Prada 'The Iconocalsts' 2015 Beijing

Last Week April 22nd, Prada 'The Iconoclasts' 2015 was unveiled for the first time in Beijing, China. Three special cocktail party was put together for over 1000 guests in In88, China World Mall and SKP Prada store. To celebrate the launch of The Iconoclasts, visionary costume designers was invited to take over the visual identities of the three location. Each incorporating their unique personal touch of sartorial drama from London, Paris and New York, where they have been previously presented in-store installations during A/W 2015 fashion weeks. 

SKP / Arianne Phillips 

"It is with great anticipation and excitement to be reunited with Prada in Beijing, launching The Iconoclasts alongside esteemed costume designers and fellow colleagues Milena Canonero and Michael Wilkinson+Tim Martin.” - Arianne Phillips

In88 / Milena Canonero

“It is very exciting to have this opportunity to display my project in China. I have a great love for that country, its history and traditions. I am interested in seeing how people will react to our Iconoclasts.” - Milena Canonero

China World Mall / Michael Wilkinson + Tim Martin 
“The Iconoclasts journey for us meant playing with surprises, contrasts and rich, luxurious fabrics. Being in a place as culturally rich as Beijing, only adds to the experience. Wor- king in costume design, film design, in all design, is about collaborating with others and shaping initial ideas into great ones. But everyone has a unique direction. It’s been fascinating to see the varied worlds that each of us has fashioned from Prada’s Spring Summer 2015 collection: expressive, heightened, and mysterious worlds...all from the same source of inspiration.” - Michael Wilkinson + Tim Martin



Roppongi Art Night 2015

Roppobngi Art Night 2015 will be held from Saturday April 24th 10pm to Sunday 25th 6pm. Launched in 2009, Roppongi Art Night is a one-night, all-night, art extravaganza that celebrates the enjoyment of art in everyday living, and serves as a trailblazing model for local initiatives in the Japanese capital. Staged in the district of Roppongi with its high concentration of retail stores and cultural institutions, Roppongi Art Night – going from strength to strength each year as Tokyo’s premier art festival – offers an extraordinary one-night-only full-on blast of contemporary art, design, music, video and performance art via a huge range of works dotted around the streets.

"In Spring it is the dawn.." (That is the most beautiful) is a line from Sei Shonagon's [枕草子] Pillow Book, her own musings on the dialogue between people and nature. "The sun sets, the sun rises. Within this unchanging cycle, we exist. No matter how much the environment around us, or the lifestyle it brings may change, the sun will invariably set in the west, and rise in the east.
At 6:22pm on April 25, 2015, the sun will set in the west in Tokyo’s Roppongi district, and at last, the curtain will rise on 2015’s Roppongi Art Night, this time featuring media art. Tens of thousands will take part, joining together on the streets of Roppongi, illuminating the night. The whole of Roppongi will be rendered media, seeming to dissolve the boundaries of time, an hour becoming a second. It will feel as if your body has expanded, as if you can touch the very stars in the sky. Yet no matter how those boundaries vanish, at 4:56am on April 26, 2015, the sun will rise in the east in Roppongi. At that moment, in that “spring dawn” instant, time and bodies will return to life-size… In these turbulent times, some things never change." - Katsuhiko Hibino [日比野克彦], Art Director of Roppongi Art Night.  

For 2015 Hibino has assembled a more varied and wide-ranging program than ever celebrating the strengths of Tokyo, the attractions of Roppongi, and the diversity of art. In a new development for RAN, Hibino will be joined by Seiichi Saito, director of Rhizomatiks Co., Ltd., in the role of Media Art Director. Together they will explore new possibilities in technology and media art, essential considerations for Tokyo today and cities of the future, with the aim of devising a new format for Roppongi Art Night.

To find out more visit their official website here.

Roppongi Art Night

Moncler Grenoble Fall-Winter 2015/16

A celebration of the magic and the driving force that is love, of its eternal beauty and energy, alongside a coral performance representing the world of sport: a world built and experienced around profound passion and utter dedication, just like Moncler. 

It is the message for the event which presented the Moncler Grenoble Fall-Winter 2015/16 Collection under the evocative banner of “Love Factory”. A performance that took place in NYC on 14th February in the bright premises of the Duggal Greenhouse, a renovated industrial construction overlooking the Hudson in Brooklyn. 

It is a clean, powerful motion interwoven with delight. A fully-fledged “Hymne à l’Amour”, a magnificent ritual of sharing charged with symbolic and emotive effects, shot through with countless feelings whilst also being dedicated to unbridled fun. In the vast central hall of Duggal House, an enormous box-shaped heart, a macroscopic romantic and tongue-in-cheek chocolate box of deliberate pop inspiration is to be set in the middle of the audience stands. A red box, vivid crimson as vibrant as passion itself revealed surprising contents: 25 couples who were lifted from their bed by a by a hydraulic piston, each of which portraying a different winter sports discipline.