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// #YSL21 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO //

SAINT LAURENT SUMMER 19 #YSL21 by Anthony Vaccarello captured by Juergen Teller and featuring Freja Beha Erichsen, Abbey Lee, Julia Nobis and Mica Arganaraz.

// CELINE 01 - MEN'S 19 Campaign Part2 //

CELINE Summer 2019 Men’s Collection Campaign Part 2 by Hedi Slimane.

THE SUMMER 19 COLLECTION PART II
PHOTOGRAPHED IN LONDON DECEMBER 2018
SOUNDTRACK LADY BIRD: “SPOONS"
SPECIAL THANKS TO MUSICIANS FROM:
DRUG STORE ROMEOS 
WALT DISCO
LADY BIRD 
UGLY

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// BROTHER and SISTER //

Brother and Sister’, an exhibition of new works by the Hungarian-born and New York-based artist Rita Ackermann, draws from personal subject matters. Throughout her practice, Ackermann has continuously challenged means of representation and abstraction in contemporary painting. Her often ghost-like compositions are achieved through sweeping, determined gestures of drawing, painting and erasing, wherein figures rise to the surface only to dissolve again. The new series on view in the Zurich gallery persist in their interrogation of how the artist’s consciousness, intentions, and movements manifest at a borderline between the formal aspects of her oeuvre. Ackermann: “Drawings are like veins; blood vessels leading to the heart…I do not know if life is forever, but I know I make paintings to live. Therefore, I must deconstruct the contours of the figure…Erased, blurred boundaries, no limits.”

Rita Ackermann Brother and Sister

Hauser & Wirth Zürich

17 January — 2 March 2019

Opening 16 January 2019, 6 — 8 pm


Images © Rita Ackermann

Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth 

Photography by Genevieve Hanson


/ by Laura Bonne /

// Y/PROJECT ROCKS PITTI UOMO //

Y/PROJECT FALL WINTER 19/20 AT PITTI UOMO 95

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GLENN MARTENS

Being asked to be the Guest Designer at Pitti Uomo in Florence is definitely a badge of honor for a designer, as well as a strong sign of recognition. Glenn Martens, who is only in his mid-30s, showed a powerful and directional collection within the historical walls of the  Chiostro Grande del Complesso di Santa Maria Novella. We caught up with the talented Belgian to discuss his love of tradition, his ongoing vision for Y/Project and what he thinks ‘streetwear’ actually means.



 Philippe Pourhashemi: How was the idea of presenting in Florence appealing to you?

Glenn Martens:  I came here for the first time when I finished high school, just before my first year at university. For me, Florence remains a major cultural center in Europe, which flourished during the Renaissance. I also wanted a democratic feel for the show and picked this venue because it’s a Florentine landmark while being open to visitors. Pitti Uomo is a fair welcoming thousands of people each season and it seemed logical for me to keep that sense of openness.

 

PP: How did you translate this vibe within the collection?

 GM: I think Y/Project speaks to very different clients and this eclecticism is reflected in the new collection. I wanted the clothes to feel opulent, but playful at the same time. There’s a whole theme in the show, which I named “Pop-Up”, where garments are doubled-up and seem to fall over the body. I also printed certain fabrics on tulle, which I layered over the originals, creating optical effects. I always like to give our clients several options to style the garments they choose, which means many pieces are pretty transformable.

 

PP: And you’ve expanded your line of footwear, as well as the bags. The thigh-high boots are really amazing.

 GM: Yes, it’s great to have a full collection and our first one for men. The last thing I wanted to show was sneakers, so we started from this idea of a formal shoe and changing the shape, from two-tone boots and square fronts with heels to strappy sandals and sleek patent leather boots for women.

 

PP: There are always so many ideas in your shows, but you’ve also perfected some of the styles introduced last season.

 GM: I get easily bored, but it was rewarding to be able to develop certain ideas in more depth. I showed more womenswear looks as well, which was exciting for me.

 

PP: Streetwear’ is as overused in fashion as the ‘luxury’ word. How do you define it?

 GM: For me streetwear is a tracksuit with a print. We offer that within our collections, but now our clients also buy the tailoring and more intricate pieces. It’s important for me that they represent the brand well.

 

PP: What was it like working with the Pitti Uomo team?

 GM: I have to say they were quite wonderful people, warm, dedicated and professional. I’m super pleased with how it’s turned out.

 

PP: How did you manage to get it all ready on time?

 GM: Well, it was a bit of a stretch and we had to work extra hard, but somehow we managed to launch everything before the Christmas holidays.

 

PP: You’re not scared of the pressure, are you?

