May 2011

May 1

"The Scents of Black Material by Robert Knoke & Six Scents parfumes" Exhibition

"The Scents of Black Material by Robert Knoke & Six Scents parfumes" Exhibition

Following the New Museum in New-York a sensational exhibition "The Scents of Black Material by Robert Knoke & Six Scents parfumes" moved to Moscow. Its creator Robert Knoke, a German artist, has chosen our capital as a center of new ideas and fashionable trends, and Tsvetnoy Central Market as a showground – a place of their highest concentration.
Robert Knoke has become an inspirer of a sensational experiment called "The Scents of Black Material", which combines visual and sensory perception of reality. Multi-media exhibition is a combination of paintings, video installations and concurrently a presentation of collection of rare fragrances allow feeling the "black material" concept as a uniting force, a new and inspiring onset.
Thus, portraits of the existing "icons" of the fashion world, world culture and fashion industry main influencers, were exhibited at Tsvetnoy Central Market: Rick Owens, Bernhard Willhelm, Patti Smith, Marc Jacobs, Gareth Pugh, Damir Doma, Casey Spooner, Terence Koh, The Misshapes, Walter Van Beirendonck, Ohne Titel, Rad Hourani and Mary Katrantzou. These unusual Knoke's black and white paintings formed the basis of 3 Deep Design «Black Material», the first book of the project, which became a real example of visionary art and fashionable rarity. Besides Knoke's portraits, the book includes essays and interviews with Casey Spooner, Tim Goosens and Julia Meier. Every book (240 pages) contains a CD-disk with music from Spencer Product, 14 movies devoted to new interactive artists and a limited series T-shirt with portraits of fashion icons by Robert Knoke.
Presentation of Six Scents: Series Three, a collection of rare fragrances, was a part of exhibition project. In addition to its annual limited collection of parfume, Six Scents unisex brand created the third series together with the creators from the fashion world. Designers Alexis Mabille, Mary Katrantzou, Junn.J, Rad Hourani, N.Hoolywood and Ohne Titel together with perfumers from Givaudan, an oldest Swiss company, looked for new olfacty notes to express their memories from childhood, adolescent feelings and experience of first affection.
Every package of Six Scents: Series Three perfume comprises a bottle with serial number, an exclusive portrait of the fragrance designer performed by Robert Knoke and DVD with a short documentary film about the collection taken by fashion-bloggers Tavi Gevinson and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. Every fragrance has a limited issue of 3,000 bottles. A part of sales revenue is transferred to War Child International, a charity organization dealing with children problems.