From self, personality, to Saint Laurent.
The intention of the project is to capture different aspects of the Saint Laurent personality, underlining the complexity of various individuals through the eyes of artists selected by Anthony Vaccarello. It represents the freedom of self-expression and conveys many different facets of the Saint Laurent attitude.
Creative disciplines across art and fashion reinforce and fuel the concept of diversity and individuality.
Self is formed by a heady mixture of attraction, ambivalence and mystery generated by photographers, artists, and filmmakers.
Bret Easton Ellis is the third artist whom Saint Laurent worked with for this project, following Daido Moriyama and Vanessa Beecroft.
The video curated by Anthony Vaccarello will be digitally disclosed in parallel with Tribeca Film Festival, taking place in New York from April 24th to May 5th.
Directed by #Bret Easton Ellis “The Arrangement” captures jealousy and obsession. A utopia is still a possibility, and the purity of love is still an option. The short movie is exploring this idea by juxtaposing the elegance of the characters world with the turmoil and dreamy confusion they are experiencing.
Featured as part of the designer’s debut S/S 2019 womenswear show in London, Kiko Kostadinov returns to Camper for a new Together collaboration that offers a glimpse into the future of textures and typologies.
Leading the womenswear collection under the Kiko Kostadinov brand, twin sisters Deanna and Laura Fanning combine innovative cutting, bold contouring, and an engineered approach to knitwear that aims to engage with the female form. Based on Camper’s Brooke heel, the young designers take a TWINS-inspired approach to the project, using asymmetry, unexpected materials, and extreme panelling to present a feminine style that is both audacious and elegant.
Available as both an ankle boot and a knee-high boot, the new collaboration reflects Kostadinov’s dedication to push the boundaries of contemporary design, rewriting the rules on women’s footwear with a powerful look that radiates sci-fi and futuristic.
Both styles will be introduced during London Women’s Fashion Week, with an exclusive preview happening at Dover Street Market London. Launching globally on March 19th, the collaboration will be available online at Camper.com and CamperLab stores in London, Paris, and New York City.
/ Photography by Merel Hart /
/ Photography by Merel Hart /
Camper and designer Kiko Kostadinov team up for summer to present a selection of rugged styles based on the brand’s iconic, outdoors-inspired Teix boot.
For his second collaboration, the Bulgarian-born designer focuses on protection and functionality, presenting five men’s options with bold color blocking and easy-fit closing systems. Continuing his exploration of the “new outdoors” concept, Kostadinov channels his industrial inspiration into three distinct typologies this season: a low-top shoe, a thick-strapped moccasin, and a semi-open sandal. Chunky silhouettes and a safety-color palette of orange, yellow, and black further highlight the workwear approach behind the provocative designer’s latest Camper offering.
This time, Kiko Kostadinov has selected artist Eric N. Mack to create the imagery. The New York-based creative works with a variety of mediums, including paint, textiles, photographs, collage, and sculpture. Often working with recovered materials.
“Artwork and Photography by Eric N. Mack”
Held for the very first time in November 1997, Ukrainian Fashion Week was the first real, runway-based, event dedicated to fashion within Eastern Europe. With more than 50 shows -as well as presentations- on its calendar, this dynamic fashion week keeps introducing a new wave of Ukrainian designers within the heart of Kyiv, its vibrant capital city.
Trying to understand the essence of Ukrainian fashion is no easy task, despite brands such as Litkovskaya, Paskal and Vita Kin enjoying international growth and success. If simplicity and construction appeal to the industry’s most prominent names, a subversive touch is also part of the local fashion jargon, avoiding sartorial clichés and promoting individuality. More cerebral and conceptual than their Russian or Georgian peers, Ukrainian designers like to play with contradictions while avoiding gimmicks and gratuitous effects.
This season, the best collections turned gender on its head, underlining the strength of ambivalence and exchange. Womenswear toughened-up -mainly through sharp and oversize tailoring- while menswear became tactile and more delicate, with transparency and embroidered motifs catching the eye. Artem Klimchuk did not disappoint with his precise and confident show. He has an actual following in Ukraine and his menswear looks were the best, emphasizing a subtle balance between soft and hard. At Flow The Label, Viktoria Balaniuk focused on intricate cuts and androgynous styles, from utility-inspired overalls to beautifully-cut pantsuits. Her dresses had an innocent country girl feel, fastened with contrasting lacing. A similar focus on cut and minimalism defined Przhonskaya’s striking collection, which illustrated the subdued and controlled appeal of Ukrainian fashion best. Sticking to a few fabrics only, such as checked wool, faux-fur, patchwork tweed and jersey, Helen Przhonskaya proved that modesty dressing can be directional and sensual. Eccentric statements are, in fact, not what you will find in Kyiv, but new designers showed they also have a sense of humor. SIX, launched in 2017 by Julia Bohdan, delivered a sleek and inspiring show, where she managed to make beige alcantara and crocodile print satin desirable. Pants were wide and high-waisted, while jackets remained manly and loose, advancing the ongoing male/female discussion. Asked about the complex nature of Ukrainian fashion, Lilia Litkovskaya offered her own analysis: “There is definitely a specific taste in our culture, which you can also find in fashion. Respect for quality, beautiful fabrics and a sense of irony may define some of the designers here. I properly launched my brand in 2009 and went international from the very beginning. I was honestly surprised to see how instinctively and positively people responded to what we did.” We can only wish the newest names on the calendar as bright -and promising- a future as Litkovskaya has enjoyed so far.
