Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Gucci Showtime - Spring/Summer 2019 campaign

Gucci presented their Spring/Summer 2019 campaign, shot by Glen Luchford, and inspired by the celebrities and the golden age of Hollywood.

Fashion film by Glen Luchford

Collectie Arnhem 2019

UNLOCK, BECOMING

There is a place where girls and boys, with each passing year, grow more serious and more dull. Among the grey confines of their grey, grey buildings and their grey, grey offices, they get increasingly engulfed in a sea of responsibilities, labels, expecta- tions, judgements and social restrictions. What once were mon- sters under their beds became monsters under their desks, mon- sters waiting with them at the bus stop, monsters behind them in the queue for the ATM, sulking and brooding all around them.

One day, a peculiar few decided to leave this fate behind to seek a better fortune. They packed their trunks with their most precious and their most curious belongings, onwards to a journey to discover an alternative way of living, an alternative way of be- ing. Hopeful and ambitious, they start to walk, to trudge, to plod far, far away from the greyness and the dullness. So far, so wide, they even wander all the way to the other end of time. Through many a marsh, through many a field, resting among the hay bales, the thicket and the shrubbery.

During their pilgrimage, they are followed by an omnipres- ent looming darkness, reminding them of their former life. On their long winding path, they encounter an otherworldly spirit releasing them from all fears and entering them into a foolish dream state, enabling them to discover their layered, ultimate true self. Elevated by a sense of absolute confidence, the foolish dream- er with a fetish for mother nature arose.

With the guidance of their new, mystical friend, they are taught to wield the armour of their choice, to master it and use it with care and conscientiousness. They brandish their new found shields towards the threatening cloud of gloom, causing it to scarper frantically and frenziedly, startled to be so suddenly chal- lenged. As it withdraws, the monsters of the mundane pull out their claws and instantly disappear.

In celebration of this victory, each individual has now the strength and the bravery to embrace their peculiarity and return to their prior existence. As they return to town, they jubilantly parade and march in front of the gazing grey townsfolk, who scratching their heads in astonishment, pondering over their own predicament.

Collectie Arnhem is a collective of 20 third year fashion design students from ArtEZ University of the Arts expressing their own view on fashion today. Collectie Arnhem 2019 was presented on the 30th January in Loods 6 in Amsterdam.

Photography by JW Kaldenbach

Sunday, 27 January 2019

KIDILL - Tokyo Punk Chic


KIDILL FW 2019 collection is a collaboration with the vocalist “Siouxsie Sioux” of legendary UK punk band, “Siouxsie Sioux&The Banshees”. Rare images photos of the “Siouxsie Sioux”, photographed by Seila Rock in 1975-78 are used throughout the collection.

http://www.kidill.jp

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Yiğit Can Alper

Prada A/W 19
Yiğit Can Alper is an artist based in Turkey. He studied faculity of fine arts at Mugla university and continues to study for his masters degree currently. He has been in various exhibitions in Turkey and oversees.

Yiğit Can Alper recently illustrated Pitti Uomo and Milan Menswear A/W 19 for Showstudio. http://instagram.com/ycalper

Flora Miranda - Deep Web

Flora Miranda presented her Spring/Summer 2019 collection “Deep Web” during Paris Haute Couture Week.

'Deep Web' collection is Flora’s visualization of her very own approach to the idea of ‘Machine Learning’ and is dedicated to explaining the process of teaching a machine what clothing is and how it is produced.

Flora Miranda 'Deep Web' Supercut from Flora Miranda on Vimeo.

Inspired by American transgender artist Amanda Lepore’s image, each design of the collection plays with feminine body shape. The dresses generically reproduce the most stereotypical, current image of 'femininity', playing upon the strict categorisation a computer implies, and the way computers deal with a fine variety of genders. With Lepore’s unique shape, Flora gives the computer a model to learn with, while teaching it how clothing works.
Flora Miranda has teamed up with the Internet artist Signe Pierce who will perform in front of an informative keynote presentation composed by the Swiss artist Simone C. Niquille.

