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Alexander Wang's New York Fashion Week presentation, a departure from past collections, was a huge success. Well received by fashionistas and the press, the collection was a fusion of geometric shapes, print and texture, creating an ease of minimalist and wearability.
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Lexus Collaborates with MADE Fashion Week, Coco Rocha and Giles Deacon to Create Live Holographic Fashion Experience During New York Fashion Week
NEW YORK (Sept. 6, 2013)—To celebrate the launch of its all-new 2014 IS performance sedan, Lexus created and hosted a MADE Fashion Week event last night debuting a first-ever live holographic performance art experience. The event, “Lexus Design Disrupted,” featured supermodel Coco Rocha and a bold retrospective from the archives of designer Giles Deacon in a creative concept inspired by the IS and the brand’s commitment to design and technology. Joe Zee, ELLE creative director and host of Sundance Channel’s special series “Revealing,” served as master of ceremonies.
By combining 3D holographic projection technology, 3D mapping and a choreographed narrative, Lexus, in conjunction with award-winning multimedia studio LEGS, created a visually stunning show designed to defy convention with the seamless integration of technology, fashion and performance art. The cutting-edge spectacle turned the stage into an illusionary world where 3D holograms interacted with their real-life counterparts to tell a metaphorical story of disruption as an inevitable phenomenon in nature. It echoed the emotion and independent spirit of the recently launched commercial campaign for the IS that challenges consumers to stand out from the crowd.
The story unfolded in three acts, tracking the beautiful heroine (Rocha) as she battled opposing forces on a path to independence from darkness to light. Through choreographed movement and creative expression, she breaks free from the dark, unleashing a surge of vibrant color as she ultimately finds her own liberation. Filmmaker and artist Andrew Thomas Huang of LEGS served as creative director for the show, which included the performance of choreography by Ryan Heffington and original compositions by rock band HEALTH.
“Lexus Design Disrupted reaffirms our focus on design and technology and the willingness to push boundaries,” said Brian Bolain, Lexus corporate marketing communications manager. “All of the creative people involved in this event, including Joe, Coco and Giles, ‘blend out’ and take everyday risks—something we at Lexus strive to do and celebrate.”
The IS incorporates Lexus’ new design language that seeks to attract drivers in a new way. Lexus Design Disrupted was an opportunity for guests to engage with Lexus through design, art, fashion, culture, music and technology.
Attendees included Sarah Jessica Parker, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Chrissy Tiegan and fiance John Legend.
Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. In every vehicle, Lexus incorporates innovative technologies, high-quality designs and luxury materials. With numerous models featuring Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader and is dedicated to developing vehicles that are kinder to the Earth. Lexus’ current vehicles incorporate outstanding driving dynamic characteristics and feature a new design language that includes a spindle grille and distinctive lights, creating a signature look and feel for the luxury brand. In the United States, Lexus models are sold through 233 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.
About MADE Fashion Week:
MADE Fashion Week started in 2009 to counter the impact of economic recession on designers who could no longer afford the cost of runway shows during New York Fashion Week. Now in its ninth season, MADE is a global, year-round media company that harnesses the energy of creative communities around the world. MADE events include over 40 fashion shows and presentations, events, and concerts anchored by Fashion Weeks in New York and Paris, plus an unrivaled digital presence at MilkMade.com.
MADE is at the forefront of a movement that's making fashion more accessible. MADE encourages creativity, fosters growth, challenges convention and connects visionary brands to the creative vanguard of Fashion, Music, Art, and Culture.
About Milk Studios:
Milk stands at the crossroads of the fashion, music, photography, and film worlds. A media company based out of New York and Los Angeles - Milk spans contemporary culture and is a hub for nurturing creativity and supporting partnerships with some of the industry’s most visionary talent and innovative brands.