 GM: Not at all. I even enjoy it.


/ Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi /

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// VVD Works 2009 – 2018 //

Since the release of his first monograph, Vincent Van Duysen has consolidated his reputation for buildings of exceptional spatial mastery and highly refined detailing, and built a growing international following. This beautiful companion volume presents thirty of the Belgian architect’s most recent works produced over the past decade, much of which has been exquisitely captured by renowned photographers Hélène Binet and François Halard. The buildings featured from this latest period include an array of elegant residences in Europe, New York, Paris and The Hamptons, as well as larger-scale commercial and public projects. Product and furniture designs, microcosms of the architect’s rigorous attention to detail, are also featured, including yacht interiors and objets décoratifs.

With foreword by close friend and Academy Award–winning actor Julianne Moore, the broader context of Van Duysen’s contribution to contemporary architecture is provided by architect Nicola di Battista and architecture critic Marc Dubois. An illustrated chronology provides a complete overview of the architect’s recent projects.

Van Duysen has established a reputation as one of the world’s most refined and artful architects. This major new publication will further cement his uncompromising commitment to creating timeless places and spaces.

// 60 YEARS BRILLANT //

Created for the world exhibition that took place in Brussels in 1958, the Brillant has been radiating all over the globe, at the arm of many iconic women. 

Over the years, the Brillant has been re issued in various materials. For the 60thbirthday edition, a golden framework has been added inspired by the Mercury – Golden Age car by excellence -, which is this years theme for the iconic bag.

Available in black & red Norwegian bull leather, as well as a black alligator the Brillant is ravishing. Looking back, it’s pretty clear, you don’t become a DIVA, you simply are one. 

Delvaux

/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// 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 without censorship, and conveys many different facets of the Saint Laurent attitude. Creative disciplines across art and fashion reinforce and fuel the concept of diversity, individuality, and self-confidence through a lens free from pretense and hypocrisy. This project is an artistic commentary on society while emphasizing the core values of Saint Laurent. Self is formed by a heady mixture of attraction, ambivalence and mystery generated by photographers, artists, and filmmakers who have come together to make a confrontational statement. Daido Moriyama, the first artist with whom Saint Laurent worked with for this project, will be presented in Paris at Palais Royal from the 9th till the 11th of November during Paris Photo. The exhibition curated by Anthony Vaccarello will be presented in a light-installation accessible to the public in the Galerie d’Orléans courtyard, in front of Palais Royal garden.

// SAINT LAURENT MEN’S SS 19 X TRAVIS SCOTT //

Travis Scott for the new Saint Laurent’s men SS19 campaign under the lens of David Sims.

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// Willy Vanderperre + VIER //

Both Willy Vanderperre and VIER Antwerp need no introduction. Together, they are releasing a collection that consists of hoodies, tees, towels, socks as well as stickers, socks and pins. The number four has always been significant for Willy. The store VIER takes its name from the iconic neighbourhood in which it’s based. Four stores across the world will distribute this line, four colours, as well as four different visuals – regarding Antwerp - shape this collection. 

 

‘T-shirts, stickers, pins and more’will be available at Dover Street Market (LA, NY. TOKYO, LDN), The Broken arm Paris, Slam Jam Milan and VIER Antwerp as from today until the 31st. of December.


/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// KOMONO's Creative Fusions //

Involving other creative minds within their process is one of KOMONO’s strengths, along with the clarity of their vision. Asking 11 young creatives to interpret their Signature Collection watches was therefore a natural step, letting each designer, artist or illustrator express how the Signature watch relates to their own handwriting. The results combine the stylish and graphic nature of the watch with powerful artworks, underlining the timelessness and seductive appeal of the Signature series.

// PARIS WELCOMES BYREDO //

Brand new Byredo flagship store opened in Paris a few days ago. Rue Saint-Honoré plays an essential part of the label story. Colette was one of the very first stores worldwide to support Ben Gorham’s project.

M/M Paris studio (founded by Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag), long-term collaborators have brought their own creative vision to the new space. Wallpaper's made by 7 exclusive posters from Mathias drawings. Imaginative atmosphere for perfumes, home fragrances, leather goods, and a selection of unexpected objects, like scented papers. A simple luxury, available only in this boutique.

“Even though these stores share the same emotion, I really tackle them individually and try to understand and respect the place they are in – the city, the neighbourhood. So it’s less about copy and paste and more about really creating something – in this case – for Paris”
Ben Gorham, Founder and Creative Director.


Boutique Byredo
199 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris


/ by Julie Nysten /

/ Photos by Annabel Elston, Matthieu Gadoin and Julie Nysten /

// ICONIC //

What better way to put a brand’s iconic pieces – the 1996 & 1997 jeans - in the limelight, than gathering people that are just as iconic as the garments. 

