31 March 2011 - Teaser-movie 'Testosterone' for a new men's wear collection (comes out this spring)
...by the Viennese fashion label Tiberius, directed by Philadelphia (US) born, now in Vienna (AT) living Sam Scott Schiavo; costume designer of this production: "Mother Nature".
31 March 2011 - Trailer 'Fast Five' (in cinemas in April)
...with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, who is the new face of the Cool Water by Davidoff campaign (comes out in July). The teaser of the campaign video was already sent to journalists; Paul Walker's lifestyle evokes statements by reporters like the following short movie shows youtube.com/watch?v=GBj7xOHpvvI.
31 March 2011 - Car drivers compose together sound
...on occasion of the interactive art event about the experience of in- and outdoor spaces 'In Your Car' on 5 May at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.
31 March 2011 - Catherine Deneuve in the movie 'Je Veux Voir' (transl. 'I Want To See') with Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué as the chauffeur
The movie 'Je Veux Voir' (2008) is documentary alike cineaste product which captures history in a way like journalists do by asking "what's the truth". Now, artist Rabih Mroué's fiction/truth installations which incorporate video footage, newspaper clippings... are presented under the title 'I, the Undersigned - The People are Demanding' until 14 May at the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) in London. 'The People are Demanding' "..., coupled with a long list of possible demands, ranging from the political to the mundane, is an ambivalent acknowledgement of the extraordinary revival of a sense of popular unity and action but also a comment on the fragility of the individual under the totalising 'people'." iniva.org
31 March 2011 - Trends of keywords and content in fashion, beauty, art
...just delivered from the current statistics by Google Analytics and the log files of Fashionoffice...
30 March 2011 - Dance floor pop 'Contact High' by Architecture In Helsinki
...from the album 'Moment Bends' (comes out in April). The Australian (Melbourne) 5 members band Architecture In Helsinki is on tour: 6 April Hamburg (DE), 7 April Luxembourg (LX), 8 April Paris (FR), followed by London, Dublin, Copenhagen, Berlin, Vienna... in June in US.
30 March 2011 - Images of provocative women
...seen at swimwear inspired by Russ Meyers...
30 March 2011 - Fishes and cranes are symbols of strength
Yukari Sweeney Design London posts on its website that they are working at the time on one thousand paper cranes: "...because a crane, in japanese mythos, is said to live for 1000 years, and represents the soul of a great warrior."
29 March 2011 - Trailer 'Midnight in Paris' about real life and illusion, directed by Woody Allen
...with Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Adrien Brody, Michael Sheen, and Carla Bruni is out now; premiere in Cannes in May.
29 March 2011 - Marc Newson's new design for an energy friendly watch
...looks like a second skin made of bubble shaped Baccarat crystal which contains a perpetual mechanism that is driven by small changes in temperature.
29 March 2011 - Won't play football for the coach
A red carpet look with a rebellious 70s touch...
28 March 2011 - Re-listen: 'Heaven's In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac' by the British band Hot Chocolate
...live on stage at the chart show 'Top of the Pops' in 1976. Frontman and band founder Errol Brown began his career with a reggae version of John Lennon's 'Give Peace A Chance' in 1969. The website errolbrown.com/about.html remembers: "Errol Brown changed the lyrics of the number but he was informed that he could not change Lennon's song without his permission! So a copy of the demo was sent to the Beatles record label, Apple with fingers crossed. Amazingly John Lennon loved the version and it was released on the Apple label." (Note: Apple Corp. was founded in the late 1960s by the UK music group The Beatles and has an apple in the logo; while Apple Inc. (iPad, iTunes, iPhone...), which was founded by Steve Jobs and partners in the same year of the release of the Hot Chocolate song in 1976, has the bitten apple as logo.)
28 March 2011 - Self-regulation - a very modern mindset; Fashionoffice Insight by publisher Karin Sawetz
'Self-regulation' and 'self-determination' of the civilian population are themes in global media. If it's about nuclear power or women's rights...
27 March 2011 - Wang Ping's poem 'Small Boats' inspired artist/filmmaker Isaac Julien
...who speaks in the crane.tv interview about his 9-channel video installation 'Ten Thousand Waves' which is about his view on China - scenes from China of today combined with old photographs are telling a multi-layered story. Now, Isaac Julien's work is exhibited from 30th March on at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich (Germany). "His video installations all address aesthetic, social and psychological aspects of various living environments in which Western ideas of global culture are partly questioned and partly formulated in a new way." museum-brandhorst.de/en/exhibition-preview/isaac-julien.html.
