Hellen van Rees originally hails from the Netherlands, but is currently based in London, UK. A recent graduate from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands, she has worked on several freelance projects and an independent collection. This collection,( below) was inspired by the tweed fabrics used by Chanel, the straight silhouette of
Bruno Pieters is a Belgian fashion designer based in Antwerp with a very long fashion resume. In 2001 he started a couture collection, then in 2002 he launched another ready-to-wear collection. 2006 he won the Swiss Textile Award and in 2007 the Yves Saint Laurent Award and the Foundation Pierre Bergé award. Later that year he [...]
Suzanne Lee is Director of the project and a Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She is collaborating with scientists to unite design with cutting edge bio and nano-technologies. “BioCouture is a research project harnessing nature to propose a radical future fashion vision. We are investigating the use of [...]
I was lucky enough to be asked by Trendland to cover the Minas Trend Preview Show a couple of weeks ago in the city of Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais, a state in Brazil, just north of Sao Paolo. When I arrived, I found out that the theme this year was sustainability which was very [...]
Shota Aoyagi and Jungeun Lee both of Japanese descent, studied together in London and created Studio Koya. Their latest exhibition called “Nuue”, and originally called Wrapped Garment project, is named after a Korean word which means cocoon.It started by wrapping synthetic fiber around desired form such as a wooden mannequin or a board. Through a heating [...]
San Luis Obispo based furniture designer Jory Brigham uses sustainable plywood, plantation Teak, and FSC certified walnut to create this delightful furniture collection. His self-named company is made up of a small group of artists, designers, dreamers and builders that work with a passion and a heart, and you can see it in their designs!
Indie Furniture is a new DIY concept exhibited at the Design Museum London showcased for the Sustainable Futures exhibition. We all know that sustainable furniture, energy or even clothing are big trends in design and an important art of our future, so if you are in London, go check it out and take time to [...]
Shiro’s SQ media player takes a sustainable approach to playing your mp3s and videos. On the rear panel of the SQ, a solar cell generates electricity from direct sunlight– enough to fully charge the unit in four hours. Beyond the stardard mp3/wav/wma playback, the Shiro SQ also includes…