Milan Fashion Week and Milan Design Week both unfold here – which makes the possibility a visit will coincide with a global convergence of the design community highly likely, making it one of the few cities that can truly claim Fashion and Design are part of its’ cultural and civic DNA
An intriguing exhibition by Masahiko Soto (Professor at the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts) was held at the Issey Miyake shop in Milan during Design Week 2018.
Named ‘My First Me: Know Yourself Like Never Before’, is an iteration of ideas from Sato’s latest book ‘New Ways of Understanding’, it comprised of interactive installations and film works.
A collaboration between Netherlands based company Hans Boodt and lifestyle store Garage Italia, owned and created by Lapo Elkann – a capsule collection of designer mannequins dedicated to the world of cars and Italy.
Hermès chose to present its new home collections with a beautiful installation at the city’s Museo della Permanente,
Comprising an eclectic line of objects, furnishings, fabrics, and wallpapers. the new colletions for the home are presented within an architectural project conceived by Charlotte Macaux Perelman, co-artistic director of Hermès maison together with Alexis Fabry.
Tiffany & Co Piazza Duomo store was transformed into an intricate greenhouse inspired by a sterling silver design from the Home & Accessories collection.
The façade of the store echoes the linear architecture of the greenhouse, while the design theme continues throughout the store with a large-scale greenhouse on the main floor and artistic floral creations.
Timberland is presenting a new collaboration by partnering with influential product designer and artist Elena Salmistraro. Her new work is an interactive large scale piece, and is called “Don’t call me… Dafne” .
Virgil Abloh held a Nike Reconstruction Workshop in the top level of Pop-Up space and those VIP guests lucky enough to have scored an invite got a personal insight into Virgil’s creative process, and got to flex their own creativity when they reconstructed their own pair of Nike kicks – right in front of his eyes.
Invited workshop participants ( and a few very lucky ” Kids” plucked at random from the long line queued out the front ) were each given a pair of Nike Air Force 1’s, some velcro, coloured swoosh’s, hammers and tools to create their own authentic shoes.
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
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