art & fashion

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...

human head helmet

Dubai-based digital designer Jyo John Mullor has realized a series of helmet that look like shaved human heads. This project is an outcome of artist’s extreme dislike to wearing a thick, clunky piece of metal that’s simply not as comfortable as wearing a bandanna, cap or nothing at all. Although the reason behind the design was totally personal, it later turned into a design...

Gucci Spring-Summer 2016 MAN – WOMAN

Under the newly elected creative director Alessandro Michele, the Gucci Sprig Summer collection 2016 included silk blouses, lace shirts and monogrammed trench coats and that was just the guys! A selection of designs also appeared to look to Gucci’s history of monogram and G motifs, with floral embroidery applied to an assortment of trench coats and bags, while flared trousers and belted suede jackets paid homage...

Through the Looking Glass .. Met Gala

While Karl Lagerfeld was showing his Resort 2016 collection to Chanel Seoulites, in New York, many princesses were trying to get crowned empresses at Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala… The theme of China: Through the Looking Glass provided guests with the option to channel the structure of traditional Chinese garments. Many of them managed to address the subject of chinoiserie without overdoing the...