When night comes... colors, vivacious or soporific, are distributed against the darkness of caliginosity. Colors dance like minions, prance like potent chorus girls, wave like abled and ambitious flags against nightfall. However hard color may try to escape the seemingly infinite soot; black prevails. For when one wears black with the night - there is nothing more cosmopolitan. A bond is created where life bleeds into death- day bleeds into night - clothing bleeds in to darkness. Only the archaic street-lamps and birds full of wanderlust can compete.
From Vogue China November 2009.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Rose is a rose is a rose. Dolce and Gabbana is what is is, and it always will be. This season though, what was missing was the bounty of overdone ball gowns towards the end of the show. In their place, girls in spunky red leopard print dresses with a side of the woman tux! My favorite part of the show? The backstage photos and the make-up. Oh, and the hair... Definitely reawakened my hunt for the a large ornate hair-clip. I'll search the Earth's ends for one of those!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Fashion illustrator and advertisement illustrator "Eric" was born in 1891 in the USA, to Swedish parents. The stunning detail portrayed in some of the illustrations by Erickson were achieved only by using live models and having them sit static for long periods of time. What makes Erickson's depictions so anomalous, however, is the calligraphic style stokes, and bleeding colors.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
What to say about the McQueen show this time around? As always, it, as a ready-to-wear collection, puts all of the haute couture shows to shame! The details, some of which include the labyrinthine twisted fabrics are magnetic trinkets to the eyes. The mind of McQueen is one of a convoluted kind. And, though I do not support back breaking, spine crunching, neck ripping, decapitating shoes... I hold no objection to looking at them.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Perhaps, the beauty of Viktor and Rolf's new collection stands as more than just a non objective mumble of attractiveness. Perhaps the meaning is as abysmal as the layers and layers of candy colored tulle which was subsequently hacked into with a power saw to create negative space and in turn- create form. It's the cut; the cut of the economy, the literal cut made directly into the voluminous tulle dress, the cut away from reality and back into fashion. Fashion as art - fashion without strings attached. Fashion by Viktor & Rolf. Conception and execution perfectly melted together to form a warm and welcoming sauce of the unknown.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I've never seen anything quite like the beautifully lacquered sculptures of Jeff Koons. One usually wouldn't take a second glance at something so childish and inane as a balloon dog - but Koons reinvents the banal and insipid object into some sort of wicked and majestic eye-popping treat.