Saturday, July 25, 2009


Missoni's autumn/winter 2009 ad campaign with model Hanne Gaby Odiele. Shot by Ryan McGinley.


These images are taken from Slavs and Tatars‘ brilliant A Thirteenth Month Against Time. Released in a limited edition of 100, it can be downloaded as a pdf here.

Founded by Kasia Korczak and Payam Sharifi, and now working in collaboration with Boy Vereecken and Victoria Camblin, Slavs and Tatars’ work focuses on the area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China. This region – Eurasia – has tremendous geopolitical significance and has been dubbed “The Grand Chessboard” by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Slavs and Tatars’ work is a playful and profound attempt to “map” Eurasia in all of its historical complexity.

Apollo 11 of 2009

Women's Wear Daily have asked 21 designers, including Rodarte, Tim Hamilton and Yigal Azrouel, to literally draw inspiration from the 40th anniversary of the first step on the moon.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Henrik Vibsvok

Calling Henrik Vibskov a “fashion designer” would be quite the understatement. He may be best known for his explosive prints, theatrical runway shows and witty ready-to-wear designs, but fashion is but one gem inside Vibskov’s twisted kaleidoscope of creativity.

Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2001, the Danish designer has lived in a minefield of film, music, art and fashion. His conceptual cinematic endeavors earned him London’s acclaimed Beck’s Future Prize. His large-scale art installations have been shown at such venues as PS1, Palais de Tokyo and the Sotheby’s Gallery in New York. And when he’s not prepping for the runway, filming or sculpting, he keeps the beat as the drummer for Danish musician, Trentemøller.

This laundry list of creative pursuits may seem excessive, perhaps even schizophrenic, but Vibskov seamlessly blurs the lines of his many mediums to build an artistic world that knows no boundaries: “I don’t separate between the things that I am doing. When I do an installation, I [might] take a piece and use it for a print in the next collection, or the other way around.” Perhaps this explains the designer’s notoriously fantastical fashion shows. Each of his runway sets is a full-on installation, an elaborate work of art that merges with his clothing to build yet another dimension of the Vibskov universe.

Fall 2009 was one of his best extravaganzas to date. Titled “Human Laundry Service,” the collection explores the tension between man and machine: “We are always surrounded by electric and mechanic things that have straight lines and precise workflows. But we counteract them as human beings with our imperfection, our soulful existence and our need for coziness. Doing laundry is one image for this.”

This relationship was played out on a surreal Copenhagen runway. Behind the catwalk, models crowned with extended top hats walked inside three-meter-high black-and-white striped wheels. Their steps powered the curious spinning contraptions, thus completing the circuit of what Vibskov describes as a “human-driven laundry machine.”

But where would a laundry machine be without the laundry? That’s where Vibskov’s Wilhelminian fall collection comes in. With such diverse influences as classic menswear, the Amish, hippie communes, 18th century carnivals and magicians, both the men’s and women’s looks were colorful combinations of chevron striping, tribal prints and dark plaids. Pajama-esque jumpsuits, wide cream suspenders and patchwork blouses were just some of the playful features. Oversized jackets, a quirky bubble skirt and sculpted coats and dresses constituted unique yet wearable staples.

Below, Vibskov gives us a glimpse into his whimsical psyche by outlining his three favorite fall looks:

“What looks like a poncho here is actually a blanket. It’s very soft and warm, and one should have one on any car backseat of the world.”

“This one I like because of the strong color contrast. The green and the black almost seem to work against each other and there is a huge tension.”

“The collection is inspired by traditional American clothing from the days of the settlement. This shirt transports this spirit well.”

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Reed + Rader

Pamela Reed + Matthew Rader = Reed+Rader, "..enjoy cats, stuffed animals, nintendo, pizza, robots, deli sandwiches, computing on the internet." Oh and they live in New York. Obviously.

Keeping up with the Jones

Dominic Jones Jewellery lookbook featuring black leather gloves with white gold nails, rose stems, rose thorns, claws, Alice Dellal, Lizzy Jagger and friends.


Actor Freddie Stroma stretches and bends in the new ACNE commercial.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


It is never a bad thing to start your day with a banana.
Just ask Karl.

Yeah yeah!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Alexa Chung in Karen Walker

Alexa Chung spotted in NYC wearing Karen Walker’s "Duper Strength" sunglasses.

Margiela Barbie

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Sex: too fast to live, too young to die is a CD compilation of the tracks that were on the jukebox at the legendary Sex store run by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood on Kings Road in London.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five
2. Through My Eyes - The Creation
3. Ain’t Got No Home - Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry
4. Shake Some Action - Flamin’ Groovies
5. You’re Gonna Miss Me - The Spades
6. Liar Liar - The Castaways
7. In The Nighttime - The Strangeloves
8. Brand New Cadillac - Vince Taylor
9. You Better Move on - Arthur Alexander
10. Eighteen - Alice Cooper
11. Night Of The Vampire - The Moontrekkers
12. Monster In Black Tights - Screaming Lord Sutch And The Savages
13. I Can’t Control Myself - The Troggs
14. I Put A Spell On You - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
15. Have Love Will Travel - The Sonics
16. Joue Pas Le Rock’n'Roll Pour Moi - Johnny Hallyday
17. The Pill - Loretta Lynn
18. We Sell Soul - The Spades
19. Valerie - Jackie And The Starlites
20. Roadrunner - The Modern Lovers

Josh Slater

Josh Slater was born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn. He grew up drawing monsters and ugly people. Now he has found a niche in celestial illustration.

The Row

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's "high-end fashion range"
The Row, S/S 09

Shot by Erik Madigan Heck.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

42 x 42

42 Below, a brand of vodka from New Zealand, has begun a new campaign entitled OneDreamRush, in which it has asked 42 directors to produce 42-second shorts about dreams.

While the idea itself seems a bit stilted, it’s the list of directors that should really excite: David Lynch, Harmony Korine, Larry Clark, Kenneth Anger and Gaspar Noe. But the list continues on from there to all sorts of more surprising names: Terence Koh, Sean Lennon, Arden Wohl, James Franco, Lola Schnabel, etc.

See the trailer above, and check 42× for updates as the shorts are released, one by one.


Meet Monkia;
an anonymously produced magazine that aims to free its content from preconceived notions of authorship. Much like Margiela, masks and generally all things mysterious, Monika allows for experimentation and risk taking. "Anonymity in the arts isn't anything new," explains Monika's elusive editor, "but it's due a return"...

Christian Wijnants

Christian Wijnants Autumn/Winter 09.
Photographed by Frederik Heyman.
Available now at Poepke in Paddington.

Monday, July 6, 2009

#1: WINK!

I.D Magazine: the 300th issue.
I.D have printed three separate collectable covers to commemorate the auspicious occasion.