martes, 18 de diciembre de 2012

Damien Hirst By The Row

British artist Damien Hirst has collaborated with The Row to create this leather backpack printed with colorful candies/polka dots. Just One Eye have created this minimalist video about the collaboration with actresses/businesswomen Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The backpack costs €43,000, and part of the profits go to UNICEF.

viernes, 30 de noviembre de 2012

Welcome Mr. Wang

According to the New York Times‘ Cathy Horyn, Alexander Wang is the frontrunner to take over at Balenciaga. The move would make a certain amount of sense given that Wang, with his rapidly expanding New York-based line, has shown that he can make the edgy commercial. What then of the rumor, first reported in WWD yesterday, that Balenciaga’s parent company PPR is looking to invest in Christopher Kane’s label? Kane was posited by the Twittersphere as a likely Balenciaga candidate, though he denied it himself. Even after I plied him with several margaritas at a recent London dinner, he insisted he wanted to concentrate on building his own business. If PPR were to invest, it could give credence to the rumor that rival LVMH tycoon Bernard Arnault has struck a deal with outgoing Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghèsquiere, and PPR wants to strengthen its own stable as much as possible. Along with the news today that J.W. Anderson will be doing a capsule collection for Kane’s former boss Donatella Versace at Versus, this could be a rare case of designer shuffling where everyone turns out to be a winner.


jueves, 29 de noviembre de 2012

Exposed By Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams may be best know forever as the singer behind 1984's coming-of-age rock classic "Summer of '69". For over a decade, though, when he hasn't been rocking out, Adams has been pulling double-duty as a photographer, capturing stunning shots of musicians, actors and models for a slew of high-profile publications.
Now some of his best shots -including ones of Mick Jagger, Morrissey and Amy Winehouse- have been compiled in his firts book, Bryan Adams Exposed. Still, the multi-talented artist remains modest. "I'm not quitting the day job", he says.

miércoles, 28 de noviembre de 2012

martes, 6 de noviembre de 2012

Au Revoir Mr.Ghesquière

In a surprising move reflecting the rivalry between two French luxury titans, PPR announced on Monday the departure of Balenciaga’s star designer, Nicolas Ghesquière. 
Citing a “joint decision to end their partnership” François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive of PPR, praised Mr. Ghesquière’s “incomparable creative talent,” which “has brought to Balenciaga an artistic contribution essential to the unique influence of the house.”  
Mr. Ghesquière, 41, who was not quoted in the PPR announcement, was traveling in Japan on Monday and could not be reached for comment. He joined Balenciaga when he was 25, was made creative director in 1997 and succeeded in bringing a hip and modern sensibility to the revered but dusty brand. His Balenciaga show for summer 2013 was widely applauded by critics and buyers. 
The house of Balenciaga holds a relatively low position at PPR compared with its star brand, Gucci, and to Yves Saint Laurent, which was recently reintroduced with a new designer.
Yet Mr. Ghesquière’s powerful artistic leadership and the appeal of his designs to some of the most important celebrities make it difficult to envision who might succeed him. 
The New York Times

Balenciaga - S/S 2013.  Ghesquière's latest show

miércoles, 31 de octubre de 2012

M.I.A The Book

A groundbreaking and always controversial musician, M.I.A. is as influential as any other artist during the last decade. Joining publisher Rizzoli, the songstress presents the trailer for her widely-available book that tells her story in collages, photos, and prints from her early years in art school at Central Saint Martins London through to her hugely successful three albums and countless packed performances throughout the world. Also included are assorted lyrics and portions of an exclusive interview in which she discusses candidly the personal events and themes which informed her art and music at the time of each campaign – while a foreword by Steve Loveridge, a friend since her art school days and frequent creative collaborator, provides early prospective. M.I.A. can be purchased via Amazon for $22 USD.

martes, 9 de octubre de 2012

Chanel Nº5 | For The First Time

For the first time, CHANEL tells its story online.
Chapter 1: the legend of N°5. Journey back in time through the CHANEL archives into the heart of this magical perfume, beginning with the revolutionary moment of its creation.

sábado, 15 de septiembre de 2012

Louis Vuitton | Voyage Dans Le Temps

A vintage Limousine slowly enters what appears to be a mysterious futuristic installation that emerges out of the desert...
This is the starting point of a hypnotic journey, an initiation through time and space to Louis Vuitton's new collection. High Jewellery becomes an extra-sensorial experience through the kaleidoscope of the Monogram, the jewel as a talisman that bridges the past and the future. For Louis Vuitton, director Jérémie Rozan sends model Alana Zimmer to a universe between High Jewellery and science fiction.

