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ARTS THREAD Member Q&A: KAASKAS

ARTS THREAD Member Q&A: KAASKAS

March 05, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design
Having recently shown as part of the Warsaw Calling stand at the International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week, the designs of Justyna Konczewska and her brand KAASKAS were met with positive review. Currently travelling between one fashion capital to the next, we caught up with the ARTS THREAD member to talk exhibiting her work and Polish design.
Design Indaba Emerging Creatives 2015: Q&A With Lukhanyo Mdingi

Design Indaba Emerging Creatives 2015: Q&A With Lukhanyo Mdingi

March 05, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Design Indaba, Events, Fashion Design
We caught up with Lukhanyo Mdingi at Design Indaba to talk what he's showing at the event, and what it he feels sets him apart from other designers.
SingaPlural 15: Project X

SingaPlural 15: Project X

March 02, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Architecture, Interior Design, SingaPlural
We're pleased to introduce Dot Your I's & Cross Your T's: Project X, the collaborative project from our media partner SingaPlural, running March 10th - 15th.
DesignMarch 2015: Q&A with Tanja Levý

DesignMarch 2015: Q&A with Tanja Levý

March 02, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
DesignMarch, Fashion Design, Textiles
Reykjavik School of Visual Arts graduate Tanja Levý will present her first clothing line with a multimedia installation at Ekkisens during DesignMarch 2015. Opening on 11 March, the exhibition will feature pieces from her Eitur í flösku (Poison in a bottle) collection, which draws visual references from oil slicks and the opalescent interiors of shells. ARTS THREAD caught up with the emerging Icelandic designer to learn more about the story behind her collection, her design processes and her expectations for DesignMarch.
IFS2015: Framework: Emerging Columbian Design

IFS2015: Framework: Emerging Columbian Design

February 27, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design
Emerging Columbian designers presented their Framework exhibition as part of the International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week. Designed to visually mirror the country's path to achieving long-lasting peaces, the scaffold installation represented a process of regeneration and development in Columbia. The stand was awarded Best Exhibition for its effective delivery.
Design Days Dubai 2015: Middle East Emergent Artist Prize

Design Days Dubai 2015: Middle East Emergent Artist Prize

February 26, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Design Days Dubai
After examining the work of over 70 emerging creatives, judges have selected the final four who will compete for this year's Middle East Emergent Artist Prize.
DesignMarch 2015 Preview: DesignTalks

DesignMarch 2015 Preview: DesignTalks

February 26, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Design Theory, DesignMarch
This year’s DesignMarch festival in Reykjavik opens with DesignTalks at Harpa, a day of presentations that examine and explore the theme of Play, led by inspiring local and international designers.
2015 FAD Competition Winner Announced

2015 FAD Competition Winner Announced

February 26, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
The FAD Competition is now in its 14th year. Showing at Fashion Scout on the final day of London Fashion Week, 17 finalists went head to head before the winner was announced. For this year's offering, the entrants were briefed to design a two-piece collection in response to the commonalities found between physics and design.
CSM MA Fashion Show

CSM MA Fashion Show

February 24, 2015
Written by Joyce Thornton
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
The CSM MA Fashion show was held on Friday 20th at the BFC Showspace, Somerset House, London. Now under the direction of Fabio Piras, the first cohort to graduate since Wilson’s death last May delivered an entertaining and varied show. ARTS THREAD reports.
Design Indaba Conference 2015

Design Indaba Conference 2015

February 24, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Design Indaba
The annual Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town begins tomorrow (Wednesday 25 February)! The three day event will feature a host of international creatives who will present keynotes on the latest designs and innovations in their chosen fields. ARTS THREAD's Alexandra Blanc will be at the Conference for us and taking over our Twitter account - look out for Alexandra's 140 character summaries of the speakers' most salient points!
RCA Work in Progress 15: Fashion Highlights

RCA Work in Progress 15: Fashion Highlights

February 23, 2015
Written by Joyce Thornton
Fashion Design, Textiles
The Royal College of Art’s annual Fashion Womenswear MA and Fashion Menswear MA Work in Progress show was held at Kensington Gore last month. Final year students opted to show just glimpses of their work as a video, prior to their graduate show in June. First year fashion students showed some excellent pieces of work. Joyce Thornton chooses her highlights for ARTS THREAD.
Design Days Dubai 2015: Tashkeel 2014-15 Design Programme

