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The future of Scandinavian Design

What is Scandinavian design, and more importantly, what does the future hold for it? From footwear to furniture, we wanted to find out how current brand leaders in the field perceive Scandinavian design in the present day; how they approach it; how they balance market needs and trends with ingrained, decades-old principles; and what the future holds. To find the answers, we headed to Copenhagen, Denmark. Read the full report after the break.

Naked duplications: Sabrina Nait

The power of the internet means it’s easier than ever to make comparisons between the work of different photographers. Of late that’s equated to debate about copyright and copying – from accusations of plagiarism in Love Magazine to Steven Meisel plagiarising himself (if such a thing is possible). But what happens when it’s not a full concept but an individual shot? This occurred recently when…
Sabrina Nait by Michael Donovan
Sabrina Nait by Michael Donovan
Sabrina Nait by Michael Donovan
Sabrina Nait by Michael Donovan
Sabrina Nait by Michael Donovan
Sabrina Nait by Michael Donovan
Sabrina Nait by Michael Donovan
Sabrina Nait by Michael Donovan

Copying yourself

We’ve certainly looked at allegations of photo shoots being a little more than inspired by other works before now, but this one is a little different. Photographer Steven Meisel is oddly being accused of copying himself. Which honestly makes no sense on the face of it, but becomes a little clearer when you look at the details behind his two photo shoots.
Transformers: W September 2011 (NSFW)
Transformers: W September 2011 (NSFW)
Transformers: W September 2011 (NSFW)
Transformers: W September 2011 (NSFW)
Transformers: W September 2011 (NSFW)
Transformers: W September 2011 (NSFW)
Transformers: W September 2011 (NSFW)
Transformers: W September 2011 (NSFW)

Fashion and copyright backfire

Copyright and fashion is a murky area, one tackled by many a great mind with little headway on the issue actually being made. It today transpires that it’s not only a murky area, but also one that can be dangerous for fashion houses to pursue. Take the case of Louboutin vs Yves Saint Laurent, a case currently before the courts that sees the former accusing…

Inspiration or plagiarism: Love Magazine

Take a look at the two images below. One is from the latest issue of Love Magazine. One is from a shoot by Jeff Bark, photographed several years ago. Can you tell which is which? Inspiration or plagiarism; that’s a question that arises frequently where fashion and art are concerned. The truth is that fashion, like all forms of art, is often based on recycled…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Vogue Paris: look to its future

Update: Vogue Paris have released a copy of the image without the cover text, which can now be found after the jump. Since the sudden departure of Carine Roitfeld from Vogue Paris, the title has become something of a magnet for criticism. Some has been topical, the title’s direction towards the too simple has oft been pondered, while other criticism has certainly seemed more serious:…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Is Urban Outfitters stealing designs?

The line between ‘copied’ and ‘inspired by’ is so blurry one can sometimes wonder if it’s there at all. Humanity is, after all, driven to progress by a chain of one thing inspiring another; we skip along on the stepping stones laid out by others. Nor is ‘copying’ always a conscious or deliberate effort. Many an idea has been reproduced in the genuine belief that…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Paradise blue: the same direction for Vogue Paris

There’s another photo shoot from the June / July 2011 issue of Vogue Paris that has caught our eye, and this time not for allegations of copying. Instead it’s all to do with contrast. Contrast between direction. Contrast between things said. Contrast between editors. This all comes about because for a long time Vogue Paris was a print media title of influence. Every issue not…
Karmen Pedaru: Vogue Paris June/July '11
Karmen Pedaru: Vogue Paris June/July '11
Karmen Pedaru: Vogue Paris June/July '11
Karmen Pedaru: Vogue Paris June/July '11
Karmen Pedaru: Vogue Paris June/July '11
Karmen Pedaru: Vogue Paris June/July '11
Karmen Pedaru: Vogue Paris June/July '11

Seeing blue: cerulean trend for men

I’m seeing blue. And no, it’s not the Viagra. Not that I use it, but if you want some for kicks, give me a call, I know a guy who knows a guy who lives in Springvale. I’m kidding. Anyway if you may have noticed, this colour has been slowly sneaking its way onto the catwalks the last two winters – bright blue that is.…

1920s fashion: how to wear it this fall

If you think a 1920s fashion revival means you have to get decked out in fringing, feathers and a Louise Brooks bob, think again: that's not what it's all about this fall. Instead we're taking subtle inspiration from particular elements including outerwear and suiting. Read on for the full report.
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas
The cat's pajamas

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