Paul Smith for many years been receiving an amazing wide selections of objects from an ardent fan in US. These objects always arrive in its original form and they are never packaged. The stamps and addresses are placed on the actual objects.
It is extraordinary to see how they become objects of Art when they are displayed in an exhibit.
This is not just a coffee table book. Prada: Creativity, Modernity, Innovation—it is a 708 page tome, that embraces 30 years of innovation in the world of fashion, art, communications, architecture and exhibition, design, film, philanthropy and beyond.
This new book was conceived of and edited by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli in collaboration with Michael Rock and Sung Joong Kim of 2x4, New York City.
The concept was to look at the entire creative output of Prada. The book documents the Italian brand's diverse projects in fashion, industrial design, architecture collaboration, design, film making, exhibition and art.
The Prada book opens with a forward by Prada and Bertelli ' Careful observation of and curiosity about the world, society and culture are at the core of Prada's creativity and modernity'...' This pursuit has pushed Prada beyond the physical limitations of boutiques and showrooms...and introduces a new way to create a natural, almost fashionless fashion'
A mixture of emotions- excitement, anxiety, anticipation, elation thats how I have been feeling the last couple of weeks. Finally I am launching an online store- FashStyle with my galfriend X-Wen ( Who has a successful fashion blog- www.fash-eccentric.com )
I had a great time doing the Styling & the Art Direction. Its hard work having to steam all the entire wardrobe on my own but it was worth it.
I want to pay homage to some talented individuals who are lending a hand to put this online store into action. My photographer Kotta Miyaki & assistance Robin Wilonexin, my makeup artiste Lynn Kdronma. They did a wonderful job and of course credit has to be given to my model- X-Wen who looks coolilious in all the poses. I am proud to say I have some photos to show off!
Loopland- the home of Allan Sanders an amazing illustrator. I first chance upon his work on my colleague's computer, he has used it as a wallpaper. I asked him who was the artist but he couldn't recall. Immediately I had to google and find out who he was.
Allan's superheroes illustration is a personal project which I adore. I find that the wonkiness , humorous quirkiness of his illustration very endearing. Allan Sanders was born in the North West England. He studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal College of Art in London. Allan's portfolio includes The Economist, The Guardian, New Scientist, The LA Times, Vodafone. His illustration have been used in magazines, books and advertising campaigns internationally. His interactive & animation work has been featured in exhibitions at the Science Museum in London and on the official website for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Am looking forward to seeing more of his work. Am definitely a FAN!
Colour, colour and more colour! Springsummer2010 accessories for ETRO is a continuation of that philosophy. There is something for the man who likes to make a statement. For the not so faint hearted electric blue loafers? A jellyfish patterned purple holdall? Ladybug cufflinks? For the conservative these intoxicated patterned shoes?
Fall '09 Louis Vuitton runway, Marc Jacobs sent his models down the runway in now iconic Bunny Ears, a quirky headband that makes you desire one too.Benoit Missolin, the French designer has also created gorgeous fanciful gems studded headpieces, twisted yarn concoctions and darling pom poms to satisfy our headband cravings!