The theme of the first two days in Paris was this – some great designers are sick of what’s going on in menswear these days
On Tuesday, June 18th, we hosted a party for Takahiro Miyashita’s S/S20 collection, ‘duet.’, at Lucid Interval in Paris.
We would like to present to you Yohji Yamamoto’s Spring/Summer 2020 Men’s Paris collection.
We would like to present to you Undercover’s Spring/Summer 2020 Men’s Paris collection.
We would like to present to you TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist’s Spring/Summer 2020 Men’s Paris collection.
Perhaps it is a sign of the times that it has taken an artist to tell the fashion world that ideas – as opposed to product – in fashion, particularly in menswear, still matter.
Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto will present 2 runway shows, for the first time in 5 years, in Tokyo on Saturday, May 25th.
If you are a regular reader of this publication, the name Alexandre Plokhov is probably not unfamiliar to you. His original label, Cloak, run with the partner Robert Geller, made waves in New York fifteen years ago, leading to an appointment as the head of design for menswear at Versace. Plokhov has subsequently returned to New York, launching an eponymous label on his own. Like a cat with nine lives, Plokhov has been quietly back on the menswear scene, with a new project, Nomenklatura. Below is the lookbook for the brand’s second release.
For the followers of art and design May in New York is a busy month. There are art fairs, design fairs, the Met fashion exhibit, and a myriad of events. Before long, the entire thing starts resembling your social media feeds – colorful, bubbly, but ultimately quite tiring and unfulfilling. You long for a quiet corner of the world where your brain can get back into a contemplative mood. The new exhibit of Deborah Turbeville’s photography at Deborah Bell’s gallery on the Upper East Side is just the ticket. It is an intimate show of intimate photography in an intimate setting. By god, it is restful!
The new exhibit by the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Camp: Notes on Fashion, is fraught on many levels, starting with a paradoxical nature of its theme. On the surface (no pun intended) Camp is not hard to spot because it’s so image-oriented. In reality the playfulness and irony inherent to Camp makes it elusive and intuitive. Like any sensibility or a matter of taste, Camp requires from its audience organic growth and (self)education. You can’t really stuff all of these things into a museum exhibit that is aimed at the general public – and the job of the Met is to cater to the general public. It’s especially hard to do because Camp is a fairly niche sensibility – there is something subcultural and underground in it. Camp takes pleasure in being stuck into people’s faces without them getting it. Really, it’s kind of the point.