2 posts tagged "Jimi Hendrix"
At Coachella back in April, rapper Tupac Shakur was brought back to life, in the form of a hologram, to perform on stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. The impressive technological feat not only ushered in a trend in music (the estates of Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix are reportedly now working on similar holographic performances), but also in art (an exhibition featuring holographic works by the likes of Chuck Close and Ed Ruscha opens at NYC’s New Museum July 18). Fashion is getting in on the action, too.
We’ve spotted holographic accessories everywhere this Resort season, from Proenza Schouler to Narciso Rodriguez to Stuart Weitzman. Jewelry designer Eddie Borgo is on board as well, working with the special treatment in shades of blue and pink. His first-ever handbag is also holographic. It can be worn across the body, as a clutch, or as a fanny pack, and you can even remove the straps and wear them as a necklace.
For those who never had the chance to see Jim Morrison (pictured) or Jimi Hendrix perform, you may soon get your chance. The estates of the iconic musicians are both reportedly working on future holographic live performances, similar to the Tupac one that appeared at Coachella this year. [Rolling Stone]
The runners and spectators at this summer’s Olympic Games are going to be treated to designer blankets and badges, courtesy of Giles Deacon and Jeremy Deller. The fashion designer and the conceptual artist, along with eight other designer/artist duos, paired up for the British Fashion Council/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation’s 12-week project, and they were surprisingly the only ones to make a wearable piece—a full-body running suit and a leaf and feather headdress to match. (The blankets and badges are accompanying elements of their project.) [Telegraph]
In other Brit fashion news, J.W. Anderson and James Long have been selected as U.K. representatives and nominees for the International Woolmark Prize. The global honor, which is supported by the Australian Wool Industry, aims to celebrate emerging talent for their use of merino wool. Anderson and Long follow the lead of designers Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, who received the same prize in 1954. [Vogue U.K.]
Anna Dello Russo was swarmed by paparazzi yesterday at the Salvatore Ferragamo show in Paris. However, it was not the Vogue Nippon editor that they were trying to photograph, but Chinese actress Fan Bingbing. We are happy to report that ADR made it into the Louvre, sans injury. [Page Six]