Monthly Archives: September 2016

Mezzing in Lebanon Awarded During London Design Biennale 2016

Lebanon, Switzerland and Russia have been awarded medals for their contributions to the Biennale, London Design Biennale 2016. Architect Annabel Karim Kassara  introduces a street Lebanese street market providing an authentic experience of the streets as they are in Beirut, sharing the sights sounds and emotions of daily life in the Lebanese capital. Responding to the Biennale’s exploration of Utopia, the installation extols the ingenuity and optimism of the Lebanese people. Towering scaffolds will sit alongside Somerset House to create the streetscape. The structure will recreate the permeable façade of Lebanese buildings, punctuated not by windows and doors but rows and rows of gently fluttering curtains. Tangled electric cabling, street signs, and the overflowing barrows of street sellers will complete the scene. Soak in the atmosphere with a recorded soundscape of the city, local artisans hand sewing traditional Arabic mattresses, a cinema showing Lebanese film, and...

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Versace: Seven Bags for Seven Cities

Versace presents seven Limited Edition Palazzo Empire handbags, as an homage to seven cities. Seven Bags For Seven Cities is a global design contest. For this special project, Versace invited people from around the world to help us design seven exclusive bags, representing seven of the world’s most exciting and glamorous cities: Beijing, Paris, Hong Kong, Milan, New York, Sao Paolo and Tokyo. Participants were able to suggest the landmark, monument or other feature which makes that city one of a kind. They photographed that part of the cityscape, sent it into Versace, and all photographs received were reviewed by the design team at Versace’s Milan headquarters. Seven submissions were selected. The winners’ photos of their chosen city’s most symbolic landmarks were then artistically rendered on the Palazzo Empire Bag, creating seven very special Versace handbags created with the help of men and women who...

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FENTY PUMA by Rihanna

PUMA and Rihanna officially unveiled the much-awaited AW16 FENTY PUMA by Rihanna with the collection in New York City. The Creative Director, wearing pieces from the collection, graced the debut launch at Bergdorf Goodman with throngs of fans awaiting her arrival in front of the department store’s landmark windows and opened the space at the 5th floor. Rihanna then headed to the Six02 pop-up in midtown to meet and greet with fans. The AW16 PUMA FENTY by Rihanna collection is now available worldwide through​​, PUMA stores and select retailers....

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