The art: YARN BOMBING (urban knitting art) – graffiti or street art that employs colourful knitting to cover trees or architectural details in the city.
The artist: ANTON ALVAREZ, a Swedish architect of Chilean origins who has turned Yarn Bombing into an art form, covering trees and everyday objects with strips of leather and other materials.
Missoni Men’s A/W 2016 collection symbolically narrates the tale of its nomadic man’s hypnotic excursion once he strays from the overland trail to trek the remote, mountainous lands of Ladakh. Imaginative anticipation, exploration and physical endurance are the foundation of a journey that erases all ties to place, time and convention while strengthening the desire for adventure amongst the imposing natural elements and spirited native culture. Soft tailoring, noble fibers, intense colors and ornate embroideries evoke these sentiments in a collection that is as much about sport as it is luxury.
This season Kean leads his circle of poets and young dreamers back to Nature. A new film sets fire to this journey through the leafy woods and icy air of the great outdoors, but it quickly unfolds as an interior voyage, one that taps into quieter spaces within the spirit. The same reflective, powerful mood pierces the heart of this humble collection. It is rustic, romantic and radical in its lack of noise. It barely whispers its import. Rather, it beguiles with tiny prized details and a hidden richness that can only be truly discovered by the touch.
A Jacques-Henri Lartigue image – a stack of Louis Vuitton trunks, shadowed by the Tour Eiffel – formed the jumping-off point for the Fall 2016 Louis Vuitton menswear collection. “This season I was inspired by Paris – old and new,” says Kim Jones, Men’s Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton. The result is a conversation between past and present, 162 years captured in Louis Vuitton’s archives and the wardrobe of the modern man: a future heritage.
The origins of Berluti’s new collection lie in a journey taken by creative director Alessandro Sartori to the desert landscape of Marfa, Texas, with its sun-bleached sands, scrubby wild grasses, burned asphalt roads and dust-covered detritus. The nearby Chinati Foundation, and particularly the sharp-edged artworks in copper by its founder Donald Judd, also inspired the collection’s hardware.