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March 2009 - I: Trends developed from Continuity
March 2009 - II: Cultural Heritage
March 2009 - III: Fashion for Sun, Sea & Sport
April 2009 - I: Political Fashion
April 2009 - II: The Power of Fashion for Identity & Status
April 2009 - III: Opinion about men, style, internet...

May 2009 - I: Designing the media, Zeitgeist of music

May 2009 - II: Fashion archives history, Your perfect design, The luxury of recycled trash

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Video: 'Birthday' by Tosca
from the new album 'No Hassle'.
For the new album Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Hofer have mixed analog and digital, live instruments and sampling. On their website you can find the musicians' statements about the album, which is about contemplation and concentration: hearing the music helps to make free from pressures from outside or internally. For Rupert Hofer the aim was to make "... An album to invest one hour of your attention and concentration, almost like an audio massage." Tosca is on tour (partly with visual artist Fritz Fitzke)…



Curtains, folds and the political system of a society. German artist Frank Thiel presents new large-scale color photographs showing curtains made of fabrics arranged in folds addressing the recent history of the city of Berlin at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York...

The founder of the French Ventury Group Emmanuel Touraine presents the early launched label Maison Ventury Paris with the debut collection entitled 'Divine' created by designer Vincent Cadena. At the same time, the two fashion and lifestyle addicted had the idea to motivate their clients to become a designer...

Exhibition curator Luca Missoni, the second son of the founders Rosita and Ottavio Missoni of the famous Italian knitwear company Missoni (since 1953), is focusing on the 'work in progress' of making a piece of clothing: he takes the visitor behind the scenes of Missoni, exploring the technical working processes involved in the production of the fabrics with the iconographical zig-zag stripes as well as the typical one-of-a-kind clothing pieces.

Frank Thiel 
Curtains, folds and the political system of a society. Frank Thiel presents new photographs showing curtains made of fabrics arranged in folds at the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. His work is addressing the recent history of Berlin...

Fashion archives history

 

Maison Ventury Paris 
Emmanuel Touraine presents the early launched label Maison Ventury Paris with the debut furniture collection entitled 'Divine' created by designer Vincent Cadena. At the same time, the two fashion addicted had the idea to motivate their clients to become a designer…
Your perfect design

  

Workshop Missoni 
You are invited to enter the typical Italian way of making fashion, which begins at the loom: an installation, capturing the sounds of the laboratory and Missoni knitting machines, recorded and written for the installation by composer Pietro Pirelli...

Fashion archives history

U.F.O.: Blurring the boundaries between art and design The NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf questions the difference or similarities of contemporary design-art by presenting works by designers/artists like Ron Arad, Hussein Chalayan, Liam Gillick, Marc Newson, Franz West... from 23 May until 5 July. On the occasion of the exhibition the NRW-Forum has opened a blog for the public discussion of the theme: Where does design end and art begin?

In May 2009 the Barcelona based eco-design studio for corporative gifts, gastronomical pieces and accessoiries, presents new pieces of 'emotional designed' bracelets, necklaces, rings etc, the new partnership with the shop www.objectfetish.com, and announced that the founder of Ciclus, Brazilian designer Tati Guimarães was called to teach children to recycle.

U.F.O.: Blurring the boundaries between art and design Ronan und Erwan Bouroullec's 'Rocs' are made for deconstructing the space. The design idea behind comes from 'software': the system allows you to elaborate your taste infinitely by building your own architecture!

Your perfect design

FASHIONOFFICE INSIGHT by publisher Karin Sawetz 

New internet technologies are quantifying your behaviour and interests as anonymous information. The ones who are interested to benefit from the new technologies more individual can add interest categories associated…

Your perfect design

 

Ciclus SS09 
Question: Is the half-moon bracelet made of film material like it is used for movies? Eco-designer Tati Guimarães: "It is made of films like those used in printers before digital replaced the need of film to print, for example, newspapers...."

The luxury of recycled trash

 

US jewellery designer Maurie Polak's pieces seem to be Voodoo inspired amulets to support the wearer in the awareness that the moment is only in the case limited if you let it end in the presence. The designer has used imitations of animal legs in a cocoon to symbolize this 'walking through time and evolution' in jewellery...

"...parallels between the rhythm and repetition of songs and typical regional knitting patterns...". Curator Dr. Eva Kreissl invites the visitor to 12 interactive stations for experiencing the meaning of symbols in game situations such an everyday symbols quiz, an orientation terrain game, or a sound-effects test at the Folklife and Folk Art in Graz...

