arts and culture, Design, Inspiration, inspired

BOOKWALL

This week we are having a closer look at the Dizon Inc. office library. The wall is full of shelves, stacked with books and magazines about art, fashion and design. They are the result of many fieldtrips to museums or design fairs and are a source of inspiration when at work. It is our creative hub during our research and concept development process when producing shows and events. Below you will find some of our favorite books.

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‘Sleepwalkers’ by Doug Aitken (for more info, click here)

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‘Ballets Russes’ by André Tubeuf and Assouline (for more info, click here)

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‘Maison Martin Margiela’ by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (for more info, click here) wrapping from 10 Corso Como

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‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ by Bolton and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (for more info, click here)

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‘Talking to Myself’ by Yohji Yamamoto (for more info, click here)

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‘Go-sees’ by Juergen Teller (for more info, click here or here)

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“Tord Boontje’ by Martina Margetts and Rizzoli (for more info, click here)



backstage look, Flashback, H/MU

Not long ago in 2010, Proenza Schouler started their hair and make-up signature look for the surf/skate SS10 collection. This specific summer collection was the inspiration for their recent collaboration with MAC cosmetics  (see our previous blog post about this collaboration). To date, the hair and makeup is similar to their earlier looks. Note the minimalist themes: natural skin tones, light colored lips, with darker hues around the eyes. Below we present the Proenza Schouler Girl in a timeline beginning with their most recent show going all the way back to that SS10 collection. “Natural beauty” at it’s finest!

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Proenza Schouler FW14

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Proenza Schouler FW14                             Proenza Schouler SS14

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Proenza Schouler SS14

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Proenza Schouler FW13

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Proenza Schouler FW13

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Proenza Schouler FW13                              Proenza Schouler SS13

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Proenza Schouler FW12                               Proenza Schouler SS12

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Proenza Schouler FW11

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Proenza Schouler FW11                            Proenza Schouler SS11

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Proenza Schouler FW10                            Proenza Schouler SS10

 

Have a look as well at the latest (Fall Campaign of Proenza Schouler)

Photography by Eli Schmidt and Antonella Zangeri.

 

 



arts and culture, Design, NYC Culture

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On Monday morning Dover Street Market re-opened with a ‘new beginning’, after they closed down the store for the weekend to execute a mini-renovation as part of their periodic transformations (every 6 to 12 months). The result is a refreshing interior offering new designers and exclusive collaborations. Among the new designers are Hood by Air and Melitta Baumeister. Some of the new exclusive collaborations available are the R.T. collection for Nike, the Kanye for A.P.C. collection and the sneaker line by Raf Simons for Addidas. With the new interior, designers and exclusive collaboration available, Dover Street Market certainly is worth the ‘Best Conceptual Store’ title awarded by New York Magazine.

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Photography by rubenvdb

 



anatomy of a show, arts and culture, Fashion Designer, Fashion History, fashion presentation, Flashback, Inspiration, Set Design, throwback thursday

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2004 was a special year for the Belgian designer Dries van Noten, it was the year he designed his 50th women’s collection and launched a book commemorating his career. Barneys, being one of the first stores in New York City to carry his line, decided to throw a party in honor of Mr. van Noten and launch his book in the United States. The event took place at Barneys on November 4th, working closely with Julie Gilhart and Simon Doonan, and produced by Dizon Inc.

As you entered the 4th floor of Barney’s, the room was covered in projections from past runway shows, layering over each other, wrapping the architecture and the racks of clothing. The center piece of the room consisted of a massive waterfall of images, pages from the book hung on strips of grosgrain ribbons, creating what now looks remarkably like a tumblr feed of images of his shows throughout the years. The strips, hung at different lengths, spanned a long narrow table displaying the books. Dries van Noten 01-50: A Golden Anniversary included photos of shows and invitations of every show since 1991, artfully chronicling his singular vision.

For more information about Dries van Noten and his close relationship with Barneys, have a look at this article.

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Dizon Snacks, Food & Drink, Some Things We Love, sullivan street

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A block away from the Dizon Inc. office in Greenwhich Village you can find Miss Lily’s Bakeshop and Melvin’s Juice Bar! It is our favorite place to grab a bite or get a healthy organic juice. Some of our favorites at Miss Lily’s are the ‘Sweet & Dandy’ and the ‘Jamaican Green’. They are a perfect summer treat at our office!

To learn more about Miss Lily’s Bakeshop and Melvin’s Juice Bar, take a look at these articles in the NYTimes and Guest of a Guest.

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Photography by rubenvdb, image of Melvin by Guest of a Guest.



beauty edits, Fashion Week, H/MU, Makeup Breakdown, throwback thursday

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This week, we are looking back at the H/MU of one of our 2009 productions; the Jonathan Saunders Spring 2009 show. Backstage, Saunders talked about ‘color’ being his main focus (see style.com). The result was a bright, electric and graphic collection, which came to life as well on the model’s faces. World-renowned make-up artist Pat McGrath created a very colorful make-up look to complement the collection, focusing on the eyes.

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Make-up by Pat McGrath

Photography by Keetja Allard.



Art, arts and culture

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A week ago, we took a trip to Rockaway beach to escape from the city heat. After a day of relaxing and sunbathing we went to Fort Tilden to visit Rockaway!, a free public arts festival to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and Rockaway Beach after Hurricane Sandy destroyed most of it two years ago. Two of Rockaway’s most notable residents, MoMa PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach and Patti Smith, were invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) to create this exhibition. Smith created specific on-site installations and shows a photography collection. Sculptures are by Adrian Villar Rojas and there is a sound-art piece by Janet Cardiff.

