Episode 5 of MAFF Tour Lagos and we catch up with Dricky, a self-taught graffiti artist responsible for bringing street art to the city. He started by drawing portraits of friends and found his aesthetic by exaggerating their facial features with each new pass.
"It is your world. You have the freedom to create a world for yourself, so why not do that?"
The tale of Cecilie Bahnsen
Step inside Cecilie Bahnsen's fantastical universe to see how the magic happensIn our exclusive video below, Cecilie Bahnsen takes Vogue Scandinavia inside her Copenhagen atelier.In it, we’re introduced to her team and meet her head of production Mailis Giros, her pattern maker Friederike Waschk, her design assistant Sandrine Tabarin and product development assistant Stine as we get an insight into the romantic atelier.“It’s a balance between the romantic and the simplistic,” she tells us of her fantastical, girlish garments, with signatures of puffed sleeves, empire waists and cutouts.
Starring: Cecilie Bahnsen, Mailis Giros, Friederike Waschk, Sandrine Tabarin, Stine Nordsveen
Models: Julie Garcia
The Upcycler: Nicole McLaughlin
Nicole McLaughlin, Instagram's favourite upcycler, who also consults with major fashion brands to help them understand what to do with their faulty or leftover stock. Fashioning one-of-a-kind creations out of everything from egg boxes to volleyballs, Nicole McLaughlin has shown 443,000 followers that upcycling can be cool.
MAFF Chat: Duyi Han
Dialing in with Duyi Han based in Shanghai, China 🇨🇳 who focuses on avant-grade aesthetic exploration and design. His diverse body of work encompasses sculpture, furniture, interior design, and digital art. He creates on the premise that what we see around us is a manifestation of our mind.
Barbara Walker – ‘It’s like life itself, like the air I breathe’
In this film visual artist Barbara Walker MBE, RA shows us around her studio in Birmingham and talks about the themes present in her practice, including temporality, power and body politics.
We also see her creating a free-hand wall drawing in Towner Gallery as part of her series Burden of Proof, whereby she creates large-scale in-situ portraits of individuals affected by the Windrush Scandal
How to bring your imagination to life with animation | Angela Kirkwood
The illustrator and animator tells us about the trial and errors of being self-taught, creating a sense of chaos in her work and how embracing her limitations has injected personality and fun into her animations.
Lado Bokuchava is a Georgian fashion label, founded by Lado Bokuchava. The brand was initially focused on womenswear collections. Careful observation and curiosity in the world, society, and culture are the core of LB’s creativity and modernity. Giving the user a unique identity, rather than keeping the focus on the brand itself. Each collection consist of looks for every body type. Designer’s priority is pattern making. Pieces are characterized by unusual and unexpected cuts, various color combinations and details, but multifunctional and very comfortable to wear.
Lado Bokuchava engages with new ways to reduce environmental impacts, using recycled and vegan fabrics. All pieces are handcrafted in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Linda Linko: In search of new Finnishness
Artist Linda Linko was invited to search for the future of Finnish patterns.
In her voluminous collage she's studying colour, shapes and transparency and challenging the traditional perception of one hundred year old Finland: perhaps we're not as gloomy and pessimistic as we tend to say we are.
The piece illustrates Linko's work process and her candid use of different techniques.
Using her exquisite color palette she paints large scale surfaces from which she crops smaller sections to form new patterns.
STEM / Sarah Brunnhuber
Sarah is the Founder of Stem, an industry changing approach to how clothing is made. Our novel zero-waste woven textile system eliminates garment production waste. A Stem garment is made from (recycled) natural fibres and produced using our unique weaving, cutting and sewing technique.
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Studio Visit with Leevi Ikäheimo
A-Camera: Matthew Pothier
Line Producer: Russell Bartlett
Accounts Director: Roxy Navai
Editors: Maxime Quoilin, Alex Morrison, Logan Seaman
Composer: Miles Felix
JAY-Z Shakes Up 2024 Grammys
Watch JAY-Z's acceptance speech as he accepts the GRAMMY for the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award at the 2024 GRAMMYs.