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What I saw..Milan Design Week

19 Apr

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

It’s that time of the year.   The Milan Design Week.  How fortunate are we to have our full time “Inspiration Agent”, eh?  Always on board and carrying cameras, always coming back with an enormous photo-story, always my sis, enjoy Galatia’s view of the Italian story.

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Welcoming the annual owl design edition, especially for moi

Welcoming the annual owl design edition, especially for moi

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Embracing the whites

Embracing the whites

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You missed a "D" there... #whiteDlight

You missed a “D” there… #whiteDlight

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You thought there wouldn't be a little bit of fashion? You were wrong!

You thought there wouldn’t be a little bit of fashion? You were wrong!

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You thought there wouldn't be a little bit of street fashion? You were wrong!

You thought there wouldn’t be a little bit of street fashion? You were wrong!

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Saved the wisdom for last

Saved the wisdom for last

CREDITS: Text: Dimitria// Photography: Galatia Ioannidou//

Dolce Far Niente Wednesdays – no8

14 Dec

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

Wednesday night. Raining again. Black tie invitation.  At a 19th century Mansion.  No need to think it over.  Let’s go!

Georgios Karabellas and TR2 hosted a candlelit Christmas event

Georgios Karabellas and TR2 hosted a candlelit Christmas event

with plenty of Gluhwein

with plenty of Gluhwein

"insta-friendly" lighting

“insta-friendly” lighting

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Didn't take a decent picture of Constantinos Hoursoglou design. Check out his work here: www.chd.gr

Didn’t take a decent picture of Constantinos Hoursoglou design. Check out his work here: http://www.chd.gr

Design: Studiolav

Design: Studiolav

Drawing inspiration from the simplicity and durability of oil reflector lamps studiolav explores the relationship between the individual parts of a candle holder

Drawing inspiration from the simplicity and durability of oil reflector lamps studiolav explores the relationship between the individual parts of a candle holder

A light made with the use of a projector and a bacteria filled surface is a living lightDesign: Grasping Hand

A light made with the use of a projector and a bacteria filled surface is a living light
Design: Grasping Hand

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"this side up table" Dede Dextrous Design - Looks like a carton box, weighs like a carton box but it is as good as wood!

“this side up table” Dede Dextrous Design – Looks like a carton box, weighs like a carton box but it is as good as wood!

A girl we know, discretely taking pictures of her owl ring. Hmm

A girl we know, discretely taking pictures of her owl ring. Hmm

Out of sight ring. Design Yiannhs Ghikas

Out of sight ring. Design Yiannhs Ghikas

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Saved our favourite for last

Saved my favourite for last

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3…2…

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…1…

Bone Année!

Bone Année!

when Kanella met Spyros Drakos.. apparently.. they played with words!

when Kanella met Spyros Drakos.. apparently.. they played with words!

And just like that Bone Année was born (here presented to you by the girl with the fantastic ring. And hair but you can't see that)

And just like that Bone Année was born (here presented to you by the girl with the fantastic ring. And hair but you can’t see that)

Kanella trying to hide her bedazzling beauty behind her creation

Kanella trying to hide her bedazzling beauty behind her creation

Now you go get your Bone Année and make sure it works.  Worst comes to worst, hit the new year on the head with the bone!

Now you go get your Bone Année and make sure it works. Worst comes to worst, hit the New Year on the head with the bone! /// For details and orders email kby@kanella.com

CREDITS: Photography: @barbdp, Dimitria// TR2, Bone Annee//

The magic touch of Madame Grès

12 Dec

by Marjan Schrooten//

How about this for a pre-festive treat: ‘Madame Grès – Sulptural Fashion’ at the Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu); all you need is a ticket to Antwerp and another one for the exhibition (€8, that’s the price two freddo cappuccinos or a glass of bubbly) and whoops, there it is!
This inspiring exhibition shows the work of the Parisian couturière Madame Grès (1903–1993), who considered herself as much a sculptor as a fashion designer: ‘I would have like to have been a sculptor. Working with stone or fabrics is really rather the same for me.’ She was a real master-draper, draping her designs straight onto the model, without using the scissors or needle too much, which made her the pioneer of seamless clothing. None other than Madame Kelly, Piaff, Dietrich and Kennedy belonged to her privileged circle of clients. The soothing yet sleek interior design of the exhibition, the work of Belgian artist Renato Nicolodi, leaves room for the beautiful creations to breathe and stand out on their own, while discretely communicating with the more recent designs by Madame Grès-inspired fashion artists such as Alber Elbas (Lanvin) Yohji Yamamoto, Haider Ackermann and Jean Paul Gaultier. Silk jersey would have been nowhere without the magical touch of Madame Grès.

Main entrance MoMu Antwerp Nationalestraat

Main entrance MoMu Antwerp Nationalestraat

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Previous Exhibitions, little blury

Previous Exhibitions, little blury

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Lanvin (Alber Elbaz) evening dress in Jersey - Cruise Collection 2012

Lanvin (Alber Elbaz) evening dress in Jersey – Cruise Collection 2012

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Day Dresses - The Early Grès Years, 1942-1960

Day Dresses – The Early Grès Years, 1942-1960

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 Lanvin (Alber Elbaz); draped cocktail dress in crepe S/S 2001

Lanvin (Alber Elbaz); draped cocktail dress in crepe S/S 2001

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 AF Vandevorst

AF Vandevorst

Madame Grès

Madame Grès

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This dress is one of her last creations; given to Givenchy to thank him for his support - good example of her search for volume which is similar to the Japanese designers

This dress is one of her last creations; given to Givenchy to thank him for his support – good example of her search for volume which is similar to the Japanese designers

Red Dress: Dress for indoors in silk jersey; Spring 1944 - Example of a 'primitive' drape by Grès. The dress became so famous that Madame Grès recreated it in the 1970's in white, published in Vogue

Red Dress: Dress for indoors in silk jersey; Spring 1944 – Example of a ‘primitive’ drape by Grès. The dress became so famous that Madame Grès recreated it in the 1970’s in white, published in Vogue

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Day Dresses 1970 - unparalleled models in French couture

Day Dresses 1970 – unparalleled models in French couture

My two favourites - perfectly simple and discrete in its perfection

My two favourites – perfectly simple and discrete in its perfection

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Beach Wear 1970's

Beach Wear 1970’s

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The End.

The End.

CREDITS: Text: Marjan// Photography: Marjan//Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu)

What I saw..Milan Design Week

24 Apr

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

I know I know, you have h-art enough.  We might have overdone it with art posts lately but we try to keep up with the crisis, people, and just because shopping doesn’t rocket sky high on our behalf, it doesn’t mean our inspiration will have to suffer too.  So be quiet, read what we write (that is said in a polite way, with a smile…), be happy and repeat.  It’s good for you!

And while the topic is inspiration, we are delighted to present a humongous photo-story  unfolding in the heart of Milan, during the infamous Design Week (Salone Internazionale del Mobile) which we’ll all have the pleasure to enjoy through the lens of manic-street-pinner, aka my sister, Galatia.

Taste Milan!

CREDITS: Text: Dimitria// Photography: Galatia Ioannidou// Street Fashion Photography via thestreetfashion5xpro//