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30 June 2011 - Music-video: 'Do You' by Portugal The Man; the album-artwork of the openers of the Poolbar Festival
30 June 2011 - Bio-organic mutation of motorbikes by Patricia Piccinini at Istanbul based Arter
30 June 2011 - Fashion-video: 'Underground Catwalk' during the Berlin Fashion Week; next on 6 July
28 June 2011 - Outdoor and re-constructive design
In June 2011, ideas for the extension of the functionality of existing design items and the reconstruction of everyday objects and materials have reached Fashionoffice.
28 June 2011 - 'West African Strut' by Dr. Michael White
...from the new album 'Adventures in New Orleans Jazz, Part 1', released on 21 June 2011 (Basin Street Records). It is announced that the 2nd part of the album will come out in early 2012. The traditional New Orleans Jazz musician Dr. Michael White has collaborated for record projects of Eric Clapton and Marianne Faithfull. On his new album, he mixes jazz with African, Caribbean and 60s/70s pop music.
28 June 2011 - Catwalk-video: Prada men's wear spring/summer 2012
The collection was created out of the idea of something designer Miuccia Prada doesn't like: 'I hate Golf' was the lading theme of the rich pattern-colored vintage Golf-inspired Mariachi, Western cowboy outfits. Style.com publishes a special editorial video-report with catwalk scenes and interviews with show guests about the collection on youtu.be/CdU2L23AsqE.
28 June 2011 - Mysterious vintage-SciFi movie around pictures captured on a film format developed in the 1960s
The trailer shows some scenes from the new movie 'Super 8' - entitled after the 8mm film format that was used by families for their holiday movies from the 60s on and beginners of film making such as the group of friends in the Steven Spielberg production, directed by J.J. Abrams, who are shooting an emotional, romantic scene at a railway station in Ohio in the late 70s as a car crashes into the train. The Super 8-camera captures pictures of a mysterious scenery which will later never had happened... The movie 'Super 8' comes into theatres in countries worldwide from June on; FR, DE, AT, ES, UK... in August.
27 June 2011 - A multi-format fashion magazine's web video teaser
The web video is made for the launch of the new issue of the extraordinary multi-format fashion/art magazine Visionaire (since 1991) - it is released 3 times a year in a (very) limited edition and different formats like packed into an orange bag. The 60th issue under the title 'Religion' is out now. It is edited by Givenchy's artistic director Riccardo Tisci, who collaborated for this issue with prominent artists and couturiers like Marina Abramovic and Karl Lagerfeld. Susannah Frankel publishes on 'The Independent' an interview with Riccardo Tisci and reports about the format of the 60th issue: "True to Visionaire's history, the format is unorthodox – a wooden box carved out of antique doors and based on an alter-piece splits open to reveal a leather-bound hardbacked book inside." independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/features/holy-chic-christina-ricci-and-friends-get-a-divine-new-look-2270373.html.
27 June 2011 - Awarded web documentary
...with interactive features like online debates or email exchange with the presented people. The web features extend the chronology of the film. The web documentary 'Prison Valley' received in 2010 the 'France 24-RFI Web Documentary Award' which is organised by international news TV and radio stations at the Visa pour l'Image - Perpignan photojournalism festival. The award honours not only the theme and the approach to it, but also the innovative use of new multimedia tools. Entries must be sent on 20 July 2011 at the latest visapourlimage.com/news/5103.do.
27 June 2011 - Red head, the wolf and adventurous dreams
...are the ingredients of the collections by the German/French design duo Augustin Teboul. Now, the design label invites to the presentation of the new SS2012 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.
27 June 2011 - Music-video: 'Return of the Tres' by Delinquent Habits
The Latin-hip-hop three members band Delinquent Habits from Los Angeles performed last Friday at the Donauinsel Festival in Vienna. Los Tres Delinquentes announce on their website live performances on 7 July in Budapest (HU), 8 July in Linz (AT) thedelinquenthabits.com.
27 June 2011 - Fashionoffice installed the 'User interests'-gadget
By using Google site search, the gadget automatically displays content that matches the interests expressed by Fashionoffice's visitors. Find it on the right bottom of the magazine's cover.
27 June 2011 - Music video: 'Breathe' Blue Cantrell and Sean Paul (2003)
Just searched online for Blue Cantrell and her new projects - seems as if the latest entries (or search results) for the Grammy Award nominated R&B and soul singer are from 2008.
