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Our all-time favourite Cannes Film Festival looks

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most exciting fashion moments of the year – bringing together Hollywood A-listers, indie film stars and Europe’s elite for ten days of glamour in the South of France. The festival was scheduled to start this week but like all major events, was cancelled due to the coronavirus.

As a festival is known for its daring couture looks and elegant flowing gowns, the Cannes red carpet has given us some of the most iconic fashion moments over the years – from Madonna rocking a pointed-bra Jean Paul Gaultier ensemble, to the year all the women wore white.

If you’re like us and missing the glitz and glamour of the Cannes red carpet, we’ve rounded up our all-time favourite looks:

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.