Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

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Ling Liu Honors the History of Traditional Face Painting

Ling Liu looks back to see ahead by Ben Hassett for Vogue China, September 2017. The art of beauty burns bright as the fire of the modern female takes the stage. Celebrating the cultural relevance and historical tradition of ancient beauty regiments. There’s a vigor and energy to this piece that sets the stage for this season. Stylist Charles Varenne uses a variety of silk and lace to fall against the face, allowing the materials to meld with the skin. 

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"Gothic Magic from Witching Hour to Edge of Darkness"

Jessica Miller is ready to go and ready to show in “All Night” by Inez & Vinoodh for Love Magazine #18, F/W 2017-18. Often it’s seen that extreme mixtures almost cancel each other out. However here, in the midst of mayhem we stumbled across fashion magic. Panos Yiapanis delivers designs that not only speak about a style selective, they manage to mimic and transcend their own structural lines. 

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Amber Witcomb Explores the Art of Avant-Garde Excess

Amber Witcomb dreams a little dream by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello for Numéro #185, 08/17. Walking along the beach one day I found myself in a frightful way, along was I on this winding road with no-one to turn to and nowhere to go. The ache felt so deep I turned inside ready to run and ready to hide, from all of life’s worry and doubt I was ready to turn myself inside/out. So I took off an ran through the hallways of my mind, seeking to escape that which lingered behind.  

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Explore the Dream "Fun of Fashion" Extreme ~ Fall 2017

Anna Cleveland, Birgit Kos & Yasmin Wijnaldum cover this high fashion extravaganza, by Giampaola Sgura for Vogue Germany, August 2017. All bets are off as this story captures the Chaos of Couture. This isn’t your grandma’s collective, rather, it’s a backwards view of forward fashion. Here we have it all. Provocative, powerful, artistic and real ~ we must crawl through the righteous indignation to get to defiant decadence. 

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Vittoria Ceretti Floats Free by the Sea in Water Box Full of Oranges

Vittoria Ceretti brandishes the color of blue sky over her eyes by Luigi & Iango for Vogue Italia, 07/17. Sometimes we find that art moves us at just the right time. Here we see Vittoria boldly baring out the fury or her feelings. She’s gone to the center of the universe to showcase the abstract oneness of our being. True to form, Luigi & Iango celebrate the strange by putting it front and center. 

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Tilda Swinton Rides by Light of Moon in Future Fashion

Tilda Swinton rides by the light of the moon in sinuous story by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Korea, July 2017. We Dive inside the mind to find the other-side as we aim to seek the spirit of true enlightenment. Hiding under these inviting images is a female ready to engage. The robust flavor of this story is felt in the tenacious spirit of the styles. Art and excess blend into one system of strange as all things go hazy in the twilight of the deranged. 

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Anna Ewers Embodies Modern Mermaid in "Lights-Sea"

Anna Ewers emerges forth in “Lights-Sea” Story 1 by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Germany, July ’17. The mermaids long connection to the Heart of the Ocean were the Gems of the Sea ~ as all of life’s mysteries were waiting to be. I’ll dive to the bed and there I’ll find my soul’s retrieval… my love divine. For there upon the sea of light lies a million and one stars that shine like diamonds.  

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Ride a Rainbow of Hope to this Season's Haute Couture

Lorena Maraschi rides on a rainbow in “Playful” by Sol Sanchez for Numéro Magazine, May 2017. This scintillating story will have us falling down the rabbit hole of haute couture. An expression of art and amusement collide as we buckle up for a fun filled ride. A season of spectacular is upon us as we celebrate the S/S Couture Collection. Guillaume Boulez creates a fantasy of high fashion with looks that seem to levitate on their own. 

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i-D Dare "Dream your paintings, paint your dreams!" Tim Walker

Kiki Willems & James Crewe capture our imagination in “Dream your paintings, paint your dreams!” by Tim Walker for i-D Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017. Inspired by the artistry of a painter extraordinaire, Egon Schiele, a leader in the explosive art of Expressionism. Taking us to a new space. What was once considered a passive place has transformed into an active arena. Are we inside the art, or is the art inside of us? 

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John Galliano Has "A Meeting of Minds" Tim Walker i-D Magazine

Tami Williams, Irina Liss & Yoon Young Bae converge in couture for a “A Meeting of Minds” by Tim Walker for i-D Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017. Searching in kind we dare to find the abstract forces of the inner mind. To first imagine the sounds of silence. A thoughtful place of overflowing grace where we fully flourish. That is a compelling concept. In the fluid findings of the forceful world we are left to enjoy this bounty of recovery. 

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Burnt Orange Breaks Thru Sky Flyin' Sweet Honey High for i-D

Adut Akech & Nyaueth Riam walk the talk in “Life is Art, Live Yours in Color” by Harley Weir for i-D Magazine, Summer 2017. Moving through the recesses of the mind we come in contact we our other side. Through the waning hour of slumber I seek a place to sleep… but in time… I lose my mind… searching to find myself. To change form, to reach beyond our comfort level we dare to evolve. 

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Interpreter of Dreams Saskia Shows Future of Silhouette

Saskia de Brauw shows us the “Future of Silhouette” by Erik Madigan Heck for The New York Times Magazine, April 2017. Rei Kawakubo is an Interpreter of Dreams, in this ode to Comme des Garçons. Leanne Shapton captures the female ferocity that lurks behind this great line. Here, her words mimic Kawakubo’s thoughtful interpretation of fabric. Exploring the idea that the goal of high design isn’t to please an audience, it’s about the coming together of an artistic resolution.