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FASHION WEEK BROOKLYN

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BK|Style Foundation (BK|SF) is the 501c3 non-profit organization behind Fashion Week Brooklyn (FWBK). The theme for 2022 Season 2, set for October 9th-16th, is Metaverse of Fashion. The bi-annual exhibition launched in 2006 and is made possible by community initiatives, partnerships, sponsorships, and fundraising efforts. 

Fashion Week Brooklyn is a one-of-a-kind fashion event showcasing the talent of aspiring and established designers from all over the world. This unique opportunity allows creators to gain exposure to their collections and to connect with buyers, media, and other industry professionals. The Metaverse of Fashion is right at home in Brooklyn, a chic, cool, and cutting-edge borough. 

With a proud history of art, entrepreneurship, and innovation, Brooklyn is the perfect place to amplify the work of individuals and businesses in a collaborative setting. This year, Brooklyn Fashion Week is taking things to the next level by incorporating the metaverse into its event. Attendees can explore the collections and experience shows in a completely new way. The fashion industry is constantly evolving, and the virtual world allows people to interact with each other in a more immersive environment. The BK|Style Foundation provides a professional forum for creatives to generate buzz and forge meaningful relationships.

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Adriano Mudri Next To A Nevera Car via Rimac Automobil for use by 360 MAGAZINE

ADRIANO MUDRI

Adriano Mudri, former Director of Design at Rimac Automobili, is taking on a new role within the Rimac Group, becoming Chief Design Officer at Project 3 Mobility. He will be leading a team specifically dedicated to this transformative mobility service – currently operating in stealth mode – and overseeing the complete process from idea to public rollout.

Having graduated from FH Joanneum with a focus on Transportation Design in 2007, followed by taking on roles at Magna Steyr, General Motors, and Qoros, Adriano Mudri was already on track for a glittering automotive design career.

In 2010, he first met his fellow countryman Mate Rimac. With no funding, no team and absolutely no guarantee of success, Mate proposed that he and Adriano work together to design the world’s first all-electric supercar. He could have easily chosen the well-trodden route of an established car manufacturer, but Adriano believed in Mate’s vision, motivated by the opportunity to not just design a car, but to conceive a completely new car brand and to create something that’s going to change the industry. And to do it all in his home country.

The task ahead of him was immense. While most cars are designed by a team of tens, if not hundreds of designers, Adriano took on the task of designing the Concept_One and conceiving the Rimac Automobili design DNA from scratch. While working at General Motors, he would also spend his evenings and weekends designing every single little detail, from lamps to wheels.

Adriano’s challenge was to establish a design language for an entirely new type of car, an electric hypercar, from a country with no automotive heritage. He was starting with a completely blank canvas, free from constraints of tradition, but with the weight of the knowledge that this car must succeed from its get-go. His creation must subtly emphasize its unique four-motor all-electric powertrain, it must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with designs from the world’s greatest manufacturers and it must be proudly Croatian. 

The car that would become Concept_One began development in 2010. Adriano’s design evolved as he refined the idea of symmetric double curved lines, reminiscent of an inverted Venturi channel, which itself subconsciously communicated the idea of speed. These lines also provide a suitably understated nod to the car’s Croatian heritage, harking back to the cravat (necktie) – long associated with Croatian soldiers since the Napoleon times.

The Concept_One itself was free from outlandish aerodynamic additions, immediately recognizable and – as time has gone on to prove – everlasting in its proportions and sculpting. At one point, Adriano coincidentally found a Concept_One lined-up next to one of the most beautiful supercars of all time, the Lamborghini Miura, and found the proportions to be almost identical. Today, an example of Adriano’s first Rimac design sits in the Petersen Automotive Museum in California.

With the Concept_One, Mate Rimac and Adriano had introduced the all-electric supercar into the world’s consciousness, blazing a trail that many then went on to follow. This meant, that when it came to designing Concept_One’s successor – the 1,914hp Nevera – competition was fiercer than ever.

Now with a team of 25 designers and the challenge to build a car that would be globally homologated for sale in markets all over the world, the level of complexity in designing Nevera was much higher than Concept_One. Adriano’s design language for Rimac subtly evolved in the Nevera, with the Rimac design trademark cravat motif, muscles, and clean lines immediately marking it out as a member of the Rimac Automobili family.

