The Artist Behind Maison Margiela’s Wearable Tulle Portraits

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John Galliano’s Spring 2017 collection for Maison Margiela Artisanal explored the multifarious layers that we apply to ourselves in the digital age: chiffon and tulle embroidered with abstract interpretations of female faces were overlaid upon garments and models alike, their distorting transparency explicitly analogous to the Snapchat filters and Facetune-style apps so ubiquitous in 2017.

The Artist Behind Maison Margiela’s Wearable Tulle Portraits

The Upside takes a turn

Jodhi Meares activewear range is getting a makeover and it's awesome.

The Upside, the sport luxe brand founded by Jodhi Meares, 45, has always been at the cutting edge of activewear design and the new season’s drop does not disappoint. A talented designer and dedicated athlete herself, Jodhi has personally overseen the upcoming collection, giving it an edgy, cool vibe that sees it inching away from its sportswear heritage.

Here, we talk to the Hawaiian-based Australian about the range, how it’s evolving and why.

Where is athleisure wear headed?

It’s headed out of the obvious places; out of the gyms and out of yoga studios. There is a new style of dressing hitting the street. There will be a larger gap between obvious active wear that is designed for the gym and the studio, and the way we dress to hit the street. THE UPSIDE is dedicated to designing a luxurious and sports orientated collection that is made for the street.

The Upside, the sport luxe brand founded by Jodhi Meares, 45, has always been at the cutting edge of activewear design and the new season’s drop does not disappoint.

The Upside takes a turn

Blanka Matragi WHEN ART MEETS FASHION

I had the chance to meet and interview Blanka Matragi in her bespoke atelier in Hamra street in Beirut. She is a Czech-Lebanese fashion designer who mingles diverse art forms into her Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear collections. Her love of tailoring, her artistic concepts mixed to her innovative techniques make her unique: no wonder that her favorite motto is “take things out of the ordinary”!

Blanka Matragi WHEN ART MEETS FASHION