26 June 2011 - Outdoor lifestyle becomes urban
A new collection for spring/summer 2012 that shows a stronger integration of mountain and bike styles into urban life outfits...
25 June 2011 - 'Little Shocks' by Kaiser Chiefs from the new album 'The Future Is Medieval'
...physically available on CD with special artwork from 27 June on. The band offers on their website additionally an interactive album mixer - you can choose 10 of 20 songs and make the artwork yourself kaiserchiefs.com/album/create.
24 June 2011 - 'Cross To Bear' by Tricky used for a new fragrance campaign
A short preview to an - until yet - unreleased beauty video.
24 June 2011 - 'You're No Good' by About Group from the new album 'Start and Complete'
The album's art work shows a design of the textile sisters 'Collier Campbell' consisting of Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell. The awarded designers have collaborated for example with Yves St Laurent for the fabrics of his first ready-to-wear 'Gypsy'-collection. In an interview, they are speaking about that time: "In the early ’70s one of our Liberty of London silk dress designs caught his eye … he wanted a range built round it, we had the most joyous time painting the sketches, singing and dancing, and the results were the two prints used in his first off-the-peg Gypsy Collection – we loved it." blog.houseoffraser.co.uk/interiors/in-the-hot-seat-susan-collier-sarah-campbell/. Their work is exhibited until 10 July at the National Theatre in London.
24 June 2011 - 'Bless This Space' by Brian Eno from the new album 'Drums Between The Bells'
"Recently I was in Sao Paulo, the most city-ish city in the Western world. I took lots of pictures of the forest, and then, back in London, started playing with the images in photoshop…" Brian Eno about the creation of the art work for the album cover; you can watch it on brian-eno.net.
24 June 2011 - Video-portrait: artist using various art techniques such as the creation of fashion pieces
...like 'wounded' jeans in an installation about femininity. From 6 July to 31 August 2011, the Barnard Gallery in Cape Town (South Africa) exhibits Tracy Payne's the paintings of the Angolan man 'Djamal' (Djamal in Arabic means beauty) in the pose of Shaolin monks under the title 'Muse': "I integrate what I gained from the Shaolin monks; their strength, beauty and serenity; and attempt, through the stillness, meditation and the quiet contemplation of nature to express something about the possible healing of the human spirit." barnardgallery.com/?m=3&s=2
23 June 2011 - Non-traditional art presentations in fashion and music
The Museo Bienal 2011 in New York focuses on the aesthetics of street in the meaning of a city's visual energy, expressed by artworks of 75 Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists. This year, the works - from murals, graffiti to non-traditional presentations in fashion and music, are on show at 7 different places in New York City.
23 June 2011 - Artist reflecting role models from media culture
US multimedia and performance artist Desirée Holman uses handmade masks and costumes to re-build the images of the iconic role models...
22 June 2011 - Video: a fashion photographer's editorial movie
Belgian photographer Willy Vanderperre works for clients like Givenchy, Raf Simons; for Anothermag.com he was behind the camera for an editorial fashion film. Today, the new adidas SLVR FW2011/12 campaign for the collection of pieces inspired by space travel, filmed and photographed by Willy Vanderperre premieres online; you can watch it on youtu.be/QHSHK_7zqOA.
22 June 2011 - Spontaneous dance/guitar/bicycle performance
The dance moves of French-Argentinean Cecilia Bengolea look like a new style of 'Voguing' - her poses would fit quite well for the camera of a fashion photographer...
22 June 2011 - 'Whiplash' by the punk-rock band 'Little Fish'
Find more information about the Oxford based band 'Little Fish' and their music which is influenced by Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin... on littlefishmusic.com. The release of the next single 'Wonderful' is announced for Aug 2011.
22 June 2011 - Video: 'Money and Run' by Unkle feat. Nick Cave
The song 'Money and Run' is taken from the recently released five tracks ‘Only The Lonely’ EP by Unkle containing new songs with Nick Cave, Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit)... unkle.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DII-2047-5-unkle++only+the+lonely+ep+cd.html. The video, released end of May, is directed by Tom Haines who has published a selection of his work - music videos, art and design documentaries, on tom-haines.com such as an interview with Dieter Rams (Rams has created legendary consumer products like the SK4 record player by Braun from 1956, later he was Head of Design at Braun. Dieter Rams is the inventor of the ten principles of good design) and how his work has influenced contemporary computer designers like Jonathan Ive (since 1997 Senior Vice President for Industrial Design at Apple; designer of iPod, iPhone, MacBook, iPad; received several awards like 'Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire' by the British Queen).
