Yang Li’s funeral-themed show is captured in this new film

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Since launching his eponymous label in 2010, Yang Li has made his passion for music abundantly clear. In May, the designer collaborated with industrial noise artist Pharmakon for the first performance in his live installation HUMAN MAS/CHINE. He’s collaborated with musicians from Swansread more »

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Peter Lindbergh & Dior Beauty select their favourite emerging photographers

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As a young photographer, to have your work pored over by an industry expert can mean a foot in the door, but when that industry expert is photographer Peter Lindbergh, it can carry you over the threshold. This is the position that 14 photographers found themselves in when Dior announced that the first edition of its Photography Award for Young Talent was being judged by a series of experts – Lindbergh included.

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Cleon Peterson Returns With ‘Blood and Soil”

Cleon Peterson’s stark, graphical reflections on our current political and social climate, rendered in acrylics on canvas and sculptures, are part of a show currently running at Over the Influence in Los Angeles. "Blood and Soil” collects his latest tableaux, confronting race, power, and religion. The show runs through Aug. 5 at the gallery. Peterson was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.

Microsculpture: Macro Photographs of Iridescent Insects Composed of 10,000 Images by Levon Biss

Iridescent Bark Mantis

Iridescent Bark Mantis

Photographer Levon Biss (previously) shoots highly detailed images of insect specimens for his continuing series Microsculpture, combining 8,000 to 10,000 individual shots to produce the final piece. Included in this selection are the shield bug and tricolored jewel beetle, which were both collected by famous naturalists. The former was collected by Charles Darwin during a visit to Australia in 1836, and brought back to the UK on the famed HMS Beagle. The luminescent tricolored jewel beetle was collected exactly two decades later by his contemporary Alfred Russell Wallace.

Biss has current exhibitions at the Hessischer Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, Germany through August 5, 2018 and Naturama in Svenborg, Denmark through November 25, 2018, in addition to his first US exhibit Microsculpture: The Insect Photography of Levon Biss which opened at the Houston Museum of Natural Science earlier this month. You can buy limited edition archival pieces on his online print shop, and view interactive versions of his highly detailed composite images on his Microsculpture website.

Detail of Iridescent Bark Mantis

Detail of Iridescent Bark Mantis

Detail of Iridescent Bark Mantis

Detail of Iridescent Bark Mantis

Tortoise Beetle

Tortoise Beetle

Detail of Tortoise Beetle

Detail of Tortoise Beetle

Detail of Tricolored Jewel Beetle

Detail of Tricolored Jewel Beetle

Tricolored Jewel Beetle

Tricolored Jewel Beetle

Shield Bug

Shield Bug

These high-heeled Crocs are already sold out

Cyprus V Crocs shoes high heels

Back in 2017, Balenciaga’s SS18 collection saw platform Crocs hit the runway, bright yellow and pink and decked out with charms including the luxury label’s logo. There was a sense of irony to the whole ordeal, but these new high-heeled crocs – the Cyprus V Crocs – seem to be pretty serious (and about £600 cheaper). The next generation of Crocs’ ‘Cyprus’ range, the shoes combine the brand’s…

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At home with Kamixlo, the gentle soul behind London’s hardest club tracks

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Brixton has changed a lot since Kamixlo was younger. While recent media reports have focused on local gang violence and linked it to the emergent ‘drill’ sound, preying on racial anxieties that have existed since the Brixton riots of the 1980s, for many Londoners the area is synonymous with rapid…

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Three upcoming Madrid designers that should be on your radar

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Though Madrid’s fashion scene is as vibrant and diverse as the Spanish capital itself, the city has found itself somewhat overlooked when it comes to getting the recognition it deserves – likely owing to the fact it has always clashed with London Fashion Week.

This year, though, that’s all set to change, as MFW switches September for July to showcase exactly what the city has to offer. Alejandro Gomèz Palomo invited guests to his wildly…

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Photographer Spotlight: Kate Sweeney

A selection of work from Columbus, Ohio-based photographer Kate Sweeney. Prioritizing a sense of honesty over a set style, Sweeney further explains her approach:

“I’m passionate about documenting the human body and its connection to nature. I hope my images challenge traditional ideas about beauty, being inviting and defiant simultaneously. I want to make work that makes my subjects feel beautiful, seen, and empowered.”

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