jeudi 17 avril 2014

Focus - Fashion Face-Off: The Muscled Torso T-Shirt, Kick Sagat Vs. John MacConnell.


Above: François Sagat in Kick Sagat spring 2014.


In June, last year, former gay adult movie star, François Sagat, launched a line of t-shirts and tank tops he designed, reflecting his iconic and recognizable body parts, labeled Kick Sagat. Recently, New York-based talented artist John MacConnell has released a set of illustrated tees reminescent of Sagat’s. What's it going to be: porny or arty ?

Clockwise:

'Adam' crew neck cotton t-shirt,
John MacConnell,
80 dollars.

'Adam' Linen and feathers pillow,
John MacConnell,
124 dollars.

'Boys Boys Boys' white crew neck cotton t-shirt,
John MacConnell,
80 dollars.

'Goat' t-shirt,
Kick Sagat,
47 euros.

'Bodyrealness' t-shirt,
Kick Sagat,
58 euros.


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Zoom - Fashion's Musical Chairs: The Industry's Profesional Power Moves.


Above: Vitra spring 2014 at Le Bon Marché.



Suzy Menkes
After 25 years at
The International New York Times - formerly Herald Tribune - she’s been named International Vogue editor at Condé Nast in March.

Suzanne Koller
Filling up a seat left vacant by Emmanuelle Alt in 2011 when she became editor-in-chief, Koller joins
Vogue Paris as fashion director from Self Service magazine.

Bruce Pask
Men’s fashion director at
T: The New York Times Style Magazine since 2006, Pask has left his position last month for a new gig as men’s fashion director at New York’s department store Bergdorf Goodman.

Franck Benhamou
Leaving his fashion editor position at French
Numéro, it has yet to be revealed what his next move is going to be.

Eric Wilson
Formerly fashion reporter and critic at
The New York Times, Wilson joined InStyle as fashion news director in November.

Alexander Fury
After a year at Condé Nast’s
LOVE, Fury joined The Independent and The Independent on Sunday as fashion editor last year.

Cathy Horyn
At 57, Horyn retired from
The New York Times in January to spend time with her sick partner. She was chief fashion critic of the NYT since 1999.

Matthew Schneier
The former
Style.com’s deputy editor joined The New York Times’ Styles section as fashion
reporter in February, shaping up the publication’s transitional period.

Vanessa Friedman
Longtime fashion editor of
The Financial Times, Friedman joins The New York Times as fashion director and chief critic, taking on both Menkes and Horyn’s roles.

Anne Bianchi
Be magazine’s Anne Bianchi is said to be among potential candidates for the position of editor-in-chief at French Harper’s Bazaar, planned for 2015.



Virginie Mouzat
After nearly two decades covering fashion for French daily
Le Figaro, Mouzat was tapped in 2012 as fashion director of the last year launched new French Vanity Fair.

Godfrey Deeny
Following Mouzat’s departure, Deeny has been appointed editor-at-large of women’s fashion at
Le Figaro while continuing to head Achtung and Sepp.

Deborah Needleman
Having served as editor of
The Wall Street Journal’s weekly magazine, WSJ, for two years until 2012, Needleman then has been offered the position of editor-in-chief at T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Kristina O’Neill
Successor to Needleman at
WSJ in 2012, O’Neill had held editorial roles at New York Magazine and Time Out New York before landing at Harper’s Bazaar.

Kate Lanphear
Following a career as senior fashion editor then style director at American
Elle, Lanphear was named style director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine in early 2013.

John Brodie
As a
Mr. Porter regular contributing editor since its launch, Brodie has been named editor-in-chief of the retail destination, following Jeremy Langmead’s departure.

BUSINESS CHAIRSPHV Corp. (owning shares of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein) has bought a 30 percent stake of Karl Lagerfeld’s parent company while LVMH-owned L Capital has acquired a 30 percent minority stake in Giuseppe Zanotti’s parent company.



Taylor Tomasi Hill
After two years as the creative director at e-commerce site
Moda Operandi - following a gig as style and accessories director at Marie Claire - Hill set herself free in October. Since then, she contributed to Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP and is working on a floral arrangement business, TTH.

André Leon Talley
The former US
Vogue veteran has stepped down from his position of editor-at-large at Russian Numéro after a year, last month. He’s took on the artistic direction at e-commerce website Zappos Couture since December though.

Joe Zee 
Former fashion director at W and contributor to Details, Zee has been creative director of US Elle for 7 years. A role he’s leaving in May to become Yahoo ! Fashion’s editor-in-chief and executive creative officer.
 