/ Review by Philippe Pourhashemi /
Saint Laurent releases Travis Scott’s music video for ‘Can’t Say’ featuring Don Toliver, following his performance at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show. Directed by Nathalie Canguilhem and produced by Saint Laurent, with fashion entirely from Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. ‘Can’t Say’ is featured on Travis’ critically-acclaimed 2x RIAA certified platinum album ASTROWORLD, which garnered three 2019 Grammy nominations and scored the second-largest debut of 2018.
/ Photography by Arturo Bamboo /
BURBERRY REVEALS RICCARDO TISCI'S FIRST AD CAMPAIGN FOR THE HOUSE
Riccardo Tisci revealed his debut ad campaign for Burberry. The campaign presents the British house's SS19 collection, which celebrates the melting pot of creativity and style traditions the city of London is.
To bring his vision for Burberry to life, Tisci assembled a multigenerational cast of photographers and models, saying: "The thing that excites me the most about Burberry is how inclusive it is - it appeals to everyone no matter their age, their social standing, their race, their gender.”
The campaign was shot by photographers Nick Knight, Danko Steiner, Hugo Comte, Colin Dodgson, Peter Langer and Letty Schmiterlow, all of whom make their Burberry campaign debut. Creating a collection of contrasting imagery, the six creatives portray Tisci's diverse and inclusive vision, whilst translating the new cues and codes for Burberry in their own inimitable style.
/ Words by Laura Bonne /
All-new for s/s 2019, ABS is a technically advanced alter-sneaKer with sculpted volumes and a fluid, rounded outsole. LinKed to the brand's ACS line from the late '90s, the camperLab Exclusive style represents Camper's connection to the worlds of industrial design and architecture, boasting a sophisticated no-stitch construction and clean, minimalist uppers made from an elastic material similar to neoprene. For its debut season, ABS is presented in both slip-on shoe and boot styles and is offered in two distinct colorways - blacK with an acid yellow outsole and blacK-on-blacK. Extra lightweight and with a futuristic science fiction inspiration, the new urban offering from Camper combines the brand's design-driven approach to footwear with the lat est in real world, sport-inspired innovation.
/ Photography by Florian Joye /
/ Creative Direction Romain Kremer /
/ Art Direction by Novembre x Florence Tétier /
/ Assistant Kim Saskia Alaux /
Continuing the themes of his book Abuse, the acclaimed Italian photographer Alessio Bolzoni presents Abuse II, The Uncanny, the second part of the photographic project that he started in 2017.
Abuse II, The Uncanny is a study of the human form, in which Bolzoni explores concepts of abuse and discomfort. The subjects’ bodies are photographed in an objective, almost scientific way, sprawled across the floor in various states of contortion, made even more disconcerting by their heads and faces being invisible. Without this ‘identifier’, the viewer is unable to place their age, gender, or the colour of their skin, creating a feeling of the uncanny that is extended through the sense of an unknown viewer.
Presented in the form of a fanzine inserted inside the publication is a further series of images, entitled Abuse II, Event, which is comprised of photographs of clothing.
The motivation for these works arose from a Syrian refugee who Bolzoni met on a Milanese street in the summer of 2016. He was selling the clothes he had worn during his hazardous journey to Southern Europe. Bolzoni bought the clothes and photographed them unwashed, replete with perspiration and other bodily traces. In spite of its marked absence, the clothing retains the resonance of human presence, with trousers and t-shirts turned inside out and arranged in shapes that echo the bodies that wore them.
As a whole, the three parts of the Abuse project reflect obliquely on the forces both physical and emotional that act upon our bodies: how these manifest in forms of abuse, the traces they leave behind, and the liminal space between life and death.
The book will be available to purchase through John Rule Book Distribution and Donlon Books, London.
Book Launch 4 February 2019
/ Words by Laura Bonne /
/ Photography by Matthieu Lavanchy /
/ Photography by Hugo Denis-Queinec /