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Jun Aoki & Associates wraps Louis Vuitton’s Tokyo store in “poetic yet playful” pearlescent facade

March 25, 2021 James Parkes 0
Louis Vuitton Ginza by Jun Aoki

Japanese studio Jun Aoki & Associates has created a distinctive flagship store for Louis Vuitton in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district with an undulating facade and interiors by architect Peter Marino. Replacing the brand’s previous store, which has occupied the same corner since 1981, the seven-storey Louis Vuitton Ginza Namiki store is wrapped in a water-like facade.

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Virgil Abloh creates Paris landmark and skyscraper puffer jackets for Louis Vuitton

January 22, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Paris and skyscraper architecture puffer jackets

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has made puffer jackets covered in Paris landmarks and well-known skyscrapers as part of the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter menswear collection, which debuted in a Barcelona Pavilion-informed set. The collection designed by Abloh, who has been men’s artistic director at fashion house Louis Vuitton since 2018, was debuted yesterday as part of Paris

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I started my fashion brand to do architecture says Virgil Abloh

December 22, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Virgil Abloh portrait

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh doesn’t “believe in disciplines” and instead thinks architecture should be used to explore many things. In this interview, he explains how his architectural training helped create his brand Off-White. Abloh told Dezeen that after receiving a master’s degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, he chose to build a

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V&A curator picks five highlights from Bags: Inside Out exhibition

December 21, 2020 Jennifer Hahn 0
Bags: Inside Out exhibition at the V&A

The 19th-century equivalent of an activist’s slogan tote and a portmanteau made from repurposed fire hoses feature in this roundup of V&A curator Lucia Savi’s favourite pieces from the Bags: Inside Out exhibition. On show at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum until September of next year, the exhibition traces the evolution of bags from the

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About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition at The Met celebrates 150 years of fashion

October 28, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
About Time exhibition at The Met

Set designer Es Devlin has created two clock-like gallery spaces for the latest fashion exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which compares design over 150 years. The Met’s Costume Institute opens About Time: Fashion and Duration at the museum’s Fifth Avenue location on 29 October –  the original planned opening in May 2020 was

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Burberry and Tencent collaborate on interactive WeChat shop in Shenzhen

August 2, 2020 India Block 0

Visitors to Shenzhen’s Burberry flagship store can use Tencent’s WeChat app to interact with the window display and play their own music in fitting rooms. The British fashion brand and China’s largest social media company collaborated to design a shop that suited Shenzhen’s growing reputation for technology. Shoppers use WeChat, a Chinese messaging and social

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Preview The Met’s postponed About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition

May 5, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Preview The Met's postponed About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has created a virtual version of its About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition, which has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Met’s Costume Institute has made a short Youtube video of the museum’s annual major spring exhibition to coincide with its original opening date this week. The

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SO-IL designs exhibition to showcase patchwork boro fabrics

March 18, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Boro Textiles at Japan Society

New York architecture firm SO-IL has designed an exhibition to present a Japanese handicraft that uses remnants of hemp fabric. SO-IL created the Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics exhibition for New York’s Japan Society. It showcases the boro textiles practice that originated in Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries when cold climate conditions made growing cotton

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Eight designs that make use of waste products

February 19, 2020 Kristine Klein 0

The Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art features projects that repurpose waste products. Dezeen’s Kristine Klein has selected eight highlights, including shoes made from the byproducts of pineapple harvesting and vases sculpted from melted PVC pipes. The exhibit comprises over 30 projects that reimagine discarded materials and byproducts – sourced

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La Manufacture is out to prove that design can still survive on the high street

January 23, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
La Manufacture furniture

A lifestyle brand with “a real soul” has launched in Paris, in a boutique that brings fashion together with furniture and homeware. La Manufacture has opened a venue in the Opéra district of Paris, with a mission to show that design can still survive on the high street. Company founder Robert Acouri, who also leads

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