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nendo (representative Oki Sato) is a design office with a growing reputation, in Japan and abroad for its work across a broad spectrum of genres from architecture to interiors, product design, and graphics. The firm will present a new chair made from a waste paper byproduct from the PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE manufacturing process.


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Issey Miyake, the director of this exhibition owes the success of his signature product PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE to man-made fibers. In this show, however, the designer takes a different approach, questioning our dependence on fossil fuels for everyday living. Washi papermaking technology will be employed to recycle paper discarded after the manufacturing process, to highlight recycling and conservation issues. The recycled paper will be used to create clothing and mannequins, while everyday wrapping paper will also be used to create dynamic spaces.


creating his work for the show, "21st century mythology"






the installation made from wrapping paper











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Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Salutes Power of "Superheroes" Imagery in Fashion

  • Gala Benefit May 5, 2008, with Honorary Chair Giorgio Armani and Co-Chairs George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Anna Wintour
  • Exhibition dates: May 7–September 1, 2008
  • Exhibition location: Special exhibition galleries, first floor
  • Press preview: Monday, May 5, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
AsAs superheroes enjoy a surge in mass popularity, The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the symbolic and metaphorical associations between these fictional characters and fashion in Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, an exhibition at the Museum from May 7 through September 1, 2008. The exhibition features approximately 60 ensembles including movie costumes, avant-garde haute couture, and high-performance sportswear to reveal how the superhero serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its ability to empower and transform the human body.
The exhibition is made possible by Giorgio Armani.
Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.
"Today, superhero imagery has suffused almost every aspect of popular culture," said Andrew Bolton, Curator in the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute. "The superhero's iconic costume of cape, mask, and bodysuit finds many fashionable permutations. But fashion's embrace of the superhero extends beyond iconography, to issues of identity, sexuality, and nationalism. Fashion shares with the superhero an inherent metaphorical malleability which fuels its fascination with the idea and the ideal of the superhero."
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, the Museum's Costume Institute Gala Benefit takes place on Monday, May 5, 2008. Giorgio Armani serves as Honorary Chair of the Gala. Co-Chairs are actor George Clooney; actress Julia Roberts; and Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue.
The exhibition, in the Museum's first-floor special exhibition galleries, includes movie costumes as well as radical fashions that literally and figuratively reference superhero iconography, including Bernhard Willhelm's 2006 royal blue dress emblazoned with Superman's red-and-yellow "S-shield," a 1996 Walter van Beirendonck pink vinyl inflatable jacket, and a Thierry Mugler motorcycle bustier with polychrome handlebars and side-view mirrors. A long leather Balenciaga jacket with articulated bronze leggings evokes Iron Man's metallic skin, while a Jean Paul Gaultier second-skin bodysuit shares The Flash's streamlined aerodynamics.
Designers in the exhibition include Atair, Giorgio Armani, Balenciaga, Pierre Cardin, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, Eiko Ishioka, Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Moschino, Thierry Mugler, Nike, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, Speedo, Spyder, As Four, Walter van Beirendonck, Versace, and Bernhard Willhelm.
Objects are organized thematically around specific superheroes, whose movie costumes and superpowers are catalysts for discussion of key concepts of superheroism and their expression in fashion. Superman and Spider-Man costumes address the subject of The Graphic Body, relating Superman's 'S' chevron to designer logos and branding. Catwoman represents The Paradoxical Body, which explores the character's vacillating manifestations of good and bad. The stars and stripes of Wonder Woman's uniform, a composite of the American flag, epitomize The Patriotic Body and designs that appropriate patriotic emotions implicit in the character. The Hulk, a metaphor for male potency, introduces a section on The Virile Body, which includes inflatable clothing that swells to exaggerate the male physique.
The Flash – a character who possesses superhuman speed - addresses the Aerodynamic Body as manifest in high-tech sportswear including Speedo's "Fastskin LZR Racer" designed by Rei Kawakubo for Michael Phelps and the 2008 United States Olympic swim team, Nike's "Swift Suit" for running, and Descente's "Muscle Suit" for speed skating. Batman and Iron Man represent The Armored Body, and examine avant-garde fashion that merges flesh and metal, skin and chromium. The Mutant Body, denoted by the X-Men, highlights clothing that morphs men into beasts. Ghost Rider (the biker-demon with flaming skull) and The Punisher (the vigilante who sports a giant death-skull emblem on his T-shirt) symbolize The Postmodern Body that suggests an anti-hero identity through the eclectic mixing of street styles.
The exhibition is organized by Andrew Bolton, Curator, with the support of Harold Koda, Curator in Charge, both of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute. Nathan Crowley, a production designer of films including Batman Begins and the upcoming The Dark Knight, serves as the exhibition's creative consultant. The graphic design of the exhibition is by Sue Koch, and the lighting design is by Clint Coller and Richard Lichte, all of the Museum's Design Department. Faces, wigs, and headdresses are designed and styled by Julien d'Ys.
The design for the 2008 Costume Institute gala benefit is created by Nathan Crowley with Raul Avila.
A book, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press ($50 hardcover and $30 paperback), accompanies the exhibition, and features an introduction by Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the 2000 novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
The Museum's website's (www.metmuseum.org) Special Exhibitions Page on Superheroes features an interactive flipbook of images from comic books, movies, and fashion shows, as well as design statements from movie costume designers, and excerpts from the catalogue.
A variety of education programs complements the exhibition, including screenings of Superman II (1980), Batman Returns (1992), X-Men (2000), and Spider-Man (2002). A series of family programs features a one-hour slide introduction to the exhibition, and a program for teachers focuses on superheroes throughout the Met's collections.

