In fashion, there are designers’ designers. In architecture, there are architects’ architects – those people whose names hardly sound familiar to the general public, but whom the industry follows closely.
I’ve come across the French grooming brand Buly as I normally do when I discover such treasures – by flaneuring across whatever city I happen to be in.
That Vivienne Westwood is one of the most influential designers that have shaped contemporary fashion is undeniable.
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.
Looking over the body of work of the London jeweler Shaun Leane, may leave you with visions of bipolarity.
There is something peculiar about the fact that punk refuses to die even in the current pop culture landscape that has been thoroughly taken over by vapid commercial music that celebrates everything punk abhorred.
We wanted to finish our book week with several shorter reviews in order to give you a wider range of books to peruse while in quarantine, or at least furnish our take on them.
It seems that in the current state of the world, books based on the many cancelled exhibitions take on a new importance, providing a glimpse into what sadly many of us are missing out on due to museum closures.
“I believe in the power of clothes just as much as I believe in the power of photography,” so goes the opening of a short essay by the revered Japanese fashion photographer Takay in the new book of photography devoted to the work of Yohji Yamamoto.
Chris Killip is not a punk photographer, or a music photographer, or a youth culture photographer.