Fashion

Art, Event, Exhibitions, Fashion, Perfume

CRÈME DE LA CRÈME BY DONATAS ZAZIRKAS, PHOTOGRAPHER

MOPA (Museum of Perfume Art) by Crème de la Crème - Haute Parfumerie, exhibition “Forbidden Ingredients” during ARTVILNIUS’19 - International Contemporary Art Fair in Vilnius, Lithuania.

“Choker” fashion accessory by Naomi Goodsir. Photos by Donatas Zazirkas.

Crème de la Crème

Donatas Zazirkas

ArtVilnius’19

Collaborations, Event, Fashion, Hat

COLLABORATION LES BAINS X NAOMI GOODSIR

FROM WOOL TO HAT - LE KÉPI.

Made in France by one of the last hat manufacturers labeled ‘Living Heritage Companies (EPV)’. The company takes care of all the manufacturing steps from the Australian Merino wool bundle recognized for its exceptional qualities, to the molding of the hat including the felt cone.

For  “Képi" - inspired by a military hat from the 1900’s, Naomi Goodsir first conceived by hand, a felt shape which was then used to make a custom made hat block.

WHEN THE ICONIC TEMPLE OF PARISIAN NOCTURNAL LIFE, NOW A LUXURY BOUTIQUE-HOTEL MET AN ATYPICAL CREATOR, THE RESULT IS A ‘CHIC-ROCK HAT’ ISSUED FROM FRENCH & DOWN UNDER SAVOIR-FAIRE.

“The Képi” is available in 2 colours - loden green & midnight blue.

La boutique Les Bains - 2 rue du Bourg Labbé 75003 Paris & online at https://laboutique.lesbains-paris.com/fr/

Credits : Naomi Goodsir / Les Bains

Art, Fashion, inspiration, Press

UNE PIÈCE DE CRÉATEUR, STUDIO MADE

A new take on an emblematic ‘pièce de mode’, a cape by Naomi Goodsir for Amanda Harlech & Tim Walker (Vogue Italia Sept.issue 2018). Hand Stitched iridescent green elytra (in black it works as well).

Photos by Mr R.

Art, Exhibitions, Fashion, inspiration, Travels

EN PASSANT PAR ... YVES SAINT LAURENT MUSEUM, MARRAKECH

A real pioneer, Yves Saint Laurent was the only fashion designer of his generation to systematically archive his work, beginning with the founding of the couture house. The heritage safeguarded by the foundation is a treasure-trove allowing us to discover the creative universe of Yves Saint Laurent.

https://www.museeyslmarrakech.com/

The French architectural firm, founded and headed by Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty. They have overseen numerous residential and public projects in Morocco, Great Britain and the United States. While studying the couturier’s archives, Studio KO became intrigued by the duality between curved and straight lines, and between loose and precise approaches to cutting fabric. The facade of the building appears as an intersection of cubes with a lace-like covering of bricks, creating patterns that recall the weft and warp of fabric. As with the lining of a couture jacket, the interior is radically different: velvety, smooth and radiant.

The world acclaimed graphic designer, Jean-Marie Mauron known as "Cassandre" (1901 - 1968) designed the emblematic logo YSL.

Photos by Mr R.

Art, Exhibitions, Fashion

TEXTILE SCULPTURES, PARIS

A dear friend & textile artisan took me to an exhibition in Paris at The Chapelle Expiatoire. It was amazing to discover such a talented textile artist as Simone Pheulpin. 

Born in 1941, Simone Pheulpin is a French textile sculptor who lives and works in the Vosges. Her works are the result of an instinctive expression that uses both the suppleness and firmness of an untreated, natural material, a simple non-bleached cotton. From her fabric strips and thousands of pins, a veritable vocabulary of forms and shapes with an organic allure, a supernatural world where surprising rocks and the seabed take form, sprung from her spirit and guided by her hands.

Simone Pheulpin was selected for Craft Prize 2018 of the Foundation Loewe.She's the only french artist on the list of 30 finalists from 86 countries on 5 continents.

Art, Event, Exhibitions, Fashion, Travels

FASHIONED FROM NATURE

The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.

VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, London

Great egret (Ardea alba) feather plumes. Possibly retailed by Galeries Lafayette Paris, 1880-1914. Collection of Dr Pat Morris.

'Bird-witched' shoes. Masaya Kushino (Japan, 2014) - Nile crocodile, gilded metal and cockerel (Gallus gallus domesticus) feathers.

An exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London until Sunday, 27th January 2019. www.vam.ac.uk

'In Situ' performance 'Hair to Hair' by one of our friends visiting the exhibition.

'In Situ' performance 'Hair to Hair' by one of our friends visiting the exhibition.

