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African fashion designers in Geneva for Afrodyssée 2019

Afrodyssée 2019 Trends Market brings Africa’s newest wave of trendsetting designers to Geneva on 15 June

Afrodyssee 2019 African fashion talent in Geneva

SELLY RABY KANE from Senegal has just collaborated with nine other African designers to create IKEA’s Överallt special collection under the patronage of the Design INDABA agency. Her unique and lush style is deeply rooted in her Peuhl culture.

It’s Spring in Geneva and along with it the Afrodyssée African Style Market will be back in town for its fifth edition introducing the latest, exciting batch of trendsetting African fashion, beauty and design influencers to the European continent.

Some 40 designers of men and women’s fashion, accessories, jewellery, cosmetics, decor and design will present their unique, high-quality creations, some for the first time. An evening fashion show profiling the most audacious and popular brands promises to be an event highlight. Read More

‘Art in Geneva’s Old Town’ invites you to art openings and guided tours on 2nd and 4th of May

Art galllery open house in Geneva

Geneva’s Vieille Ville art galleries and museums welcome visitors twice annually during their communal “art openings”.

 

The 25th edition of the AVV – Art in Geneva Old Town – art openings and guided tours will take place this coming weekend, starting on Thursday evening, 2 May, from 18h00, when some 13 art galleries will hold a communal vernissage introducing their latest exhibitions to the art loving public, collectors, and art world professionals. They will again open their doors to the public on Saturday, 4 May, from 11h00 to 17h00.

A wonderful opportunity to visit galleries, view artworks, and talk with gallery owners and other art lovers in an easygoing social setting, this is something that I (and maybe even you?) might hesitate to do when on my own. Read More

Je Suis Invisible! A delightfully fresh take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Director Dan Jemmet opens at Le Théatre de Carouge’s La Cuisine

The enchanted lovers Bottom (David Ayala) and Titania, Queen of the Fairies (Valérie Crouzet) by the coral pink moss-covered camper van, the main prop in Dan Jemmet’s fanciful, rambuctious take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo: ©Sandy Korzekwa.

 

The new production “Je Suis Invisible!” that opened on 26 March at the Théâtre de Carouge’s impressive temporary venue La Cuisine derives it’s comedic inspiration from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

But its winning, madcap charm owes greatly to the modernised, offbeat interpretation its given by British-born director Dan Jemmett based on an approachable, down-to-earth but still lyrical translation into modern-day French by his longstanding collaborator Mériam Korichi. Read More

Visit Master Artisans in Geneva, Vaud, Neuchâtel & Ticino during the Journées des Métiers d’Art Suisse 2019

Christophe Kiss, master marionnette sculptor, in his Rolle studio during the art open house event “Zig Zag in Rolle”, September 2018. He will welcome visitors to his Galerie Ornicar from 5th to 7th April during JEMA 2019. Photo: CLG

Seeing master artisans at work in their own studios is to witness their love and natural affinity for their craft up close. That’s nowhere more true than when visiting with master marionnette sculptor Christophe Kiss at his Galerie Ornicar in Rolle.

Surrounded by his creations in various stages of completion and by the materials and tools he uses to craft them, you get the sense there’s nowhere else he’d rather be and that his devotion and delight in bringing them to life really is his raison d’être. Read More

At “So Many Queens” a passion for small and independent fashion labels places it a cut above the rest

Katharina Vaquero (left) and Katharina Peters, co-owners of So Many Queens concept store/boutique in lovely Perroy village.

 

Walking into the concept store So Many Queens in the picturesque village of Perroy, you know you’ve arrived in an oasis of quality, beauty and good taste that’s reflected first and foremost in the collection of high-quality fashion and accessories on display as well as in the airy, serene space that houses them.

Co-owners Katharina Vaquero and Katharina Peters nurtured their growing business over many years with dedication, good judgement and no small amount of passion. Here they share with us how they got to where they are, and why you should drop by for a visit …
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The Hermitage Foundation starts 2019 at the top with its exhibition “British Painting from Turner to Whistler”

Hermitage Lausanne exhibition British

George William Joy, The Bayswater Omnibus, 1895, oil on canvas, 120,6×172,5 cm, Museum of London, ©George William Joy / Museum of London.

 

One of many highlights during my six-year stay in London had to be the proximity of prestigious art museums where the cream of 19th-century British art held pride of place.

In particular I enjoyed visiting the Tate Britain on Millbank, which houses the nation’s Turner Collection in addition to beloved works by the Pre-Raphaelites and remarkable portraits by the American painters John Singer Sargent and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

So it’s a huge pleasure to learn that the Hermitage Foundation in Lausanne will continue its run of outstanding art exhibitions with the opening on February 1st of “British Painting from Turner to Whistler”. Read More