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The 2nd Fashion in Film Festival:

“If Looks Could Kill: Cinema’s Images of Fashion, Crime and Violence ”
Supported by Oasis

10-31 May 2008


From stolen pearls to a glove left at the scene of the crime, from an excess of red lipstick to the postmodern gangster silhouette, the 2nd Fashion in Film Festival: “If Looks Could Kill” explores the compelling links between cinema, fashion, crime and violence. Tackling themes such as disguise , the expression of desire, juvenile delinquency and the corruption of beauty, the festival features a string of underworld characters and their prosecutors whose highly effective costume, styling and sartorial gestures helped define cinematic genres from detective to thriller, gangster, film noir and horror.

Kick-starting the festival are newly commissioned artist films screened at Tate Modern, followed by other highlights such as the rare screenings of Dario Argento's landmark Italian horror The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970); Elio Petri’s über-stylish futuristic thriller The Tenth Victim (1965); Mario Bava’s extravagant horror Blood and Black Lace (1963), set in a fashion salon; Vicente Aranda’s Fata Morgana (1965) based on, and starring Spain’s favourite ‘60s top model Teresa Gimpera; and Cindy Sherman’s darkly humorous flick Office Killer (1997). The festival is proud to present several London and UK premieres including Arne Mattsson’s Mannequin in Red (1958), filmed in stunning Eastmancolor, Kim Yong-gyun’s chilling thriller The Red Shoes (2005), and Karl Anton’s 1923 silent comedy The Kidnapping of Fux Banker, accompanied by a newly commissioned musical performance by DJ Charles Kriel. The vibrant programme also features a day of talks at the ICA: "TAKING STOCK: Cinema's Reservoir of Criminal Looks and Gestures," and more talks and film introductions by designers, critics and historians including Anna Battista, Bella Freud, Tom Gunning, Dylan Jones, Gilda Williams and Alice Rawsthorn.

Bringing together films from over ten countries, "If Looks Could Kill" presents an exciting opportunity to see highly acclaimed speakers, as well as a chance to revisit iconic classics and to discover rare archival gems. Spanning the last 3 weeks in May, If Looks Could Kill” runs at BFI Southbank, Ciné lumière, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tate Modern and The Horse Hospital.
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Read Style Bubble's post or the 'Film in Fashion' thread


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oh runner!!!......

the issey miyake installation is heavenly!!!...
oh how i wish i could wander through that wonderland of paper and myth...
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i also love the recycling aspect of the work...
i always love to see things that would otherwise be cast away given a new purpose...
and i LOVE paper!!!...

...
it's GORGEOUS!!!...

*i like the idea of the stool...the recycling of the fabric remnants...
unfortunately...i am not very taken with the end result...
not very inspired or creative...imho...
but interesting nonetheless...

thanks so much for sharing these runner!
the issey miyake gallery exhibit that i saw in the late 90's is still one of my favourites ever!...
his whole design and thought process is incredibly brilliant and always fascinates me!

