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30/10/2010 - Michelangelo Pistoletto and his newspaper-ball
On the video, the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto explains his artwork - a sort of 'Newspaper-Ball', during a street-performance while other people are participating. Michelangelo Pistoletto's art with focus on the representations of the self and collaborative actions is now exhibited under the title 'From One to Many, 1956–1974 ' at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2 November 2010 - 16 January 2011)

30/10/2010 - Crossing boundaries; Fashionoffice Insight by publisher Karin Sawetz
"Media are filled with reports from the streets where people protested. For sure, nobody should be impressed too much from the agenda of big business media companies! But what makes some of the protests really interesting..."

29/10/2010 - Interview with Andrew GN
Fashionoffice just received the hyperlink to the new website of Andrew GN. By looking through for checking which information it provides, found the interview about the things the Paris based couturier Andrew GN (born 1966 in Singapore) is fascinated by (nature), his music favorites (Massive Attack), or how he imagines heaven. The interviewer asks Andrew GN: "Are you technological savvy?" - The couturier answers: "Sometimes I wish I could live without technology, but here I am doing this interview with you for my website."

29/10/2010 - A photographer's 'Electric Vision' and a car
By searching further on his website, the last entry for photographs is entitled 'The People Yes'. It shows people in different cities - Paris, New York, Phnom Penh, Shanghai...

28/10/2010 - Fashion video 'Ethereal conflict SS/11' by Posthuman Wardrobe
Posthuman Wardrobe is the men's wear concept label by British designer Nimesh Gadhia, who worked already with Ozwald Boateng, Helly Hansen, Puma and Quiksilver. The collection was launched in September 2010 at Vauxhall Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week. "The pieces carefully combine the elements of traditional menswear with an intellectual exploration of the physical requirements of Brazilian martial arts," especially Capoeira and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu;

28/10/2010 - Randomly collected pieces
Most of the pieces are from limited editions and express the contemporary Zeitgeist such that the beauty and fashion industry is strongly influenced by...

26/10/2010 - Fashion by a musician? Music Insight by Fashionoffice publisher Karin Sawetz
I came accidently across the 'Wind it up' video by Gwen Stefani, which I consider one of the most interesting music products of the last years that goes hand in hand with fashion.

25/10/2010 - Music video 'Rayuela' by Gotan Project from the new album 'Tango 3.0'
...presents a young couple on a number-template dancing Tango. Paris based three men formation Gotan Project writes on Myspace: "...Tango 3.0 will lead the way into a new decade with its cinematic vision and its invocation of not only Buenos Aires but also the Mississippi delta blues from New Orleans to Nashville to the back streets of New York." Gotan Project is on tour: 25 Oct London, 1 Nov Helsinki, 4 Nov Copenhagen, ... 10 Nov Vienna, 11 Nov Linz, followed by concerts in Germany, Croatia, Serbia, France, Australia, Japan...

25/10/2010 - Video instruction on ass-kicking
Fashionoffice just received the hyperlink to the 'Kick Ass Sneakers'-video. "And believe us, a lot of people deserve to have their asses kicked! Third world dictators, women who won't pick up their dog's poop off the streets, or dentists who recommend toothpastes on TV, to name a few."

25/10/2010 - Fashion and political activism
A British designer and an American jeans label are inviting to 'Active Resistance'!

25/10/2010 - A view on porcelain a-like dresses that disturbs
The impact of the visual story-line is intensified by the classical tones and the speaking-whispering voice, arranged by musician Philippe Treuille. The fashion video's aesthetic enhances the femininity of the new line.

24/10/2010 - Video about an artist who produced bodily hieroglyphics
The Centre Pompidou presents a retrospective about the work of US artist and political activist Nancy Spero (1926 – 2009). The pictures of the pioneer of the feminist movement show the bodies of women in gestures and motions, which can be read like hieroglyphics. The exhibition runs until 10 Jan 2011

24/10/2010 - 'Désolé' by Sexion d'Assaut
The street-authentic video for the chanson-rap 'Désolé' by the Paris based group Sexion d'Assaut is co-directed by Cristobal Diaz, who has already collaborated with the Haute Couture house Jean-Louis Scherrer for a glossy-glamorous video. The musicians of Sexion d'Assaut are on tour now: 25 Oct Montpellier (FR), 26 Oct Marseille (FR)... 2 Nov Brussels (BE)...5 Nov Paris (FR)...

