‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’ Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute

The Costume Institute of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has unveiled its Spring 2012 exhibition, ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’. The exhibition, open to public until 19 August 2012, explores the affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) and Miuccia Prada, two influential Italian female designers from different eras. Schiaparelli, who...

New Range of Stamps Celebrates 60 Years of British Fashion

London-based graphic designers Johnson Banks have worked with fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø to produce a range of 10 stamps that portray 60 years of British fashion. Live models (as opposed to static fashion mannequins) were used to embody the silhouettes of the various fashion eras and fit perfectly into the...

CCTV Headquarters in Beijing by OMA

The China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters in Beijing, which will start to be used later this year, has been unveiled to the public. Designed by OMA as a reinvention of the skyscraper as a loop, the construction on the building began in 2004. At approximately 473,000m2, and accommodating TV studios,...

The First Ever Men’s British Designers Collective Opens at Bicester Village

Following the opening by spokesperson Alexa Chung in March 2012 of a temporary pop-up women’s boutique, large-scale discount retailer Bicester Village collaborated with the British Fashion Council to unveil the British Designers’ Collective Menswear stores on 16 May. With the impending new menswear fashion week, ‘London Collections: Men’, Bicester Village...

Christian Louboutin Exhibition at London’s Design Museum

For men, women’s love affair with shoes has been perceived throughout history as a bewildering territory where perplexity and fascination have played equal parts in painting the landscapes of style. When men ask women why they love shoes, the answers can be anything but straightforward or satisfactory to satiate male...

ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond Is Unveiled

ArcelorMittal Orbit, the controversial 114.5 metre sculpture designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for London’s Olympic Park, has been unveiled to the public for the first time. Standing 22 metres taller than New York City’s Statue of Liberty, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK’s tallest sculpture. Construction of the...

V&A;’s Fashion Galleries Reopen with Spectacular Celebration of British Glamour

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) is marking the unveiling of its refurbished fashion galleries on 19 May with the exhibition ‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950’. If the title might conjure anachronic perceptions of fashion, the stunning display dissipates any concern. Instead of focussing on old-fashioned tropes and mores of...

Reshaping Sartorial Heritage: Raphael Hauber’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection

Raphael Hauber is a German fashion designer who started his career by studying Clothing Technology and Fashion at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Mönchengladbach, Germany. He went on to enrol in a diploma in Fashion Design at the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, and, upon graduating in 2003...

Cross # Towers in Seoul, Korea, by BIG Architects

Danish architects BIG have unveiled designs for a new building in Seoul, Korea, inspired by the shape of a hash tag. The residential block will offer over 600 high-end apartments and amenities, including a library, gallery space and a kindergarten. The proposal for the 21,000 square metre site was made as...