As part of New York textile Month, we made a collaboration with the super fun Print All Over Me from New York! We gave them our Healing Prints and they made items where you can spread healing in your everyday life. Sweatshirts, tablecloths, tote bags, clutches, with our prints varying from Mother Earth to Sexual Healing, Emancipation of Flowers to Silent Print. Last week, June 24th marked the celebration of our collaboration. The New Yorker boutique, Coming Soon in Lower East side hosted our opening, where we set up a healing oasis! Our Healing Prints that you can order on POAM’s website, were presented alongside with 2 teepees and peace flags, cushions and curtains which created an ambiance of zen and tranquility. An aestheticised oasis in the midst of our metropolic hectic lives. Thank you everyone who were there to celebrate it with us. The exhibition is open for a week more.
The scenography of our exhibition was designed by Haddock Studio, and the VR Oasis in the installation is made by James Orlando.
Let us introduce you to Tokyo Aquascape Union, a group of Japanese artists with a big passion for aquariums. They are skilled aquarium lovers who use their talent, patience and skills to create mesmerizing compositions, planting balance and healthy habitats for fish.
When you look at their aquascaping creations, you may be transported in a surreal world where the underwater mountains and forests became breathing paintings.
The only way to tell it’s an aquarium are thanks to the fish flying through the air.
There is the overview of our latest image collection Healing Prints, which include Mother Earth in Paris, The Emancipation of Flowers, Silent Print, Sexual Healing, Paris Heart Club and Coral Gardener in Bali that we specially designed for the cover of My Wavy Sarong Book, and Healing From Capitalism that we designed for Ordinary Magazine. Please read our recent artist statement for the meaning of this work. We would like to thank Stimuleringsfonds for their generous support in making this collection happen. The pictures of The Mother Earth Dress is taken by Thomas Vassarot and the rest of the healing prints is photographed by Wendelin Spiess
Our studio designed the world’s first holographic catwalk for a virtual fashion line, all showcased on a real model, during Amsterdam Fashion week in July 2016. With this technology, we mimicked what Google’s Magic Leap will make us experience in the upcoming years. As for the future of fashion, we believe that people buy, throw, and mistreat their clothing because we do not feel connected with the inanimate objects around us. That is the reason why, with this catwalk experience, we made people emphasise with their clothing the way they do with their friends, where we visualised the spirit of the clothing.
Through animism, we gave life to the fashion line of Amber Slooten by adding facial characteristics like mouths and eyes and interactions between the dress and the model. You can find more information about this project on our interview in The Creators Project, and watch the making off of the hologram here.
The way fashion designers launch collections where they showcase the near-future of clothing, our studio yearly launches collection where we showcase the near-future of images. The concept decides for the medium where these images will be shown.
Followed by our artist statement about our devotion to social and planetary justice, we digitally crafted a collection where we made prints and garments that revitalize and celebrate the sacredness of nature. Healing Prints is a collection of rebellious visuals fabricated into unique fashion statements.
Each garment is a chance to spread the contemporary altruistic message of the healing prints, by mixing the aesthetics of high fashion and digital couture.
The collection manifests in different sub-topics, such as Mother Earth, Sexual Healing, Healing from Capitalism, Power To The Earth, Silence and The Emancipation Of Flowers. We made five one off couture pieces, 3 dresses and 2 t-shirts of edition one, which we sold during a special auction performance with Luc Saucier on the evening of June 29 in our studio in Paris. It was a festive event with an enchanting Healing Print relaxation room, a music performance of David Millhouse and abundant raw cacao sniffing.
BIG BIG thank you to these dear people that helped us to make this project possible:
Luc Saucier, David Millhouse, Amandine Boiteux, Bérengère De Thonel d’Orgeix, Marc Lochner, Ariane Potapieff, Isinsu Kuzalti, Nolwenn Allarousse, Mona Soyoc, Aimee Wing Mei Man, Ylona Perkowsky, Thierry Do Nascimento, Anaïs Bocciarelli, Millie Clain, Florian Chaudat, Damien Gurzinsky, Yuan Chen, Tommy Haddock, Zsofïa Mouton-Perenyi, Jérôme Mouton, Keiichi Sakakura, Vincenzo Galante, Lami Transfer and Stimuleringsfonds creatieve industrie.
