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Moschino Sent Model Marionettes Sashaying Down the Runway, as Tiny Fashion Editors Looked On

Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott enlisted Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to create his Spring-Summer 2021 show on a miniature set populated entirely by marionettes. https://worldofwonder.net/moschino-sent-model-marionettes-to-sashay-down-the-runway-as-tiny-fashion-editors-looked-on-watch/


Two Fabric Homes by Artist Do Ho Suh Float Above an Atrium in Incheon International Airport.

Living and working in London, Korean artist Do Ho Suh (previously) is concerned with “home, physical space, displacement, memory, individuality, and collectivity,” ideas he evokes in his life-sized fabric sculptures and installations.

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/10/do-ho-suh-home-within-home/


Studio Visit: Textile Artist Billie Zangewa on Gaining Inspiration Through Tidying Up and Why She Found Kusama an Acquired Taste.

Johannesburg-based Malawian artist Billie Zangewa—an on-the-rise textile creator—is best known for her powerful collages depicting scenes of domestic life in hand-stitched scraps of silk.

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/billie-zangewa-1912709


Little Amal: An Enormous Puppet is Traveling 8,000 km to Shed Light on the Refugee Crisis

The 3.5-meter tall character, which was created by Handspring Puppet Company, will stop in 70 cities across Europe to meet with locals and participate in celebrations and education programs.

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/10/little-amal/


Jeffrey Gibson: Culture, Materials, Identity and Trade

Over the last decade Jeffrey Gibson has moved from creating lyrical, abstracted acrylic landscape paintings with beaded and sculpted paint elements to a dizzingly multi-varied practice, which interfaces with the rubrics of fashion, gender, and ethnicity.

https://hyperallergic.com/589974/jeffrey-gibson-culture-materials-identity-and-trade/


Ethereal Photographs Capture Mono Giraud’s Sculptural Garments Formed with Organic Materials

Evoking sprawling sculptures, Giraud’s garments are often neutral-toned to maintain the integrity of the original material. Dresses flow down into pools of fabric that then form wrinkly backdrops, spools of twine are arranged to mimic a sash and headdress, and a woven basket pocked with straw perches on a subject’s head.

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/10/mono-giraud-photographs-design/


Why we need soft textures right now

Fabric art and interiors are helping to make home the ultimate comfort zone. Dominic Lutyens talks to the creators of the cosy, tactile aesthetic.

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20201005-why-we-need-soft-textures-right-now


H&M will let people convert old clothing items into new ones at Stockholm store

The Sweden-based retailer is about to start giving consumers at its Stockholm store the option to turn in used garments that it will then transform into one of three different clothing items.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/08/business/hm-clothing-recycling/index.html