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Fendi facing haute furore at Paris Fashion Week

Posted by on 06/07/2015
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Fendi facing haute furore at Paris Fashion Week

Fendi facing haute furore at Paris Fashion Week

With fashionistas baking in a mascaramelting heatwave and Italy’s Fendi set to raise hackles with an all-fur collection, Paris Fashion Week, which began Sunday, may prove a tad too haute to handle. Five days of haute couture shows kicked off with Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko’s first ever showing at Paris Fashion Week, with several of […]

New York man works to open African art museum

Posted by on 05/07/2015
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New York man works to open African art museum

New York man works to open African art museum

Open the door of a seemingly normal New York apartment and the unwary visitor is transported to another world. Tribal drums jostle for space with forbidding statues and flamboyant masks. Eric Edwards, a retired phone company executive born and bred in Brooklyn, has spent 44 years amassing an astonishing African art collection. Friends thought he […]

World’s largest folk art market to open in Santa Fe

Posted by on 04/07/2015
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World’s largest folk art market to open in Santa Fe

World’s largest folk art market to open in Santa Fe

It’s more than the world’s largest folk art market. It’s about keeping traditions alive and helping artisans from developing countries use their skills to start their own businesses. Now in its 12th year, the International Folk Art Market will feature more than 150 artists who will be showcasing everything from hand-woven baskets and blankets to […]

Adria and Cirque du Soleil fuse art and cuisine in Ibiza

Posted by on 01/07/2015
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Adria and Cirque du Soleil fuse art and cuisine in Ibiza

Adria and Cirque du Soleil fuse art and cuisine in Ibiza

Take top Spanish chefs Ferran and Albert Adria, the founder of circus troupe Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte, and Japan’s foremost pop artist Takashi Murakami and mix them all on Spain’s Mediterranean party island of Ibiza. The result is “Heart”-an explosion of taste, colour and sound designed to delight all the senses. “This is not […]

Aboriginal experience inspires artist Abramovic decades on

Posted by on 30/06/2015
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Aboriginal experience inspires artist Abramovic decades on

Aboriginal experience inspires artist Abramovic decades on

Performance artist Marina Abramovic is known for putting her body on the line-from cutting herself, to walking thousands of kilometers along China’s Great Wall, to having a loaded gun pointed at her head. The charismatic Belgrade-born art pioneer counts celebrities such as pop star Lady Gaga among her fans, while her performances attract people in […]

Dior oozes ‘bourgeois cool’ at Paris men’s fashion week

Posted by on 28/06/2015
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Dior oozes ‘bourgeois cool’ at Paris men’s fashion week

Dior oozes ‘bourgeois cool’ at Paris men’s fashion week

Dior declared summer 2016 the season of “bourgeois cool” at Paris men’s fashion week on Saturday, while Balmain decked out its models as old-fashioned adventurers. Balmain’s young creative director Olivier Rousteing, dubbed “Mr Popular” by Vogue, presented an exploration-themed collection for the French luxury label’s first ever menswear catwalk show, dressing his models in caps, […]

Menswear fashion week kicks off in Paris amid heat

Posted by on 25/06/2015
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Menswear fashion week kicks off in Paris amid heat

Menswear fashion week kicks off in Paris amid heat

As the fashion spotlight moved on from Milan – things heated up in Paris menswear, but mainly due to the sweltering weather that left celebrity guests uncomfortable on the front rows. Among them were singer Joe Jonas and former One Direction star Zayn Malik. Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s shows, including Valentino, Raf Simons […]

Nazi-looted painting from Munich haul to be auctioned

Posted by on 24/06/2015
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Nazi-looted painting from Munich haul to be auctioned

Nazi-looted painting from Munich haul to be auctioned

A Nazi-looted painting that was hidden for decades is being auctioned by Sotheby’s yesterday in a rare sale as investigators work painstakingly to identify the origins of hundreds of other works from the same haul. Max Liebermann’s “Two Riders on a Beach” was found among more than 1,200 works of art in the Munich apartment […]

Gender bending Gucci sets tone for 2016 summer of love

Posted by on 23/06/2015
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Gender bending Gucci sets tone for 2016 summer of love

Gender bending Gucci sets tone for 2016 summer of love

Male fashion followers will be sporting distinctly androgynous, even outright feminine, looks next year if some of the Spring/Summer 2016 catwalk shows in Milan are a guide. Spearheading a trend reflected across many of the collections unveiled in Italy’s home of fashion was Gucci. The Florence-based house has been taken in a radical new direction […]

Elegant comfort is on trend during Milan Fashion Week

Posted by on 22/06/2015
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Elegant comfort is on trend during Milan Fashion Week

Elegant comfort is on trend during Milan Fashion Week

Silky comfort is emerging as a trend on the second day of menswear previews for next spring and summer during Milan Fashion Week. Bottega Veneta designer Tomas Maier joined colleagues Versace and Dolce&Gabbana in offering silken pajama-inspired looks, down to the classic stripe, to handle the warm weather. The outfits surprisingly can sometimes take the […]

Benin smartphone app brings museums into homes

Posted by on 22/06/2015
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Art and electro music fuse in Spain’s Sonar festival

Posted by on 20/06/2015
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Art and electro music fuse in Spain’s Sonar festival

Art and electro music fuse in Spain’s Sonar festival

Video installations and electronica are entrancing the heaving dance floors this weekend in a top Spanish festival fusing music, technology and the visual arts. Barcelona’s Sonar festival, which started on Thursday and runs until Sunday, features a premiere of a new album by British electronica duo The Chemical Brothers. Veterans of the 1980s British New […]

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