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Yorkshire school kids model for J.W.Anderson
Yorkshire school kids model the collections featured in the new exhibition and book Disobedient Bodies: J.W.Anderson Curates the Hepworth Wakefield and spotted on Dazed Digital. The shots were taken by Jamie Hawkesworth, and feature 123 pupils from local schools wearing both the designer J.W.Anderson’s  creations and other high fashion garments featured in the exhibition including Issey Miyake and Vivienne Westwood. The exhibition at the Hepworth/Wakefield ...
You Say You Want a Revolution – Records and Rebels
You Say You Want a Revolution – Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970 is the new exhibition blockbuster at the V&A Museum which opens on Saturday 10th September. Anyone with an interest in the amazing 1960’s youth-quake will love this exhibition, there is just so much material that it seems incredible it all happened in just 5 years and graphic design aficionados will especially love it for all the album and wall art displayed. I ...
Sonya Hurtado kids photography exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood
A new kids photography exhibition by Sonya Hurtado opens on July 23rd at the V&A Museum of childhood in London’s Bethnal Green. The exhibition titled ‘Tales’ consists of a series of twelve images which explore the imaginary world of childhood. A world where children encounter and must navigate complex feelings of isolation, fear and despair. Set in the context of fairy tales and children’s stories, the images are conceived almost like ...
Young girls in Mommy make up from Office Magazine
A shoot in Office Magazine by photographer James Robjant features young girls wearing a full on exaggerated face make up as worn by some adult women for work or selfies. The magazine is an independent biannual based in New York and I spotted these in a  Trendland magazine feature. The kids are shot with the unhappy and stressed looks that many mums have at work but still with the innocence of ...
Missoni archive at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London
A new exhibition with the Missoni archive opens at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London today – Missoni Art Colour and runs to the 4th September. The exhibition explores the influence of  mid – 20th Century modern art on the founders of the Missoni line, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni and showcases over 40 paintings from the MA*GA museum and private collections in Italy. It is fascinating to ...
Paul Strand photography and film at the V&A this summer
Paul Strand photography and documentary film work is shown in a new retrospective at the V&A Museum. He was one of photography’s early pioneers, experimenting with art prints and documentary styles that are still the common form today. The V&A museum has also acquired nine rare original photographs from the American photographer’s visit to South Uist in the Scottish Hebrides which formed part of the collection in his rare book ...
Julia Margaret Cameron, Victorian photography at the V&A Museum
One of the earliest innovators of Victorian photography Julia Margaret Cameron is celebrated at a new exhibition at the V&A Museum for the bicentenary of her birth. Hers is an extraordinary story, given a camera by her daughter for her 48th birthday she became absorbed by the new discipline and devoted herself to photography using many of her friends and their children who lived locally in the Isle of Wight. So ...
Wonderful kids photography project for Halloween by Stefano Azario
Today a wonderful kids photography project for Halloween by Stefano Azario who is one of the world’s leading kids photographers with a long and distinguished career in kids fashion. Very much a personal project Stefano has had a limited number of books made up for industry insiders, these days he’s New York based but previously lived in London and Italy his country of birth. The book is called Nightmares and ...
EFVVA inspired by Frida Kahlo for summer kids fashion 2016
EFVVA 2016 summer kids fashion has been inspired by the legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in a collection titled Fiesta! This Polish label always has a very artistic interpretation for their kids fashion collections and for next summer amazing vivid green prints show a portrait of the artist or decorative Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ skull motifs in repeat patterns. Gloomy as that might sound the prints are actually joyful and ...
Bleebla, architect designed new toy classics from Portugal
Bleebla is a new collection of design products for kids, new toy classics designed by two architects in Portugal, Ana Ferreira and Luís Leite. The desire was produce simple and timeless objects considering, among other premises, aesthetic, sensory and sustainability issues using rich textures such as wood and cork. There are four theme animal boxes based on the jungle, farm, sea and forest which were originally designed in 2009 and now are released for sale plus jungle ...
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