24/10/2010 - Art made of Vinyl records and Google search
Antwerp and Málaga based artist Carlos Aires about his work: "'Love is in the Air' deals with the dark side of our daily melodrama: the same finger that switches off the computer screen on which you have just watched horrible images of a war, afterwards rings the bell of a private nightclub." The exhibition 'Golden Tears' at the gallery Mario Mauroner...

23/10/2010 - Tom Ford in a parody of a TV-series
The legendary parody of the series 'In Treatment' with Tom Ford and therapist Dr. Weston (played by Gabriel Byrne) was produced on occasion of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) gala in 2008! Now, new (serious) episodes of HBO's award-winning series 'In Treatment' will be released on 25 and 26 October. One is about a woman whose life changes unconsciously because of the breast cancer disease of her sister, another one is about a math professor from Calcutta, and the third episode is about a young gay student... The trailer can be viewed on

22/10/2010 - Mexican woman inspires Austrians
The Bank Austria Kunstforum (Vienna) has invited to the art-fashion presentation of the collaborative work of an art collector, designer, hair dresser, jeweller...

21/10/2010 - Video: Juliana Sissons speaks about fashion inspirations
British knitwear designer Juliana Sissons speaks about the inspirations she has taken from the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum and compares pictures - mostly from the 15th and 16th century, with her creations. Now, the designer (she has an own label and collaborated already with Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton), lecturer and tutor (at universities and colleges like London College of Fashion and University of Brighton) provides with a new book insights into the design of knitwear from a technical side (yarns, fibres, machinery, tools, and the types of work that can be produced with or on each). Details are published on

21/10/2010 - Changing roles!
...Smashbox presents on its website another 'role-changing' motive which happens in a Hollywood movie with Christina Aguilera playing a woman who...

21/10/2010 - Halloween inspired styles with pieces from designers
Supersweet, the design online store with accompanied magazine, has sent fashion pieces on paper dolls that are representing Halloween characters like 'The Werewolf' (long fur booties by Opening Ceremony), 'The Vampire' (liquid pants by Spijkers en Spijkers), or 'The Tombstone Tribute' (conceptual grey skirt by Atelier 1). "We’ve covered every Halloween character from Witches to Ghosts by mixing up our luxury off-beat brands..."

20/10/2010 - Explore!
Fashionoffice was inspired by an image showing a woman and a man in Skiny underwear and collected some pieces for comfortable winter days.

20/10/2010 - Invitation to an Online-DJ-Battle
Fashionoffice just received the invitation by the UK brand Bench to the 'Bench DJ Competition'. Requirements: uploading 30 minutes of the favorite mix until 19 November 2010 to Mixcloud; details on

20/10/2010 - Mp3 download: 'Hyper Worm Tamer' by Grinderman in an Unkle Remix
The official release of the remix is on 22nd November.

20/10/2010 - Re-Listen: 'Dance with me' by Nouvelle Vague
The video shows a famous dancing-scene of Jean-Luc Godard's movie 'Bande à part' (aka 'Band of Outsiders') from 1964 with Anna Karina in the starring role. Anna Karina was a top-model - Coco Chanel herself gave her advices for the fashion business...

19/10/2010 - 1 of 10 finalists of the Mango Fashion Awards 2010
Fashionoffice has selected for this article designer Harvey Bouterse because of his entertaining and informative video presentation...

