Calling an exhibition King Dong Comes is bound to get you some attention, so expect a crowd at the new Haas Brothers exhibition at the R & Company Gallery in New York. In fact, the name refers to the mighty beast that is the centrepiece of the show. Housed in a special room at the rear of the space with a whole menagerie of other fantastical creatures in an anteroom, the 9-foot-tall King Dong represents the goal of a quasi-religious pilgrimage that the artists want the public to participate in. Expect an immersive and other-worldly experience. And a lot of fake fur…
It’s not every day that the worlds of art and fashion meet — despite being closely related, the art world tends to snob away from the glitzier fashion folks. Indeed, art can seem somewhat exclusive or elitist for even the most trained fashion eye — as recent op eds will testify – but nonetheless, we’re of the opinion that art is for everyone, with the right mediation.
It’s a great day for sustainability – and for Eva Kruse, the charismatic CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Summit. Last week, Kruse entered the prestigious BoF 500, the ultimate list of the world’s most important actors in the fashion industry, in recognition for her extensive work and high ambition for the Nordic fashion community and for the longevity of fashion’s sustainability debate.
When LA furniture designer Stephen Kenn was approached by Swiss lifestyle brand Victorinox, it was a match too good to turn down. For the past couple of years, Kenn (who has a history in denim design) has been providing America’s west coast and several celebrities with neo-modernist furniture of the utmost quality, reducing the design gesture to the bare minimum. As a part of Victorinox’ Makers Series, Kenn has produced three exclusive design objects that echo the multifunctional ethos of the original Swiss knife: a char that converts into a robust ladder, a cabriolet desk top that can be adjusted to coffee table, and a storage unit with three adjustable parts. How did it all come to be? We sat down with Kenn upon his launch.
Comme des Garçon’s SS17 show in Paris will be remembered for a lot of things: it marked Rei Kawakubo’s return to form and volume, had great ice-like hair pieces, and included a retrospective visit to some of Kawakubo’s most iconic methodologies. But beneath (or rather, below) voluminous couture garments, Kawabuko, who has single-handedly established a fashion business empire overseeing over a dozen fashion lines, also gave us a glimpse of the hyped forthcoming collaboration with American sports giant Nike.
The best art histories are the unwritten ones — and are often found in the social fabric that make possible the creation of great culture and art.
Since the turn of the millenium, Spanish player Rafael Nadal has been robbing hearts in the international tennis circuit, winning 14 Grand Slam singles to date, accompanied by an equally impressive, ever-present smile.
The biggest challenge for sustainable fashion is to outlive its momentum. Fashion and its cultures are notoriously fast-paced, cyclical, and forgetful, announcing trends as obsolete the moment a new one takes its place. This, of course, is precisely why fashion has developed into the deeply ecologically unsustainable practice that it’s become.