27 March 2011 - 'My Music is a Boat' by Illute (released in March)
Berlin based singer Illute sings in German, Japanese, Spanish; on her second single 'My Music is a Boat' in English to guitars and a dramatic violin by Daniella Grimm.
27 March 2011 - Video about graffiti-photos on bridges/walls in Paris with people's statements
...like 'It changed my daily trip to work, there was a new setting! But what's good is that it is fleeting, because well, I prefer my old bridges and my old stone." Now, the giant photo series 'Women are Heroes' by the French street-artist JR (born 1983), who has photographed the 70 portraits of women during wars, is on show together with works by 17 other artists at the exhibition 'Wilde Zeichen' (translated 'Wild Signs') about graffiti in art from today until 29 June at Forum Frohner of the Kunsthalle Krems (Austria).
27 March 2011 - Songs by the indie-rock band The Smiths performed by fans for an art project
The videos for the three-part installation 'the world won't listen' by UK born (1970), in Germany based artist Phil Collins features The Smiths fans from Colombia, Turkey and Indonesia. The fans are performing songs from the compilation 'The Smiiths' from 1987. Now, the installation 'the world won't listen' is on view at Marabouparken in Sundbyberg (Sweden, until 29 May): "A tender, humorous, and occasionally heartbreaking portrait of humanity, the work is a study on the mediation and strength of popular culture's global reach." marabouparken.se
26 March 2011 - Stripes in candy and rainbow colors
Fashionoffice collected from the spring/summer 2011 women's collections some pieces with stripes and a laptop in a reflective color that provides additional light at night...
26 March 2011 - Pin drop, the split, synchro, fire dance... are the name of dance styles
...in a new music video. Fashionoffice just received the hyperlink to 'Ijo' by the British born, in New York living musician Siji, who collaborated for the song with producer/DJ Alix Alvarez. The video shows a dance audition in Lagos (Nigeria).
26 March 2011 - Re-listen: 'The Raft' by Fat Freddy's Drop
...from the album 'Dr. Boondigga and The Big Bw' (2009). The dub-reggae band from Wellington (New Zealand) Fat Freddy's Drop (the name is derived from a character in a comic strip and LSD acid art) announces the world tour: 27 + 28 May in Queensland (Australia), 18 June London (UK), 19 June Dublin (Ireland), followed by Portugal, German, Norway, Spain, France...
25 March 2011 - Insights into a new designer flagshipstore in Soho, New York
...and interview with designer Alexander Wang, who opened the store in February with illustrious party guests like musicians Kanye West and Santigold, model Karolina Kurkova, Vogue's Fabien Baron...
25 March 2011 - The Noses of Journalists; Vienna Insight by Karin Sawetz
...others are inviting to a nice place like the new hotel 25hours 'The Circus' in Vienna, where I was this week one of the journalists who were introduced to new scents. The perfume with the highest impact on this day...
25 March 2011 - The Eyes of Journalists
...on Ernst Strasser, former Federal Minister of the Interior in Austria, lobbyist and member of the EU-parliament. The journalists of the Sunday Times uncovered with the video the 'Cash for Law' scandal. At this time, the Austrians don't know if it is according to the national rules legal or illegal to change the law for cash derstandard.at/1297821121854/Recht-Causa-Strasser-Die-juristischen-Folgen.
24 March 2011 - Interview with Mexican tattoo artist and illustrator 'Dr. Lakra'
...aka Jerónimo López Ramírez (born 1972) by vbs.tv on occasion of his exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2010. Dr. Lakra is inspired for his body art by the cultures of Maori, Thai, Chicano, Philippine, and by symbols from inner-city gangs, pulp fiction, pre-Columbian culture, and religion. At this time, the work of Dr. Lakra is on show at the Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico (until 9 May) www.museoamparo.com.
