With two days to go until the big day, yet still none the wiser what to get for your Great Auntie Liz and five cousins (twice removed), the lead up to Christmas can often prove quite stressful. However, with a mission to make our last minute dash around the shops a little more jolly, ’tis the season after all, visual merchandisers are our saving graces. This year, they have decided to inject comic relief and narrative into Christmas Windows all over Paris, making them joyous for kids and adults alike.
Archive for 2015
Pants that are too short, exposed socks, bow tie, square glasses and ultra-visible braces: we all remember the unlikely look of Steve Urkel, reluctant hero of the cult series “Family Matters”
Miuccia Prada, our fashion “Godmother,” introduced Fall/Winter 2015 with the perfect 70’s “Ugly beautiful” theme inspired by Wes Anderson’s movies. Let’s face it, this look is sure to become a trend.
Showing at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen until December 2015, a special exhibition entitled Web of the Spiderwoman – Rugs from the Navajo Nation is bringing to Scandinavia an authentic taste of Native American culture. The exhibition explores the craftsmanship of the Navajo people from the desert of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, who have lived from sheep breeding, weaving and trading blankets for centuries, all while constantly adapting to the American society surrounding them.
On across the United States, we are witnessing the rebirth of art cabinetmakers. Harking back to the origins of America, these new goldsmiths have turned to wood to express their essence. From Brooklyn, Ariele Alasko recycles abandoned wooden slats; while on the West Coast, Aleph Geddis revisits woodworking.
Today, when anti-conformism is almost orthodox, creating odd socks seems a good idea. That’s the gamble that the Italian brand Oybo Untuned Socks has taken, the first business to have invested in the niche market. Whilst original, elegant, and stylish, these matching, but never identical socks, represent the desire of the wearers to not take themselves too seriously. Rockers, bankers, men, women, and even children: the socks are available in all sizes, for all fancy-free feet. C.L.
Imaginably, fashion and creativity are one of the last things that spring to mind when we think of the Soviet era. Perhaps therefore you would be surprised to know that this period continues to inspire the work of many young designers, and particularly those from Russia. This is certainly the case for the Georgian designer Ria Keburia, whose AW15 collection featured on our blog just last month. Now, we wish to share with you her acidic NEONaNEON SS16 collection that she presented at the end of October in Moscow.
Born in Rodez on the 24th December, Pierre Soulages is a French painter and engraver who has been associated with abstract art since the end of the 1940s.