Creative Cravings

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Each week we present you for our favourite creative cravings right now. This week we asked stylist and fashion director Mette Mikkelsen to share her cravings.

One to watch

Just graduated from Central Saint Martins in London, Danish designer Morten Ussing is already making waves in the fashion industry. His eye for stunning fabrics, poetic like silhouettes and delicate choice of colors shows a remarkable sense of aesthetic and a strong desire to create and express.

Earlier this year he won the prestigious ReMix Fur Design Competition in Milano, where his stunning designs, created in patnership with Kopenhagen Fur, captured the jury. His picture perfect creations are a stylists dream and I can’t wait to see more from him.

Morten Ussing x Kopenhagen FurMorten Ussing x Kopenhagen Fur
Morten Ussing SS17. Photo by Frederik Heide.Morten Ussing SS17. Photo by Frederik Heide.
Morten Ussing SS17. Photo by Frederik Heide.Morten Ussing SS17. Photo by Frederik Heide.
Morten Ussing SS17. Photo by Frederik Heide.Morten Ussing SS17. Photo by Frederik Heide.

Check out www.mortenussing.com for more info.

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The master of creations

My number one must-go-to event this Spring is the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition at the V&A museum in London. As one of the first couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga inspired everyone from his then rival Christian Dior, to his protégé Hubert de Givenchy, and is to this day still considered as one of the great masters of fashion.
I always love going to the V&A, the last exhibition I saw there was the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and it was incredible(!), so I have quite high expectations for this one too.

“This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces crafted by *the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition.”

Spiral silk hat by Balenciaga for Eisa, 1962.Spiral silk hat by Balenciaga for Eisa, 1962.
X-ray photograph of silk taffeta evening dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1955.X-ray photograph of silk taffeta evening dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1955.
Cristóbal Balenciaga at work, 1968.Cristóbal Balenciaga at work, 1968.
Model (and later fashion photographer) Alberta Tiburzi in “envelope” dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga. Photograph by Hiro Wakabayashi for Harper´s Bazaar, 1967.Model (and later fashion photographer) Alberta Tiburzi in “envelope” dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga. Photograph by Hiro Wakabayashi for Harper´s Bazaar, 1967.

The exhibition opens on May 27th, 2017. For more info check it out here.

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All that Brass

It seems like nest building has exploded within the last few years and no matter if you live in a small apartment or large house we are more than ever into decorating and styling our homes. The keyword is “cosyness” and with that comes a revival of some of the design components we grew up with ourselves – like brass. My own home, I must admit, has also been “brassified”. Like a raven I’m attracted to anything shiny and I especially have a craving for brass pieces from the 70s, like the amazing leaf lamps by Italian designer Tommaso Barbi – which I would love to get my claws on.

Pair of leaf floor lamps by Italian designer Tommaso BarbiPair of leaf floor lamps by Italian designer Tommaso Barbi
Leaf floor lamp by Italian designer Tommaso BarbiLeaf floor lamp by Italian designer Tommaso Barbi
Leaf floor lamp by Italian designer Tommaso BarbiLeaf floor lamp by Italian designer Tommaso Barbi

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