TO EACH CHAIR, ITS OWN FASHION 
 
Alexander McQueen spring 2014:
'Ikea PS 2012' chair,
Ikea,
80 euros.
 
Tom Ford spring 2014:
'Skruvsta' chair,
Ikea,
99,90 euros.
 
Balenciaga spring 2014:
'Mamamia' chair,
Habitat,
160,40 euros.
 
 
Courtesy of myself.

jeudi 10 avril 2014

Trend - Spring 2014 Menswear & Ready-To-Wear Arty Fashion.


Julian Zigerli spring 2014.



As seen at Dior Homme, E. Tautz, Fendi, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Paul Smith, Prada and Raf Simons spring 2014 menswear runways.



Clockwise:

Printed leather clutch,
Prada,
1050 euros.

All-over printed cotton t-shirt,
Dior Homme, 
486 euros.

Katharina Grosse print sack shorts,
Julian Zigerli,
215 euros.

Paint splattered sneakers,
Maison Martin Margiela,
368 euros.

Printed silk scarf,
Acne Studios,
280 euros.

Printed cotton shirt,
Paul Smith,
360 euros.

Paint-print polo shirt,
Carven,
196 euros.



Clockwise:

Linen and feathers cushion,
John MacConnell,
124 dollars.

Crew neck sweater,
Julian Zigerli,
325 euros.

Suit print,
Jil Sander,
590 euros.

Cotton sweatshirt,
Acne Studios,
300 euros.
shop.acnestudios.com

Printed cotton t-shirt,
Sandro,
85 euros.
fr.sandro-paris.com

Slim-fit cotton shirt,
Raf Simons,
245 euros.

Geometric print sweatshirt,
Carven,
207 euros.

T-shirt print,
Dior Homme,
190 euros.



As seen at Céline, Chanel, Dior, JC de Castelbajac, Jil Sander, Kenzo, Prada and Roland Mouret spring 2014 ready-to-wear runways.



Clockwise:

Pleated skirt,
Zara,
39,95 euros.

Embroidered satin little "Lady Dior" bag,
Christian Dior,
Price upon request.

Color-block,
Christopher Kane,
1144 euros.
matchesfashion.com

Front print dress,
COS,
79 euros.
cosstores.com

Printed cotton skirt,
Zara,
49,95 euros.

Laser-cut shirt,
Kenzo,
370 euros.

Cotton and silk scarf,
JC de Castelbajac,
390 euros.

Skate slip-on,
Céline,
Price upon request.

Calf-skin bag,
Céline,
Price upon request.

Silk brocade pump,
Christian Dior,
Price upon request.

Courtesy of myself.

vendredi 4 avril 2014

Lifestyle - Ten Stylish News From Beyoncé's Mrs. Carter Tour Wardrobe To Jennifer Lopez's Music Video Throwback Style.



1/ During the just wrapped 2nd European leg of her ‘Mrs. Carter Show’ tour, Beyoncé premiered a series of designer looks including Tom Ford’s Jay-Z referenced dress.

Flannel shirt,
Beyoncé,
53 euros.



Peter Dundas designed a custom beaded bodysuit for Beyoncé, inspired by his Emilio Pucci spring 2014 collection.

Patent leather boots,
Emilio Pucci,
1950 euros.

2/ Johnny Depp made headlines revealing his engagement to actress Amber Heard by sporting a diamond ring he refered to as a ‘chick’s ring.’

3/ Artist Taku Satoh and Issey Miyake celebrate 20 years of the label’s Pleats Please line with «Flowers» visual series.



4/ Is US Vogue dead ? Bof had to ask after the release of Kimye’s cover that caused such trauma and negative responses on the Internet, including many subscribers cancellations. Anna Wintour had to speak up to‘explain’ her choice in a press release.

5/ André Leon Talley has resigned from his post as editor-at-large of Numéro Russia after only a year, citing the country’s anti-gay laws as one of the reasons for leaving.

6/ Brian Lichtenberg celebrates Miley Cyrus’ infamous tongue with a line of tees and sweatshirts.

Cotton printed sweatshirt,
Brian Linchtenberg,
100 dollars.

7/ and 8/ Eyewear brand Mykita joins forces with Maison Martin Margiela on a capsule collection while A.P.C. and Nike are at it again.

Air Maxim 1 Sneakers,
A.P.C. X Nike,
160 euros.