24 March 2011 - 'Week-end à Rome' by Nouvelle Vague and Vanessa Paradis
...from the new album 'Couleurs sur Paris’ by the Parisian musicians of Nouvelle Vague Marc Collin et Olivier Libaux. Fashionoffice just received the tour dates for March and April with the words "Expect the unexpected": 24 March Warsaw (PL), 25 March Wroclaw (PL), 26 March Leipzig (DE), 27 March Nuremberg (DE)... followed by France, Sweden, Norway nouvellesvagues.com.
24 March 2011 - Sport and fashion
Intimissimi presents the new 'Soft-Shaping' collection with footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's new flame, the Russian model Irina Shayk...
24 March 2011 - Model and musician Josh Beech singing in the bathroom
Recently, Moschino has chosen the British model and musician Josh Beech for the new campaign of the label's men's fragrance 'Forever' and presents with him the SS2011 collection on youtube.com/watch?v=PMaBgiRct6g. Josh Beech's latest song is the greasing guitars ballad 'She', available physically on 4 April.
23 March 2011 - The anatomy of the foot
...seen at a new barefoot inspired line of Onitsuka Tiger with references to traditional Japanese footwear. Film addicts know the label Onitsuka Tiger also from the outfit of Uma Thurman as Black Mamba vs. Lucy Liu in Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill II'...
23 March 2011 - Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher in a car with drink mixer Salvatore Calabrese
Michael Schumacher (7-Times Formula 1 World Champion) spread the message 'Drinking and Driving Don’t Mix' as the first ambassador of Bacardi's 'Champions Drink Responsibly' campaign. Now, Bacardi announces tennis champion Rafael Nadal as the next representative on the label's website, which provides some good tips for party organisers like checking train timetables and local taxi numbers before the guests arrive; and for party guests "Stay in control by regularly ordering water or soft drinks" and "Make sure no one is left behind at the end of the night" championsdrinkresponsibly.com.
22 March 2011 - Treatment of humans and earth; by publisher Karin Sawetz
Women's History Month 2011 in March is followed by Earth Month in April. A view on initiatives of beauty labels...
22 March 2011 - New music video 'Party bis zum Untergang' - means transl. 'Party until the Doom' by the Austrian band Kommando Elefant
...featuring Russkaja frontman Georgij Alexandrowitsch Makazaria, who bursts in the video a party of shy weirdos. The song will be released on 25 March, Las Vegas Record.
22 March 2011 - Re-listen: Electronic beats 'Venus In Furs' by Trash Palace feat. Cozette (2002)
...is covered from Velvet Underground's 1967 song. 'Venus in Furs' by the cult-band Velvet Underground, which is strongly connected to Andy Warhol, was covered in the last 40 years by several musicans, most recently in 2008 in a folk-rock acoustic guitar version by the 'The Kills'; you can hear it on quitmumbling.com/2011/01/the-kills-finish-new-record. The song, written by Lou reed, is inspired by Austrian journalist and writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's novel 'Venus in Furs' which is about a woman who loves furs, a man, and a contract between the two that was developed from a sado-masochistic pleasure gain. The term 'masochism' was derived from the author's name already in the 19th century.
22 March 2011 - Bunny presenters for luggage
A colorful luggage serie...
22 March 2011 - Fashion of a community of teenagers in Switzerland in the 50/60s
"It's a sort of hip-hop fashion before hip-hop," says Tosh Berman from the Hollywood bookshop 'Book Soup' about the fashion in 'Rebel Youth' by photographer Karlheinz Weinberger, whose work is now on show at the exhibition 'Intimate Stranger'...
21 March 2011 - Movie 'Importance of Being Elegant' directed by George Amponsah, Cosima Spender (2004)
...is about the Congolese community 'La Sape' in Brussels and Paris who are devoted extremely to fashion products and labels. The two film makers are following the Congolese musician, cult founder and spiritual father, Papa Wemba. In an interview on BBC.co.uk, Geroge Amponshah says: "We had it fixed in our heads that we were making a film about the cult of cloth, the cult of elegance. As you can see in the film's archive footage, this is a man who had declared clothing and fashion to be a religion." On 19 April, the movie will be on screening at Le Grand Café in Saint-Nazaire (FR) on occasion of the exhibition 'Communauté/Gemeinschaft' questioning 'being together' in real and virtual worlds like Facebook and Twitter grandcafe-saintnazaire.fr.
