Photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin has been the one in charge of giving shape to the new video presentation of next Fall/Winter collection by Maison Dior, named Secret Garden and shot in the representative Palace of Versailles, in Parins.
It's not easy to avoid carefully analyzing all the messages sent by the house of Dior after this stormy period of speculations and silence, broken -at last- a month ago with the confirmation of Raf Simons as the new creative director, after John Galliano's departure.
It is a fact that the Palace of Versailles has been intrinsically linked to the House since its early beginnings -as a source of inspiration, as the ideal location or even to name its desings after some of its different areas; however, in this moment of changes and fresh air that is supposed to arrive soon it seems even funny to find a wink in the musical selection of the video. Choosing Enjoy the Silence, by Depeche Mode, after a long period of such about its new direction seems, at least, kind of symbolic.
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Schiaperelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations is the stunning new exhibition catalogue from The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. A captivating exploration of the striking similarities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, the book features insightful texts and stunning photographs to create a ‘conversation’ between two iconic fashion designers. As advance copies have just arrived in the office, we thought we’d give you a little sneak peak…
Although separated by time, Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli - both Italian, both feminists - share striking affinities in terms of their design strategies and fashion manifestoes. Presented as an intimate "conversation", Schiaparelli and Prada aims to tease out formal and conceptual similarities between the two designers.
Striking photographs and insightful texts will illustrate the parallels between the two, including their preferences for interesting textiles and prints, eccentric colour palettes, and a bold and playful approach to styling and accessories. Schiaparelli, in the 1920s through the 50s, and Prada, from the late 1980s to today, exploited the narrative possibilities of prints, sought out unconventional textiles, played with ideas of good and bad taste, and manipulated scale for surrealistic outcomes. Contemporary art plays a major role in the work of these inventive women - Schiaparelli in her famous collaborations with Dali and Cocteau, and Prada via her Fondazione Prada. Blending the historic with the contemporary, new technologies and unconventional modes of presentation will bring the masterworks of both designers together into a grand conversation between the most important women fashion designers to ever emerge from Italy.
sábado, 5 de mayo de 2012
Filmmaker Ruth Hogben collaborates with award-winning musician Kanye West to create a film for his single Lost in the World. The song, which features Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, is taken from West's fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Hogben's piece breaks the mould of popular rap aesthetics while still celebrating the extraordinary talent that has made West a modern icon.
The Icons – Antidote Magazine’s third issue taps eight leading models–Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Natasha Poly, Malgosia Bela, Saskia de Brauw, Lindsey Wixson, Aymeline Valade and Bianca Balti to be more specific, for its “Icons Issue”. Jan Welters photographed the girls in spring looks selected by editor-in-chief Yann Weber which feature the designs of Versace, Dior, Hervé Leger, Givenchy and more. With eight to choose from, which cover is your favorite?