9/ Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez, 44, is going ‘Jenny From The Block’ on us in her latest video, channeling her epic Versace look from the 2000 Grammy’s and surrounding herself with half naked Instagram gym queens.

Cotton printed t-shirt,
Versus Versace,
130 euros,

Printed leggings,
Versus Versace,
115 euros,

Nylon/lycra swimsuit briefs,
Charlie by MZ,
105 dollars.

10/ Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 Ricardo Tisci VS. Adidas X Raf Simons is this spring’s designer sneakers collaboration battle.


Courtesy of myself.

mercredi 2 avril 2014

Last Week's News - ANDAM Jury Unveiled, Berluti X Cycles Victoires, Céline In London, Pharrell X Adidas And Ralph Lauren's XXL Ricky In Paris.


1/ French luxury brand Céline has opened its very first independent store in London, on Mount Street, in the very heart of Mayfair, providing a total space of 600 m², designed in various and precious raw materials mixed in with sleek and minimalist designs including pieces from Danish artist FOS.

2/ The line-up jury for this year's ANDAM (French National Association for the Development of Arts and fashion) - supporting the work of young designers and helping fashion professionals to establish themselves - has been unveiled, including Xavier Romatet, President of Condé Nast France, Pierre Bergé, François-Henri Pinault, Ellen Von Unwerth, and Caroline de Maigret among 25 other fashion personalities.

3/ Adidas has announced a long-term partnership with Pharrell Williams. The Adidas Originals X Pharrell Williams capsule collection that will be available this summer will be the opportunity for the German sportswear brand to work with Pharrell's Earth-friendly textiles company, Bionic Yarn.



4/ Italian fashion house Berluti and bike manufacturer Cycles Victoire have worked in collaboration to create a new chic and elegant bicycle entirely made by hand in France using wood and leather, accompanied with a line of stylish cycling accessories. 

5/ Ralph Lauren's giant bag, the Ricky XXL, continues traveling around the world, setting foot in Paris, after New York and Tokyo. On display from March 31 to April 2 in the label's pop-up store in Paris' Galeries Lafayette department store, a new version of the Soft Ricky, designed especially for the occasion, will be available in ultra limited dition.


Courtesy of myself.

mardi 1 avril 2014

Édito - Arty Spring.


Just in case you did not get the memo: this spring’s major trend is the influence of art in fashion, questioning once again the legitimacy of the correlation between the two. Is fashion art ? At this point, we don’t even care. It is a form of expression, just like art is and they nourrish from each other. That’s the certainty.
So with spring having officially started, it is time to follow the fashion canvas and paint on it with style. From ready-to-wear to menswear, from luxury to high-end street, froms pieces of clothing to accessories, the offer is about just as rich as the history of painting. The occasion for us to dive into it. It will be an abstract and colorful rollercoaster ride that we can compare to fashion’s neverending musical chairs game we will also be talking about this week.


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This Week On M.B By MNM Blog: Spring 2014 Arty Fashion And More.


This Week On M.B By MNM Blog: 

1/ Édito - Arty Spring.
2/ News - ANDAM, Berluti, Céline, Pharrell X Adidas and Ralph Lauren.
3/ Trend - Spring 2014 Arty Fashion. 
4/ Focus - Fashion's Musical Chairs.

And More.

On the cover: Dior Homme spring 2014 by Karim Sadli.


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Zoom - No April Fish, No Nothing With Kenzo's Spring 2014 Collection.


Celebrating April Fish / Fools ' Day with Kenzo.

Above and on the next page, Kenzo spring 2014 campaign by Pierpaolo Ferrari starring Devon Aoki.



In Italy, France, Belgium and French-speaking areas of Canada and Switzerland, April 1 is known as «April fish».

    The tradition consists in attempting to attach a paper fish to a victim’s back without being noticed. The perfect occasion to celebrate Kenzo’s spring 2014 collection initiative «No Fish, No Nothing» which aims to alert and combat overfishing in already crowded marine territories and promote the development of reserves around the globe. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Blue Marine Foundation in that order.

From top to bottom:

Cotton sweatshirt,
Kenzo,
245 euros.

Cotton sweater,
Kenzo,
340 euros.

Printed cotton t-shirt,
Kenzo,
135 euros.

Printed leather clutch,
Kenzo,
295 euros.

Cotton sweatshirt,
Kenzo,
295 euros.


Courtesy of myself.


Mood - This Week's Best Quotes From David Bailey, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Bryant Jr. And Vanessa Friedman.


1/ "If you treat your subject with seriousness and respect, other people tend to treat it the same way." - Vanessa Friedman.

