Anna Sui delivers a 1960s memo with her 2015 spring/summer ready-to-wear collection "All We Are Saying Is Give Peace A Chance." Enter the Lennon lovin hippie with her gypsy florals of spasmodic swirls and twilight twirls. Retroactively were back in London, the fashion capital of the world, during the British Invasion with John, Yoko and the Beatles too. Define Annas theme and you have the eccentric; a background designed with psychedelic artwork, bright stars and spherical planets. A whimsical atmosphere that alludes to tarot cards, psychic readings and horoscopes. The style is undeniably bohemian and cosmic.
During winter, time seems to stop as nature goes into hibernation However, locked in ice, life can be preserved and time can literally be frozen. In a new series entitled Locked in the Ether, Osaka-based photographer, Kenji Shibata, chose to freeze flowers in large blocks of ice and to photography the flowers as the ice thaws, creating stunning blurred colors reminiscent of the French impressionist artist Claude Monet.
Imagine, years ago, these charming signs were commonplace in Nepal. No generic dog silhouette here. These signs, hand-painted by a local artist, accurately render the dog in question and come complete with a warning you'd be unwise to ignore. During a trip to Nepal, these "Danger Dog" signs caught the attention of Michelle Page, an American film editor. After seeing these delightful signs slowly disappear over the years in favour of lower cost digital designs, Michelle decided to start a fair-trade initiative to save this dying art form.
David Woodward is no stranger to controversy. Asked by his school to display an art project at a donors event, he was quickly asked to take it down once they saw what it involved: undergarments embroidered with enigmatic (and occasionally obscene) phrases. His collage series is no less provocative. Words seem to come up short when trying to describe it. Mystical? Eerie? Strange? Maybe all of the above. There's a theme in the elements he's usingthe images look like they could have come from a vintage nature reference book. But his skill is evident in how he brings these disparate objectslimbs, fungi, birds, insects, stones, and serpentsall together into a coherent work. Even though your skin might crawl for a second, you find yourself sticking around for another, because you need a better look.
Pia Riverola is a Barcelona-born photographer struck by wanderlust. She took a leap of faith and moved to the United States, and then Mexico. During this time, she has travelled North America, camera in hand, documenting her travels. Her newest collection is from her trip to Los Angeles. When we saw her work, we just knew we had to speak with her and get to know the girl behind the lens.
Four score and seven years ago, The 2 Bandits brought forth an authentic and original Southwestern jewellery line dedicated to the belief that All Cowgirls Are Created Equal. Move over pop queens, these gemstones are made for a flashin. Get it right, cause thats just what theyll do. The inspiration for the ''Under African Skies'' collection hails from Israel and West Africa, areas well-known for their metal work.
In 1896, the famed inventor Thomas Edison made history again by filming the first kiss in cinema in "The Kiss". The short 23 seconds clip directed by William Heise was filmed in Edison's Black Maria studio in New Jersey. This clip featuring the mustachioed John C. Rice and the Canadian actress Mae Irwin was considered scandalous, especially at a time when public kissing was considered a controversial act by the Victorian society of the 19th century.
Artist Naomi Okubo's bright and vibrant images are inspired by her experiences as a teenager growing up in Japan. As she explains it, "In my personal experiences, when I changed my own image, people changed their attitude toward me... I have been interested in appearances ever since". Okubo's paintings are beautifully saturated and visually appealing, featuring vivid florals, clear landscapes,…