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Tribe Mannequins for Vogue Talents, Milan Fashion Week 2019

Tribe Mannequins for Vogue Talents

A colourful selection of sustainable Bonaveri mannequins for the 10 year anniversary edition of Vogue Talents, Milan

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Andrew Bolton on Camp

Exhibition curator Andrew Bolton talks us through the Costume Institute’s latest exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion

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Ec Studio and Saks Fifth Avenue collaborate on new fashion accessories hall

A revamped accessories hall at Saks in New York City includes a collection of Ec Studio’s displays reflecting a new approach to luxury retail

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Camp: Notes on Fashion

The Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York explores ‘camp’ in fashion with Schläppi 2200 and 6000 mannequins.

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Sustainable Thinking at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

A new exhibition at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence explores ideas and innovations in sustainability that help society to meet todays needs without compromising our future.

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Mary Katrantzou exhibition includes Schläppi 2200 and Aloof female mannequins in celebration of the designer’s 10-year career

Schläppi 2200 and Aloof female mannequins for Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: Mary Katrantzou, 10 Years in Fashion

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NYFW – Jason Wu Spring / Summer 2019 Presentation uses Bonaveri Sartorial Female Bust Forms

Take a look at Jason Wu’s Spring / Summer 2019 presentation at New York Fashion Week desiged by Chameleon Visual and using bespoke Bonaveri Sartorial bust forms.

Ec Studio fashion accessory displays for Versace in New York

Ec Studio creates fashion accessory displays for Versace in New York

Ec Studio recently created a series of elegant, minimal displays for Versace’s new 5th Avenue New York store

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BNATURAL Sustainable mannequins for Stella McCartney, 23 Old Bond Street

Stella McCartney’s flagship store at 23 Old Bond Street features 27 BNATURAL sustainable mannequins from Bonaveri’s female Schläppi 2200 and male Noble 7000 collections.

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‘Bonaveri – A fan of Pucci’ – An exhibition of heritage and craft

Walking into Palazzo Pucci you’re immediately struck by the history of the place. This renaissance palace has been home to the Pucci family for centuries and for the last 70 years, home to the eponymous brand started by Emilio Pucci in 1947. It’s the perfect backdrop to stage ‘Bonaveri – a fan of Pucci’ an exhibition …

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Ec Studio accessory display stands for Lagrange12 Turin

The conversion of a 17th century building in Turin into high-end apartments and luxury retail has transformed the corner of this vibrant retail street

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Bonaveri – A Fan Of Pucci

Palazzo Pucci, in the heart of Florence, is the spectacular backdrop for a collaboration between two iconic Italian brands.

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Schläppi 2000 mannequins for The Shop At Bluebird

The Shop At Bluebird has opened doors to their new 15,000 square foot space in Covent Garden’s Carriage Hall on Floral Street. The new store is set over three floors of the 19th-century Grade II listed building and features retail space arranged around a sun-filled atrium. Bonaveri has supplied the Shop at Bluebird with 10 …

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Emilio Pucci & Schläppi 2200 at ApritiModa Florence

For two days, members of the public are invited into various workshops, palaces and studios to witness the craft practised by fashion houses, chocolatiers and perfumers. Palazzo Pucci, the residence of the Pucci family and previously the home of the Maison until 2017, opened its doors during ApritiModa to host an exhibition of the work …

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Instagram Fashion – Our list of inspirational designers to follow

Our carefully curated list of Instagram Fashion designers illustrates innovation, artistic expression and originality. These are the fashion designers that are changing our perceptions, resolving industry issues and chipping away at accepted norms. Each of them is an energetic rising star, some winning awards for their work, others forging new and successful businesses. As graduates …

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Fashion in Motion at the V&A London

Fashion in Motion is a series of live catwalk events presented at the V&A Museum in London. This year, Fashion in Motion will feature the work of British menswear designer John Alexander Skelton. Tickets available here. Fashion in Motion is a public event held at the museum since 1999. It offers the public a glimpse into …

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LONDON show ROOMS Paris features TRIBE female mannequins

Bonaveri’s new Tribe Collection is a perfect match for young designers participating at London show Rooms in Paris

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Commonwealth Fashion Exchange exhibition features Bonaveri’s BNatural biodegradable mannequins

Bonaveri’s Schläppi 2200 biodegradable mannequins have been used by Eco-Age for the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange exhibition at Buckingham Palace.

