Posts tagged ‘Fashion’

July 21, 2013

Interesting | Japanese influenced fashion performance

To celebrate 20 years of activity, designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren opt for a very conceptual collection featuring 20 looks in tech silk all rigorously black and yet all different, each with its own identity and, assembled together, they form a tableau vivant in the shape of a zen garden. The result is more then a fashion show, but a real artistic performance.

June 17, 2012

MAN: Astrid Andersen | Agi & Sam (S/S 13)

A joint initiative between TOPMAN and Fashion East returned to the runway yesterday for the 15th consecutive season as part of the inaugural London Collections: MEN. Having championed the best and brightest new menswear talent on the catwalk since 2005, the MAN team are delighted that British menswear has finally been awarded its own fashion week.

Following Autumn/Winter 2012’s line up of Agi & Sam, Astrid Andersen and Shaun Samson, the panel and Lulu Kennedy  have invited the trio to return and show their S/S 13 collections. Shaun Samson shows on the MAN catwalk for a third time, while Agi & Sam and Astrid Andersen return following a highly successful debut and having previously proved themselves at the Fashion East Menswear Installation.

Designers are selected by a panel of industry experts including Mr Porter’s Sam Lobban, Arena’s Andrew Davis and GQ Style’s Ben Reardon. Mentoring the designers, the panel play a crucial role in fast tracking their brands, helping them onto such schemes as the British Fashion Council’s LONDON show ROOMS in Paris and New York.

October 9, 2011

Unfashion by Mariana Lucia Marquez

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Fashion design, in its avant-garde form, has a disposition to become (fashionably) unfashion. In Mariana’s work, she interprets a recent show of Hussein Chalayan to explore how a performance may “succeed” by failing to live up to its idiom. Her thesis takes its cue from Jérôme Bel’s notion that symbolic failure on stage, far from undermining the performance, produces a palpable artistic surplus. Find out more at http://www.marianaluciamarquez.com

Title: Unfashion – Bonnie Bird Theatre, Trinity Laban

Choreography: Mariana Lucia Marquez

Performers:  Diina Bukareva, Alenka Herman, Emma Zangs

Sound:  Soundtrack from Hussein Chalayan’s “S/S 2003 Manifest Destiny” Show

Lighting:  Andy Hammond, Ashley Bolitho