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7 ways to promote your business if you’re an artist

7 ways to promote your business if you’re an artist

Being an artist 200 hundred years ago and now seems to be very different. You still have your own artistic media to make a message, you’re free to create and at the same time you feel hunger for recognition. What’s different about presenting oneself as […]

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ANTICIPATION

ANTICIPATION

Photographer: Kris Revva | @kristina.revva Style: Ureka Kristina | @great_delight Velyamova Olesya | @olesya.velyamova.stylist Make up and hair: Agalarova Alena | @alenabrillar Model: Popova Pelageya | @pelageya_popova

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Allan Banford  |  BIOGRAPHY

Allan Banford | BIOGRAPHY

Allan Banford creates abstract paintings and installations.
His art follows the concept of not maintaining a unique style developing a constant creative evolution. identifying the boundaries between consciousness and reality his paintings capture movements, emotions, characters and, figures revealing an inseparable relationship between dimension and space.

The abstract conceptualization and blended media of Allan Banford art have been portrayed as“Intriguing yet luxury elevating“. He works with a wide variety of mediums, creating art series under the conviction that they are manifestations of many skilled specialists but the assorted accumulations anyway are the endeavors of only one.

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Allan Banford artworks respond directly to the surrounding environment of everyday experiences and visual representations.
Often these framed instances go unnoticed at glance but they come alive by his laceration technique. His paintings de-construct the subject to the extent that the meaning is shape- shifted, creating an abstract interpretation, challenging perception and perspective, completed by his rules and omissions, acceptance and refusals.

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FOLLOW MBFW – CONNECT FASHION

FOLLOW MBFW – CONNECT FASHION

MBFW announces first event information for January 2019 From Tuesday, January 15th to Thursday, Januar 17th 2019 Mercedes-Benz and creative agency NOWADAYS will present the 2018-launched Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week format MBFW at ewerk Berlin. The MBFW will be kicked off exclusively with a pre-opening show […]

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Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter

It is hard to understand and easy to love modern art. Especially, if we talk about Gerhard Richter who is considered to be one of the most respected contemporary artists. His artworks are included in the collection of the biggest museums in the world. Richter […]

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Marion

Marion

Photographer: Alwin Maigler |  www.alwinmaigler.com | @alwinmaigler
Model: Marion Kloker | @m_r_o_k_k

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SVETLANA UZUN  |  INTERVIEW

SVETLANA UZUN | INTERVIEW

Hello, Svetlana! Personally, I know you as a very talented stylist. Please tell us what was it, exactly, that led you to create your own clothing line? Hi, Irina! I think, perhaps it would be better to start with the question about how I became […]

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UZUN  |  LOOK BOOK

UZUN | LOOK BOOK

Photographer: Anna Gorodskaya & Danila Romanlov | @danilaromankov MUAH: Katya Bodrova | @by_katie_b Model: Svetlana | @sveta.alaska Designer & style: Svetlana Uzun | @uzun_fashionlab Video: Denis Karpenkov | @deniskarpenkov Model: Oksana Chucha | @chucha_babuchina

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Natasha von Hirschhausen |  INTERVIEW

Natasha von Hirschhausen | INTERVIEW

Hello, Natasha! Thank you for taking the time for our interview.

Please tell us more about yourself. Where were you born? What are your roots? Was fashion design what you always wanted to do?

I was born and raised in different areas of Southern Germany. Then I studied medical physics in order to become a cardiologist. There were always two hearts beating in my chest – one for science and one for art. But somehow I never got in touch with fashion, and product design and art seemed to „free“ for me.
As soon as I started to study physics, I realized that I don’t really like it. Then I had the idea of buying a sewing machine – I don’t know why, but I did so. After that I literally couldn’t stop sewing and creating. To be honest, in the beginning my ideas were pretty wild and I had no clue what I was doing.
However, thanks to my current husband, I decided to quit physics and applied for the Fashion Design program in Berlin. There I finally graduated and got my bachelor and master of arts degrees. I also worked for several fashion brands during my studies and took part in the exchange program „Berlin-Dhaka“ for fashion designers from Berlin and Bangladesh.
In 2016 I founded my own label „Natascha von Hirschhausen“, which was awarded with the German Federal Ecodesign Award in 2017. I also founded the fashion network for sustainability „AETHIC“ and began the initiative called „Brands against racism“ in 2018 – to summarize some of the important steps.

‘More fashion less waste’ is the essential concept behind your label?

In fact, it sounds like: „More sustainability, more fashion and less waste“. But I feel like the word „sustainability“ is too frequently used, so I decided to reduce it to the snappy no-waste part.

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What exactly does that mean? And how to achieve this?

I am quite nerdy about sustainability. My collections are produced locally and cause no pollution, we are using only 100% natural, organic fibers that are audited along the whole supply chain for social and ecological sustainability. The good thing about Plus, the garments are produced „made-to-fit“, which means that one garments fits different sizes. So even if you gain or lose a few pounds, you won’t have to buy new clothes.

Do you have a special technique or process for designing your clothes?

Yes, my technique of pattern cutting allows to use curves, while being zero-waste. This way I can ensure a good fit with (almost) no waste.

What was it like to get the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2017?

It was an amazing feeling. I was incredibly nervous the whole day and me and my team were over the moon when it finally happened. It definitely showed me, that we are on the right track.

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Your latest collection in your lookbook stands out with simplicity and clear colours. Is that the general direction of your brand or does it varies from one collection to another?

That is the direction – or even more than that: that is the collection. I don’t make different collection seasonally. I have this one collection that simply evolves throughout time, but always stays the same in the core. Thus, I want to reduce the pressure from the fashion system.

What is the best piece to choose from your latest collection?

Well, it’s hard to say, but I would pick the black woolen coat Md with extra long sleeves.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I’m really inspired by trying to figure out how long sustainability can remain a core concept without losing the fashion part of the collection. This tension between being really sustainable, but still fashionable always drives me to take the next step.
For example, creating one garment out of a piece of fabric without scraps satisfies me deeply.

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What do you think of German fashion?

I think it has a really significant potential. Unfortunately, the Germans are not the most fashionable people. I think Germans have lack of understanding of fashion as a cultural good. Their perception is that fashion is superficial and „stupid“. I would love it if this perception will change.

What is your advice for the ambitious designers?

Give yourself time and pull through.

Many thanks for the interview!

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© Kerstin Jacobsen, 2018
Credits Lookbook:
Photographer: Kerstin Jacobsen
Stylist: Viola Haderlein @blossom management
Hair &Make-up: Tina Fischbach @basics
Model: Jules Schunevitsch
Shoes: Alina Schürfeld

Credits Mood:
Photographer: Kerstin Jacobsen
Stylist: Viola Haderlein @blossom management
Hair &Make-up: Thorsten Weiss @les artists
Model: Jules Schunevitsch

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Philip Birkholz  |  INTERVIEW

Philip Birkholz | INTERVIEW

In times of overwhelming indulgences and market surplus, a person often finds himself or herself floating from offer to offer and can’t define one’s own desire, especially in things like perfume. Of course we have our preferences and likes, but wouldn’t it be lovely, if […]

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