets of the area and is specially customized to host Chanel's fall/winter 2013-2014 Cruise collection. The ephemeral boutique is divided into four different modules that feature a wide selection of the brand’s accessories and ready to wear pieces…

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  • Discover the Jackson Pollock inspired Dior Homme spring 2014 collection

    Kriss Van Assche, creative director of Dior Homme, draw inspiration from a visit to Art Basel Miami for his spring 2014 collection. The outfits evoke the work of abstract expressionist Jason Pollock and his trademark drip painting, breaking the line between traditional tailoring and sportswear. The collection is divided in three themes that echo different aesthetic references, with Jackson Pollock’s signature splashes being the major influence behind the colorful prints of the “Dissap…

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  • Misha Nonoo pays homage to Richard Richter in her s/s 2014 collection

    Misha Nonoo was inspired in a recent visit to the Venice Biennale by the work of German artist Gerard Richter and created for her spring/summer collection a series of fabulous patterns that evoke the blurred leitmotifs of the famous painter. Gerard Richter is one of the world’s most expensive living artists and has broken selling records various times. His work is characterized by a tireless exploration of abstraction and color and a unique use of transparency, translucency, opacity a…

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  • Y-3 limited-edition 10 year anniversary book

    Adidas and renowned Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Y-3 with a limited edition book. Entitled 10 years of Y-3, the book covers the amazing trajectory of their line, from the distinctive fashion shows to the arty campaigns, celebrating a union that defined luxury sportswear and served as the ultimate inspiration for all the designer meets sportswear brand collaborations that followed. Back in 2003, Adidas and Yamamoto had the courage to co…

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  • George Clooney by Yayoi Kusama for W Art Issue

    This year it was the turn of George Clooney to pose for the cover of the December/January Art Issue of W, a much awaited annual edition that has featured in the past Kim Kardashian by Barbara Kruger or Linda Evangelista by Maurizio Cattelan. The cover was shot under the creative direction of Yayoi Kusama, the famous Japanese artist known for her obsession for polka dotted patterns. In the spread, Clooney is portrayed in a black Giorgio Armani suit, shirt and shoes, all hand-painted w…

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  • Prada presents “Castello Cavalcanti” film by Wes Anderson

    Prada recently collaborated with acclaimed director Wes Anderson- Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Life aquatic (2004,) The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) – for an eight minute short film, entitled “Castello Cavalcanti”, that combines Prada’s aesthetics with Anderson´s distinctive style. The film is the latest incarnation of “Prada Classics”, a series of fashion films that redefine the boundaries of art, architecture and film. The series had previously featured a collaboration with Roman Polanski fo…

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  • Gagosian gallery takes over Art Basel Miami 2013

    Art Basel Miami 2013 (December 4-7) gathered once more the most prominent galleries from all over the world and offered visitors, artists and collectors the chance to experience firsthand the most amazing modern and contemporary art. The Miami Beach Convention Center featured more than 250 galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, exhibiting artworks by over 2,000 artists. Moreover, satellite shows like Art Asia or Design Miami, lectures, film screenings, p…

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  • Hollywood Lawn fire poem performance by Robert Montgomery for Flaunt magazine

    Robert Montgomery, the British artist who is famous for his poetic billboard pieces and recycled sunlight poems, recently presented his Hollywood Lawn poem performance during Art Basel Miami. Hollywood Lawn was part of “Affordable care”, a group show that took place at Mana Wynwood in the Miami Art District from December 4th-7th and was organized by Flaunt Magazine and Wildfox, in association with 3P Productions. During the performance Robert set fire to a wood construction that featu…

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  • Charlotte Perriand´s “La Maison au bord de l’eau” by Louis Vuitton for Design Miami

    Louis Vuitton brings to life for Design Miami one of the lost projects of world known architect, designer, planner, photographer and longtime Le Corbusier collaborator Charlotte Perriand, paying homage to the life and work of an iconic figure of the 20th century. The project is called “La Maison au bord de l’eau” and it’s a beach house planned by Perriand back in 1934 as a competition entry for the magazine “L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui” (Architecture Today). Unfortunately, it receive…

