Off White, Louis Vuitton artistic designer Virgil Abloh passes away

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Virgil Abloh, artistic director at LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Off White, has passed away. In 2013, he founded Off White, and became the Men’s Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton in 2018. Abloh had been privately battling cancer for several years, according to a statement from LVMH. “We

The LOOKNOW Xintiandi Flagship combines artistic studio with home comforts

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The “Space Object” installed in the window exhibition area transforms the front area of the store into a flexible space, providing the possibility of future collaboration with other brands and artists for pop-ups, installation displays, and media shows.


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Berlei bra design is cultural appropriation, Aboriginal artists say

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A bra design competition that was supposed to raise money to help those affected by breast cancer has instead resulted in lingerie brand Berlei being accused of cultural appropriation after it chose a design featuring Aboriginal symbols created by a non-Indigenous artist as one of the winners.

Westfield backs #letsdolondonbetter campaign to support the nation’s talented artists

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The #LetsDoLondonBetter campaign was inspired by the announcement of Mayor of London’s Lets Do London campaign which sparked Laura’s question around how emerging artists could benefit from showcasing their art in busy London locations.

Virgil Abloh, a Great Influential Figure in the Artistic World, Passes Away at 41

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Hair goals: The glamorous career path of Redken artist Richard Kavanagh

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Now, as a global artist for Redken, Kavanagh works closely with the brand to position it at the forefront of industry trends. My title now is a global artist. ’ The post Hair goals: The glamorous career path of Redken artist Richard Kavanagh appeared first on Inside Retail.

Havana Club partners with UK hip-hop artist to launch convenience exclusive

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Rum brand Havana Club is partnering with hip-hop artist Skepta to launch a second limited edition Havana Club 7 bottle, in a move designed to “accelerate the brand’s growth and recruit young adults”.

How artist Jason Krugman turns power into striking light sculptures

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We know it’s hard to believe but before he mastered the art of light, New york-based artist Jason Krugman worked in investment banking. I love when people share the work of other artists and of creatures that are using similar shapes and techniques.

Stamuli’s Memphis-style furniture is inspired by iconic artists

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The collection, which was unveiled during EDIT Napoli 2021, also draws inspiration from Italian artist Franco Summa, in particular Porta Del Mare (1993) , an urban monument made of giant, multicolored rectangles. “We

Klarna sets record straight with new interactive campaign featuring artist Ignasi Monreal

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Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping service, has launched a new campaign playfully setting the record straight by inviting UK consumers to discover the truth about the brand with famous Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal.

Creative Silhouettes works with local artist and brightens up community with Drytac Polar Grip


Inspired by the work of a local artist Hello Kirsten , Toronto-based Creative Silhouettes used Drytac Polar Grip to create a series of colourful installations in the Yonge/Dundas area of the city.

A new Peter Blake book is designed to celebrate the artist’s “DNA and essence”


London design studio Praline has revealed a new book dedicated to British pop artist Peter Blake’s collage work, incorporating an eclectic variety of typefaces and graphics. The artist however ended up writing a dedication, which he handwrote on a piece of paper.

Designers and artists unite to remember weird and wonderful Euros moments


David Shrigley and Chris Simpson are among the artists and designers who have worked on the Weird Euros beer mat collection ahead of the delayed Euro 2020 football tournament, which takes place in June. By Chris Simpson Artist.

Transhuman artist and AI-empowered poet? Sasha Stiles and the future of technology

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Artist Sasha Stiles fuses art and poetry as she goes deep on existential matters. How did your journey begin to become a Poetic Artist and Innovation Strategist? The post Transhuman artist and AI-empowered poet? If you love big questions about the future of humanity, read this.

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In Make to Know, Buchman uses direct interviews with artists and designers to make the point. Make to Know, by Lorne M. Buchman. The pandemic has unsettled creatives the world over. But as art and design teacher and ArtCenter College of Design president Lorne M.

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Graham Baba Architects Transforms a 1917 Building into a Contemporary Art Studio for World-Renowned Glass Artist Lino Tagliapietra

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Located in Belltown, a downtown Seattle neighborhood, this studio is dedicated to the display of Lino Tagliapietra’s glass art. Tagliapietra’s work explores the limits of glass—its form, texture, and color. Continue reading.

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17 designers and artists including India Mahdavi, Dimore Studio and Martino Gamper reinterpret Dior’s ‘Medallion’ chair

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When French designer Christian Dior selected the Louis XVI–style Medallion chair for his guests to sit at his fashion shows he couldn’t have imagined that some 70 years later, 17 artists would reinterpret its signature style.

Winners of 2021 National Indigenous Fashion Awards revealed

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The winners of the second annual National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) were announced in Darwin on Tuesday evening, in a ceremony that celebrated the talent and innovation of First Nations artists and fashion designers.

Aldi launches children’s lorry design competition with Team GB

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With just over two months until the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Aldi is running a nationwide competition with Team GB, calling on budding child artists to submit a design for its latest lorry.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…


Lino printing workshop run by London-based print artist Emily Vanns…. Creativity is at the heart of all we do and we were delighted to welcome London-based print artist Emily Vanns into our studio to run a lino print session. She got the ‘artist within’ out of every one of us!