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i also found this on the site...
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ISSEY MIYAKE Creative Room

A team led by ISSEY MIYAKE creative director Dai Fujiwara will present an installation to introduce the concept and creative process behind the DYSON A-POC series, in which Dyson Cyclone vacuum cleaners are dismantled and incorporated in garments.
......woah!

http://www.isseymiyake.dyson.com/
*i think we need a whole new thread for this concept...

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YSL FOREVER: Retired couturier Yves Saint Laurent is getting the museum treatment — again. A retrospective of Saint Laurent's oeuvre will open at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on May 27. YSL's partner, Pierre Bergé, is set to deliver a talk on the occasion of the exhibit's opening. French fashion historian Florence Muller curated the show, which will feature some 200 pieces dating back to the Sixties, when Saint Laurent founded his house in Paris. Saint Laurent himself, who has been beset by health issues, is not expected to attend. The show runs though Sept. 28.

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Gothic: Dark Glamour
September 5, 2008 through February 21, 2009

"Gothic" is an epithet that evokes images of death, destruction, and decay. Not simply a word that describes something, such as a Gothic cathedral, it is almost always a term of abuse that implies the dark, barbarous, and gloomy. Such negative connotations have made the gothic an ideal symbol of rebellion for a wide range of cultural outsiders. From its origins in 18th century gothic literature of terror to its contemporary manifestations in vampire literature and cinema, the gothic has embraced the powers of horror and the erotic macabre. Throughout its history, fashion has been central to our vision of the gothic. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will present Gothic: Dark Glamour, the first exhibition devoted to the gothic in fashion, from September 5, 2008 through February 21, 2009.

Set in theatrical mise-en-scene suggesting iconic gothic settings, such as the labyrinth, the ruined castle and the laboratory, more than 75 ensembles will be on display. Although popularly identified with black-clad teenagers and rock musicians, gothic fashion is represented in this exhibition with looks by designers such as Alexander McQueen, John Galliano of Christian Dior, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, Anne Demeulemeester, Anna Sui, Olivier Theyskens, Ricardo Tischi of Givenchy, Jun Takahashi of Undercover, and Yohji Yamamoto, as well as sub-cultural styles, such as "old-school goth," cyber-goth, and the Japanese look of Elegant Gothic Lolitas.

"The dark glamour of the gothic has made it perversely attractive to many designers," said Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT and curator of this exhibition. "John Galliano told me that he saw the ‘Gothic girl’ as ‘edgy and cool, vampy and mysterious,’ while Rick Owens said that whenever he saw goth kids, he felt as though they were his children. But other designers, such as Olivier Theyskens and Ann Demeulemeester, reject the gothic label, although they acknowledge that their work may display a certain dark romanticism."

An introductory gallery will focus on the origins of gothic style, which have inspired both designers and goths. The Victorian cult of mourning, for example, will be illustrated by actual mourning dresses, veils, and momento mori jewelry. The main gallery space will be designed as a labyrinth, featuring iconic themes such as Night, with black evening dresses; the Ruined Castle, with fashion inspired by gothic images of the Dark Ages, ruins, and fragments; and the Laboratory, where futuristic fashion "monsters" are created. Other themes include Veils and Masks, Mirrors, and the Haunted Palace – the last of which draws on Edgar Allan Poe’s architectural metaphor for a disturbed mind.
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The first edition of AAF will happen in Paris next week...
I have not really an idea of how it will be as it's the first time it happen in Paris, I've heard of the AAF of London though and well, it's really about a certain concept but I think it's worth coming to make an idea. I will work at a stand there

http://www.affordableartfair.fr/

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Cet événement déjà couronné de succès à Londres, Bristol, New York, Sydney, Melbourne et Amsterdam, se déroulera à l'Espace Champerret, du jeudi 29 mai au dimanche 1er juin 2008.

Pendant 4 jours, une sélection de galeries d'art internationales présenteront les oeuvres de plus de 300 artistes contemporains à des prix accessibles, variant entre 100 et 5000 €. Dans une ambiance à la fois haut de gamme et conviviale, Affordable Art Fair sera l'occasion unique pour les collectionneurs, amateurs d'art et nouveaux acheteurs d'acquérir des oeuvres originales d'artistes reconnus ou émergents.

