Fabrican is pictured spraying a dress onto a model

This week Coperni sprayed a dress onto model Bella Hadid

This week on Dezeen, fashion brand Coperni sprayed a liquid-polymer dress onto the body of a model live on the runway at Paris Fashion Week.

The dress was presented as part of Coperni's Spring Summer 2023 show and was a collaboration with spray-on fabric technology company Fabrican.

The spray-on dress was the closing look of the show and took shape as a 15-minute performance. It saw model Bella Hadid enter the show space and sprayed with a white, liquid-polymer across her body to form a dress.

Since reporting on the event, a reel posted on Dezeen's Instagram has amassed over one million views.

Poster by Ahmad Rafiei Vardanjani showing a blood-splattered female protester waving an Iranian flag
Designers and artists share graphics in support of women's rights

As protests in Iran continued following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish-Iranian woman who died while being held in custody for not wearing her hijab correctly, designers and artists shared graphics in support of and solidarity with the Iranian protestors.

The above illustration was created by Kraków-based designed Ahmad Rafiei Vardanjani and is a take on the recruitment posters used by the US Army during the second world war, calling on people to stand with the women of Iran.

Render of the Trojena resort which will be used to host the 2029 Asian Winter Olympics
Saudi Arabia's Trojena resort will be used to host the 2029 Asian Winter Olympics

In architecture news, Saudi Arabia announced that it had won the right to host the 2029 Asian Winter Olympics at the yet-to-be-built Trojena resort.

The resort, which is being designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, UNStudio, Aedas, LAVA and Bureau Proberts, is being built in the desert as part of the Neom development.

Battersea Power Station completes in London
Wilkinson Eyre unveiled its long-awaited redeveloped Battersea Power Station

In the UK, Wilkinson Eyre unveiled its long-awaited redeveloped Battersea Power Station in London ahead of its opening next week. The building now contains over 100 shops, 254 apartments and the offices for technology company Apple.

Also in London, Dezeen Awards 2022 judges met at One Hundred Shoreditch in the final round of judging to decide the winners of each category ahead of the November announcements.

spiral-shaping housing development in Aarhus by BIG
BIG unveiled its spiral-shaped, 93-home housing development in Aarhus

Other major buildings to complete this week included six curved housing blocks that come together to form a spiral shape designed by Danish architecture studio BIG.

While, MAD Architects completed its Quzhou Stadium in China, which was conceived as a "piece of land art."

Portrait of Jeanne Gang
Jeanne Gang awarded the Le Prix Charlotte Perriand prize

In other news, American architect and Studio Gang founder Jeanne Gang was named the second-ever winner of the Le Prix Charlotte Perriand prize for her accomplishments in architecture.

Following news of Foster + Partners' suspension bridge-connected skyscrapers, Dezeen rounded up 12 dramatic skybridges that appear to defy the notions of engineering.

Google Pixel Watch
Google released its first-ever smartwatch

In design news, Danish fashion brand Gannni teamed up with Spanish material research company Pyratex to develop a three-piece capsule collection of clothing that is made from banana waste.

Technology company Google released its first smartwatch, the Google Pixel Watch, which has a bulbous dome-shaped face that is fixed to a recycled stainless steel casing.

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An under-threat leisure centre in the UK

Popular projects this week included the renovation and extension of a mid-century residence on the Stanford Univeristy campus by US studio Jensen Architects, a roundup of 10 of the UK's architecturally significant leisure centres and Niall McLaughlin Architects' brick New Library at Magdalene College.

This week's lookbooks showcased ten homes with purposely unfinished interiors and interiors that employ a maximalist aesthetic.

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