Refining the design from Adriano’s initial sketches was a process that took years, as homologation and engineering constraints threatened to detract from his vision. The short front overhang was redesigned again and again until it complied with USA crash safety regulations – whilst keeping the design theme – and the generously sculpted side profile was saved from additional air vent intakes for the rear powertrain, with the engineers challenged instead to improve upon the package and radiator ducts to achieve cooling and aero targets.

In the interior, a unique H-shaped Rimac-designed battery allowed the driver and passenger to sit low down in the car, lowering the roofline of the Nevera by about 150 mm compared with a flat-floor battery.  The unique powertrain setup and possibilities to interact with the car, allows also for a completely new and unique user experience for the driver. Whilst all driving-specific inputs have physical and engaging interfaces, the infotainment and regular vehicle functions are accessible via the touchscreen. Ergonomical and tactile billet aluminum control knobs had to be designed to look precious and technical besides feeling solid and giving the driver confidence, all while being able to break off under a certain load for unbelted USA impact tests. Everywhere there were challenges and obstacles, but Adriano and his team created a new breed of hypercar with a timeless design and a next-generation interface.

With all sorts of different custom-configured Neveras rolling off the production line and into the hands of customers throughout the world, an ever-increasing amount of Adriano’s time has been spent working on the Rimac Group’s next revolution. Focused on the future of mobility, the company is currently operating in stealth mode, designing a highly complex product and service, with funding already secured from several high-profile global investors and plans to introduce it to the world in late 2024.

Having been involved with Rimac Automobili longer than anyone else aside from Mate Rimac, no one understands the long-term vision of the Rimac Group quite like Adriano. He has already moved to take up solely the role as Chief Design Officer at Project 3 Mobility, leading a team specifically dedicated to the project and overseeing the complete process from idea to start of service.

Mate Rimac, Founder of the Rimac Group, said: “When I met Adriano in 2010 all I really had to show for my work was an old BMW 3 Series that I had converted to electric power. And yet, he completely understood the vision and the potential of creating an all-electric hypercar in Croatia. Adriano has been by my side since the very beginning, and without his fierce determination and eye for detail, Rimac Group would not be the company that it is today.

Now, as we look to revolutionize another area of mobility, I want Adriano to be the one that establishes its future personality and image of a completely new type of product and offering. With Concept_One and Nevera he made the idea of an electric hypercar mainstream, with a design that immediately communicated its heritage and its innovations. What we have planned next is an even larger technological leap but this time in a completely different challenge and goal. I am looking forward and very excited for the outcome of this new endeavor that we’ve taken on.”

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Matty Bovan is being endorsed by Dolce&Gabbana via 360 MAGAZINE

MATTY BOVAN

MATTY BOVAN SUPPORTED BY DOLCE&GABBANA

In a continuation of their commitment to promote young talents, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are pleased to support Yorkshire-based British creator Matty Bovan, whose design aesthetic resonates with the creative universe of Dolce&Gabbana.

Bovan is already engaged with the designer duo, working alongside the fashion house’s style office on a new collection, which will be presented during Milan Fashion Week in September 2022.

Dolce&Gabbana will make the entire project possible through the supply of fabrics and materials, to the realization of the collection and its catwalk debut.

“I am so excited to announce that I will be showing my next collection in Milan supported by Dolce&Gabbana. Craft and handiwork are at the heart of my work, something that myself and this iconic maison have great affinity with; the synergy upon meeting Domenico and Stefano recently was palpable. I’m still processing the idea that I am going to be exploring their archives and mixing their historic work with my new output for next spring. I’m already feeling the turbo charge of this alliance!” – Matty Bovan

“The colours, proportions, and energy of Matty Bovan’s work reveal the tremendous research and creative process behind each piece. We immediately had a special understanding with him; we are happy to be able
to support Matty and the poetry of his vision.” – Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Balenciaga in Haute Couture week for use by 360 Magazine

THE STARS OF BALENCIAGA

Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman become the stars of the Balenciaga fashion show

The Haute Couture week, an haute couture parade that transformed celebrities into the best ambassadors of the firm, has made Paris the center of fashion in recent days. This is a great opportunity that brought together the most recognized faces in the sector, and amazed everyone with one of the most surprising Balenciaga fashion shows to date.

Kim Kardashian, the brand’s muse, melted into a striking black dress, the same color Naomi wore, but with a more voluminous design. Dua Lipa dazzled in a yellow one-shoulder dress, while Nicole triumphed in a mopped, long, metallic design.

