In 1947, Harper’s Bazaar’s Editor-in-Chief Carmel Snow famously dubbed Christian Dior’s collection the “New Look”. And while it was Dior’s … More
Noonouri is not your typical 19-year-old girl. She has over 200,000 Instagram followers, already boasts collaborations with the biggest fashion brands and she enviably lives in Paris. And while her dreams and ambitions cannot be more real, she hardly is; she only exists in the virtual world.She is a virtual influencer.
Leather ruffle kitten heels adorned with silk pussy bows and finished with rubber golden dog bone heels? Yes, they do exist and are part of Ella Douglas’s curated design world; the emerging fashion designer who had also envisioned a lampshade top, eyelet lace tights, and those dildo shoes
Showcasing this creative buzz was exactly what the C.P. Cavafy Professorship initiative is was about: to create a video series of interviews with creative people who self-identify as Greek and aim to make the world better and brighter.
“In an era where influencers, or as now called, public opinion leaders, dominate social media, H2R (Human 2-Robot) interaction is evolving at a rapid pace. And while we seem to be years away from actually encountering robots on the streets, social media is the place when virtual influencers are taking center space. Fictional computer-generated people, with realistic human characteristics, features, and personalities to match are becoming our newest social media friends and influencers.”
Pioneering digital innovation in his field, Patrick Morgan’s work opens up new opportunities for disruption and discussion on man and the machine.
“Digital shows might replace the physical shows as we know it but I do think that digital can never replace IRL interactions and socializing. Digital is an essential tool for the fashion industry to embrace. I don’t think that it is an either-or question.”
“Fashion must slow down, its more imperative now than it has been some years ago. The fashion schedule with so many shows a year and countless meetings and fast fashion production are destroying nature, the most important thing we have-and thus our wellbeing and future”