Coming straight off the heels of November’s sobering election results, no one knew what to expect of this year’s Miami Art Basel— would the vibe be just as unsettled, anxious? The answer, we now know, is a resounding no. True to form, the international art world poured into the always exuberant city with as much enthusiasm and spirit as ever, filling the galleries, studios, streets and beaches with their usual joie de vivre.
September fashion week is a funny thing: it’s hovering in the mid-90s, with the official start to autumn a mere week away and we’re dashing around New York City looking at clothes for next spring before a single leaf has turned orange...
Safi Rabah is one of the incredibly talented designers behind the Juliette N. White label and got his start in the Kuwait fashion industry in 2008, when he relocated there from Tunisia after graduating with a degree in fashion marketing management. He’d just gotten the chance to work with an established Tunisian designer who was working in Kuwait at the time. After working as a creative assistant for two years, Rabah set off on his own, ultimately landing a designing gig at Juliette N. White.
A recent documentary has finally addressed questions about sustainability in the fashion industry. The Next Black, released May 2014, and produced by German electronics company AEG, explores the future of clothing production. Will we create longer lasting, sustainable clothing or continue to mass produce? How will technology play a role in new fabrics and methods of production?