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If you are looking for a summer exhibit that will both astound you and make you question just how many images are taken of you daily, maybe we suggest Hansel and Gretel. The art show currently on show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, might have a fun childlike name, but like most original fairytales it harbours a dark side. The art event which runs until August 6th (so go check it out ASAP) explores the consumer relationship with digital images, surveillance culture and how many images are being taken of us daily. Our Lifestyle and Interiors editor Taryn Tavella went to check it out, and here she recommends three reasons to see the exhibition: 1. It makes you question the politics of public space Bringing together famed artist Ai Weiwei and swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, this exhibition is more than just a static idea. The Armory space has been transformed so that the landscape forms part of the show. Expect to see interactive projections of your face and body appear around the space (reflecting what you look like as seen through a drone). Visitors are also tracked by infrared cameras, and the name Hansel and Gretel is in reference to the digital breadcrumbs that we leave as we enter and leave different locations (eerie but also the increasing reality of our lives now). 2. Digital library At the end of the exhibition you are handed an iPad so you can see all the hidden cameras that were also in the exhibition with you, and you can track the digital library that has been created from the exhibition. You can also spot the drones and pay for a complete download of your digital imprint through the show. Better yet, on Friday evenings the installation stays open until 10:00pm, complete with a bar. And if you want more, you can head online to see the live stream of the exhibition. 3. The Giftshop As a response to the growing surveillance culture, the gift shop here is packed with products that protect your identity. You can pick up special hats that shield your face from cameras and other surveillance ducking gifts. There’s even a copy of Hansel and Gretel the book in case you need a reminder of the dark tale. The post New York’s Park Avenue Armory Art Show examines our culture of surveillance appeared first on WGSN Insider. http://ift.tt/2wfhflk

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Zac Posen has many strings to his bow. The fashion designer is currently a judge on Project Runway, his designs are a staple on the red carpet and he is the Creative Director for Brooks Brothers womenswear. And now, he is the star of a new fashion documentary called House of Z. The documentary follows Zac around, showcasing what it’s like to be a designer in our times, his journey to becoming a notable US designer, and what goes into bringing his designs to life (behind the scenes at his studio). While movie debuted back in April at the Tribeca Film Festival, it’s now about to come to the major screen for all fashion fans to enjoy. The designer teased the trailer on his Instagram, revealing that it will be fully released in September (just in time for fashion month). The HOUSE OF Z trailer has just been released! Watch it now #linkinbio The @zacposen documentary is exclusively for rent on Vogue.com starting September 6th #zacposen #vogue #condenast @houseofzfilm A post shared by Zac Posen (@zacposen) on Jul 31, 2017 at 7:34am PDT Zac Posen originally launched his collection in 2001, after studying at London’s Central Saint Martins. He is best known for his own womenswear ready to wear collection, and hit the headlines more recently in Feb 2016, when he challenged fashion’s lack of diversity by casting only black models. But he doesn’t just head up his own line, he also teamed up with David’s Bridal back in 2013 on the Truly Zac Posen affordable wedding collection, which is still a successful retail output for him. In 2014, Brooks Brothers appointed designer Zac Posen its new creative Director for womenswear and accessories. Posen’s first collection with the retailer launched for Spring 16. Posen said he was “honored and excited to be embarking on this incredible opportunity to take the Brooks Brothers women’s brand into the future while respecting its deep, rich American heritage as an institutional company.” The post The trailer for House of Z, the Zac Posen fashion documentary is here appeared first on WGSN Insider. http://ift.tt/2vgae6T

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