Colour of Love is it really red?

Let’s explore the world of the true colours of love this season  It was Valentine’s Day and my friend who has a girlfriend was fussing so much over what to buy her. Everything he was choosing was all red. Red roses, red bag, red clothes and at one point he even chose red lingerie! I […]

What are the different kinds of patterns for womenswear textile designs?

When it comes to any type of merchandise, be it t-shirts, suits, or custom and new clotheslines, a carefully thought out pattern can add panache to the product that it initially lacked. Women’s wear graphics are an under-appreciated art. Coming up with various patterns that appeal to the female psyche and is along the lines […]

Migration of Fish On Dry Land by Marta Sif, Hilversum, Netherlands

Fish On Dry Land by Marta Sif Hilversum Netherlands

Issues of migration and unemployment are significant problems for isolated villages, islands and island nations. Netherlands-based Icelandic social product designer Marta Sif wanted to utilise product creation as a method of both celebrating and strengthening local industry. Through her Fish On Dry Land project, Sif engaged the residents of a small fishing village in Iceland. […]

What’s the Fashion at Dover Street Market, London, UK?

Dover Street Market London UK (1)

Dover Street Market, one of the world’s most influential fashion, design and retail spaces, has relocated its London store to Haymarket in Piccadilly, and opened with a striking new interior that’s three times the size of the original. While honouring the building’s existing heritage features by leaving them intact, DSM has invited an eclectic mix […]

Louis Pretty by Philipp Mainzer, Berlin, Germany

Louis Pretty by Philipp

Stark yet welcoming, the interior of new deli Louis Pretty takes inspiration from Palm Springs modernism and David Hockney’s iconic painting A Bigger Splash. Located in Berlin’s hip Kreuzberg neighbourhood, the deli was designed by Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design, and reworks common deli touchpoints such as bench seating, a counter bar focused […]

Nelly Ben Hayoun – Award Winning Director

Nelly Ben Hayoun

Nelly Ben Hayoun is an award-winning film director and designer whose work blends music, science, film, theatre and more to create subversive events and experiences. A French native, she studied at London’s Royal College of Art where she was a pupil of Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, renowned for their Design Interactions courses. Ben Hayoun […]

Rebel, rebel: The Backlash against BLAND

Rebel rebel The Backlash against BLAND

How has this monotony come about? The internet and social media have a lot to answer for. Perhaps you’re thinking about your summer wardrobe. A quick peek at Instagram will show you how everyone else is styling the latest trends to perfection. Those trends have filtered down from the catwalk so bewilderingly fast that you […]



Our stories explore the relationship between digital and analog design processes, taking inspiration from the Met’s Manus X Machina exhibition and the deconstructed, reimagined urban aesthetic pioneered by Vêtements. As our lifestyles become increasingly multifaceted, a new utilitarian approach is applied to multi-functional accessories for the urban nomad. Collapsible, customized and softly structured silhouettes are […]

Time Travel Paradise & Footwear Museum Collection

CIAO 1980-1983 Shoes

You might have noticed that some shoes on the previous pages are not recent at all; but, it is also possible that, without studying the captions, you may not have. We decided to put some of the 11,000 shoes of SLEM’s Footwear Museum collection in the mix to show how historic innovation is indistinguishable from current design. […]