31 Dec 2010 - Interdisciplinary artist Nayland Blake about the impact of 'feminism'
In the video on occasion of the exhibition 'Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection' at the Brooklyn Museum, Nayland Blake speaks about the impact of feminism on the perception of the world around him; such as that wearing a certain t-shirt can be a political act and the importance of the visual education of children. Nayland Blake is chair of the ICP-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies at the International Center of Photography in New York, which invites now to an 'Open House' on 11 Jan. Question: What would you say is different about ICP's MFA program? Answer: "Some other MFA programs train students for one very narrow kind of career once they leave the school. In effect they are training students to be cogs in a certain type of art world machine. Successful cogs, but still ... I like to think we're helping students to find a variety of ways to make images and to make their way in the world." icp.org/school/icp-bard-mfa
31 Dec 2010 - 'Doncamatic' by Gorillaz
The music video shows British singer Daley in a sub-marine navigating deep under the sea. Daley has written the song together with Damon Albarn. The text "Don't slow down. Even if it's only to escape." could also be taken as motto for 2011. By the end he is finding the 'Plastic Beach'!
30 Dec 2010 - Fashionoffice Insight January 2011 by publisher Karin Sawetz
It's the users' choice what is relevant and trendy in fashion...
30 Dec 2010 - Who will open the shows in Milan and Paris?
Fashionoffice has looked closer at the schedules of cameramoda.it and modeaparis.com and searched for more information about the openers of the men's wear shows...
29 Dec 2010 - Movie preview: 'Morning Glory' is about a TV producer
...who has to provide information about fashion, weather, gossip... for an audience that is low interested in the struggling TV morning show 'Daybreak'. The comedy (written by Aline Brosh McKenna, known from 'The Devil Wears Prada') is with Diane Keaton (plays a former beauty queen and morning show personality), Harrison Ford (legendary TV anchor), and Rachel McAdams, whose new job is to produce the TV show. The movie comes into cinema in January in Australia and Europe imdb.com/title/tt1126618/releaseinfo.
29 Dec 2010 - 'La Gloria' by Gotan Project from the album 'Tango 3.0'
The electro-tango song by the Paris based three men formation Gotan Project features the vocals of Argentine football commentator Victor Hugo Morales; 'GOOOOOAL becomes GOOOOOTAN!' Fashionistas who are in Paris during the men's wear shows ( 19-23 Jan) have the chance to visit the 'Gotan Project'-concert on 21 January at the Casino de Paris!
28 Dec 2010 - Men 2011: classical, casual, funky, smart
Fashionoffice previews men's wear FW2011/12...
28 Dec 2010 - Fashion Weeks in 2011
The travel guide publication Gayot.com (pronounce it 'guy-OH' - for the ones who don't speak French) publishes the dates of the coming Fashion Weeks in Milan (Men's Wear 15-18 Jan), Berlin (19-22 Jan), Paris (Men's Wear 19-23 Jan, Haute Couture 24-27)... with hyperlinks to the organizers websites.
27 Dec 2010 - Researchers on photography: "We can not say what is good and bad; it depends always on the context"
says Marta Gili, director of the gallery Jeu de Paume in Paris, about the work of curators of photography in her discussion with Peter Galassi, chief curator of MOMA's department of photography, at SIP (Shpilman Institute for Photography). For Marta Gili, it's the mix of poetry and meaning that makes a good photography. At this time, the SIP calls researches, curators, practioners to submit research papers in 'philosophy and photography' to themes like 'Photography and its Relationship to Nature/Technology', 'Realism and Anti-Realism Revisited through Photography'..., and in the field of 'photography' ('Photography and the Body', 'Photography and Privacy'...). Grants for individuals and group research will range from 5,000 USD up to 15,000 USD. Deadline is 1st March 2011; details on thesip.org.
27 Dec 2010 - 2010-review: What has inspired Fashionoffice in 2010?
Art that reflects fashion, politics, sport! In 2010, Fashionoffice reported in several editorial articles about designers who become art activists, and artists who reflect the world of fashion...
