Architect Bjarke Ingels had plenty to celebrate at his company’s 10th anniversary party earlier this month in New York. Aside from the staircase-like structure for Rupert Murdoch’s media empire at 2 World Trade Center, the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has a full plate with projects for Google’s new Mountain View, Calif., campus, an Abu Dhabi art gallery, the redesign of the Audemars Piguet Museum and a yet-to-be-announced futuristic stadium for the National Football League.
There is also “the honeycomb”-designed residential building in the Bahamas that is being bankrolled by Tiger Woods among other investors; a three-schools-in-one complex nearing completion in the Faroe Islands, and a new habitat for the Copenhagen Zoo’s white pandas. Accustomed to the transient demands of his job, Ingels has a burgeoning East Coast office. During the launch event for Biomega’s OKO electric bike for urbanites, Ingels ran through some of his upcoming commissions as well as ones still on the wish list. Ingles had a hand in the design of the OKO bike — which can be pedaled or powered — through the Copenhagen-based design firm KiBiSi he started with Jens Martin Skibsted and Lars Larsen. Austere’s Fredrik Carlström is selling the $2,300 e-bike in the U.S.
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” said actor Michael B. Jordan exclusively to WWD about becoming the first face of @coach ‘s men’s business. Not only will the actor appear in its global ad campaigns, but he will also create a capsule with designer Stuart Vevers. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #wwdfashion
“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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“We are obsessed with Fendi and we want to share this obsession,” said CEO Serge Brunschwig to WWD. @Fendi will be releasing a new capsule collection Oct. 16 centered around the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @Hey_reilly. Further proving the logo trend isn’t going anywhere. Link in our bio for more details. #wwdfashion