ONES TO WATCH: EXOCET Paris Merges Savoir-faire and Avant-garde with Innovative Leather Bags

For the final leg of our ‘Hybridity’ issue, we look to EXOCET whose brand ethos transcends a sense of merger between the innovative and the traditional. Based in Paris, EXOCET is a bag label responsible for creating sensational hybrid animal and vegetal figure designs – fictitious creatures – on its convertible box-shaped genuine European leather handbags (even…

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Ausra Osipaviciute Challenges the Limits of the Human Anatomy in ‘Fantplastique’

Counting Solve Sundsbo, Paolo Roversi, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott as some of the photographers who inspire her, fashion photographer Ausra Osipaviciute who is based out of London, UK uses her images to translate her imagination of a different fantastic universe to the world. She often conceives this vision of hers with the aid of post-production…

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Chinese Artist Qiu Jie satires yet celebrates the glory of cross-culture and the revolutionary Mao

(images courtesy of Art Plural Gallery) Last Thursday, Art Plural Gallery unveiled the opening of Chinese artist Qiu Jie’s show, featuring 30 latest works by the artist. Couture Troopers was present for the opening that day, and we were absolutely thrilled to see his works in person! Straddling Chinese aesthetics and Western popular culture, the artist deals in…

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