J.W. Anderson, who is celebrated as one of the most innovative contemporary designers, has worked for two years to organize "Disobedient Bodies", an experience blending art, fashion and design. The exhibition is based on a personal selection of sculptures, design furniture and clothing that analyze the different aspects of the human form during the last centuries.
The event shows the approach of XX and XXI century designers and artists to the human figures, presenting the works of some of the greatest exponents of Modern Art such as Jean Arp, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, Henry Moore, Magali Reus and Dorothea Tanning in “direct dialogue” with fashion creations of designers such as Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons, Helmut Lang, Issey Miyake and Vivienne Westwood.
Disobedient Bodies project has been carried out thanks to the collaboration of some architects, such as Tom Emerson and Stephanie MacDonald. The exhibition has also a dedicated area to J.W. Anderson, that includes some iconic brand creations and a workshop introducing visitors to the Designer’s creative process.
The exhibition was inaugurated on March 18 at the Hepworth Wakefield in Yorkshire and will be open until the 18th of June 2017.
Little time now remains before David di Donatello ceremony. The award, equated with American Oscars, is named after Donatello’s famous statue, which inspires the form of the trophy conferred to the winners.
David di Donatello Award history began during the Fifties, when Open Gate Club was established in Rome. An opening door was the first symbol of the ceremony, which alluded to war end and to renewed international cultural exchanges.
In 1956 David di Donatello Award was created to honour the best Italian and foreign cinematic production. The criterions followed are the same of Oscar Awards, but the reference chosen was the more prestigious Donatello’s sculpture, reproduced in gold by Bulgari.
The 61st edition of the David di Donatello Awards will take place on the 27th of March this year at the De Paolis studios in Rome. Alessandro Cattelan will host the ceremony.
“Indivisibili” by Edoardo De Angelis, “La pazza gioia” by Paolo Virzi (both 17 nominations) and “Veloce come il vento” by Matteo Rovere (16 nominations) are some of the most nominated movies.
Valerio Mastrandrea (winner of three David di Donatello awards in career) received two nominations for Best Actor (“Fai bei sogni”) and Best Supporting Actor (“Fiore”), while the protagonists of Virzi’s movie Micaela Ramazzotti and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi received both the nomination for Best Actress.
Following the Oscar awards is this unique Italian event not to be missed!
From the 31st of March to 27th of August Momu - Mode Museum in Antwerp – will celebrate the artistic partnership between the designer Martin Margiela and the maison Hermès, showing for the first time the creations designed from 1997 to 2003.
The exhibition "Margiela: The Hermès Years" will introduce the choice of the then Hermès’ CEO Jean-Louis Dumas to nominate as creative director one of the most influential and avant-garde designers of the world in October of 1997. Margiela had a different style from the Parisian luxe brand, but gave a great contribution to the maison.
The concept of colothing deconstruction was of prime importance for the designer. He applied it to create new meanings, while he prefers creativity and the recycling of the materials to the Eighties ostentation.
Margiela managed to blend two irreconcilable spirits in his twelve collections for Hermès: the respect for the luxe tradition and the sartorial art with the incessant structural experimentation. He abandoned Hermès signature prints, and created modest, monochromatic collections, now wholly on display for the first time.
Eight years after his retirement from the fashion world, his country of origin has decided to celebrate his career with some of his masterpieces, in a unique, incomparable exhibition.
The exhibition dedicated to Cristóbal Balenciaga in Paris will be the first of many events celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the French maison during 2017.
“Balenciaga: l'oeuvre au noir” will be inaugurated on the 8th of March at the Musée Bourdelle. More than 100 black-tone pieces belonging to Galliera Museum and Balenciaga’s archive will be shown, including daywear, accessories and evening dresses embellished with ribbons, pearls, sequins and fringes.
“L’Oeuvre au Noir” exhibition has been inspired by Olivier Saillard’s visit to Museo del Traje of Madrid. Here the director of Palais Galliera discovered the leading role of black colour in Spanish culture, and conceived the idea to show Balenciaga in black hues.
The 100th anniversary of Balenciaga will be also celebrated at the Victoria&Albert Museum from the 27th of May 2017.
“Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion” is the first retrospective dedicated to Balenciaga in United Kingdom. About 100 clothes and 20 hats will be on display here, showing the work of one of the most innovative and influential designer of the XX century.
The exhibition will introduce Balenciaga’s and some other contemporary designers’ artistry, and analyzes the most creative period of the French designer’s career. During the decade between 1950 and 1960 the most renowned women of the century wore Balenciaga’s creations, while great contemporary designers, such as Christian Dior and Coco Chanel, revered him and his unique style.