Posts Categorized: arts and culture
As fashion week Spring 2015 is on its way, the Fall 2014 collections are in store and the first campaigns are popping up. Below some of the latest campaigns from our clients; Proenza Schouler, Milly by Michelle Smith, Kenneth Cole and ICB.
Proenza Schouler’s fall campaign was shot by David Sims and features some of the memorable muted print garments from the runway show on model Julia Bergshoeff.
For more information about the campaign, click here.
Kenneth Cole’s new fall campaign was shot by Gregory Harris, featuring models: Sung Jin Park and Kai Newman. The fall campaign is named ‘Look Good, For Good” wanting to encourage people to take action instead of raising awareness to social problems. For more information on the campaign, click here.
Joan Smalls is for the second season in a row, the star of ICB’s fall campaign. Who was shot by Daniel Jackson. To celebrate the new campaign ICB threw a party and collaborated with Def Jam to create a ‘mixtape’ reflecting the collection (see below). For more information, click here.
Milly’s boutique has opened for the second summer in a row in the East Hamptons, offering the Milly ready-to-wear, Cabana and Minis collection. On top of that the store has a selection of gifts available (such as books and small accessories), every item in the store has been carefully selected by Michelle Smith herself.
New this summer are the dessert jars by Dani, available for the youngest family members (see the WWD article on jars by Dani). Catch a free ride to and from the store with the Milly shuttle service, in collaboration with Hampton Free Ride. For more information on the Milly East Hamptons store, click here.
To celebrate the second summer season of the Milly store, Michelle threw a poolside party at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. Co-hosts for the night were The Daily Summer and Chelsea Leyland, who was in charge of the music for the night. For more images of the event, click here.
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.
‘Sleepwalkers’ by Doug Aitken (for more info, click here)
‘Ballets Russes’ by André Tubeuf and Assouline (for more info, click here)
‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ by Bolton and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (for more info, click here)
‘Talking to Myself’ by Yohji Yamamoto (for more info, click here)
“Tord Boontje’ by Martina Margetts and Rizzoli (for more info, click here)
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.
Photography by rubenvdb
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.
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.
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).
Resilience of the Dreamer by Patti Smith
The Fort Tilden chapel
Short film by Walt Whitman
Photography collection by Patti Smith
T9 Building, a former locomotive repair facility
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.
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).
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)
Below: ‘blow up 181 – subatomic decay patterns after Piranesi’s Funereal Urns’, 2012.
THAKOON X TASAKI: PUNK ROCK PEARLS
Suddenly pearls seem to be everywhere in fashion (fashionista), but not many people know that Thakoon has been designing incredible pearl jewelry with Tasaki since 2009 when he was appointed creative director. Thakoon’s pearls are somehow punk rock yet incredibly elegant at the same time. So much so that girls who would never consider a string of pearls are wearing his unique pieces.
His latest collection “Pretty in Pearls”, is inspired by Thakoon’s dog Stevie, a Yorkshire Terrier and Chihuahua mix.
For more information and images, please visit the Tasaki website.