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Jennifer Angus’ Wall Installation Of Exquisite Patterns Created With 5000 Real Insects

A wall patterned with vibrant colorful real insects. Jennifer Angus is arranging the species she appreciates the most on a hot-pink background. The …

Art

Svetlana Jovanovic’s Surreal Fashion Portraits Emanate Otherworldly Sensuality And Unease

Svetlana Jovanovic is a Netherlands-based photographer who imbues portraiture with a surreal edge. Drawing on her experience studying psychology at …

Art

Half Humans, Half Animals. The Creations Of Crystal Morey Act Like Talismans That Connects Us To Nature

Tiny humans wearing animal heads. Crystal Morey creates porcelain sculptures to represent her personal connection to nature. The little characters, …

Sculpture

Filmmaker John Borowski Talks About Serial Killers and Art Made from Blood

We talked to the documentarian about his interest in the macabre and his latest movie, about an artist who paints in his own blood.<p>John Borowski has been consuming a diet of macabre entertainment since he watched <i>Aliens</i> when he was seven. Raised on the northwest side of Chicago, his older sister …

Myriam Dion Cuts And Slices Newspapers Into Beautifully Intricate Patterns

A myriad of cut-out patterns invading a newspaper layout. Myriam Dion creates intricate motifs using a scalpel and newspapers she chooses according …

French Canada

the nyc illustrator behind miu miu's spooky spring prints

Eri Wakiyama’s hair is a James Turrell-ish carousel of neon hues, but it’s her whispy watercolor illustrations that caught Prada’s eye.<p>When Eri Wakiyama swings by our office after hours on a Friday, a party is happening. Though she's arrived straight from her day job as a visual merchandiser, she …

Botanical Illustrations With Body Parts By Marcela Cardenas

In the series ‘Bilaterias II’, Columbian multidisciplinary artist Marcela Cardenas creates quirky, yet elegant, botanical illustrations by …

Hong Kong

Get Ready to Rumble at Blue Star's Drawing Battles

click to enlarge<p>Unveiled in September and set to inspire creative participation through November 8, the exhibition “Narrative Axis” marks a …

Drawing

Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Rendered in Thread by Lauren Spark | Colossal

<p>Self-taught embroidery artist Lauren Spark was asked by her mother to create an embroidery of Van Gogh’s <i>Starry Night</i>. Over the next month, Spark …

I Create A Surreal World Where Everything Is Pink

My name is Ali Jardine and I am a photographer and artist living in California. This is an ongoing series of surreal images that I have been working …

Scientists Create Van Gogh's 'Starry Night,' Other Artwork Using 'Bacteria as Paint'

If you think scientists can't be artsy, think again.<p>The American Society of Microbiologists (ASM) recently held its first "Agar Art" contest and …

Can You Transform Plastic and Burlap Into Couture?

Couture is often referred to as a celebration of craftsmanship, but in the right hands, it can be art. Two design houses took that as a rallying cry …

Haute Couture

At Maison Margiela, the Humble Safety Pin Gets a Makeover

One hundred and sixty-six years after their invention, <b>John Galliano</b> offered proof on the Maison Margiela runway today that safety pins were indeed, as their inventor Walter Hunt claimed, “miracle fasteners.” Using these humble metal pins much like Lesage would paillettes, Galliano added …

Fur trade booms, fuelled by China – but bubble may be about to burst

In a Copenhagen warehouse there's a throng of Chinese buyers. For some traders, being anti-fur is one step from fascism<p>Space is so short in the immense warehouses where Kopenhagen Fur, the world's largest fur auction house, runs its business, that boxes of mink skins now fill up rooms designed for …

Exhibition traces our love of tattoos from Neolithic age to today

Once considered the mark of an underclass of criminals, prostitutes, bikers, seafarers and those inhabiting the margins of society, the tattoo is now à la mode. Samantha Cameron, the British prime minister's wife, has one – a dolphin just below the ankle; Charlize Theron has a fish on her leg and a …

