Archive for March 2012

Popcorn

Zita Pop is a Romanian fashion designer, living and working in Satu Mare. She’s also the author of  the popcorn dress, just in case you want to wear or to eat something. Anyway, I think the piece looks pretty nice. Definitely, it’s not for eating in the cinema.

Popcorn by  Zita Pop and Endredy Sebastian/ makeup by Sas Gabriella/ photo by Adam Szigeti/ model: Oana Timerman

 

The Skin We Live In

The scene from the Sistine Chapel versus the image from an editorial in Exhibition (#2,the “Leather” issue).

 

Full Coverage at A.F.Vandevorst

With their Fall 2012 collection, A.F.Vandevorst propose the full coverage. The leather gloves, the leather boots, the mysterious hats and some big shawls, are not just appropriate for every fall collection, but are suited to serve as a kind of urban camouflage. The incognito game, early developed by Maison Martin Margiela, evolved from conceptual to commercial. Shifting the erogenous zones, fashion always plays with the body, reinventing the overall look. The models’ faces in A.F. Vandervorst show are almost entirely covered,  wrapped in those scarves, while other body parts are exposed through a transparency effect. This is really nice, even we’re talking about a simple stage artifice.

images via style.com

ObsessionArt Exhibition

ObssesionArt celebrate their 5th Anniversary with an exhibition. The ObssesionArt exhibition is held at 28 Cork Street Gallery London, being opened to visitors from 12 to 17 March 2012. Here’s the full list of exhibitors: John Wellington (New York), Stephen Perry (London), Lee Jones (Liverpool), Hajime Sorayama (Japan), Mick Payton (Birmingham), Dahmane (Paris), Igor Vasiliadis (Ukraine) and Saturno Buttò (Italy). Each photographer and artist are bringing with them their own flair and creativity for making figurative and nude art both poetic and captivating.

For those who are not familiar with, ObssesionArt is a world’s leading online art print boutique, specialized in nude, figurative and erotic art. From drawings to photography, from traditional to alternative contemporary approach, ObsessionArt has developed in the last 5 years a wide range of artistic offers (I’ve posted a small selection of their range below).

 

Lithograph #40 – Hajime Sorayama

A Country Girl at Heart – Stephen Perry

Acrobat on High Heels – Dirk Westphal

Astride – Marty Provost

Little Beaver – Stephen Perry


Bernhard Wilhelm

There’s always a sense of playfulness, tones of energy and humour in Bernhard Willhelm‘s collections. I don’t know if you’re as enthusiastic with Willhelm’s style as I am, but you have to admit he’s one of a kind that does not look back to go forward. The fashionable rules are important to Wilhelm as they give him an opportunity to break them all.  He’s prefers the improvised to the artificial, he loves bright colors and creative accessories when everybody avoids them, he’s spontaneous while the others choose to be reasonable. And, at the end of the day, he makes real clothes for real people. For me, Willhelm’s work is not childish or naive, but just a warm approach to fashion. Apart from the fantastic mess from his Fall 2012 collection (he always do a fashionable mess), he added some creative make-ups. Fashion is all about tricks, isn’t it?

images via elle.com , stylebistro.com

Cut Out!

Alexander Wang, Fall 2012

Hussein Chalayan, Fall 2012

Ann Deleulemeester, Fall 2012

Anthony Vaccarello, Fall 2012

Plain fabric is not enough, it never was. So, designers have decided to cut off pieces here and there. We’ve already admired these practices in the S/S collections 2012, at Prabal Gurung, Mugler and Vaccarello. The Fall collections develop the same cut out concept, as we can see at Hussein Chalayan, Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander Wang, Anthony Vaccarello and many others.

image source: vogue.com

The Siamese Twins

Frankly, I’m not very interested in the Emporio Armani shows (with all my respect for Giorgio Armani). My feeling is they try to conserve something, but actually the shows & outfits are “tres passe“. Anyway, there’s one look from the Emporio Armani Fall 2012 show that caught my attention. And that’s because of these two girls who look like siamese twins. An image that reminded me the twins scene from Tim Burton’s Big Fish, or Greenaway’s twin brothers from A Zed & Two Noughts. I don’t know if you watched the films, but, trust me, those were very powerful images!

Why didn’t they pick the idea for the entire Armani show? It would have been much more interesting!