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April 2010 - I: Green style; Female body

Green style - What, if the 'Low Carbon Culture' won't succeed? Web/Mobile/Map
The German Museum for Arts and Crafts and the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg have invited Fashionoffice to the opening of the exhibition 'Klimakapseln' (climate capsules) questioning how we will survive the future by showing around 25 examples of clothing- and living-capsules, which allow living independently from the exterior circumstances...

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Fashionoffice has gone 'Green'; Fashionoffice Insight by publisher Karin Sawetz, April 2010 Web/Mobile/Map
Fashionoffice has received the certificate that the data centers in US deliver the content of Fashionoffice with 100% wind energy. But what happens in Vienna, Austria, where the editorial and administrative work of Fashionoffice happens? Is it there 'Green' too?

Female body - Changes of the female body and design Web/Mobile/Map
Soon after the fashion-talk started, the Italian designer Rosanna Ansaloni and the journalists focused on the body of women. Has the body changed, what has changed, and why...

Female body - Pioneers of new images Web/Mobile/Map
The self-ironical works by Birgit Jürgenssen, the female stereotypes by US artist Cindy Sherman, or Nil Yalter from Turkey who focuses on migration and the effects on the cultural identity of females...


Green style Green Showroom at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin
The video from the Green Showroom at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski during the Berlin Fashion Week shows the SS2010 collection presented by dancers in a modern performance. With the Green Showroom, the two designers Magdalena Schaffrin and Jana Keller have realized their idea to apply a luxurious touch to 'Green' products. Additionally to their own collections, they are selecting the pieces of other designers who are following the same idea. From 7 - 10 July 2010, the Green Showroom will present again various designers from fashion, accessories, cosmetics, and lifestyle in the Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin. The traveling showroom's next stop after Berlin is Paris, New York is in planning;

Fashion video about London Pirate Radios
'The platforms change again with the internet, but the spirit of pirate radio lives on with the DJs and artists!' is the conclusio of the video, produced by the French boots label Palladium. It leads you to secret radio stations in London, you can learn why the transmitter and the studio shouldn't be on one place, and what makes the radio makers in the 60s moving into the rusting anti-aircraft towers in the Thames. When the authorities shut them down, pirate sounds went underground. Today, the London 'pirates' reach people across the world.


Female body
'Quicksand' by La Roux. Recently, androgynous pop singer Elly Jackson and synthesizer player Ben Langmaid have received Brit Award nominations. The English singer Elly Jackson (aka La Roux) was even nominated at the NME Awards 2010 (founded by the music magazine New Musical Express) in the category 'Worst Dressed'; Lady Gaga received the 1st prize in this category.

'Galaxy Man' by Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer from the album Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown (18 May). Solex (aka Dutch sample artist and singer Elisabeth Esselink) and the punk musicians Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer are cooperating for this album. The song has mantra capabilities! Fashionoffice received the music tip with the words: "Elisabeth, Cristina and Jon - they understand. May we all follow their lead and join hands across the world as we look skywards and contemplate our place in the universe. And as we stand united, let us shake our collective ass."

'Like a Hobo' by Charlie Winston from the musician's debut album 'Make Way' (released 2007).
Peter Gabriel has picked 'Like A Hobo' as one of his favorite songs for the music industry festival Midem 2007 in Cannes. In 2008, Paris living Charlie Winston's single 'I'm A Man' was used for a VW Polo advert; an amusing advert where you can see a dog's lips synchronized with Charlie Winston's song. On his Myspace-site, Charlie Winston announces the new track 'Hit The Road' coming out on 5 April. From May to August he tours in France, Germany, Austria...

Sebastian on Levi's Noise Tour in Europe
US denim label Levi's invites to the 'Colors of Noise Tour' with electro-acts by Sebastian, Jackson, and French Horn Rebellion in Europe: 6 May Zurich, 7 May Vienna, 8 May Hamburg, 13 May Berlin, 14 May Munich. Details on

Music from the 80s: 'Gravity's Angel' by Laurie Anderson from the album 'Mister Heartbreak' (1984). The video from the concert film 'Home of the Brave' shows US musician Laurie Anderson and Adrian Belew (guitarist of King Crimson) on stage. The album opens with the track 'Sharkey's Day' and closes with the track 'Sharkey's Night'. On Sharkey's Night, the lyrics are read by the American novelist William S. Burroughs; his most prominent work is 'Naked Lunch'. 'Gravity's Angel' is inspired by Thomas Pynchon's novel 'Gravity's Rainbow'.

Music from the 80s: 'Elephant Talk' by King Crimson from the album 'Discipline'. Great music from the 80s with critical texts! "Talk. Talk. It's all talk. Too much talk. Small talk. Talk that trash. Expressions. Editorials.... It's all talk. Elephant talk." sings lead guitarist and singer Adrian Belew who has co-written the songs on this album. On the stage of this 80s performance, you can see Robert Fripp (the one with the eyeglasses), co-founder of King Crimson, one of the best guitarists world wide, and pioneer of electronic music (Frippertronics).



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