Art, Exhibitions, Fashion, inspiration

FORTUNY AT PALAIS GALLIERA, PARIS

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A SPANIARD IN VENICE

Mariano Fortuny

Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871-1949) was the son of the Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838-1874) and, like his father, he started out as a painter. He moved to Venice in 1888 and his name has always been associated with that city. His highly eclectic tastes encompassed engraving, photography, furniture and lighting design, as well as stage design and stage lighting. In 1906, he turned his attentions to fabrics, with his “Knossos scarf” made of silk, printed with motifs inspired by Kamares pottery from the Minoan period. His dress designs liberated the female form. He reinterpreted the styles and motifs of Ancient Greece, the Middle-Ages and the Renaissance, and he created timeless, unwaisted pieces with soft, straight-hanging lines.

http://www.palaisgalliera.paris.fr/

Art, Exhibitions, Fashion, inspiration, Travels

ITEMS : IS FASHION MODERN?

An exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC till January 28th, 2018. https://www.moma.org/

Thierry Mugler "Little Black Dress", 1981.

Art, Exhibitions, Fashion

EXHIBITION AT PALAZZO PITTI, Florence - Italy

On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, we were invited to the opening day of the 92nd edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, Il Museo Effimero della Moda (The Ephemeral Museum of Fashion), produced by the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery in collaboration with the Gallerie degli Uffizi and the Palais Galliera. It was inaugurated in the spaces of the Galleria del Costume of Palazzo Pitti. The exhibition is the second edition in a three-year program promoted by the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana and the Gallerie degli Uffizi and is curated by Olivier Saillard. It will be open until October 22nd, 2017.

'The clothes, punctuating each room’s theme, were brought back to light thanks to the wonderful work done by the restorers of the Galleria del Costume and the Palais Gallieria. They were created by the world’s most prestigious dressmakers and fashion ateliers, from Florence to Rome, Milan, Paris and New York, including the House of Worth; Mariano Fortuny Venice; Rosa Genoni; Atelier Emilio Schubert, Rome; Roberto Capucci, Maison Vionnet; Irene Galitzine, Rome; Elsa Schiaparelli; Jole Veneziani; Biki, Maison romana d'alta moda Carosa, Nina Ricci, Gianfranco Ferré and Christian Lacroix.'

'Contemporary fashions are also well represented with recent acquisitions by the Palais Galliera, shown for the first time here in Florence, and some items from the Palazzo Pitti collection. And the show includes a foray into the world of today’s fashions with selections from the latest collections by Gucci, Margiela, Bless, Fendi, Armani, Valentino, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano and Lanvin.'

Credits: Alessandro Ciampi.

Drinks followed afterwards viewing Boboli Gardens. An incredibly inspiring exhibition ...

Boutiques, Fashion, Parfums

BEHIND THE DOORS OF .... Elu, Los Angeles & San Francisco

élu by Cristina Nicoletti is a multi-channel retail luxury goods company. 
The atmosphere and concept of the boutiques focuses on artisanal, unique, 
timeless yet modern objects of beauty
 as we strive to continue to source talented and interesting designers. 

. 8575 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA90069

. 3091 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA94115

www.elubycn.com

Fashion, Travels

HAT EX MACHINA

Industrial machines from another era & French ancestral savoir faire - still going strong today ...

 
 

Fashion, Art

CREATIVE MINDS, Conny Groenewegen

"Fashion Machine" is an art performance presented at the Dutch ambassador's house in Paris, in September 2016. Made of 2.000 fleece sweaters, each systematically cut in 14m stripes and knitted - on antic wooden knitting machines - into more special textile objects. This artistic installation was made for (took place initially at) Temporary Fashion Museum in Rotterdam.

Conny Groenewegen based her spatial intervention for the exhibition Fashion Data on a typical leftover product of the fast fashion industry: the fleece sweater. Originally made from another industrial relic, the PET bottle, the fleece sweater is certainly not the most adventurous fashion item that ends up in the collection bins for used clothing. However, it can be found there in massive amounts and the product is actually hardly suitable for re-sale in thrift stores or the markets of Eastern Europe, Africa and India.

For the installation 'Fashion Machine', countless fleece sweaters were cut up and the polyethylene yarn put on spools again. The exhibition space introduces a kind of sweatshop for the processing of these yarns, which are reworked into flags and mattresses. The installation makes the production mechanism and scale of the fast fashion industry tangible, while the banal material takes on a new shape and an almost activist expression on the spot.

www.http://tijdelijkmodemuseum.hetnieuweinstituut.nl

www.connygroenewegen.nl

Studio, Fashion

UNE CERTAINE ELEGANCE...

ou "une élégance, certaine".

Boutiques, Parfums, Fashion

BEHIND THE DOORS OF ... The Apartment by The Line, USA

'Make yourself with hominid timeless, versatile pieces that favour bold forms & materials that celebrate rather than conceal their histories'.

NEW YORK, 76 Greene Street, 3rd Floor

'Nestled on tree-lined Melrose Place, The Apartment is a place to connect, commune & ground oneself in a sprawling city'.

LOS ANGELES, 8463 Melrose Place, 2nd Floor www.theline.com

AMAGANSETT, 154 Main Street, NY 11930 (seasonal shop)