21 March 2011 - Organic cotton, Tencel, recycled polyester in white and neutral colors
Fashionoffice just received the hyperlink to the video (available since today even with undertitles in Spanish, French, German, Russian) showing the women, men and children spring/summer 'Conscious'-collection by H&M made from sustainable materials; comes into stores on 14 April. With statements by experts like the director of sustainable fashion at the London College of Fashion and the executive retail editor of Vogue UK.
21 March 2011 - Virtual travel to street art spots
Works by artists like Banksy, Keith Haring, Os Gêmeos, Space Invader or Blu can be found on the Red Bull Street Art View map by Google, which has recently 'opened'. There are already set thousands of spots in countries, where street view is available. Users are invited to submit an artview. Unfortunately this is not possible in Austria; in Vienna, Blu has painted in September 2010 on a wall of a cereal silo; the artwork is visible on fashionoffice.org/culture/2010/albernerhafen9-2010.htm.
21 March 2011 - The material of Voodoo dolls
The Fondation Cartier in Paris announces the exhibition 'Vaudou, African Voodoo' with pieces from the collection of Jacques Kerchache, who traveled in the late 1960s to the so called 'birthplace of Voodoo' in the African Republic of Benin...
20 March 2011 - What's left from a 7000 years old textile tradition?
...is the leading question of New York native Bob Freund, who began the 'Mexican Indigenous Textile Project' in 2003. Bob Freund traveled through hundreds of villages to capture photos for a documentary about women's dresses in Mexico and the patterns of textile weavings. The direct link to the patterns is mexicantextiles.com/flies/cooltextiles.html.
20 March 2011 - Fabrics inspired by cultures worldwide
Question by Fashionoffice: "Why is it called the Prague Coat - after the Czech city?" Heike Jarick (graduate of St. Martins School of Design in London): "All our pieces have names. In general they have women names and the coats are named after cities."
19 March 2011 - Electronic soul dance 'White Horse' by Brooklyn based trio Jessica 6
...with the smoky lascivious voice by lead singer Nomi Ruiz from the debut album 'See The Light' (release in May). The three members of the band Jessica 6 have met while working with Hercules and Love Affair and Antony on 'Hercules and Love Affair' (2008). On Jessia 6's 'See The Light', Antony appears as guest vocalist on the track 'Prisoner Of Love'. It is announced, that Antony and Nomi Ruiz are "weaving their voices around each other to a stunning effect".
19 March 2011 - 'Heavy in Your Arms' by Florence and the Machine from the Eclipse soundtrack
Florence Welch, recently nominated for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards, has written the song for the vampire series 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'. Her role in the black and white, morbide video could be described as 'passive body', which evokes probably even Spinner.com's question: "Is she dead or alive?".
19 March 2011 - 100 Years for Women's Rights
Since 1911, women worldwide campaign for women's rights in March. 1911, the 19th March was the official Women's Day; in 1913 it was transferred to the 8th of March. In 2011, the whole month through, women worldwide organise events to spread the word. Today for example in Vienna, women from various several parties meet on different locations in the city and walk to the parliament zwanzigtausendfrauen.at.
18 March 2011 - Men Style spring/summer 2011
Fashionoffice collected some pieces...
18 March 2011 - Exercises to run perfectly
...barefoot. The expert in biomechanics and functional medicine Lee Saxby, expert on Wildfitness.com (believing "that looking to nature and what we know of our evolutionary origins provides the most upstream and useful guide for how to be fit and healthy today") shows in the video the differences between running with cushioned sportshoes (landing on the heel) and barefoot techniques (landing on the forefoot) and how to gain a healthy running style.
18 March 2011 - 'Forbidden Fruit - A History of Women and Books in Art' by New York and Vienna based Christiane Inmann
...is about women's history, education, and the approach to knowledge in China, Japan, Europe, America, and reaches back to the culture of Mesopotamia. Christiane Inmann says: "Throughout history, patriarchal societies kept knowledge of books and reading locked away from women and safeguarded the keys to this treasure chest, afraid that, if opened, it would become a Pandora's Box." On 24 March, Christiane Inmann (studied Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Economics in Vienna) will speak at the Amerika Haus in Vienna; registration for the event via email@example.com.
