art & fashion

KAWS’ KAWS’ KAWS’

KAWS has opened his first-ever UK show this week at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park where the Brooklyn-based artist unveiled a series of new paintings and sculptures. The exhibition, in the expansive Longside Gallery and open air, features over 20 works: commanding sculptures in bronze, fibreglass, aluminium and wood alongside large, bright canvases immaculately rendered in...

$6.8 billion..Dolce & Gabbana tapped in

Last week, Dolce & Gabbana made bold but strategic move in years when the Italian fashion house launched its first collection on abayas and hijabs. High-end fashion is booming in the Middle East, women from wealthy oil states have long expressed their flair for fashion with pricey handbags and shoes, visible when worn with an abaya and hijab.

Many of these women are already consumers of...

Givenchy Spring 2016 New York… revisited

Riccardo Tisci moved his Givenchy show from Paris to New York for the very first time. At dusk on Pier 26 on September 11, he staged an elaborate presentation of 88 looks featuring everything from menswear to haute couture inspired by his past decade at the house. The set, designed in collaboration with Marina Abramovic, was made of all recycled materials and intended to evoke...

blowing up plaid…revisited

With influence from 1920's menswear, London based Alex Huang's Spring Summer 2014 collection brings together button-ups and over-sized coats in a mash-up of classic patterns.

Argyle hounds-tooth plaid Prince of Wales check, the London-based designer celebrates the patterns of old from a modern perspective with each look in this latest line. Classic...

beard-décor

Two best friends from Portland, Oregon have been best mates since grade 4. With the belief the world needs more love & laughter the duo decided to orchestrate joyous chaos in their beards? “We were sitting on the couch one day, we already had the beards and we literally got up and said we should go, take a picture, and make an instagram account!” Brian...

FENDI Shearling Mania

Think of shearling (suede surface on one side and a clipped fur surface on the other) and you’ll think of aviator jackets in brown and frothy cream. It’s the basics, the staple of the winter wardrobe that’s been done by every fashion house and copied by every high street store each year for countless years. Fendi are mixing things up in their new...

Moschino gets Fresh with Linda Evangelista

The second fragrance by Moschino under the creative director Jeremy Scott has just been released under the name Moschino Fresh Couture, inspired by the Spring-Summer 2016 collection. The concept for this fragrance was to juxtapose the most mundane and commonplace of all products, the household cleaner, with something so precious - the juice of a luxury brand’s fragrance. Taking the iconography of a bottle that has...

Milan Fashion Week Menswear Spring-Summer 2016

Milan Fashion Week Menswear Spring-Summer 2016 has come to an end and it was interesting to see a big trend, was gender blurred designs that could easily find their way into women’s closets which makes me ponder the real-world wear-ability and sale-ability factor.
Asian inspired prints and styles, heavy military influences, a nod to 1980’s fashion were also in hot pursuit.  Men will definitely be...

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei

A major international exhibition featuring two of the most significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries – Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei – will open at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, in December 2015, and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, in June 2016. Surveying the scope of both artists’ careers, the exhibition at the NGV...

Masterpieces from the Hermitage

Masterpieces from the Hermitage has just opened in Melbourne set against vibrant colour blocking and patterned interiors at the NGV. The Legacy of Catherine the Great showcases one of the world’s greatest art collections. Featuring works by artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez and Van Dyck, the exhibition offers more than 400 outstanding works including one of the finest groups of Dutch and Flemish art to...