Dots, what about dots? FACADES interviews Glenn Scott Wright about Yayoi Kusama

Glenn Scott Wright - ... I'm standing in front of a painting by Kusama using her iconic dots, so Kusama has been using a number of motifs of her work for the last 50 or 60 years - She's very well known for the dots and the dots are going to be very predominantly featured in the collaborations she has done with Vuitton both for product range and the windows, another well known motif is the infinity nets ...

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Collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Glenn Scott Wright, director of Victoria Miro gallery in London, is a many years story and we wish to thank Glenn for the private tour / interview in Yayoi latest exhibition that FACADES was given the opportunity to shoot.

Indios Bravos: Lesley Mobo

5 Photographs above by Seun Shote
Having graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martins College in 2002 with a First Class B.A Honours in Fashion, as well as bagging top prizes like the Annual Colin Barnes Award for Fashion Illustration from Central Saint Martins, he carried progressing and was appointed designer of the daughter of the former Harrod's owner.
Now settling in London he carries on being productive with his own label MOBO, will he? We shall see.
Well done and good luck to you Lesley.

Indios Bravos: Mich Dulce

Widely acclaimed as one of the most original and important Filipino visionaries in fashion today, Mich Dulce has won many awards and recognition internationally for her designs as well as her craftsmanship in creating clothes and hats— her most recent being the top prize in the International Young Creative Fashion Entrepreneur from The British Council. She trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Fashion, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and apprenticed with designers like Marjan Pejoski & Jessica Ogden. The designer continues to work with traditional Filipino materials, particularly Piña, a fabric made of pineapple fiber, and T’nalak, a handmade material using abaca fiber made by the women of the T’Boli Peoples of Lake Sebu in South Cotobato, Philippines. Choosing to use this precious fabric, the designer is interweaving stories from a different tradition, retelling them with her own aesthetic while retaining a respect for their origins. Not ending with the weave, each headpiece is handmade by women from the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, a Philippine-based poverty alleviation and nation building movement, who are personally trained and are supervised by Dulce. “Traditional tinalak fabric weaving and designs have been a part of the T’Boli culture (and is) traditionally used for special occasions, with each design bearing a distinct meaning known only to these peoples,” explains Dulce. "The fabric and the craft in making it are an essential part of their heritage, a tapestry of the tribe’s own history and traditions. By using this in my work, I wanted to create a new subculture within that culture.
5 photographs above by Everywhere We Soot

Western Architect goes East with luxury designers

Western luxury brands make people dream beyond the physical evidences of their established identity.
Some brand names have become autonomous, and they can animate creatures that would look lifeless without their seals.
This effect has touched residential projects with fashion designers sharing with architects the paternity of property designs. As Asia is a growing market for western luxury brands, so are such projects.
FACADES has thrown a glance at Missoni and Versace collaborations with Broadway Malyan, an Architecture practice from London that manages to export it's expertise. above are 5 images