27 Dec 2010 - 'Dear Friend' by Emanuel and the Fear from the album 'Listen'
The extravagant composed orchestral-rocking song 'Dear Friend' is from the 19-tracks album 'Listen' by the Brooklyn 11-members band Emanuel and the Fear. The pop, classic, jazz, electronic, folk... album (2010) was mixed by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, They Might Be Giants, Mary J Blige) and mastered by Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, Cursive, The Faint, Tokyo Police Club). Emanuel and the Fear are currently working on a new album for 2011.
26 Dec 2010 - 2010-review: What has inspired Fashionoffice in 2010?
Strategies by innovative designers and schools! Fashionoffice reported in several articles about designers and international universities/schools that provide with their strategies important inputs for aspiring talents...
26 Dec 2010 - 2010-review by Fashionoffice: Keywords, search engines and how users find content online
Fashionoffice articles are written in English. But the most used keyword/phrases on search engines that led users in December 2010 to articles on Fashionoffice was the German term 'auto', which means translated 'car'. According to the statistics by Fashionoffice's provider Globat.com, approximately 30% of the 'keyphrases used on search engines' and 13,2% of the keywords that bring users to Fashionoffice is 'auto'. In the last years, Fashionoffice has researched keywords, their effects on finding information online and how the request for content is tracked by reliable servers. A summary of the study (duration 2006-2010) was published recently. "What makes the results interesting is that we are not monitoring a hacked server - we have checked it with officials and provider over the last years, but a standard for web-content on online-domains." Karin Sawetz, publisher Fashionoffice.org.
25 Dec 2010 - What has inspired Fashionoffice in 2010?
A review of 2010...
24 Dec 2010 - Re-listen: 'River of Sorrow' by Antony and the Johnsons
On occasion of 24th Dec, the day of Christmas Eve (the day before Christmas Day), Fashionoffice re-listens the song 'River of Sorrow' by Antony and the Johnsons. Christmas centers around the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus was in his times a reformer who brought 'light' into a society which suffered from inhumanity and injustice. The success of Jesus is made of his social ideas about living together by living for each other. A premise for this is that we have to respect the other like he or she is. Fashionoffice wishes all users Merry Christmas!
23 Dec 2010 - Textile visualisations of 'Amusement'
Revue theatre costume designer Anja Diefenbach's collaborative work with the students of the international fashion school Esmod Germany followed the idea of 'Amusement'.
23 Dec 2010 - Lisette Model at Centre Pompidou
Lisette Model has worked for magazines like Harper's Bazaar on photo series...
22 Dec 2010 - Call for designers!
The Austrian 'poolbar style award' calls for designers and illustrators to create stylish t-shirts and bags.
22 Dec 2010 - 'Money' by Easy Star All-Stars
...is a remix of 'Money' from Pink Floyd's album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' (1973) by the New York dub-reggae group. Fashionoffice just received the announcement that Easy Star All-Stars is on tour with their remix-album 'Dubber Side Of The Moon': 4 Jan Florida, 22 Jan Thailand, 11 + 12 Feb Turkey, 14 Austria... myspace.com/easystarallstars
21 Dec 2010 - "Formula for eternal youth E=GMC2"
...is the title of the video showing scientist Dr. Suresh Rattan from the Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University Denmark, who speaks about a futuristic biological formula for eternal youth that contains social and philosophical views. Suresh Rattan studies on the theory of 'Hormesis' now for 20 years. Hormesis is a natural process that can be made useful in cosmetics; it's about the positive effects of middle stress (like from a small dose of toxins) which can strengthen the cells against aging. Suresh Rattan's scientific work is the basis of the new skin care 'Vax'in Youth' by Givenchy.
21 Dec 2010 - Re-listen: 'This Is Not A Love Song' by the UK band Public Image Ltd.
John Lydon - known even as Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols, is the lead singer of the punk band 'Public Image Ltd.' which he has founded together with bassist Jah Wobble. PIL released several great songs in the 80s such as 'This Is Not A Love Song' from 1983.
