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Deadly Ponies reveals new Anni Albers-inspired collection

Deadly Ponies designer Liam Bowden has turned to the influential art of textile artist Anni Albers to inspire his latest collection: Deadly Ponies x Anni Albers.

Along with artist husband Josef Albers, Anni Albers was a leading pioneer of 20th-century modernism. Albers, who was born in Berlin in 1899, brought wonder to weaving – applying modernist ideas to the ancient craft of the loom, forging a name for herself as an innovative and influential textile artist.

 

It is her impressive grid-like wall hangings, that often took months to make, that serve as the inspiration for the Deadly Ponies x Anni Albers collection.

The collector’s items, each harnesses Deadly Ponies’ innovative and timeless design with the enduring popularity of Anni Albers, telling a story that merges fashion and art. Each piece is emblazoned with an eye-catching geometric print inspired by “Red Meander” (1969).

Red Meander revisits a design that Albers had invented years before in linen and cotton, and also one with an ancient and extensive history. On a field of orange, boldly red rectilinear pattern wanders across the picture plane at a carefully measured pace. In contrast to the textile version of Red Meander, 1954, the screenprint has harder edges and more intense colour.

 

 

The Deadly Ponies x Anni Albers collection, an innovative collaboration with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, launches at 5pm on the 14th of May. Shop the collection online here.

Dior’s colouring-in book is just what we need right now

With more time on our hands than usual, many of us have turned to creative hobbies to pass the time.

If you’ve run out of pages in your colouring book and are in need of something new to take your pencils to, much to our delight – Dior has released a downloadable, printable colouring-in book.

With a menagerie of monkeys, giraffes and elephants to colour in, the Dior colouring will take you on a journey through an imaginary world of a lush, tropical jungle – all the elements of Dior’s toile de Jouy that received a dynamic reinterpretation for the 2020 cruise collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri.

You can download and print Dior’s colouring book right here.