Shaun Samson Almost Shatters the Glass at London's Royal Opera House29/02/2012
Calligraphic Gothic lettering, shaved faux fur, oversize Tees, Timberland boots, Masta Ace soundtrack - after just one season, Shaun Samson gives menswear a massive Latino punch. Mandi Lennard caught up with him after his Fall/Winter 2012/13 show as part of MAN at London Fashion Week.
The Death of Youth Interview
Pornography or Art?
I believe I started off the same as many, assuming that Giovanni Lipari merely started his photographic project The Death of Youth as a way to get women naked. In speaking with him about the series, which has been picked up by Purple Diary, Taschen for their Newest Erotic Photography book and countless other blogs and websites - I have genuinely become fascinated with Giovanni's struggle with turning 30, his failed attempts at becoming a womanizer and whether he perceives what he has created to be art or pornography.
David Hanauer "Vice Chair but Table Versa be Cause Wall and Floor"28/02/2012
David Hanauer's project "vice chair but table versa be cause wall and floor" exhibited at the D3 competition at IMM cologne 2012, blurring the line between sculpture and furniture. Adding sheets of metal to the form creates a usable table, while the addition of leather cushions transform the piece into seating, each object can either be placed on the floor or mounted to the wall. The piece offers the viewer choices, to first transition from a viewer to a user and then to disregard function in return for pure aesthetic.
Source - Domus
The publishing industry is changing, and while the masses are calling out 'Print is Dead', Monika Belskyte is telling them its alive and well just as loud. SOME/THINGS Magazine, it's agency and gallery space put a new twist on traditional publishing business models and while other magazines look to reduce the cost of production or increase their revenue from advertising, SOME/THINGS does the opposite by providing a product that is truly collectable and true to the magazines philosophy and direction.
Jil Sander Fall 201227/02/2012
The crowd at Raf Simons final showing for Jil Sander after the announcement that he is to step down from the helm of the fashion house, was as you would expect - nothing short of spectacular. Proving that Simons is in an absolute league of his own, the collection was unashamedly feminine, elegant and refined. The designer apparently received a standing ovation which continued until Simons re-emerged for an emotional encore.
Source - Style.com
Phoebe Collings-James Interview
Violence, Sexuality, Desire and Beauty
Phoebe Collings-James is one of those people that will make you feel a little insecure about your life for all she has achieved. At only 23 she has already shown in London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Berlin, Milan, Beirut, Mexico and New York. Mixing everything from sculpture, performance, illustration, mixed media installation, photography and video, her work explores the most raw of subjects - violence, desire, sexuality and beauty. Thought provoking and erotic, Phoebe is quickly becoming one Britain's of the most exciting young artists.
splitting of the phallus, making of the god 2011 pcj 1
Sortir un Oeuf 2011
Band of Outsiders for the Oscars24/02/2012
Band of outsiders relationship with the film industry continues, this time not using well known actors or actresses in their lookbooks or films, but by sending a clip on bow tie with a fortune cookie that read "He who wears Band of Outsiders bow tie wins important award," to a raft of potential Academy Award winners, a list that includes: Alexander Payne, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Jonah Hill, and Woody Allen.
Unassuming and polite, you can't help but have the utmost admiration for Hiromichi Ochiai and his label Facetasm. Facetasm is a young label with only five years behind them, yet the success of the label is quite profound and it is no surprise when Tokyo Fashion Week took place late last year that Oshiai's label was a leading name.
Juliana Balestin Recipe24/02/2012
New York based Juliana Balestin is a regular art contributor to Purple Magazine and Purple Diary, she works with Andre out of his Chinatown Studio and previously at Metro Pictures with the likes of Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo. Juliana gave us her favourite recipe, keeping things simple with Chicken and Potatoes.
2 pounded chicken breasts
Olive oil Butter
1 pint of chicken stock
Salt and pepper
2 white Idaho potatoes
Photographer - Post New
Stephane Ashpool Interview + Pigalle Basketball Video23/02/2012
Stéphane Ashpool is the creative brain behind Pigalle Paris, and also the Pain O choKolat co founder. In this new video directed by dutch film maker Paul Geusbroek, Ashpool showcases his local basketball team for whom he recently designed the outfits. This is part of the 'Amateur Basketball' project Pigalle Paris is starting, thanks to the support of Nike Stadium Paris and Bowery Stadium.
Christophe Victoor: What is the meaning of the 'Amateur Basketball' project?
Photographer - Ysa Perez