Category Archives: VIDEO

WE World: New residence in Mars is possible?

A sci-fi residence in outer space may really come to reality by 2023, as Mars One, a non-profit Dutch startup planning a Red Planet colony, plans to get humanity to Mars. Confidence is seen from their introductory video.

According to the official website, Mars One plans to “establish the foundation of a permanent settlement from which we will prosper, learn, and grow. Before the first crew lands, Mars One will have established a habitable, sustainable outpost designed to receive astronauts every two years. To accomplish this, Mars One has developed a precise, realistic plan based entirely upon existing technologies. It is both economically and logistically feasible, in motion through the integration of existing suppliers and experts in space exploration.”

What makes it even more seriously sounding is that the requirements aren’t that fictional:

Mars One is not seeking specific skill sets such as medical doctors, pilots or geologists. Rather, candidates will receive a minimum of eight years extensive training while employed by Mars One. While any formal education or real-world experience can be an asset, all skills required on Mars will be learned while in training. Applicants need to be at least 18 years of age, have a deep sense of purpose, willingness to build and maintain healthy relationships, the capacity for self-reflection and ability to trust. They must be resilient, adaptable, curious, creative and resourceful.

But still earthlings, think triple before you apply, for as alleged Mars One will only provides one-way tickets. Before spaceship technology reaches the level of Star Wars, we had better wait and see.

WE Chronicle: Valentino at Somerset House now

Photo source: Getty Images

The fashion house has been through highs and lows, but the dedication of glamour and sheer beauty always lies in its soul. Now the designer, Valentino Garavani must be very pleased to see his new exhibition unveiled today at Somerset House in London.

This major new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Valentino showcases over 130 exquisite haute couture designs worn by icons such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow in an exciting installation created specially for Somerset House.

Divided into three sections; visitors start with a private view of Valentino’s world through photographs from his personal archive, offering an intimate portrait of the life of the master. The exhibition then unfolds into a couture fashion show where roles are reversed with visitors walking the catwalk to view a staggering one hundred and thirty Valentino haute couture designs. Valentino: Master of Couture is a journey into the secretive world of Italian couture.

The final section unpicks the painstaking processes of crafting couture exemplified by the stunning wedding dress of Princess Marie Chantal of Greece, demonstrating the beauty of the work of les petit mains who sew each stitch by hand. In addition a specially commissioned group of films allows behind-the scenes access to the Valentino atelier, where the craft of couture is demonstrated in a series of fascinating samples. Finally, discover more about the man, the icon, by exploring the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum.

More about the exhibition

WE Chronicle: & Other Stories

It was just three hours ago when this new preview video of & Other Stories, hit its Facebook fan page. Masterminded by creative elites in Paris and Stockholm, the new luxury label by H&M is more about attitude than trends, and includes footwear, handbags, jewellery, lingerie and beauty products for ladies. The first Spring/Summer Collection will be unveiled in March 2013. Get to know the & Other Stories lady at its Facebook and Tumblr pages.

www.stories.com

Maison Fin De Saison

This is a black film directed by Gigi Hujjan, one of the duo behind Maison Fin De Saison. And it marks only the beginning of the brand that is determined to present its every seasonal collection in the style of a short black film.

As WE are expecting our latest BLACK issue to hit the shelves, we find the colour is still tinting the aura surrounding us. The emerging London-based fashion house  shares the same obsession and is dedicating their SS13 collection to BLACK SILK.

Just established in January 2012 by  Gigi and Jaskaran, the womenswear label unites the diverse interests and academic backgrounds of the sister and brother – one studied design at Chelsea College of Art & Design, while the other studied Law at BPP School of Law –  add layers to the transcendental aesthetic the brand represents. According to the designers’ statement, “the label incorporates and propagates the duo’s impressions on sense philosophies, macaronic dialogue and Black film which fall together and create an equilibrium of suggestive creations.”

Photo source: Maison Fin De Saison