From the 5th of July 2017 the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, France) is hosting a unique retrospective exhibition dedicated to the 70’s anniversary of the House of Dior.
The exhibition reveals not only the ten years of Christian Dior’s creative activities but also the creations of six artistic directors that followed Dior: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
The exhibition presents around fifteen models by each of Dior’s six successors in a series of six galleries organized in chronological and thematic order.
The aim is to show a heritage and reveal the richness of Dior’s creative universe. Alongside the three hundred dresses, the exhibition gathered together also numerous documents (sketches, photographs, manuscripts and advertisements) and objects (hats, jewellery, shoes, perfumes), as well as sets of paintings and pieces of furniture from the eighteenth century to Art Nouveau and Surrealism.
The exhibition includes also the miniature version of iconic Dior gowns created by the House of Dior in 2013.
For the past decades, due to the rapid evolving of fast fashion industry, the issues of sustainability and transparency in fashion are getting more and more attention worldwide.
Together with a young generation of designers, dedicated fashion professionals work hard to find the alternative solutions that will minimize the impact on the environment and increase the social responsibility.
Sustainable fashion is also an emerging topic in the Netherlands. Next to research, various activities and events are being organized in different parts of the country to address the issue.
From October 19th to 22nd the forth edition of Pause Conscious Pop Up took place at the Posthoornkerk in Amsterdam. Continue Reading
On October 12, 2017 Louis Vuitton revealed its second collaboration with the known contemporary artist Jeff Koons. Following the success of the first edition of the Masters collection launched in April 2017, the collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Jeff Koons continues wth the new Masters.
This time the famous works of Monet, Turner, Manet, Gauguin and Boucher captured the attention of the artist and have been replicated onto the canvas of our beloved bags. Next to the bags and purses, the collection also includes scarves and bag charms inspired by the iconic rabbit, often used by Jeff Koons in his work. Like in the previous edition, this collection also has the names of the artists emblazoned across them. The new collection will hit the stores on 27 of October.
While we all are looking forward to admiring the collection in real life, let’s have a look on what to expect.
In the beginning of September the Canadian well-known warehouse Hudsons’ Bay has opened it’s first stores in The Netherlands.
Since the day Hudson’s Bay had announced its intention to open a chain of warehouses in the Netherlands I was really looking forward to these new stores. In my mind I drew a picture of a “shopping heaven”. Something fresh, innovative, fun… something that we have not had before.
Keeping my hopes very high, I dropped by the branch of Hudson’s Bay in The Hague. Continue Reading
A fun, colorful scarf is undoubtedly one of the most important accessories in everyone’s wardrobe. It’s a great way to dress up a simple outfit and give an extra touch to any style. Sometimes, however, scarves are not only a beautiful fashion attribute. When combined with art, a simple scarf transforms into a special way of communication with the world. Feelings, culture, values and even history can be traced in prints and colors of the scarves.
Last week in Yerevan (Armenia) I had a very interesting talk with the founder of “Artuyt”, Arevik Arakelyan. Founded in 2016, “Artuyt” aims to promote the exquisite artworks of Armenian contemporary artists within the country and beyond. Colorful scarves produced by “Artuyt” are the exact replicas of their artworks. Each scarf is a unique masterpiece that guides the wearer into a magical world of Armenian art.
ENG: Today we are going to talk about one of the top trends of this spring/summer – pink color!
I personally love this trend. I like pink, especially the shades of fuchsia and light pink.The only issue that I see with a pink is that one can look either very chic or very cheap in it.
NL: Vandaag gaan we praten over een van de top trends van deze lente/zomer – roze!
Ik hou persoonlijk van deze trend.Het enige probleem dat ik zie met de roze kleur is dat het of heel chic of heel goedkoop kan staan. Continue Reading
Lately skincare products with activated charcoal are gaining a lot of attention.
Soaps with activated charcoals are one of the most popular skin care products currently in the market. According to reviews they clean the skin without irritating or drying it.
For the past few weeks I have been trying out a soap bar with activated charcoal from Black Diamonds Essentials. The brand stands for quality and clarity in ingredients offering the soap bar that not only contains activated charcoal, but also oils that moisturize the skin Continue Reading