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^exciting. what is it?

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oh runner!!!......

the issey miyake installation is heavenly!!!...
oh how i wish i could wander through that wonderland of paper and myth...
...
i also love the recycling aspect of the work...
i always love to see things that would otherwise be cast away given a new purpose...
and i LOVE paper!!!...

...
it's GORGEOUS!!!...

*i like the idea of the stool...the recycling of the fabric remnants...
unfortunately...i am not very taken with the end result...
not very inspired or creative...imho...
but interesting nonetheless...

thanks so much for sharing these runner!
the issey miyake gallery exhibit that i saw in the late 90's is still one of my favourites ever!...
his whole design and thought process is incredibly brilliant and always fascinates me!
you're welcome softgrey
found better pics of the stool/chair
and the most recent pic of Mr. miyake (somewhere in may)











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it's a new art fair in Paris built on the same concept than the AAF of London
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Thank you to everyone who came to The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol. Record sales indicate lots of visitors found artwork they fell in love with!

The next Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park, London is on Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 October 2008.

110 galleries will exhibit a fresh line-up of contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and original prints - all priced between £50 and £3,000.
The fair’s relaxed atmosphere invites first time buyers to browse amongst the thousands of artworks, whilst seasoned collectors can seek out hot new artists

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Chado Ralph Rucci

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Through August 17, 2008


Ralph Rucci, a New York City based fashion designer, established his label and independently owned company, Chado Ralph Rucci in 1994. Chado is the name of an ancient Japanese ceremony involving 331 steps for preparing, serving and drinking tea. Hei felt this discipline and attention to details aligned with the philosophy he wanted to pursue in design and view of his work as a life-long learning process involving respect, tranquility, grace and integrity. Rucci does not follow mainstream fashion trends, but works on a steady evolution of his own unique vision.

The clothing in this exhibition is drawn from Rucci’s own archive of his work and selected private clients. This installation reflects the sequence of an actual runway show—day to evening. They represent a selection of Rucci’s signatures styles and original techniques and their progression over the last 25 years which have garnered him the distinction of being one of only two Americans in history to be invited to a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, the closely guarded Parisian establishment that governs the world’s highest level of fashion design and production.

Seeing his work at Paris Fashion Week recently, Cathy Horyn of the New York Times writes "his collection on Sunday night was more engrossing, more dramatic and more particular than many shows here"

His work is described as having "impeccable grace" by the International Herald Tribune.

Don't miss this opportunity to see his work up close and personal!
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Collecting Haute Couture
Tuesday, June 10, 7pm

For this special program, Tatiana Sorokko, model and contributing editor to Harper’s Bazaar, discusses the exclusive world of haute couture and how her longtime friendship with Ralph Rucci grew out of collecting the artist’s creations.
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Tuesday, July 15, 7pm

Coco Mitchell, Rucci’s fit model and muse for over a decade, gives a unique perspective on the artist and his workshop. Hear more about how a garment evolves from a flash of inspiration to a one-of-a-kind piece of haute couture on the runway.
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Cinedans festival from 3 to 10 July in Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.
Main festival location Rialto, Amsterdam
See full programme online.

This sixth edition of the Cinedans has an exclusive collection of national and international dance films in store for you. Films from a new generation of dance film makers will be screened from over fifteen countries. Six documentaries allow you a glance into the dance kitchen of locally operating dancers or internationally renowned choreographers and William Forsythe and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker compiled a varied selection of their favorite dance films. In addition, Forsythe presents filminstallations, exciting crossovers of performance, film, dance and installation.

Cinedans not only aims to present the work of renowned or less renowned dance film makers, she also wants to be a meeting place and offer a space for the exchange of ideas. To facilitate this aspect of the festival various meetings have been organized with film makers.

This year you can enjoy the films not only in Amsterdam, but also in Utrecht and The Hague! Amsterdam is the place where you will be given the opportunity to join in the selection process of the best entry, which will be awarded on Saturday 5 July with the Audience Award. At that same evening an expert jury will present the winner of the Cinedans Award 2008.
Watch a video here or at the source: cinedans.nl

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Have any British members been up to see the Klimt at Tate Liverpool? I can't decide whether to or not!

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