Flora Miranda is an Austrian fashion designer, based in Antwerp/Belgium. Throughout her work she explores physical border experiences that take place in a virtual or actual reality.

http://floramiranda.com

Photography courtesy: Laetitia Bica

Friday, 25 January 2019

Smile Now, Cry Later - Maison the Faux

MAISON the FAUX and Robert Fox are presenting their take on Los Angeles, the city of the fake, for the second time. Heavily influenced by the presence of Hollywood and anything that involves constructed realities and emotions; Robert Fox and MAISON the FAUX have created a film questioning the authenticity of acting.

 
More information: https://www.maisonthefaux.com

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Polimoda Rendez-Vous


On Wednesday December 12th, the Polimoda Rendez-Vous series hosted a guest lecture by my on behalf of FASHIONCLASH.
Within the artistic context FASHION MAKES SENSE. My Rendez-Vous talk digged into how FASHIONCLASH stimulates fashion audiences to consider the state of the industry: “What is the importance and role of fashion in our society, and how can fashion contribute to our well-being and a better world?”
"Are you willing to make some kind of a difference? This isn't just a political idea, you can make a difference by creating something so beautiful that you allow people to detach from reality. And even if it's just one person you touch, then it's worth making" — Branko Popovic

More information: https://www.polimoda.com/rendez-vous-branko-popovic
Photography: Polimoda

Viktor and Rolf - Fashion Statements

Viktor and Rolf - Spring 2019 Couture
Viktor and Rolf turned memes into haute couture dresses during Paris Fashion Week.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Iris van Herpen - Shift Souls

Iris van Herpen presented her spring 2019 couture collection at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
"Shift Souls" is inspired by DNA engineering and early astronomy, Harmonia Macrocosmica (a 17th-century star atlas.
Made in collaboration with New York-based artist Kim Keever, the ensembles contained layers of translucent organza prints on them with kinetic patterns and scientific, artistic and futuristic references.

"I looked at the evolution of the human shape, its idealization through time and the hybridization of the female forms within mythology. The way imagination and the fluidity within identity change in Japanese mythology gave me the inspiration to explore the deeper meaning of identity and how immaterial and mutalble it can become within the current coalescence of our digital bodies” 


Saturday, 19 January 2019

James Blake - Assume Form

James Blake has released another stunning studio album, Assume Form.
As previously reported, the new record features a slew of guests: André 3000, Travis Scott, Metro Boomin, Moses Sumney, and Rosalía. Listen to it in full below. Assume Form is Blake’s fourth studio album. His last full-length, The Colour in Anything, was released in 2016.

Schepers Bosman AW 2019

Schepers Bosman presented their autumn/winter 2019-20 menswear collectioninspired by the wotk of the Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers

Schepers Bosman took the work of Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers (1827-1921) as the starting point for AW19. Besides the Rijksmuseum and the Amsterdam Central Station, his work also includes numerous churches. He made architecture, more than that he designed buildings. Emphasizing or concealing building elements by the use of colour, material and template prints, was translated by Schepers Bosman into a collection.
Seams and finishings have been made visible and treated as decoration. Pattern parts are emphasized by placing different materials and colours next to each other. After research at the Cuypershuis, the decoration templates archive was used as a source for handmade patchworks and vinyl prints. Minimal construction versus decoration. The collection consists of voluminous overcoats, silk finished trousers, oversized shirts, detailed sweaters, overalls and handstitched scarves. These items are made of silk, crepe wool, mohair, Japanese nylon, corduroy and heavy tricots.

The Royal Waiting Room The AW19 images are shot in the Royal Waiting Room at the Central Station of Amsterdam. The space designed by Cuypers was specially opened for this occasion, so that the collection is immediately placed in the image of the inspiration.

https://www.schepersbosman.com

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Palomo Spain - Wunderkammer


Palomo Spain campaign for the Spring/Summer 2019 “Wunderkammer” collection, photographed by Kito Muñoz.
More info: www.palomospain.com

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Currents #6 - Good Intentions

Alexey Shlyk
Currents #6: Good Intentions presents the work of 17 emerging artists who recently graduated from Belgian, Dutch and German academies.
This year’s theme Good Intentions, brings together personal stories and political statements dealing with identity, youth and cultural traditions. From twerking to vlogging children, from the French Revolution to drone warfare and from pickling chestnuts to selling your soul for ice cream.

