The ideas about to be expressed are not all mine. They were gleaned during a dinner conversation at Kingdom in Bushwick, which is a pretty funny place to have a sustained conversation about "luxury".
Dover Street Market
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2012-02-21 18:20.
Dover Street Market (an initiative of Comme des Garçons) have invited DAMIR DOMA to express the mood of the women’s and men’s collections in a custom installation, in partnership with the Parisian design and production studio Diplomates.
The archival image “Cave of the Winds, Stalactites Alabaster Avenue” taken in the 19th century in Denver, Colorado by W. H. Jackson & Co. forms part of the inspiration for the project.
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2010-05-27 21:05.
Submitted by Wayne on Wed, 2009-06-10 20:53.
Submitted by Wayne on Sun, 2008-03-30 06:42.
The restless modernists of the 20's had the blunt industrial lines of Chanel No 5 to consecrate their age, my age has Comme Des Garcons parfums to summarize our times .CDG parfums are a true luxury . The 90's was in many ways the apotheosis of the celebration of all things "industrial" within the confines of fashion. Remember those floor length slip dresses in griege, the covers of Harper's Bazaar lit with flourescent tubing and of course the rapid adoption of Comme des Garcons' "concrete bunker" retail aesthetic into the general store design vocabulary.That moment in fashion will always be summarized in my mind by the cold electric smell of 1993's Odeur 53, the No 5 of my 90's generation (sorry CK 1. Your love was short-lived).
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2008-02-22 19:55.
TI would like to welcome Specialten magazine to our growing group of friends and family. The concept of a bi-monthly publication on DVD is seriously brilliant and is a really efficient way to crash course through current art/design/fashion and music culture. Here's the official words straight from the mag. Check out the current issue at specialten.com.
‘Specialten’ the bi-monthly publication on Dvd, was founded in 2002 by Marcus Black and Fabio Sebastianelli.
The magazine itself is a unique format made up of a heavy card gatefold cover that in one side holds a colour booklet of 24 pages, displaying artwork and illustration relevant to the issue. On the other side, the cover holds a print on A4 card that is submitted by a designer, illustrator, photographer or artist. Each of these prints is exclusive to Specialten and has previously included work from Jamie Hewlett, Obey, Terry Gilliam, Sssr, among others. Together with this print is the Dvd itself.
At around 2 hours in length, each issue includes music video, interviews, documentaries and short films. These have covered artists and musicians ranging from Bonnie Prince Billy, to Be Your Own Pet, from Don Letts to Cat Power. There have been features with directors such as Terry Gilliam, actor Samantha Morton, award-winning films from Cannes, Sundance, Bafta, Berlin and Toronto festivals.
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2007-11-19 02:34.
"I wanted a lady name because everyone changed their name to one of the same sex, so I thought I'd confuse people. Judy was a nickname given to me by a friend, and Blame just sprang to mind one day. It sounds like a trashy b-movie actress from the 50's - a bleached blonde tart who only made one film and never got anywhere - I like that"