Saint Laurent 1/15

Hedi Slimane’s first fashion campaign for newly named Saint Laurent collection will be unveiled December 2012. The introductory series of 15 images will be a portraiture campaign appropriately named Campaign 1/15 will be shot by the designer himself.

viernes, 14 de septiembre de 2012

Rumba Samba Mambo!

Ready for Friday!


Some days ago Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, in her Twitter explained about the creative and enforcement difficulties that she's found the last year. A year which phenomenon has been deflated and disputed. After the announcement of new album next year the Mother Monster presents FAME, her first fragance with a visual campaign directed by Steven Klein and produced by Ridley Scott.  Darkness and sci-fi that rise a renewed Gaga. Enjoy it!

sábado, 8 de septiembre de 2012

Garbage | Big Bringht World

Long ago, a philosopher spoke about the possibility that in some distant galaxy there is a planet full of women like her but here, on the Earth, Shirley Manson is the only one. The artist Julie Orser directs the video.

sábado, 11 de agosto de 2012

The September Issue | 2012

Vogue's video staff must have had Lady Gaga's massive blond wig on the brain when it edited the behind-the-scenes video for her September cover: the clip is set to the singer's track "Hair." And what could be more appropriate for a minute-and-a-half-long series of shots that watch the wind blowing through the highly teased mass of golden fiber? The video also sees Gaga changing into and out of several ensembles, including pieces from Marc Jacobs and milliner Stephen Jones. At the end, the singer — taking care to make sure the wig is out of the way — thanks photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with a kiss on the cheek. A behind-the-scenes look in the video below.

The issue marks Lady Gaga's second appearance on the cover (she also covered the March 2011 issue) and Vogue's 120th anniversary. It's also the biggest issue in the magazine's history, exceeding the previous record of 840 pages set in September 2007.

martes, 31 de julio de 2012

Miu Miu F/W 2012 Campaign

After 16 years away, actress Chloë Sevigny was announced as Miu Miu's latest campaign star earlier this month, returning to the luxury label to front its Fall/Winter 2012 ads.
While the style icon was captured by Juergen Teller for the Spring/Summer 1996 campaign she starred in, this time fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott were behind the lens.

lunes, 23 de julio de 2012

Jessie Ware


Louis Vuitton By Yayoi Kusama

As part of their ongoing collaboration which has already included a luxurious and impressive retail space, Louis Vuitton and artist Yayoi Kusama present a limited edition book for Dover Street Market Ginza as well. Presented as a full-color coffee table edition, the publication is full of images and works drawn from the last 50 years of her career. With her Louis Vuitton partnership, Kusama has joined the ranks of famed artists in the past who have teamed up with the French fashion house which includes Sol LeWitt, Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince.

Replica By Maison Martin Margiela

Set to release this August at select international beauty shops, Maison Martin Margiela presents the “Replica” Perfume Collection. Similar to rolling over and basking in the pillow scent of your departed spouse’s fragrance, the famous fashion house attempts to replicate olfactory memories of times and scents we wish to relive. The collection features three fragrances – one capturing the scent of a Paris “Flower Market” in 2011, another representing a sandy “Beach Walk” along the Corsican shore of Calvi in 1972, and finally the “Funfair Evening” which bottles the warm, sugary air of a 1994 summer night in Santa Monica. Perfume engineers, Jacques Cavallier and Marie Salamagne, continues the “Replica” theme with packaging that’s reminiscent of historic apothecary bottles with labels affixed with scent descriptions.