Archive for February, 2015

Women Power exhibition: where feminism is a source of inspiration

Several months ago, the Times Magazines hook the word ‘feminism’ by integrating it in its ‘Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015’ list. In response, the term has flourished in art. But beyond expected feminist activists like Femen, thinking about females becomes a subject of inspiration in itself. Museums have taken this on board and scheduled a smattering of ad hoc exhibitions.

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Specimen Edition: everyday design

Specimen Edition is a young house that showcases contemporary furniture. Founded in 2013, they presented a collection at the Design Now! salon at Villepinte. Their concept is to supply affordable furniture made in eco-friendly ways in France or other EU countries.

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Première Vision: inspiring talents

Yet again, Première Vision heightens our sense of touch. Profusion of new soft materials and reliefs that relentlessly investigate incomparable variety, but beyond manufacturers, Première Vision is also a showcase for new talent. Ready to be discovered in the exhibition space for the Common Creativity Sharing program, here are two creations that we loved, devised by students.

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Guy Bourdin: image-maker

In London, Somerset House presents the work of fashion photographer Guy Bourdin. Almost everything has already been said about this wonderful exhibition and the artistic quality of the works. The most famous images have been seen before even if you’re not interested in fashion. However, like the Mona Lisa, you have to see them with your own eyes to soak up the imperishable aura that emanates.

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The Asian Influence in Fashion

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The 166th edition of Japan Expo Festival was a reflection of pop culture in a more authentic setting during the first weekend of July in Paris.

The streets were full of manga. Both girls and boys living in manga. These animated characters become icons and thus references. Slipping into the skin of a heroine develops a culture that is shared on blogs and social networks. Hyper-connected, the passion of manga is also in the fans of fashion and colours to invent a character…).

Manga Codes: The school uniform: round glasses, beret, pleated mini skirt, white shirt, Peter Pan collar, derbies

The more rock version: Jewellery, fashion accessories, sneakers for a look of the day

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Meet Missmia, a young Chinese woman living in Paris. Fashion crazy, geek style revisited and decodes very pointed fashion. An easy look: a printed oversized T-shirt and long skirt in black mesh. Her round glasses. Her rings and jewels from Chromartz.

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Celebration of Irish craft and design at M & O

Maison& Objet present a selection of 22 objects from Irish designers and crafts men for the first time at NOW! In a large and clear space they have organized a sober and aerated installation (selection and scenography by Steven McNamara) for an overview of Irish heritage and contemporary luxury. Out of the large sample representing skill and quality of know-how we’ve chosen 5 outstanding pieces.

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