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Call for Artists: Instalation in Dalston, London.  
Posted 4/10/15

We want Artists/Creatives to select one of the designers in the store (we currently have 60 –Brands/Designers) and then produce an installation based on the given designers work - how far you take it in terms of your creativity is up to you. The work will then be displayed at our store for a month and promoted by our Partners. You will keep any funds from work sold. Ideally we would want the selected Artists to install their work by the end of April. Red Vatican - www.redvatican.com - is a London based concept fashion b... [more]

A Glimpse into Gaultier’s World  
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3/31/15 Posted 3/31/15

The exhibition celebrating the work and inspirations of French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier is now open at the National Gallery of Victoria. The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk explores the creative development of one of the world’s most influential designers. Throughout his career, which spans more than 40 years, Gaultier has been obsessed and influenced by all facets of popular culture. The exhibition tracks the growth of his identity as a designer and... [more]

Capturing the Romance of Childhood  
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3/30/15 Posted 3/30/15

Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids is a vibrant exhibition created by Sydney-based fashion designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett now showing at The National Gallery of Victoria. You’re standing in the foyer of the NGV. Head through one door, and you’ll immerse yourself in the world of French designer Jean Paul Gaultier; an adult playground where invention and freedom of expression is celebrated. Through another portal you’ll enter the realm of two different f... [more]

Arts and Letters: Lesley Dill in Conversation  
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3/30/15 Posted 3/30/15

March 2015, Brooklyn, NY: Lesley Dill works in sculpture, photography, and performance, using a range of media and methods to explore themes of language, the body, and what it means to be transformed by an experience. She recently participated in Beautiful Beast at the New York Academy of Art, an exhibition that explored the intersection of beauty and abjection through sculpture, often depicting our humanity through distortion. I am always interested in work that defies disciplinary boundaries a... [more]

An Exhibition for Sartorial Sleuths  
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3/29/15 Posted 3/31/15

The National Gallery of Victoria is inviting aspiring detectives to solve mysteries in fashion. Danielle Whitfield, assistant curator of Australian fashion and textiles at the NGV, has put together an exhibition that contains mysteries worthy of a detective novel. Fashion Detective showcases more than 70 unattributed 19th-century garments and accessories from the NGV’s collection. It groups them into cases to be examined and encourages audiences to use their problem-solving skills while seeing the... [more]

Verner’s Eating Cake  
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3/27/15 Posted 4/1/15

We talk with Melbourne fashion designer Ingrid Verner about embracing Australian glamour without the cultural cringe. It’s fitting that I’m writing about Ingrid Verner’s new collection, Eat Cake, from Paris. When I met with the Melbourne designer around the corner from her inner city Melbourne studio at 1000 £ Bend, I was about to visit the city of lights for the first time. We talked about the concept behind Eat Cake, which juxtaposes Parisian and Australian cultures. ... [more]

Kehinde Wiley Brings His Portraiture to Life for Fashion Week  
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2/10/15 Posted 2/10/15

Kehinde Wiley normally paints sumptuous portraits of people of color in heroic poses drawn from classical portraiture. The popular New York artist has an upcoming solo show at the Brooklyn Museum called A New Republic which will present 60 paintings and sculptures from the past 14 years. We're really excited for the exhibit and were pleased to see some synergy between New York Fashion Week and Wiley. Wiley finds most of his models on the street, casting everyday people into iconic moments. Of... [more]

CALL FOR ARTISTS' SUBMISSIONS UNTIL 3RD JANUARY 2015 - MOSTYN OPEN 19  
Posted 12/16/14

MOSTYN OPEN 19: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS £10,000 overall prize | £1000 'People's Choice' Prize | open to all ages, media, and locations If you think this opportunity would be of interest to your contacts and followers on social media, then we would be very grateful if you could circulate this information to them. Search for 'mostyn' on facebook. Our twitter is: mostyn_wales_ and our hashtags for this opportunity are #mostyngallery and #open19. Our short url is: bit.ly/1yzm2t2 We a... [more]

Alternative Waters: a Personal View of Recent Macri Portraits by Kenneth Radu  
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12/6/14 Posted 12/6/14