On Wednesday night, Daniel Arsham and Pharrell Williams were joined by guests such as Brian Donnelly – AKA KAWS, Julia Chiang, Laure Debreuil, Terry Richardson, Andre Balazs, Richard Chai, Jeffrey Deitch, Q-Tip, Prince Philippos of Greece, Hanneli Ruppert, Felix Burrichter, Jennifer Missoni, Miraslova Duma, Luenell, Claire Mossier, Genevieve Jones, Helen Toomer, Emily Weiss, Sarah Lerfel, Alphan Eseli, Nicola Vassell, Gianni Jetzer, Peggy Leboeuf, Brett Littman, Jessica White, Tristan Wilds, Gabi Asfour, Pippa Cohen, Cheryl Dunn, Jamie Baratta, Phillip Bloch, Lisalla Montenegro, James Goldstein, Noemi Fer, Mia Moretti, Nicole Nadeau, Demet Muftuoglu, Ryder Ripps, Ryan McGinness, Michael Avedon, Rashaad Newsome, and Jose Parla among others from the worlds of art, fashion and music to celebrate the unveiling of their first sculptural collaboration. For the collaboration Arsham created replications of Pharrell’s keyboard and drum machine, instruments important to the prolific musical artist and producer at the genesis of his career in the late 1980’s. The party at The Standard, East Village included a tactile experience where guests could handle the objects—made from an array of geologic materials as to invoke a sense of the present as future—and enjoy the Indian summer eve at the end of New York Fashion Week 2013. Drinks for the party were graciously provided by Corzo Tequila, who hosted a dinner to celebrate the collaboration after the event.
Event Photos: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com
Custo Barcelona presents a sophisticated tribal-inspired collection in its 32nd runway show at New York Fashion Week
New York, Sunday, September 8, 2013
Custo Barcelona presented yesterday its new Spring-Summer 14 collection, Chic Contemporary Color, a soft, feminine collection featuring delicate innerwear that is revealed to the outside through a play in subtle transparencies. This show was the designer’s 32nd appearance at New York Fashion Week.
With just a few men’s looks, this time around Custo Barcelona focused on an almost wholly feminine collection featuring soft, comfortable lines but marked waistlines. Déshabillé dresses get paired with oversize coats, and cocoon pants live perfectly alongside mini shorts. Swimwear takes center stage as garments in their own right, wearable in all types of situations.
The colors range from Ibiza white to an accessorizing black and include makeup tones, subtle pink, orange, red, lime green, ochre, metallic blues and lilac – all lit up with gold metallic touches.
The graphics are printed on Lurex thread fabrics for one-of-a-kind shine and luminosity, and overlaid silk chiffon provides glimpses of the shape and the printed innerwear. Tribal-inspired geometric shapes unfold creating new optical effects on the garments. Embossed guipure lace of varying patterns also creates transparences in coats and tunics.
Thin-heeled pumps buckled at the ankle are subtle and delicate and a perfect match for the collection. Glasses featuring beveled, air-mounted lenses in varying colors to match the pieces round out the looks.
The runway show at the Lincoln Center in New York was attended by faithful followers of the brand, who did not want to miss a single detail of the new Custo Barcelona collection. Among those in attendance were American personalities like soprano Anna Netrebko; Miss USA 2013, Erin Brady and Miss Teen USA 2013, Cassidy Wolf; actor and model Vincent De Paul and TV hosts Miss J Alexander and Jay Manuel.
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present photographs from The Lost Album of the late Dennis Hopper. Exhibited in its entirety, The Lost Album reveals casual portraits of artistic luminaries (Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg), leading actors (Jane Fonda, Paul Newman, John Wayne), and mythic musicians (James Brown, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane).
Kay Ngee Tan Architects pays Homage of Istanbul & the Cultural Heritage to Istanbul
Hidden in a tranquil street, the newly renovated 1930's building is situated in a charming historical area of Beyoğlu, rich in both cultural and arts activities. In the immediate neighbourhood, there is an Armenian and German church as well as an Emin mosque and French hospital just to name a few landmarks in antiquity style which can be found here.Istiklal, a pedestrianised street of shops, cafes, patisseries, restaurants, pubs, wine houses and clubs, as well as bookshops, theatres, cinemas and art galleries is only 5 mins away by walk. Kayaoncoast that brought you the now famous CokCok Thai restaurant, is introducing yet another gem in Istanbul, inviting you to come experience the new in the old. Carefully reconstructed near century old building is now brought back to its old day charm by the respectable Kay Ngee Tan Architects, Singapore and Serhan Gurkan of GMG Inex.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly presents the world debut of Wraith, the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history. At its heart lie hallmark Rolls-Royce attributes of luxury, refinement and hand-craftsmanship, but the new model from the world’s pinnacle super-luxury marque also presents a unique character defined by power, style and drama. With just a hint of the noir.
