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Rick Owens exhibition | La Triennale

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Entitled Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman, yesterday launched the exhibition at the Triennale di Milano presented as a Gesamtkunstwerk (the German for “total work of art”). I was lucky enough to been invited to the press preview and had the chance to listen to Rick in person talking about this incredible retrospective. Taking complete creative control of the project, Owens has picked designs from his archive as well as furniture, films, graphics and sculptures. It also explore the work of artists who have been influential in the brand’s identity like Pierre Molinier and Marcel Duchamp.

 

If you are in Milan you should definitely go and visit it,
and if you are not here there is no better excuse to come around.

 
Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman will is open from December 15 2017 to March 25 2018 at Triennale di Milano.

 

Images courtesy of Owenscorp

 

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Circo de Nuit in Milan

Photographer: Simone Googa
 
 

Christmas is just around the corner and is just another good excuse to party and have fun!

 

So, if you happen to be in Milan in these pre-holidays time don’t miss the fab “Circo de Nuit” in Milan (Saturday 15.12 – Palazzo del Ghiaccio – via Piranesi 14 from 5pm to 2 am) with its sick line-up - KASPER BJORKE (dj set) KADEBOSTANY (live).  And on Sunday let’s be there to shop non-stop and get lost in between design, food and music at at Circo delle Pulci (12.30/22.30pm). Enjoy!

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Alicia Hannah Naomi jewelry


PHOTOGRAPHY ANDREW GOUGH HAIR AND MAKEUP HOLLY-ROSE BUTLER MODEL TARA MCIVOR ART DIRECTION ALICIA HANNAH NAOMI

 

Our lovely Alicia at Sea Of Ghosts has finally launched her website with a small range of exciting rings, perfect “to wear on their own in any arrangement or stacked up against the favourites from your own collection”.
I’m behind excited about this and I suggest you to go and check her new space out right now: you will find unique pieces, individually crafted by hand and inspired by a minimalism that celebrates the human rather than the machine. Also, she is offering everyone 15% off your first ALICIA HANNAH NAOMI order…so WOW*

 

www.aliciahannahnaomi.com

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Rein Vollenga | Wearable Sculpture

Above: A new series of Wearable Sculpture. Photography Jonas Lindström. Model Megg Morales @ Pearl Model Management.

 

I came across Rein Vollenga new series of wearable sculptures through Diane Pernet blog, which is always an amazing source of inspiration, and I was immediately overwhelmed by this fresh new release. The new and completely white futuristic collection is quite distant and almost antithetical from the last season’s triumph of darkness yet still keeping its very distinct signature style.
In the wake of his previous work, Rein continues to experiment with combining artificial high gloss surfaces with traditionally hand-sculpted material, creating ready to wear handmade sculptures that preserve individuality in every single piece. The result is a rad collection of totally avant-garde art pieces with a sleek feel and twisted aesthetic, just as we like it!

 

Rein Vollenga (NL) lives and works in Berlin. The artist is known for his highly visceral sculptures that show a fascination for the human body merged with a synthetic aesthetic. These opposites are reflected in his technique of combining found generic objects with traditionally hand-sculpted material, the craftsmanship being in stark contradiction to the sleek high gloss surfaces of the finished work. Vollenga’s sculptures have been exhibited in both museums and galleries. He has had exhibitions in Milan, Vienna, Oslo, The Hague, Berlin and Tokyo, among others. Also, Vollenga’s so-called wearable sculptures – objects that can occasionally be worn as sculptural adornments – have been commissioned by several fashion labels, artists and performers. His collaborations include Mugler, Lady Gaga, New Power Studio, Cassette Playa, 2NE1, Hanayo and M-Flo Verbal. The wearable sculptures have been shown during the London and Paris Fashion Weeks and featured in Dazed, i-D, V Man, V, NY Times, Vogue Italia, Sang Bleu, Showstudio and Style.com.

 

Above: Lady Gaga’s perfume trailer ‘Fame’, Directed by Steven Klein. Featuring RV Wearable Sculptures.
 

Above: First collection of Wearable Sculptures - photography by jonas lindström

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Lanvin | The book




 

Isn’t this book beautiful? A pure object of desire?

 

Being a designer, my fascination for Lanvin’s book starts from its design and the way it is made. With a handmade cover, silk grosgrain cloth binding, hand gilded edging with engraved typography and delivered in a handmade cardboard box, this book is an object of couture itself.

 
Buy online
 

 

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Into the white










 

Into The White|

 

These images from photographer Matthieu Belin belong to Qui Hao FW11 collection. When they appeared online last year I was charmed by the black outfits of the lookbook (see all the shots here) but today I am more and more drawn into these white ones. After years of total black, now I feel the unexpected need of collecting white objects and images and I would also start wearing white if my pale complexion allowed it. Also, I am thinking to invert my blog background and align it to my tumblr. So don’t be confuse if one of the next days landing over here you’ll step into the white.

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