Part I People familiar with Adamo Macri’s portraits may well experience an aesthetic shock to see a picture of the artist with his eyes wide open. So many of his self-portraits depict the eyes averted, lowered, askance, or rarely looking directly at the viewer that I was taken aback by a recent picture, entitled Damo, 2013. There are a few other pictures in his Facebook oeuvre wherein the artist opens his eyes and stares out of the canvas, Self-Portrait, 2013, for example, but that is... [more]

Pierre Cardin Museum Opens in Paris: A First Look   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 11/14/14

You know, call me a sucker, and tell me that I should be over these kinds of petit exercises in social one-upmanship, but I do still get a little frisson of excitement when I’m rolling around Paris with an "exclusive" invitation in my pocket. It's one of the perks of the dirty job of criticism/journalism/whatever it is you want to call what I do. The folly of such an attitude was aptly displayed last night when, after a day of only mild bragging, I arrived at the "cocktail" for the opening... [more]

Pharrell and Ryan McGinley Create New Adidas Ad Promoting Racial Equality   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 10/29/14

What is it about the art world that rappers love so much? Perhaps it's the patina of glamor and luxury, the clash of low and high culture, or the opportunity to promote a shiny new ideology. Forty-one-year-old hip hop icon turned feminist philanthropist Pharrell Williams has teamed up with NY-based photographer and filmaker Ryan McGinley to shoot a new multi-ethnic campaign for Adidas Originals. The campaign, which launched yesterday, presents Pharrell and McGinley's vision of a better, more equa... [more]

Montclair State University seeks Fashion Design Assistant Professor  
Posted 10/20/14

David Ring (Fashion Studies Visiting International Student), "Apparel Design: Draping" course. Image courtesy of Kevin Spooner. To begin September 1, 2015Application due: November 15, 2014 Montclair State University seeks Fashion Design Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design to begin September 1, 2015. Major responsibilities will include teaching, advising, and research. PhD, MFA, or MA in fashion-related field, university teaching, and business/industry experience required. Teaching assignment may include but not be limited to: apparel design, flat pattern, draping, textile/apparel industry, fashion illustration, fashion forecasting, product development, ass... [more]

WTF? Art-Fash Fail: The Gap's Latest Collection at Frieze   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 10/14/14

It's the perfect desk fodder for all the art world haters: fresh in our inboxes this morning were images of the latest limited edition releases as part of a collaboration between smock sweatshop "long history of supporting the arts" corporation Gap Inc. and "even the name sounds like a Kanye invention" Visionaire. They have teamed up and made a "super exciting" collection, printing artworks featured in their previous issues onto sweatshirts and t-shirts. As Visionaire's co-founder Cecilia Dean told Opening Ceremon... [more]

Miranda July's Curious Handbag Is Just For You   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 10/5/14

This is just for you. If every outfit you owned were cut to your body, every shoe shaped just for your foot, all the doorways in the house adjusted perfectly for your height. If in the fridge, your favorites things to eat filled the shelves, rare culinary delights and hearty comfort foods, prepared especial, ready to be placed directly into your mouth to let their deliciousness spread through your being and satisfy all possible hungers. You could never decide which was your favorite ice cream, so... [more]

The Other Side of Fashion Week  
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9/30/14 Posted 10/14/14

Congrats to my very talented friends, Salome Oggenfuss and Sandra Isacsson and their crew for their "The Other Side Of Fashion Week" documentary - a compassionate, fascinating, and amusing exploration of the offbeat, outerskirts side of Fashion Week. I've shot fashion week at Bryant Park in NYC before and always found some of the most interesting stories on the sidelines, with the quirky photographers. In a great spotlight on this film in Dazed and Confused Magazine, the fashion photographers... [more]

The Beverly Hills ArtShoW 2014 - LIVE on STAGE Right NoW !  
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5/12/14 Posted 5/12/14

Beverly Hills artSHOW is rocking the Arts on 40th Anniversary and will run this year´s spring session on May weekend 17th –18th. 10 AM - 6 PM. Keep that weekend free ! So this time California`s warm sun will feature more than 200 emerging artists celebrating contemporary arts with art enthusiasts from all over the globe in the relaxing atmosphere of the famous Beverly Gardens along Santa Monica Boulevard. Headlined by the RUBY theme, cause reflecting on the 40th Anniversary... [more]


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