20 Dec 2010 - Hsia-Fei Chang about stereotypes in fashion photography
Taiwan born, in Paris living multi-disciplinary (photo, performances) artist Hsia-Fei Chang, who plays in her art with her own image, is included into the 'Feminist Art Base' by the Brooklyn Museum, New York, where Evelyne Jouann writes that Chang's "work is less concerned with reclaiming an identity than with challenging the stereotypes constraining women in Western societies;...". From 27 Jan to 19 March, Hsia-Fei Chang's work will be shown at the exhibition 'Cover Girl' - fashion photography mirrored in contemporary art from the 1960s to the present at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris www.galeriedesgaleries.com.
20 Dec 2010 - MTV EXIT-video: 'MK Ultra' by Muse from the album 'The Resistance'
This is the third MTV EXIT campaign music video since 2008 that raises awareness and prevention of human trafficking. According to an United Nations Population Fund report, criminals earn estimated US$7 to $12 billion annually with the trade and use of human beings. The MTV EXIT campaign is about freedom and people who have lost the basic human rights. "They are victims of trafficking - modern-day slaves -- and criminals have forced, defrauded, or coerced them into various forms of labor, or prostitution." mtvexit.org
19 Dec 2010 - 'Soundsuits' by Nick Cave
The video shows Chicago based artist Nick Cave, who creates textiles that make sound in movement. In Sept, the Vogue Magazine has styled up Nick Cave's 'Soundsuits' with accessories by fashion houses like Yves Saint Laurent and Dior in a photo story on eight pages. Nick Cave is the chair of the Fashion Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which invites now to apply for the 'Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment'-program: "...this program builds on the connections and relationships between art and fashion that have been evolving in the past century, and that reach an unprecedented level in contemporary practices today." saic.edu/degrees_resources/gr_degrees/mdfash/#overview
19 Dec 2010 - The fashion rhythm is a time traveler's symphony
Next Spring/Summer, the fashion and beauty rhythm seems to be 'slowed down' by designers once more as they are breaking up traditional time lines like seasons.
18 Dec 2010 - 'Gridiron' by the German downtempo group Dadamnphreaknoizphunk
...is published on the album 'Cala d'Hort, Vol. 3', which is a collection of various artists by the Berlin based fashion label 'C'est tout'. On 19 Jan, 'C'est tout' will be presented for the first time at the Mercedes-Benz Fashionweek Berlin. The catwalk premiere is entitled ‚Muse Model Maniac’, designed by Katja Will cesttout.de.
18 Dec 2010 - 'Hiro' by the French rapper Soprano
'Hiro' is the name of a character of the TV series 'Heroes' - 'Hiro Nakamura' is a former computer programmer, who discovers that he is able to travel in time and space. Soprano's song is about the collective consciousness of history, which is shared by people globally through media. He sings that he has been on all the historical places in various times and that he can only live the presence.
17 Dec 2010 - Media installation 'Venus' by Nam June Paik
The video from 2009 shows the media installation 'Venus' (1990) - a green satellite receiver with writings in Korean, surrounded by TV sets with psychedelic videos, by the media, video, performance artist and composer Nam June Paik with explanations by galerist Hans Mayer. Today, Tate Liverpool (UK) opened the retrospective 'Nam June Paik' with ninety works from all phases of his career to the public tate.org.uk/liverpool/exhibitions/namjunepaik. Tate Liverpool curator Sook-Kyung Lee is cited on 'Culture24': "I mean he made this term ‘electronic superhighway’ before the internet was formed and he predicted all these technological advances in the future and how that would shape us - even YouTube." culture24.org.uk/art/art314838
17 Dec 2010 - 'Rolling/Nectarine' by Hooray For Earth (featuring Zambri)
The colorful psychedelic dance video for the US band 'Hooray For Earth' is directed by Brooklyn based Johnny Woods. In January, Hooray For Earth are on US-tour with the Swedish band 'The Concretes' hoorayforearth.net.
16 Dec 2010 - 'Let It Go' by Drew Seeley
Just received the hyperlink to the song of US actor and singer Drew Seeley, who is dealt as one of the new young stars from Hollywood. In March, his 13-tracks album 'The Resolution' will be released. Digitally, the album comes out in 3 portions earlier; Act 1 is available now; Act 2, which contains the song 'Let It Go!', comes out on 4 Jan.
