‘Orchidacea Hermaphroditus’ 02 – Aoi Kotsuhiroi

Aoi Kotsuhiroi at M°BA 13

Dear readers,

We wrote about the otherworldly work of Aoi Kotsuhiroi in our second print volume. Those of you who will be attending the Arnhem Fashion Biennial in Holland, curated under the theme “Fetishism in Fashion,”  will be able to experience Kotsuhiroi’s creations in the flesh, but we offer a little preview here.


Alexandre Plokhov at Atelier New York

Dear readers,

If you happen to be in New York this Sunday, you can stop by Atelier New York (304 Hudson St.) where the Russian-born designer Alexandre Plokhov will be holding a trunk show. You will have an opportunity to meet the designer and order items from his Fall/Winter 2013 collection, which we thought strong, in the size, fabric, and colorway that fits your specifications.

PATTERN book shot


Pattern, the new volume aiming to survey contemporary fashion from Phaidon ($79.95) is quite a tome to behold, with over 400 gorgeously laid out pages, printed on high-quality paper and with a beautiful cover, embossed and gold-foiled. It also comes in a paper Tyvek tote (no, you cannot rip Tyvek, ask me how I know). The book follows the same format as the previous survey, Sample (Phaidon, 2005), in which ten influential fashion figures served as curators, each picking ten designers to feature in the book. Each of the one hundred designers got a two-spread overview with a blurb and some photos.


Volume 3 launch | Dover Street Market

This past week we were honored to be a part of festivities at Dover Street Market in London.  We found ourselves in good company; throughout the store there were installations by designers whose work we respect and value. Maurizio Altieri had created an installation that ran through the building – from the rooftop to the basement cave, where he presented his new footwear project, m_moriabc.