We are now over Monday Blues and gloomy wake up calls, we can finally take a breath of fresh air, the first timid rays of lights we caught sight of just as February draws to an end. It’s as energetic as vitamin C, as cheery as the summer fruits we can’t wait to sink our teeth into, as radiant as the 5pm sun lowering its guard behind the horizon. February’s colour of the month is what goes by the expression vibrant orange and we turned our radars on just to bring you its most flamboyant, stylish and mesmerizing expressions through art, design and fashion.
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Sterling Ruby, Specter
The type of vibrant orange that is possible to spot at 98-2 Snowcreek Canyon Road, Whitewater recall the fluo hue typical of the security and workwear sector. Sterling Ruby didn’t have in mind any of that, but rather the creation of a distorted illusion of something being cropped out of the landscape. The monolite appears disjointed from the surroundings, reminding a Photoshop collage.
Dan Flavin at Galleria Cardi
Minimalistic light installations designer and artist Dan Flavin will be on show at Cardi Gallery in Milan from February the 20th to 28th June.
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Olafur Eliasson at Tate Modern
A glowing sun visible through fog, that is the type of vibrant orange visitors of the Tate Modern Gallery in London will come to see starting from July 11th; ‘In Real Life’, work of Olafur Eliasson, will be his first major exhibition in the UK.
From Stockholm design week
Ornäs Furniture, Mandariini Chair
Venus by Crafting Plastics
What’s the object in the picture? Yarn? A toy? It’s actually a light fixture. Made by Crafting Plastics Studio’s Vlasta Kubušová and Miroslav Král, it is its material that strikes as the ray of sunshine: compostable bioplastic from corn starch, sugar and reclaimed cooking oil.
Citroën’s campaigns for mini electric car
Designed for unlicensed drivers, Citroën’s 100% electric car for those aged 16 and above was presented in the black and orange version, representing the concept of ‘urban mobility for all’.
Carolina Herrera @ NYFW
Wes Gordon took vibrant orange and injected all over carolina Herrera’s Fall Winter 2019 collection ; In the shape of a boxy shirt, a flower print dress and geometric designed eyeshadows.
Matched with complimentary colours, Anna Sui’s vibrant orange is punkish and pop at the same time and stands next to colorful prints coming in the shape of corduroy, flower prints and big and bold hairstyles.
Inspired by Ethiopian artisans Moncler 01 Pier Paolo Piccioli, one of the 11 collection presented by the label during Milan Fashion Week for their Genius project, the couture outerwear features orange and pink compliment each other on fluffy volumes.
An ethereal and uncontaminated aesthetic presented by Byblos uses orange in geometric patterns, next to white, black and grey lining.