21 June 2011 - 'Vivienne Westwood Man' references the Summer Olympic Games 2012 in London
Vivienne Westwood posts on YouTube: "After many years, Andreas has agreed to acknowledge his true position as my partner in design. It is important to both of us that his public image should match the reality. He heads the MAN team and I'm very glad to share with him our creative work in fashion." Austrian born Andreas Kronthaler is a former student of Vivienne Westwood at the University of Applied Arts/Vienna and the designer's 25 years younger husband; they married in 1992.
21 June 2011 - Luxury couture re-interpreted as affordable design
After collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Comme des Garçons, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin... H&M has invited Donatella Versace.
21 June 2011 - Fashion movies
The designer uses new media in an elegant way to spread the information about her nature inspired collections; especially the activities in producing the new format 'online fashion movies' make the label mentionable in the field of new technologies.
20 June 2011 - Trailer about unveiling the art of street photography by a nanny
Vivian Maier was born to a French mother and Austrian father in the Bronx/New York in 1926. The traveler between Europe and US has worked as a nanny. Beside her job she has taken more than 100.000 photos. Her extensive work was unveiled on occasion of an auction in Chicago in 2007. Now, the London Street Photography Festival exhibits forty-eight framed prints together with her silent films under the title 'Vivian Maier: A Life Uncovered' between 1 and 24 July londonstreetphotographyfestival.org/diary/vivian-maier-a-life-uncovered.
20 June 2011 - Video: Art collection and 125 years car history in a chronological order
...at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart where for the first time the whole 'Daimler Art Collection' (founded 1977) of around 2000 pieces (from Constructivism to New Media Art) are exhibited in a 'time-order' fitting to the designs of the cars - from family to racing cars. The exhibition 'Art & Stars & Cars' runs until 25 September.
20 June 2011 - 'Blue Harbour' by The Wave Pictures
...directed by UK based Ben Reed who is known to bring humour into low budget productions. 'Blue Harbour' is released on the self-titled single as well as on the album 'Beer in the Breakers' (released in May 2011) by the East-London based three members band 'The Wave Pictures'.
20 June 2011 - Fashionoffice 'Likes'-collection
T-shirts created by designers on occasion of an annual publication on paper by a print/online magazine which will be presented between 4 and 9 July during the Berlin Fashion Week; sunglasses with horsewoman/man motifs designed for a summer ball on 7 July in Vienna...
19 June 2011 - Electro pop sisters 'Le Corps Mince de Françoise' (LCMDF) performing on Frankie Morello men's wear 2012 catwalk in Milan
...in a stage setting with bicycles to the collection under the title 'I'm The Messenger'. The Frankie Morello designers Maurizio Modica and Pierfrancesco Gigliotti have been inspired by a NY messenger boy who doesn't follow rules. The Milan based duo has designed a collection of colorful urban-sporty pieces for the ones "who struggle and weave their way through traffic jams for their daily survival". Pop duo LCMDF (consisting of Emma and Mia Kemppainen from Helsinki, FI) is on tour now: 19 Aug Frequency Festival in St. Pölten (AT), 27 Aug Rock En Seine in Paris (FR)... to name only two events of a long list myspace.com/lecorpsmincedefrancoise.
19 June 2011 - Organic ice cream and fair trade roses in an installation at the Berlin Fashion Week
...with the intention to open all senses for eco-lifestyle trends. Fashionoffice just received the information from the Austrian organic fashion, beauty and interior label Grüne Erde which takes part in the eco showroom in Berlin. The installation 'Roses & Ice Cream' is on view, taste, scent at the eco showroom from 7 to 9 July during the Berlin Fashion Week.
19 June 2011 - Video: Digitalisation, slow down, craftsmanship - keywords for men's wear 2012 from Milan Fashion Week
By searching for the reactions of journalists on the new Burberry men's wear collection SS2012 presented during Milan Fashion Week, one of the most used keywords is 'slow' in the meaning of slow movement realised in a collection under the title 'Handcrafted Heritage' which focuses on nature and 'analogous' methods of production. Burberry presents for SS2012 ethnic patterns on knits, shirts, shoes etc, raw materials like natural wood, weathered metals, natural horn on comfortable outerwear such as trench coats, parkas, and handmade details like stitching, spraying, or beading. "I wanted to celebrate the idea of craftsmanship. I love the whole digitalization of the world. But I don't think one has to be at the expense of the other," is Christopher Bailey (Burberry's chief creative officer) cited on ajc.com/news/nation-world/digital-world-influences-milans-980568.html.
