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DesignMarch 2015: Q&A with Tanja Levý

Tanja Levý, Eitur í flösku




Reykjavik School of Visual Arts graduate Tanja Levý will present her first clothing line with a multimedia installation at Ekkisens during DesignMarch 2015. Opening on 11 March, the exhibition will feature pieces from her Eitur í flösku (Poison in a bottle) collection, which draws visual references from oil slicks and the opalescent interiors of shells. ARTS THREAD caught up with the emerging Icelandic designer to learn more about the story behind her collection, her design processes and her expectations for DesignMarch.

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IFS2015: Framework: Emerging Columbian Design

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Emerging Columbian designers presented their Framework exhibition as part of the International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week. Designed to visually mirror the country’s path to achieving long-lasting peaces, the scaffold installation represented a process of regeneration and development in Columbia. The stand was awarded Best Exhibition for its effective delivery.

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Design Days Dubai 2015: Middle East Emergent Artist Prize

 Ivan Parati, TileTable/ Loulwa Al Radwan, Sadu




After examining the work of over 70 emerging creatives, judges have selected the final four who will compete for this year’s Middle East Emergent Artist Prize.

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DesignMarch 2015 Preview: DesignTalks

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This year’s DesignMarch festival in Reykjavik opens with DesignTalks at Harpa, a day of presentations that examine and explore the theme of Play, led by inspiring local and international designers.

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2015 FAD Competition Winner Announced

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The FAD Competition is now in its 14th year. Showing at Fashion Scout on the final day of London Fashion Week, 17 finalists went head to head before the winner was announced. For this year’s offering, the entrants were briefed to design a two-piece collection in response to the commonalities found between physics and design.

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CSM MA Fashion Show

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The CSM MA Fashion show was held on Friday 20th at the BFC Showspace, Somerset House, London. Now under the direction of Fabio Piras, the first cohort to graduate since Wilson’s death last May delivered an entertaining and varied show. ARTS THREAD reports.

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Design Indaba Conference 2015

Design Indaba 2015 Conference




The annual Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town begins tomorrow (Wednesday 25 February)! The three day event will feature a host of international creatives who will present keynotes on the latest designs and innovations in their chosen fields. ARTS THREAD’s Alexandra Blanc will be at the Conference for us and taking over our Twitter account – look out for Alexandra’s 140 character summaries of the speakers’ most salient points!

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RCA Work in Progress 15: Fashion Highlights

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The Royal College of Art’s annual Fashion Womenswear MA and Fashion Menswear MA Work in Progress show was held at Kensington Gore last month. Final year students opted to show just glimpses of their work as a video, prior to their graduate show in June. First year fashion students showed some excellent pieces of work. Joyce Thornton chooses her highlights for ARTS THREAD.

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Design Days Dubai 2015: Tashkeel 2014-15 Design Programme

Talin Hazbar/ Rand Abdul Jabbar




Four emerging creatives chosen to participate in Tashkeel’s 2014-15 Design Programme will exhibit their Bespoke Pieces during Design Days Dubai this coming March.

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LCF MA15 Catwalk Collection

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On the 19th February, the quaint venue in Hertford House introduced its historical elegance along with its 18th century artwork to crowds of excited press and students alike. While anticipation grew to be seated in the heavily instagrammed foyer to see this year’s reveal of the LCF MA15 show, designers and their teams were kept busy backstage in an eager yet successful attempt to add those vital finishing touches. ARTS THREAD reports.

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