Artist Pays Homage to Possibly the Biggest Icon of The 21st Century with His ‘Tribute’ Project

Max Siedentopf is a London based multi-disciplinary conceptual artist working across video, photography, sculpture, creative direction and everything in-between and is the founder of the of the art publication ORDINARY.

According to an artist: ““TRIBUTE” pays homage to possible the biggest icon of the 21st century. Easily comparable to famous icons from the past such as Marilyn Monroe or the Mona Lisa, no one else has had more influence on contemporary visual culture such as Kim Kardashian. Described by The New York Times as “the queen of selfies”, Kim Kardashian has shaped and reinvented over the past decade what self-portraiture is today. Her images are omni-present and have become an integral part of today’s pop culture.

As the ultimate homage to this 21st century icon, I have decided to pay the biggest tribute I physically could. Over several weeks I have dug a tunnel which spans over many meters into the earth. It’s almost impossible to find the end of it, seemingly going all the way to the center of the earth. The inside of the tunnel is built as a hall of fame, plastered with some of Kardashian’s most iconic portraits, forever celebrating her image.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/artist-pays-homage-to-possibly-the-biggest-icon-of-the-21st-century-with-his-tribute-project/

Men’s Fashion 2021 Collection

And just when you thought that 2020 was bad… Are you ready for the 2021 fashion year? Are you man enough to fill these outfits? Scroll down to find out!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/mens-fashion-2021-collection/

Men’s Fashion 2021 Collection

And just when you thought that 2020 was bad… Are you ready for the 2021 fashion year? Are you man enough to fill these outfits? Scroll down to find out!

h/t: sadnaduseless





















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/mens-fashion-2021-collection/

Loewe’s Totoro Capsule Collection Is as Magical as the Film

If you are a fervent fan of both Studio Ghibli and fashion, Loewe’s Totoro-centered collaboration should definitely be on your radar. Spanish fashion house Loewe launched a capsule collection in collaboration and inspired Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 film My Neighbor Totoro.

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There are colorful hoodies, shorts, and tees featuring Totoro hiding in trees and running through fields punctuated by blue skies. There are bags, wallets, and loafers printed with the googly-eyed dust bunnies and a leather jacket painted with the vibrant green landscape of tall grass, all straight from the film.

Designer and creative director of Loewe Jonathan Anderson explains, “There are several reasons as to why we chose Totoro for this collaboration.…On one hand, there is Ghibli’s relationship with craft, which they approach from a perspective that still finds great value in traditional forms of animation.” He adds, “On the other hand, there are the values that My Neighbor Totoro as a whole stands for. I believe certain ideas the film conveys, such as the environment seen through the eyes of children and the concept of adventure, are very significant, especially in these times of uncertainty.”









SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/loewes-totoro-capsule-collection-is-as-magical-as-the-film/

The Animal Issue: Vogue Italia Presents an Issue Dedicated to The Beauty of The Animal World

According to Emanuele Farneti, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue: “Like this time last year, we have decided to dedicate the January issue to the environment, once again coinciding with the publication of the charter of values signed by the editors-in-chief of Vogue from all over the world.”

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“This time we wanted to let animals take over our physical and digital space. It is an invitation to refocus on the natural world after months spent at home, drawing our attention back to the environmental emergency that has been made no less urgent by the tragedy of the pandemic, and highlighting a lesson from the year that has just ended: quite simply, that the world does not revolve around humans.”

“Starting with the rich set of covers, we chose not to offer a consoling and domestic image of natural life. Instead, our portrayal is as plural as possible. And when necessary it’s disquieting, sometimes even threatening. This issue of lambs and wolves, of panthers and mice challenges the illusion of an anthropocentric world, as in the moral fable on this issue and in the many reports and stories that unfold page after page. Animals do not exist for our purpose, nor as a function of what we would like them to be. It is almost too simple to stress how much we’ve been reminded of this by the effects of coronavirus, by the way it came into existence and how it has impacted our lives, freeing up spaces that wildlife has at least temporarily reclaimed for itself. And it seems almost too obvious that the fashion industry, like any other economic activity, must ask itself where the limits lie in the exploitation of natural resources, and what prospects are offered by technological progress.”

“After all, at this turning point in our age, it’s worth remembering that throughout history our efforts to understand and define ourselves as humans have always been closely bound to the way we see and depict animals – from rock carvings to ancient bestiaries, from the development of the arts and sciences to legends of every latitude and cabinets of curiosities, right down to the riot of puppies and fanciful digital creatures on social media. In our decisions affecting the future of the planet, animals will be the first and only judges called on to deliver the verdict.

As an age-old Asian proverb says, the true measure of a mountain’s greatness is not its height, but whether it is sufficiently enchanting to attract dragons.”













SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/the-animal-issue-vogue-italia-presents-an-issue-dedicated-to-the-beauty-of-the-animal-world/

The North Face x Gucci Mark Collab Launch with Murals Across the Globe

Marking the recent launch of their collaborative collection which has received notable attention through both conventional media and social media alike, The North Face x Gucci followed up with a slew of commissioned murals in key cities across the globe.

Popping up in London, Milan, Shanghai, & New York City, the murals in question reflect the aesthetic of the partnered drop with outdoors themed imagery, co-branding and associated iconography appearing throughout.

