Lafayette Anticipation associate curator Anna Colin talks to artist Tyler Coburn about Ergonomic Futures, a speculative project engaged with art, design, science, anthropology and writing. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind. Anna Colin: When one comes across your museum seats Ergonomic Futures (2016—) in contemporary art exhibitions—and soon in natural history, fine art, and anthropology museums—they look… [read more »]
Rym Beydoun’s Central Saint Martin’s graduate collection presented fresh looks for the conservative party-girl. Here’s what she told us about her collection:
“Combining fashion and Islam has been really challenging especially since appeal is strongly linked with showing skin. I tried to show that modesty can be as appealing as nudity. The concept behind the collection was to push the traditional and religious limits of the veil in adapting it into a modern society. Being a Muslim myself with friends and family wearing the veil, I wanted to create something that would make muslim women more comfortable, confident and fashionable while still maintaining their religious identity and values. I aimed to change the scarf garment from its common conception to an empowering tool for women.”
— Rym Beydoun
Take a look!
For more, see our modesty swimwear story HERE.
(via Stefan Shwartzman)