In this new Balenciaga collection, a common thread between the technological future and the past was seen, where a tribute was made to the work of the house’s founder. “It starts in the future and then sinks into the past, in the Infanta dresses that later became the origin of the house,” said Balenciaga designer and creative director Demna Gvasalia. In this way, they were able to parade through the impressive Balenciaga salons wearing the latest haute couture collection from the house, becoming the protagonists of the event and fashion week in the Parisian city.

These uncovered faces, some of them world-famous, contrasted with the mannequins whose faces the creative director of the ‘Maison’ (French word) wanted to cover. The black enameled polyurethane helmets made by the Mercedes design team made it impossible to identify those who paraded.

These days, we have also enjoyed the designs of other major brands such as ChanelGiorgio Armani, or Christian Dior. Although without hesitation, Balenciaga has overseen shaking up the ‘fashion’ universe at fashion week in Paris.

Article: Andrea Esteban

Men’s Arab Fashion Week

Dubai Design District (d3), in strategic partnership with the Arab Fashion Council, will cut the ribbon on Men’s Arab Fashion Week Ready-To-Wear SS23 on June 28th evening. Staged within the city’s design and fashion pulse, a total of 12 designers will unveil their season’s best between June 28-30 (7-10 pm).

The event will present a curated roster of fashion-forward designers from the Middle East, as well as key industry capitals. Among them, Maison Du Mec (Lebanon), Tagueule (Lebanon), Emergency Room (Lebanon), Michael Cinco (UAE), Amato (UAE), Heyun Pan (UK), Rian Fernandez (The Philippines), KA-1 (UAE) and Anomalous (UAE).

In addition, and a notable first for Men’s Arab Fashion Week, will be three special guest designers presented by The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la ModeLazoschmidl, Arturo Obegero and Valette Studio. The three dynamic Paris-based brands have been carefully selected by the chamber to represent France’s menswear sector and are set to showcase designs that embody a fresh sense of individuality of spirit, matched with high-end European craftsmanship and innovative textiles. 

Serge Carreira, Head of Emerging Brands Initiative at the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, comments: “While the world is evolving on a fast track and faces major challenges, emerging designers embrace these changes and contribute to rethinking fashion. They catch the zeitgeist and introduce it in their narrative with a bold and sensitive view. Fashion is about inventing a future; they make a better future. As we aim to support and empower our designers by forging promising commercial ties worldwide, our relationship with the Arab Fashion Council is important. It sees Parisian designers featured on the official calendar of Arab Fashion Week and vice versa for Arab designers who are members of the Arab Fashion Council.”

Also commenting ahead of opening night, Khadija Al Bastaki, Executive Director of Dubai Design District (d3) – a creative platform by TECOM Group dedicated to design, fashion, architecture, art and retail, said: “We are delighted to kick off this fourth edition of Men’s Arab Fashion Week, the only Men’s Fashion Week held throughout the Middle East and Asia, and our second edition this year. In addition to marking the 20th edition of Arab Fashion Week overall, the Spring-Summer 2023 Men’s Ready-to-Wear collections will bring an exciting mix of local, regional and international talent and opportunity to Dubai – to engage, rethink the regular, inspire and push the boundaries on the menswear fashion offering here in the region.

“Collaborating with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, we are immensely proud to see the three special guest designers – selected by the federation – in the line-up, ready to take to our runway.  The trajectory for menswear globally is an exciting one and we, in strategic partnership with the Arab Fashion Council, are committed to being at the forefront of this flourishing sector across the region, cementing Dubai’s status as a global creative and fashion capital.”

Further highlights of the upcoming edition will be the participation of two official sponsors that will design novel looks for models showcasing this season’s collections.  All backstage hair will be done by SCHWARZKOPF, while Italian cosmetic company KIKO will create all the makeup looks showcased on the runways.

Arab Fashion Week-Men’s Spring-Summer 2023 is also an opportunity to highlight two remarkable collaborations that bring to the fore the Arab Fashion Council’s pioneering commitment to the worlds of sustainability and fashion tech.

