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.

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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.

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Actress and model Drake Burnette (famous from the Larry Clark movie: “Marfa Girl”) is the star of Milly’s fall campaign, shot by Cedric Bucket. For more information visit Milly’s blog or WWD.

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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.

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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.



backstage breakdown, backstage look, throwback thursday

As September fashion week is coming closer and closer, we are looking back at the last fashion week in February for Fall/Winter 2014. Enjoy below the fun backstage pictures.

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Photography by Eli Schmidt.

 



arts and culture, Design, Inspiration, inspired

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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)



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.

 



Fashion Designer, Fashion History, Fashion Week, Flashback, throwback thursday, Uncategorized

Elegantly set tables, adorned with translucent chairs, stretched the shadowy lengths of The Highline Hotel Ballroom for L’Wren Scott’s Fall 2012 collection. Her collection, Tea Time, fit perfectly with the setting to create the feeling of ‘Downton Abbey’ inspired by early 1900’s England to WWII . Guests enjoyed a lovely lunch against this dramatic backdrop as the models began to stroll down the runway.

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Photography by Antonella Zangheri



Design, fashion presentation, Set Design

Last  wednesday UNIQLO celebrated it’s new LifeWear collection for the upcoming fall 2014 season, showing 9 collections including  Heattech, Topics (featuring a new british check theme), Smart Style Pant, Ines De La Fressange, Denim and Ultra Light Down. Among the guests at the press preview was Nicola Formichetti; he is the new creative fashion director at Uniqlo.

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Photography by Greg Kessler



Inspiration

Happy Earth Day! On this green day, we are sharing these stunning photos taken by Phyllis Galembo. Galembo started traveling to Nigeria in 1985, and has since developed a rich body of work documenting the tradition of the Masquerade throughout Africa and Haiti. Masquerade in these countries is used to represent the spirit world during rituals, special events, and funerals, and is sometimes deeply elusive to outsiders.

The specificity and intention with which these costumes have been created lay beyond the world of fashion, and for this very reason they are all the more appealing. See below the fashion spread in this week’s T Magazine, photographed by Richard Burbridge and styled by Robbie Spencer.



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