Design Days Dubai 2015: Tashkeel 2014-15 Design Programme

February 23, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Craft, Design Days Dubai, Furniture, Lighting
Four emerging creatives chosen to participate in Tashkeel's 2014-15 Design Programme will exhibit their Bespoke Pieces during Design Days Dubai this coming March.
LCF MA15 Catwalk Collection

LCF MA15 Catwalk Collection

February 21, 2015
Written by Joanna McCutcheon
Fashion Design
On the 19th February, the quaint venue in Hertford House introduced its historical elegance along with its 18th century artwork to crowds of excited press and students alike. While anticipation grew to be seated in the heavily instagrammed foyer to see this year's reveal of the LCF MA15 show, designers and their teams were kept busy backstage in an eager yet successful attempt to add those vital finishing touches. ARTS THREAD reports.
LCF MA15 Exhibition

LCF MA15 Exhibition

February 20, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Accessories, Fashion Design, London Fashion Week, Photography
From the 18th Feb to 21st Feb, the London College of Fashion's graduate school courses presented the #LCFMA15 exhibition in the basement of London's Victoria House. A curated vision of tomorrow's fashion designers, artists, business professionals and media makers, fashion film, artefacts, photography and forward thinking garments were all present. We look over some of the work on show.
IFS2015: Once Upon A Time: Emerging Czech Fashion Design Preview

IFS2015: Once Upon A Time: Emerging Czech Fashion Design Preview

February 19, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
The Czech Centre London and the Czech Fashion Council present Once Upon A Time. Put together as part of the International Fashion Showcase, running throughout London Fashion Week, it's an exhibition of some of the most innovative emerging Czech designers. Centred around the idea of fashion meeting fantasy, it includes menswear, womenswear, children's wear and accessories.
IFS2015: INTO THE FOLD: EMERGING IRISH FASHION DESIGN PREVIEW

IFS2015: INTO THE FOLD: EMERGING IRISH FASHION DESIGN PREVIEW

February 19, 2015
Written by Naomi Barling
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
In The Fold is an exhibition featured at the International Fashion Showcase, presenting emerging Irish designers during London Fashion Week.
Design Indaba Emerging Creatives 2015: Ceramics

Design Indaba Emerging Creatives 2015: Ceramics

February 19, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Ceramics, Design Indaba
ARTS THREAD are pleased to be media partner with Design Indaba for another year running. Looking through a selection of up and coming Emerging Creatives in the spotlight for the 2015 Expo, here we focus on the designers working with ceramics.
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY AW15 RUNWAY COLLECTIONS

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY AW15 RUNWAY COLLECTIONS

February 19, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design
The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University selected 15 students from the Fashion and Textiles MFA program to debut their final collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
IFS2015: Giving Light: EMERGING Spanish FASHION DESIGN PREVIEW

IFS2015: Giving Light: EMERGING Spanish FASHION DESIGN PREVIEW

February 18, 2015
Written by Naomi Barling
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
With the aim to ‘give light’ to the each young designer, the International Fashion Design Competition “Bilbao International Art & Fashion” and the Embassy of Spain are presenting “Giving Light” at the International Fashion Showcase 2015. ARTS THREAD reports.
DESIGN INDABA EMERGING CREATIVES 2015: ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

DESIGN INDABA EMERGING CREATIVES 2015: ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

February 18, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Architecture, Interior Design
ARTS THREAD cover the up and coming Emerging Creatives for the 2015 Design Indaba Expo who have been selected from within the South African community. Taking a look at the different disciplines covered over the coming weeks, for this post we focus on Nikki Onderstall who focuses on architecture and interior designer Megan Parker.

