We are co-hosting Diane Pernet’s Film Festival, A Shaded View on Fashion Film in Chicago this May with Gallery Aesthete and School of Art Institute of Chicago. There will be a Q&A session with Diane Pernet after the screenings. We hope you can join us.
Last week we alerted you to the new mini-documentary on Martin Margiela. It has now been released online by the YOOX group.
This video with clothes by Iris van Herpen and choreography by Russel Maliphant was shot by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, who have collaborated with Bjork and Alexander McQueen, for AnOther Magazine. The music is by Salvador Breed, who has done all the music for Iris van Herpen (and not just because they are a couple!).
One of the premieres at the current TriBeCa Film Festival is a mini-documentary on Martin Margiela, “The Artist is Absent,” directed by Alison Chernik. How do you make a documentary about a designer notoriously recluse? You interview other important people.
Among them, Jean-Paul Gaultier, the designer who gave Margiela his first job, the fashion critic Suzy Menkes, Raf Simons, who credits seeing a Margiela show for the first time with his desire to become a fashion designer, and our dear friend, the Belgian makeup artist Inge Grognard, who did the makeup for those iconic early Margiela’s shows.
Despite her commercial success and critical acclaim Chitose Abe and her Tokyo label sacai are still a pretty well kept secret among the fashion industry’s cognoscenti. A product of the Comme des Garcons design lab that is adept at turning out prodigies, Abe has launched sacai in 1999, while she was at home nursing her child (Chitose is married to Junichi Abe, also a CdG alumni, whose label is kolor).
We would like to present to you Abasi Rosborough’s latest editorial, DIASPORA. Model: Joshua Kissi
Alexander McQueen: Quotes
We would like to present to you Rombaut’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection lookbook.
We would like to present to you Part II of our coverage of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
The Barcelona-based fashion designer Boris Bidjan Saberi has revealed his new capsule of home fragrances in collaboration with the French scent maker Mad et Len. The collection consists of two candles and two scented lava stone jars. The main scent note is vegetable tanned horse leather. Needless to say, it’s an olfactory match made in heaven.