On the 9th Sept. Hermes is styling up a storm in it’s Elizabeth Street, Sydney Flagship store as part of Vogue Australia’s Fashion’s Night Out.
Chen Lu ( a Sydney-based designer and stylist ) created a rich themed window concept in keeping with the cosmpolitan direction of the “J’aime Mon Carre” scarf project launch in Australia . ( See our earlier article re this event linked here )
Sydney creative Director Ash Bolland gives life to a modern Micrographia at this years Sydney Opera House Lighting the Sails – a key part of Vivid 2017
“ I always see the Opera House as shells. People call them sails but I don’t see sails at all. To me it looks like a very organic, repetitive structure. That’s what I love about nature, the repetition, by repeating the same thing something simple becomes really complex.” ……………………. Ash Bolland
The designer’s love of what he does is perhaps best exemplified in the terracotta vases which complete the Gardenia collection. Simple and elegant, they look like they have leapt out of a child’s drawing thereby transforming an archetypical vase into something original and utterly charming.
After the animals have retired to their night quarters for the evening, the lights of Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo will take centre stage.
Visitors arrived at Taronga Zoo’s Heritage Entrance Facade, transformed using 3D projection mapping into a complex world of ecosystems and spectacular creatures.
Once through the main gates visitors are led on a journey filled with thousands of lanterns including 10 magnificent, larger-than-life animal sculptures, illuminated to shine a light on the 10 critical species Taronga has committed to protecting
Partners in work and life Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari unabashedly dissect and expose their personal obsessions through performances and, being designers, via the creation of very peculiar products.
The two designers are storytellers, modern-day bards, interpreting and expressing the reality they perceive and, in this case, strip down and expose our relationship with that traditionally taboo subject of sex
At the baroque Lombard 18th century Palazzo Litta, project curators Andrea Branzi and Michele De Lucchi presented 16 projects of “social environment”, based on the concept of misery, a subject always expressed in arts, cinema and literature but basically alien to the Salone design culture.
“Aesthetics of Misery” was born as a result of a postgraduate experimental workshop at the Politecnico di Milano, overseen by Francesca Balena Arista and Marco De Santi, during which students were asked to take on the theme of misery, almost always excluded from aesthetics design.