The Tiger backpack takes centre stage at Contemporary Art Museumin Vienna for the new exhibition entitled; “Magie der vielfalt” (Magic of Diversity) – The MAK as Applied Space of the Future showcases pieces from art and design, contemporary art and architecture. The exhibition runs until 25 March 2012 and you can find out further information by visiting the Museums website.
Fear not, you don’t need to break into the museum to own your own tiger backpack, you can purchase one from our e-shop.
…Time for parties and celebration, People dancing all night long, Time for presents and exchanging kisses. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!!! A big thank you to the talented Mr Philip Dunn who has created this year’s Christmas card.
We were visiting Walter in Antwerp to working on the new leather bags for the upcoming Paris Fashion Week. It was a fun road trip, driving through Belgium we’ve spotted Brussels’ Christmas market, the Atomium and even a chocolate Manneken Pis. Very Christmassy indeed!
However, the highlight of the trip was definitely Walter Van Beirendonck’s retrospective exhibition at the MoMu Museum. It is a highly recommended and inspirational show to visit, the exhibition gives you a rare and deep insight into Walter’s world, his colourful career and inspirations. One of the room includes the exact reconstruction of his workspace. Do you need more reason to visit Antwerp? Start packing!!!
Now that the weather is turning cold and wet in London, it feels especially nice to remember the warm days we spent in Spain this summer. After a breathtakingly long, narrow and dangerous mountain drive, we arrived to a relaxed, pretty village where we had a quick look at our AW 11-12 production. It was interesting to witness the process of the highest craftsmanship what involves with our handmade production.
Back in September (when we could still feel our toes) the Chris&Tibor team embarked upon a trip to Shanghai and Hangzhou to take part in the British Council’s Smart Talks and exhibition. Smart Talk is the British Council’s programme of cultural events for Shanghai Expo, featuring innovative and inspiring speakers from the UK, introduce British innovations to Asia, allowing the audience a unique insight into the UK education, life and culture.
Always happy to spend time in the East we were glad to receive the invitation, following in the likes of Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Airways), Jimmy Choo (Jimmy Choo shoes) and Sir David Tang (Shanghai Tang).
Check out the photos here, we were exhibiting a selection of bags from the Walter Van Beirendonck collaboration project and Chris Liu womenswear. Brilliant event from the British Council and most importantly: hurrah for British Fashion!
Grabbing on to the tail end of London’s dwindling Summer we packed ourselves and set-up camp at the beautiful Hampstead Heath to shoot our new campaign. Not only did we have the brilliant Kai Z Feng onboard for the second time but also help from hairstylist Chi Wong, stylist Rachel Bakewell and young new talent in the shape of our models Johann and Paddy (Select Models), Lynn Amelie Rage (PMA Models). To capture the day we made a short documentary, giving a better insight into the team behind the shoot.
On January 22nd 2010, Walter Van Beirendonck + Chris&Tibor’s first collaboration hit the runway in Paris. A quirky explosion of shapes and colours, the show enticed an audience of Press and celebrities, including Kanye West and sweetheart of the time Amber Rose. The bags featured were a range of belt bags spelling out words from Walter’s ‘read my skin’ theme and striking rocket backpacks. Watch the video now!
Interesting article about the iPad and fashion. The latest WeAre magazine features Chris&Tibor and the collaboration collection with Walter Van Beirendonck.
“Since the iPad’s electrifying appearance, the fashion world has also been changing. The first thing designers thought about was how this new gadget can be carried in a stylish way. Some of the first responses to this question were the striking Gucci iPad case arranged with the GG logo and the Louis Vuitton iPad etui, whose initial stock supply has already sold out. Another creative iPad carrying style was displayed by Walter Van Beirendonck. With his 2011 spring/summer collection entitled Hope, he unveiled backpacks in alligator and robot shapes and iPad cases with the W logo in collaboration with Chris&Tibor. The trend of incorporating the iPad into the unveiling of new creations is also accelerating. The iPad cannot handle the web animation technology Flash, but on short notice Burberry Prorsum and Giorgio Armani managed, for the spring/summer 2011 Milan menswear show, to make real-time distribution through the iPad possible. At that same Milan Fashion Week, Dolce&Gabbana held an exhibition celebrating its 2011 menswear anniversary. At this venue 28 iPads were simply lined up, so that when visitors touched them, they were able to turn the pages of the new photo book ‘20 Years of Dolce & Gabbana for Men’ and read it at the exhibition. Tommy Hilfiger used this method in a similar way at the Bread & Butter trade show. Inside a giant sophisticated booth, there were no clothes; it served rather as a station housing eight iPads, where customers could view the entire collection and then place their orders. Now even for products that are not physically in a certain location, if you have an iPad, you can easily see pictures of them just by the touch of your fingertips. This has a high utility value even on the sales floor. Fred Perry’s Tokyo Harajuku location was quick to introduce the iPad to the store, using an application that enables viewing of the digital catalog, which is also useful for sales promotion activities. Going forward these kinds of trends with the iPad are sure to spread rapidly. Because the iPad has an intuitive operability and a large, easily visible screen, it has hidden potential to become popular among a wide variety of age groups. It looks like iPad applications might become indispensible to the future of fashion.”
Joseph Quartana, owner and buyer of New York shop Seven is known for his independent and always dead-on fashion vision that has made his store one of the world’s best sources for progressive design. In a recent interview he talks about the British designers, London Fashion Week and also mentions Chris&Tibor.
Chris&Tibor is an award winning London based accessory brand, synonymous with fashion forward, creative, exclusive and luxurious. The brand is also known for its exciting designer collaborations with brands such as Juun.J, Walter Van Beirendonck, Veronique Branquinho and Romain Kremer.