Logistics company Aramex has teamed up with Lebanese designer EMERGENCY ROOM, who are leaders in the realm of upcycling and second-hand sourced fashions. The two will unveil, during Fashion Week, their campaign for the release of a collection that will be showcased in October.  The objective of this cross-industry collaboration is to highlight the importance – and urgency – of implementing viable, enduring sustainable practices into each branch of the fashion supply chain. Mike Rich, Chief Marketing Officer at Aramex, states: “We are pleased with our collaboration with Emergency Room, which underpins our strong belief in the importance of empowering entrepreneurs, creative and sustainable businesses, and supporting them to create their own opportunities. At Aramex, we truly champion all sustainable practices, and this is what upcycled clothing is all about. Through this collaboration, we are keen to facilitate access to various logistical services and solutions, and we look forward to playing a continued, key role in the success of the Arab fashion industry”.

Also forward-looking is the collaboration between Swiss label Ferronato, the first luxury accessories range with full data privacy protection, and Lebanese menswear brand Maison du Mec. Their collaboration will see the two brands integrate meta-fabrics into high-end, accessories that are ultra-fashionable all whilst blocking electromagnetic interferences and unwanted tracking via devices.  For the occasion, an opening surprise has been planned at the start of the Maison du Mec Spring-Summer 2023 fashion show.

“We very much enjoyed collaborating with Maison du Mec, and we believe our shared vision of aesthetics has succeeded in complementing both brands. With his design and our technology embedded, this new collection will be one of a kind,” said Alessia Ferronato, CEO of Ferronato. She continues: “Arab Fashion Week has a track record for connecting emerging brands with buyers in one place, driving awareness and commerce in a rapidly evolving market. We are elated to be taking part in Arab Fashion Week and look forward to a fruitful collaboration with Maison du Mec.”

Every year, the Arab Fashion Council, in collaboration with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, hosts an exclusive showroom and presentation on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar aimed at providing a global platform to regional designers with a view to connect talent with international media and buyers.

The calendar for Men’s Arab Fashion week can be found here: www.arabfashionweek.org

Money illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

360 Launches E-Commerce Platform

360 E-Commerce looks to curate hand-picked capsule collections of high-quality lifestyle products to be sold through our new, online shopping interface. These pieces will be sourced from 360’s network of designers, creatives, and contributors.

As our brand is made up of cutting edge tastemakers, customers can rest assured that the utmost quality is sewn into each piece sold. Elements of the capsule will include home décor, high-end furnishings and interior accessories. One of the most noteworthy, luxurious items to be auctioned off to charity is 360’s Swarovski-encrusted, bespoke bottle.

Our new publishing division will be offering signed books from partnered authors. 360 is looking to publish our own writers, as well as expanding our personal network to help find and publishing emerging writers. The magazine will be auctioning off signed books from noteworthy booksellers.

360 E-Commerce aims to host online charitable auctions to for these bespoke collections and book sales. These auctions will operate in a “name your price” fashion that allows for competitive bidding. The proceeds will be going towards several nonprofit organizations that the company works with.

360 E-Commerce’s venture into publishing and curated capsules marks a new foray for the innovative, hip, ever-evolving publication. As with all of 360’s ventures, this new division looks to uplift the voices and art of LGBTQ+ and POC creators, showcase racially and sexually diverse artists, and spread social awareness and progressive change across all forms of media.

360’s E-Commerce platform will host a shopping interface for capsule collections and publishing services, as well as a separate online marketing services shop. With 360’s online marketing services, clients can purchase editorial space within our publication, 360 Magazine. 360’s online marketing services can be accessed HERE.

Jewelry story illustration by Nicole Salazar for 360 MAGAZINE

Cynthia Erivo x Roberto Coin

Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo, styled by Jason Bolden, was wearing Italian jewelry designer Roberto Coin at the Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles, CA. Erivo is seen wearing several Roberto Coin pieces (all 18K white gold) including Princess Flower Diamond Earrings $18,500, Princess Dimond Rings ( $5,150 and $3,900), Pois Moi Luna Ring ($6,300)  and the Love in Verona Diamond Ring ($6,180).

Roberto Coin has been an icon in the jewelry industry for more than 30 years. His designs include his signature Appassionata Collection, the new Pois Moi Collection and the Roberto Coin Cento Diamond Collection. His collection is available in Roberto Coin Boutiques and over 400 stores nationwide including guild jewelry and specialty stores.

