Archive for February, 2014

Cuff, connected jewellery

Wearable technology is invading the world of jewellery. Despite some fashionistas having previously had cold feet about wearing certain innovations around their necks or on their collars, it’s now possible to show off these fashionable accessories while remaining connected to the digital world.

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Avoc Chapter I Domestic Madness

Avoc, standing for Architecture Vestimentaire et Ornement Corporel (Architecture, Clothing and Body Ornaments), is a brand founded in Paris in 2013 by Laura Do and Bastien Laurent. The duo aims to create “tangible lines between garments, scenography and decorative arts”.

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Silence in a chip

Are you troubled by noise? Are your hearing aids failing? Do you suffer from endemic tinnitus? Noise pollution is in fact known to be the 4th contributing factor of depression (after the death of a loved one, losing a job and divorce).

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BEAUTIFUL RIBBONS AT MERCI!

From February 12th to March 7th, the Merci shop in Paris is presenting Rubans (Ribbons), an exhibition highlighting French knowhow from across more than 6,000 categories, catalogues, sample boards, color charts and archives from 1840 to 1950, from manufacturers in Saint Étienne.

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Wearable technology for our heads!

Do you remember in spring 2012, we pointed out two current innovations to you? They are now being sold to the general public, “wearable” technologies are indeed present!

The first, voted for by numerous trend offices for its futuristic vision, is the invisible cycle helmet by Hövding. We remember this polished picture of a model in a black dress wearing an ergonomic air bag around her head as the ultimate fashion accessory.

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Zeng Fanzhi at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris

Zeng Fanzhi was born in 1964 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in his home town and is inspired by Chinese and Western influences on contemporary art. Since moving to Beijing in 1993 where he lives and works, the City of Paris’ Museum of Modern Art are providing the first ever French retrospective of him.

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Balzac Paris celebrates Valentine’s Day

Balzac Paris is a small Parisian brand founded by three friends, two men who manage the finances and a woman in charge of design. So far nothing particularly unconventional: men managing the accounts and women focusing on creation. However, Victorien, Charles and Chrysoline love literature, beautiful hems and intelligent garments that hang perfectly, and this is why their brand aims to display a Made in France style in line with our national patrimony: literature.

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