art & fashion

Paradise on Earth – Sydney

Paradise on Earth, a new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney, is a celebration of the career and legacy of visionary architect, Marion Mahony Griffin, that will enchant visitors of all ages. Paradise on Earth Opened on November the 8th, 2020 and reimagines the extraordinary work of Marion Mahony Griffin and her deep connection to the natural environment which she saw as a place full of...

MAD Paris – Acquires two landmark pieces

The renowned Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD, Paris) has acquired two landmark pieces by South African designer Thabisa Mjo of Mash T. Design Studio for its permanent collection. Mjo is the first local designer to have work included in this prominent international museum. The notable Parisian institute was founded in 1905 and its permanent collection is dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of the decorative arts....

Boreal Halo – France

As part of the ON festival, in France, artist Vincent Leroy has installed his Boreal Halo within a 17th-century church in Arles. The massive inflatable ring, shown in several locations from industrial to heritage buildings all over the world, now take the center stage in this majestic room, generating an interesting merge of two universes and two very...

Fashion Icon Kenzo Takada dies of Covid-19

Japanese-French fashion designer Kenzo Takada, founder of Kenzo, sadly died yesterday of Covid-19 aged 81. He founded Kenzo, a worldwide fashion house, skincare and perfume brand. Known for his bright graphics, jungle inspired prints and eclectic use of colour, he was the first Japanese designer to gain prominence on the Paris fashion scene. He settled in France in the 1960s and spent the rest of his...

Many levels of perception – installation

An installation by French based architect, Aurelien Chen has recreated an ethereal and abstract version of a traditional Chinese landscape. Above all else, this installation is a landmark placed by the roadside to draw the attention to the entrance of the Dragon Mountain Natural site “Zhulong Shan”, a typical example of traditional Chinese landscape composed by mountains, forest, clouds and...

Burberry and Louis Vuitton – Mask Off

French fashion house Louis Vuitton and British fashion brand Burberry have designed COVID safe masks and shields. Burberry’s offering is made from fabric treated with "antimicrobial technology". The cotton face masks are available in blue or beige versions of Burberry's vintage plaid pattern. Designed to cover the mouth and nose, in compliance with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations, the gently curved mask rises up...

MELBOURNE DESIGN WEEK: 2021 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Melbourne Design Week, Australia's premier event showcasing local and international design, returns in 2021 and expressions of interest are now open to participate in the Victoria-wide 11-day program of talks, tours, workshops, launches and exhibitions. In 2021, Melbourne Design Week explores the theme ‘Design the world you want’. Participants will consider how the design community can work together to...

Wearable inflatable lilo

Spanish artist SiiGii grew up on the beach in Spain, but at age 11 she developed an allergy to the sun. Suddenly she had to start protecting herself from nature which was in conflict with something considered so beautiful, nourishing and relaxing. Ever since she has been developing systems of protection that could bring her joy at the...

National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2020 winners

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) has announced the winners for this year’s inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA). The Inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards proudly announced the 2020 winners on Wednesday, 5 August 2020. Broadcasted live via NITV’s social media and hosted by The Point anchor, Rachael Hocking, the NIFA showcased collections and designs from Australia’s leading and emerging designers and artists. A unique...

ADIDAS – Charitable Coronavirus Response

Adidas introduces the Face Cover, which is a reusable face mask made from a breathable recycled material for people to wear as coronavirus lock down ease. Adidas said in a statement,“Whilst not medically graded, it’s designed to help prevent the spread of transmissible viruses and germs, to help protect those around you.” The Adidas Face Cover is available to purchase in Europe, North America and China, with...