Perhaps it is my vocation which forces me to see trends and market patterns, or just call me a theme addict because I enjoy spotting those disparate things which share a conceptual core.
At Brazil’s Instituto Cultural Inhotim, a contemporary art park, Olafur Eliasson’s “By Means of a Sudden Intuitive Realization” (top) and the glimpse outdoors from his “Viewing Machine.” (below)
From ‘Crystallographica,’ Russian-born fashion student, Irina Shaposhnikova’s collection in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp Fashion Department Show 2009.
The “Lo-Res” is a product of an new semi-automatic design method by United Nude. An object (here, a shoe) is digitally scanned into a 3-D computer model and re-generated into various resolutions. The resolution is blown up, creating a pixelated surface which is then cast in rubber for the resulting faceted shoe. The leather strap, is detachable. Available at Epaulet. Quilt 2009 from Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Established & Sons is the brothers expressed desire to create comfortable seating that bucks tradition and formality. The quilted honeycomb pattern suggests “a superhero, you can see the muscles exposed through the stretch fabric,” says Erwan.
Unlike the previous items, this mirrored gown merely suggests the polyhedral form, but I was thrilled to see this spread included in the Fall ’09 collection highlights of Bergdorf Goodman’s always beautifully photographed magazine. It is the work of CD Greene, a talented evening wear designer I’d lost track of. Photo by Serge Leblon.