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New Yorker Diana “Didi” Rojas is the artist behind the giant ceramic Balenciaga Crocs and Stan Smith

16/11/2018 design & fashion visual culture

Fake It Til You Make It With Ceramic Artist Didi Rojas

Diana 'Didi' Rojas is the Brooklyn artist behind the giant ceramic Balenciaga, Vetements, and Nike trainers. Her art has caught the attention of Adidas and she's a refreshing addition to the world of high fashion. We find out what inspired her to create these shoes and how the process she has to follow. 
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Anarchy Up In Flames. Has Fashion's Appropriation Of Punk Gone Far Enough?

09/11/2018 design & fashion visual culture

Anarchy Up In Flames. Has Fashion's Appropriation Of Punk Gone Far Enough?

Punk as a sub-culture has had an incredibly diverse, long-lasting and hugely influential impact on music and fashion. Born in the early 70's from a rejection of societal norms, the movement soon became big business. We take a look at the trajectory of this cultural underdog and its stylistic re-appropriation.
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Preview the Latest Monocle Release

23/10/2018 design & fashion video

Preview the Latest Monocle Release

In this joyful new book, the editors unpack what makes a great city. Preview the Guide in this video and discover how you too can have a High Line, create the most covetable housing or turn a dirty river into a summer asset. 
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People sitting and strolling over Liberty Bridge in Budapest, Hungary (photo: Monocle 2018)

23/10/2018 design & fashion

The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities

How do we make better cities – places that work for people of all ages and backgrounds? How do we make cities that provide the obvious essentials – great transport, good places to work – as well as the softer elements that truly deliver quality of life, from urban swimming pools to rooftop clubs? Monocle unpacks what makes a great city, whether you’re looking for a new place to call home or need help fixing your own, in the new Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities.
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IBM 3278 – the first desktop computer. (Photo: Docubyte)

09/10/2018 design & fashion visual culture

Relive the Golden Age of Computers through James Ball

Before Netflix, Instagram and the internet existed a world of futuristic design and computing simplicity that paved the way for the device you are most likely reading this from. Now treasured art in museums, James Ball takes us on a glorious animated journey through this era.
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Street fashion icon Dapper Dan–born Daniel Day–posing on the streets of Harlem. (Photo: Thomas Welch)

16/09/2018 design & fashion

Dapper Dan is the Comeback King of High Fashion with Street Sensibility

Two decades ago, Dapper Dan–born Daniel Day–was forced to close his legendary boutique on 43 East 125th Street due to lawsuits from the high-end houses, whose logos Dan used with abandon and without permission in his designs. Ironically, in the present he has opened a Gucci-backed atelier in the very street where he once made luxury products for the rappers, athletes, and nascent celebrities who had found success, but hadn't found someone who made clothes for them, which drew from their experiences.
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