16 Dec 2010 - Music video: 'Focus On The Sound' by the Danish rock band 'Nephew', directed by Lærke Lauta
In 2009, Copenhagen based video artist Lærke Lauta's music video for the group project 'VideoVideo' was released - 12 artists interpreted each one song of Nephew's album 'DanmarkDenmark'. In the same year, Lærke Lauta, who is a graduate of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and Cooper Union in New York City, worked on her video installation 'Floating Female' - an exploration of internal and external states of consciousness. The Mills College Art Museum (California) presents 'Floating Female' from 19 Jan – 13 March: "Lauta’s video installations draw from a northern European tradition that ascribes mysterious, romantic, and spiritual qualities to the natural landscape." www.mcam.mills.edu
15 Dec 2010 - Snow style for women with pieces that tell stories of contradictions
Like the jacket that has a fur hood and calls itself 'Bad Fur Jacket' while the designer makes at the same time aware of species-appropriate fur production. Or, the panty in animal print that looks like a boys-brief and is dedicated with the words 'for courageous boys" to girls.
15 Dec 2010 - 'Loud Mouths' by 'Wise Blood'
Just received the hyperlink to the single 'Loud Mouths' by the US musician 'Wise Blood' aka Christopher Laufman with the news that Wise Blood has recently signed to Dovecote Records and plans to release a new EP in early 2011. "By day, twenty-one year old Laufman works in a cemetery as an undertaker. When the sun goes down he is better known as Wise Blood, turning out heavy sample based pop bliss in his bedroom."
15 Dec 2010 - 'Our Own Pretty Ways' by Swedish folk duo 'First Aid Kit'
A YouTube-user comments one month ago that the reason why the video is lovely is '...how these wonderful girls have their clothes on. That's the difference between talent and no talent. If you have no talent you have to create a diversion that makes people focus on something else, like T and A. Hence all the semi-naked women strutting around on stage these days..." On 18 Jan 2011, Third Man Records will release a vinyl 7-inch 2 songs record of the 17 and 20-year old sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, produced by Jack White www.thirdmanrecords.com.
14 Dec 2010 - Snapshots from a 'Polar Bar' on a hotel's roof top equipped with Italian fashion fabrics
The Italian label Stone Island provided the interactive fabrics (one changes its look with the temperature, the other is highly reflective) for the lounge of the recently opened 'Polar Bar' (looks like an expedition camp) on the roof top of the hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich.
14 Dec 2010 - Word installation 'Circus' by Barbara Kruger
US artist Barbara Kruger's word installation 'Circus' on the floor, ceiling, walls at the Rotunda of the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt (DE) with sayings like "Belief + Doubt = Sanity" or "What you love is better than what I love. What you believe is truer than what I believe. What you hate deserves it." can be viewed from 15 Dec - 30 Jan 2011. "The artist's sentences for the Schirn oscillate between generally valid statements, requests directed at the viewers, and psychological observations. Their enigmatic character is irritating, and their impact overwhelming, not least because of their extraordinary size." schirn.de
14 Dec 2010 - Re-listen: 'Paradise (Not For Me)' by Madonna feat. Yitzhak Sinwani
The video of the performance of Madonna and Yitzhak (English 'Isaac') Sinwani was shot during Madonna's Confessions Tour in 2006. Yitzhak Sinwani, who sings a Jewish poem instead of the originally French song text, wears according to Madonna's tour website a turban designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. In 2001, Madonna interpreted the song on stage in a Geisha costume by Jean Paul Gaultier. In the official video 'Paradise (Not For Me) directed by Dago González, Madonna wears an authentic wedding kimono from a Japanese woman that was found by costumer Arianne Phillips in Los Angeles madonnatribe.com/idol/dago_one.htm.