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Retail experience design: Creating culture for online brands

You might recognise this retail experience: racks of clothes, unhelpful staff, and one open station in an endless bank of tills. In many ways, these are the features of old school retailing that have led to the meteoric rise of online sales. The lack of great retail experiences is forcing shoppers to find alternatives. Many new …

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New Retail: H&Ms new brand Arket Regent Street

I like organising things – as an architect, it’s ingrained in my psyche. I spend far too much time setting up systems and establishing order in my space. I’m somewhat OCD and I love it. So when new brand Arket arrived on Regent Street I felt instantly at home. The store has been meticulously organised …

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Shyness and Tribe team up online with a contemporary take on etail

New concept store, Shyness has used TRIBE female mannequins for their online catalogue showcasing the brand’s contemporary e-commerce style

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Jil Sander Exhibition – Present Tense

The Jil Sander exhibition in Frankfurt is the designer’s first solo show and casts light on a famously reclusive character, often described as the ‘high-priestess of minimalism’. Jil Sander and curator Matthias Wagner K, have gathered together a snapshot of the designers work, intertwined with photography, music, architecture and garden art synonymous with her long …

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VM & Display Awards 2017

The annual VM & Display Awards event took place in London last week, recognising the very best of window and in-store creative schemes from the past 12 months. Blue Studio in collaboration with Bonaveri, sponsored an award for the ‘Best Windows in a Multi-Department Store’, won by the team from Debenhams for their Tropical Fiesta scheme. …

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Tribe Female Mannequins for Zara Milan

In April 2017, Zara Milan installed a display of TRIBE Female Mannequins in the lobby of their flagship Corso Vittorio Emanuele store, designed by architect, Matteo Thun

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Tribe Female Mannequins for Olivier Theyskens exhibition in Antwerp

Tribe female mannequins are used to stage a retrospective of designer Olivier Theyskens work in Antwerp.

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Schläppi 2200 Mannequins for Christie’s Audrey Hepburn event

Christie’s in London recently hosted an exhibition of Audrey Hepburn’s Personal Collection using Schläppi 2200 mannequins for a 5-day event leading up to the auction. 11 of the garments on display are pieces created by Hubert de Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn in the 1970s, 80s and early 1990s. Givenchy and Hepburn met each other during the …

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Bespoke Bust Forms for Peter Pilotto at London Design Festival

Peter Pilloto turn Bonaveri Bust Forms into art pieces for their exhibition during London Design Week

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Schläppi Aloof & Noble mannequins for Burberry’s ‘Here We Are’ Exhibition

Once again, we’re delighted to have been asked by Burberry to supply Schläppi Aloof and Noble mannequins for their September 2017 Collection and exhibition entitled ‘Here We Are’. Like their previous show, Burberry has staged an exhibition to accompany the presentation of their collection – this year an exhibit of photography exploring British life featuring 200 …

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Bonaveri: The spirit of the fashion exhibition

Bonaveri’s mannequins and bust forms play an integral part in the narrative of the fashion exhibition, giving the event its sense of soul

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Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style

“Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style” featuring 100 couture and ready-to-wear items from the Paris-based Fondation Pierre Bergé and other private collections is on at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts until the 27th of August 2017. The exhibition includes a number of Schläppi 2200 mannequins used to display garments from the Seventies up …

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Welcome to the new Blue Studio website

Blue Studio has undergone a series of changes over the last few months. As a result, we’ve redesigned and updated the Blue Studio website to better showcase the existing Bonaveri Mannequin collections and our brand new supplier Ec Studio. Blue Studio has long been known for supplying the very best in Italian design and craftsmanship …

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Bonaveri Bust Forms at Milan Fashion Week SS18

Bonaveri has supplied male and female bust forms for an exhibition entitled ‘White Essentials – Style & Material in the White Shirt’. The exhibition, organised by White – Man and Woman in collaboration with Albini Fabrics, showcases a collection of special edition white shirts using Bonaveri’s bust forms at Milan Modo Uomo Spring Summer 2018. 10 male and 8 …

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Schläppi 2200 mannequins for Givenchy’s Audrey Hepburn tribute

The Expo Fondation Bolle, in partnership with the Musée Alexis-Forel, the Château et ses Musées and the City of Morges and Morges Region Tourism, will host the exhibition for four months, starting in May 2017. More than 50 dresses, hats, and accessories will be presented along with around forty of Mr. Givenchy’s sketches. Only 2 …

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