There so many fashion labels out there. Some of them are connected to the art industry and start collaborations with photographers or artist to promote their clothes, some others use new store concepts and some labels chose the possibilities of the new media to get their pieces on the market. The young independent Label Cotton Love from UK chooses a special approach to realize their view on fashion: The awesome first collection is currently only available via Kickstarter. There you can order the new pieces and support the label.
Montag, 2. Dezember 2013
Are you still searching special christmas gifts? Here is secret advise: It is a new online shop out there. The German shop Stilnest is focussed on limited jewelry editions from different designers from all over the world. In the shop you will find special necklaces from Mendel Heit, Germany, odd earrings from Dyvsign, Netherlands or minimalistic rings Colin Bernard Butgereit from the USA. All pieces are unified through a clean and simple style and a very special common production process: 3D printing.
Montag, 25. November 2013
Every person has to deal with a lot of impressions in the everyday life. The most of them are not spectacular, but mundane and dull, like street views, houses, plants, vehicles and other people. The work of the spanish artist Luis Vassallo is an investigation in these mundane and often boring scenarios we see in our daily life. He uses photos of mundane scenarios and brush them with acrylic colors. The result are impressive combinations of familiar images and abstract forms. Luis changes the familiar to something strange and mystic.
Mittwoch, 13. November 2013
There are some trends coming up for the next summer: One of them will be defined by
the austrian duo Mark & Julia (read an Interview here). Julia Rupertsberger and Mark S. Baigent's vision of the upcoming summer is dominated by soft non colors like different shades of grey, off white and light nude tones. Their new Spring/Summer 2014 collection PERTUNGBA was inspired by a fictional a pilgrimage through the Himalaya. The title of the collection was chosen after the Sherpa word for “Nacked“ which is the feeling which the designers are trying to translated with their clothes.
Mittwoch, 6. November 2013
Maybe some of you remember Pola Thomson, the brilliant Chilean born, New York based designer, I wrote about a few months ago? In her work Pola connects the new and the traditional, creates her own, very unique, style and take reference to different phenomenas of nature. Her current AW 13 collection is inspired by the sensation of experimenting vast and monumental landscapes, but translate this in a very abstract and beautiful way.
Montag, 4. November 2013
There are many ways to create a photographic view on the world. Some photographers focus on the representation of reality, documenting everyday stories or people, other present an artificially view on the world: A great example for this is dutch photographer Fleur van Dodewaard.
Sonntag, 20. Oktober 2013
There are some facts about jewelry the most people forget about during the time of wearing. Every piece of jewelry is foremost an object and our relationship to objects is a difficult one. Our choose and placement of the objects in our lifes tell a whole story, about us and our view on the world. A jewelry designer who use this special relationship to objects for her work is London based designer Marina Stanimirovic. Grown up and educated in the art of high jewellery making in France, Marina decided to move to London to complete her studies in jewelry and object making at the Royal College of Art in London. Marina sees and celebrates a direct connection between jewelry, object and sculpture and believe that a piece of jewelry should be nothing else as a beautiful sculpture which fits also in a gallery or at a wall in a museum. In her eyes every piece she produce is an intimate sculpture made for a special body.
Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2013
If you write a fashion and design blog you will learn that beautiful superficiality and copied content dominate your daily business. Universal informations like press texts are repeated from blog to blog and worn-out during this process. It's not different on this blog. During the beginning of the year I was thinking about making a magazine out of the content from this blog, but then I ask myself "Why?"
It makes no sense to produce another magazine dealing with beautiful images and short useless texts.
Instead I decide to reflect about what I have done during the last year and start creating an archive of my blog. As well as the bloggers who use every time the same press texts, I start repeating the information from the blog over and over again. The resulting book is a review and and an archive after one year of blogging. It contains 170 posts and 20 interviews with designers from different disciplines, who gave answers on the question »What is good design?«
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