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  • Perfume Architecture by Comme des Garçons

    In a perfect combination of art, design and fashion, Comme des Garçons recently launched a limited edition series of their classic Wonderwood, CDG2 and Amazingreen perfumes, presented in an original package that defies all limits. The series is called Perfume Architecture and is the fruit of a unique collaboration between carpenter Frederic Couderc, who has constructed various installations and pop-up stores for the brand, and artist Lindy Foss-Quillet, who coordinated the color choic…

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  • Peter Saville’s playful take on the iconic Lacoste logo

    Lacoste celebrates its 80 years in fashion with a limited edition series of polo shirts, designed by legendary creative director and graphic designer Peter Saville. Saville, who is famous for his Factory Records sleeves and his collaborations with designers of the likes of Jil Sander, John Galliano or Yohji Yamamoto, was asked to reinterpret the brand’s famous crocodile logo and was given absolute creative freedom. The designer kept to the original white polo with the green logo but o…

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  • Colette Art Drive-Thru at Art Basel Miami

    Colette, the famous Parisian concept store, takes over Art Basel Miami (December 2–8, 2013) with a pop up Art Drive-Thru, in collaboration with Miami’s pioneering fashion shop Alchemist. As the people form Colette explain, the visitors of the installation will have the chance to drive up, order from a virtual menu of specially curated items and wait for a car hop on roller skates to bring out the order. But rather than malts, burgers and fries, shoppers will access a wide range of exc…

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  • Trend-ology exhibition at the The Museum at FIT

    Fashion would be nothing without trends. They form part of its DNA and they are responsible for its continuous reinvention season after season. But although many of us are familiarized with the trend paraphernalia, even watching closely the latest fashion shows or spotting in the streets the tendencies of the moment, we are hardly aware of the way trends originate. Trends reflect the zeitgeist in an astonishing way and have various sociological connotations that are not always easy to…

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  • Petit h installation by Studio Toogood for Hermès

    Studio Toogood, founded by British designer Faye Toogood, was chosen by Hermès to design a pop up installation in their New Bond Street store in London, inspired by the brand´s Petit h division. Petit h is a limited edition series that uses discarded and leftover Hermès materials to create unique, utterly transformed pieces, based on the concept of upcycling. Hermès Petit h was established in 2010 by Pascale Mussard, co-artistic director of the luxury brand, as an initiative to give a…

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  • J. Mendel and Enoc Perez team up for a limited edition book

    Gilles Mendel, creative director of the luxury brand J. Mendel, and Puerto Rican artist Enoc Perez met last year in a charity dinner in New York and what began as a friendly conversation ended up in a designer meets artist collaboration that was sealed with the publication of a book: “Gilles Mendel by Enoc Perez”. The limited edition book showcases the world of J Mendel according to Eco Perez and was inspired by a visit at Mendel’s workroom where Perez took pictures of sketches, fabri…

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  • Jessica Chastain recreates famous paintings for Vogue USA

    It´s always visually and intellectually stimulating to see a fashion editorial that explores the relationship between art and fashion, trying not only to depict that clothes are often a strong element of a painting’s composition but also to establish connections between different styles, fashions, cultural movements and historical periods in a journey to the ever inspiring world of the artistic creation. This is the case of the December issue of Vogue USA that features Jessica Chastai…

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  • “Eternity Dress” performance by Tilda Swinton and Olivier Saillard

    Musée Galliera director and fashion curator Olivier Saillard and actress Tilda Swinton recently collaborated in a fashion performance act that was presented at the Festival d’automne in Paris with great success. The “Eternity Dress” performance paid homage to the creative process of dressmaking, demonstrating that at times the making process of a piece can be as interesting as the final result. This is not the first time that Tilda and Oliver team up; many of you may remember their fi…

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  • Julia Restoin Roitfeld Talk about Art, Fashion & Hunter & Gatti Exhibition