2/ "I wanted to become a carucaturist: in the end , I've become a caricature." 
 - Karl Lagerfeld.

3/ "Although of course [a selfie] is masturbation of a sort." - David Bailey.

4/ "She is not a standout beauty [...] There is not beauty without strangeness in the proportions ?" - Karl Lagerfeld on Cara Delevingne.

5/ "No, this is electronic masturbation." - Karl Lagerfed on selfies.

6/ "It's pretty sad to have nohing else to do but go online and write nastsy things about people you don't even know." - Peter Brant Jr.


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mercredi 26 mars 2014

Zoom - The Lupita (Nyong'O) Mania.


For anyone who has seen her breathtaking performance as Patsey in Steve Mcqueen’s «12  Years a Slave», the spell of charm has worked.

    The role got the 31-year-old actress of Kenyan origins the Academy Award for Best Supporting actress (among numerous others) but especially won her the attention of the audience, her peers and the fashion world all together who welcomed her with arms wide open as she’s starring in Miu Miu’s current campaign, graced glossy editorials, sat front row at fashion weeks and has been dressed by renown designers all awards season long. 


With the help of Hollywood stylist Micaela Erlanger, the actress has built a consistent strong stylish reputation, made of signature elements: colorfully vibrant, architecturally shaped and elegantly lady-like. Fashion degree granted.


Courtesy of myself.

Last Week's News - H&M's Conscious Collection, Giambattista Valli For Cire Trudon, Kit Harington For Jimmy Choo, L'Wren Scott's Assumed Suicide, Louis Vuitton's Resort Fashion Show, Mulberry And Zadig & Voltaire X Freja Beha Erichsen.


1/ Game Of Thrones' Jon Snow aka Kit Harington has been announced as Jimmy Choo Man's new face. The 27-year-old heartthrob actor will model shoes and bags in the label's Fall 2014 campaign and will also serve as the face of its debut men's fragrance launching in September, Jimmy Choo Man.

2/ Former model, designer and longtime girlfriend of Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, L'Wren Scott, 49, was found hanged with a silk scarf in her Manhattan apartment on the morning of March 17. Rumour has it Scott owed almost 6 million dollars in debt to investors, a  probable cause for the tragedy.

3/ Louis Vuitton is said to be holding its first-ever cruise destination show for Resort 2015 in Monaco - Dior's choice for its Resort 2014 show as well as Chanel's for its Paris - Monte Carlo Pre-Fall 2007 Métiers d'Arts collection -, marking the French house's new direction, more dedicated to ready-to-wear since the arrival of creative director Nicolas Ghesquière at the helm.

4/ This year H&M's environmentally friendly Conscious Exclusive collection has been designed by sustainable fashion and design think tank Ever Manifesto's Elizabeth von Guttman and Alexia Niedzielski. Made out of sustainable and ethically sourced fabrics, the effort is inspired by flamenco and Spanish bullfighting. Alongside the collection, Ever Conscious, a magazine aiming to raise awareness on the matter will also be released on April 10.



5/ Bruno Guillon has stepped down from his role of CEO at British luxury house Mulberry after two years of duty. Previously managing director of Hermès, he helped upgrading Mulberry's status thanks to close collaborations with celebrities and a series of it bags launchings. Guillon's departure comes 9 months after former creative director Emma Hill's whose shoes haven't been filled yet.

6/ After Yazbukey, it's Italian designer Giambattista Valli who has created two limited edition scented candles for the world's oldest candle maker, Cire Trudon. Named Posatino and Rose Poivrée, the two products will be available in stores from April, at a price of 70 euros each.

7/ Model Freja Beha Erichsen not only models in Zadig & Voltaire's latest campaign but also teamed up with the French brand to design a capsule collection of simple, androgynous t-shirts, jackets and bags marked with an "F" for Freja and "87" for her year of birth. Forty percent of the benefits will be donated to Médecins sans Frontières whom Erichsen has traveled extensively with.


Courtesy of myself.

Édito - Hidden Wounds.


Designer L’Wren Scott’s assumed suicide came as the ultimate surprise early last week. As tragic as every situations of that nature might be, some of us will always wonder how a woman of her profile could be led to such action. Scott, seemed indeed to live the glamorous life.
Aged 49, she was a former model-turned designer and longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger. You would think she had everything on her plate to be happy. Only, too often in life, what it seems may not actually be. It’s been revealed her business wasn’t doing good since the news of her death but with a millionaire rock star boyfriend on her arm, one can only figure there was more to her gesture than just financial trouble. Just like there is more to happiness than putting on a happy face and living the «good life» as defined by the standards of our modern society. More to life travelling than its actual destination.