Cindy Crawford takes place before the lens, Sam Abell behind it, decor is the Cadillac Ranch created by the equally celebrated Ant Farm in the seventies. 

Safe to say that Acne’s new campaign is a tribute to the best that America has to offer, pushing forward one of the best things Acne has to offer: that perfect pair of jeans. 

 

Starting today the images will be shown and sold at Galerie Escougnou, all profits are going to the WWF foundation. 


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Exhibition from

28th September until October 2nd __ 11am - 7pm

Galerie Escougnou

7 Rue Saint Claude

75003 Paris

/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// CAMPER // FW 2018 ADV //

AUGMENTED VIRTUALITY

Immerse yourself in the quasi-virtual world of Camper Creative Director Romain Kremer with a F/W 2018 campaign that stretches the imagination and blurs the line between the abstract and the absolute.

A real-life take on the virtual experience, the F/W 2018 campaign questions the future of digital interaction, inviting spectators to become active players that choose their own adventure alongside otherworldly avatars ranging from fantastical to post-apocalyptic.

This season features nine new protagonists paired up with a selection of advanced unisex styles from the F/W 2018 collection. Making their debut are newcomers Rolling and Pix, while Helix and Brutus come back for a much-anticipated winter return. For women, chunky-heeled Thelma also makes the final cut.

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Follow @Camper on Instagram to watch the story unfold.

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// MARINE SERRE // FW18 ADV //

First look at the FW18 Marine Serre's campaign, captured by Tanguy Poujol and styled Benoît Bethume.

// DUNHILL / FW18 ADV //

‘The idea of the dunhill man is multiple, not singular. And in turn, so is the idea of Britishness – something crucial to dunhill and the way we approach style here’ says Mark Weston, Creative Director of dunhill London. ‘There is not a single way of being British, there are many; there is classicism and tradition as well as an idea of the contemporary and shifting. In many ways, the campaign is about literally showing these different perspectives at once.’ 

In the Autumn-Winter 2018 campaign, the reflection becomes the visual metaphor for a multifaceted approach at dunhill; towards luxury fashion, masculinity and what defines a British house respectful of tradition yet finding a new voice in contemporary culture right now.

Focusing on the model Clement Chabernaud – a purposefully familiar face from the menswear world and a favourite from the dunhill show – the photographer, Jack Webb, captures him in the shifting, reflected settings of London. Shot in the streets and through the glass fronted buildings of Mayfair, the timeless terrain surrounding Alfred Dunhill’s Bourdon House is explored via ‘stylised reportage’; a reflected world of half fact, half fiction.

Here, Chabernaud wears the mix of the traditional cut through with the casual, found in dunhill London’s Autumn-Winter collection. Sinuous tailoring and layered outerwear, in the form of traditional cashmere coats, still maintain a feel of ease when mixed with dunhill’s peerless masculine leather goods, encompassing shoes, bags and even trousers. The extravagant is made everyday and vice versa, while ‘executive style’ is both celebrated and subverted. Altogether, the codes of dunhill London are reflected and reconfigured for a new chapter at this storied British house. 

// AMERICAN FLOWERS //

Fashion and floral composition from south of France. American Vintage highlights a talented and sensitive french florist, Guillaume Lanier. Summer vibes in Coco Beach, Nice.

“It’s a trade that constantly redefines itself, an eternal renewal. Every day, you create a different bouquet.”  

Simplicity, shaping, defining tones and passion... Guillaume has a perfect sober style, just as if the colours were only made to shine in his bouquets. American Vintage philosophy inspires him : “With its basics, its neutral colors and its soft, comfortable materials, its DNA resonates deeply with me.”

Flower and fashion, full of emotions, the link between the label and his fabulous ambassador. A genuine way of making a fashion brand living. Flower Power.

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/ by Julie Nysten /

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// NEW OUTDOORS //

Strongly influenced by modern-day uniforms and workwear, designer Kiko Kostadinov takes on everyday urban footwear in his debut Together collaboration.

For F/W 2018, Kostadinov embraces the concept of “new outdoors” by revisiting our archives and paying tribute to Camper Teix, our iconic trekking boot originally launched in 1997. Boasting extreme volume and a complex, multi-piece construction, Kostadinov reinvents the line this season with water-resistant Gore-Tex® technology and an updated, hiking-inspired silhouette. 

Available in three distinct styles for men, the collaboration explores the fusion of performance and design, taking a bold step forward into the next generation of outdoor-inspired urban footwear.