The very first Christian Dior home collection launched this week at the house’s new and grand four-story shop in London. Peter Marino designed the Home space in the new Dior shop to resemble a conservatory, with greenery along the white trellis and a diamond-shaped skylight that runs the entire length of the entrance.
For the launch, the brand tapped 11 designers to create a range of pieces that includes handblown glass carafes, ceramic plates, decks of Dior-printed playing cards, notebooks, crystal glassware, and hand-embroidered linens. The designers include India Mahdavi; Lucie de la Falaise; Michaël Cailloux; and the store’s designer, Peter Marino. For each season, there will be a rotating group of artists and designers creating unique pieces under this new in-house label.
The aesthetic of each Dior Home item pays homage to the founder himself—his love of flowers, his progressive and feminine dress silhouettes, and his unmistakable, signature gray and pastel pink. source : Vogue
They’re known as Kabangu, and they’re a group of hip hop grandpas who’ve been around since the 1980s — or so it appears.
This ultimate band of “true hip hop heads” allegedly double as security guards by night in Kariobangi – one of Nairobi’s informal settlements.
By day, the four men are said to educate and mentor up and coming talents within the hip hop scene. A Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia and stylist Kevin Abraham have created an imaginary supergroup of octogenarians. Known as Kabangu, the fictional band has proven so popular many believe they actually exist ! source : cnn
Paris-based Barbarito Bancel Architects was commissioned to add a façade to a Dior boutique located in Miami, whose interiors were designed by Peter Marino. The principal stake of the project was to create a skin for the building that would reflect Dior’s image and identity, finding values where haute couture and architecture could meet and blend.
MVRDV has used a pioneering glass technology to replace the brick facade of a former townhouse in Amsterdam with a transparent replica, more suited to the building’s new use as a Chanel boutique.
Described by the Rotterdam studio as the first of its kind, the innovative facade of Crystal Houses Amsterdam uses glass bricks, windows frames and architraves to recreate the city’s traditional architectural style. source : dezeen
Just discovered this ultra original brand ANREALAGE from Japan.
Anrealage’s designer Kunihiko Morinaga has been carrying out for a while experiments along the shadow/light themes employing ultraviolet reactive fabrics.
Showcased last year at the beginning of Paris Fashion Week, Anrealage’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection featured a series of models with bulbous charcoal helmet-like headdresses and with faces and hands covered in a matte black paint.
When light shone on the clothes, the garments would morph, revealing a white circular spot.
Featuring striking couture images of renowned photographer Cathleen Naundorf’s work with Polaroid photography, Haute Couture represents a series of images produced over six years of the artist working with some of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers.
Hair stylist and colorist Shelley Gregory, of Atelier by Square Salon in Las Vegas, introduces a sweeter style, featuring delicate colors that are inspired by the famous Ladurée macarons from Paris. She also calls it the ‘candy unicorn hair’.
Mademoiselle Privé, a journey through the origins of CHANEL’s creations capturing the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
This autumn, Karl Lagerfeld and CHANEL will present an enchanted journey through the House’s creativity. The “Mademoiselle Privé” exhibition will highlight the Haute Couture, the re-editions of the High Jewellery “Bijoux de Diamants” collection created in 1932 and CHANEL N°5. source : saatchi gallery
DIOR’s divine man-made mountain sets the tone of Paris Fashion Week
A man-made mountain blanketed in royal blue and purple flowers set within the Cour Carrée of the Louvre by the extremely talented Alexandre Betak of Bureau Betak.
Gucci introduced the unisex “Princetown” loafers in February, and they say it’s their most popular shoe in years.
Vogue.com said they were “head over heels” for the shoe.
This is the most buzzed-about shoe of the fall…..
MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 25: A model walks the runway at the Gucci show during the Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 on February 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pietro D’Aprano/Getty Images)
This exhibition looks at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.
Here below : This unique design brings together traditional craft with new technology!
Elio Fiorucci, designer and retailer, 1935-2015
A star has faded. Fusing the transgressive style of Swinging London with his own take on Pop Art, Elio Fiorucci created a global clothing empire. He was inspired by street fashion, art, food, design.
He opened his first store in 1967 in Milan at the centre of the city’s San Babila district.
Dutch fashion designers Viktor & Rolf transformed broken picture frames filled with fabric into haute-couture gowns during their latest catwalk show, by taking them off a wall and draping them over models. via dezeen
Wes Anderson, famed director known for his whimsical filmmaking, was commissioned to design an Italian cafe and the result is the most Wes Anderson-y looking spot ever. It’s called Bar Luce and part of the Fondazione Prada complex. source : airows