3 posts tagged "Art Basel Miami"
Of course Stella McCartney would enlist a troupe of synchronized swimmers for the debut of her Spring ’13 collection for Adidas. That’s just what you do when you launch a sportswear range during Art Basel Miami Beach. Held at an opulent mansion on Biscayne Bay, the presentation featured water ballet, Adidas by Stella McCartney-clad models posing in speedboats, and a few mermaids playing volleyball.
“This is my first time at Art Basel, and I’m so glad we did this in Miami: The sun and light here fit in so well with the collection,” said McCartney. The collection, which featured Running, Swim, Yoga, Studio, Cycling, and Tennis ranges, popped under the Miami sun, thanks in part to its vivid palette of cherry red, coral, and lilac, along with some leopard and botanical prints. The range embraces technology, offering featherweight multicolored running shoes and rashguard surf tops, plus breathable fabrics made with Climacool techniques, but McCartney seemed most pleased that the collection was in line with her do-right ethic. “Sports and sportswear keep pushing the technology, and unlike luxury fashion, you don’t have the waste, chemicals, and killing of animals,” she said. “Sports brands have to answer to people, which is so in line with what I do. It’s never about the money or the PR; it’s about what feels right.”
Fact: GIFs have been around for 25 years. Only recently, however, has the world caught on to this moving picture format. (We admit, we have spent our fair share of time at Style.com toying around with them.) Needless to say, when we caught wind of a new digital GIF exhibition, we were intrigued. Starting today, Paddle8 and Tumblr are accepting GIF submissions via Tumblr (through November 17), to be judged by a panel of fashion and art experts like Johnny Misheff, Michael Stipe, the Rodarte sisters, Nicola Formichetti, Richard Phillips, James Frey, and Vinoodh Matadin & Inez van Lamsweerde. The chosen GIFs will be displayed at a physical exhibition, entitled Moving the Still, at Art Basel Miami in December. In the meantime, feast your eyes on original GIFS created by leading artists including Nick Knight, Casey Spooner, and Stipe, on view at MovingTheStill.tumblr.com. Here, an exclusive first look at the GIF created by Kate and Laura Mulleavy for the project.