GIUNIA GUERRERA Sentimental Materialism

A jury of influential contemporary fashion figures looked on, reviewed the collections and cast their votes. Headed by Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the jury was composed of actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia (House of Waris), Diet Prada founders Tony Liu & Lindsey Schuyler, Burak Cakmak (Dean of Fashion, Parsons), Sam Cotton (Head of Menswear, Alexander McQueen), Natalie Gibson (Fashion Print Tutor, Central Saint Martins), Zaim Kamal (Creative Director, Montblanc), Olya Kuryshchuk (Founder & Editor-in-chief, 1 Granary), Hirofumi Kurino (Co-Founder & Senior Adviser for Creative Direction, United Arrows), Linda Loppa (Advisor Strategy & Vision, Polimoda), Antonio Mancinelli (Editor-in-chief, Hearst Magazines Italy), Bruce Pask (Men’s Fashion Director, Bergdorf Goodman), Laudomia Pucci (Deputy Chairman & Image Director, Emilio Pucci), Martyn Roberts (Director, Graduate Fashion Week), Olga Sushko (Editor-in-chief, Vogue Ukraine), An Vandevorst & Filip Arickx (Founders, A. F. Vandevorst), Riccardo Vannetti (Tutorship Director, Pitti Immagine) and Danilo Venturi (Director, Polimoda). Out of all the incredible collections, Giunia Guerrera’s designs wowed the jury. The event was a clear win for the young designer who recently presented her work at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week 2018 in London.

Congratulations to Giunia,
Linda

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POLIMODA SHOW 2018

Once we were what we were
then we are becoming what we had
then what we consumed
and now they have made becoming what we throw away

Danilo Venturi, Director of Polimoda
June 12, Manifattura Tabacchi – Florence
good luck to all the students, Linda

 

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ROK HWANG LVMH SPECIAL PRIZE

Congratulations Rok! you are a great designer! Linda

Rokh is founded by Rok Hwang. Before establishing his own aesthetic ethos in 2017; Rok was R-T-W designer for eminent fashion house, Céline, under Phoebe Philo.

Rokh garments, designed with timeless in mind and crafted to last through each season, are familiar yet unique renditions of classic aesthetic. Pieces accent an existing wardrobe with a raw attitude and sensual detailing, defined by the labels unique, yet familiar elegance. rokh reflects the notion that all pieces should be structured, timeless and above all, adaptable.

Rokh philosophy is to give the image new value. rokh harnesses the image as a palimpsest, each layer is inscribed upon the previous, sometimes erased, sometimes affirmed. That which is affirmed grows stronger, that which fails falls away. Trivial trends are erased in favour of visuals that speak co the genuine ways youth expresses itself. Youth forms its own image, which is where rokh direct our gaze.

from press map – press: PR CONSULTING – Paris

www.r-o-k-h.com

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KWAIDAN EDITIONS

ARTICLE FROM BOF SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 BY CHRISTOPHER MORENCY

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/the-spotlight

THE SPOTLIGHT

Kwaidan Editions’ Violent Push-and-Pull

This month, our Spotlight shines on a design duo who bring experience from Céline, Balenciaga and Rick Owens to their new luxury womenswear label.

 

LONDON, United Kingdom — Kwaidan Editions is named after a 1965 Japanese horror film, an association that might sound strange for a luxury womenswear label. But for co-founder Léa Dickely, it makes perfect sense. The movie, whose title translates as “ghost stories” is, she says, “very beautiful [and] a bit scary… Quiet but powerful.”

Dickely and co-founder Hung La, who launched the label last year, boast two decades of design experience between them, including stints at Céline and Balenciaga (La) and Alexander McQueen and Rick Owens (Dickely). The pair, who are partners in both business and life, met while studying at the Royal Academy of Arts in Antwerp.

“[After our studies] we went to Paris where [La] was at Balenciaga and I started freelancing,” says French-born Dickely. For four years the pair stayed in the city, working at the heart of its fashion industry.

