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This post will be different than usual because I will combine a couple of fields in one.

Fashion and Design.

Lately I discovered that transparent objects are everywhere.

Such materials as plastic, plexiglass or acrylic started to compete with wood or metal.  What can I say? It works well.

Maybe its not the best material to recycle but we can re-use it.

How? Maybe let’s take a look to the fashion…. ( good timing Parisian fashion week is on! )

The transparent trend is really “chic” on catwalks lately.

Established in 1960 by legendary fashion icon Valentino Garavani and designed today by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, “Valentino” is one of the best known fashion brands worldwide. Since 1967 they have been dressing almost everybody at the Oscar ceremonies’ red carpet. Collection for spring 2013 is just compelling. Shoes, bags and jewelry are all made of plexiglass…..Something more? Coat? Why not!

 

http://www.valentino.com/en/collections/ready-to-we

red valention sheer rain trench coat

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Furla has created and manufactured in Italy handbags, shoes and accessories since 1927. These collections are constructed with high quality craftsmanship and style, and are distributed all over the world. Furla are producing a cute and nice bag named Candy Bag – guess what? Bloggers love  it.

http://www.furla.com/fr/

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Central Saint Martin’s graduate Christopher Kane, a Scottish fashion designer born in 1982 and based in London, set London Fashion Week alight in 2006 with his punchy debut collection of neon bandage dresses. He has since cultivated a legion of style set devotees – expect It accessories, mis-match texture clashes and fantasy florals at every turn.

Clutch bag looking like a masterpiece.

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But its not all about fashion! Not at all.

I need to admit that what’s happening during fashionweek has a reflection on the design scene and vice versa. Glass is now very present in design. So what about plastic or plexiglass then?

Done.

And I mean a lot in one word “done”

Design company founded in Milan in 1949, Kartell combines creativity, innovation and glamour to create a unique collection of plastic style icons. They almost invented plastic. They are the KINGS of plastic. Everybody knows Kartell’s plastic seats.

http://www.kartell.it/

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I found some interest in the Arborem design company from Argentina. They are playing with ours eyes. Minimo Lamps aren’t gravity objects. The Acrylic base of the lamp is working as an invisible power keeping lamps in the air. Perfect solution for people who like classic looks with contemporary settings.

 

http://www.arboremdesign.com/

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From Paris with Love – GlassloveStrawberry ( Justyna Turek )

Thanks to Boris H.

Hello there, here in Finland is already freezing cold, with temperatures around 10°c and cold wind. So we thought it would be a nice idea to celebrate the beloved summer with a special Summerish photo collection straight from the 1969.

The beautiful photographs below are by Arthur Schatz, for Life Magazine.

Pick your favorite picture and name it in the comments below!

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