Every month, WGSN’s content editors handpick the coolest events and the websites that they’ve bookmarked or pinned to their Pinterest boards
Fresh from our latest Creative Social here is this month’s social selects aka our cool, new findings from the WGSN content team, from striking denim artworks to lighter-than-air sportswear…
W E A R: NikeLab Transform Jacket
The NikeLab Transform Jacket was brought to our attention by our Active team – a design that was inspired by “being ready to adjust to Mother Nature’s constant change of mood”. The two-layered item is made up of both a fleece lining and a waterproof shell, so the wearer can decide how to wear it by storing any excess layers in the back pocket, or as a backpack.
E X P L O R E: Ecosia, a search engine, with a conscious.
Super user friendly and accessed like all other well known engines (think Google / Yahoo / Bing etc) every time you search for something, be it cat videos or the meaning of life, Ecosia plants a tree with cash generated by their in-site ad revenue.
Already the team have successfully planted more than 4 million trees around the world, most recently in Burkina Faso in Africa, these guys mean business and impressively have also raised over 2.5 million Euros for sustainable forestry programmes since their founding in December 2009.
Ecosia is available as an app (iOs and android compatible) and as a free browser extension for each and every time you search…
V I S I T: The Velvet Underground Exhibition
This multidisciplinary and immersive exhibition celebrates the lives and work of the influential group led by Lou Reed and John Cale. Honouring their unique style of psychedelic rock, the Philharmonie Paris exhibition calls out the rich catalogue of the band and key influencers such as first manager Andy Warhol, the king of pop culture. This Parisian spectacle, coinciding with the band’s 50th anniversary runs until August the 21st and appeals to both the army of original fans and an audience of new listeners.
D I S C O V E R: Ian Berry, artist
Our Denim Editor recently discovered the amazing artist Ian Berry, whilst on his travels in Amsterdam. Berry creates jaw-dropping, amazing portrait and landscape collages, made from many layers and shades of old denim jeans. He has created commissioned portraits for the likes of Debbie Harry, Giorgio Armani and Giselle.
S E E: Vortex Pop, exhibition.
Pitch Zine, the Australian fashion and art blog is collaborating with Side Chains (a club night) to create a pop-up/experimental event showcasing seven visual artists and producers working together to create a new vision- in line with the theme: Vortex Pop (expect visuals inspired by the soft pop Pantone Colours of the Year– so lots of baby pink and blue). It’s taking place at Goodspace Gallery, Sydney, Australia. It’s gonna be a fab event to spot the latest art, music and creative talent. It’s part of the Vivid Sydney Light festival too.
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