Louis Vuitton Island Maison in Singapore looks like a brand – new marine escapade influenced by the vision of early 20th century transatlantic voyage. This nautical dream that joins fashion attitude with architectural purposes was designed by Peter Marino, architect and interior designer. The stand alone building made of glass and steel is settled on the floating water having three unconventional entries – by tunnel, an outdoor bridge and by ship. Apparently the store was created to be both: one-of-a-kind shopping experience and luxury destination with the marine interiors. As the attraction for the tunnel visitors there is a space for cultural significance presenting temporary exhibitions on the right side and a collection of historic luggage by Louis Vuitton on the left.
Maurizio Anzeri known for his innovative approach into imagery and craftsmanship was enlisted in the “MakeUp”Exhibition at the A Palazzo Gallery in Brescia, Italy. Among other 12 artistsMaurizio presented 2D and 3D portraits that clash the vintage culture of old photographs and embroidery mastership. As a result there is a collection ofaltered pictures creating fascination about transformative attributes with the experimentation in stitching. Anzeri’s passion for conversion is visible through the various techniques of needlework on the images. Maurizio seeks to present his own vision of “ideal beauty”. Because of the stiking contrast in the concept he explains to Dazed Digital: “Beauty is always present, it is the idealthat is constantly changing”.
It came from the Sky – Artwork Maurizio Anzeri in photography by Richard Burbridge in Dazed and Confused
NUPTUS – as the latest creation of the prolific arist and couture fashion designer – Sylvio Giardina is the respose for the 3rd edition of LIMITED/UNLIMITED exhibition project, curated by AltaRoma and Silvia Venturini Fendi. This redefinition of bridal gown with unconventional results is composed from expanded polytene and jersey with details in Swarovski crystals. The effect is marvellous depicting a piece of clothing like a tender and soft, cloudy-like construction with sartorial hint. This experimental design is a successful attempt of opposition to the conventional and glossy image of slim and bloodless silhouettes. As a result the tradition is juxtaposed with innovative yet sensual harmony discovering renewed aesthetics of the Sylvio Giardina’s stamp which was mentioned in the post about his autumn / winter 2011 / 2012 collection.
Images: courtesy of the designer Sylvio Giardina
Visit also: http://www.sylviogiardina.com/
Washed – Up
is the exhibition initiated in order to admire ocean beauty from the fashion point of view. As the part of Ocean Project
the event is under the supervision of Selfridges
. The main aim of the initiative is to emphasize over-fishing awerness. Curated by Judith Clark the exhibition will showcase 26 couture garment and accessories inspired by the oceanic environment. The exhibited items will include pieces of the iconic designers and artists like Alexander McQueen’s iconic Plato Atlantis dresses, Hussein Chalayan’s bubble dress for Swarovski or Philip Treacy’s lobster hat.
Selfridges Wonder Room
400 Oxford Street, W1
Wednesday 11 May – Sunday 12 June 2011
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