Can you put in the same sentence J.W. Anderson and a cocktail dress? Sure, if you add in-between the word quirky or also deliberate awkwardness and it works as magic! His f/w 2016/2017 women’s-wear collection it is an ode to a cocktail dress, in his way of course or in a more fashionably way to say, his concept of cocktail wear. Anderson´s futuristic huge-touch was almost literal this time, because referencing well-known sci-fi movies from the 70´s, yeah, the same period of Pierre Cardin, whose aesthetic was based on avant-garde style and Space Age designs, the one who used a lot of non-conventional materials, especially for that time.
Anderson experimented as usual with all three elements, texture, volume and silhouette, from A-line tuxedo shirt dresses with multi-coloured wavy hems to circular, zippered and draped tunics with asymmetrical hems and embossed trousers, cowl-neck tunics, quilted jackets, studded tops and deconstructed blouses that were held together by metal rings. If someone needed (still, really?) a confirmation of his talent, well, a nice and generous portion of it was served with this collection. Bon appétit!
After she has been touring around the world this year with her "Björk Digital", the Iceland artist announced on Tuesday that she is taking this virtual reality exhibition to the UK for its European premiere. The exhibition, described in a press release as a "private theatrical experience", inviting visitors to engage with her work through virtual reality technology, will be at Somerset House in London from September 1 until October 23.
Björk Digital includes the Icelandic artist’s various VR and interactive videos, such as the "Stonemilker" video, the "Black Lake" film, both made in collaboration with Andrew Thomas Huang, her "Mouth Mantra" video, and a VR video for "Notget" that "presents Björk as a digital moth giantess transformed by stunning masks created by artist James Merry." In addition, as a part of this European premiere, Björk will also perform at London´s Royal Albert Hall on September 21.
"Toni Erdmann" is the new film directed, written
and co-produced by Maren Ade who gained a lot of success during the last Cannes
Festival. This German comedy drama is about Winfried, played by Peter
Simonischek, who unexpectedly visits his daughter Ines, played by Sandra
Hüller, in Bucharest, Romania, where the woman is working on an important
project as a cooperate strategist. Believing that his daughter may have lost
her sense of humour, Winfried decides to "play a role" of Toni Erdmann, his
sort of alter ego, and annoys her with a series of corny pranks, to try to reconnect
back to her. With what result? You should find it on your own by going to see
this deeply touching, but at the same time bizarre comedy.