This collection called “I see a halo around you”, by designer YunSun Jang imagines the jewels of the future. These creations, although impractical for public transport, are breathtaking by their delicacy and finesse. An almost divine selection which obviously reminds the celestial aureoles that carry the gods.
SYOU is a dynamic new sneaker concept by with each collection inspired by and made in a different country. Every pair of SYOU sneakers is 100% locally produced, using locally sourced materials, they work in collaboration with local talent on the ground – from copywriters to visual artists – to create SYOU sneakers and the entire story around the product and country.
The latest range of SYOU sneakers is 100% made in Colombia from 100% Colombian materials. The rubber soles are made in Medellin. The canvas used in the upper is also made of Colombian material. Inspiration lies inside each SYOU sneaker, with a poem penned by Juanita Olivera from Bogotá written on the insole. Even the SYOU box has been co-designed, with José Argotty from Pasto creating the box for the Colombia collection. Every pair of SYOU sneakers also comes complete with an organic cotton bag, handmade in Colombia.
Next up might be Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Ghana, Cambodia or The Philippines. “The opportunities are limitless. We are forever surprised and humbled by the depth and breadth of talent around the world and these are just the first steps on a worldwide expedition of discovery”.
The setting: 1960s Los Angeles. Inside a phone booth stands a beautiful woman wearing the portentous femme fatale uniform of red lipstick and high heels. Bright and eerie, it’s picture-perfection. In her first short film, LA-based photographer Alex Prager is going for pure, cinematic melodrama, hoping to catch just one emotion—despair—through her chilling juxtaposition of dreamy Americana aesthetics and back-story brimming with overstated tragedy. Set to a score by composer Ali Helnwein and starring model and actress Bryce Dallas Howard, the film takes its cues from the opening of Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter (1955), and the Hans Christian Andersen-inspired 1948 ballet The Red Shoes. According to Prager, Despair was conceived as a living, full-sensory version of her photographic work, which has previously been exhibited at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, Yancey Richardson in New York and Michael Hoppen in London.
Intimacy is a fashion project by Daan Roosegaarde about the relation between intimacy and technology. Its high-tech garments ‘Intimacy White’ and ‘Intimacy Black’ are made out of interactive technologies and smart e-foils which become transparent based on personal interactions.
Here social interactions determine the level of transparency; creating a sensual play of disclosure.
New York designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew of byAMT has designed a collection of jewellery made up of ball-and-socket joints, like those usually found in hip replacements. Called Jointed Jewels, the pieces are made using 3D printing process laser sintering, where a ball can be ‘printed’ inside another one. Each piece has been made with the same technique: it seems like an intricately assembled object but is in fact one single piece that was made in one go.