Denim becomes the common thread at men's fashion weeks

Tom Ford, Burberry and Gucci are elevating jeans to high fashion status. From indigo to distressed, anything goes<p>It may not have the glamour of silk or the soft touch of cashmere, but the material uniting designers at the spring/summer 2015 men's fashion catwalk shows is made of hardier stuff. From …

Fast-food fashion: Moschino accused of 'glorifying' McDonald's logo

Health campaigners say Italian label's use of golden arches on bags and iPhone cases is promoting poor eating habits<p>It's unusual to see a magazine editor pulling a box of McDonald's French fries from her Chanel handbag at haute couture fashion week. But that was the unlikely occurrence in Paris …

Paris fashion week: Stella McCartney unveils 'fur-free fur'

Despite Cara Delevingne, Kanye West and dad Paul in attendance, all eyes were on McCartney’s elegant, relaxed collection<p>What gets a supermodel out of bed in the morning? Linda Evangelista once famously said it was nothing less than $10,000. For Cara Delevingne, it seems a Stella McCartney fashion …

Woody Harrelson

Fur trade booming after swing from fashion faux pas to catwalk favourite

Figures show farmers stepping up production to meet soaring demand for mink, sable, fox and ferret pelts<p>In 1994, four of the world’s most famous supermodels were splashed across billboards under the slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”. Fast-forward 21 years and it seems it is now another …

Council of Europe

Rat​s’​ droppings, human urine and arsenic... Police warn against counterfeit cosmetics

Online shopping has led to surge in sales of fake goods, with many electrical items lacking safety testing and perfumes often containing harmful substances<p>Rat droppings, human urine and arsenic – just some of the substances found in fake beauty products which police say are putting consumers’ lives …

Lips

Fur, fluff and pom-poms put the shaggy into shoes

Some of next season’s footwear may need regular combing as fashion industry finds new ways to ‘tuften up’ the toes<p>They have been compared to Norfolk terriers, the cast of Fraggle Rock and Andre Agassi’s mullet, but the hair-balls everyone in fashion is talking about right now are, in fact, next …

Fashion Week

London fashion week: leopard prints make roaring comeback on catwalk

Jackie Collins, who once said her weakness was “too much leopard print”, would have loved next spring. As London fashion week passed its halfway point on Sunday, leopard print – seen on the catwalks, on a filmy blouse at Topshop, or as a handbag at Hill & Friends – was emerging as a strong …

London Fashion Week

Study restores link between tattoos and anger

People who have tattoos report higher levels of verbal aggression and reactive rebelliousness – and the more tattoos they have, the angrier they are<p>When it emerged that Samantha Cameron, the wife of the prime minister, had an image of a dolphin etched on her ankle, it seemed the link between …

Tattoos

'Schiaparelli': The Shocking, Shadowed Life Of A Fashion Icon

Elsa Schiaparelli, known as the Queen of Fashion, was the supreme innovator of dress design in the first half of the 20th century. Based in Paris, she seemed to know what women wanted before anyone else, says author Meryle Secrest. But Secrest's new <i>Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography</i> begins with the …

The Surreal Provocateur Who Forever Altered Fashion

Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli made a big splash in the 1920s and ’30s by marrying art and fashion. But she also developed practical, modern …

Reading List: 13 First-Rate Fashion Books

13 bold, bright and beautiful fashion reads, both new and old.<p>13 bold, bright and beautiful fashion reads, both new and old.

Top Surrealist Fashion Moments

After Jacquemus' A/W15 show, we look back over the greatest fashion moments that disrupted reality<p>Ever since <b>Elsa Schiaparelli</b> collaborated with</b> …

Five Radical Female Artists Who Used Their Body as a Canvas

From piercing flesh with thorns to sewing a collar onto skin, a new exhibition reveals the subversive power of the body as a medium for feminist …