Kwaidan Editions Autumn/Winter 2017 | Source: Courtesy

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SUPERFLEX – TATE MODERN!

Danish design collective Superflex has filled the Tate Modern‘s Turbine Hall with a snaking framework of three-seater swings, which it hopes will encourage social interaction between visitors.

The One Two Three Swing! installation features a bright orange framework that weaves throughout the huge Turbine Hall, and continues to the outside of the building.

The Danish collective, founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Bjørnstjerne Christiansen and Rasmus Nielsen, hopes that the three-seater swings will instigate group activity and demonstrate the positives of working in collaboration.

“The work invites audiences to combat social apathy through collaborative action, joining together on the count of three,” said the Tate.

Running until 2 April 2018, One Two Three Swing! is the third in a series of annual Hyundai-commissioned artworks that have occupied the Turbine Hall’s vast space – but it is the first installation to break beyond the gallery walls.

WWW.TATE.ORG.UKhttps://www.dezeen.com/2017/10/12/superflex-tate-modern-turrbine-hall-one-two-three-swing-design-installations/

Superflex installs dozens of swings at Tate Modern to “combat social apathy”

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I AM CONFUSED…

I need a new winter coat but I am confused were to buy. I can buy a rockers coat at Céline soon if I wait for the Hedi Slimane designs, but maybe it will be better to buy a Burberry chique simple coat designed by Phoebe Philo, if she is going to accept to be the next designer for the house.. I can of course wait for a new designer at the house of Chanel if one day Lagerfeld will stop, but then I will need to wait another few years. I am not sure buying a coat at Vêtement or Balenciaga as both labels are destroying the coat, hanging dresses on top of it or attached in the back. Maybe I can wait till Balenciaga becomes again the chique label, on day, designed by….who knows? But what if I buy a Max Mara coat…they have a new designer and the garments look nice at the show. Jil Sander was a bit boring recently but the new coppel designers Luke and Lucie Meyer are making it hype again.

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HIGHS & LOWS

Approaching the Christmas holidays, we tend to reflect on the year’s highs and lows. The most special moments for me were those related to a lecture, a talk, a show, an encounter, a lunch or a trip abroad. The emotions I felt then are responsible for a change in my vision which has pushed me into new experiences and new projects.

The lecture I gave in mid 2017 before a group of chief executives, managers at Valentino Milano headquarters, was a challenging one. The subject of “Time versus Timelessness” had haunted me for a few months as fashion consumerism changed dramatically in 2017. Designers, architects, artists or performers inspired me in my understanding of the multidisciplinary aspect of the concept of “time”. Einstein brought me to the point of challenging an audience to reflect on “Intuition versus Instinct”.

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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE


William Kentridge. Smoke, Ashes, Fable

Since his international debut at dOCUMENTA X in 1997, South African artist William Kentridge has achieved worldwide renown. Most recognized for his ten animated films titled Drawings for Projection (1989-2011), Kentridge’s astonishingly diverse corpus includes masterful drawings, prints, tapestries, sculpture, lectures, and opera productions. This major exhibition presents a unique selection of Kentridge’s work curated for Sint-Janshospitaal in Bruges—at 850 years one of Europe’s oldest surviving hospital buildings. Organized around the themes of trauma and 

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PIETER POURBUS

THE GROENINGEMUSEUM BRUGES 

Pourbus’ early work was a mix of the traditional Flemish style of the early sixteenth century and Italianate influences brought north by his peers such as Frans Floris. He later he began to adapt Italian influence more and more, thus his later works can be considered early Flemish mannerism, which still contained some idioms of the traditional northern style. He never traveled to Italy and instead looked to his peers for stylistic influence. The Groeningemuseum in Bruges displays many of his works.

See Wikipedia for more on this great painter.

VISIT THE EXHIBITION TILL JANUARY 21 2018

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