17 March 2011 - Documentary about female garment workers and the change of the legislation for the security of workplaces in 1911
The documentary 'Triangle: Remembering The Fire' premieres on 21 March on HBO as remembrance of the 100th anniversary of 'The Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire' in New York where 146 garment workers (mostly female) were burned or jumped to death. Their death, which could have been easily prevented, is marking a milestone in modern labor movement. "The people of New York City already knew these girls from 1909’s Uprising of the 20,000, when shirtwaist workers, most of them recent immigrants from Eastern Europe, went on strike demanding higher pay, shorter hours and better conditions. An event in American history missing from most textbooks, it was the first great uprising of women – at a time when they didn’t have the vote."
16 March 2011 - Hypersensitive electronic-dance beats 'Ghosts of Utopia' by IAMX
...from the new album 'Volatile Times' (release on 18 March, www.boutiqueiamx.eu). Berlin based musician Chris Corner, the head of IAMX, is known of being also the director of his videos. This time, he creates dark images of a mysterious world. He is on tour in Europe: 17 March Apeldoorn (Netherlands), 18 March Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), 19 March Brussels (Belgium), 24 March Malmö (Sweden), 25 March Stockholm (Sweden)...
16 March 2011 - Exploring nature by watching fashion shows
The 'Lake's Fashion Days' (11-15 May in Pörtschach, Austria) are providing a preview to a catwalk concept that incorporates the nature of the Wörthersee lake and its surrounding Alps...
16 March 2011 - Jules Verne's extraordinary journeys
At Art Dubai (until 19 March), Van Cleef and Arpels presents four pieces of the 'Les Voyages Extraordinaires'-collection in a scenery designed by the Argentinean director Alfredo Arias...
15 March 2011 - Re-listen: 'Fast Love' by George Michael
...from the album 'Older' (1996). The video shows the British musician George Michael in a virtual reality with men and women who are dancing in sexy costumes. Now, Fashionoffice has received the information that George Michael is wearing on the cover of his new single 'True Faith' (released physically on 14 March) the sunglasses 'Bel Air' by the Belgian brand theo, created by fashion designer Tim Van Steenbergen. The designer has been inspired by the round forms and chrome of American vintage cars.
15 March 2011 - Global catastrophes and personal life; Insight by Karin Sawetz
Almost everybody makes the same experiences of being affected by the global world with its natural and political catastrophes and the very personal problems...
15 March 2011 - The butterfly is the symbol for the creation of life
...seen at a fashion show in Hongkong...
15 March 2011 - Children's choice of the Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours D'Elegance 2011 in New Dehli
...was the very aerodynamic 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom 1, which was even the basis of the design study of Ugur Sahin Design shown in the video. The second Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours showcased extraordinary collections of India’s Classic Cars on Saturday 12 March in New Delhi. By looking through the winners list (1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Dome Roof Limousine has received The Best Car of the Show Award), the children's choice convinces Fashionoffice.
14 March 2011 - Sport video 'Throwdown' for a new shoe with a sole that looks like hacked
The video with scenes from several sports disciplines (some are risky) accompany the campaign for the 'Free Run 2' sneaker by Nike. The sole looks like hacked into blocks. Global director for Nike's running footwear Toby Bignel says about the construction: "The sole is a full length Phylite material and it’s siped all the way from the heel right up through the mid-foot, right up into the forefoot so it gets a really nice flexible movement. We’ve actually added a little bit of rubber here in the heel and up in the toe where you need a bit more durability and a bit more traction where you’re really clawing off the ground."
14 March 2011 - A hacker and man's body
...seen at a men's wear fashion show in Amsterdam...
14 March 2011 - "Hairstyles are an art form"
"To watch a 'hair artist' going through his precise gestures, like an artist making a sculpture, is fascinating," says documentary artist J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere (born and living in Nigeria) who began to photograph in the early 1950s, since the late 60s he is capturing Nigerian culture with strong focus on 'Moments of Beauty'. Now, the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos announces the exhibition 'Moments of Beauty' with works by J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere that cover architecture, education, fashion, social life, and cultural festivals at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma in Helsinki (FI, 15 April– 27 November) kiasma.fi.
13 March 2011 - Sustainable body forming; Vienna Insight by Karin Sawetz
Each year in spring, the figure of the body is a big theme in magazines; especially in women's magazines. Heavily promoted...
12 March 2011 - Korea's landscape from a punky-elegant fashion sight
The video's soundtrack for the sportive-elegant pieces with punky twist evokes a 'breathing mountains' impression...