BWS kits out store staff with streetwear-influenced designer range

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While Bianca Beers, an artist, and designer from Blacktown, created an illustration about the art and magic of mixology, Sam Rowlands incorporated a snake enjoying beer and a croc grabbing a bottle of wine in her t-shirt designs. “I

Independent record label Third Man Records to open first store outside the USA

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These include a Third Man Records token-operated lucky dip book machine designed by the Toronto-based artist Craig Small. The store will also feature a Third Man Records token-operated recording booth where artists and the public can record their own material straight to vinyl.

Kim Kardashian West collaborates with luxury label Fendi

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Fendi has previously worked with rapper Nicki Minaj and artist Joshua Vides. Kim Kardashian West’s shapewear brand, Skims, is collaborating with Fendi on a new clothing collection, the companies said on Monday.

Aldi reveals new lorry design after schools take part in nationwide competition

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Aldi has revealed the winners of its nationwide competition with Team GB, which called on budding child artists to submit a design for its latest lorry.

Havaianas to auction off NFTs as it ramps up the shift to digital

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The nearly 60-year-old brand has commissioned a series of five digital artworks by the Brazilian artist and longtime Havaianas collaborator Adhemas Batista that will be auctioned off as NFTs on Wednesday, May 12. Batista, the artist behind the NFTs, has worked with Havaianas for over 15 years.

Property news: Mirvac celebrates NAIDOC Week

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Australian property group Mirvac is displaying Indigenous art in its shopping centres and office buildings across Australia this NAIDOC Week (July 4 to July 11) as part of a partnership with Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.

Libby Blakey Design opens seasonal store on Kings Road

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Eclectic Gallery specialises in contemporary art and works closely with both emerging and well-established international artists, offering them an opportunity to display their work in a well-located gallery and making their art accessible to a wider public.

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SOMESOME Bar & Restaurant by MARS Studio

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With the vision of dining experience being both modern and classic, trendy and artistic, the audacious brand SOMESOME teams up. hotels & restaurants bar folding windows restaurant

Tod’s opens seasonal pop-up in East Hampton

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The unique space, with an artistically decorated interior and illustrations by artist Andrea Tarella, will house Tod’s iconic products as well as an exclusive collection of must-have summer essentials. Tod’s debuts its seasonal pop-up in East Hampton, New York.

Westfield unveils ‘De-Vislish’ fashion campaign to celebrate the release of Disney’s Cruella

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The campaign will run across media channels including OOH, print, digital display, social and in-centre touchpoints including an artistic installation from street artist Mr Oliver Switch, inspired by the film.

Selfridges launch 2021 Christmas Windows

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With less than 60 days to Christmas Day, Selfridges unveils its Christmas of Dreams theme through iconic window displays and a new campaign.

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Selfridges launch Garden Centre

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Pictured, botanical artist Carly Rogers at Selfridges, London, UK. Pictured, botanical artist Carly Rogers at Selfridges, London, UK.

Selfridges is ready to reopen as it unveils its new windows four days early

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Selfridges has also commissioned up and coming British artist Jonathan Schofield to interpret Good Nature for three windows on Orchard Street. The artist’s mixed media installation features original artworks, digital screen prints and fabric banners.

How Creative Gateways Art Gallery Delivers a “Happiness Experience” Across Multiple Outlets

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The first Creative Gateways Art Gallery was started by artist Pilisa Rainbow Lady in Sedona, Arizona. Pilisa is a fused glass artist with a passion to create beauty through her art form and also through collaboration with other people.

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Inside the rise of the ‘art-lennial’

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The US-based company offers more than 350 different prints from over two dozen artists, including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, Yoshitomo Nara, Shepard Fairey, Hebru Brantley, Matt Gondek, Madsaki and Futura.

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Bally Unveils A New London Flagship on Regent Street, Celebrating its 170-Year Heritage

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Later this year, the store will exhibit sculptural pieces by London-based artist Zuza Mengham. Bally’s new London flagship on 106-112 Regent Street is located on the city centre’s famous thoroughfare and housed in a historic Regency building.

Foot Locker opens new sustainability focused store in Barcelona

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Foot Locker Europe has announced the opening of its new store in Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona.

Luxury Brands Test Storefront Takeovers


Brands like Tiffany and Dior are taking advantage of increasing foot traffic in New York’s shopping districts to partner with visual artists for storefront takeovers, reports Glossy.

Designer and Visionary Virgil Abloh Dies


Architect, designer and Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton (Paris) Virgil Abloh passed away yesterday at the age of 41, according to a LVMH press release. in 1980, Abloh was an artist, architect, engineer, creative director and designer.

DIOR opens two Dioriviera pop-ups in Mykonos

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Each summer since 2017, Dior’s artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri has enjoyed breezing into tony resorts with pop-ups.

Why StockX is a modern day Sotheby’s

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Major brand collaborations aren’t always between luxury fashion brands, elusive artists and uber-famous musicians and athletes, either. The American artist and designer Brian Donnelly, known as KAWS is famous for a cast of figurative characters.

Onitsuka Tiger Opens its World’s Largest Flagship Store on London’s Regent Street

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A showroom and gallery space in the basement will be used to support local creators and global artists and provide a variety of experiences that connect the brand with London culture. Onitsuka Tiger has opened their new flagship in London.

Indigenous fashion takes centre stage at Country to Couture

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Now in its sixth year, Country to Couture is part of the annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) and features collections from Indigenous designers as well as collaborations between First Nations artists and communities and non-Indigenous designers from across Australia. “It’s