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Sunday June 29th was the opening day of the Rockaway! arts festival; featuring performances by the Rockaway Theatre Company and a poetry reading by James Franco and Patti Smith. See below a few of our own photographs of the event, as well as some images from our favorite installations pulled from several articles (see links at the end of this blog post).

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Resilience of the Dreamer by Patti Smith 

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The Fort Tilden chapel 

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Short film by Walt Whitman 

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Photography collection by Patti Smith 

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T9 Building, a former locomotive repair facility 

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For more information about this event, please visit MoMa PS1, NYTimes.com or Vogue.com.

Photography by Forbes.com, NYTimes, MoMaPS1 and rubenvdb.

 



anatomy of a show, playlist, throwback thursday

It is throwback thursday and we are having a look back at the music playlists of the Fall 2014 Runway Shows, created by some very talented DJ’s such as Sebastien Perrin, N.O.I.S.E/ Michel Gaubert and Javier Peral. Time to start downloading some songs and get your winter playlist ready!

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click here to see the show

Music by DJ Sebastien Perrin

‘Zero Tolerance’ by Sonar

‘Honesty’ by Editors (Timothy J. Fairplay Remix)

 

+ the HELMUT LANG playlist from Fall 2013

 

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click here to see the show

Music by N.O.I.S.E/ Michel Gaubert

‘Hallelujah’ by Jeff Buckley

 

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click here to see the show

Music by DJ Sebastien Perrin

‘Human Drama’ by Planningtorock

‘Human Drama’ by Planningtorock (Perera Elsewhere Remix)

‘Escape from Home’ by Parov Stelar & Peter Kreuzer

‘King Pony’ by Mujuice

‘Blue Sunday’ by Maribou State

 

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click here to see the show

Music by Labtonic

‘Bad Girls’ by Donna Summer (Boys Noize Club Mix)

‘Big Fun’ by Inner City (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)

‘I’ll be’ by Foxy Brown & Jay-Z (D&A aka Damien Mendis Remix)

‘Love to love you baby’ by Donna Summer feat. Chris Cox (Giorgio Morodor Remix)

‘Ice Pressure’ by Queen & Boys Noize (Labtonic Remix)

 

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click here to see the show

Music by DJ Javier Peral

‘The Rendez-Vous’ by Alexandre Desplat (from Birth original movie soundtrack)

‘Spatiotemporal’ by Conforce

‘In The Upper Room: Dance II’ by Philip Glass

‘Water Me’ by FKA Twigs (DJ Booth Remix)

‘Excess Mortality’ by Conforce

‘Driving in Geneve’ by Alexandre Desplat (From Syriana original movie soundtrack)

 

+ click here for the MONIQUE LHUILLIER spring 2014 playlist

 

Photography by Eli Schmidt



Art, arts and culture, Dizon Inc family, dizon team, NYC Culture

This week we are featuring artist Kysa Johnson on our blog, she is a member of the Dizon Inc. family and joins us every fashion week as a freelance coordinator. We sat down with Kysa and asked her a few questions about art, fashion and food. Scroll down to see the interview and a few of her recent installations.

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What’s your favorite thing about working fashion week and what keeps you coming back every season?
The amazing people I get to work with! The camaraderie and the chance to be a part of a smart talented group of people working towards a common creative goal.

What inspires you in your own life or work?
Ohhh so much but mostly nature and science. The sense that everything we are surrounded by at all scales is subject to the same basic physical laws and principles and that these laws and principles are over-arching and elegant.

What are the 3 most played songs/albums on your iTunes?
The War on Drugs, William Onyeabor, an old mix made by my husband called “What’s the Rumpus?”

What are you watching right now?
Sooo much good TV! True Detective, Halt and Catch Fire, Veep, Louie, the Leftovers seems promising, Cosmos…. and embarrassingly I watched about 3 episodes of I Wanna Marry Harry on demand the other night. It was way too terrible to turn off.

List 3 fashion week essentials:
Clothes with pockets, coffee, lip balm

Does fashion have a place in your life out side of fashion week? If so, in what way?
Yes! I love clothes soooo much. I love finding those key pieces each year which define that particular time in your life and I have a vintage clothing fetish. I look forward to our bi-annual trips to Pittsburgh each year almost exclusively because they have fantastic and affordable vintage stores. I actually have dreams every now and again that I am in a warehouse full of vintage clothing (from every era imaginable) and it’s all free, it’s amazing.

Below: Kysa Johnson’s ‘Bank of America waiting room’ installation at The Armory Show (click here for more information about the art installation).

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Kysa’s latest exhibition: ‘blow up 250 – be it ever so humble – subatomic decay patterns after Wyandanch, Payne & Rennert’ at the Halsey Mckay Gallery. The exhibition consists out of a sculptural chalk on blackboard drawing, Johnson employs subatomic decay patterns to define a Hamptons landscape occupied by 3 homes: a wigwam typical of the Montauk, John Howard Payne’s grandfather’s humble estate, and a contemporary palatial one. (for more information, click here)

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Below: ‘blow up 181 – subatomic decay patterns after Piranesi’s Funereal Urns’, 2012.

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For more information on Kysa Johnson, please visit her website, wikipedia-page or artsy.net 

Photography by the Halsey McKay GalleryArtInfo.com and Renato Ghiazza.