Linus Morales’ Fabfood

Seems like you’re on your path to consuming guilt-free, fashionable calories. Swedish Photographer Linus Morales’ ‘Fabfood’ series depicts Karl + Coco’s imprint on a sausage, LV toasties, Gucci on a slab of bacon and Fendi on the tots. Each food consumable placed together on a plate, et voila, here’s your big breakfast (where’s the egg?). Is … Continue reading

Six Scents Parfum x Azuma Makoto’s “Longing for Contact”

A multi-media collective creation, Six Scents Parfum and haute couture florist’ Azuma Makoto presents “Longing for Contact”, a six-part collage progression series inspired by Azuma’s contributions to Six Scents: Series Two. These ‘digital’ posters combine Azuma’s original artwork with elements of package design and the designer mandated fragrance concept for each scent. Series Two continues this exploration of … Continue reading

Izima Kaoru in Yohji + Jil

Izima Kaoru was born in Kyoto in 1954; he lives and works in Tokyo. He began his career as a fashion photographer and has contributed to numerous international magazines. He is the founder and editor in chief of the magazine zyappu. Kaoru’s narratives, which are generally suggested by the subject herself, present a heroine who is … Continue reading

Fashion Illustrator (2) Tanya Ling

Continuing on with my recent obsession with fashion illustrations, I am introducing a second favorite contemporary, Tanya Ling. Born in Calcutta in 1966, Ling grew up in America, Africa and the UK. Ling studied Fashion Design and Textiles at St Martins School of Art and after graduating in 1989 moved to Paris to work as … Continue reading

Fashion Illustrator (1) Danny Robert of Igor + Andre

Lately I have been obsessively flipping through magazines, partially for Color Theory classes, for work and also for fun. I cannot help but notice the resurfacing of fashion illustration that has been featuring big in so many magazines, including a full spread interpretation of fashion mentions via illustrations in an issue of Vogue Nippon end … Continue reading

Fashioning the Body – A New Narrative

Have you ever thought about why we wear what we wear? What does it means for (the collection of) garments when it’s worn by us? How does it change everything? The city is a scape painted only to its completion added by the droplets of character and richness bought together by wear, reflected and bouncing … Continue reading

WWD Runway Trends Report / NYFW FW11

It’s been a little while everyone. I promise I will make more of an effort uploading my blog this semester. Today I realized that I have been in New York for almost seven months now, and my gosh time has gone fast! School work has been intense but incredibly rewarding, and internships are going amazing … Continue reading

Global Narratives Project

In class a week ago we each “threaded out” three images from the fantastic, eye-popping book (Un)Fashion edited by Tibor and Maira Kalman. Concentrating on global fashion elements, we looked at how how around the world adorned their bodies through different types of wear associated with military, ethnic, religious and uniform elements. I pulled out meanings … Continue reading

Dalton Ghetti’s Sharp Miniatures

I came across the work of 49 year old artist Dalton Ghetti the other day. He really does make sharp edges work – with the steady hands of a surgeon, he creates art from the extremely small medium of pencil leads and tips – without a magnifying glass. Brazilian born and Connecticut based, the artist is currently … Continue reading

(Re)Beats: Johnny Depp on Kerouac

Continuing our exploration on The Beats generation in Fashion History: Couture class today, a classmate drew an interesting observation of actor Johnny Depp as the parallel or rather, the transgressive/post-modern narrative that speaks and lives its attitude. Then tonight while looking for Kerouac readings and Cassidy letters online, I came across this clip of Johnny reciting … Continue reading