Back in 1979, Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace stood on the corner of La Cienega and Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of Los Angeles. The building was painted purple and blue, and had just opened that year to take advantage of the new craze sweeping a nation donning tube tops, hot pants and high socks to bounce, skate, and rock‘n’roll in a disco wonderland. Sensing a major scene in the making, Mr Flipper wanted to make a photo book to promote the venue
Identity is something every fashion label is obsessed with right now – what it should be, how to get it, how to bank on it. Prada is one of the houses whose distinct, powerful identity is fodder for many lesser talents, which is perhaps why the label’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collections – for him and for her – featured a sly wink and nudge to that idea in the form of ID cards clipped onto models’ collars and chests
Fondazione Prada’s latest exhibition, The Black Image Corporation , is a vital look back at two of the earliest, and most prominent, black-centric magazines in America. Breathtaking archival images from Ebony and Jet magazines (launched by black entrepreneur John H. Johnson in 1945 and 1951, respectively) have been blown up and hung on the walls of the newly opened Osservatorio venue in Milan.
This season’s Fendi woman lives in a flux between the Forties and Eighties.
Jordan Dalah , a graduate of Central Saint Martins’ esteemed fashion BA course, is just 25 years old, but his outlook when it comes to design is the same that could be found in almost any of the most storied couture houses. “I wanted the final collection that I made at Saint Martins to be extremely polished,” he explains over the phone, calling from his native hometown of Sydney. “I wasn’t sure whose hands it might be found in, but I wanted everything finished in a way that… read more » View Gallery (11 images)
The artist’s studio is a private, intimate and fruitful space – as French photographer Vincent Ferrané ’s new series Visitor demonstrates with charm and nuance. Over the course of a year, he photographed 17 emerging female artists in their ateliers in Paris, working across the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation and performance. Now, the resulting series comprises a book, set to be published by Libraryman on September 22.
“ Home is something of our own, our private sphere and protection, a place where we can shut the door behind us,” says Prof.
Is it inevitable that, as borders are thrown up around the world, limiting movement and emphasising individual sovereignty, fashion designers would react by examining their own sense of self, of what their labels stand for on a global stage? It’s just been reiterated by Riccardo Tisci at Burberry with his aesthetic ode to a United Kingdom, underscoring his designs with a distinct British… read more » View Gallery (15 images)
When David Stewart started shooting commercial advertising campaigns in the 1980s, the process would begin with art directors faxing over their drawings. Ideas were left to percolate. There was room for interpretation and spontaneity.
“I have never shied away from sex in the collections,” Christopher Kane told AnOther Magazine last season . Naturally – an especially apt adverb in this season’s case – Kane’s S/S19 collection was no exception.