Untold Stories offers an intimate look into renown photographer Peter Lindbergh’s life and work. Curated by Lindbergh himself, before his untimely death in 2019, the exhibition showcases over 150 images. They range from some of his most recognized images of Hollywood stars, to unpublished, more personal photographs. The show, held at a converted industrial space in the Galician city A Coruña, will stay open until the 28th February, 2022.
Georg Jensen joins forces with Oki Sato, the designer and owner of the Tokyo-based studio Nendo, to create a set of three sterling silver vases in time for the festive period. Crafted from expert silversmiths in Jensen’s home of Copenhagen, the vases marry the designers’ flair for modernism with inspirations derived from nature. Each design features sculptural silhouettes inspired by the shapes of trees.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz finishes off the year with ‘Wonderland,’ a new book published by Phaidon. To date, Leibovitz has been known for her portraiture, but this new tome spotlights her fashion photography, with an anthology of images shot for Vogue magazine. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” this book aims to bring together fantasy, irony, and a sense of curiosity.
Kim Jones, Dior’s artistic director for men’s wear is behind the 2021 Christmas tree design at London’s world-famous Claridge’s hotel. Named Celestial Snow Globe the tree is made using a white pleated fabric, recalling the Dior haute couture toiles. It’s lit up from inside using holographic projections featuring Dior emblems. The traditional star at the top is replaced by a bauble in the shape of Jones’ puppy, Cookie. “It’s a great honor for me to design the Christmas tree for Claridge’s and thus bring Dior, London and the Christmas spirit together in this iconic place,” says the designer.
Building on the success of its romantic knitwear for women, Shrimps introduces a new limited-edition homewear collection, featuring cozy winter essentials like knitted hot water bottles and blankets. At the same time Baby Shrimps is introduced, another limited-edition range of bonnets, cardigans and blankets for babies. Everything is made using the softest merino wool and the brand’s nostalgic crochet-knit technique.
Isabel Marant debuts an exclusive “Snow” capsule for Munich-based retailer Mytheresa, marking the first time the Parisian designer dips her toes in ski wear. The 33-piece collection spans slope essentials such as ski pants and puffer jackets, as well as cozy knits and loungewear sets – all done in the brand’s signature neutral colour palette, with some splashes of metallics. A beige shearling vest and a statement pair of silver salopettes are among the highlights.
Danish label By Malene Birger delves into jewellery for the first time, with a collection of classic, everyday pieces that capture its modernist spirit. The debut range consists of chunky hoops, bangles and sleek chokers – rendered in sterling silver and 14-carat plated gold. The aim for designer Maja Dixdotter is to offer a “clean contrast” to the cozy fabrics and layered looks the brand is known for. By Malene Birger’s jewellery collection will be available online and at the label’s physical stores on 18 November, 2021.
Swiss glass artist Jonas Nöel Niedermann debuts a pop-up space at Copenhagen concept store, florist and multi-disciplinary studio Tableau. The Swiss artist, known for his minimalist glass sculpture, will display his works at Tableau from November 4th-7th.
Manolo Blahnik celebrates 50 years in business by opening up its archives for the first time with a new exhibition, designed by company CEO, Kristina Blahnik. The show, Manolo Blahnik: A New Way of Walking takes place across the virtual realm, compiled by Judith Clark in conjunction with Manolo Blahnik himself and the brand’s in house Archive team. Spanning five virtual rooms such as The Palette Room or The 70’s Room, the showcase displays never-before-seen sketches, photographs and clips of the brand’s notable friends, team, and some of the most lavish designs.
With little fanfare, Bottega Veneta opens doors to a new pop-up concept store in East London’s Redchurch Street. The Tea Building interiors receive a refresh by way of the brand’s signature electric blue shade from the Salon 02 collection, alongside an installation of a series of design pieces, all created in collaboration with artists. Spot foil-covered sofas and paper versions of its famous Lug boots by artist Daniel Gordon. Salon 02 collection is also available to shop in-store.
Photography—An intimate exhibition of Lidnbergh’s work held at the harbour area of A Coruña, Spain
Home & interior—The Danish brand and Japanese design studio joined forces on a set of sterling silver vases
Photography—Leibovitz releases a new book spotlighting her fashion photography
Art & design—Dior’s Kim Jones is designing the tree at the historic London hotel, Claridge’s
Home & interior—The British label introduces limited-edition collections of baby blankets and winter home essentials
Fashion & style—Parisian label Isabel Marant debuts her first ski designs, exclusively for Mytheresa.com
Fashion & style—By Malene Birger launches its first jewellery collection
Art & design—The Swiss artist joins forces with Tableau in Copenhagen on a pop-up exhibition
Fashion & style—Manolo Blahnik debuts a virtual exhibition to celebrate its 50th anniversary
Fashion & style—Bottega Veneta opens a pop-up store on East London’s trendy Redchurch Street
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