13 Dec 2010 - A new hotel that 'breathes' and changes its look with the weather
The design concept of the Nouvel-Tower breathes eco-consciousness and interactivity like it was realized by the building owner with 'green' techniques such as a solar system and an efficient energy management that interacts with weather and lighting conditions. The works by Pipilotti Rist, Patrick Blanc, Alain Bony and Henri Laboile at the hotel Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom visualize this intention artfully.
13 Dec 2010 - A bag on the shoulder of an actor in a movie
Recently, the Viennese film and theatre costume workshop Kostümhaus has founded the own label 'wienzwoelf' and released a handmade bag under the title 'A bag from Vienna'. The bag is made of recycled materials from an old seabag, parachute... and has already 'played' in Austrian movies that will be released soon: in 'Willkommen in Wien', directed by Nikolaus Leytner (2010), the bag stars on the shoulder of the actor in the leading role; and in the culture-clash comedy 'Und Bollywood kam in die Berge', directed by Holger Haase (2010), the bag appears in a story about a Bollywood-team in the Austrian Alps.
13 Dec 2010 - Couture house stages Paris hotel new
The French Haute Couture house Maison Martin Margiela re-creates the interior of the groundfloor, 7 suites and 10 guest rooms of the hotel ‘Maison Champs-Elysées’ in Paris, opening April 2011. Since December 2009, a team designs the new collections by following the ideas of Belgian Martin Margiela, who has left the house. The label is co-owned by Renzo Rosso, founder of Diesel. The design team is not leaded by a creative director. It seems as if the 'design-team-work'- concept is part of the label's program. Maison Martin Margiela announces that the team "...creates a theatrical environment where reality and trompe-l’œil are mixing together."
13 Dec 2010 - Artists perform stories on various stages
Shannon Bool has adapted the photograph by the Austrian architect Adolf Loos from 1903 showing the bedroom of Lina, who was his wife from 1902 to 1905. The bedroom is erotically designed with white fabrics on the wall and fur on the floor.
12 Dec 2010 - Art, costumes, stages
The exhibition 'La Bohème' shows stagy portraits. Even ‘snap-shots’ of the artists' daily lives become stagy as the portrayed ones add their individual signature to the photo like it was typical for artists such as Pablo Picasso who is shown on one photo sitting beside his friend - a fashion model with an extraordinary bandeau-chapeau, in a cafe in Paris.
12 Dec 2010 - Music video: 'Only The Young' by Brandon Flowers
...is the second track from the premiere solo album 'Flamingo' by Brandon Flowers, frontman of the US band 'The Killers'. Director Sophie Muller has placed him in a smoking between stars and angel-alike flyers. Muller's work is known from videos such as 'Wind It Up' Gwen Stefani (who has launched her fashion label with the video in 2006) or commercials like for L'Oréal with Beyoncé Knowles.
11 Dec 2010 - 'Don't Care Anymore' by Samantha Ronson
Fashion Net Düsseldorf has sent the 'Save the Date' for the party on 5 Feb 2011 where singer/songwriter and DJ Samantha Ronson (she comes from a famous family of musicians) will be on the turntables. The registration for the party of the platform for designers, industry, showroom operators, universities, labels... just opened. "We can’t reveal all the details just yet, but try this for starters; the one and only Samantha Ronson, star DJ from NYC, will be at the turntables." fashion-net-duesseldorf.de/index_en.html
10 Dec 2010 - Design on fabrics
...is the theme of an article by the London based 'Arts Thread' publication about the exhibition 'Sue Timney and the design of Timney-Fowler', which currently runs at the Fashion and Textile Museum www.ftmlondon.org. Sue Timney, owner of the label Timney-Fowler, has created iconic designs for fashion and interiors. She has delivered works to Paul Smith, Betty Jackson, Stella McCartney...
10 Dec 2010 - Fashion video: A jacket that changes its look when exposed to the cold
The Italian label Stone Island is known for its experimental dyeing on finished garments. Recently, the label has released a new video which gives an insight into the dyeing process http://vimeo.com/17359104
10 Dec 2010 - A film school that sees its origins in the artistic moving image
The KHM Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Germany) calls the ones who are interested in photography, film, directing, scriptwriting, animation, media design, experimental computer sciences, sound, sculpture, public art... to apply for the 'Audiovisual Media' degree course. "...the KHM is an art school with a focus on media, and a film school that sees its origins in the artistic moving image."
