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4D Runway Event – Ralph Lauren POLO Womenswear Spring 2015

 

Celebrating the opening of the first Polo flagship store on Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren’s new womenswear Polo line debuted at New York Fashion Week with a 4D holographic runway. Models and outfits were projected onto a water screen in Central Park, providing the audience a futuristic fashion experience.

Flower Beards

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While Walter Van Beirendonck has delivered green foam beards as a colorful and humorous accessory for his SS 2009 “eXplicit” collection (left), these days we’ve witnessed a similar yet very different approach – hipster beards garnished with flowers (right).

I admit that #flowerbeard as a fashion trend could sound a little bit weird, yet it is quite funny and perhaps it is a precise indicator that the time of full hipster beards finally comes to an end.

The Development of Form in Vogue Japan

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Fashion photographers Luigi + Iango, stylist Giovanna Battaglia, hairstylist Luigi Murenu and legendary supermodel Linda Evangelista teamed up to give an extraordinary performance for the 15th anniversary issue of Vogue Japan. Definitely, Comme des Garcons items are perfectly fitted for a genuine demonstration of body reshape.

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Reshaping editorial in Vogue Japan, September 2014/ photo: Luigi + Iango/ styling: Giovanna Battaglia/ Hair: Luigi Murenu/ Make-up: Virginia Young/ model: Linda Evangelista/ images via fashiongonerogue.com

National Geographic’s Wildlife Selfies

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As selfies take a prominent place in our daily lifes, art director Silvio Medeiros concieved a humorous ad campaign for National Geographic, featuring wild animals taking photos in bathroom or elevators. Cute!

Wheat is Wheat is Wheat

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Fruit by Nike

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Yogurt by Tiffany & Co.

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iMilk by Apple

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Olive oil by United Colors of Benetton

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Pasta by Ferrari

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Salami by Louis Vuitton

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Salt & pepper by Hermes

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Flour by Prada

Wheat is Wheat is Wheat – that is the name of a project conducted by the artist and designer Peddy Mergui. Peddy Mergui is the owner of a brand firm and a senior professor of design at the Holon Institute of Technology. His creations stand out through designer’s personal graphic language and his particular taste for “rule-breaking”.

The project shown above plays around the idea of creative packaging, brand building and product perception, by infusing the image of our most basic commodities with values of prestige and luxury. Wheat is Wheat is Wheat explores the dynamic and often blurred ethical boundaries of design within consumer culture. This exhibition is currently on display at Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco. Composed by various packagings (milk or flour boxes, fruit or salami packs), the designs highlight an unusual and insightful connection between notorious fashion labels and average consumer goods. In its very essence, Mergui’s design concept is a humorous yet provocative commentary on global consumer culture.

Willem Dafoe in L’Officiel Hommes

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Willem Dafoe for L’Officiel Hommes Germany, Spring/Summer 2014/ photo: Joshua Jordan/ styling: Bernet Buscato/ images via thefashionisto.com

Not A Toy

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Toronto’s Design Exchange museum is displaying an expensive exhibition dedicated to toys. Titled ‘This Is Not A Toy‘, the exhibition is curated by John Wee Tom, Sara Nickelson and Pharrell Williams, and it runs till May 19th, 2014.

This Is Not A Toy‘ features an exciting collection of artworks and “conceptual toys” created by famous artists including KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Coarse, Huck Gee and Frank Kozik. The value of the toys displayed range from $2 to $2 million. Did you know that Pharell Williams is a passionate toy collector? Many of these pieces are part of his personal collection.

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