I can’t speak very good French, I can just about get by in a boulangerie. My language deficiency doesn’t stop me being able to enjoy the excellent work of Sanaa K though. Her illustrations feature a lot of French text and, from what I can gather, are autobiographical. She also has songs that accompany many of her illustrations and give a further insight to the mood and emotion in each bit of work.
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I’ve wanted to feature the work of Blake Wright for a while now but have been unsure how appropriate his work is for this blog, but after his recent updates I don’t feel I can put it off any longer. The subjects to his work are usually either fashion (especially shoes) or gay culture but every illustration is riddled with Wright’s brilliantly irreverent sense of humour. His style is so casual that it could sometimes be construed as simply bad, but it fits perfectly with the humour in the images. A lot of his work is NSFW and if you aren’t a fan of nob drawings, or at the very least you don’t find them funny, don’t bother visiting his site.
Richard Haines’ illustrations are beautifully simple yet, his economy with lines doesn’t stop his drawings expressing the character and likeness of his subjects. Check out his blog here; a style blog where the photos have been replaced with his wonderful sketches. The odd photo does crop up showing you how wonderfully he captures people with his drawings.
In the late sixties, a Japanese photographer traveled throughout the northeastern United States stopping at each of the Ivy League schools to document the style of the era. The results of which were produced in the book, “Take Ivy”. The photo book was out of print until a few years ago when a small run was re-released, only to immediately sell out again. I think this is my new style bible. See the whole thing here.
I like Hiroshi Tanabe’s work a lot, very nice stuff. Check it out.
Juergen Teller + Marc Jacobs = pure fashion perfection.
The centrepiece of the July issue of Wallpaper* magazine is a unique collaboration between Wallpaper*, legendary art director Peter Saville and photographer Nick Knight. Take a look behend the scenes. (NSFW)
A recent collaboration between DC and Aaron Rose.
“As one of the cornerstone figures to the alternative art scene, Rose’s aesthetics are very much influenced by the mod subculture which originated from London in the 1950s. His items for this collection reflect his artistic sensibility with a simple punk-inspired fur-lined olive parka, and understated, simple mid and low top sneakers that are reminiscent of desert boots. These shoes are simple in design without excessive embellishments other than cross stitchings around the ankles of the shoes.”
Reno Ranger is a very talented photographer based in Germany. Some fantastic work in this portfolio, one for the memory banks.
Hussein Chalayan is renowned for his innovative use of materials and progressive attitude to new technology. He’s combined LED technology and Swarovski crystals for his ‘Airborne’ collection and uses remote controlled aircraft construction dresses in his collection ‘Before Minus Now’… That’s just a taste of what Hussein’s been creating over the last couple of years and is definitely worth a look – currently exhibiting at The Museum at FIT, NY.
Recently graduated from Central St Martin’s, MA student Mary Katrantzou recently won Best Graduate at the London Fashion Awards for her outstanding collection, inspired by Russian Constructivism and early 70’s references. I love her use of symmetry and bold chunky prints; each piece has a graphic feel to it… gorgeous!!
Loving the Eighties Feel.
This ‘Yes’ T is one of the latest designs from M/M Paris for 2K T-Shirts. Designed to express your mood — There’s a ‘No’ available too, but I’m not endorsing any “No’s” in the studio!!
After 10 years of designing backpacks, accessories & apparel for some major snowboard & streetwear brands, Belgian twins Oli and Mer Van Roost have finally got their very own premium lifestyle brand launching this year. Keep your ears open for BRUXE.
The Packable Tote Bag, is part of Supreme’s SS08 collection. It comes in three colorways, with the Supreme logo applied in neon colors. Reet Good!
This shoe takes its inspiration from the Converse All-Star silhouette but with Number (N)ine’s own styling. Available now at Number (N)ine retailers. Nice!