12 March 2011 - Music video 'Tightrope' by Janelle Monáe & Big Boi (Grammy 2011 nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance)
...from the album 'The ArchAndroid'. Singer/songwriter/dancer Janelle Monáe describes herself as a Nerd, believes in time travels and has an alter-ego 'Cindi Mayweather', an android. The Daily telegraph describes her as a mix of James Brown, Judy Garland, Andre 3000 and Steve Jobs. Her signature clothing style is a tuxedo.
12 March 2011 - Free download 'DNA' by the duo The Kills
...punky country-rock guitar to the smokey voice of singer Alison from the new album 'Blood Pressures' (release in April). At this time, The Kills are publishing their 'Blood Pressures' photo diary on polaroid.com/en/movement/galleries/kills.
11 March 2011 - Fashion show 'Mode statt Hode' (translated 'Fashion instead of Boys, in the meaning of Bollocks')
...of mostly women's wear by the students of the fashion class of designer Bernhard Willhelm (German born, studied in Antwerp) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna on 8 March as a statement about gender roles and a hint to take life with humour. The male models on the catwalk are the four members of the Austrian art group Gelitin (also known as 'Gelatin'), who appear often naked or present 'nakedness', and 7 other men (actors, musicians,...) - all dressed up, more or less.
11 March 2011 - Hip-hop musician in beauty
Pharrell Williams' design of an eco-friendly beauty shopping bag...
11 March 2011 - Men's fashion inspired by indie rock music
...and transformed by Tommy Hilfiger into a new variation of the smart, clean, classical 'preppy' look for FW2011/12.
11 March 2011 - Re-listen: Dance electro hip-hop 'Bad Girl ft. Ce'Cile' by Two Fingers (Amon Tobin and Joe 'Doubleclick' Chapman)
10 March 2011 - Animal prints
It seems as animal prints never go out of fashion! But this year, the mixes are wilder, appear more colorful and designers interpret original animal prints...
10 March 2011 - Video from a fashionable photo shooting
...for the new poster of the Salon de la Photo (largest photography market event in Europe, 6 - 10 October in Paris) by photographer and performance/installations artist Chrisma Lan, who started her career with portraits of celebrities like Nina Hagen or Richard Attenborough. After Chrisma Lan has met Helmut Newton in Paris, she turned to fashion and beauty photography.
10 March 2011 - Female artist on male power
US artist Zoë Charlton references in the new exhibition 'Paladins and Tourists' themes like European colonisation or the dominance of Western culture by presenting male models in provocative poses. Zoë Charlton about her work: "It was interesting that some of the men made efforts to define themselves in relation to me as a black female artist. They seemed eager to align themselves with me by telling me about certain interests, like Reggae music, or about causes they support, like Water for Africa." The exhibition is on show at the Conner Contemporary Art gallery in Washington (19 March to 30 April).
10 March 2011 - Party trance sound - 'Echoes' by the British band Klaxons in a remix by Steve Aoki
Fashionoffice just received the hyperlink to the new remix by the Los Angeles DJ, producer and electro musician Steve Aoki. Klaxon's song 'Echoes' was released on the album 'Surfing the Void' already in summer last year.
10 March 2011 - Mini-films showing Uschi, Cindy, Laurie... in vintage lingerie SS2011 in a photo booth
...presented by the British label Agent Provocateur in the style of 60/70s Pin Ups in playful, naughty poses.
9 March 2011 - 'Gigolo'-collection by Dsquared2
...was recently presented in Fashionoffice's Men's Style article 'Enjoy your life!'. Now, it's announced that the work of the Dsquared2 designers Dean and Dan Caten, who are known for their lively men's and women's wear as well as their costume work for musicians like Madonna, Fergie, Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera, will be presented on 21 May at the Vienna Life Ball lifeball.org.
