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WE Q+A: Dave Liang from Shanghai Restoration Project

10 Questions with Chinese American producer Dave Liang from West-meets-East electronica group Shanghai Restoration Project

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WE Desire: i-D X Rick Owens & Raf Simons

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Raf Simons youth culture-inspired and notable elegant tailoring, one of the most biggest designers in the fashion world today. A man who’s passion for music, art and all things modern transcends into all his creations. Most recently appointed Artistic Director of Dior in 2012, marking a massive milestone in his life, this stunning photographic book compiles his journey so far, delving into Raf Simons’ very own menswear label, his work for Jill sanders and his recent position with Dior, all wrapped up neatly with an exclusive interview with the man himself.

Then, glamour meets grunge in the dark, the dramatic world of Rick Owen, instantly recognizable from his mish-mashing with goth and grunge, creating the beloved “glunge”;  with popularity of his draped, dark aesthetics continuing to grow. His creativity knows no bounds, lending his hand to furniture, jewelry and super luxe furs, and as well as churning out 4 collections a year, Rick Owens designs Lilies, a diffusion line that shows off a more playful side to his signature style. i-D dives into his all-encompassing world with this photo series.

Available from July 15, 2013

 

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  • WE Desire: i-D X Rick Owens & Raf Simons
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WE Chronicles: Prada debuts in San Jose’ California

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Prada knows upscale luxury like no other, opening their latest store in Valley Fair Mall of San José, California, the location is brimming with opulence thanks to architect Roberto Baciocchi. Continue reading

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WE Chronicles: Takashi Murakami & Xavier Veilhan at Galerie Perrotin

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Art Basel may be over but don’t put away that smoldering look you make when analyzing art just yet! Until the 6th July, Galerie Perrotin has opened its doors to presents the 9th solo exhibition of Takashi Murakami , in celebration of 20 years of collaboration, the exhibition will display a set of new paintings featuring Takashi’s infamous alter-ego Mr. Dob. Being one of the most important and upheld contemporary artists of our time, this exhibition is not one to miss!

Taking inspiration from Manga and Japan’s “Kawaii” culture, much of his work centers around the abstract and bizarre characters he envisions. His theory of the Superflat aesthetic, which he introduced in 2000, attempts to blur the lines between popular art and fine art. The absence of perspective, the traditions of two-dimensionality in ancient Japanese art, transcends into every medium in which he creates.

Alongside Murakami is artist, Xavier Veilhan who uses Mobile art to create playfulness in movement. Quoted saying “It is the first time that I exclusively show mobiles in an exhibition. I conceived a great majority of them for the occasion. Without being able to really explain why, I believe that it is the aerial position of the Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong which inspired this ethereal set. The mobiles imply precision and compliance with the rules of physics but paradoxically live in an infinity of combinations of forms inside this established program. They are the image of the interaction between art and reality. For this exhibition, I conceived a new type of mobile, exploiting the qualities of lightness and rigidity of square-section carbon tubes. The balance of each set is not the only element of the work that seems unnatural, but also the way in which each component is like a graphic pattern converting itself into a three-dimensional shape, integrated into reality, despite the laws of physics.”

Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong
50 Connaught Road Central, 17th Floor
Hong Kong

 

 

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WE Chronicle: Floral Camoflage

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Exclusively at Harvey Nichols Pacific Place is a Valentino that blurs the line between fashion and art – each floral applique is cut by hand and arranged delicately to emulate this seasons camouflage trend. The dress is in full princess mode with its 8 layers of tulle and organza giving it it’s full body. The rest of the collection takes on a garden party feel, but is sure to elevate you above any other floral pieces with its textures and tones.

Visit Harvey Nichols Pacific Place for the full Valentino collection.

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WE Postcard: Kolkata, India

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This is Victoria Memorial, which is located in Kolkata, the former capital of British India. As the name suggests, it’s a memorial dedicated to the Empress of India, Queen Victoria. Currently, it serves as a museum and a tourist attraction. The large garden that accompanies the memorial is hugely popular on sunny days for both locals and visitors alike.