19/10/2010 - 'With Factor X to Reality' the title of the 'Annual Multimedia 2011' article about Fashionoffice's research project on 'Memorized Data' and the effects on the construction of reality. The research was made on URLs and data sources that are constantly since 1996 online and daily enriched with new content. The study began in 2006 and ended with the last tests in early 2010. "Probably the article will wind up some folks because 'Memorized Data' can have good and negative effects on publishers and advertisers; but we can't please everybody. Sometimes it is more necessary to publish research results than to court for personal sympathies." Dr. Karin Sawetz, publisher

19/10/2010 - Robots and the programmed perception of our world
Canadian artist Jessica Field's robot installation 'Semiotic Investigation into Cybernetic Behaviour' is part of the exhibition 'Robot Dreams' at the Kunsthaus Graz in Austria. The artist has given the two robots the names Alan and Clara. It's a theatrical piece...

19/10/2010 - Discovering culture in the 21st century
Children will find an extra section at the Queensland Art Gallery, where interactive art works and projects created by exhibiting artists are inviting to discover the world in the twenty-first century...

19/10/2010 - Live video and free download of 'Everybody’s Under Your Spell' by The Duke Spirit
Fashionoffice just received the hyperlink to the live footage video of the new track 'Everybody’s Under Your Spell' by the Londoner band The Duke Spirit. The song can be downloaded on The Duke Spirit (singer Liela Moss, Luke Ford and Toby Butler - guitars, Marc Sallis - bass, Olly Betts - drums) are know for their 'fashion'-appearances like in a campaign for DocMartens or on the stage at the most recent fashion show of Y-3 Adidas SS2011. On 4 November, the band will play at a private event for Levi’s. The Duke Spirit will perform new songs on stage in New York and LA in the coming weeks.

18/10/2010 - 'With Factor X to Reality' the title of the 'Annual Multimedia 2011' article about Fashionoffice's research project on 'Memorized Data' and the effects on the construction of reality. The research was made on URLs and data sources that are constantly since 1996 online and daily enriched with new content. The study began in 2006 and ended with the last tests in early 2010. "Probably the article will wind up some folks because 'Memorized Data' can have good and negative effects on publishers and advertisers; but we can't please everybody. Sometimes it is more necessary to publish research results than to court for personal sympathies." Dr. Karin Sawetz, publisher

18/10/2010 - The future of our digital memory
On 4 and 5 November 2010, artists and scientists speak at the international symposium 'The Digital Oblivion. Substance and ethics in the conservation of computer-based art' at the ZKM, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, about our consciousness of time and history, our image of ourselves and the world in times of digitalised memories. They are focusing especially on the preservation of computer-based art: "Should standards of best practice be developed for the conservation and collection of digital media art?"

17/10/2010 - Video: Dava Newman's 'Second Skin Bio-suit'
On 18 Oct 2010, Dava J. Newman (Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at MIT) will speak at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) about the Bio-Suit, which she has developed together with NASA. Details about the lecture on

17/10/2010 - 'Empress of the North' by the US band The Moondoggies from the album Tidelands (released 12 Oct 2010)
The band's first video tells an illustrated story: "The video, inspired by the band’s wistful acoustic ballad, is set in the stark landscapes of the North and involves a bearded, seafaring protagonist who journeys far and long to get to the 'heart' – literally - of his destination." The band is on tour: 27 Oct New York, 10 Nov Chicago...

17/10/2010 - Woman in snow ... with a kid.
In mid-October 2010, Fashionoffice has received already a lot of press material that shows pieces for the colder days and entertainment tools for kids. The fashion, beauty and lifestyle goods are...

16/10/2010 - Video premiere 'Somebody To Love Me'
The video by Saam Farahmand visualizes the typical Boy George reggae, hip hop, 80s dance.

16/10/2010 - 'Tighten Up' by the The Black Keys from the album 'Brothers'
Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums) are on tour now: 27 Oct Dublin (IR), 28 Oct Glasgow (UK)... 9 Nov Paris (FR), followed by the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium... in Dec in US...

15/10/2010 - Movie 'The Kids Are All Right' with Annette Bening und Julianne Moore in the role of the parents
...of two kids, a boy and a girl, who bring their biological father into the life of the family. Fashionoffice just received the information about the US film, which starts this month in France, Greece, UK... in November in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Portugal...

