Winde Rienstra’s sustainable sculptural shoes are among the Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe exhibition now on show at the Brooklyn Museum until half February 2015. The restrospective zooms in on the history of shoes from 1500 until today, and the boundaries between clothing and art. Designers include Salvatore Ferragamo, Zaha Hadid X United Nude, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Vivienne Westwood.
Image: Bamboo Heel by Winde Rienstra, 2012 (Credit: Jay Zukerkorn)
Dior is moving its Spring/Summer 2015 Ready To Wear catwalk show to the Cour Carrée of the Louvre on 26th September. Previously home to showcases by Louis Vuitton, Dior’s Creative Director Raf Simons ceased the opportunity now Louis Vuitton is relocating to the Foundation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry.
Central Saint Martin’s designer Mattijs van Bergen presents his Butterfly jewellery collection in cabinets by Thier & Van Daalen. The cabinets are inspired by bubbles captured in wooden frames and showcase Mattijs’ jewellery with ‘upcycled’ butterflies and insects - which is to say they died naturally. On display until 21st September at various De Bijenkorf department stores, and also available from luisaviaroma.com.
Alexander Wang took the sneaker trend to a whole different level during his NYFW Spring/Summer 2015 catwalk show. The models were dressed in aerodynamic designs inspired by iconic sneakers, and carried bold coloured bags down the runway.
The retrospective Horst: Photographer of Style is now on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London until 4th January 2015. The exhibition presents a selection of vintage prints, photographs, films, haute couture dresses and magazine related pieces.
Image: Horst P Horst (1940s)
British designer Gareth Pugh impressed New York Fashion Week with a mix of sound, multi-media and movement. “An immersive presentation” in his own words. His SS15 collection was presented by seven dancers from the Random Company by British choreographer Wayne McGregor, alongside three films.
Detail Spring/Summer 2015 Parsons MFA Fashion Design and Society (Milk Studios, NYC | NYFW)
Listen to The Sound of COS in a short film by Lernert & Sander. The Dutch artists created a humorous visual experience with COS getting dressed sounds.
Creative Direction: Job van Bennekom & Gert Jonkers (Fantastic Man)
Sound Design: Father
Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson made the fragrance bottle designs for Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme - Edition Art. On the collaboration the contemporary artist said: “These limited edition flacons can be considered as halfway between fragrances and works of art. Mini sculptures.” Available globally, and from Sept in The Netherlands.