Following his appointment at the luxury British fashion house, the anticipation for Riccardo Tisci’s debut collection for Burberry has been one of excitement to say the least. So with him already working on his debut collection, Tisci has released a teaser of things to come on his instagram account from the pre collection called ‘B Classic’. The collection is a celebration of Burberry through a carefully selected edit of the iconic pieces synonymous with the brand: the trench coat, the quilted jacket the poncho and the kilt. Of the collection Tisci said “I wanted to celebrate the beauty, heritage and legacy that I discovered when I first arrived at Burberry. ‘B Classic’ is an edit that I’ve curated to honour the icons of the House – pieces like the trench coat, the quilted jacket, the car coat, the kilt – which sits at the heart of the SS19 pre collection designed by the fantastic Burberry design team.” Tisci took over from Christopher Bailey in March of this year with one standout line from Burberry’s announcement notes that Tisci’s “skill in blending streetwear with high fashion is highly relevant to today’s luxury, Riccardo’s creative vision will reinforce the ambitions we have for Burberry and position the brand firmly in luxury”. Riccardo Tisci will reveal his full collection for the brand in September 2018.
See Riccardo’s teaser on his Instagram account Here
The only private residence commissioned to be made by the late Architect Zaha Hadid has finally been completed. The home, dubbed ‘The Capital Hill residence’, was commissioned by the Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin and has been built on a remote plot of land in the Barvikha forest just outside Moscow. The house’s defining feature is a master suite set atop a slender concrete stalk that raises it high above the tree canopy. Set 22 metres above the ground, this element of the design offers Doronin complete seclusion. According to a new video on the project, the design all started with a sketch on a napkin, as Doronin explained to Hadid; “I want to wake up in the morning and I want to just see blue sky. I don’t want to see any neighbours and I want to feel free.” According to Dezeen, “The lowest level contains leisure facilities, while a lounge, living room and kitchen are set alongside entertaining spaces and a swimming pool on the ground floor. The entrance, guest and children’s bedrooms, and a library are set across the first floor.”
Design Museum: Your phrase “less but better” was initially read as an endorsement for purity in design. But it has been adopted as an environmental message about reduction and sustainability. What does the global community need to do to address that secondary message?
Dieter Rams: We live today with a lot of chaos, and designers should concentrate on helping to lighten the chaos, including the noise. Nobody notices any more that we’re living with a lot of noise. We don’t register the chaos; sometimes, yes, when we are in the middle of traffic or running late, we discover that everything is chaotic around us. It’s London, it’s Frankfurt it’s Berlin—it’s what Corbusier used to say about New York in the ’30s: It’s a “wonderful catastrophe”. Now all our cities around the world are wonderful catastrophes. We have to think much more about what we really need: how often we need things and how many we need. If we want to stay on this planet 50 years from now then we have to take that more seriously.
Design Museum: For many people the chaos in the environment is mirrored in their own personal spaces, in the jumble of belongings. Is clutter ever a positive thing?
Dieter Rams: In your personal surroundings there should be places where you have some disorder, so that you find the other places that are in order. Order with disorder—the contrast—can be sometimes fascinating. You have to have the difference; otherwise, you forget the feeling for order, for the necessary things.
Read Dieter Rams Ten Principles for Good Design
Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele opened the newly curated Gucci Museo in Florence, Italy with the added Gucci Garden, which contains the addition of a new concept store, exclusive restaurant run by Italian Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura and the Galleria exhibition rooms curated by critic Maria Luisa Frisa. The façade of the building greets you with a large neon-pink illuminating eye. The space, originally the museum opened by Gucci in 2011, will also display a wide ranging retrospective of pieces from collections dating back to the House’s Florentine origins in 1921. The specially curated concept store will feature, as well as Gucci clothing & jewellery, the brands recent foray into the world of home decor. Alessandro said “The garden is real, but it belongs above all to the mind, populated with plants and animals: like the snake, which slips in everywhere, and in a sense, symbolizes a perpetual beginning and a perpetual return.” Entry to the Gucci Garden experience will cost around €10 with half of the fee donated to support restoration projects around the city of Florence.
Gucci Museo, Piazza della Signoria, 10, 50122, Firenze FL, Italy