Of
Interest

Design Days Dubai 2015: Middle East Emergent Artist Prize

Design Days Dubai 2015: Middle East Emergent Artist Prize

February 26, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Design Days Dubai
avery future of denim
Design Days Dubai 2015: Tashkeel 2014-15 Design Programme

Design Days Dubai 2015: Tashkeel 2014-15 Design Programme

February 23, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Craft, Design Days Dubai, Furniture, Lighting
2015 FAD Competition Winner Announced

2015 FAD Competition Winner Announced

February 26, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
ARTS THREAD Member Q&A: KAASKAS

ARTS THREAD Member Q&A: KAASKAS

March 05, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design
Having recently shown as part of the Warsaw Calling stand at the International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week, the designs of Justyna Konczewska and her brand KAASKAS were met with positive review. Currently travelling between one fashion capital to the next, we caught up with the ARTS THREAD member to talk exhibiting her work and Polish design.
Design Indaba Emerging Creatives 2015: Q&A With Lukhanyo Mdingi

Design Indaba Emerging Creatives 2015: Q&A With Lukhanyo Mdingi

March 05, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Design Indaba, Events, Fashion Design
We caught up with Lukhanyo Mdingi at Design Indaba to talk what he's showing at the event, and what it he feels sets him apart from other designers.
SingaPlural 15: Project X

SingaPlural 15: Project X

March 02, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Architecture, Interior Design, SingaPlural
We're pleased to introduce Dot Your I's & Cross Your T's: Project X, the collaborative project from our media partner SingaPlural, running March 10th - 15th.
DesignMarch 2015: Q&A with Tanja Levý

DesignMarch 2015: Q&A with Tanja Levý

March 02, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
DesignMarch, Fashion Design, Textiles
Reykjavik School of Visual Arts graduate Tanja Levý will present her first clothing line with a multimedia installation at Ekkisens during DesignMarch 2015. Opening on 11 March, the exhibition will feature pieces from her Eitur í flösku (Poison in a bottle) collection, which draws visual references from oil slicks and the opalescent interiors of shells. ARTS THREAD caught up with the emerging Icelandic designer to learn more about the story behind her collection, her design processes and her expectations for DesignMarch.
IFS2015: Framework: Emerging Columbian Design

IFS2015: Framework: Emerging Columbian Design

February 27, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design
Emerging Columbian designers presented their Framework exhibition as part of the International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week. Designed to visually mirror the country's path to achieving long-lasting peaces, the scaffold installation represented a process of regeneration and development in Columbia. The stand was awarded Best Exhibition for its effective delivery.
Design Days Dubai 2015: Middle East Emergent Artist Prize

Design Days Dubai 2015: Middle East Emergent Artist Prize

February 26, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Design Days Dubai
After examining the work of over 70 emerging creatives, judges have selected the final four who will compete for this year's Middle East Emergent Artist Prize.
DesignMarch 2015 Preview: DesignTalks

DesignMarch 2015 Preview: DesignTalks

February 26, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Design Theory, DesignMarch
This year’s DesignMarch festival in Reykjavik opens with DesignTalks at Harpa, a day of presentations that examine and explore the theme of Play, led by inspiring local and international designers.
2015 FAD Competition Winner Announced

2015 FAD Competition Winner Announced

February 26, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
The FAD Competition is now in its 14th year. Showing at Fashion Scout on the final day of London Fashion Week, 17 finalists went head to head before the winner was announced. For this year's offering, the entrants were briefed to design a two-piece collection in response to the commonalities found between physics and design.
CSM MA Fashion Show

CSM MA Fashion Show

February 24, 2015
Written by Joyce Thornton
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
The CSM MA Fashion show was held on Friday 20th at the BFC Showspace, Somerset House, London. Now under the direction of Fabio Piras, the first cohort to graduate since Wilson’s death last May delivered an entertaining and varied show. ARTS THREAD reports.
Design Indaba Conference 2015

Design Indaba Conference 2015

February 24, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Design Indaba
The annual Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town begins tomorrow (Wednesday 25 February)! The three day event will feature a host of international creatives who will present keynotes on the latest designs and innovations in their chosen fields. ARTS THREAD's Alexandra Blanc will be at the Conference for us and taking over our Twitter account - look out for Alexandra's 140 character summaries of the speakers' most salient points!
RCA Work in Progress 15: Fashion Highlights

RCA Work in Progress 15: Fashion Highlights

February 23, 2015
Written by Joyce Thornton
Fashion Design, Textiles
The Royal College of Art’s annual Fashion Womenswear MA and Fashion Menswear MA Work in Progress show was held at Kensington Gore last month. Final year students opted to show just glimpses of their work as a video, prior to their graduate show in June. First year fashion students showed some excellent pieces of work. Joyce Thornton chooses her highlights for ARTS THREAD.
Design Days Dubai 2015: Tashkeel 2014-15 Design Programme