10 Dec 2010 - Video: Fashion event in Mumbai
Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey invited on 9 Dec to the roof terrace of the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai. The music for the over 400 guest came from DJ sets by British musician Rory Cottam from band The Cheek and Indian DJ Aqeel as well as a live acoustic performance by Indian musicians Aman and Aayan Ali Khan. It was Christopher Bailey's first trip to India. He says that being in India "...meeting everyone and feeling the energy behind the country was incredible and we had a great night in Mumbai."
10 Dec 2010 - Early art-music film: 'Rainbow Dance' by Lye Len (1936)
Pioneering experimental film-maker Lye Len (1901 - 1980) has mixed for this 1930s movie that shows a dancer, hand painted celluloid with a music piece. The result is an animation that follows the rhythm of the music and the body - a sort of modern art dance painting in motion. Now, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Zealand) shows with 'Points of Contact: Jim Allen, Len Lye, Hélio Oiticica' the connections between Lye Len and the other two artists (11 Dec – 27 Feb 2011) www.govettbrewster.com.
9 Dec 2010 - Green fashion with a touch of luxury
Men's wear label 'banuq' will be presented at the Green Showroom during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin (19 - 21 Jan). The designers are inspired by "contemporary explorers and people on the-move - like we all are..."
9 Dec 2010 - Music video: 'Don't Stop Robot' by Struboskop feat. Violetta Parisini
Just heard the track by the Austrian musicians on the daily news and music radio channel fm4.orf.at.
9 Dec 2010 - Artists and designers on social responsibility
The MICA - Maryland Institute College of Art (US) invites to apply to the pioneering graduate program 'Social Design' (deadline: 15 January 2011) about the active role of a designer in changing lifestyles, raising awareness, and influencing public policy. "There is a growing interest and understanding in the world of design related to the designer's role and responsibility in society, specifically the belief that social change can happen through design."
9 Dec 2010 - Movie trailer with music by Lou Reed, David Bowie about photojournalism: 'The Bang Bang Club' (2010)
The movie is about the four photographers Ken Oosterbroek, Joao Silva, and the Pulitzer Prize winners Greg Marinovich and Kevin Carter, who have captured the final days of Apartheid in South Africa. Recently, a website showing works by one of 'The Bang Bang Club'-members Joao Silva - the New York Times photographer was injured by stepping on a landmine in Afghanistan this year, opened on joaosilva.photoshelter.com with vintage prints from images taken between 1993 - 1996 in South Africa.
9 Dec 2010 - Electronic-rock dance music streaming: 'The Golden League' by 'We Are Standard'
The Basque country Bilbao (ES) based five members group 'We Are Standard' have recently released the album 'The Golden League' with remixes by artists like Anoraak, John Talabot, CFCF, Arthur Baker, In Flaganti… The In Flagranti mix 'Bye Bye Bye' is one of the favored by thisisfakediy.co.uk who have talked with 'We Are Standard' and review each track of the album. But there is even the Arthur Baker remix which you shouldn't miss! "...that will make move your ass" such as thisisfakediy.co.uk comments.
8 Dec 2010 - 'Let the Runway Meet the Cause' by Fashion Designers Expo Florida
...has sent the information about the 'Red Carpet Christmas Party' on 10 Dec in Miami. The fashion charity is organised together with Alonzo Mourning's Overtown Youth Center and 'YDCO - Young Dreams Community Outreach' with the aim to support educational, social, and recreational programs for the youth. "YDCO allows children to experience and envision their dreams for the future. We will provide children with the opportunity to experience different careers while at the same time providing them with educational supplies and activities." http://www.youngdreamsco.org
8 Dec 2010 - Swedish fashion at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin (19 - 22 Jan 2011)
The Swedish Institute publishes the program of the presentation of Swedish creative heads like fashion designers Camilla Norrback, Diana Orving, Ida Sjöstedt, photographer Camilla Akrans, and accompanying films and talks at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in January 2011.
