One of the defining qualities of photography is that it can cast the familiar in a different light, to make you look again. The photos in Alexey Titarenko’s new book The City Is a Novel (Damiani, $60) do just that. Titarenko’s signature style is a washed out grayscale that recalls early platinotypes. If you lived in the Soviet Union, as did Titarenko (and I), you would understand where the grayness comes from. Everything in the Soviet Union seemed gray, reflecting the drabness in the water supply, from the country’s soul to its streets.
We would like to present to you Thom Browne’s Spring/Summer Women’s collection backstage.
On Monday we hosted GUIDI’s inaugural edition of IN SITU, with work by artist Laurent Segretier.
We would like to present to you the Fall/Winter 2015 collection preview by Lumen et Umbra.
Last week marked the fourteenth anniversary of 9/11, a tragedy that radically changed the political landscape of the world. There were memorial services held in New York and across the United States. The Givenchy Spring/Summer 2016 show was another unlikely place where 9/11 was invoked. The show was held at pier with a view of the new Freedom Tower, and was art-directed by Marina Abramovic. The presentation was supposed to pay respects to 9/11 and celebrate the spirit of human unity. The entire thing – from having an Italian designer who works for a Parisian house preaching to New Yorkers to Givenchy offering special guests tours of the 9/11 memorial – was tone-deaf, if not insulting. There was not a shred of the political in the clothes he presented, making the show’s art direction even more jarring as mere trappings.
Last Friday was the opening of the 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi flagship store in New York City. Our coverage is below.
We would like to present to you Jan-Jan Van Essche’s Project #3, Wadada.
GUIDI EVENT IN NYC
Come celebrate the (non)fashion week with us in New York.
We would like to present to you Daniel Andresen’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Shoes by Ematyte. Photography by Julien Boudet of Bleumode.