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Royal College of Art Work-In-Progress: Jewellery & Metal

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Last week saw the Work-In-Progress from the School of Material at London’s Royal College of Art. In our first report from the show, Katie Dominy reports on highlights from Jewellery & Metal.

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ARTS THREAD MEMBER Q&A: Melissanthe Panagiotopoulou

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London-based designer-maker Melissanthe Panagiotopoulou graduated Camberwell College of Arts, UAL in 2014, with a BA (Hons) in 3D Design. Born in Athens, the emerging designer enjoys working with a variety of materials, exploring their shapes and patterns and finding new ways to manipulate them. One of her projects, Les Legumes, is a collection of cutlery inspired by being a vegetarian. ARTS THREAD caught up with Panagiotopoulou to learn more about the project.

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Design Indaba Emerging Creatives 2015: Fashion

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The up and coming Emerging Creatives for the 2015 Design Indaba Expo have been selected from within the South African community. Taking a look at the different disciplines covered over the coming weeks, for this post, ARTS THREAD focus on those talented individuals in fashion.

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ARTS THREAD Member Q&A: Allistair Covell

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Having been recently featured in the latest issue of COVER magazine, as well as winning the AfghanMade Best Young Designer Award at the 9th Carpet Design Awards ceremony, ARTS THREAD member Allistair Covell has a strong background and natural approach to design. Gaining impressive exposure with his work, we caught up with Allistair to talk about his carpet collection and soon to be launched foray into fashion.

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Design Indaba: Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2015 finalists

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The finalists for the 2015 Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) competition have been announced.

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Design Indaba Emerging Creatives 2015: Jewellery

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As media partner with Design Indaba for another year running, we run through a selection of up and coming Emerging Creatives in the spotlight for the 2015 Expo. For this post, we’re focusing on the jewellers in the line up.

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imm cologne 2015: Pure Talents Contest winners

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On January 18, the winners of this year’s Pure Talents Contest were awarded at the Flora, Cologne. We take a look at the winning designs and some of the finalists.

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PASSAGEN 15: The realm of hypernova





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A former air-raid shelter, Atelier am Bahngleis, is the temporary home for an exhibition during PASSAGEN, Interior Week Cologne, entitled The realm of hypernova. Created by a collection of artists and designers; all graduates from European schools, the event runs January 19-25 2015.

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EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 Finalists: Q&A With Kirstine Marie Hansen

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“I was inspired by Yin and Yan. Balance, because our world as it stands today, is out of balance,” says ARTS THREAD member Kirstine Marie Hansen, explaining the motive behind her EcoChic Design Award collection. Combining up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques to envelop her passion for sustainability, she is one of the ten finalists in this year’s award, organised by Hong Kong NGO Redress. We talked to Kirstine to find out more on her background and eco-friendly approach to fashion.

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Don’t Stop Now: Fashion Photography Next at the Fashion Space Gallery

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Thursday 15th January saw the opening of the Don’t Stop Now: Fashion Photography Next exhibition at the London College of Fashion’s Fashion Space. Curated by Magdalene Keaney, the group exhibition dives into the ideas and thematic responses to contemporary image making and photography.

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