9 March 2011 - Elmgreen and Dragset in an interview about gay art
...at the last Biennale di Venezia. Elmgreen and Dragset's work centers around homosexuality and new gay rights like (the economical contract) to marry. On occasion of the exhibition 'Amigos', curator/writer Octavio Zaya publishes an article on Art-Agenda.com, which he closes with the analysis of one of the sculptures: "The black humor displayed in the bird’s nest holding two small quail eggs hiding in one of the lockers seems to transcend this theater of contradictions, fissuring identity all the while." art-agenda.com/agenda/view/125
9 March 2011 - Music inspired multimedia installation 'Pinocchio Is On Fire' by Mark Bradford
...presented on a website that gives insight into the work of the US artist. 'Pinocchio Is On Fire' (2010) reflects on music, musicians and the roles they play in our society. Mark Bradford explains in a video that the installation is inspired by the character Pinocchio - a male that is made by his father - but rejected because he was not the perfect boy, and the artist's own experiences he made in the 80s in Los Angeles hip-hop communities. Now, Mark Bradford's paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos over the past decade will be on exhibition from 28 May to 18 September at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
8 March 2011 - Comics in fashion
Explosive colors mixed with bold writings on shoes and lifestyle accessories that look like sketched by storytellers transfer the fantastic world of comics into real life...
8 March 2011 - Re-listen: 'April Fool' by the female funk-rock pioneers Isis
...from 1974 in a fan-video for 1970s comic supergirls like Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman, or "VAMPIRELLA, the gothic love-child of Bettie Page and Barbarella, from the decidedly more adult horror stories of Warren Magazines..."
8 March 2011 - Undressing a woman
The products that resulted of a designer's 'study of a dress' have the sexy appeal of undressing a woman...
8 March 2011 - Geography data for Fashionoffice delivered by DoubleClick
Fashionoffice's inventory-impressions per country are published for the first time in sum with the data of the Mobile Leaderboard: Germany 120,777; United States 53,925; Austria 48,265; United Kingdom 23,168; South Korea 9,792...
7 March 2011 - 'Can You Hear Me?' by Pace Won and Mr. Green
...is a tribute by the US musicians to the people of Tunisia. The text comes from Tunisian artists, who told Pace Won to spread the word.
7 March 2011 - 'Toil In Your Field' by the Austrian experimental a capella-electro band Bauchklang, feat. US spoken-work musician Ursula Rucker
...from the new album 'Signs'. Philadelphia based Ursula Rucker's text is motivated by social ideas like women's rights. The album 'Signs' by Bauchklang (make the sound with their voices) will be released on 19 March by monkey.
7 March 2011 - Running Style 2011
...with pieces like the 'Phantom'-jacket, 'Follow the White Rabbit'-shirt, and a new hair removal tool that works with light. Some women are using especially the 8th of March to run together for women's rights. This year, the International Women's Day celebrates its 100th year anniversary...
6 March 2011 - Galliano/Dior from an Austrian sight; by publisher Karin Sawetz
Today, the Galliano/Dior affair is an old one in the fast-living fashion world. No reason to write further about the things that happened? From today's point of view - no. Seems as everything is said. But the whole case occupies me further...
5 March 2011 - 'It's not about you' by the British band Scouting for Girls
Recently, Scouting for Girls' song 'This Ain't a Love Song' from the album 'Everybody Wants To Be On TV' was nominated for Best British Single at the Brit Awards (15 Feb, London). The Londoner indie-pop band hasn't received one of the desired Brit Awards statues styled by Vivienne Westwood. But now, Burberry has chosen the song 'It's not about you' for the presentation of the 'Exotics' SS2011 pieces. Scouting for Girls is on tour: March in NL and DE, April UK...
4 March 2011 - Scene 'The Tutor' from the new gothic-rock romance movie 'Beastly'
...with Neil Patrick Harris as the blind tutor 'Will' and Alex Pettyfer in the main role 'Kyle', who has to find his inner beauty. While he is searching, Kyle is turned by makeup artist Tony Gardner (began his career with Michael Jackson's video 'Thriller' and James Cameron's action classic 'Aliens') into a New York teen monster. The movie starts today in US, 17 March Greece and South Korea, 18 March Canada...
4 March 2011 - Scene from the movie 'Mary Poppins (1964)'; invitation to a conversation with its legendary costume consultant Tony Walton
On 21 March, the Museum of Performance and Design in San Francisco invites to a conversation with production and costume designer Tony Walton (All That Jazz, Death of a Salesman, Regarding Henry...). The conversation will be accompanied by images and videos from Tony Walton's work over five decades with collaborators like Walt Disney and Bob Fosse mpdsf.org. One day prior - on 20 March, Tony Walton will discuss with the curator of the Museum of Performance and Design Brad Rosenstein his work 'Fashioning the Family: The Costume Design of Mary Poppins' at The Walt Disney Family Museum waltdisney.org.