Buenos Aires based designer Carla Gallas was inspired for her laptop bags by the idea of the Earth Day which is the celebration day for thinking 'green' each year in April. Her laptop bags are indeed funny and unusual such as the designer intended...

Maurie Polak 
US jewellery designer Maurie Polak's pieces seem to be Voodoo inspired amulets to support the wearer in the awareness that the moment is only in the case limited if you let it end in the presence. The designer has used…

Fashion archives history

 

Good Signs - Bad Signs
"...parallels between the rhythm and repetition of songs and typical regional knitting patterns...," curator Eva Kreissl invites the visitor to experience the meaning of symbols in game situations like a symbol quiz, sound-effects test…

Fashion archives history  

Carla Gallas SS09 
Why male suits for the bags? "I use male suits for the bags mainly because they are 100% eco-friendly, including inside. They are a way to give a new use to an old piece. Usually the laptop bags are a bit boring..."

The luxury of recycled trash

 

The Austrian designer Irene Wölfl presents her label unika(r)t (the word combines unique and art) during the 3rd edition of Designformat from 8 May until 25 July at the workshop kaRja in Vienna...

The international  online shop of GlassesUSA presents its website with an extensive product range of eye- and sunwear and a blog with articles about themes like 'Help for Kids who Need Eyeglasses' or 'Computer Vision Syndrome'. Question: <em>"Your website navigation shows several categories; one of them is 'Fashion'.  What’s   the difference between the other glasses and the Fashion glasses?"

Busy P, Kavinsky, and autoKratz on Levi's Unbuttoned Tour
Last year the label toured with the 'Rebellious Girls" Uffie, the Brazilian Girls and Maral Salmassi. This year they have chosen boys.  

unika(r)t by Irene Wölfl
The Austrian designer Irene Wölfl presents her label unika(r)t during the 3rd edition of Designformat from 8 May until 25 July at the workshop kaRja in Vienna. How to give old material the appeal of luxury...

The luxury of recycled trash

 

GlassesUSA SS09 
Question: "Your website navigation shows several categories; one of them is 'Fashion'. What’s the difference between the other glasses and the Fashion glasses?"  

Fashion archives history

 

The Austrian Design Festival assembly celebrates with the opening of the exhibition "tour en l´air" by German artist Ursula Neugebauer four days of fashion, music, art, interior design and virtual world on the catwalk, in exhibitions, lectures, temporary shops, concerts and parties with works by more than 70 designers/artists from Austria and South European countries during 14 and 17 May in Graz (Styria).

Archaeology of the Future curated by Li Edelkoort. The exhibition center Designhuis by the Design Academy Eindhoven reveals in this show that trends are not a brief phenomenon, but are deeply rooted in our daily lives...

Ursula Neugebauer 
The Austrian Design Festival assembly celebrated with the opening of the exhibition "tour en l´air" by German artist Ursula Neugebauer four days of fashion, music, art, interior design and virtual worlds with works by more than 70 designers/artists from Austria and East European…

Fashion archives history

Archaeology of the Future
curated by Li Edelkoort

In the first five weeks since the exhibition is running over 7.000 people visited the Designhuis to find out more about the ‘Archaeology of the Future’. In May, the exhibition center by the Design Academy Eindhoven extended the presentation until 28 June…

Fashion archives history

 

Video: 'She's an Apple Pie' by Kissogram
The electro-pop duo Jonas Poppe and Sebastian Dassé started in 1999. Today, Kissogram is among the most important bands of the Berlin independent scene. The musicians are on tour: 5 June Moscow, 12 June Altdöbern (DE), 26 June Vienna…  

 


Fashion Calendar

DMY International Design Festival Berlin 2009, 3 – 7 June in Berlin

“Same same, but different!” is the motto of the Design Festival Berlin 2009. You are invited to attend exhibitions, performances, lectures such as Pecha Kucha, workshops and open studios. Find out how international designers are planning our future http://dmy-berlin.com.

Participating Project in Making Worlds, the 53rd Venice Biennale
Xu Tan: Keywords School • Venice, 4 – 21 June Venice

Since 2006 the Chinese artist Xu Tan researches ‘keywords’. Through his guidance every member, every ‘keyword’ serves as a medium to trigger different individuals to take part in certain conscious activities. The public flow of consciousness constitutes the main content of the ‘Keywords School’. The recruitment for the ‘Keywords School’ runs until 31 May! http://www.xutan-keywords.com




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