Thoughts? Check out some shots of the murals below and shop the collection at the associated pop-ups as they appear.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/the-north-face-x-gucci-mark-collab-launch-with-murals-across-the-globe/

Previous Generations Sure Knew a Thing or Two About Style

“My movie star looking grandparents sitting for a portrait in the early 1940s”

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Do you ever get the feeling that people are not as stylish and glamorous today as they were in the past? Many of us had this thought pass through our minds when watching a period drama or even when looking through old family photos. It could be that people put more effort into their appearance back then, or it could be the fact that taking a picture was a much rarer occurrence than today, so everyone made sure they looked their best when it happened.

The photos below were shared online by people who just had to show the world how dashing their grandparents looked, and they are certainly right. We could definitely learn a thing or two from previous generations when it comes to style!

“My grandma at 19 years old, taken around 1950”

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“My grandparents on their wedding day (1948). My nana is wearing a dress she already owned, my grandfather is wearing his uniform. He spent over 2 weeks’ wages to get those red roses during winter because they were all his bride wanted.”

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“My grandmother looking like a real-life Disney princess, 1955”

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“My grandparents on their wedding day, the 1950s”

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“My grandma turns 100 years young today! This is her circa the 1950s.”

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“My grandma holding my mom, 1958.”

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“My grandmother in Venice in the 1960s.”

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“My grandparents on their honeymoon, 1962.”

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“My grandmother in the 40s, in her nursing garb. Today is her 93rd birthday. Classy then, even classier now.”

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“My grandpa around 1970 looking like he just solved one of Agatha Christie’s infamous cases.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/previous-generations-sure-knew-a-thing-or-two-about-style/

Stunning Photos of Cher Taken by Richard Avedon for Vogue in 1966

Born 1923 in New York City, American photographer Richard Avedon began working as an advertising photographer for a department store in 1944, but was quickly endorsed by Alexey Brodovitch, who was art director for the fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar. Lillian Bassman also promoted Avedon’s career at Harper’s.

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In 1945, his photographs began appearing in Junior Bazaar and, a year later, in Harper’s Bazaar. In 1946, Avedon had set up his own studio and began providing images for magazines including Vogue and Life.

Avedon did not conform to the standard technique of taking studio fashion photographs, where models stood emotionless and seemingly indifferent to the camera. Instead, Avedon showed models full of emotion, smiling, laughing, and, many times, in action in outdoor settings, which was revolutionary at the time.

Avedon also worked for Vogue from 1962 and photographed most of the covers from 1973 until late 1988. He died in 2004, aged 81. An obituary published in The New York Times said that “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century”.












SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/stunning-photos-of-cher-taken-by-richard-avedon-for-vogue-in-1966/

Now You Can Look Like A Void With This $22 Vortex Hoodie


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There’s a general consensus that our clothing is meant to represent our personality—maybe you like to wear button-down shirts and want to always appear proper, or perhaps band T-shirts are the attire that you refuse to put down. Basically, we all have our styles and preferences, and it’s natural to strive for our brand of perfection.

But what to do on the day when you want to be both comfortable and original at the same time, without sacrificing your dramatic flair? Well, hoodies with fluffy ears might not be everyone’s cup of tea, and they might fail to reflect your inner feelings. Luckily, the clothing industry is almost as vast as the internet, and thus we proudly present—the Vortex Hoodie! For all your void-related needs!

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The hoodie has been making rounds on internet, with the obvious comments associated with the blatant theme of absence and, well, void. The somewhat original design took the established idea of optical illusions on clothing and presented its own twist.


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For those who want to make a statement about the deep and endless void that’s inside all of us (or just for laughs), the hoodie’s front and back are linked with a endless corridor of nothingness. And if you think that’s too deep, here’s a simpler explanation: either side of the hoodie will seem part of the same set (unlike clothing that has something going on in the front, and is blank on the back).

Reportedly, the hoodie first appeared in a market in Japan, with a reasonable price tag of $22. Japan is no stranger to strange clothing options, catering to a variety of original ideas and even otherworldly fashions (just look at Harajuku street fashion). Therefore, this hoodie—no matter how optically challenging—is a tame option.

All in all, if you are looking for something fantastic to wear to your next Zoom meeting, or if you want a proper representation for your tirade about the unavoidable slippery slope of existence (yes, we go there too!), this hoodie can cover all your fashion needs—or at least it’s a great conversation piece. Let your imagination run wild!

Should you want to delve deeper into wearable illusions, there’s quite a selection hidden in the depths of the almighty internet. And for your consideration, here are some of them. Would you wear any of them? Or are they too loopy for your tastes?


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The void is not the only optical illusion hoodie. Here’s one that leads towards the light:


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Hole-like openings reveal the image underneath, creating layers on an otherwise flat surface:


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It may look like a wearable paper bag, but the hoodie is actually made from regular fabric:


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/now-you-can-look-like-a-void-with-this-22-vortex-hoodie/

Gorgeous Portrait Photos of Carla Bruni as a Fashion Model in the 1980s and ’90s

Born 1967 in Turin, Italy and moved to France at the age of seven, Carla Bruni was a model from 1987 to 1997 before taking up a career in music. She wrote several songs for Julien Clerc that were featured on his 2000 album, Si j’étais elle. h/t: vintag.es Bruni released her first album, Quelqu’un m’a dit, in 2002, which eventually spent thirty-four weeks in the top 10 of the French Albums Chart.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/12/gorgeous-portrait-photos-of-carla-bruni-as-a-fashion-model-in-the-1980s-and-90s/