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This Week On M.B By MNM Blog: L'Wren Scott's Tragedy And More.


This Week On M.B By MNM Blog:

1/ Édito - Hidden Wounds.
2/ News - H&M, Kit Harington, L'Wren Scott, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry And Zadig & Voltaire.
3/ Zoom - Lupita Mania.
4/Mood - Quotes Of The Week.

And more.

On the cover: L'Wren Scott by Bryan Adams.


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Focus - Fashion & Race.


Ironically enough, the more times are changing and evolving - in most aspects for the better - the more certain fundamental matters take a giant step back. When it comes to fashion in the 70's, former superstar model Iman remembers how it was so much more diverse on the runways. Yves Saint Laurent was quite fond of black beauty and was not one to question putting dark skin in the spotlight, for instance. What about now ?
    We live in societies that are more diverse than ever. Cultures cohabit to the point where they often mix together and create their own blend of distinguished features. And yet. Whether colored models were totally absent of the runways or a ridiculous few were thereas part of a token diversity effort, ever since last year, the fashion industry had to deal with a persistent movement demanding some sort of improvement leaning towards equality on the issue. Fashion personalities including Naomi Campbell and Iman joined activist and former model Bethann Hardison who formed the Diversity Coalition, speaking up on national TV and through an open letter accusing specific designers of racism on the runway.



The subject was raised on numerous occasions throughout the year: in February, French Numéro magazine had 16-year-old model Ondria Hardin painted in blackface for a spread, instead of using a colored girl, while the publication's men version has been pretty supportive of black models, putting both David Agbodji and Fernando Cabral on their covers. In July, W magazine's black fashion director Edward Enninful - who's been 15 years in the industry (i-D, US Vogue...), enthusiastic user of models of all races - was greeted a second row seat at a couture show during Paris Fashion Week, while his white counterparts were in the front row as he put it in a Twitter rant questioning the reason of such behavior. Then in August, Eric Wilson penned a paper titled "Fashion's Blind Spot" for the New York Times, directly addressing the matter and marking the rising of the awareness among the profession.
More recently, during men's wear Paris Fashion Week for Fall 2014, in January, the support for the cause within the industry was once again showcased by the likes of designers Walter van Beirendonck who had "Stop Racism" feather headdresses walked down the runway (Beirendonck has had an all-black male models cast for his Fall 2011 runway show) and Umit Benan who was showing for the first time in Paris, saluting with a "No To Racism" sign after a show composed of  strictly black amateur models, casted in the streets. Burberry also made headlines earlier in London, using the first black male model to walk their runway, Jordan Copeland. An observation both disturbing and worth scratching a few heads over.



But what might have looked like a "diversity trend" at first could turn out to be the genuine permanent milestone its partisans hope for. Within the Fall 2013 season, noticeable progress was made. Prada,  long criticized for casting few minorties (Jourdan Dunn, who's really outspoken on racism in the industry until recently, made history back in 2008, becoming the first black woman to grace its catwalk in 15 years, since Naomi Campbell), used Malaika Firth as its first black model in its women’s advertising in nearly 20 years. Dsquared²'s campaign featured an all-black male models cast echoing the collection's runway show from January in Milan while the ready-to-wear visuals were modeled by Asian female models exclusively. Valentino, who had a runway show for its Shangaï collection, in celebration of the house's new store  there also chose to use a prominent number of Asian girls - the market not being innocent to that choice. 
   Then came the advertising campaigns for Spring 2014 and both Givenchy and Phillip Plein had the fashion world talking as the first, Ricardo Tisci, known for his demanding eye when it comes to unconventional and diverse casting, male or female, chose musician Erykah Badu as the label's new face alongside a string of other black and Asian models. The latter, Plein, had already chose to only cast black girls for his show in September and continued by having an all-black ensemble for his campaign. Now that perceptible change is part of the equation, eyes will keep clinging on the future further more with high hopes. Balmain's Olivier Rousteing jumped on the bandwagon in Paris during Fashion Week, in February, showing one of the most diverse cast in the city. As Ethann Hardison would put it: "Diversifying is not difficult. The resistance to do so is intriguing."


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jeudi 20 mars 2014

Trend - Pharrell Williams' Vivienne Westwood Mountain/Buffalo Hat.


