After yoga and surfing, boxing has become the new fashionable sport. Whether on the catwalk, in gyms or Instagram, it seduces for its many benefits and modern philosophy. It seems to be an appropriate response to well being issues of the urban assets in an increasingly demanding society. Gym clubs multiply versions like Adi-Boxing or Body Combat to fit both female and male expectations. Sculpting the body, forging the mind, this sport has already conquered numerous celebrities like Adriana Lima and Alexandra Rosenfeld. Cara Delavingne and Karlie Kloss appear with gloves on social networks. Boxing also invites itself on the catwalks like in the collection Alexander Wang X H&M or the Chanel campaign for Fall/ Winter 2014/15. Karl Lagerfeld is inspired by it for his collaboration with Louis Vuitton. Moncler Gamme Bleue has made its theme about it for its spring/summer 2015 fashion show . To fetch some inspiration, I’ve prepared a mood board on pinterest.
Technology has become more and more important in the world of contemporary art. In the various experiments, some like Nick Briz, Rosa Menkman andTony « Ant » Scott aestheticized analog or digital errors. The bug becomes art. Glitch art goes out of the shadows and become trend. Just look at the latest ad for the Rouge Chanel or the video presentation of the exhibition Jean Paul Gaultier in New Yorkand you will understand the phenomenon. I’ve also prepared a Pinterest board for more exemples.
The exhibition « N°5 Culture Chanel » brings you into the world of Gabrielle Chanel and discover the history of its legendary perfume. This event highlights the close link between Chanel and Arts, with the many works that inspired the designer to launch her fragrance N° 5. Among the photographs, films, records or objects that are exposed, you will find the creations of her fellow artists, poets and musicians such as Jean Cocteau, Picasso, Apollinaire or Stravinsky. A delightful opportunity to immerse yourselves in the 1900s and in the world of the one that has revolutionized habits and fashion making trousers and « Marinière » unavoidable in women’s locker room.
Till the 5th of June 2013
Palais de Tokyo: 13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris.
The City Hall of Paris celebrates Haute Couture through an exhibition among others with the Galliera museum collections and support of Swarovski. « Paris haute couture » is a chance to see for the first time in Paris over a hundred models from Chanel, Balenciaga, Vionnet, Courrèges and many others … chosen from among the most beautiful pieces. These outfits are accompanied by documents, photographs, drawings, magazines highlighting the talents and expertise invaluable. What is dragging behind the scenes of famous « ateliers » in the world and witness the birth of these works, from design to completion.
Paris Haute Couture
Until July 6
Hôtel de Ville
Salle Saint-Jean. 5 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris
Since my passage to the Chritian Dior Haute couture (I worked there for two years) I have a passion for needlework. I devote a boundless admiration for these small hands with an unrivaled expertise. Of course I do not have their talent. But I stay fascinated by their thoroughness, their patience. I hope these luxury businesses will not disappear because it is a precious heritage of French culture.