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

Printemps Loves New York

Weeks following its Fashion Week, the monumental Printemps department store in Paris is spreading it’s love for it’s transatlantic fashion capital – New York – by spreading it all over their front window display, and I absolutely love it. Fifteen iconic New York fashion designers including Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, Proenza … Continue reading

What does Heritage mean to us? LV sees Shanghai, Kenzo to Kabuki, Armani goes Nomadic

The ‘H’ word is back it seems – with new meanings. In the globalised climate, the issue of heritage is in the height of discussion (think the ‘Made in Italy’ crisis and Burberry’s shift away from plait and being quintessentially British). The term itself has shifted away from simply indicating geographical origin, to suggesting genuine ethos, promises, and … Continue reading

Jean Paul Gaultier goes Interior: x Roche Bobois

We saw what the man did for the Elle Decoration Suite at the Palais de Challot in Paris after two editions done by Christian Lacroix & Martin Margiela (It’s on through October so if you’re in Paris go see it). Jean Paul Gaultier and his long time love for interior design finally takes its release. A … Continue reading