Aristides Vanis is London based Greek designer. Having background in theatrical costume and cinema, Aristides created unique and eye catching prints for clothes. Caricatures, animals and food was the main inspiration of his creations his 2014 graduate MA collection.
Modoslav Melnyk )
The Grand Show “WYLD” at Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin was directed by Manfred Thierry Mugler – the scriptwriter, stage director, photographer and perfumer. He is also responsible for the creation of all costumes, and co-wrote the script with Roland Welke. This larger-than-life show was a cosmic love story: he is a young BMX rider who has his feet firmly planted on the ground, she is a fierce woman living at the top of the Berlin TV tower with her head in the clouds. This is the story of how two souls separated by an infinite distance, finally meet.
THE WYLD includes all Berlin’s positive vibrations: energy, modernity, timelessness and culture. These are the feelings that I wanted to share through my show, and I wanted it to be spectacular. The Palast is the only place where such a concept could take place, the only venue that could host such a project. The largest stage in the world for an other-worldly show.”
Myroslav Melnyk )
Constructivism is the artistic movement based on principles of functionalism and favoring mostly simple geometric forms. In painting, constructivism uses abstract combinations of lines, objects, and colored planes.
Vasyl Yermilov has been dubbed the ’Ukrainian Picasso’. In 1910th he studied at the School for Applied Art in Kharkiv and was a member of several art-groups. Under Soviet rule Yermilov designed posters, ‘agit-trains,’ street decorations, billboards, the interiors of public buildings. Yermilov’s synthesis of formalist esthetics, folk designs, and traditional painting methods (including egg tempera) was an important contribution to the development of Ukrainian design of the 1920s. His distinctive style of constructivist collage and typographic design, called constructive-dynamism or spiralism.
Because of his formalist interests Yermilov was forced out of the Soviet art arena from 1930s till 1950s.
In the last years of his life he taught at the Kharkiv Industrial Design Institute (1963–7).
Glory came to him after his death – to the Constructivist, the forerunner of pop art and conceptualism. In 1989 Yermylov’s constructivist composition a “Gorki. 21. I. 1924” was prised 120 000 pounds at Sotheby’s.