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Born David Jones, the man we know as David Bowie flexed a plethora of personas across his five decade-long career – each informing the music he made at the time and the creative potency of his accompanying artistic projects...
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The wide and varied spectrum with which Santo Domingo cultivated his taste for counterculture reflected his ability to combine pieces of the highest cultural category, with those more trivial popularist nature.
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As NME writer Paul Morley said of Saville’s covers, “you were tempted to applaud whenever you saw them”...
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When Six was originally printed in 1988, Rei Kawakubo told the New York Times: “High fashion has to have a mystery about it. This is the next step: visual representation of the collection, purely for image.” Little did she, or anyone for that matter, know what was to follow as the visual manifestation of social media platforms changed how we consume fashion imagery.
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Sidibé’s images oozed an unmatched sartorial energy at a time when an influx of Western fashion was melding with traditional Malian prints and techniques, accessorised by an unassuming confidence.
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Energetically merging concepts of uniform and utility, Green’s cult-like vision leads to dramatic shows that ooze emotion and always feel relevant whilst staying loyal to his core collection of simple signature garments.
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It's difficult to think of an album designer who has exerted such personality and such a distinct aesthetic as Peter Saville has. Borrowing from Russian constructivism, the New Typography of Jan Tschichold, and Italian futurism amongst other movements, the intrinsic aesthetic that he creatively conjured became a transformative style in itself...
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Following my first installment​ of Blame It On The Benajmins which focused on books, I've listed the five Tabi styles I wouldn't hesitate to purchase in a budget-less (and quite frankly preferable) parallel universe.
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Last week, I returned to SHOWstudio to discuss the Lanvin Womenswear S/S 18 show. Post Alber Elbaz the house has moved from creative director to creative director, with two in two years – first Bouchra Jarrar and now ‘e-couture master’ Olivier Lapidus...
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