Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

Social Media Mediocrity Threatens Future of Fine Minds

Sora ChoiGigi Hadid, Daan Duez, Maoro Bultheel & Clement Chabernaud let their duality shine by Willy Vanderperre for Document Journal Spring/Summer 2019. Vanderperre aims to abolish mediocrity through methods of creativity. Trick photography captures the theme with a wild array of special effects employed. I see this story as echoing the evolutionary arc. This is a play on evolution, as versions of the person split within the same shot. 

Jazzelle Falls Into Fluid Shadows as She Flies Into Light

Jazzelle Zanaughtti falls into the fluid shadows as she flies into the light in “Hallucinatory reality” shot by Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones for King Kong Magazine, SS 2-19. Often hailed as a Pioneer in the Garment Construction Industry, Iris van Herpen has taken gorgeous to a global level. Fashion is fused with 3-D printing techniques, the evocation of which otherworldly artistry isn’t a new concept. 

Maike Inga's Modern Mime Delivers a Dose of Dramedy

Maike Inga calls to the spirit of Pierrot in ‘Paper Hat’ by Jamie Hawkesworth for Love Magazine, SS 2019. Maike plays Pierrot, a sad clown, who’s history goes back to 1660, at Palais-Royal theatre in Paris. The mysteries of the modern mime are captured in this poetic picture of street pantomime. A dramatic study in artistic emotion. She sinks into the dimensions of the many parts, breathing life into every one. 

 Sølve Sundsbø Explores High Art of Trick Photography

Sabah Koj, Lily Nova, Amber Witcomb and HyunJi Shin step inside the Sølve Sundsbø ride for Stern MODE Magazine. Sundsbø invites us to fly to the very edges of the mind’s eyes. Imploring us to let go of our limitations and stretch the imagination. This is a place inside where harmony hides. The cultural corner of aesthetic aspiration. A spot where your soul is set free. Here we see life and all it’s mysteries unfold. 

Gigi + Fei Fei Cover Vogue Hong Kong's Inaugural Issue

These winged creatures call to the wild like the beating heart of a new borne child. With voices strong and limbs so long… of beauty they do nothing but simply become. Art is a faction of fusion from one beating heart to the next. Aching to evolve the cypress branch of beauty does crawl. Up o’re the tree of knowledge proud… we raise our voices… speaking loud. For this is where our truth does lie… in the cradled arms of the somber sky. 

Revel in the Redolent Reflection of 1994 Re-Edition Mag

Rianne Van Rompaey revels in redolent reflection of 1994 by Mert & Marcus for Re-Edition Magazine Issue 11. Rianne’s dynamic look can go from natural to neo-natural with the blink of an eye. She is not a placid person. Her emotions are raw and real with feelings that run deep. Exposing the memories to a tantalizing twist. She travels back in time to explore the annals of the mind, expressing this excess with genuine authenticity. 

Hang High In Sky... This Is My Reason... This Is My Why

Ansley Gulielmi searches for her center at the ‘Dunes’ by Txema Yeste for Numero #201, March 2019. To celebrate the sky in all it’s glory. To pay homage to the past as we honor the land that feeds and the sea that surrounds. The rivers rage unto the sea ever changing in majesty… to ebb and flow wild and free winds of change blow in harmony. Art is a construct art is a rhyme, ever cherished the chimes of time. 

Rei Kawakubo Let's Freedom Reign - AnOther Magazine

Susannah Frankel gets intimate with designer, Rei Kawakubo, as Craig McDean captures the heart of Comme des Garçons for AnOther Magazine, SS 2019. Exquisite designs defy the idea of common with dynamic decisions being made at every turn. That’s a compelling construct. To express oneself through the medium of fabric is a daunting process.  Differentiation exists between the practical and theoretical design construct. 

Mugler's Amazonian Queen Returns 'The Female Gaze'

Josephine Skrivers gives great shape in ‘The Female Gaze‘ shot by Kat Irlin for FASHION Magazine, March 2019. The age of empowerment has returned with a bang, as we celebrate the beauty of being bold. The Glamorous Amazon caught rise in the 80’s, as Thierry Mugler turned many a young woman into fearless females. Rising from the ashes of oppression we are witness to the wonder. Peering over the dense city below, Josephine poses at the roofs edge, finally able to see her place in this big world. 

'Employ Sculptural Shapes to Alter Perception of Body'

Linda Helena wears a series of sculptural styles as she steps into a design dream by Carlijn Jacobs for Document Journal, Spring 2019. To Reveal is to Conceal, as we witness the body come into view. The art of exposure opens one door as it closes another, leaving us to wonder what secrets are still cloaked. The most abstract image has Helena showing the Gaultier suit as if it were alive. Stepping into the fabric, you get the feeling the material is being held up by a power beyond our understanding. 

Bravado Becomes Her ~ Charlotte Delves Into Dark Side

Delving into the dark side Charlotte Rose says “Goodbye, innocence” by Willy Vanderperre for Vogue Italia, January 2019. Unique designers have their own perspective, but here it appears they’ve synced their senses. In an elevated manner we are witness to this wonder. To avoid stilted prose I must look beyond the page. I must go deeper. Journey into the unknown. Katy England’s divine designs create sweeps of flowing fabrics. 

Submerge to See Truth of Me... Art of Underwater Poetry

Vivien Solari evokes a sense of ethereal being swimming through the subconscious in ‘Elari’s Wake’ by Emma Tempest for Vogue Italia, 12/18. Under Cover of Water… Time Diminishes. Giving Rise to the Sentient Spirit… The Essence of Her Being is Awakened. Engaging Armor of Ethos… Her Inner Artistry is Restored. Uplifting Energy… Unleashing Her Peace.