8 Dec 2010 - Re-listen by publisher Karin Sawetz: 'Another Brick in the Wall' by Pink Floyd
I have chosen the song because it fits perfectly to the current situation in Austria after the results of the Pisa study had been released recently. Pisa is an international program for student assessment and tests the education and the skills that are delivered by a school system to young people. The results give an insight how far young inhabitants of a country can participate in the global society.
8 Dec 2010 - Grammy 2011 nominated dance track by La Roux in Kanye West remix
Recently, 'In For The Kill' by La Roux was nominated for the Grammy 2011 in the category 'Best Dance Record'. Remixes can be found online, like Kanye West's hip-hop/rap interpretation of the synth-pop track, rap; or the remix 'La Roux x Dragon King The Kill' which brings American Wild Western movie-Asian spheric tones to the nominated song soundcloud.com/drgnking/the-kill. The original version and video that was shot at the legendary Hotel Chelsea in NYC, wellknown for the artists and musicians who lived there like Sid Vicious, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, etc. shows La Roux singer Elly Jackson in the part of the night porter in the dark hotel... youtube.com/watch?v=Ry0W_86uHIw.
7 Dec 2010 - Snowboard trailer & premiere of the contest 'Ride Shakedown' in Europe
The 'Ride Shakedown' contest (founded in Canada) announces after US now its premiere in Europe from 11 to 12 March 2011 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Germany's highest mountain 'Zugspitze' rideshakedown.com.
7 Dec 2010 - Men's styles SS2011
Just received the hyperlink to the video of the coming H&M SS2011 men's collection showing unexpected styling solutions of pieces that are dedicated for different situations like an elegant maritime blue blazer in combination with sportive grey trainings legwear, or Jodphur/riding breeches inspired comfortable trousers in military green mixed with a classical tailored jacket and desert boots. "Styling makes all the difference this spring. The blazer looks new worn with cargo shorts, and a hooded jacket is dressed up with a shirt and tailored trousers. The combination of black and khaki green is super elegant," says Andreas Löwenstam, menswear designer at H&M.
7 Dec 2010 - Fundamental research on the construction of reality online
Alongside to its publishing agenda, the organisation Fashionoffice.org is doing fundamental research on media. Today, the summary of the study on ‘Memorized Data’ will be released in the Annual Multimedia 2011.
7 Dec 2010 - Men's wear calendar 2011
In the press release, it's announced that the horoscope is especially made for women to find out if he is 'Mr. Hot' or 'Mr. Not'. Fashionoffice has looked through and can predict that...
7 Dec 2010 - Prize to sound artist who explores space
On 6 Dec, fashion designer Miuccia Prada has announced UK sound artist Susan Philipsz as this year's Turner Prize winner for the installation of a Scottish 16th century song (a lament) in an empty room. Susan Philipsz sings the song herself. The article with video on Sky.com shows the award ceremony; Susan Philipsz words of thanks were overtoned by the soundscape of students, who protested outside the Tate Britain gallery for a better education. Sky.com cites one of the students: "Those artists would not be able to fill up those galleries if they did not have free education and a good investment in arts education." From 26 February to 12 June 2011, new works by Susan Philipsz will be exhibited under the title 'We Shall Be All' at the MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
6 Dec 2010 - The calendar as a 'time machine'
The Austrian designer Lena Hoschek has sent the information about the '5 years Lena Hoschek'-retrospective calendar 2011, which shows her work from the last five years with the note: "Knackig die Madln" - which means as much as 'Sexy Girls'.
6 Dec 2010 - Young artists on time and memories
Fashionoffice has received information about two exhibitions, where young artists are presenting their work about time and memories. The Kunsthalle Wien in Austria shows from 15 Dec - 16 Jan the 'Time Boxes' by the Poland born, in Vienna living Monika Piorkowska. Each of the boxes represents a computer/skype-conversation of the artist with a person from somewhere around the globe and is a symbol for moments, evanescence, and memories. Until 12 Dec, the Mills College Art Museum in California presents works by Binh Danh entitled 'Collecting Memories' about the construction of collective memory http://mcam.mills.edu/exhibitions/current1.php
5 Dec 2010 - Fashionoffice update: geographical statistics
Fashionoffice has updated the geographical graphics of people, visits and page-views delivered by Quantcast. In the months before, most of the Fashionoffice traffic came from US, followed by France. Now, it's Germany where more than 50% of the Fashionoffice traffic comes from.
