Archive for July, 2013

MAGICAL AND BEAUTIFUL : PENONE AT VERSAILLES

Giuseppe PENONE, a leading figure of the Arte Povera movement, is the sixtieth artist invited to host at the Palace of Versailles. For the Italian artist to be presented in these majestic gardens is as much a challenge as it is a tribute: while some of his predecessors responded to the gilding with exuberance, Penone instead prefers to remain attached to purity and nature in his anti-bling works par excellence.

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Experiments in 3D by Catherine Wales

Catherine Wales initially began her career cutting designs in masculine fashion. After having worked on the renowned ‘slim’ silhouette at Yves Saint Laurent with Hedi Slimane (Autumn/Winter 2000), she then joined Jean-Charles de Castelbajac before later collaborating with Gap.

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The Who’s Next catwalk riding the Mexican wave

The Who’s Next trade show took place in Paris from 6th-9th July under the theme, Mexico. A major event in the fashion world calendar, the salon sets the timeless benchmarks of the generation for the coming year, as with the trends they propose in their catwalk show. Paying homage to the artist Frida Kahlo, exhibitors and visitors alike were transported to the heart of Mexicana in a collision of Latino culture; from the Chicanos of West Side Story to the senoritas in Santa Fe, distorted under a steampunk twist with skulls and vanities.

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Leggings become the Law

La Loi is the brand created by Kate Law (hence the name of the company) with a collection of leggings for children. The designer has a strong background in editorial design having previously been the Art Director for i-D magazine, and has since worked with Vogue and Elle UK.

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