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Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, Tokyo Kimono Week and more

Anrealage takes on Paris The Japanese brand Anrealage debuted at Paris Fashion Week late September. Unlike most labels, its clothing often revolves around conceptual uses of technology and fabrics, which made the Paris showing quite a risky move. But, judging by the continuous applause throughout the entire show, it was ...

Designs on Japan's student potential

Jul 25, 2014

Designs on Japan's student potential

by Samuel Thomas

Shining a light on Japan's student talent pool is Gakuten, a new event from the group responsible for the Design Festa biannual international art fair. There's only one requirement of Gakuten participants — that they be enrolled in an educational institution.

Watch out for Nendo

| Jul 4, 2014

Watch out for Nendo

by Jean Snow

Nendo’s latest work to catch the attention of this column is its Fusion collection — an entirely new series of furniture and houseware comprising 13 pieces for Danish furniture maker BoConcept. As the name suggests, Fusion fuses different design elements together to allow pieces ...

Venice Biennale lays down the past

Jun 16, 2014

Venice Biennale lays down the past

by Julian Worrall

The Venice Architecture Biennale, first staged in 1980 and recurring every two years, has grown to become the world’s largest and most influential gathering of architectural thought leaders. The event has come to be seen as providing a global snapshot of contemporary practice and ...

Fashion experts weigh in on World Cup jersey style

Jun 16, 2014

Fashion experts weigh in on World Cup jersey style

by Janie Mccauley

The World Cup uniforms provide a carnival of color and fashion, from Brazil’s bright yellow jerseys to the Netherlands’ classic orange to Croatia’s red checkered home kit and the superhero-inspired looks of Mexico. The tournament this year, which opened last Thursday with Brazil beating ...