Since 1977 Venetian jewelry designer, Roberto Coin, has devoted his life to a passion for innovative design, based on a deep knowledge of Italian art and craftsmanship tradition. Finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places, experimenting with light, texture, color and pattern, Coin’s style is ever evolving. His diverse collection, designed to fit every woman’s uniqueness, is defined by a common thread—a thoughtful balance of elegance and creativity. Included in every piece of Roberto Coin jewelry is his signature ruby. The ruby symbolizes peace, prosperity and happiness and is a special wish from the designer.

To see images of Cynthia Erivo wearing Roberto Coin’s jewelry visit her Instagram page.

Hot Wheels illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour

2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour Ramps Up with May 20 Virtual Event

  • Hosted by urban car culture icon, DUB magazine, and presented by Mobil 1, the next North American leg of Legends Tour will be live May 20
  • Streaming will kick off at 5:00 PM PDT on both the Hot Wheels and DUB magazine Facebook pages
  • Both Canadian and U.S. contestants will once again see which build has the most garage spirit

The 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour burns on with the next North American virtual event Thursday, May 20. Returning for another tour, DUB magazine—world renowned for its coverage of urban car customs and celebrity vehicle features— is back to co-host the show.

Open to fans across the United States and Canada, Hot Wheels is ready for the next epic round of custom car submissions. Once again, this event winner will go on to compete for a chance to see their build become immortalized as the next 2021 Hot Wheels Garage of Legends inductee and have their custom vehicle 1:64 die-cast model sold in Walmart stores around the world.

Presented by Mobil 1 and sponsored by Walmart, Dynacraft and Milestone S.r.l, this next stop in the world’s largest traveling car show will be available on the Hot Wheels and DUB Facebook pages starting at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Host Jarod DeAnda will be joined by an array of automotive enthusiast judges, including his co-host, professional racer and stunt driver Collete Davis, Hot Wheels designers Ralph Benitez and Kevin Geralez, as well as DUB magazine co-founder and SEMA’s ‘2020 Person of the Year’ Myles Kovacs. Each will be looking for the entry that best embodies authenticity, creativity and garage spirit.

To watch this premiere automotive livestream event, visit the Hot Wheels Legends Tour Facebook Page or the DUB Magazine Facebook Page.

Dates for future stops will be announced soon, and fans may register or learn more about the Hot Wheels Legends. Live events will be returning to U.S.-based Walmart stores this summer.

A winner has emerged for the 2nd North American stop of the 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour!

Paul Kalenian of Santa Fe, New Mexico and his 2020 Lulu will go on to compete with other regional winners from around the world later this year for a chance to have his custom car become the next Garage of Legends inductee and made into a 1:64 Hot Wheels die-cast toy.

About The 2020 Lulu

The Lulu is a one-of-a-kind, fully street legal, race-inspired ride. Garage built–from sketch to street–in just seven months, this heli arc, all aluminum monocoque/bulkhead design features a rear, structurally mounted turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 325 hp and 24 PSI. The brain child of 70-year-old Paul Kalenian, it loosely replicates Mickey Thompson’s 1963 Harvey Aluminum race car. To date, Lulu has already clocked 5,000 miles.

Other outstanding competitors from tonight’s stop included:

  • 1965 Ford Econoline
  • 1962 Ford Falcon
  • 1966 Novetta
  • 1964 Chevy Nova Wagon
  • 2007 Jaguar XK
  • 1998 Honda CR-V / Fiberfab GT40 Avenger Kit Car
  • 1949/2008 Ford/BMW
  • 2020 Chevy C8 3LT Z/51
  • 1996 F250
Hot Wheels Legends Tour 2021 winner: The Lulu image via Taylor Vande Beek (Extension PR) for use by 360 Magazine
Biden Harris illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Biden × Harris

Kamala Harris Will be First Vice President to be Immortalized by Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Madame Tussauds New York Releases Clay Head Sculpture Images of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in Honor of Their 100th Day in Office

Kamala Harris made history when she was sworn in on January 20th becoming the first woman, first Black person and first Asian American vice president. Madame Tussauds New York is adding another first to Harris’ list of achievements by creating a wax figure in her likeness; an honor that has never-before been extended to a vice president. It’s tradition for Madame Tussauds to create a wax figure of each U.S. president. President Joe Biden’s figure was announced following the 2020 presidential election.

