Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Giuseppe Zanotti and jeweller Delfina Delettrez collaboration

A new collaboration between Giuseppe Zanotti and jeweller Delfina Delettrez will launch in stores from July 2010. The new range is made up of five models of shoes, two pairs of pumps, one pair of boots, one pair of ballerinas and one pair of sandals, designed by Giuseppe Zanotti and incorporating designs from the Delfina Delettrez Anatomik collection. Examples include WATCH YOUR STEP!, featured here with a pair of eyes adorning the toes and HANDLE WITH CARE! which has golden fists clenched around the heels. Prices range from £800.00 to £1200.00 with the shoes available to buy from July 2010 at the Colette boutique in Paris. A UK stockist is yet to be confirmed.

Project D collection from Dannii Minogue & Tabitha

Project D is the new collaboration between Dannii Minogue and London designer Tabitha Somerset-Webb. The two have joined forces with Tabitha to create a ready-to-wear line of dresses. Inspired by Dannii’s style and Tabitha’s design flair, Project D introduces its first capsule collection, featuring flowing silk day looks, cocktail chic and red-carpet-ready dresses. Flowing georgette and silk dresses are complimented with oversized patent belts to create a strong silhouette. Sparkling details are added to draped black dresses to give a sense of glamour. The Autumn/Winter capsule collection marks the first phase of this design and lifestyle collaboration, which will also include an accessories range and the launch of an eponymous fragrance later in 2010. The launch date for this collection, stockist information and collection images are embargoed until May 2010.

Live magazine showcasing emerging British talent

Blood, Sweat & Fears is a live magazine, taking place in central London this month, which will showcase emerging British talent from across creative fields. Translating the concept of a magazine from the printed page to a live, interactive event, BS&F will feature artists as diverse as illustrators, musicians and a ‘haute coiffeur’ hairdresser and even jellymongers. The five-day event will run from 17-21 March at 65-67 Broadwick Street, London W1 in support of Art Against Knives. Traditional magazine elements such as photo shoots and interviews will be transformed into participatory activities that invite the audience into the artist’s work environment. The artists, their work, the event and the audience’s participation will be documented across the five days and rendered back onto paper for a limited edition publication, due for release in May. Central Saint Martins College of Art final year student, Chelsea Campbell along with Richard Danks, of London College of Fashion, is curating the interactive experience. Aimed at London’s creative community, from ad agency executives to students, Blood, Sweat & Fears aims to inspire discussion and help expose undiscovered talent. As well as the timetable of live events, the space will act as a pop-up shop showcasing the work of young artists and designers across the five days.