Rei Kawakubo is no stranger to contradiction, as she has shown time and time again by sending collections down the runway that have upend conventions about how we should dress. Now this contrarian spirit takes shape in the new series of Comme des Garcons perfumes called Blue INVASION.
The second installment of our work:space feature, featuring m.a.+ by Maurizio Amadei.
Damir Doma SILENT S/S 2014
Yesterday, Rick Owens announced the opening of two temporary DRKSHDW stores. The first DRKSHDW Ephemere, as they are called, will open in New York City at 70-72 Wooster Street in SoHo, and will operate from July 16th to October 26. The second one will open in London at 30A Redchurch Street in Shoreditch from September…
When Boris Bidjan Saberi was starting out as a designer, having settled in Barcelona, he came across the work of the Chilean artisan Miguel Munoz Wilson, the designer behind the Barcelona-based label Munoz Vrandecic. Saberi was smitten. He approached MV about collaborating, but it did not work out.
Ever persevering, Saberi came back years later with another offer that Vrandecic could not resist – just one pair of boots, no more, no less, designed and made together. I asked Saberi and Munoz about how this collaboration came about.
Here is a first photo feature of workspaces of some our favorite designers. Photographed by Eugene Rabkin.
During fashion week in Paris, designer Yohan Serfaty’s label Y. Project held an intimate gathering to commemorate the late designer and his work. Held at the beautiful site of the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, the event featured an installation where a few of Serfaty’s garments were placed on top of high ladders, dimly lit from the inside. In a pitch-dark room, a powerful video was playing on a lone screen, showing tools and machines working in an almost ghost-like manner.
Fun is over and I am having a fancy dinner of ham and cheese baguette on my last night in Paris. The last of the Mohicans still congregate at Cafe Charlot, but the majority have already packed their bags. Since people often ask me about fashion week, I might as well make my observations public.
Julius Spring-Summer 2014, Paris.