This is the kind of thinking we need more of in the design and fashion space. Adidas is leading the charge by designing and prototyping the world’s first 100% recyclable shoe. They’ve just completed the first round of testing and are now on the second iteration of the process, with the aim of having a consumer-ready model in the next year or two.
Not only is this thinking incredibly inspiring, it’s a great site too, bringing a whole lot of swagger and street cred to a subject that can be a little staid and boring if its not treated well.
Please, please, please – let’s see more of this thinking! No more fast fashion!
Leonardo Scotti is an Italian fashion photographer based in Milan. If you’re looking for striking, bold imagery – he is the man you speak to! Whether it’s slightly abstract compositions or powerful images of women standing in front of burning branches – you can feel Scotti’s work immediately.
You can see more of what he has to offer on his website here.
Soft Criminal is a collaborative project between South African photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman, London-based (but born in Sierra Leone) stylist Ibrahim Kamara and designer Gareth Wrighton. Using a punk sensibility and a little bit of tongue-in-cheek humour it melds the worlds of fashion, photography and design into incredibly arresting images we can’t get enough of.
The work is currently on show at Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York.
Richard Kovacs is an Hungarian photographer based in London, and a recent graduate of the London College of Fashion. We’re sharing images from his series, I Will See You In My Dreams, which captures the fashion scene in Lagos. Inspired by their unique sense of style, Kovacs has developed his own – shooting mostly at night with gels and coloured lighting to create something dreamlike, tactile and grainy. We love it!
Hailun Ma is a Chinese photographer from Xinjiang, who now divides her time between New York and Shanghai. After studying fashion photography in New York, she was inspired to return to the place where she grew up to document the fashion and style of the local people – Uyghurs. The Uyghur are a mostly Muslim Turkic ethnic group who live in East and Central Asia.
When you see their incredible use of colour and flamboyant dress sense, you’ll see exactly why taking photographs of them is something Hailun Ma just couldn’t turn down.
Take a look at more of Hailun Ma’s photography on her website here.
Oleg Oprisco is a Ukrainian fine art photographer who blends fashion, portraiture and of course fine art photography to create a unique visual style that is so appealing. What sets him apart and makes his work extra interesting, is that he shoots on film. This means everything you see in these photographs had to be created the old fashioned way – no photo manipulation techniques and no chance to ‘fix it in post’!