Design Dispatch

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A detail from Pentagram's new collage at Planned Parenthood's New York headquarters. (Photo: via Co.Design)

Getting Political

Designer Paula Scher of Pentagram has created a large-scale collage for Planned Parenthood’s new New York headquarters. The work uses the organization’s archive to tell its 100-year history. “It’s a way to turn history into art,” Scher said.

Design on the Danube

Construction has begun on Budapest’s largest urban development project in 30 years. ADEPT Architects came up with the masterplan, which features extensive green space along with buildings totalling nearly 6.5 million square feet.

Vogue Vacated

After 25 years as editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman will leave British Vogue. “It has been very hard to find a rational reason to leave what is unquestionably a fascinating and rewarding role but last autumn I realized that I very much wanted to experience a different life and look forward to a future separate to Vogue,” Shulman said.
[Business of Fashion]

Municipal Museum

The city of London has given $224.35 million to fund the Museum of London’s new location, designed by Stanton Williams and Asif Khan. “From the outset of my mayoralty, I pledged to make culture a core priority, and I’m proud that this is the biggest ever cultural investment made by any mayor of London to date,” said London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Cult of Personality

Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia debuted a collection inspired by stereotypes, including the Vagabond, the Secretary, and the Punk. In order to truly evoke these characters, Gvasalia cast models of different genders, races, and ages.

Fashioning Sustainability

Fashion conglomerate Kering, which owns labels like Gucci, Stella McCartney, and Alexander McQueen, has set substantive targets to reduce environmental impact by 2025. Kering chief executive François-Henri Pinault explained, “If your products are not in sync with a higher set of values, then you aren’t going to survive in this business.”
[The New York Times]

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