15/10/2010 - Punk-rock band 'The Gaslight Anthem' in a photo shooting for Levi's
Fashionoffice received the hyperlink to the movie about the shooting for the Levi's 519'-campaign with the US band 'The Gaslight Anthem'. The band's new album 'American Slang' has got already attention by the music press like a nomination by the Classic Rock Magazine for the 'Album of the Year'-award. Levi's has selected the band to represent the edgy reduced aesthetic of the 519 men's collection with a touch of punk-rock. The band is on tour in Oct and Nov in UK, DE, SE, AT...

15/10/2010 - Free music download: 'The Unfazed' by the American folk band Dolorean
...from the new album, release 18 January 2011. The music tip was sent with the words: "The band’s ‘70s folk feel, embellished with tasteful string and keyboard parts, enveloped listeners in a seductive world of warm melancholy and haunting songs."

14/10/2010 - Video and free music download: 'We are The Dead' by the British electronic-punk band 'Does It Offend You, Yeah?'
This is the first released track from the upcoming album 'Don't Say We Didn't Warn You' (announced for January 2011). On the band's website, find remixes of the track and an invitation to upload your own remix. On 21 October, they will perform in London... on 4 November 2010, the 'A Thousand Suns' world tour with Linkin Park starts.

14/10/2010 - Man on travel ... with a kid.
Fashionoffice searched for kid's entertainment tools and for men's lifestyle pieces that express one essential male characteristic for such travels: endurance.

13/10/2010 - Two synth-disco music-brothers in a photo shooting
The video shows Brooklyn based 'French Horn Rebellion' (Robert and David Perlick-Molinari) performing the song 'This Moment' during a shooting for a magazine. The new EP 'This Moment' with brand new remixes will be released on 22 November 2010. The Guardian calls the music of French Horn Rebellion "Killer dance-pop". The brothers are on tour: 15 and 18 October in California, 21 and 23 October in New York.

13/10/2010 - Swedish band performing in jeans in a dressing room
Fashionoffice just received the information about a music-film-jeans project from Sweden. One of the performing bands is Navet.

12/10/2010 - Packing the coffer for ski and snowboarding!
Fashionoffice was inspired by the new movie 'Enjoyable State of Being' by Peak Performance and packed some pieces for a flight into the mountains.

10/10/2010 - 'Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool' by the British band 'Editors'
...was released as a single in 2010. On YouTube, the latest posting to the video begins with the words: "it is a creapy twisted society in which we live, that is shown in the clip..."

10/10/2010 - Fashion video showing a jacket inspired by the language of safety work garments
The Italian brand Stone Island was inspired for the 'Liquid Reflective'-jacket by the language of safety work garments. The concept of the jacket was introduced in 1991. The jacket is made of a fabric that has been coated with thousands of micro glass balls.

10/10/2010 - Languages and the meaning of words
Laurie Anderson's most recent music-visuals-puppets-installation 'Delusion' is part of the exhibition 'I in U / Eu em Tu' at the Centros Culturais Banco do Brasil in São Paulo. "At the heart of Delusion is the pleasure of language and..."

9/10/2010 - 'To Binge' by Gorillaz feat. singer Yukimi Nagano from 'Little Dragon'
Singer Yukimi Nagano from the Swedish band 'Little Dragon' is on tour with Gorillaz in US and Canada, while the rest of the band is finishing at the same time the new album (release in 2011). Nagano is performing together with her band colleague Fredrik Wallin 'Empire Ants' and 'To Binge' from the Gorillaz 'Plastic Beach' album. The rest of the band will join the tour on 16 and 17 October at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco and then opening all shows in November in Europe, and in December in Asia, Australia, New Zealand.

9/10/2010 - Dinner for two
Fashionoffice followed the idea of a 'romantic dinner for two' on windy autumn days and collected some pieces for such an occasion.

8/10/2010 - 'Stormy Weather' by the British band 'The Kooks'
...used by Burberry for the video presentation of the 'Winter Storms' collection.