    Julia Restoin Roitfeld is undeniably one of the most influential people in fashion right now, with an impressive career behind her as an art director and graphic designer. Daughter of Carine Roitfeld, the current editor of CR Fashion Book and former editor in chief of French Vogue, and Christian Restoin, the founder of French clothing label Equipment, Julia is the creative mind behind the campaigns of Max Mara, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rock & Republic and Altuzarra. She has also design…

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  • Alex Prager at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

    There is definitely something otherworldly in Alex Prager’s work. Time seems to have stopped still, her models seem to be lost in a rather obscure and threatening universe, melancholy appears to be a natural response to an alienating reality and fashion acts as a prolongation of the subject’s feelings. Her heroines stand somewhere between the anonymous teenager that is lost in her imaginary world and the figure of a formerly successful 50’s movie star, forming an interesting mix of re…

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  • Hunter & Gatti launch HG Issue in New York

    We are proud to announce that HG Issue was officially launched yesterday in the Openhouse gallery, New York, with an accompanying exhibition entitled “The Series”, featuring Hunter & Gatti’s recent work. HG Issue is the latest adventure of the New York based creative duo in the editorial world, aiming to connect art with fashion and serve as a platform for emerging talents from all over the world. The exhibition included a collection of their celebrity portraits featuring Bruno Ma…

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  • Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition at the Somerset House, London

    Somerset House recently presented Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, a major fashion exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life of the iconic British stylist, in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins. It was high time a major exhibition was dedicated entirely to Isabella Blow, not only because she was one of the most inspiring people ever in the fashion world, constantly breaking the rules and pushing the limits despite being considered a rar…

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  • Maison Martin Margiela launches Replica exhibition and interactive tumblr

    There is no doubt that olfactory memory is of great importance, from its role in the establishment of the mother-infant bond to the way in which we associate, often unconsciously, certain odors with specific moments of our lives. A scent can bring on a flood of memories, in can affect one’s mood and generate powerful responses. Having all these in mind, Maison Martin Margiela asked various photographers, writers and artists to pay homage to a series of olfactory memories that are dire…

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  • Miss Dior exhibition at Grand Palais, Paris

    Back in 1947, Christian Dior marked a new era in fashion. His very first collection, with its groundbreaking silhouettes and the abundant use of luxury fabrics, set the rules for a post-war elegance. The show had such an impact that went down to fashion history as “The New Look”, after Harper’s Bazaar Carmel Snow’s exclamation "It’s such a Revolution. It’s a New Look!” Dior added the finishing touch to his show with a perfume he had specially created to accompany the collection. Miss …

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  • Hello, my name is Paul Smith exhibition at the Design Museum, London

    The creative universe of Paul Smith is the subject of the “Hello, my name is Paul Smith” exhibition that the Design Museum dedicates to the famous British designer. The exhibition, which includes an extensive look at the designer’s archive, offers visitors the chance to take an exciting journey into his mind and discover what inspires him. It also explores, according to the organizers, how Paul Smith’s intuitive take on design, together with an understanding of the roles of designer a…

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  • Prada Oasis and Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy Juice Bar

    Miuccia Prada has always demonstrated her big love and appreciation for art. From her Fondazione Prada in Milan, an institution dedicated to contemporary art and culture, to her architectural land art project “Prada Marfa” in Texas, a groundbreaking collaboration with Elmgreen and Dragsetand, she has established herself as a committed art patron, while at the same time being one of Italy’s foremost art collectors. Throughout her prolific fashion career she has teamed up with various a…

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  • Paris Photo

    136 galleries and 28 photobook specialists will take part in the 17th edition of Paris Photo that will be held at the Grand Palais (14-17 November). Paris Photo invites also three international institutions to present their recent photographic acquisitions. Book signings, a Jeunes Talents award, a Giorgio Armani sponsored exhibition dedicated to ACQUA and an extensive view on Harald Falckenberg’s private collection make Paris Photo a must see for all photography lovers out there.

