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Newsletter #123


Newsletter #123

Plenty of food for thought this week. Recently in The Netherlands for the 6th Premsela lecture, Nancy Etcoff argues for the psychological essentialness of beauty and how fashion and science should be fused. Arnhem graduates reinterpret everyday materials to create exquisite objects and we see what happens when non-fashion designers work with clothing. In examining the ethics behind technological innovation and questioning our relationship with products, Studio Wieki Somers plays with symbolic objects and materials to paint an emotional picture: for example, what if products could be made from human ashes?


KABK Fashion Graduates 2010

KABK Fashion Graduates 2010

Twelve young fashion talents from Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague presented their final graduation works which saw progressive, fresh and sophisticated collections on show.  

DMY 2010 highlights

DMY 2010 highlights

Highlights from this year's DMY Design Festival, which was held in the former Tempelhof airport, included experimental materials from Temporary Collective Arnhem and the elegant centerpieces of DMY Award winners...

Consume or conserve?

Consume or conserve?

Studio Wieki Somers' new project seems to be raising some eyebrows. Questioning the ethics of technology and our relationship with objects, Somers has created sculptures that could be 3D printed from human ashes.

Beauty and Brains

Beauty and Brains

In the 6th Premsela lecture Nancy Etcoff argued for the psychological essentialness of beauty.  Here she sits down to talk about how science and fashion should be much more aligned.

Droog al Arab

Droog al Arab

Recently in Dubai, Droog presented the outcome of their first Lab project, Droog al Arab, an online platform for collaborative creation and development envisioned by Jurgen Bey and Saskia van Drimmelen.

CLASH Project

CLASH Project

What happens when you ask non-fashion designers to create an outfit for the catwalk, with the only condition being that it has to be wearable? The CLASH Project, which happened as part of FASHIONCLASH Maastricht. 

HABITAT Antwerp

HABITAT Antwerp

With the aim to reinvigorate a residential neighborhood in Antwerp, HABITAT brings together artists and designers who will be working/residing/living/creating their own habitats in a former social housing apartment...

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