18 June 2011 - Interrelation between art, performance, architecture, design, music, and fashion
...visualised by fashion/art works at the exhibition 'Get in the Haze - Where does fashion end and art begin?' at the Museumsquartier in Vienna (runs until 5 September). Now, curator Lliure Briz and guest artist Irene Alvarez invite children (from 7 to 12 years) to the playful fashion/art workshop 'Little Brains' from 30 June to 2 July. The products of the workshop (sculptures, installations, design outfits...) will be presented on 2 July in an own exhibition. The title of the workshop 'Little Brains' is derived from the knowledge that the creative interaction with fashion and art can activate the brain for more intuitive, spontaneous and innovative ideas quartier21.at.
18 June 2011 - Music-video: 'Party Machine' by electronic music pioneer Bruce Haack and pre-Def Jam Russell Simmons
...remixed by Prince Language; from the collection of vocoder recordings between 1970 and 1982 released on the album 'Farad: The Electronic Voice'. Bruce Haack (1931-1988) named the vocoder 'Farad' after the physicist Michael Faraday. "Haack's music is rooted in the idea that humans and electronic machines share a reciprocal relationship that manifests itself through sounds. In order to further explore this dynamic, Haack dropped out of Juilliard to pursue a more experimental course in, surprisingly, educational children's music." stonesthrow.com/news/2010/09/bruce-haack-fadad-the-electric-voice
17 June 2011 - Fashion video showing the collection 'doing your own thing' by 'yog:k uniwearsal'
The collection 'doing your own thing' by the Hamburg (DE) based design label yog:k uniwearsal is created under the motto 'form follows function' and uses mostly ecologically produced and fair traded materials. From 6 to 8 July, yog:k uniwearsal is part of the Greenshowroom (more than 30 labels from fashion, accessories, beauty, food) with special appearance of designers from the Paris headquartered 'Ethical Fashion Show' during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin green-showroom.net.
17 June 2011 - Stylish electro scooter arrives in Europe
Honda just announced that the environmental friendly electro scooter 'EV-neo' comes in July to Europe (already available in Japan since April). The EV-neo was presented in Barcelona; the video provides impressions from driving the scooter, insights into the technical features and shows in the style of an instruction manual how to load the battery.
17 June 2011 - Privacy and property of data in the 'Cloud'; media information by Fashionoffice
Fashionoffice has outsourced its IT since 1996. A characteristic of the 'Cloud' is that the data (content streams, statistical results) are not in the exclusive property of Fashionoffice as the magazine uses the property of others for the delivery and statistical measurements. The Cloud shows its foggy nature when...
17 June 2011 - "Wow - you are wearing high heels at festivals?!"
...questions British celebrity and fashion stylist Bronagh Meere one guest at the Isle of Wight Festival (10 - 12 June in the south of UK vis a vis of Le Havre; with bands like Foo Fighters, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs... the bands are on European festival tour now). Meere introduces in the video produced by festival partner HM to a comfortable, colorful 'Festival Fashion' with vintage pieces, leather jackets, all weather clothes, boots...
16 June 2011 - Music-video: 'Van Tango' by Fresco presents a tango directly from Vienna
Fresco's motto is that it is not important for a musician to be strong or the best; a musician has to be a 'chewy sod'. The new video shows the fictional '24. Viennese Tango Marathon'.
16 June 2011 - Vienna Fashion Night; Insight by publisher Karin Sawetz
I like Vienna; even when I have to search for a glass of water in a VIP-zone or release my shoe...
16 June 2011 - Summer hair care tips from sunny Beverly Hill
Beverly Hills celebrity hair stylist Oliver Ifergan has sent some tips for summer hair care...
15 June 2011 - Insights into the Pitti Uomo in Firenze
The first pictures of the events at the 'Pitti Uomo 80' (international men's wear SS2012 collections) in Florence are online; such as this one from the pre-event 'Next 3Dreams' of the Italian publishing company Mondadori on 13 June, where a 3D fashion show with virtual catwalk presented collections with reference to the sensorial stimuli that inspired them. The Pitti Uomo 80 started officially on 14 June and will run until 17. 'Dress like a Man' is another interesting title of a Pitti Uomo 80 event which explores a new generation of elegant masculinity. The presentation was already today; probably the photos/video will follow soon; stay tuned pittidiscovery.com/en/discovery/events/future/Vestirsi-da-uomo.html.
