The exhibition features approximately 140 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear designs for Comme des Garçons, dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection.
EDUN continues its collaboration with South African photographer, Kristin-Lee Moolman, with a video and photo series shot in Roosevelt, Queens. Together with Moolman, EDUN maintains the theme of empowerment and youth in a surreal, almost elusive suburban space to showcase their heroines. The 70's atmosphere of this quiet neighborhood - its graphic houses and winding sidewalks - is used as a blank canvas where the EDUN Girls, driving a classic Pontiac Firebird, pop with their girl gang attitude and urban styling.
Editor-at-Large Annika Hatje visited following shows at Copenhagen´s Fashion Week AW 17: Cecilie Bahnsen, Tonsure, Baun und Pferdegarten, Freya Dalsjo, Ganni, Lala Berlin + Henrik Vibskov. See the impressions from the show.
When a generation is in search of a cultural identity, symbols are everything, where fashion reflects feminine contradictions and describe the different dimensions of today’s women. Cuts, bows and pleats become symbolic of stylistic communication. A coded message that takes an introspective journey through the fragments of Marianna Rosati’s dark romanticism for her DROMe, a´ la David Lynch, but with a fresh appeal and playful image. Between sartorial skill, technology, traditional roles and nuances of gender, the thread running through the collection is deconstruction. Starting from very lightweight leathers which become as fluid as silk, forming fine bows, asymmetries, crimping them in a patchwork of different rouches, creating unexpected movements.
As inspiration, it's based on the beginnings of the hiphop in the US on seventies, a time of rebellion and change. It tells the story about the dress of the aristocracy and the high street society. Queens, princes, dukes and baronesses of the districts who show off their best attire at court, which are represented by courts and parks in the city. Mixing the culture of hiphop and fashion is also one of his purposes and he does it through a story of a street gang, in which they adapt perfectly to the aesthetic, but transforming it into a high-end hip-hop, where Will mix luxurious elements, with other sportier ones.
LE MILE presents the latest collection of RAINS AW 16/17, filmed by Alban E. Smajli.
With the Thermal collection, RAINS introduces a series of transitional raincoats made to endure the colder seasons. By applying the latest innovations in rainwear fabrics, every jacket in the Thermal collection is breathable and insulated.
Herbert Nauderer’s drawings do not serve as sketches or as pre-studies to subsequent paintings, they rather work as final products, to a “direct transcription of the spirit” (Hegel). But Nauderer investigates his own emotional state by going beyond the classical visual language and through this he discovers a new, unknown, confusing and touching world of imagery.
WATCH: Irina Pavlova with her boys Sander Hoeksma, Luke Stockman + Jesper Vieveen in L´art pour L´art, art for art´s sake is an empty phrase. Filmed by Alban E. Smajli, styling is courtesy of fashion editor Ginevra Valente, hair by Yoshiki Kirino, make up by Horikoshi Tadatoshi.
A rather large island, Cuba is a living memory of a world where humans developed towns and villages in accordance with nature; in the pastel colors and in the ease of shapes in the architecture that reflect the wind’s travels as it carries the scent of the ocean. We found our presence to be humble, honest, sincere, and real. As the birds fly overhead and the ocean waves lap onto the shore, the steady hum of diesel fueled cars and distant music echo in harmony together under the ever present sun, which watches over this land. The ground feels more like the real earth, and the energy is steady yet moving, as the hummingbirds flutter nearby, carrying their hurried energy beyond blooming flowers and past carengines.
The Brain of the World: A look into the creative mind of Ghada Amer. A bright smile greets us, then welcomes us to the studio, quietly tucked away on the west side of northern Manhattan. Ghada Amer, an internationally known and recognized artist who has been featured in various museums around the world, lets us into her creative space to spend some time getting to know her, the soul behind the provoking and sometimes controversial artwork that she shares with the world.