Design Days Dubai 2015: Tashkeel 2014-15 Design Programme

February 23, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Craft, Design Days Dubai, Furniture, Lighting
Four emerging creatives chosen to participate in Tashkeel's 2014-15 Design Programme will exhibit their Bespoke Pieces during Design Days Dubai this coming March.
LCF MA15 Catwalk Collection

LCF MA15 Catwalk Collection

February 21, 2015
Written by Joanna McCutcheon
Fashion Design
On the 19th February, the quaint venue in Hertford House introduced its historical elegance along with its 18th century artwork to crowds of excited press and students alike. While anticipation grew to be seated in the heavily instagrammed foyer to see this year's reveal of the LCF MA15 show, designers and their teams were kept busy backstage in an eager yet successful attempt to add those vital finishing touches. ARTS THREAD reports.
LCF MA15 Exhibition

LCF MA15 Exhibition

February 20, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Accessories, Fashion Design, London Fashion Week, Photography
From the 18th Feb to 21st Feb, the London College of Fashion's graduate school courses presented the #LCFMA15 exhibition in the basement of London's Victoria House. A curated vision of tomorrow's fashion designers, artists, business professionals and media makers, fashion film, artefacts, photography and forward thinking garments were all present. We look over some of the work on show.
IFS2015: Once Upon A Time: Emerging Czech Fashion Design Preview

IFS2015: Once Upon A Time: Emerging Czech Fashion Design Preview

February 19, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
The Czech Centre London and the Czech Fashion Council present Once Upon A Time. Put together as part of the International Fashion Showcase, running throughout London Fashion Week, it's an exhibition of some of the most innovative emerging Czech designers. Centred around the idea of fashion meeting fantasy, it includes menswear, womenswear, children's wear and accessories.
IFS2015: INTO THE FOLD: EMERGING IRISH FASHION DESIGN PREVIEW

IFS2015: INTO THE FOLD: EMERGING IRISH FASHION DESIGN PREVIEW

February 19, 2015
Written by Naomi Barling
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
In The Fold is an exhibition featured at the International Fashion Showcase, presenting emerging Irish designers during London Fashion Week.
Design Indaba Emerging Creatives 2015: Ceramics

Design Indaba Emerging Creatives 2015: Ceramics

February 19, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Ceramics, Design Indaba
ARTS THREAD are pleased to be media partner with Design Indaba for another year running. Looking through a selection of up and coming Emerging Creatives in the spotlight for the 2015 Expo, here we focus on the designers working with ceramics.
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY AW15 RUNWAY COLLECTIONS

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY AW15 RUNWAY COLLECTIONS

February 19, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design
The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University selected 15 students from the Fashion and Textiles MFA program to debut their final collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
IFS2015: Giving Light: EMERGING Spanish FASHION DESIGN PREVIEW

IFS2015: Giving Light: EMERGING Spanish FASHION DESIGN PREVIEW

February 18, 2015
Written by Naomi Barling
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
With the aim to ‘give light’ to the each young designer, the International Fashion Design Competition “Bilbao International Art & Fashion” and the Embassy of Spain are presenting “Giving Light” at the International Fashion Showcase 2015. ARTS THREAD reports.
DESIGN INDABA EMERGING CREATIVES 2015: ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

DESIGN INDABA EMERGING CREATIVES 2015: ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

February 18, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Architecture, Interior Design
ARTS THREAD cover the up and coming Emerging Creatives for the 2015 Design Indaba Expo who have been selected from within the South African community. Taking a look at the different disciplines covered over the coming weeks, for this post we focus on Nikki Onderstall who focuses on architecture and interior designer Megan Parker.

Of
Interest

Design Days Dubai 2015: Middle East Emergent Artist Prize

Design Days Dubai 2015: Middle East Emergent Artist Prize

February 26, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Design Days Dubai
avery future of denim
Design Days Dubai 2015: Tashkeel 2014-15 Design Programme

Design Days Dubai 2015: Tashkeel 2014-15 Design Programme

February 23, 2015
Written by Calum Ross
Craft, Design Days Dubai, Furniture, Lighting
2015 FAD Competition Winner Announced

2015 FAD Competition Winner Announced

February 26, 2015
Written by Josh Walker
Fashion Design, London Fashion Week
Avery Dennison RBIS Future of Branding Competition - Shortlist Revealed