15 June 2011 - Video: Insights into a traveling shop
...with owner Sonja Weinstabel, who speaks about the collection of design pieces, music... for the 'w?atf' (what about the future?) pop-up stores, which are popping since 2008. Now, Sonja Weinstabel announces that 'w?atf' pops up again from 28 June to 30 July at the gallery 'Sonnensegel' in the Viennese Freihausviertel (known for its restaurant and bar scene). Additionally to fashion by labels like meshit, Steinwidder, Shakkei, km/a, mija t. rosa, hats by Reinhard Plank, shoes from a prominent Viennese shopping mall, etc., the traveling shop will carry performances, release parties, samples sales, DJ sessions... whatatf.com.
14 June 2011 - Video: 'All for Children'
...is a project by UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) and supported by H&M to get kids out of work and into school. The five-year project was started in November 2009 and supported with a USD 4.5 million donation from H&M. Today, H&M has announced that a special 'All for Children'-collection of kids clothes will be released in October. 25% of all sales from the 'All for Children'-collection will go directly to UNICEF’s projects to promote children's rights to education and protection among vulnerable communities. H&M states: "We believe that children who learn how to read and write are better equipped to make informed choices about their future."
14 June 2011 - Kids meet art on spooky museum tour
The Austrian private art collection Essl invites to the summer festival under the motto 'Animals' to its own museum. At the festival, kids can get in playful touch with the world of art under the direction of professional art mediators who will guide...
14 June 2011 - Insights into a new shop at the Italian beach
...in Riccione - recently opened by the sportive urban wear brand Stone Island which is known for its experimental coloring researches on textiles, keyword 'manipulation', for its functional wear inspired collections. On 24 June, Stone Island will open its next shop on the Rue Saint Honoré in Paris.
14 June 2011 - Trailer 'Bad Teacher' with Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake... (comes into cinemas in EU, CA, US in June, Asia in August)
Cameron Diaz plays the 'Bad Teacher' Elizabeth Halsey, whose first of her top ten teaching tips is that: "There is no heel too high, no sweater too tight, no neckline too low. Besides, it's nothing these kids haven't seen on the internet." Fine artist, fashion and costume designer Debra McGuire created the costumes for the movie. She is known for her 10 years work on the TV-series 'Friends'. Recently, Debra McGuire designed the costumes for 'Wanderlust' with Jennifer Aniston.
14 June 2011 - Ingredients for a breakfast by singer/songwriter Rosi Golan
The breakfast recipe made of raspberries, bananas, fried egg, toasted bread, sliced tomatoes, smoked salmon... is from Israeli born, several languages speaking musician who has lived in cities worldwide, now based in Brooklyn, NY. Another mixture of 'organic' impressions from her travels can be found in her country music compositions made for acoustic guitar, xylophone, triangle... spiced with her fresh, clear voice like you can hear on the lead single 'Paper Tiger' of Rosi Golan's debut album 'Lead Balloon' which will be released after two years work on 30 August. On her website, you can find a stream of 'Paper Tiger' and a video-interview with Rosi Golan about the album www.rosigolan.com.
13 June 2011 - Venice Insight by publisher Karin Sawetz: 'What Women Want(?)'
...is the title of an exhibition during the 54th Biennale di Venezia which I won't show but bespeak picture-less. I will explain my decision why I don't publish the images.
13 June 2011 - Musicians and human relationships: from the Viennese underground-stations (video) to an alp in Vorarlberg
The Austrian electronic-acoustic post-punk group 'Kommando Elefant' with texts and expressions somewhere between humour and tragedy, party and melancholy, explores in its work social relationships between humans. For 30 July, the Kunsthaus Bregenz announces a walking tour to the outdoor-exhibition 'Horizon Field' of the human-sized figures of artist Antony Gormley on the mountains in Vorarlberg. "Kommando Elefant will accompany walkers with music from the mountain station to the Hochalphütte, from there to the figures on the Saloberkopf, then downhill to the Hochtannbergpass and along the Old Salt Route back to Warth (approx. 3 hrs). This event is organized together with the poolbar Festival." kunsthaus-bregenz.at/horizonfield/ehtml/veranstaltungen.htm
13 June 2011 - Trailer 'A Beginner's Guide to Endings' of a movie about a father/sons relationship
The movie directed by Jonathan Sobol with Harvey Keitel in the role of the gambler father premiered in New York at the Gen Art Film Festival (runs from 8 to 14 June); the movie was already in theatres in Canada and US. Gen Art is an organisation which presents not only new (cult-)movies or handpicks upcoming visual artist, they are also showcasing emerging fashion designers; recognizable designers have made their debut with Gen Art such as Zac Posen or Phillip Lim. On their website, they announce that submissions for spring/summer 2012 shows will be accepted soon genart.org/channel/Fashion.php.
