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Reem Berhane

26/08/2016

WE ARE YOUR STUDIO

Earlier this week I managed to blag my way into a very inspirational, forward thinking and informative talk at Your Studio on disruptive design. Something that we at Red or Dead towers are very happy to partake in. Your Studio took us on a journey of brands who challenge and reinvent the rebellious spirit to cultivate a pioneering culture. Below is just a snippet of what was revealed;  Ikea Space10; is challenging the norm by creating spaces that enable us the consumer to collaborate so that they can innovate. Everlane; are being radically transparent, matching clothes with... Read More

19/08/2016

Ron Arad’s Curtain Call @ The Roundhouse

In fear of missing out I had to nip to the Roundhouse in Camden, to see for myself the incredible and spectacular 360 degree immersive film fest by Ron Arad . The curtain made of silicon rods cascaded from the ceiling tops like an alien spaceship in to the darkness of the centre of the Roundhouse. People within the curtain were laying down and taking in the film making. I would have loved to stay longer and see a whole film, but was on a mission – so had to leg it... Read More

12/08/2016

DAVID HOCKNEY @ ROYAL ACADEMY

Popped in to The Royal Academy of Arts this week to take a peak at David Hockney’s exhibition – 82 portraits and 1 still life. My last visit to a David Hockney exhibition was in 2012 @ The RA for ‘A Bigger Picture’ I remember being so overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the canvas size, the explosion of colour and the stunning serenity of the seasons. Although feelings for this current exhibition were slightly mutual it was definitley a special experience. – As I walked in to the room I was... Read More

05/08/2016

Royal Academy of Arts – Summer Exhibition

The team at the Red or Dead towers had a real treat this week with early access to the Summer Show  – featuring interesting portraits by  David Hockney at the stunning Royal Academy of Arts. What a chaotic feast for the brain and eyes! We made our way through the beautiful galleries adorned with every possible medium of art known to man – so much colour, variety and inspiration. This years curator Richard Wilson really has put on a show for all the senses. My favourite pieces ranged from photographic moving faces by Jane and Louise... Read More

29/07/2016

Secret Cinema

Secret Cinema presents DIRTY DANCING. (No secret now!) We enjoyed all that the Kellerman’s had to offer at their summer camp somewhere in a field near Leyton. All dolled up in our 1963 get ups along with what seemed like a 1000 others. We learnt to rumba, jive and merengue. We, volleyballed, hula-hooped, drank cocktails and pretended we were the decent refined people at the camp, but as the sun went down the temperature rose, as we made our way to the dirty after hours staff quarters party; dancing turned in to... Read More

22/07/2016

Silver Clef Awards

I was invited to attend the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef awards where music industry aficionados (Lionel Richie, Jeff Lynne, Annie Lennox, Patti Smith, Florence Welch) to name but a few were announced winners. Music artists are recognised for their outstanding achievements and in doing so raise vast amounts of cash for this music therapy service that is changing the lives of vulnerable children and adults through music. It was held in the stunning Grosvenor Park Hotel, Park Lane where the red carpet just flowed with stars! The event was wonderful until I left... Read More

14/07/2016

New Designer’s 2016

Have you been to New Designers yet? If you haven’t, you should… I love the buzz and excitement of this amazing graduate design show. It’s always packed out with wonderfully innovative inventions, spectacular prints and glorious designs. So, here are my top picks for New Designers 2016 – seriously obsessed with Francesca’s stitched and stuffed hands! 1. Fancesca Jeffreys, UCA – Human Reconstruction, A 3D exploration transplants and cell memory theory. Love, love, LOVE – I need to get my hands on a hand… 2. Ella Robinson, Nottingham Trent – Bilingual, A witty illustrated insight into English & French cultural nuances... Read More

01/07/2016

Sorrell Foundation Masterclass

We had the privilege of opening our doors to the National Art and Design Saturday Club. Welcoming 14-16 year olds to discover the world of branding and footwear design in our very own Masterclass. Volunteers from across the business helped our 30 strong class all from Middlesex University Arts Club to unleash their creativity and design their own branded footwear. Last Thursday the Sorrell Foundation had its private viewing at the Somerset House showcasing the work of  art & design colleges and universities from across the country; all of whom attend the... Read More

17/06/2016

Not Another Salon

I was advised to try “Not Another Salon” in Brick Lane. What an amazing experience for any colour fanatic. Paint pots adorned the walls, hair dye being mixed like paint – although you realise this is a total science. Numbers being reference to colour products. The most interesting, cool, colourful, punctilious people coming and going. Sophia and Ross, mixing, cutting, chatting – What a place to go to experience a hair revolution. -KT X

13/06/2016

Cordwainers National Footwear Student Awards 2016

Back in May I judged the Cordwainers National Footwear Student Awards, with fellow footwear designers Guy West – Jeffrey West and  Atalanta Weller. There are only three specialist footwear university courses within the UK – London College of Fashion, Northampton and De Montfort. So the competition is tough, and there is passionate rivalry! So much so that all work entered is anonymous, – so no favouritism from us! The aim of the brief set was to generate a body of research, and produce an innovative and marketable shoe design which could be womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, or sportswear.  ... Read More