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The Design Museum presents Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier
The Design Museum in London presents Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier, a major exhibition exploring the late designer’s unique creative talent and the timeless beauty of his work. Azzedine Alaïa superb use of contour is shown in vintage gowns that the couturier personally recut himself to fit the 6’11” mannequins used for display here were completed before his untimely death in November last year at the age ...
Kids fashion video and stills project by Federico Leone
Kids fashion video and stills in a project by Italian photographer  Federico Leone today titled ‘Bye Bye Colourful Summer’. The story of a bunch of kids playing in those boring afternoon at the end of summer with blankets, chairs or a bucket like if they were tools of superheros, dressed with colourful outfits in the suburbs of Barcelona City. Its been said that video is the way forward for ...
Kew Gardens Temperate House renovation opens
Kew Gardens Temperate House renovation opens on Saturday the 5th May to the public. The largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, this beautiful restoration of the original built between 1859 and 1899 has taken 4 years and cost a staggering £41 million to completion partly funded by the National Lottery but also by private and commercial donations. Everything has been reconditioned or replaced with exacting standards, the pavilion had ...
The V&A tackles fashion sustainability with Fashioned from Nature
The V&A Museum tackles fashion sustainability in its new fashion exhibition for the summer season Fashioned from Nature which opened this weekend just in time for Earth Day around the globe. Covering the past from 1600 to the present day the introductory garments show how fashion’s inspiration not only has come from nature but also taken the creatures themselves with the use of feathers, fur and even beetle ...
It’s all citrus for Milk & Biscuits kidswear summer 2018
It’s all citrus for Milk & Biscuits kidswear summer 2018 in a new shoot captured by Michelle Marshall here on Smudgetikka today. Milk & Biscuits is a very cool kids brand designed by Kate Smith who currently lives in Shanghai so is spanning the Brit/Chinese cultural bridge in her own way. The new summer collection humorously titled ‘When Life gives you Lemons” features giant ...
Stunning girls swimwear story for Hooligans magazine
Todays stunning girls swimwear story for Hooligans magazine was shot by Abi Campbell on a trip to the Maldives at the St Regis Vommuli resort which Abi has used in a super strong graphic composed style. Using her daughter Jemima for possibly her last photo shoot in childrenswear since Jemima at 11 has grown to the edge of teenage and like her ...
Century of the Child at the V&A Museum of Childhood
A new exhibition Century of the Child opens at V&A The Museum of Childhood today just in time for the Easter holiday break. Featuring 100 years of Nordic design the exhibition shows how the influence of the Nordics has penetrated into the British lifestyle with its simplistic ethos and cool minimal design. Showing products from toys, interiors, fashion and film, the exhibition has some firm childhood favourites and even ...
Kids footwear trends from Italy at MICAM for F/W 2018
A sneak peek at kids footwear trends from Italy today for next Autumn/Winter 2018. MICAM is held at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre in Italy and is Europe’s biggest footwear trade show with 1,364 exhibitors many from the Italian sector showing off women’s, mens and childrens styles for the new season. Italy is one of the leading exponents of the art of shoemaking, having excellence in design, quality leathers ...
Goodordering cool kids bags inspired by cycling families
Goodordering cool kids bags were designed originally for cycling families but these graphic styles can be used everyday and also holiday travel for the whole family. The independent company is based in Hackney, East London and the designer and founder Jacqui Ma has a firm foundation to draw on having designed bags for Puma, Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft and Debenhams in the past. In 2012 she went out on her ...
CIFF Kids fashion and lifestyle in Copenhagen for winter 2018
Trade show CIFF Kids fashion and lifestyle in Copenhagen for winter 2018 happened last week, the trade fair felt busier this season and exhibitors seemed happy with the result. For me one of the strongest feelings I had was the change in colour of the Scandinavian market, from the land of white walls there seems to be a move away from lightness, especially in interiors with a lot ...
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