Loewe goes punk with Junya Watanabe collaboration

May 29, 2013

Loewe goes punk with Junya Watanabe collaboration

She is a textbook-perfect bad girl — from her raw-edged purple mullet, scarlet lips and snarling scowl to the black leather jacket, ripped leggings and studded boots. But the model stomping across the runway carries something in her hand that gives the game away. ...

Belly-dancing, the perfect way to tone that post-baby body

| Apr 3, 2013

Belly-dancing, the perfect way to tone that post-baby body

One is an activity that conjures up images of exotic beauties, swishing silks, aromatic teas and balmy starlit skies. The other involves nursery rhymes, nappy changes and nocturnal awakenings of the most unglamorous variety. “Belly-dancing” and “motherhood” might at first sight seem as suitable ...

Fashion that makes art more accessible

Mar 26, 2013

Fashion that makes art more accessible

It is a sartorial surprise of the most poetic variety. Robert Montgomery — artist, writer, fashion collaborator — turns around, slips off his coat and flips up the collar of his crisp white shirt.

Yi Zhou: From the screen to the canvas of garments

Mar 26, 2013

Yi Zhou: From the screen to the canvas of garments

“Hollowness” is not a word that often springs to mind in the context of a luxury fashion item. For the Shanghai-based multimedia artist Yi Zhou, however, this was the starting point for her Each x Other fashion collection. Inspired by a 3-D animation she ...

Dec 18, 2012

Acne Studios opens house in Japan

They are two cities separated by more than 8,000 km. But despite the geographical distance, a little piece of Stockholm arrived last week in Tokyo — in the form of Asia’s first Acne store. The cult Swedish brand, famous for its high-quality jeans and ...

Being in the doghouse is not always a bad thing

Jul 10, 2012

Being in the doghouse is not always a bad thing

Joseph Kosuth, an American artist famous for conceptual, text-centric works, just put one of his good friends — Joni Waka — in the doghouse. Joni didn’t do anything to upset Kosuth. Quite the contrary. “The Dog House” is Joni’s new home. It is also ...

Signed, sealed and delivered: Paul Smith's stamp collection

May 3, 2012

Signed, sealed and delivered: Paul Smith's stamp collection

His creations are more commonly found paraded on fashion catwalks or on hangers in boutiques around the world. However, the British designer Sir Paul Smith is not a man to be confined by genre, as reflected in his latest creative endeavor — a collection ...