• Elegant fastback design hints at dynamic prowess of the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever: 624 bhp/465 kW, 800 Nm from 1,500 rpm : 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds (0-62 in 4.6)
• Debut of Satellite Aided Transmission. A technology that uses GPS mapping data to ensure the correct gear is always pre-selected for the road terrain ahead
• Voice activated connectivity augments effortlessness – the ‘on-board valet’
• Canadel Panelling sweeps through a sumptuous, contemporary and yacht-like interior cabin
Kisan owners Thorunn Anspach and Olivier Bremond host the appearance of designer Tsumori Chisato at their in store event. Celebrity appearances included Helena Christensen
MELISSA + KARL LAGERFELD
Photos: Karl Lagerfeld
Model: Cara Delevingne
Melissa Plastic Dream's most recent shoe collaboration with, the most iconic designer of all times- Karl Lagerfeld. The March launch event at the Greene Street, Soho New York location, featured the new Lagerfeld line along with larger than life photographs of Cara Delevingne taken by Karl Lagerfeld.
HONG KONG – Golden Connection, two light sculpture installations by Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós, was featured at BAZAAR ART NIGHT on May 23rd, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Organized by BAZAAR ART, the most influential Chinese art magazine, and The Royal Academy of the Arts, the gala was held to celebrate the first edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. With a theme of "Art Changes the World," the event confirmed Hong Kong’s place as a significant player in the emerging global art market.
About Grimanesa Amorós
Grimanesa Amorós is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been greatly influenced by her interest in social history, scientific research and critical theory. She uses sculpture, video, and lighting to create works that illuminate our notions of personal identity and community. For Amorós, art and modern technology are sources for information, connection, and creation. She wants to explore the duality of the culture of ancient spirituality and modern technology. “We take the power of our technology for granted, yet 3,000 years ago they would have been considered divine,” says Amorós.
Amorós has exhibited internationally in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and is the recipient of several grants, which include the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship (Washington, DC), The Travel Grant Fund for Artists, NEA Arts International (New York, NY), and The Bronx Museum for the Arts: Aim Program (Bronx, NY), among many others. For more information about Grimanesa Amorós, visit her website: http://www.grimanesaamoros.com/bio/
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Creating an exclamation mark in the home, a dining chair is extended from our much loved Fan Chair - a dramatic and sculptural take on the traditional British Windsor Chair.
Formed from machined wooden spindles, the curved back, circular base and smooth lines inject a striking silhouette into the dining space.
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Huge chunks of heavyweight, metallic minimalism, MASS Coat Stand, Book Stand, Dining Table and Console Table are confident, over-scaled pieces of furniture with real presence and instantly recognizable expressive minimalism.
GEM comprises of a family of angular lights, tables and mirrors, sand cast from nickel-plated aluminum, taking inspiration from the facets of cut gemstones.
Photography: Emin Kadi
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From her series Falls, Untitled by Alex Posen demonstrates pure elegance. Rippling pieces of sheer silk gently cascade down, evoking a demure sense of rhythm and movement. Posen masterfully uses fabric as expressively as another artist might utilize paint. Her long honed skills in fashion are now serving her meticulously well in art. Posen describes her work as " exploring corporeality and gravity."
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After his first successful sculpture on Chinese soil ( i.e. ‘Red Beacon’ located in the Jing’An sculpture park ) Arne Quinze installs a new sculpture in China. This time inside the Jing’An Kerry Centre in Shanghai.
The architect had the ambition of building Shanghai's own Fifth Avenue –the classy shopping street in New York. The metal ‘Chaos Wind’ installation playing an essential part of this project will connect several buildings and functions. With this public sculpture serving as a crossroad connecting people Arne Quinze succeeds again in his ongoing discourse of fighting social boundaries, bringing everyone closer to art as a culture.
This sculpture counting 14 bright orange metal wings, weighing each between 200 and 1000 kilos, capturing the motion of leaves hovering in the wind. By freezing them in time Arne Quinze accentuates it's dynamic motion. A strong vibrancy often seen in his work concept. The artists trademarked red colour serving as a continuous stream of impulses, amplifies the concept and intrigues all passer-by.
Both day and night the sculpture will strongly claim its void in space. By day wrapping itself around its visitors underneath as an exoskeleton, creating an introvert and protective atmosphere by suggesting invisible dynamic lines, lines that will appear by night through laser beam technology and showing it's extravert impulses to all passer-by from a street view.