Melissa Sterry

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The Nigerian Designer Who's Dressed Michelle Obama, Lupita Nyong'o & Solange

She says she wants to "dress the world," and she's off to an impressive start. We spoke with Amaka Osakwe about what inspires her Maki Oh clothing line.<p>Before Amaka Osakwe can design a single piece of clothing, she tells herself a story. She might spend hours imagining the life of a woman rushing …

Fashion

Japan Is Getting a Ninja Museum

Ninjas are undeniably cool—and not necessarily because they always wear black. Though pop culture ninjas have a monochrome look, historically …

Japan

Design in Prison

Design Against Crime Research Centre takes design-thinking into Serco’s HMP Thameside prison to develop resilience and empathy among inmates.<p>The …

Design

Silk road: Victoria Rowley on her provocative prints and the slow nature of making

It being 2017, things are difficult enough for young art graduates in London, career-wise. One imagines it's even more difficult to move into a medium as niche as oriental silk printing, and trickier still to cover these delicate silks with images of phalluses. Convention, or the easy path, doesn't …

Silk Road

Li Edelkoort Reads Her Anti-Fashion Manifesto

LV3djdXfimI<p>Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort spoke in December at VOICES, BoF's new annual gathering for big thinkers.<p><b>OXFORDSHIRE,</b> <b></b><b>United Kingdom</b> <b></b><b>—</b> Li Edelkoort, one of the world’s most respected trend forecasters, gave a provocative talk on stage at VOICES, BoF's new annual gathering for big thinkers, …

Fashion

IMG Signs Hijab-Wearing Model, Richard Nicoll Blue and More...

In today's News Bites, the hijab-wearing teen who has caught the eye of Carine Roitfeld and Jil Sander co-edits Germany's ZEITmagazin.<p><i>Welcome to News Bites, BoF's regular feature of the stories that have got the industry talking.</i><p><b>IMG signs hijab-wearing model Halima Aden who will debut at Yeezy</b> …

Fashion

A new exhibition will explore Dalí’s influence on fashion

From shoe hats to lobster dresses, Imagination and Daring: Dalí and Schiaparelli will explore the relationship between the artist and pioneering designer<p>Fashion and art often collide – Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein campaign proves that much. But before there was Raf and Ruby, there were the surrealists …

Fashion

All the pictures from CSM’s spectacular MA show

Last night the students took over the capital, with joint winners of the annual design award announced<p>Last night, the Central Saint Martins MA class of 2017 showed their graduate collections and, as usual, they announced the winners of the Creative Award presented with L’Oréal. This time, there …

Fashion Photography

What London’s emerging talents brought this season

The Fashion East crew – including newbies Supriya Lele and Asai – reference old school Hollywood, Chinese takeaway menus, sci-fi and more<p>Yesterday’s AW17 Fashion East fixture showcased a quartet of London’s most promising design talents: Mimi Wade, Matty Bovan and newcomers ASAI and Supriya Lele, …

Fashion

pCouture: BioFunctional Design

A close up image of the purple living bacterial paint<p>A close up image of the black living bacterial paint<p>A close up image of the red living bacterial …

Florida survey spots record number of manatees

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's some good news out of Florida: For the third straight year, spotters counted more than 6,000 manatees navigating Florida's waters.<p>An aerial survey ending earlier this month had a preliminary total of 6,620 creatures, compared to 6,250 in 2016 and 6,063 the year before. That's a far …

Florida

More than 80 percent of Gabon’s Rare Forest Elephant Species Taken by Poachers

More horrendous news for the beleaguered elephant: Forest elephants, a sub-species of elephant living in an area that had been considered a sanctuary in the Central African country of Gabon, are rapidly being picked off by illegal poachers, who are primarily coming from the bordering country of …

Elephants

Animals know when they are being treated unfairly (and they don't like it)

Humans beings appear to be hardwired to have a sense of fairness. This is puzzling from an evolutionary perspective, which you would have thought …

Psychology

Elephant Habitat In Africa Disappearing, Creature Cornered To Extinction

Africa's forest animals have no safe place to stay as their population count continues to decline and vulnerable to illegal hunting. Isolated and …

When Drones Got You Down, Call In the Eagles

The latest tool in ISIS's armory could soon be foiled by an original aerial ace.<p>In the past five years, drones have gone from being an expensive plaything for hobbyists to a much more ubiquitous tool. Inevitable, they've also found their way into the wrong hands. There are growing fears of …

Drones

Bees learn to play golf and show off how clever they really are

Bumblebees have shown they can learn how to push a ball into a hole to get a reward, staking their claim to be considered tool users

Bees

Sacred Eyes

Ocean meadows scrub seawater of harmful bacteria

Seagrasses keep waterborne pathogens in check, potentially benefiting people and coral reefs.<p>Seagrass meadows are the most widespread coastal ocean …

Oceans

Bumblebee Buzz Literally Makes Flowers Explode With Pollen

The fuzzy pollinators vibrate in the key of the Beatles song "Hey Jude" to make flowers give up their goods.<p>Like many people, reader Todd Barczak is increasingly interested in where his food comes from. So he came to us with this question: "Are honeybees the only bees that make honey?"<p>Weird Animal …

Bees

Parasitized Bees May Self-Medicate with Nectar - Inkfish

By Elizabeth Preston | September 1, 2015 11:06 am<p>Mary Poppins taught us that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. A bumblebee’s favorite …

Bees

El Jefe the Jaguar Is Also Not a “Bad Hombre”

Just about a year ago, a YouTube sensation emerged from an unlikely place: the rugged wilderness of Arizona’s Santa Rita mountains. He made just one …

Wildlife

Microbes wake up from 10,000-year nap in cave crystals

Microbes that once slumbered inside giant crystals in a Mexican cave are alive and well, according to NASA scientists.<p>February 18, 2017 —A new find …

Biology

Iris van Herpen uses visual trickery for latest couture collection

For her latest couture collection, Dutch designer Iris van Herpen created hypnotic garments that distorted the models' bodies.<p>Van Herpen's Between …

Fashion

First Synthetic Spider Silk Developed That’s Suitable for Industrial Use

Feb 8, 2017MaterialsElizabeth MontalbanoResearchers successfully have developed artificial spider silk that for the first time resembles the real …

Textiles

Wind turbines inspired by insect wings are 35% more efficient

Wind turbines produce 4% of the planet’s energy, but they only work well when the wind is blowing just right. Now, by drawing inspiration from the …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Enlist Drones to Eavesdrop on Songbirds

At first glance, Andrew Wilson’s latest research seems risky. “I’ve been counting birds for a living for a long time,” he says. So why explore …

Drones

In search of Tanzania's bee-eaters

In the Selous Game Reserve you can see seven different bee-eaters. Each one sports impossibly beautiful colours<p>Bee-eaters are the supermodels of the bird world: slim, glamorous – and hopelessly out of reach for us mere mortals. But in the Selous Game Reserve, in southern Tanzania, you can see seven …

Nature

Squid Use a Kind of Alphabet to Control Their Camouflage Ability

The secrets behind a squid’s incredible camouflage ability just got a little bit clearer.<p>But only a little bit, mind you.<p>In a new paper published in …

Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right

In 2009, after she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, Ann Ramsdell began to search the scientific literature to see if someone with her …

Biology

Honey bee genetics sheds light on bee origins

Previously, researchers had assumed an origin for honey bees in north-east Africa or the Middle East. But the situation turns out to be more …

Bees