13 June 2011 - For users of high heels
Some tips for high heels-'beginners' and selected sandals by Marc Jacobs, Chloé, and Tory Burch together with Easy Rider leather jackets...
12 June - 2011 - Call for participation in design
competition for green fashion
The Humanity in Fashion Award 2012 calls European designers to create a women’s collection made from ecological and ethical produced materials, fashion that is functional, durable... Details on the link above - entry deadline 15 September. You can find more information about the finalists of last year's competition fashionoffice.org/design/2011/hessnatur1-2011.htm.
11 June 2011 - Re-listen: 'Scuba' by Bonobo
..from the 3 tracks 'Scuba' EP (2000, Ninja Tune) and used as soundtrack for the racing game 'Need For Speed'; here you can see a fan video. In 2010, Bonobo and Ninja Tune were nominated in DJ Mag's 'Best Of British' for several awards; one nomination was in the category 'Best Artist Album' for 'Black Sands' (March 2010) which presents relaxed downtempo, poetical - with a sound that opens the room for echoing through space and texts that invite to the meta-level for traveling with soul and spirit... The track 'Scuba' was additionally remixed by another British exceptional musician, the experimental sound designer Amon Tobin who has just released his new psychedelic album 'Isam' on 23 May.
11 June 2011 - Inner-city traveling
In summer 2011, inner-city traveling is a hot theme. You can find it on t-shirts with photo-prints of people in trains of metropolitan cities and in new concepts for the combination of car and bike. When you are following these new trends, probably you are not the fastest on the streets - but in a comfortable mode to face the inner-city chaos...
11 June 2011 - Charity bag at the Vienna Fashion Night
...on 15 June. The UNICEF-charity bag for a school project in Africa (building schools in Malawi) is available in the exclusive shops around the catwalk on the 'Graben' - a noble, car-free street in the center of the city. The Graben will be transformed during the Vienna Fashion Night into a party and glamour zone. Designers from Czech, Hungary, Slovakia... and international labels like Jil Sander or Diesel will present new collections. The Austrian designer Thomas Kirchgrabner (head of creation at the Viennese fashion house Liska) will receive the 'Designer of the Year Award'.
11 June 2011 - Swimwear inspired by South-America, the Andes, the Peruvian jungle, the Amazon, the ocean
...seen at the collection of the Peruvian label 'Aguaclara' (Spanish for 'Clear Water'), founded by the siblings Jorge and Liliana Villalobos in 1998. Liliana is the head of creation and transfers her love for Peru into the designs like animal fur styles, accessories made of natural tree stems and shells, and provocative spider web-like knitting. Now, Aguaclara Swimwear has sent the 'Save the Date' for the Fall 2011 presentation on 18 July at the IMG Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach.
10 June 2011 - Fashion Flash Mob 'Beauty of the Sea' by Pierre Garroudi in London
On 8 June, designer Pierre Garroudi has organised his second Fashion Flash Mob in the streets of London. He presented under the title 'Beauty of the Sea' blue and turquoise colored pieces styled up with extraordinary headpieces and make up. "The unpredictable British weather was no competition for Pierre’s models. All models made their way through London with the classic Fulton Birdcage Umbrella in hand," writes the eye-witness from London.
10 June 2011 - 'Distance' by the Austrian multiinstrumenalist/singer/songwriter Effi
The Graz (AT) based Effi (alias Thomas Petritsch) has released in January his debut album 'Astronaut' with songs that are melodious like a summer breeze. Now, jeans label Diesel's Austrian division has selected him together with other musicians for the 'Mix and Remix' (physically CD) album where original songs of the artists are published in a remix by DJs.
10 June 2011 - Our journey until somewhere else
German designer Kilian Kerner invites to the exclusive (By Invitation Only!) women's and men's spring/summer 2012 catwalk show under the title 'Our journey until somewhere else' on 8 July during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin with live-performance by singer/songwriter Mads Langer.
9 June 2011 - New technologies, our view on the world
...and the production of content (TV, music...) are themes at UK's documentary and digitial media festival 'Sheffield Doc/Fest' until 12 June. Discussions, film screenings and industry sessions are focusing on new media, including a keynote from Wired contributor Frank Rose.
