INDEX’S INDEX: Five things we really like this week

28 November — 4 December 2020
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1.

The Rubric Initiative aims to open doors for young people of colour by offering financial support, mentorship programmes and extensive educational resources. 

Some of the biggest names in the industry are involved including Virgil Abloh, Kim Jones, Samuel Ross, Martine Rose, Alastair McKimm, Supriya Lele, Rosh Mahtani, Andre Walker, Campbell Addy, Brianna Capozzi, Hanna Moon, Joshua Woods, Munroe Bergdorf, Adesuwa Aighewi, Lynette Nylander, Alexander Fury and Katie Shillingford.

Learn more about how you can support the initiative by visiting their official website or follow them on Instagram.

2.

Penny Sage Studio will play host to KLAY, Walk In The Park and Jiho Store this weekend for a special ‘Summer Pop Up’ at their studio in Grey Lynn, Auckland.

Open Saturday 28 November
 (10am – 4pm) and Sunday 29 November
 (10am – 2pm)
, this is gift shopping opportunity gold.

3.

Los Angeles-based jeweller, Sophie Buhai, handcrafts modernist pieces from sterling silver, freshwater pearl, baroque pearl, crystal pearl, mother of pearl, Tahitian pearl, silk, gold vermeil, glass, onyx, lapis, shell and Swarovski crystal.

Her lastest drop, Spring/Summer 2021, is full of timeless pieces with a strong emphasis on organic and sculptural shapes.

Available online and in New Zealand from Simon James.

4.

Legendary artist Kenny Scharf has announced, via Instagram, that he will be the latest lucky artist to collaborate with Dior’s artistic director Kim Jones. 

Best known for his involvement in the East Village art scene of the 80s, Scharf will work with Jones on his pre-fall 2021 collection, following on from his collaborations with KAWS, Raymond Pettibon and the late Judy Blame.

5.

Belgium’s Kris Van Assche joins forces with French menswear moguls, Berluti, for a collaborative foray into homewares.

Following a 2019 release of restored Pierre Jeanneret furniture (in conjunction with art dealer François Laffanour), the collection of home essentials consists of re-imagined editions of iconic pieces designed by some of Europe’s most respected makers over the last 70 years.

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