4 March 2011 - Multimedia artist inspired by a Hollywood movie about jugglers
New York based multimedia artist Graham Parker's work 'The Confidence Man' is inspired by the seven Academy Award winning movie 'The Sting' from 1973 with Paul Newman and Robert Redford.
3 March 2011 - Colorful mix of reptile and cat prints on dresses, biker jackets, bags...
...presented with a video by Burberry under the title 'Exotics'.
3 March 2011 - Live-stream from Paris on 6 March at 6.00 PM
...just announced by Kenzo.
3 March 2011 - Luxurious, members only shopping event is on tour again
Fashionoffice just received an invitation to the next 'Golden Caravan' shopping event (for members only). Since 2009, the Golden Caravan tours through European cities and brings for members Gucci, Chanel, Givenchy... at highly reduced prices. The next Golden Caravan events are announced for Paris 8-10 March, Zurich 15+16 March, Vienna 17-19 March goldencaravan.com.
3 March 2011 - Jewellery designer working with car parts
Central Saint Martins graduate Rachel Galley, who has already created pieces for celebrities like Hollywood actress Juliette Lewis or pop star Lily Allen, manipulated parts of the sporty hybrid coupé Honda CR-Z in a car workshop near her home...
3 March 2011 - "Our vivid dreams are just like big production movies..."
...sings 'Murph' (lead guitar, lead vocals, keyboards) of the Liverpool band The Wombats in 'Anti-D' from the new album 'This Modern Glitch' (release 26 April). The hyperlink for the video (produced by Jacknife Lee - U2, R.E.M.) was sent with following words: "The woozy psychedelia of the video - shot in one continuous take - addresses frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy’s issues with depression and addiction to anti-depressants by contrasting the solemn, black-clad Murph to a colorful array of bizarre characters as he makes his way through a surreal, Technicolor world."
2 March 2011 - A movie's dramaturgical and visually depth through costumes
Two-time Oscar nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (known from 'The Social Network'...) created with her costumes for the main roles August (Robert Pattinson) and Marlena (Reese Witherspoon) in 'Water for Elephants'...
1 March 2011 - Portrait of the Austrian knit designer and artist Veronika Persché
The title of the portrait can be translated as 'In love with the Machine' and shows Vienna based Veronika Persché buying materials and in her workshop with computer-driven knitmachines. One of her most recent works is a knitted jacquard portrait of social activist Ute Bock who has dedicated her life to help migrants persche.com/en_aktuell.asp?id=69.
1 March 2011 - Poetic fashion video with pieces from the 'Hobohemian Heaven' collection by Amsterdam based designer Oda Pausma
...who is one of the shortlisted designers at the 26th edition of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography at Hyères (29 April - 2 May, exhibitions until 29 May). Oda Pausma was selected from a prominent jury under the head of Raf Simons (chief designer at Jil Sander) and members like Style.com journalist Tim Blanks. The information about her selection and collection was sent with the words: "Here everything starts with an end: a vanished love... Long black silhouettes create a sad parade. Fluid silk combined with structured leather reflect the melancholic character of the collection."
1 March 2011 - 'Cassette Tape' by singer/songwriter Katie Costello from her new album 'Lamplight'
The video for the song by soulful Katie Costello has a playful fresh, spring alike appeal!
1 March 2011 - Trailer of the first full-length movie 'Women without Men' by the Iranian multimedia artist Shirin Neshat
Shirin Neshat is wellknown for her multimedia installations in museums, which are telling multi-layered stories on several video screens. 'Women without Men' is the first movie by Shirin Neshat that is made for the cinema. It chronicles the revolutionary summer 1953 in Iran from a female view. Now, Shirin Neshat's two-channel video work 'Fervor' (2000) about the restrictive gender roles since the 1979 revolution in Iran is from 9 March to 22 May part of the group exhibition 'I Know Something About Love' at the Parasol Unit in London parasol-unit.org/index.php?id=531.
1 March 2011 - Fashionoffice Insight, March 2011 by publisher Karin Sawetz
An Austrian design label is according to the log-files the most requested emerging brand, albeit it hasn't received any coverage on our domains in the last years. Fashionoffice has nothing against the brand but...
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