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Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – Andrea Crews

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“Andrea Crews is a Collective led by Maroussia Rebecq who performs between art and fashion by federating stylists, illustrators, musicians, video directors and performers. Combining several aspects of contemporary creation, we present and stage our collections as performances, happenings and videos. In opposition to the dominant uniformity, Andrea Crews emphasizes personal creativity, experimentation and independence.

I can explain what Andrea Crews is only through the words of the “team Crews” itself. We have been aware of this Collective for quite some time now and we were pleasantly surprised after our visit to the shop in Rue Frochot (now moved in 83 Rue de Turennes), in Paris, a couple of years ago.

What Andrea Crews offers and does is a particular and extremely intelligent way to do fashion: in addition to the proper collections, the guys of Maroussia Rebecq are involved in what they call Fashion Activism, something really similar of what the artists collectives did starting from the end of 60’s. Fashion, Art, Music, Video…Andrea Crews’ people involve all these resources to express themselves. And I see the piont: if the World gives you the means and you have the abilities why not not to use them?

What I really appreciate about this Collective is the fact that in their activities they promote and go alongside fundamental concepts for contemporary living, such as recycle and sustainability: we are so full of clothes and products that we accumulate every year, and we throw so easily away so many garments to make space for new things, and we often do not realize that among the things that we leave there are still a lot of potential clothes and objects that we can re-use. And from Andrea Crews comes often this powerful will to take all these things and make from them something new and different through the fun way that Workshops can give them, involving lately also children.

The amazing thing is that, if you think about it, everyone can be involved in this project because it is something that comes form the resources that the World we are living in is giving to us. “EVERYBODY IS ANDREA CREWS” (from www.andreacrews.com)

That is what means take action in Fashion!

Fashion Activism – Recycling Workshops

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Art

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By Anna D.

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Art&Fashion: lines, squares, Chanel and Fendi

The Elementarism and Neoplasticism (De Stijl) of Theo van Doesburg, the Suprematism of Kazimir Malevich, the Bauhaus’ style inspired textiles of Anni Albers…the Art of the first half of the 20th Century is seductive and full of power. It is amazing to see how a group of lines and geometric figures can be so fascinating and meaningful, strong enough to create an artistic movement that has changed history by stimulating designers to create the life we ​​are living today.

This kind of Art is still an inspiration for fashion designers: Art gives the input to Fashion to create patterns, prints and shapes that are unique and attractive. The winning combination for the next season.

Inspiration is right here: just open your eyes and have a look around you.

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Anni Albers – textile designs

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Anni Albers – textile designs

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Anni Albers – textile designs

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Kazimir Malevich – abstract painting, 1916

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Theo van Doesburg – Composition XXII

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Theo van Doesburg – Counter-Composition XIII

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Mondrian – Foxtrot A

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Theo van Doesburg – Composition XXIV

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Anni Albers – Second Movement II

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Anni Albers – textile designs, 1927

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Anni Albers – textile designs, 1927

By Anna D.

 

One Shot One Ride #027 Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington is the most important museum for art and design in London and not only. Thre is a free permanent exhibition and selected showcases, workshops, talks about design, art, fasion and music.

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Streets as a big art gallery #001# – Hin

The first time is went in Brick Lane, almost two years ago, street art was all over the walls, I kept taking pictures for my degree thesis to every draw and colour sign that caught my attention and personal taste. But what I didn’t completely realized in that moment was something that only now, that I live in this area and I have the time to look at these walls with eyes finally opened, I can see: Brick Lane is in fact an “open air art gallery” where you can find real pieces of art, through it a lot of artists (too much less known for their talent) tell stories or simply leave their unique and unmistakeable sign.

And because of this particular way to do and offer art to everyone walk in these streets, I want to give it some special space in this Magazine, because I think that the “well done” street art  has to have recognised and valued more than simple “paint that riuns walls” (as they say in Italy).

I want to start this chapter with my last discover, and my new obsession: Hin.

Born in Hong Kong in 1981, Hin now is established in London. His art, a mix of something more likely to photo images than hand made drawing and childish drawings, comes from Japanese Manga characters, Chinese watercolour painting and personal vision of reality that gives to every image more structure. It is a dream in which the scary reality of life is minimized by the childish sign: it is like when you are scared about something and the only way to face this scary thing is to imagine it in a funny way.

Hin and Pablo Delgado on Vinatge with Love’s grate – Brick Lane

Personally I always loved this type of draw, the combination of picture (or similar) and hand made line, it fascinates me and it is difficult not to stop in front of a similar way to do art.

If you are curious, the best time to go and have a look of Hin’s art, but also the street art in general in Brick Lane, is during the week, in the morning, when shops are still closed: it is surprising of how many good draws are hidden behind the grates of closed shops.

Enjoy!

more info www.degreeart.com/blog/trauma-and-joy-never-far-apart-hins-shutter-brick-lane

www.hin-art.com


By Anna De Agnoi