Fifty year ago, on November 25, 1970, Yukio Mishima, the most prominent author and the first bona fide celebrity figure of post-war Japan, delivered the final installment of his literary magnum opus The Sea of Fertility to his Tokyo publisher.
Japan is my favorite place to travel to. I cannot do this now, but I can still visit all the Japanese or Japan-inspired places in New York.
In any other year I would probably be in London today. Think of this guide as an exercise in catharsis, and not only for me. Perhaps you’ll read it and it will inspire you to visit London whenever you can travel again.
This year the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York celebrates – as much as anything can be celebrated in 2020 – its 150th anniversary.
This is not a book review, because I cannot review a book I edited. Instead, I wanted to write a few sentences about Stone Island and about the book, Storia, that came out today.
Richie Hawtin on the Interdisciplinary Nature of Creativity (and That Prada / Raf Simons Show Soundtrack)
The Prada Spring / Summer ’21 collection co-designed by Raf Simons would’ve been big news in any season, but even more so in one where much excitement has been torpedoed by Covid-19.
Throughout the history of contemporary fashion there has raged a recurring debate about whether fashion is a form of art.
Dear friends of StyleZeitgeist,
As many of you know StyleZeitgeist has always been a fiercely independent and a critically minded publication, not an easy accomplishment in the world of fashion. We have fought hard for our right to say what others only think. We have been doing our best to bring you thought-provoking perspective, original photography, show coverage, and otherwise relevant information that people of discerning taste desire. We’ve never insulted your intelligence, because we respect your intelligence too much. We know the feeling is mutual.
We are now embarking on a new chapter, a dedicated StyleZeitgeist podcast. This format will allow us to bring you the same approach to fashion journalism but on a more engaging level. The idea for the podcast came out of my freewheeling conversations with designers, other journalists, and various creatives that when edited down for the printed page lost some of their spontaneity due to the demands of the written format.
Looking over the body of work of the London jeweler Shaun Leane, may leave you with visions of bipolarity.
Covid-19 has raged through America and the rest of the world for a while now, allowing for a lot of so-called reflection from the fashion media.