5 Dec 2010 - Music tip on occasion of 'Krampus': 'Passive' by Perfect Circle
On 5 Dec, costumed young men appear as the mythological figure 'Krampus' in the European Central Alps, especially in Austria. The demon 'Krampus' punishes the ones who had done wrong. The young men are vanguards of the 'good one' - Sankt Nikolaus, who brings the gifts one day later on 6th Dec. The video fits perfectly to the old tradition of good and bad and the promised salvation and punishment. It shows scenes from the movie 'Constantine' (2005) with Rachel Weisz and Keanu Reeves (he can see half-angels, half-demons and can enter and leave hell) in the starring roles mixed with glowing, burning images of the band playing on stage. The song 'Passive' by the US band 'Perfect Circle' (co-founded by Maynard James Keenan, known even from 'Puscifer') was used in the movie 'Constantine'.
4 Dec 2010 - Fashion video: History stitched on flight jackets
New York based designer Brian Wood has visualized 60 years of American history with patches showing icons like Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Michael Jackson... and cult objects like Rubik's Cube on flight jackets by Alpha Industries on occasion of the label's 50 anniversary (founded 1959). Now, the jackets are on traveling exhibition. In July 2010, they had been shown at Bread & Butter in Berlin, followed by the exhibition in the AG Contemporary Art Gallery in NYC in October 2010.
4 Dec 2010 - Calendar 2011: Cats in fashion pieces
The New York based design label United Bamboo has released a limited editon of a 12 month calendar showing kittens in United Bamboo fashion. The UK newspaper 'The Telegraph' publishes comments about the pieces the cats wear and what they like and not such as July-model TJ aka Thomas Jefferson wearing a 'jungle' print evening dress. "TJ doesn't like it if there are no options. She often freaks out..."
3 Dec 2010 - Styling the surface
Fashionoffice was inspired by old and new works on 'space' (art, store design, appartment buildings) for the collection of pieces and mixed them with some items that will arrive next year.
3 Dec 2010 - Music video: 'The Minute I Saw It' by 'Chief'
...from the album 'Modern Rituals'. The 4 members of Chief from Santa Monica, California mix the melancholic rock melody with sunny light guitars. The video provides refreshing impressions from the beach, board riding and other holiday sceneries that look like moving postcard images where the people's faces are anonymized. Like an invitation to slip into!
1 Dec 2010 - Limited editions of photo prints of Debbie Harry, Lou Reed...
The British arts, entertainment and cultural PR agency 'Idea Generation' with own exhibition space has opened its archive and selected some photo prints (limited editions, signed) of icons from the music business like 'Ringo, Lennon + McCartney' photographed by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins or 'David Bowie' by Mick Rock for the 'Christmas Gift Guide'-online shop.
1 Dec 2010 - Music download: 'Villain' by 'The Duke Spirit'
Spin.com publishes an article with interview and free download of the new song 'Villain' from the upcoming album 'Bruiser' (Spring 2011). The music tip came with the note that 'Villain' is a 'slow-burning rock ballad'.
1 Dec 2010 - Music video: 'Hot Knives' by the US band 'Bright Eyes' from the album Cassadaga (2007)
Director Patrick Daughters, whose video work for Feist's '1234' (2007) was nominated for the Grammy in the category 'Best Short Form Music Video', presents 'Bright Eyes'-frontman and songwriter Conor Oberst on a psychodelic colored stage, overlapped by video-scenes which run on his white suit while he is singing and playing the guitar. Today, Fashionoffice has received the announcement that the new 'Bright Eyes' album 'The People’s Key' comes out on 15 February 2011 conoroberst.com.
March - April 2010
January - March 2010
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