9 June 2011 - 'Plate Tectonics' by the Brighton based band Tall Ships (video, audio stream, MP3 download)
The recently released single by the UK three men band 'Tall Ships' has received attention by the Guardian.co.uk, where Paul Lester writes: "Tall Ships have been on our radar for a while now, but it's only with the release of their new single Plate Tectonics that we've decided to feature them here, mainly because we like the idea of geological forces being used as a metaphor for love." guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/05/new-band-tall-ships
9 June 2011 - Solidarity bag in Venice; Insight by publisher Karin Sawetz
Unfortunately I couldn't take a photo from the red-white-red bag with my own camera. Back in Vienna, I have received images from the Kunsthaus Bregenz (Austria) which distributed 5.000 'Ai Weiwei'-solidarity bags at the 54th Biennale di Venezia...
9 June 2011 - 'East Harlem' by Beirut
Zach Condon introduced with his band 'Beirut' European folk traditions accompanied by a trumpet from Paris, glockenspiel and ukelele and mixed them with Brooklyn/New York style for the first time on the album 'Gulag Okestar' in 2006; his latest single 'East Harlem' is a story about Manhattan and the distances between the NY districts and how far it can seem to get from one end to the other.
8 June 2011 - Women's and men's fashion FW2011/12
"I was inspired by iconic British portraits and our own archive campaigns from the late 1960s of Jean Shrimpton using her trench coat to shelter herself from the poetic and romantic British weather. We wanted to create a group of portraits celebrating British actors, musicians and models." says Creative Chief Christopher Bailey about the inspirations for the new Burberry FW2011/12 campaign in the format of a fashion series showcasing women's and men's wear. Each month, Burberry presents another theme with another cast from film, music stage and catwalk like actress Felicity Jones, actress/model Cara Delevingne, musician Matthew Whitehouse...
8 June 2011 - Video-preview to the live track of an adventure race (fly, hike, conquer)
From 17 July on, live-online streams give insights into the journey of the athlets of the Red Bull X-Alps race (non-stop over the Alps, 864 km, from Salzburg to Monaco).
8 June 2011 - Transferring motorcycle style onto flight jackets
Just received the hyperlink to the video, where Yaniv Evan, CEO of L.A. Powerplant Choppers (pimp bikes), speaks about the vintage-motorcycle inspired collection designed for the US label Alpha Industries (founded 1959), which is known for its legendary flight jackets - even seen on Marilyn Monroe. The jackets carry the Powerplant Choppers Hollywood-logo with their signature daily tool - two hammers.
8 June 2011 - "Victory and loss, pain or relief" - call for transferring the world of sports into fashion pieces
Fashionoffice just received the call for participation in the competition for the 'European Fashion Award FASH 2012' under the title 'Active – Performance Sportswear'; registration deadline is 19 September; the submission deadline is 14 October 2011.
8 June 2011 - Video-report about Paris born (1932) electronic music pioneer and visionary Eliane Radigue
...on occasion of the music festival 'Triptych' from 12 to 26 June 2011 on various venues London-wide with focus on the work of the French composer Eliane Radigue. The retrospective includes compositions for acoustic instruments, her classic electronic compositions and the presentation of Eliane Radigue's installations.
8 June 2011 - 'Vacuum' by the Vienna/Paris based electronic musician and guitarist Christian Fennesz (album 'Black Sea')
...who says in an interview about his work style and the preference of analog or digital tools: "Both. The way I work is, I produce everything on the computer and then mix it all once more on a very high-end analog mixer, feeding the result back into the computer." The interview by Anna Ceeh with the musician Christian Fennesz is published on tba21.org/collection/artist/760/artwork/811 on occasion of the festival for spatial sound and advanced music composition 'The Morning Line' from 8 to 11 June in Vienna where approx. 30 sound artists present new compositions.
7 June 2011 - Article about Elsa Schiaparelli's 'skeleton' dress in a main role at the 54th Biennale di Venezia
Italian writer, journalist, film lecturer and Elsa Schiaparelli admirer Anna Battista publishes on her blog an article with a lot of background info about the dress which plays the main role in Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret's installation 'Flow my tears I'. Find on vogue.it/en/uomo-vogue/people/2011/05/mai-thu-perret a description of the work by the artist herself.
7 June 2011 - Men on the catwalk - whom would you choose?
Vivienne Westwood explains the approach to the catwalk presentation with the casting for the male models who "...looked so different from one another, different types, different characters. ... All ready for life + love + responsibility."
