Sure there were many people out capturing the blizzard in the past few days, but how many of them had tripods? Here is a short film by Jamie Stuart, a self professed Idiot With a Tripod.

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I dream of Corduroy..

December 28, 2010


Light as a Feather.

December 20, 2010


On heavy rotation.

December 11, 2010


A savage beauty

December 9, 2010


The Costume Institute’s gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York is a fashion exhibition like no other. Each year, the world’s media waits with bated breath to dissect the threads donned by the high-profile guests in attendance of each event, while the exhibition itself is one met with much anticipation. Next year’s offering however, has already received a massive surge of interest as it was revealed today that they shall be celebrating the career of the late, great Alexander McQueen with an intimate retrospective entitled: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

Taking place from May 4th through to July 31st, 2011, the exhibition will showcase all of his work, right from his Central Saint Martins postgrad collection from 1992, straight through to his final runway presentation unveiled shortly after his untimely death last February. The tribute will be an intimate portrayal of the iconic designer through his designs which have been categorized into a number recurring themes and concepts:

The Savage Mind will examine his subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices through displacement and deconstruction.
Romantic Gothic will highlight McQueen’s narrative approach to fashion and illuminate his engagement with Romantic literary traditions such as death, decay, and darkness. It will also reveal the main characters of his collections, including femme fatales and anti-heroes such as pirates and highwaymen.
Romantic Nationalism will look at McQueen’s fascination with the distant past.
Romantic Exoticism will examine his focus on distant places.
Romantic Primitivism will explore McQueen’s engagement with the ideal of the “noble savage.”

What’s more, the exhibition will include videos of McQueen’s runway presentations, reveal an assortment of “atavistic and fetishized objects,” including collaborations with Philip Treacy and Shaun Leane on display in a “Cabinet of Curiosities” and shall also feature an interview with Alexander McQueen’s creative director, Sarah Burton. To accompany the exhibition, Costume Institute curators Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda are compiling a book, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in homage to the designer.

When asked about the work of McQueen, Andrew Bolton puts it best; “Alexander McQueen was best known for his astonishing and extravagant runway presentations, which were given dramatic scenarios and narrative structures that suggested avant-garde installation and performance art. His fashions were an outlet for his emotions an expression of the deepest, often darkest, aspects of his imagination. He was a true romantic in the Byronic sense of the word — he channeled the sublime.”

Brooklyn Represent

December 9, 2010


For S/S 11, Louis Vuitton has teamed up with infamous Brooklyn based tattoo artist, Scott Campbell. Perhaps best known for works such as his laser cut money wads with tattoo style subjects, Campbell was approached by Louis Vuitton having felt his unique and youthful creativity best reflects a new era for the luxury French label. For the new season, Campbell has worked with the house on an extensive mix of scarves, ready-to-wear pieces, shirts and a limited edition “laser etched” weekender bag.

In conjunction with this collaboration, Louis Vuitton has released this short viral film. Here, viewers are invited into the creative universe of Campbell as he embarks on his daily pursuits. From taking his daily jog, to delving into his artwork, to speeding across the streets of New York; viewers are left wondering what his next destination will be as he packs up his sleek Louis Vuitton luggage and hails a taxi. Never fear, all shall be revealed in the next installment…

VUU COLLECTIVE

December 8, 2010


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VUU was conceptualized in early 2010 while observing and experiencing the art and fashion industries of New York. Although both encompass youth culture and the idea of  “new”, it became apparent that these two realms rarely give opportunities to the people who embody these qualities the most.

Vuu’s mission is to focus on a lesser-known, younger generation of artists, to give these talents the exposure they deserve. As a collective dedicated to being “for the people, by the people,” it is Vuu’s goal to provide an outlet for communication among both new and established creative talent where no voice is louder than another—everyone has the opportunity to be heard.

Putting our faith in a new generation of creators and art lovers, call upon all youth to unite. And being youth, the bearers of the future, we want to wrest from the comfortably established older generation freedom to live and move. Anyone who directly and honestly reproduces that force which impels him to create belongs to us.

 

—Die Brücke Manifesto, 1906

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