art & fashion

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...

Citizens of Earth – installation

American architect Marc Thorpe has developed a conceptual project / installation which would be placed near Marfa USA and the border of Mexico that resembles a large spaceship landing on earth. "The installation for the desert of Marfa would be a polished steel disc that appears to hover in the desert, gently reflecting the surrounding border of the United...

Unintended Beauty – Alastair Philip Wiper

Unintended Beauty offers a rare insight into places of work, knowledge and power that are normally kept behind closed doors. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper’s book is a photographic exploration of industrial iconography and scientific symbolism found in technical facilities in around the world. The book reveals the accidental aesthetics, sublime complexities and rich details of our machines - machines that smash atoms together, build...

cyber-industrial camel toe

Parisian fashion house Maison Margiela has collaborated with sportswear brand Reebok to launch a collection of high-heeled, split-toe (like a camel toe) trainers for the era of the "cyber-industrial revolution". (Ok) The shoe collection was launched during Maison Margiela's Spring-Summer 2020 Artisanal Co-ed show in Paris, each design is a cross between Reebok's dynamic Instapump Fury trainer from 1994...

Crowded Fields – revisited

Boston-based photographer Pelle Cass attempts to show us what time would look like if everything happens at once by creating composite photographs that elaborately distil a time span of several hours in a single action packed image. Having honed his skills as a “still time-lapse photographer” in his Selected People series, where he captured the streets, plazas and parks of...