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Wines and their labels: crafting narratives that speak to us

Cover: Behind labels’ designs, brand storytellings. Wines and their labels: crafting narratives that speak to us Behind labels’ designs, brand storytellings. Franck Celhay, Montpellier Business School – UGEI Marketing professionals often consider packaging to be a product’s primary means of communication. It communicates explicit and implicit messages to the consumer, particularly through its visual aspect. In the wine …

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Robotics, science fiction and the search for the perfect artificial woman

Cover: Ociacia/Shutterstock.com Robotics, science fiction and the search for the perfect artificial woman Ociacia/Shutterstock.com Irena Hayter, University of Leeds Three photographs have been shortlisted for 2017’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, hosted by the National Portrait Gallery in London. But there is something out of the ordinary about one of this year’s contenders for the …

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Representations of women and brand positioning at Christian Dior

Cover: Miss Dior, 1947. Author provided Representations of women and brand positioning at Christian Dior Miss Dior, 1947. Author provided Franck Celhay, Montpellier Business School – UGEI and Lise Magnier, Delft University of Technology This year marks the 70th anniversary of Christian Dior’s first fragrance for women. It thus seems a suitable moment to examine the representations …

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How fashion adapted to climate change – in the Little Ice Age

Cover: Hendrick Avercamp’s ‘Ice Scene’ (c. 1610). Wikimedia Commons How fashion adapted to climate change – in the Little Ice Age Hendrick Avercamp’s ‘Ice Scene’ (c. 1610). Wikimedia Commons Lane Eagles, University of Washington One could say the consequences of the planet’s warming climate can be seen on fashion week runways and the shelves of …

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Fractal patterns in nature and art are aesthetically pleasing and stress-reducing

Cover: A fern repeats its pattern at various scales. Michael , CC BY-NC Fractal patterns in nature and art are aesthetically pleasing and stress-reducing A fern repeats its pattern at various scales. Michael , CC BY-NC Richard Taylor, University of Oregon Humans are visual creatures. Objects we call “beautiful” or “aesthetic” are a crucial part …

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Andy Warhol still surprises, 30 years after his death

Cover: Victoria Jones/PA Wire Andy Warhol still surprises, 30 years after his death Catherine Spencer, University of St Andrews During the last 13 years of his life, Andy Warhol made 610 time capsules. The artist stuffed these parcels with found objects and everyday ephemera, before consigning them to storage. When the Andy Warhol Museum in …

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CES 2017 Kevin Plank, Founder CEO Under Armour Keynote

cover credit CES – Under Armour Founder and CEO, Kevin Plank, delivered a keynote at CES 2017 The annual premier tech conference held in Las Vegas is attracting close to 200,000 technologists from all around the world.     Kevin Plank, Founder CEO Under Armour Keynote by : Karina Mendoza Calayag       Credit CES …

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CES 2017 Startups

cover credit CES – Attendees test new technologies at CES 2017 The annual premier tech conference held in Las Vegas is attracting close to 200,000 technologists from all around the world.     CES 2017 Startups by : Karina Mendoza Calayag     Credit CES Startups at CES 2017 See the newest ideas, services and tech products …

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A dress by designer Iris van Herpen, who, with her runway designs, challenges common fashion norms and beliefs. Zach Balbino/flickr, CC BY-ND

Can technology help fashion clean up its act?

Cover: A dress by designer Iris van Herpen, who, with her runway designs, challenges common fashion norms and beliefs. Zach Balbino/flickr, CC BY-ND Can technology help fashion clean up its act? A dress by designer Iris van Herpen, who, with her runway designs, challenges common fashion norms and beliefs. Zach Balbino/flickr, CC BY-ND Suzanne Mancini, …

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Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology at The Met’s Costume Institute Spring 2016 Exhibition

Cover image: Wedding ensemble, Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), autumn/winter 2014–15 haute couture, back view; Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope     Costume Institute’s Spring 2016 Exhibition to Focus on the Handmade and Machine-made in Fashion …

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