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Takashi Murakami for yoox.com

The internationally renowned art critic Francesco Bonami has been appointed as the new curator of yoox.com’s art section. To celebrate the beginning of this collaboration, yoox.com debuts a unique artwork by one of the most innovative Japanese artists.

Takashi Murakami has created a limited edition of 125 pieces, hand-signed and numbered by the artist himself and entitled “Contemplating Dark Matter” and “Standing on the Bridge Linking Space and Time”, exclusively for yoox.com.

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Contemplating Dark Matter, 2014
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Standing on the bridge linking space and time, 2014

 

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“The collaboration between contemporary art and fashion is of great effect. It’s what makes people open their eyes. I always get my new ideas from these collaborations, this is why I like to collaborate with yoox.com. I believe contemporary art is a tag for the history, while fashion is an approach for movement”. Takashi Murakami

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La vie de chateau

Crossing the Loir Valley with all the memorable medieval and renaissance chateaux of the area around the river, was definitely one of the best parts of my roadtrip.

Highlights:
The gardens and the labyrinth at Chateau de Chenonceau are competing in beauty the main building with the arches
and the lush rooms.
The black mourning bedroom of Louise of Lorraine was enchanting, decorated with feathers (from the old French word “penne”, meaning sorrow), silver tears, grave-diggers shovels, widows’ cordons and crowns of thorns after her husbands assassination.
The local methode champenoise is the best sparkling wine outside Champagne.
Cheese again and again. I think I’ve tried every type of chevre that exists out there.
The duck salad at Le pot de Lapin.
Breathtaking view from the castle of Chinon.
The painteresque medieval town of Saumur, built by the river, and its charming chateau.
The countryside and the routes alongside the Loir river is something that cannot be missed.

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Fashion Room Service XXL

The biggest FRS so far took place in several buildings of Athens, including the lately renewed Grecotel boutique Hotel “Pallas Athena” and Fashion Workshop by Vicky Kaya.

The highlights:
The rooms and suites of Pallas Athena look gorgeous and youthful, with graffitis and art pieces all around and in every single room. Suite “Octopussy” is definitely my favorite.
The knits of Pepper Vally made by greek organic cotton and wool.
The sunglasses of Deepshallowexposition with round lenses and their debut collection of bangles and cuffs.
The summer collection of V Society and especially the silk dresses.
The perforated leather skirts of Anna Veneti.
The DeuxHommes, Somf and Atelier Loukia installations at Fashion Workshop Building II were a smash hit.

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Prada Graffiti

Prada “Graffiti” is a playful capsule collection of ready-to-wear garments and accessories that mix contrasting and loud colors. A selection that speaks through images from the muralists, mixing them up and reinterpreting them to explore the many facets of femininity.

On sale from April, offering a range of styles in cotton teamed with suede sandals.

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“Figures” loved and idealized

Last Saturday I visited a small but original exhibition that takes place at Museum of Cycladic Art by the end of March, where you have the opportunity to meet the poems of well-known Alexandrian poet C.P. Cavafy alongside the figures that play a leading role in his poetry. “Inspired by the verse “Voices, loved and idealized” from Cavafy’s poem Voices, the exhibition uses archaeological artefacts to illustrate a selection of poems with mythological and, especially, historical subjects, which experts believe comprise approximately one third of Cavafy’s work”.

“Statues and portraits of Alexander the Great, Dimitrios Poliorcetes, Iulius Caesar or Nero, are presented in align with Cavafy’s poems, bearing the aura of the Hellenistic period, which the Alexandrian poet admired and referred to the most. And of course the parable, the irony and the meaning.”

Every Thursday at 20.00 and weekends at 13.00 a Guided Tour is available at no extra charge.

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