While you try to understand if you need to use your bikini or your trench coat for this transition time, this is what happens in the fashion, pop, design, and of course, in the art world for this last week.
1. Courtney Kardashian /Travis Barker X Dolce & Gabbana
This week, the Kardashian Klan left our mouths open again. What better than the most Kardashian-style wedding possible. And all this was thanks to his collaboration with the famous Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, which was not only the official host of the family klan in Portofino but was the entire stylist of the married couple and all their guests; yes, all guests were fully dressed by the brand. This commercial strategy is evident with the rain of celebrities for this wenning, Dolce & Gabbana taking care of all the wedding styling seems the most daring way to show the brand’s new campaign for 2022. Of course, the strategy the same way for the Kardashian-Jenner family is always looking for another form of consolidating its presence in the world of fashion with unusual collaborations such as Kim por met gala.
But this, not all the official photos of the event were taken by the photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, who was in charge of photographing every moment of the wedding. The social profiles of the guests look like an editorial by Dolce & Gabbana. The truth is that it leaves more than one breathless; no matter how controversial this family is, their level of communication always uses the controversy to take advantage of this glam rock marriage.
2. TAKASHI MURAKAMI
The artist is not new in the digital world. Murakami had his most significant entry into the metaverse in 2020 with the crypto money and metaverse artistic installation. He took h inspiration from how his children interacted with this universe and saw how the post-pandemic effect increased this type of interaction.
The gallery representing this Murakami universe is Gagosian, which will present An Arrow through History, an exhibition of new works by Takashi Murakami, which will open on May 11, 2022. In three simultaneous presentations that span two of Gagosian’s galleries in New York, at 976 and 980 Madison Avenue, Murakami bridges the physical and digital realms.
An Arrow through History incorporates Gagosian’s first use of virtual reality, featuring a digital representation of the 976 and 980 Madison Avenue galleries. The immersive viewing experience, created by RTFKT and Oncyber, can be accessed online via gagosian.com or through a VR headset and allows access to the entire exhibition from anywhere in the world. Additionally, visitors to the site can activate numerous custom Snapchat lenses to view augmented reality animations in each gallery and on the exterior of the building.
The spectacular nature of this exhibition is not enough; but the Gagosian gallery will also make available the acquisition of works through cryptocurrencies. Through a partnership with Coinbase, payments will be accepted in Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), and USD Coin (USDC).
This is a great golden button to show us that we are in another digital age and that our way of conceiving the art market is totally in the process of mutualization.
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3. Virgil Abloh x Mercedes-Maybach S
The last Virgil Abloh’s collaboration with Mercedes-Maybach is now available to the rest of the world.
Although the first version came to light in 2021, the final project was unveiled this week, with a hyper limited edition of 150 units; in the design, we see precisely Abloh’s DNA transferred to the Mercedez universe, and the car has two Colors specially made for the project, but the most surprising is its interior. The most incredible designs continue inside the vehicle with a two-tone color scheme. The four-seat configuration, the steering wheel, the doors, the lower part of the dash, and the roof are covered in black and sand-colored Nappa leather, but that’s not the most wow thing about this machine. The Maybach S680 is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine that generates a maximum power of 604 horsepower, enough to reach 100 kilometers per hour from a standstill in 4.5 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 kilometers per hour. In other words, it is one of the most fashionable cars you can meet, but it is also one of the fastest machines on the market.
4. Fendi x Xavier Corberó
Xavier Corberó is the Catalan artist invited to interpret the Fendi universe this 2022. Fendi takes the house of the artist Xavier Corberó for one show between Fendi and the artist universe; being one of the most famous sculptors in Spain, it offers a kaleidoscopic and immediately identifiable atmosphere in keeping with the atmosphere of the Fendi Casa collections. Centered on an iconic With the Roman-style arches give a unique play of shadow and light; they are imposing in his style, making it a genuinely unique poetic architecture that transcends imagination. Fendi uses this universe to push luxury with striking and scenic forms. It combined a kind of masculine sartorial sophistication with more feminine enveloping forms.
Text by Sophia Thowinsson