8/10/2010 - Snowboard movie 'At Equilibrium'
Fashionoffice just received the hyperlink to the trailer 'At Equilibrium' by director René Eckert about the snowboarding scene in Bulgaria. The movie tour kicks off today and will travel on 16 Oct to Grenoble (FR) on occasion of the snowboarders' celebration 'Rock La Bastille', where several movies can be seen before they are officially available.

8/10/2010 - Re-listen: 'Criminal' by Fiona Apple; Music Insight by publisher Karin Sawetz By surfing through the TV channels, I saw the two 'Tag und Nacht' actresses Anna Rot and Magdalena Kronschläger giving a music tip with the argument that Fiona Apple's role in the music clip is similar to their in the movie...

6/10/2010 - Street wear; Women Style FW2010/11
On occasion of a rare coincident of an authentic woman and the context 'car-sport-fashion', Fashionoffice collected pieces that are inspired by pioneering women and pieces that have a bloody-oily-street touch.

6/10/2010 - Free music download 'Blitz Trailer' by Digitalism (out on 9 Nov in US)
Fashionoffice received the information about the new single 'Blitz' by the German synth-electronic duo 'Digitalism' (aka Jens Moelle and İsmail Tüfekçias) with the words: "...embrace the anti-gravity movements Digitalism have beamed down in anticipation for their return in the form of 'Blitz' and the all-consuming space groove of 'Stratosphere'." Digitalism announces that they will release the new album next year. They are on tour now: 8 Oct Milan (IT), 9 Oct Bologna (IT), 29 Oct Dublin (IR), followed by London, Paris, Berlin...

5/10/2010 - Disco dance music video 'Watch The Glow' by Museum Of Bellas Artes
The single by the new Swedish group 'Museum Of Bellas Artes' with the song 'Who do you love' on the B-side will be released on 11 October 2010 on 7” Vinyl, limited to 300 Copies by Transparent Records

5/10/2010 - Free MP3 download 'Triangular Daisies' by Rubblebucket (comes out on 19 Oct)
'Triangular Daisies' is like a fresh floral breeze in the morning. The orchestral music of the Brooklyn based 8 members band can be described as a mix of Fela Kuti (listen the track 'Bikes') mixed with Eastern European jazzy horn blowers, a glassy female voice - and a special gentle touch by a chorus of whistles. Frontwoman/saxophonist Kalmia Travers explains: "We're children of this noisy age, with access to so much music from across time and space. We soak up all the sounds. What comes out can be unpredictable, but it will be uniquely ours." On their Myspace site, Rubblebucket publishes the video about the recording of 'Came Out of a Lady' and the US-tour dates for October (15 + 16 in San Francisco) and November. 

4/10/2010 - Women style
Fashionoffice picked some glamorous pieces for women like shoes designed by musician Fergie or Lady Gaga's Viva Glam lipgloss.

3/10/2010 - Urban sportive fashion presented with experimental dance music
Vancouver headquartered and in Canada and US active fashion label and store chain 'Aritzia' used the song 'Stumble' by the dancefloor duo 'Bonjay' for the runway.

3/10/2010 - Men style
At the beginning of the colorful colder days in autumn 2010, Fashionoffice has collected some pieces that reflect an elegant sportive men style.

3/10/2010 - 'Run Away' by Unkle Nancy
By searching for more information about 'Unkle Nancy', the hyperlink leads to 'Gypsy Pirate Radio'. The radio started in September 2010 and presents new underground music.

2/10/2010 - Paris catwalk: Glossy, punky, and tight; seen at Balmain SS2011
French couture house Balmain presented glossy tight jeans with worn looking wild printed shirts in a mash-up of different looks from disco-queen over bustier-babe to artisanal; the Sid Vicious song 'I did it my way' opened the catwalk show.

2/10/2010 - Invasion of the robots
Video 'Esther's' (premiered in Sept 2010) with music by Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune), directed by the Belgian Charles De Meyer (aka Chuck Eklectric), based on the idea of the two artists in collaboration.


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