Monday, 28 October 2013

DAMIEN HIRST MEETS PRADA


When we think of Damien Hirst, we think of the Tate, the cow at Tramshed and

those famous multi-coloured dots on a canvas.

When we think of Prada, we get images of sophisticated fashion and Italian-
inspired chic.

So what happens when two of the most celebrated names in modern art and

fashion come together? An insect bag. Oh, of course.

In an effort to highlight the co-existence of fashion and art, this unusual

collaboration has resulted in a limited edition bag collection, a Prada Oasis

(where the bags will be sold) and a renovation of the Pharmacy Juice bar in

Qatar.

The Prada Oasis displays the Entomology bags inside abayat shaar, a traditional

tent made of sheep wool and adorned with velvet cushioning, the Juice Bar is

an Arab inspired spin-off of Hirst’s “Pharmacy” restaurant and bar installation

which opened in 1998 in London and closed in 2004. Think a shop in the middle

of the desert, where fashion meets internationally reputed artists. This was all

done with the help of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani,

Chairperson of the QMA.

The collaboration also marks the exhibition “Relics”, a major retrospective,

spanning over 27 years of Hirst’s career, held in the Qatar Museums Authority

(QMA). It kicked off on October 9th, and is not only the artist’s first solo show in

the Middle East, but also his largest exhibition so far.

Getting back to the bags - containing real insects trapped inside a plexiglass shell,

there are five style, all named after the insects that inhabit the item. Somehow I

can’t see this trend taking off… and hopefully it wont as I like to shop in peace,

not wonder if a biblical plague has struck..

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Christopher Kane to open Flagship Store in London.



As if we weren't excited enough about Christopher Kane's Spring Summer 2014 presentation this week, the designer has just announced that his company is to open its first flagship store on London's iconic Mount Street.


Creating his namesake label in 2006, being awarded Young Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards in the same year, and subsequently launching his own capsule collection for Topshop, Kane is no stranger to success. On 15 January this year, Kering (previously known as PPR) and Kane jointly announced that they have signed an agreement by which Kering acquires 51% of the designer's luxury brand.
A flagship store was top priority when the brand received the investment from the French company, and it didn’t take long for the wheels to be set into motion.

The shop, which is due to open by the end of 2014, will join the likes of Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood on Mayfair’s luxury shopping street, and also puts his business in the same portfolio as Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen!

Christopher Kane, Creative Director, and his sister Tammy Kane, Deputy Creative Director of the brand, commented: "This is an incredibly exciting time for us. To have our own retail space gives us the chance to showcase our collections and to really express our vision. To open in London first was really important to us as this is where our label was born.”
Kane fan Daisy Lowe told Grazia,  "I have no expectations [of the shop] because he defies all expectations and that's what makes him so brilliant."

"This is the first step in a new chapter for the Christopher Kane brand.” Said Alexandre de Brettes, CEO of Christopher Kane “London is a powerful retail centre so our store will become not only a destination for a global consumer but an incredible marketing platform for the brand around the world. Christopher and Tammy absolutely fell in love with the space on Mount Street and I cannot wait to see their creative division for what I am sure will be an extraordinary retail experience."

See Kane’s SS14 collection here - http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/spring-summer-2014/ready-to-wear/christopher-kane

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

In love with these shoes from Calvin Klein...




Such a cute colour for summer and will add a great pop of colour when you start to wear darker colours for Autumn/Winter ..


C x

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

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Monday, 12 August 2013

MOTEL ROCKS - vintage

Popular clothing independent clothing label MOTEL rocks, famous for their prints and figure hugging dresses have taken a step back to their retro roots and launched a new diffusion line – Motel Vintage. (The brand originally started as a thrift store).
These quirky pieces were first stocked in Topshop’s flagship Oxford Circus store as a trial and sold out very quickly, so Motel decided to take their vintage range online!
Motel Vintage is an 18-piece collection created from vintage pieces sourced from LA to London. Rescued from the clothing afterlife, these reinvented garments mirror the main collections but with an authentic retro feel.
For an idea of what the range is like think biker jackets turned into skater skirts, cartoon t-shirt given a modern spin. Printed dresses, varsity jackets and cropped shirts – a nod to the current 90s trend! There is something for everyone, whether you want to update a festival wardrobe, or get some new dresses and skirts to wear during this spell of fantastic weather!
If you’re like me and aren’t a fan of rifling through the rails in the vintage stores (not to mention the numerous washes to remove than distinct ‘vintage’ smell) this collection is the perfect way to add a bit of vintage into your summer wardrobe…. and even better – prices start a very purse friendly £22.
The range can be found on the Motel Rocks website.

Apologies

Sorry for the hiatus with posting, I recently moved back home from Barcelona and will be here for a few weeks before backing my bags again and heading back to London!

Thank you for still viewing my blog - I am so excited to have almost 4000 views.

So keep watching - more posts to come!

C x