Launch of Tiger Co-lab Satwa Project

Last night saw the launch of Tiger Co-Lab, a platform where local artists of various disciplines will come together to co-create over the course of the year. The first project is inspired by Satwa and saw seven Dubai based artists venture out into this culturally rich area of the city over the past two months, where they got to truly discover the neighbourhood and it's people. The artists involved included visual artists, photographers, fashion designers, graffiti artists, and musicians. The seven Tiger Brand Ambassadors are Fathima Mohiuddin, Steffi Bow, Sya One, Kris Dozign, Isaac Odes, Lucky Schild, and Tim Hassall.

The event gave people the chance to see and hear each artistic outcome of the project, and a documentary aired about how the project happened and talks about what each artist learnt from the experience. Music on the night was provided by DJ East with a live set.

There are some pictures from last night below and more at #tigercolab, you can also check out Co-Lab Youtube channel here where the documentary will be made available to see again.

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key cutter and tailor from Satwa on site at the event cutting keys and making hankies for attendees to take away
key cutter and tailor from Satwa on site at the event cutting keys and making hankies for attendees to take away
DJ East provided the soundtrack to the night
DJ East provided the soundtrack to the night
Photography of Satwa
Photography of Satwa
Clothing line inspired by Satwa
Clothing line inspired by Satwa
sketches and satwa inspiration by Fathima Mohuiddin
sketches and satwa inspiration by Fathima Mohuiddin
Sketch by Fathima Mohuiddin
Sketch by Fathima Mohuiddin
 

From Design Days Dubai to Dubai Mall

For those who attended Design Days Dubai this year, you may have noticed some familiar artistic styles around Dubai Mall of late. A match made in heaven Fashion and Art have always had a close relationship. Collaborations and commissions between designers and artists have paved the way for window displays, fashion shows and even new collections for accessories and clothing. It's become an International way of business and we're glad to see it happening more and more in the UAE. As you enter fashion avenue in Dubai Mall you can view a window display at Hermès by Analogia, a collaborative project between designer Andrea Mancuso and architect Emilia Serra. Using their distinctive style, a narrative titled 'A Love Story' is sketched in the air with black wool on a transparent web of threads. The display acts as a storyboard and takes you through the characters day - starting at their hotel room, then on an excursion at a mosque, and then finally a bar for drinks.

The Hermès window display is only on view until 11th May 2013, however across the way in Level Shoe District a permanent installation by United Visual Artists now hangs above the Vogue Cafe. Titled 'Fragment' the artwork examines how light can fragment our vision by capturing, refracting and reflecting natural light. The sun’s rays will be used to create shifting light paintings from the sculptural object on the surrounding walls of the space.

Hermès Dubai window display by Analogia Projects
Hermès Dubai window display by Analogia Projects
Hermès window display by Analogia, image courtesy Analogia
Hermès window display by Analogia, image courtesy Analogia
Fragment by United Visual Artists at Level Shoe District
Fragment by United Visual Artists at Level Shoe District
Fragment by United Visual Artists at Level Shoe District
Fragment by United Visual Artists at Level Shoe District