New York Fashion Week Goes Digital Fashion Week used to be a ultra-exclusive event reserved for the fashion elite. The public had to wait for the print publications before they could see the coverage, images and commentary related to the year’s premier fashion event. However, with the arrival of the digital age, the fashion industry as a whole, and Fashion Week, has been democratized. Fashion bloggers now have front row seats at the the top shows, and fashion lovers around the country consume every moment of Fashion Week via live streaming, Twitter, blogs, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest and more. The Fashion industry has a whole has always been on cutting edge of new technologies – with the top brands frequently becoming the firsts to embrace social and digital platforms and trends. In fact, many fashion brands were among the first to start using Instagram as a marketing platform (read “Instagram and the Fashion Industry”).
Noose self-portraits question how equal black Americans really are - BBC News Image copyright Stefan Trotman (@mrcheyl) / Moise Morancy The pictures were designed to get a reaction - and they certainly did. New York-based artist, actor and musician Moise Morancy posted five nearly identical portraits online. Central Saint Martins MA Ready-To-Wear - Catwalk report - London Autumn/Winter 2011-12 PHOEBE ENGLISH and Viktor Smedinge were this evening made joint winners of the L’Oreal Professionnel Creative Award at the Central Saint Martins MA show – one of London Fashion Week’s most anticipated shows. Let’s not forget, after all, that it’s this show that Christopher Kane, David Koma and a host of other top London names have been a part of. As always, the queue for this show started early – those with a keen fashion eye know that the early bird does indeed catch the worm, or in this case the fashion stars of the future and among them (the early birds) this evening were Daphne Guinness, Bip Ling, Maria Diamandis and former Dragon’s Den dragon James Caan – presumably on the lookout for a new designer to catch his investment eye. And so to the catwalk. Elsewhere, it was the very clever overhaul of a classic shell suit that caught our eye – from Myrza De Muynck.
Italian fashion Italy is one of the leading countries in fashion design, alongside others such as France, USA, Great Britain and Japan. Fashion has always been an important part of the country's cultural life and society, and Italians are well known for their attention of dressing-up well; "la bella figura", or good impression, remains traditional in the Italian way of living! Italian design became prominent during the 11th–16th centuries, when artistic development in Italy was at its peak. Cities such as Venice, Milan, Florence and Vicenza started to produce luxury goods, hats, cosmetics, jewelry and rich fabrics. Modern History Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Make-up artists backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid . Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, was known as Pasarela Cibeles until 2008 or Cibeles Madrid Fashion week up until 2012, is the principal platform to promote fashion in Spain. Based in Madrid and often takes place twice a year, in September 2008 held its edition No. 48. The No. 49 edition, which lasted two weeks, was held in February 2009. It is organized by IFEMA, the trade fair in Madrid.
Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! 20 November 2013 – 2 March 2014 Embankment Galleries, South Wing Somerset House, in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, presented Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, a major fashion exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late British patron of fashion and art. Born into the rarefied world of British aristocracy, Isabella’s thirty year career began in the early 80s as Anna Wintour’s assistant at US Vogue. On her return to London in 1986 she worked at Tatler followed by British Vogue. In 1997 she became the Fashion Director of the Sunday Times Style after which she returned to Tatler as Fashion Director.
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French fashion France is a leading country in the fashion industry, alongside e.g. Germany, Italy, the USA, the UK, Spain, Japan and Switzerland. Fashion has always been an important part of the country's cultural life and society, and the French are well known for their attention of dressing-up well; haute-couture, the "prêt-à-porter" and many others, the classy impression, remains traditional in the French way of living. Cities such as Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Lille, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Nice and many others, during the last centuries come in developed cosmopolitan cities who start to produce luxury goods in rich fabrics. In this cities exist important luxury districts and avenues.
Fat acceptance movement The sculpture Bronskvinnorna (The women of bronze) outside of the art museum (Konsthallen), Växjö, Sweden. The sculpture is a work by Marianne Lindberg De Geer. Its display of one emaciated and one fat woman is a demonstration against society's obsession with how people look. The fat acceptance movement (also known as the size acceptance, fat liberation, fat activism, or fat power movement) is a social movement seeking to change anti-fat bias in social attitudes. The movement grew out of the various identity politics of the 1960s and campaigns for the rights of fat people to be treated equally both socially and legally. Areas of contention include the aesthetic, legal and medical approaches to people whose bodies are larger than the social norm.
the gallerist: Diagrams from "Art Rules; Pierre Bourdieu and the Visual Arts" by Michael Grenfell and Cheryl Hardy. 2007. Berg Press. New York. So here are models that can be used to map out a cultural field. These are good starting points for our project but I think that we can develop a more sophisticated system. The maps provide: institutional positioning (eg. Tate) temporal positioning (eg.