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Virgil Abloh interviewed by Woody from Sneaker Freaker @ Dedece Sydney

Virgil Abloh interviewed by Woody from Sneaker Freaker @ Dedece Sydney

With Virgil Abloh touching down in Sydney to host an event in partnership with Supply and BespokeIND, Simon Wood ( aka Woody ) from Sneaker Freaker sat down with the most influential figure in street wear right now for this “exclusive” interview.

” Working in an industry, there’s rules to follow and rules to break. Find a way to creatively break the rules.” ………………. Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh Signing Nike “Top Ten” Kicks @ Dedece Sydney

Virgil Abloh Signing Nike “Top Ten” Kicks @ Dedece Sydney

On a quiet Darlinghurst street last week, hundreds of young, mostly male Sneakerheads ( many still in their school uniforms having ducked away early from school ) patiently lined up for some 4-6 hours ( even as some light rain fell ) to meet their idol, Virgil Abloh, the introverted Chicago native.

Some of them had even journeyed to Sydney from inter-state to the official Supply ” Pop Up” Store installation space – thus inadvertently becoming the personification of Nike’s most fundamental principle: ‘Just Do It’.

All those in line were in high spirits, hoping to have their Abloh x Off-White iterations of the Nike “Top Ten” kicks autographed by Virgil

The Great Architectural Bake-Off, London 2017

The Great Architectural Bake-Off, London 2017

As part of the London Festival of Architecture renowned names in architecture came to recreate the world’s most iconic buildings out of cake by competing in the The Great Architectural Bake Off 2017

Competing teams were asked to explore the London Festival of Architecture’s theme of ‘ memory ’ in their edible architectural creations.

A gingerbread interpretation of their design for the former bullring Arenas de Barcelona by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners claimed the coveted title of 2017 Architectural baking champions.

“Good Design Awards” Selection Process & Awards Night @ Vivid Sydney 2017

“Good Design Awards” Selection Process & Awards Night @ Vivid Sydney 2017

The 2017 Good Design Awards has attracted the broadest and most diverse range of submissions in the program’s history with entries across seven main design disciplines and spanning 25 individual categories.

After an extensive evaluation process involving more than 35 Australian and international design experts, the Jury finalised their results and awarded only the best entries to receive the Good Design Selection 2017

See the Awards Presentation Night and peek behind the scenes to see how the judging process was organised and unfolded

Martin Place Light Walk @ Vivid Sydney 2017

Martin Place Light Walk @ Vivid Sydney 2017

Martin Place has traditionally been considered the ‘centre’ of the city of Sydney, so it’s more than suitable that it should also be the ‘centre’ of Vivid Sydney.

See cutting-edge projections, extraordinary installations and a showcase of the Creative Industries Food inspirations.

Deep Forest at Martin Place is where an oasis has been created by the fusion of artists and chefs for you to enjoy!

Barangaroo Light Walk @ Vivid Sydney 2017

Barangaroo Light Walk @ Vivid Sydney 2017

Barangaroo South joins the Vivid Sydney line-up for the first time in 2017 with an exciting illuminated trail of light installations

Visitors to Vivid Sydney’s newest CBD precinct will uncover secret worlds and create their own universe as they wander and weave through the streets and laneways of Barangaroo

Harbour Light Walk @ Vivid Sydney 2017

Harbour Light Walk @ Vivid Sydney 2017

The 2017 Vivid Light Walk is a journey that takes you through streets, byways and secret places, by harbour coves, garden parklands and new parts of the city.

There are over 65 works on show, many are thought-provoking, ingenious, magical, witty, hilarious, awe-inspiring and stunningly beautiful

The busiest stretch of installations at Vivid Sydney 2017 is the Vivid Light Walk which trails around the foreshore from the expanded Royal Botanic Gardens, past the Sydney Opera House, through Circular Quay passing the Museum of Contemporary Art. Then onto Cadman’s Cottage and the lanes and backstreets of The Rocks, through to Campbell’s Cove and onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Magicians of the Mist @ Vivid Sydney 2017

Magicians of the Mist @ Vivid Sydney 2017

The Darling Harbour precinct is the setting for one of the most thrilling spectacles of Vivid Sydney 2017, the astonishing and technologically advanced Magicians of the Mist.

Magicians of the Mist came together through a passionate collaboration between artists and composers, engineers, a ‘fountaineer’, pyrotechnicians and other leaders in their fields.

This extraordinary work straddles the blurred line between art and technology that defines the digital era, celebrating the power of creativity and innovation

Botanical Gardens Walk of Light @ Vivid Sydney 2017

Botanical Gardens Walk of Light @ Vivid Sydney 2017

The Royal Botanic Garden expands its presence in Vivid Sydney 2017.

A collaboration and showcase between artists and collectives, young and old – where new developments in projection, lighting and sound technology enable them to use plants, rock walls, tree canopies and even the magnificent trunks of 100-year-old Ficuses, as organic canvases, the nexus perhaps, of art and botany