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  • Jeff Koons and Lady Gaga collaborate for the Artpop album cover

    In a perfect blending between art and music, Lady Gaga recently revealed the cover of her Artpop album that is a collaboration with well known artist Jeff Koons. The cover features a sculpture depicting a naked Gaga cupping her breasts, alluding to Koons' famous Woman in tube sculpture, with a gazing ball between her legs. In the background we can see an impressive collage, featuring fragments from Botticelli's The Birth of Venus and Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Apollo…

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  • Illustration Now! Fashion, by Taschen

    Taschen continues with its famous Illustration now! series, edited by Julius Wiedemann, this time with a volume dedicated entirely to fashion illustration. The book underlines the importance of illustration to fashion, which is broadly recognized not only because an entire collection often begins with a single sketch but also because illustration has historically been fashion’s best friend. Illustrators fit perfectly within the creative universe of a brand, a shop or a clothi…

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  • Guy Bourdin retrospective at the House of Photography, Hamburg

    The influence of legendary photographer Guy Bourdin (1928–1991) in contemporary fashion editorials is astonishing. There isn’t a single week without a shoot resembling some of his famous works or a music video that tries to imitate his surreal aesthetics. Guy Bourdin was a true fashion photography pioneer, a visionaire that transcended all known limits about what is acceptable and what not in a fashion spread, an image maker that questioned the boundaries between painting, photography…

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  • Richard Avedon’s women at Gagosian Bevery Hills

    Gagosian Beverly Hills recently inaugurated an exhibition covering Richard Avedon´s 60 years in photography, under the title “Avedon: Women”. New York-born Avedon is for many the supreme fashion photographer, a genius that was always able to reflect through his work the times he was living in. He knew like no one else how to capture the essence of the women he was portraying, despite him saying that he was only reading the surface rather than going below anything. From the almost perf…

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  • Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum

    Jean Paul Gaultier definitely needs no introduction. The celebrated French designer with the amazing career behind him is a reference point for the fashion conscious crowd and one of the most famous couturiers of all times. From the iconic Madonna corsets to his surreal catwalks and his costumes for Pedro Almodovar’s films, Gaultier’s cutting edge creations have gained him international fame and many avid admirers all over the world. We are sure that many of you would agree with us th…

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  • Edward Steichen & Art Deco fashion at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

    The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, dedicates a major exhibition to the work of pioneer photographer Edward Steichen, with more than 200 photographs from his archive, along with a wide selection of garments and accessories from the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition aims to capture, as the curators state, the sophistication of the modern woman and the elegance of high-end fashion from this golden age of fashion and photography. Edward Steichen was born in 1879 in Luxembourg and …

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  • Felipe Oliveira Baptista retrospective at MUDE, Lisbon

    Felipe Oliveira Baptista, the famous Portuguese designer, celebrates his ten years in fashion with a retrospective at the Fashion and Design Museum of Lisbon (MUDE) that runs through February 16, 2014. Baptista established his own label back in 2003, after winning the Grand Prix at the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography in 2002, and in 2005 he started showing haute-couture during Haute Couture Paris fashion week. During his career he has worked for a variety of h…

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  • Inez & Vinoodh at Gagosian Athens

    Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin take over Athens with their latest bespoke exhibition at the Gagosian gallery, after having conquered Paris and Los Angeles. Partners in life and work, Inez & Vinnoodh are the perfect example of how a love relationship can be transformed into a creative union and viceversa. For the last 25 year the famous Dutch duo has been a source of inspiration for many with their iconic photographs and their particular vision on beauty, standing somewher…

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  • Paolo Roversi exhibition at the Fotografiska museum, Stockholm

    Paolo Roversi is no ordinary fashion photographer. His portraits are closer to painting that to photography and his way of capturing feminine beauty is pure art. There is something dark in his works and at the same time romantic and otherworldly. His models are transformed into muses and often stand somewhere between the childish innocence and the adult sensuality. Even in his nude pictures, Roversi manages to to bring a totally new dimension to such a well explored theme, surprising …

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  • Club to Catwalk exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum

    Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s is the title of the ongoing exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum that offers an extensive look at the close relationship between the London club scene and the fashion explosion of the 80´s. It features more than 85 outfits, showcasing bold and exciting looks by the most experimental young designers of the decade, including Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Willie Brown, Rachel Auburn, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano. Celebr…

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