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Weekly Wrap-Up: From Salone Milan to Kanye for Mac Donald
A weekly wrap up of art, fashion and pop culture
Feature 10 Jun 2022

While you try to understand this bipolar time that comes from the storm to the sunny, this is what happens in the fashion, art, and pop culture world.

1. Tom Dixon celebrates his 20th Anniversary

This week the Milan design week took the place in the media, a rendez-vous so special for design creators. Still, one that stood out and celebrated his 20-year career in a big way was the British designer Tom Dixon. To honor his 20-year career, he selected 20 unseen pieces; of course, the exhibition is called “TWENTY,” which is open to the public at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan by Sotheby’s Milan. The show is a journey between the beginning of his career and future projects to send the message of timelessness.

“You will find us tucked away in a historic palazzo in the center of Milan where the British auction institution Sotheby’s has its Italian headquarters. There could not have been a better platform to show TWENTY objects explaining some of the histories,” a designer statement that clarified his position in the contemporary design market.

Twenty will be open to the public from 7 to 12 June 2022 at Palazzo Serbelloni, Corso Venezia 16.

2. MacDonald’s X Kanye West and Naoto Fukasawa

Ok, from Kanye we can expect anything, but this time he touches the universe of fast food, or at least, that seems to be, with the silent track he left us on Instagram, publishing a super little box of MacDonald’s. Created between the artist and the industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa, for a supposed reinvention of the classic little box, which we think it could be a big mac, with a three-dimensional style, giving the illusion of a square hamburger but with pixelated touches, or it could also be the next must have in NFT… In any case, we will know soon enough, but what we do know is that something is cooking in the kitchen. K.W, a rapper, often assures us that he is passionate about design and has clarified it with his multiple collaborations and his brand. Still, the collabs are his favorites for expanding his creativity.

Regarding Naoto Fukasawa, it is a long career from many Muji store designs and gaps between design and technology. We do not know the project yet, but we can say that this triplet MacDonald’s, Kanye West, and Naoto Fukusawa put the collector alert in red.

3.  Mulberry and their  ecological commitment

This brand is betting on sustainability from different angles; the most attractive and exciting is to open and dominate its market of vintage bags, so from now on, the brand is creating special codes in its products linked to an application and thus create a sustainable market by 2025. The program is called a “Mulberry exchange.”, where the clients can be directly connected with other clients in the world to exchange and sell pieces, adding a digital and international experience. It is a new way to perpetuate the circle of use of the bags, and why not save a little by getting more accessible bags from the hands of other fashion lovers? This is a perfect proposal where the client relationship, digital tools, and communication evolve. Ecology.

4. Savage X Fenty Celebrate Pride

Bad girl RiRi loves to surprise us, and as it was not already enough for us that she made us aunties two weeks ago, now the news is for Fenty, making a unique capsule for gay pride, with its characteristic range of solid and vibrant colors. Typical of LGBTQIA+ pride, and, of course, it’s like Fenty are the only one who can cover all sizes and shapes. And because giving body positivity a reload of color and ultra-femininity is just not enough, the brand will also be making a generous donation to GLAAD and For the Gworlds to further empower the LGBTQIA+ community. It is making your shopping a little more social and fair.

Priced from $16.95 to USD 69.95, the Savage X Fenty Pride Collection is now available online.

Text by Sophia Thowinsson.

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