22 marzo 2009

Seduction and Fashion.

Throughout history, men and women have utilized seductive clothing to enhance physical attractiveness, as well as to convey a sense of power and social status.

The Museum at FIT (New York) presents Seduction (on view through June 16, 2009), the first chronological exploration of the role of sexuality in fashion, and examines the complex relationship between seduction and clothing.

The exhibition includes a wide range of seductive fashion, from the subtlest flirtations of the Victorian era to nowadays:

1) a gown from circa 1785.

2) Robert Piguet and his sensuously viscose satin gown from 1937 represent the first half of the twentieth century.

3) The 1950s is represented by Cristobal Balenciaga and his cocktail dress from 1958.

4) Halston, who defines the glamorously sexy approach to fashion, represents the 1970s.

5) Designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood took the concept of underwear-as-outerwear at the 1980s and 1990s.

6) Contemporary fashion: Olivier Theyskens for Rochas and his romantic style.

7) And finally, lingerie and shoes are featured from designers such as Agent Provocateur

and Manolo Blahnik.

(Photos by FWD and Irving Solero, Courtesy of the Museum at FIT, New York)

11 marzo 2009

Scoop Canela: Sanna Annukka.

Sanna Annukka is half a Finnish and half an English illustrator and printmaker with a love for nature and folklore.

She has created a series of expressive designs full of meaning, because of her major influence is Finland’s national epic known as The Kalevala, a collection of folklore songs.

Her illustration style is unique and iconic, lovely patterns simplistic but impatient, full of great colours.

Sanna Annukka is the artist behind the artwork of the Keane album “Under The Iron Sea”.

And as well, she has collaborated with Marimekko Spring/Summer 2009 collection.

Take a look at her portfolio and web and at the super agency Big Active to see more of her work.

08 marzo 2009

Luxury and Fashion.

From April 11 to May 24, 2009 at the National Museum of Modern Art,Kyoto(MoMAK) we could see an exhibition which considers the relationship between luxury and fashion in different societies and eras, from the 17th century to the present, explores new directions for the future and reappraises the meaning of luxury through history.

This exhibition, that uses the concept of ´luxury´ as the most sensitive indicator of the values and social trends, is divided into four seasons:


Gold, silver, sumptuous and glamorous dresses; in one word, hundreds of hours of labor and handiwork.

Louis Vuitton, A/W 2004

André Courréges, A/W 1967

Charles Worth, 1900

Less is more

People avoid excessive glamour and demand comfort. This section shows Poiret's, Chanel’s and Balenciaga's dresses: simple and functional designs.

Balenciaga, A/W 1957

Chanel, 1928

Paul Poiret, 1911

Clothes are free-spirited

In this section Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons: a garment that you has never seen before.


This section features Maison Martin Margiela, who represent contemporary concepts of luxury, such as "one-off," "recyclability," and "hand-made”.