Madame Tussauds shared the news by releasing work-in-progress images of Biden and Harris, just ahead of their 100th day in office. The clay heads were created by a team of studio artists based in London and represent meticulous detail captured by researching hundreds of images to achieve an exact likeness of the famous U.S. leader’s faces. The heads took six weeks to sculpt, and the figures will take between four to six months to complete. “We’re honored to create a figure for Vice President Harris and reflect this significant moment in U.S. history for guests inside Madame Tussauds New York,” said Brittany Williams, spokesperson for Madame Tussauds.

President Biden and Vice President Harris’ figures will be wearing replicas of the outfits worn at the 46th presidential inauguration ceremony. President Biden’s figure will be dressed in a midnight blue Ralph Lauren suit, white dress shirt with a French cuff and a lavender tie. Madame Tussauds designers also included small, yet noteworthy details including navy and gold cufflinks with the words ‘U.S. Senator’ and a United States flag lapel pin.

The outfit for Vice President Harris’ figure was created custom for Madame Tussauds New York by Christopher John Rogers, the designer of the symbolic and elegant purple coat and dress worn at the inauguration. The look created for the figure is a replica of the blazer and dress worn by Vice President Harris on Inauguration Day for her indoor appearance and swearing in of the senators. Her gold and pearl necklace, pearl earrings, bracelets and rings will also be replicated to complete the authentic look.

Madame Tussauds plans to unveil the figures later this year and place them in the “Oval Office” experience at Madame Tussauds New York where guests can make their own history posing with Biden and Harris up close. 

AEDITIONS press image for use by 360 Magazine

AEDITIONS INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO

AEDITIONS launches art-infused, one-of-a-kind, décor & furniture 

In a creative step for two illustrious London brands, Bergman Interiors and HOFA Gallery are launching AEDITIONS, their new joint design project on May 20 2021. Inspired by their appreciation for contemporary art and bespoke luxury interiors, AEDITIONS will specialize in creating one-of-a-kind décor and furniture designs in collaboration with the world’s most remarkable contemporary artists and designers.

This new bespoke interior design studio is spearheaded by Bergman Co-founder Marie Soliman and HOFA Co-founder Elio D’Anna, and is set to release a range of collectable limited-edition designs including consoles, table lamps, standing mirrors, mini bars and the deluxe ‘Lapis’ Chessboard set designed by Soliman herself.  With remarkably intricate details, uber-luxe finishing, and excellent craftsmanship, each creation will be a work of art in its own right. Moreover, all 50 limited editions of each design will be accompanied by a certificate of authentication, in addition to being numbered and signed by the artist.

Among the first designs to be released this spring are creations by celebrated sculptural painter, Zhuang Hong Yi, whose signature 3-dimensional flowerbed paintings are coveted for their sensational color vibrance and emphatic homage to flowers. Hong Yi has created unique table light, chair and console designs fit for any nature-lover’s dream. The phenomenal Ilhwa Kim, painter of sculpted, biomorphic seed universes, will also début a cigar and mini bar design which encapsulates her unique vision of nature and the subjectiveness of perception.

Prolific contemporary portraitist and surrealist painter Loribelle Spirovski, is also part of the maiden cohort of artists, with her unmistakable artistic style beautifully embodied in the ‘Emissary Mirror & Screen Divider’, which features a unique silkscreen print and brass finishing, and the ‘Homme Table Lamp’ made of elegant Carrara marble and steel.

Commenting on the launch, Co-founder of AEDITIONS Marie Soliman said, “AEDITIONS creates an entirely new and interactive way of experiencing art. It’s the possibility of creating unique luxury interior designs that fuse art and function that drives the whole concept.”

Echoing the same sentiments, Elio D’Anna, Co-founder of AEDITIONS, said, “Combining art, design and interior décor is what AEDITIONS will be about, and each collection will be impeccably designed and exquisitely made. We have created a bold, new way for people to incorporate fresh contemporary art into their home interiors.”

All designs are available exclusively through Aeditions’ website from 20 May 2021.

‘Visage China Collection’, (AEDITIONS / Loribelle Spirovski) for use by 360 Magazine

‘Visage China Collection’, set of nine, painted porcelain, 20cm diameter, edition of 50 (£3,250) (AEDITIONS / Loribelle Spirovski)

Bespoke Lapis Chessboard Set’ in bronze, brass, veneers & lapis lazuli, edition of 20, 40 x 40cm, (£6,250) (AEDITIONS / Marie Soliman)

Bespoke Lapis Chessboard Set) (AEDITIONS / Marie Soliman)