Last summer, around this time, Silencio, the renown Parisian night club, designed by David Lynch, opened their doors to a temporary summer house in the south of France. We have been asked to organise a pool party with our Scandal Aqua Collection towels, which were a highly aestheticised, open minded yet critical scenario for the future of political sex scandals. The party started with a champagne breakfast and lasted till very late at night with all the guests in the pool.
IKEA commissioned Pınar&Viola to create a collection of prints under their name, to go on a wide variety of IKEA products, as a part of their Limited Print Collection. On 8th of June, during Democratic Design Days in IKEA Headquarters in Almhult, Sweden, the prototypes of the collection were presented to a group of 250 journalists.
IKEA asked Pınar&Viola to create prints that would attract, inspire, and surprise people all over the world. They wanted prints which would make them dream. To respond to IKEA’s wish, P&V created a collection which is an invitation to embrace the stranger, the unknown, the alien. A collection to celebrate similarities and differences. A collection to make people fantasise about social and planetary justice, through mythical animals and creatures. A collection to embrace the other. These themes are embodied in the four worlds: forest creatures, sweet alien, birds and the bees, and Gaudi giraffe.
The collection will be launched worldwide on June 2017. If you wish to know more about this collection don’t hesitate getting in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you sometimes wondering who made your clothes? The best one to ask this question to is the brand you wear.
More and more people are asking this question to brands via Instagram. This act of raising awareness to the true costs of the clothes we wear is an initiative of Fashionrevolution. They are a global movement that want to help to raise awareness about the (hidden reality) of the fashion industry and celebrate all those involved in creating a more sustainable future.
If you care about the human behind the fashion industry and you want to raise awareness for this you are invited to post a picture of your clothes’ tag and simply ask to @[brand] #whomademyclothes
The Desearch Repartement is a group of “desearchers” (as they put it). They use a satirical form of expression to break down into pieces the commodification and camouflaging of human injustices and oppression in our contemporary world. In their work they’re highlighting in various ways the structures/peoples that are holding today’s sociopolitical realities in place. They created full-body suits which are providing anti-recognition to the person who’s wearing it while also displaying the powerful structures/people they are criticising.
The Desearch Repartment initiates exhibitions and workshops around their work, they also produce digital images & videos based on a movement they created, the Essential Happiness Possibility. You can check out their work here, and their blog here.
Everyday we buy items, use products without thinking the trace it will leave behind. Just the fact that a plastic bottle disappears from our eye sight after 1 minute of usage, does absolutely not mean they are gone for good. In fact, plastic sticks around for between 450 – 1000 years. In less then a century hundreds of millions more tons of plastic are added to the ever-accumulating cauldron of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, rivers and landscapes. Plastic is causing a huge environmental problem. Can we put an end to this???
Change is possible. Some visionary people are dedicated to take on a plastic-free lifestyle. One leading figure in that movement is the amazing Lauren Singer. She lives a waste free life in New York and spreads her wisdom by documenting her zero waste journey through her blog called Trash is for tossers. Lauren defines Zero Waste as “not to produce any garbage, no sending anything to landfill, no throwing anything in a trash can”. She does recycle and does compost stuff and all other trash (non-disposable, unrecyclable) she produced for 3 years was the size of a small jar!
The highlight of Lauren’s blog is the ultimate list of zero waste alternatives for everyday items, making life easier for the ones who wish to live a waste free life. She even has recipes for things like toothpaste and cleaning products.
On her blog you can learn many other ways how to reduce your trash. You can also check out her TedTalk here and this is her Instagram. Here you can find some more people that kicked plastic out of their life.