Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
25 years ago, a Spanish architect, namely Ricardo Bofill, came across a deteriorating old cement factory. The site was home to rotting silos, vast and varied spaces, and unused building equipment. Where most people would see ruin, Ricardo saw potential.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Van Saene was approached by the Delvaux Studio to design a scarf for their ever-expanding collection, joining the ranks of Belgian names such as Hannelore Knuts & Bruno Pieters who have collaborated with the heritage brand in the past. Dirk’s realization of the challenge presents us with two visually seductive silk carrés, articulating the designer’s whimsy and encapsulating Delvaux’s iconic handbag, aptly named the “Brilliant.”
The print, a reproduction of a painting by Van Saene, exists in contrasting colourways to represent “Jour,” framed by vibrant yellow and “Nuit” by red.
This collaboration sees Van Saene take on the role of both designer and artist – through his evolving creative expression, sculpture. Dirk applied his playful craftsmanship to mould ten ceramic vessels on which to present the scarves, with each bust depicting the face of a celebrated fashion model from the 50s to the present, including Twiggy, Alek Wek and Anouck Lepere.