Enjoy the full displays below and take a walk in NYC at dnainfo.com/20101124/manhattan/holiday
Friday, December 31
Wednesday, December 22
Swedish photographer Frederik Lieberath shot the original editorial for VOLT Magazine "ARTWEAR", featuring Uk fashion designers Charlie Le Mindu, Sandra Backlund, Iris Van Herpen, Hannah Marshall and Gemma Slack.
Visit their sites and learn more about their work at lieberath.com, voltcafe.com, charlielemindu.com, sandrabacklund.com, irisvanherpen.com, hannahmarshall.com and gemmaslack.com
Also watch this interesting Van Herpen's CRYSTALLIZED video below, directed by Joost Vanderbrug and more Volt TV at voltcafe.com
Thursday, December 16
Architects Tham & Videgard built a mirrored box in a "Treehotel" which recently opened 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden. The "Mirrorcube" unit is designed to reflect its surroundings, but the glass has an infrared film, invisible to humans will prevent birds from flying into it. Visit their site and discover more units at treehotel.se and learn about the architect's work at tvark.se
Monday, December 6
Françoise Hardy on a Honda, 1969. French singer who perfectly embodied the sultry, melancholy and reserved femme fatale. She influenced the fashion of her time, inspiring Balenciaga RTW Collection in 2005. Visit http://www.style.com/F2005RTW-BALENCIA
One of the many men she managed to escape from was Bob Dylan, who in an infatuated poem to Hardy wrote about his fantasy of her:
piles of lovers
lay themselves on their books. boats.
clothed in curly mustaches
float on the benches
blankets of tourists
in bright red nylon shirts
with straw hats of ambassadors
In 1994, she collaborated with the British pop group Blur for their "La Comedie" version of "To The End"
Tuesday, November 23
This week Victoria’s Secret’s SoHo store is displaying nine vintage sets of wings that have been worn by models like Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima in the shows. As part of the promotion of the next show that will be aired November 30th on CBS, Victoria's Secret is inviting you to be an angel.
If you are in NY, pass by and get your picture shot by the plexiglass box with the angel wings to be included in the Victoria's Secret Wings! NYC Facebook album. You have to get your photo approved before is uploaded to the VS Facebook page, now with 9.2 million fans, where you can tag and share it with your friends. It's nice to see the wings so close but... I am sure is not as thrilling as wearing them with high heals, makeup and an incredible gown...
Monday, November 22
Although the technology has been around none of the luxury brands have attempted to create a projection like this one. RalphLauren.com presented the ultimate fusion of art, fashion & technology at the New York women’s flagship at 888 Madison Avenue. Visit their website at ralphlauren.com
Watch as the London flagship at 1 New Bond Street disappears before your eyes and is then transformed into a series of objects and images rendered in 3-dimensional space.
Learn how it's made in the video below.
Thursday, November 18
The glow in the dark technology is not new in the beer industry, but Heineken always surprises me for good. The new STR bottle, great design for the night. One of those things you will buy just for the looks. Learn more about Heineken and the new bottle at heineken.com and watch the video below.
Tuesday, November 16
The expressive Manuel Rebollo, born in 1986, is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator based in Salamanca, Spain. He studied Graphic Design at Salamanca Art School and currently works freelance in the field of design and illustration. He likes to play with lines, blank spaces, subtlety of color, and concepts. Music, fashion, love and sensuality are inspiration for his work. Visit his blog at manuelrebollo.blogspot.com/, portfolio elgatoazul.carbonmade.com/, posts http://trendland.net/2010/01/08/manuel-rebollo-illustrations/ and http://trendland.net/2010/11/16/manuel-rebollo-fashion-illustrations/
Monday, November 15
Jeanloup Sieff, Corset, New York, 1962 © Sieff
Jeanloup Sieff (1933 – 2000) was a French fashion photographer of Polish origin. Dancers and nudes were two recurring themes in his work. The clean modern elegance of his images is combined with a sensuality influenced by the "new wave" film-makers of the 50s. Sieff's landscapes are almost surreal with rocks and grasses isolated in desolate terrain's, in contrast to his portraits which convey real human warmth and eroticism. Visit jeanloupsieff.com
Known for his love of the frivolous and superficial, the veteran of Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and and Magnum Agency, said he photographed ‘the pleasure of those maddening lights’. From Hollywood Cinema to nudes and fashion, his images are studies in the art of glamour.
Thursday, November 11
The perfect red velvet tuxedo, the white cutout dress, beige classic and powerful black. Fur, leather... Gucci, so Gucci. The Gucci Fall 1996 campaign, Tom Ford's vision photographed by Mario Testino with models Georgina Grenville and Ludovico Benazo.