What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]
K-HOLE has released its third issue, THE K-HOLE BRAND ANXIETY MATRIX, a deep look into how consumers are managing emerging anxieties in the face of an ever-evolving and increasingly branded cultural landscape.
“We know our preferences are being calculated and used to predict our next moves, but we still don’t feel like we can take our hands off the joystick. The job of the advanced consumer is managing anxiety, period.”
The K-HOLE Brand Anxiety Matrix issue examines case studies of the Isabel Marant internal wedge sneaker, olfactory design, IUDs, and the Lapka personal environment monitor, and explores the expanding dimensions of anxiety in the contemporary setting. You can download the new issue here.
K-HOLE is a trend forecasting report by Greg Fong, Sean Monahan, Emily Segal, Chris Sherron, and Dena Yago.