Many of the selected artists moved to the Euregion from different parts of the world. Through their work they reflect on society and contemplate belonging in today’s established socio-political order. The artists treat subjects ranging from happiness to alienation; from controversial histories to the perversity of the internet. Their works question morality and focus on the tension that occurs between cultural appropriation, conformism and individualism.

Good Intentions combines photography, video, installation, performance, print and sculpture. Centering on the artists’ personal perspectives and experiences, the exhibition illustrates the complexity of self-definition in today’s world. The exhibition is curated by Marian Cousijn, Anne Ruygt and Bertan Selim.
Liesel Burisch

Participating artists: Elena Aya Bundurakis (KASK Antwerp), Pavel Balta (PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt), Jonas Brinker (Staedelschule Frankfurt), Liesel Burisch (Staedelschule Frankfurt), Sjoerd Houben (KASK Ghent), Nimrod Karmi (Staedelschule Frankfurt), Susanne Khalil Yusef (AKV|St. Joost Den Bosch), Yorgos Maraziotis (KASK Antwerp), Kim Nuijen (AKV|St. Joost MA Fotografie Den Bosch), Eric Patel (AKV|St. Joost MA Fotografie Den Bosch), Pati Petrykowska (LUCA School of Arts Brussels), Constance Proux (KASK Ghent), Anna Rubbens (LUCA School of Arts Ghent), Alexey Shlyk (KASK Antwerp), Bert Snaterse (MAFAD Maastricht), Nasrin Tork (KASK Ghent) and Joris Verleg (AKV|St. Joost Breda).

More info: https://www.marres.org

Kim Nuijen

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Joost/Elvis

“We can’t build our dreams on suspicious minds” 
2018 is leaving us for 2019.

Celebrate the coming of the new year in an intimate hour of music, meet and greet and drinks with the king of the 20th century: Elvis Presley.

Let Joost Howard’s Elvis lead you through the ups and (a lot of!) downs from the passing year, while soothing your existential Christmas melancholia with a drink and the distant arousing commercial sounds of Magisch Maastricht.
Exactly 50 years after his famous television come back special, Elvis strikes… again. Will the icon of the 20th century still sound meaningfull in 21th century? Can he reclaim his crown?
Elvis ’s final concert will be performed partly unplugged and partly high-end karaoke. A sort of Christmas feeling included.

Joost / Elvis is produced for and by Theatre on the Vrijthof in coöperation with Karmijnrood Podiumkunst

Language: understandable English
Drinks: drinks can be bought on stage before the show and can be consumed during and afterwards.

TICKETS & INFO: http://www.theateraanhetvrijthof.nl/voorstellingen/2018/12/joost-horward-joostelvis-oudejaarsshow4/

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

FASHIONCLASH - Christmas Designer Market

S T U D I O H E E Y BY H.Klein
photo Studio Say Cheese
On Saturday the 15th of December, FASHIONCLASH will host a Christmas Designer Market where you can buy clothing, jewelry and accessories from (local) designers at one of Maastricht’s newest hotspots, The Student Hotel!
Christmas Designer Market is organized in the context of the Forza Fashion House project.

Designers:
ebby port
Henkjenz
Jackalo Danielle Vroemen - Jewellery Design
S T U D I O H E E Y BY H.Klein
Olivia Bertus - Handmade Originals
Paragon by Mirte van Wijngaarden
Maryvonne Wellen Jewellery
SOOLZTER
Little Trophy
Hiske Hottinga
Jivika Biervliet
Duo Wonder by Sofie Hermans textile & surface design & Souvenirs at Katja Noelmans Marlou Verheijden
STRIKKS
Chakula Uponya

More information:
www.forzafashionhouse.nl
www.fashionclash.nl
 

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