Opening Ceremony Book09/05/2012
Opening Ceremony celebrates their 10th anniversary with the printing of a new book with Rizzoli, presenting treats from their archive such their first business plans written on napkins through to incredible imagery from events, collections, and collaborations. Ryan McGinley, Alexander Wang, Sally Singer, M.I.A., Terence Koh, Marcel Dzama, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and Jason Schwartzman are among some of the friend that have contributed, with Spike and Chloë making special zine inserts and Terry Richardson shooting an exclusive series of portraits for the book.
Source - Slamxhype
Dana Lee Interview
Going beyond the conventions of typical fashion, Dana Lee has a unique vision for "authentic beauty" that she has built her label on and thrived from in recent years. Lee's journey began in Vancouver and has seen her cut samples and work on Christmas Day and internships in London and Helsinki, but these are all valuable lessons that all paid off for the now New York based designer. So often in the past menswear has complimented womenswear but that is not how Lee sees it, one of a new generation of women menswear designers changing the way us men dress.
Photographer - Images from Dana Lee F/W 2012
Dior "Secret Garden - Versailles' Film04/05/2012
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin bring life to Dior's fall 2012 collection in Secret Garden - Versailles, their latest fashion film. Models Daria Strokous, Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju explore a deserted Versailles, leading you through its halls and out into Dior's enchanting 'secret garden.'
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Acne Studios & Snowdon02/05/2012
Acne Studios is set to publish it's first ever book, a unique collections of portraits from the archive of one of the most important portrait photographers and Acne Chief Designer Johnny Johansson's source of inspiration, Lord Snowdon. The book presents 61 beautiful portraits depicting some of the great personalities within the arts, politics, and the British royal family. Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Graham Greene, Sidney Nolan, Manolo Blahnik, Agatha Christie, David Bowie and many more feature.
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A.P.C. & Vanessa Seward Capsule27/04/2012
Renowned French label A.P.C has produced a capsule collection in collaboration with Vanessa Seward, the former creative director of Azzaro. The range includes printed dresses and blouses with white cuffs and collars, a metallic dress and patterned shorts. All introducing a "a new, quiet kind of glamour" thanks to Seward.
Source - Huh Magazine
Ben Shaffer Interview
Nike are a sportswear company before anything else, unique in that their sole purpose is to create products which will enhance the performance of its athletes. The rewards of their absolute goal to innovate however are what we and its competitors look at and covet. Their ability to create products with talkability, their groundbreaking approach to marketing, the unique nature of their aesthetic design, and their relevance in the market and even wider culture. All of this however is merely a result of their efforts and talents in working to innovate.
Words - Intro by Adam Bryce, Interview by Sharmadean Reid
Kenzo Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Video18/04/2012
Kate Foley, Kyleigh Kuhn, Derek Blasberg, Olivia Kim, Jen Brill, Andre Saraiva, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Mariko Munro and Carlos Quirarte star in Kenzo's latest Spring/Summer 2012 collection video, The Window. As you would expect from the team under the directorship of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim the video is fun, refreshing and takes the piss of our text and meme culture.
Todd Snyder Interview
Past, Present, Future
Since beginning his own label in 2008, Todd Snyder has defined himself by the refined. The Iowa native spent time working at J.Crew before making the timely decision to step away independently and has not looked back, having been able to reach new heights. With the current Todd Snyder Spring/Summer 2012 collection one to really appreciate, I caught up with Snyder to talk about all things past, present, future.
James Oliver: Can you please tell me about your philosophy of design?
The WAH Nails Book of Nail Art13/04/2012
The incredible Sharmadean Reid launched her new book 'The WAH Nails Book of Nail Art' at The WAH club at the W London hotel this week. Sharmadean opened the first of her famed WAH Nails salons in London in 2009, then a dedicated salon in Topshop's Oxford Circus flagship store and has been growing her dedicated fanbase ever since. The who's who of Londons creative community have been going to WAH since it opened and celebrities like Alice Dellal, M.I.A, Cassette Playa's Carri Munden and Louise Gray have become obsessed.
// The WAH Nails Book of Nail Art by Sharmadean Reid is available from the W Store at W London and in New York from July
Photographer - Rebecca Thomas
Hiroshi Fujiwara Interview
"The Godfather of Harajuku"
To describe Hiroshi Fujiwara as an influence is a huge understatement. Often referred to as the 'Godfather of Harajuku', Fujiwara has been the backbone to a movement that goes much further than a small suburb in Tokyo. Having experienced culture in London and New York most notably, as a teenager Fujiwara got introduced to the some of the most powerful names around that have inspired the new generation. I sat down with Fujiwara recently to talk about how it all began and how he has seen the Harajuku movement evolve over the years.
Photographer - Keita Suzuki