Monthly Archives: July 2018

Drool Over These Swirls of Colorful Paint

Summertime is always associated with the beach, ice cream, sun and fun… Take one look at photographs by Portuguese visual artist, José Lourenço and you’ll start drooling at artists swirls of thick paint atop brushes. The mouthwatering visuals almost look like real ice cream cones with sugary sprinkles and fruity swirls! But reality is that these are brushes are dipped in vibrant colors. “I always have a lot of fun when I’m developing new ice cream photos, that’s why they are the tastiest in the world!” This is part of an ongoing project titled “Ice Cream”....

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Weekend Five: Mukhi Sisters Show the Superpower in Every Woman

Rather than wearing jewelry pieces that carry superpowers, Mukhi Sisters, with their new collection are here to remind women of their own powers. For the Mukhi Sisters‘ tenth collection, the heroism and inner strength they believe exists in every woman has inspired geometric and sexy simplicity line of jewelry called No Guts, No Glory. Alongside the collection, the three sisters have introduced  Glory, the superhero symbol of No Guts, No Glory, who is here to send the timeless message of true strength coming from within. Tell us about the No Guts, No Glory collection. The designs have circular and geometric forms, all in 18k gold, drop-shaped rubies, oval sapphires, emerald-cut emeralds and diamonds. The only motif featured in the collection is the snake, symbolizing regeneration and eternal life. Each piece in No Guts, No Glory demonstrates that real power comes from within. There are pendants and...

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Patricia Urquiola and Kettal: The Force of Two

A long time collaborator with Kettal, Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has created fantastic pieces for the design firm. Recently, however, she went one step further when she designed the company’s new showroom in Barcelona. Trust, respect and determination to create are the hallmarks of the relationship between Urquiola and Kettal and the result is something quite remarkable. Here, FashionRepublik, sits with the talented creative once more to discuss her ties to Kettal and their working relationship. Describe your relationship with Kettal. I started in 2010 working with Kettal and I understood from the beginning, when I went to Barcelona, that they are quite open and there were a lot of possibilities. We did, and we are still doing, a lot of things together and we discuss different arrangements with them and I am so happy with our relationship. You have been working with Kettal since...

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Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel: A Unique Concept Splashed with Colors

Weekend in Ibiza? Weekend surrounded with fresh colors and art pieces? Here’s FashionRepublik’s two cents for you: Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel. This hotel is a totally unique option to stay in the island surrounded by contemporary art is inspired by the MiMo (Miami Modern). But what we would like to focus on here is the ZERO SUITE – a room any guest can stay there for a night absolutely free. Located in the lobby, this particular room has glass walls and it is fully furnished (bed, table, chairs …) and has its own bathroom, though, admittedly, this has opaque walls. The room can be used as a single or double and each guest can use it once a year. During the high season for tourism on the island, ZERO SUITE will also be used for a program of weekend art residencies. Once a month, an...

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Gucci Decor Illustrations Featured on Artwalls

Gucci decor illustrations can now be seen on walls in Milan, New York, London, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Realized by British artist Alex Merry has been developing imagery for Gucci Décor since 2017, and now this special relationship with the House continues with the creation of illustrations depicting new styles and pieces. Perfectly embodying Merry’s signature aesthetic, the new ArtWalls display a variety of new items: scented candles in porcelain jars, vases with snakes for handles, porcelain tableware produced by Manifattura Richard Ginori featuring the Herbarium print, as well as sumptuous cushions showcasing the GG pattern in silk jacquard or animal motifs. Executed in New York by Colossal Media, and in Milan and London by the European leader in out- of-home advertising, Urban Vision, the new ArtWalls are respectively located on Lafayette Street in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, in Milan’s Largo la Foppa (in the district...

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Marchon Eyewear Collaborates with Donna Karan and DKNY

Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. entered  a long-term exclusive global licensing agreement for DKNY and Donna Karan New York eyewear. Product introductions under the license agreement will begin with DKNY sun and optical eyewear and rollout globally beginning March 2019. DKNY eyewear will embody the modern appeal of the global lifestyle brand, taking inspiration from DKNY’s iconic sportswear and accessory offerings. Plans are to extend the offering to include Donna Karan New York sun and optical eyewear shortly thereafter. Jeffrey Goldfarb, Executive Vice President of G-III Apparel Group, said, “Marchon Eyewear’s innovative designs, strong brand portfolio, and global distribution capabilities are a testament to their leadership in this market. Our partnership with Marchon Eyewear is a great example of our ongoing strategy to maximize the worldwide reach of our iconic lifestyle brands, DKNY and Donna Karan New York.” The new line is planned...

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