Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Day Before is a fashion documentary series which originally aired on Arte (French-German art's network), includes sneak peaks into the studios, ateliers, and PR offices for the directors of fashion high flyers like Sonia Rykiel, Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Jean-Paul Gaultier.
The film is based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, and focuses on the creation of the network. The script, written by The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, gets to the heart of the Facebook phenomenon with lines such as, "Who are we going to send it to? Just a couple of people. The question is, who are they going to send it to?" It's pretty clear that The Social Network won't be a terribly flattering portrait of Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg. The film also stars Justin Timberlake and his sexy back, alongside Brit Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones from the US version of The Office and the wee lad from Jurassic Park all grown up.
This beautiful editorial was photographed by Sarah St. Clair Renardfor Yen Magazine’s spring issue 2010. It's absolutely lovely the reference to Holi, the Hindu festival of Spring, one of the most beautiful celebrations of any culture in the world.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Lacoste challenged Chinese artist Li Xiaofeng to create two different polo shirts for its 2010 Holiday Collector’s Series. For both, he had to adapt his work methods slightly, choosing blue and white shards with lotus and children designs from the Kangxi Period of the Qing Dynasty. The lotus grows from mud underwater to emerge as a flower, symbolizing purity and rebirth. Images of babies represent fertility, as during that period the high infant mortality rate meant that people decorated ceramics with babies hoping they would be blessed with children. The printed Porcelain Polo is limited to 20,000 pieces for both men and women, and comes packaged in a silk pouch stamped with the red seal Li Xiaofeng Lacoste logo. The Porcelain Polo will be unveiled in Paris on June 25th at the Musée des Arts et Métiers and then in Bejing in the Fall at Li Xiaofeng’s first one-man show organized by the Red Gate Gallery.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Inspired by travels between Paris and Japan, designer Antonio Marras told that the collection "It is a mix between all the traditional Japanese aesthetics such as the animals, the landscapes and the watercolour prints, and some really European styles such as the traditional stripe. That was the link point between all this Japanese blue with something that is very French, translated for the contemporary Western customer's wardrobe."
Saturday, June 26, 2010
New York based tattoo artist and bff of Marc Jacobs (whom he tattoos), Scott Campbell was recruited by the designer for the Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 menswear presentation in Paris. Campbell also tattooed LV logos all over the runway models necks and he also customized a number of leather bags.