When both stylish Pharrell Williams and over-the-top fashionista editor Anna Dello Russo jump on a mini trend within a short period of time, you  just know you’re in for quite a risqué treat.



"Buffalo/Mountain" felt hat,
Vivienne Westwod.


    A vintage one at that ! Back in January, Williams introduced the world to what has become his signature ever since and a buzzing parody phenomenon, with its own Twitter account: a 1982 Vivienne Westwood «Buffalo/Mountain» hat, co-designed with her partner of the time, musician Malcolm McLaren. Since that night, Pharrell premiered the hot item in a vast range of colours including black, grey, green, pink and red, not without recalling American fast food chain Arby’s logo, who reportedly purchased the Grammys’ brown one for $40,000 after it was put on eBay for auction by Williams himself, to benefit his From One Hand to Another educational non-profit.
Not one to shy away from look-at-me fashion, earlier this month, during Paris Fashion Week, Vogue Japan’s Anna Dello Russo pulled a Pharrell Williams when  she was spotted wearing a straight-off-the-runway fall 2014 Emporio Armani oversized bowler hat followed by a fuschia one by Pierre Cardin. Who’s next ?


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mardi 18 mars 2014

Trend - Polaroid™ Effect Photography In Art And Fashion.


From art to fashion, there’s only one step, they say. A saying and close bond that is once again put to the test with Polaroid™ photography which is having a moment lately. Exhibitions have been highlighting the work of artists from around the globe, directly inspired by its roughness in catching the instant and the charming particularity of its faded aspect. You can now strike for, take, watch or wear your pola.

Printed tee featuring photography from Kira Bunse,
April7 7 ,
50 euros.

April77.fr

Until April 26, Amsterdam’s Ravestijn Gallery exhibits ‘Mr. Polaroid’  by Dutch artist Ferry Van der Nat, a playful exploration of the nude form and its transformative nature under the spell of the instant camera.

Arthur 1, Paris (January 2014),
Ferry Van Der Nat,
63x80cm, Edition of 3.

Florian, Amsterdam (May 2013),
Ferry Van Der Nat,
40x50cm, Edition of 5.

 Ren Hang is a 26-year-old Chinese artist, who’s censored in his country and has just been exhibited in Paris at the Nue gallery.



    Beloved by photography veterans, like Juergen Teller and Terry Richardson, the Polaroid factor has been embraced by a younger generation of photographers as well (Paris-based Julien Bernard...) and the fashion industry more globally, monopolizing its aestetic in prestigious advertising campaign and glossy editorials, bringing into opposition the glamour of luxury with an element of harsh reality to it. 

Refurbished Polaroid™ image camera,

Fire Islands Pine Polaroids 1975 - 1983,
Tom Bianchi,
40 euros.


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dimanche 16 mars 2014

News Of The Week - Acne Studios' Hilma af Klint's Collection, Inès de La Fressange & Uniqlo, LVMH's Ocean 12, Pharrell & Comme des Garçons Parfums And The New York Times Turn-Overs.


1/ Luxury giant LVMH has announced the 12 finalists of their Prize for Young Designers competition launched back in November. Among them, familiar faces and names from around the globe including Jacquemus, Simone de Rocha or Tim Coppens will have to present their collection in May, to A-list judges like Karl Lagerfeld, Raf Simons, Ricardo Tisci, Nicolas Ghesquière and others who will pick the winner of 30,000 euros and help from a special LVMH team. 

2/ Acne Studios is launching a new capsule collection in celebration of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint. The line consists of sweatshirts, t-shirts and accessories featuring the artist's colorful and abstract work which channels and reproduces the art of the movement's pioneers in the early 20th century.

3/ Roger Vivier and L'Oréal Paris' Inès de la Fressange is Uniqlo's latest collaborator. The Japanese retailer is teaming up with the French former model to take her "democratic" sartorial approach of dressing to the masses. The effortless collection includes floral shirt dresses, cardigan and snug sweaters among other finds.


4/ Bruce Pask, men's fashion director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine is the latest editor to leave his position at the prestigious publication for a new gig at Bergdorf Goodman - which he's been styling menswear at for years - as men's fashion director. While Vanessa Friedman, formerly the fashion editor of London's Financial Times is joining the New York Times as fashion director and chief fashion critic, following the departure of both Suzy Menkes and  Cathy Horyn.

5/ Pharrell Williams is at it again. The stylish artist is working with Comme des Garçons on the launch of a unisex fargrance that should hit the stores by September. Williams recently described the Japenese label as one of his favorite brands, which makes the collaboration a no brainer.


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