While you try to go undefeated these weeks of retrograde mercury and full moon this is what happened these last days in the world of fashion, art and of course this year star, the NFT.
1. BRIOCHE SOFA x IKEA AND TOMMY CASH
These movements of the moon and planets can make us change our minds very easily and why not? renew the furniture with a touch of humour, for example the new “Brioche sofa” that Ikea plans to bring out in collaboration with Tommy Cash and the artist Gab Bois that bears the name of LOAFA as a reference A very soft sofa that will whet your appetite plus a few.
The idea of a cosmetic sofa is not new, the first version of brioche bread was made by Mario Bellini in the 1970s. The new version designed by Canadian artist Gab Bois has gone viral online after being shared by rapper Tommy Cash. The rapper shared photos of the project on his Instagram account, writing, “So IKEA told me that if we get 10,000 comments on this post, they will release the loafa! Let’s show them that we really need this!!” The post quickly reached 12,000 comments and, according to various sources, LOAFA will appear to be in the Swedish brand’s stores soon. I hope there will be an accompaniment too, like a croissant chair.
2. First NFT at a Fashion show Gmoney and Prada
NFTs were expected to hit fashion weeks, but this time in person if it’s the first ever NFT sitting on a live catwalk. This happened at Milan Men’s Fashion Week, and the privileged NFT was a true rockstars of cryptopunks, his name is @gmoneynft and one of the first cryptopunks network builders.
Prada’s special guest do not hesitate to make his hybrid presence between the virtual and the physical. The world of NFTs is gaining a lot of strength and I am honestly anxious to know all the occurrences that will arrive for the busy agenda of the next fashion weeks. For sure, the creators of NFT would not let this type of occasion pass as an advertising window.
3. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book’s Sale
For all our enthusiastic readers of rare books we have the new Bonham’s sale being organized by a sale of the pioneering personal library of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Scheduled for January 19-28, the online-only sale will feature more than 1,000 personal books belonging to the late trailblazing judge dating from her years at Harvard and Columbia law schools, through her early career as an attorney and law professor, until his appointment as a federal judge and eventually to the Supreme Court of the United States.
This sale features approximately 100 lots of books, photographs, and ephemera from Ginsburg’s private library, including textbooks from her days as a student, legal publications from her long career as a litigator and law professor, and literature read by Ruth and Marty. Ginsburg.
There will be a rare selection of books featuring major single cases adjudicated by Ginsburg, including Citizens United, Bush v. Gore and Lilly Ledbetter’s demand for fair pay, all signed up to Ginsburg.
4. Goodbye to a precursor André Leon Talley
On the full moon we received the sad news of the death of André Leon Talley, the renowned former Vogue editor and icon of the fashion industry, passed away at the age of 73. However, the legacy of André Leon Talley will stay with us forever, who contributed a lot to fashion and opened the door to a whole generation of African-Americans in that environment. André Leon was the information director of the magazine Vogue, its creative director and one of Anna Wintour’s trusted men, becoming the first African-American to hold a prominent position in the fashion industry.
His eccentricity and unique style will remain in the history of fashion and journalism, here is a brief summary of his famous phrases.
1. “You come to Paris, you get real originality, and it’s wonderful.”(I assure you yes)
2. “I believe there is a heaven. I believe God has given me the resilience and survivability to resist chiffon trench coats.” (I’m still not over this one)
3. “Wearing clothes should be a personal narrative full of emotion. I always respond to fashion in an emotional way” (Some his narrative is like a real bad script)
4. “You can never have too many black shoes. Never!”, and we totally agree. (I assume this with a strong conviction, I think it applies to pants and dresses)
5. “You can’t live your life in the world of elite fashion and not go out or you’re disconnected. You have to realize that fashion is not the end game.”
6. “I would like to be remembered as someone who made a difference in the lives of young people, someone who nurtured me and taught them to pursue their dreams and careers, leaving a legacy.”
Without a doubt, the world of fashion lost two great pillars in less than two months, but its legacy will live on and the new generations are in charge of taking up this open path and making a new rereading.
Text by Sophia Thowinsson.