Design Dispatch

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

A cutting board designed by Starlee Kine, which Uniqlo will sell as a part of its Art for All partnership. (Photo: Courtesy Uniqlo, via Business of Fashion)

Deitch and Uniqlo Collaboration

Uniqlo is launching the Art for All partnership with gallerist Jeffrey Deitch. For the initiative’s first iteration, Deitch has commissioned 65 objects from artists like Starlee Kine and Ken Kagami.
[Business of Fashion]

Fashion in Flux

The lineup for Milan Fashion Week Men’s, which kicks off tomorrow, indicates changes in the industry. Many mainstay brands, including Gucci and Calvin Klein Collection, are sitting out this year and plan to debut their men’s collections during women’s fashion weeks instead. In the meantime, up-and-coming labels benefited from the open slots.
[The New York Times]

Branching Out

Karim Rashid has founded a new multidisciplinary firm, Kurv Architecture. It will provide provide a combination of design and real-estate development services, from architecture to capital securement. “We use design in our day-to-day work to shape better human experiences, hence we believe that design is a creative, social, and economic act,” explains Kurv’s new website.

Revealing Facts

New York’s Museum of Natural History has released further renderings of its Studio Gang-designed addition, which is scheduled to open in 2020. “In a post-truth world, understanding science has never been more urgent,” said museum president Ellen Futter.

Clipped Wing

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has postponed plans for a new $600-million wing for modern and contemporary art. This comes after the institution, which ran a $10-million deficit in its last fiscal year, imposed a hiring freeze and layoffs.

American Dreaming

With New York’s Beekman Hotel as his stage, designer Pierpaolo Piccioli debuted a pre-fall collection for Valentino that has a “hope” theme. “An America everyone dreams of: hope in mind and on the body,” read Piccioli’s statement.
[The Cut]

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