THREE CITIES, THREE COUNTRIES, THREE WOMEN.

We share what we love, like and dislike about our cities.  Everything from gallery openings to the best wine bars.
The three of us all have creative backgrounds and like to share our ideas and creative thoughts with each other and by sharing it on Cityscape we hope it can give you some inspiration too!

REYKJAVIK

Björg Gunnarsdóttir

NEW YORK

Helga Jóakimsdóttir

COPENHAGEN

Bryndís Þorsteinsdóttir

REI KAWAKUBO

REI KAWAKUBO

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Rei Kawakubo has always been a legend to me. What a talent! creative spirit and a motivational human being.  I'd love to meet this woman. 

And bravo MET for a well curated exhibition!   The exhibition "The art of the in between" examines 9 expressions of different "in between-nesses" that explore the emptiness and space in between dualities.  Absence/Presence; Design/Not Design; Fashion/ Antifashion; Model/Multiple; High/Low; Then/Now; Self/ Other; Object/Subject; and Clothes/Not Clothes.   Rei Kawakubo's focus on the emptiness in space has always been at the heart of her work.  She's very much inspired by Zen ideology and the Zen Koans Mu (emptiness) and Ma ( space ) coexist in the concept of "in between".

“If we say ‘these are clothes,’ it’s all very usual, so we said ‘these are not clothes.’ It sounds like a Zen dialogue, but it is very simple.”  Rei Kawakubo 2014

It was unbelievably well executed and as an audience you floated in space and felt and saw the beauty in between the designs and space which coexisted simultaneously.  It made the designs greater. You felt they had no beginning no end.   Within each expression the number of designs changed and there was no linear time visible.   It spans her whole career in such a creative and inspiring way, you see the pattern of how the Mu and Ma have always been in her heart and how it affects her work.

The exhibition felt true to the designer's vision  “My clothes and the spaces they inhabit are inseparable —they are one and the same. They convey the same vision, the same message, and the same sense of values.” Rei Kawakubo 2017

I highly recommend going to see the exhibition it's running till 4th of september 2017 and I sure hope you'll also float in between the dualities and keep thinking about the in-between months later. 

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“I want to rethink the body, so the body and the dress become one.” Rei Kawakubo 1997

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“I never give myself any boundaries or let them interfere with my work.” Rei Kawakubo 2011

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“Personally, I don’t care about function at all. . . . When I hear ‘where could you wear that?’ or ‘it’s not very wearable,’ or ‘who would wear that?’ to me it’s just a sign that someone missed the point.” Rei Kawakubo 2012

REMIX

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Steinrohner

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