Located at Melrose Place, this space is the showroom store for the fashion line created by the Olsen twins. Floor-to-ceiling glass partitions slide back to open the interiors to these courtyards, one of which contains a shallow pool and another a small tree.
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.
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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.
A name to watch out for…..
source : irenebrination
A model sashayed down the catwalk dressed in a two-tiered crystal chandelier during Italian brand Moschino’s Milan Fashion Week show last night. Source : Dezeen
French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has plucked his initials from a collection of alphabet-shaped chairs and used a distressed-looking fabric to upholster them.
Typographia seating range is by French brand Tabisso.
The special editions are called Nature et Découverte, and have faux-suede covers patterned to looking rust. Source : Dezeen
Israeli designer Neta Soreq 3D printed the springy platforms and heels of these shoes to give the wearer a “new walking experience”. Source : dezeen
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.
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Fashion images from Erik Madigan Heck. These shots are of Junya Watanabe’s Fall 2015 collection.
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
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.
source : Obituary FT
Delightful Clip by Prada –
Opening of Wanderland, the Hermès exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London that travels to Paris and Turin later this year.
Wanderland, with its title reminiscent of that other almost untranslatable German term, ‘wanderlust’, is a feat of trompe l’oeil spread over 11 rooms. Conceived by curator Bruno Gaudichon and set designer Hubert Le Gall, the exhibition combines pieces from the Hermès archives with odd items from Emile Hermès’ personal collection, most of which relate to horses or walking.
Hermès Wanderland, Saatchi Gallery’s latest exhibition, realistically recreates the hunting ground of the nineteenth-century flâneur, complete with covered arcades and shopfronts