7 June 2011 - 'Go GREEN Fashionista' in Miami
The Florida based 'Fashion Designers Expo' announce the 'Go GREEN Fashionista & Expo 2011' on 25 June in Miami. The annual event honors eco-friendly fashion (from the use of 'green' material to the styling with vintage clothes). The participating designers will represent charity organizations which work for the protection of the environment such as thebigblueandyou.com by Marine Science and Biology specialist (University of Miami) Danni Washington who is introducing 'nature' and especially the ocean to children's awareness. Guests are invited to help the designers in fundraising.
6 June 2011 - Article on Wired about the trailer 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' with music remix of Led Zeppelin’s 'Immigrant Song'
The music for the recently published trailer for the movie about a female computer hacker (Rooney Mara) and a male journalist (Daniel Craig) is a remix of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” with vocals of a woman. Wired calls the remix 'spooky'; the magazine offers a conspiracy theory about Sony's posting of trailers: "Did Sony marketing mavens play Jedi mind games with fanboys by planting two supposedly pirated trailers in order to stoke interest in the film?"
6 June 2011 - Digital media artist in a plastic suit
...another part screened the documentation of the plastic suit performance '30 Days of Running in the Place' with the artist in his especially designed 'sweat-suit' sitting in front of a laptop...
5 June 2011 - "Is the Frog King on Twitter?"
...asks the visitor into the webcam of the installation 'Frogtopia - Hongkornucopia' by the Hong Kong (China) artist 'Frog King' during the 54th Biennale di Venezia...
5 June 2011 - Fashionoffice's 'Cloud'-experiences; Insight by publisher Karin Sawetz
Fashionoffice has outsourced its IT since 1996. Today, the data-business calls this praxis 'Cloud Computing'. In IT-magazines you will find two burning questions: "Has the 'Cloud' reached the quality that the data - a capital of a company, are in secure hands? Is the privacy of the data ensured?" Now, in this article I will report from the experiences we have made during the last 15 years with Cloud-services...
3 June 2011 - Video showing dance style to 'Feel So Good' by 'The Juan MacLean'
'The Juan MacLean' consists of US electronic musician John MacLean and singer Nancy Whang. They are part of the 'Concerts Electro and Boom-Box' (25 June in Enghien Les Bains, FR) alongside to Simian Mobile Disco, Château Flight... cda95.fr/site.php?idStarter=217993.
3 June 2011 - "Where is the 'Louis Vuitton'-pavilion?"; Venice Inside by Karin Sawetz
I took the seat beneath a woman and started talking about the most interesting pavilions. She named some country pavilions and then she asked if I have seen the 'Louis Vuitton'-pavilion and said that this one is great! The 'Louis Vuitton'-pavilion is in real the...
3 June 2011 - Trailer 'Anonymous' (movie release in autumn)
Great sound on the trailer for the hypothetical story about the secret author behind William Shakespeare's plays, poems, sonnets, which had been written in the political situation during the Elizabethan era in England; the pictures of the shadowy Renaissance (16th/17th century) are directed by Roland Emmerich. The music is composed by the two Austrians Harald Kloser and Thomas Wander.
3 June 2011 - 'Victory Dance' by My Morning Jacket from the new album 'Circuital'
The Asian gong with the Beethoven alike hunter horns in the beginning of the track are great!
3 June 2011 - "From where have you got this bag?"
The 54th Biennale di Venezia has offered on the press opening day on 1 June 2011 so many interesting destinations (89 participating countries!) that one criteria for fashion addicted visitors to plan the tour through the Arsenale and the Giardini could had been the style of the individual pavilion-bags...
3 June 2011 - Terry Richardson's view on a car
Fashion photographer and filmmaker Terry Richardson has set the Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class into an industry espionage story with model Jessica Stam in the role of the sexy agent in a black dress by Emanuel Ungaro - obviously in love with her car. On occasion of the premiere of the video, Hannah Elliott on Forbes has written an article about the work of fashion photographers for car labels and questioned the difference to glossy magazine cover shootings blogs.forbes.com/hannahelliott/2011/06/02/terry-richardson-shoots-jessica-stam-on-mercedes-benz-a-class/.
2 June 2011 - Art in Venice; Fashionoffice Insight by Karin Sawetz
I have visited the press opening of La Biennale di Venezia. Venice is not far away from Vienna - in some hours you are there and back again; belongs to your driving style and endurance:-)...
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