Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

Abby Stands High ~ Champion of Sky and Sustainability

Abby Champion and Adual Akol takes us through the desert divine asking that we expand our minds. Dynamic areas of abstract photography captured by Derek Henderson for Vogue Ukraine, January ’20. Each shot offers a unique take on the vastness of the view. Altered imagery creates a spectacle while adhering to the subtly of the space. There’s a clear distinction between what’s real and what’s artistically altered. 

Vogue Italia ~ Takes a Strong Step Toward Sustainability

Emanuele Farneti invites us to consider our place in the world. He uses his magazine as a compass for change. Cover pages, usually dedicated to many designers and their fine fashion wares, is this month filled with original works by artists replacing photographs with illustrations. This is awe-inspiring because it’s different. I see this as an Industry Exercise. Designed to stimulate the mind. 

Maggie Maurer is Magic in Motion Picture Medium 'Film'

Maggie Maurer explores the magic of moving pictures in ‘Film’ captured by Arcin Sagdic for Numéro Berlin #7. There’s an element of freedom found in the motion picture medium. This rich, story-telling process is filled with filmic discovery, giving rise to the relevancy of moving pictures. Multi-dimensional sourcing allows cameras to capture poetry in motion. Here, we’re exposed to the theory of discovery. 

'Red Room: Special Gucci' An Ode to Art of Film History

Sophie Koella & Leonce Goutet don Gucci Cruise 2020 in ‘Red Room: Special Gucci‘ by Frank Perrin for Crash Magazine, December 2019. Paris Experimentation is Out. A magazine dedicated to dynamic artistry that stands the test of time. “Where domination ceases to be a means of exchange…” Artisans explore abstract direction through the avenues of instinctual experimentation. 

Alesya Plays Back to Blade Runner Future, Vogue China

Alesya Kaf steps into the light in “Hello Future” by Pedro Beraldo for Vogue China, December 2019. Art consumes us as we make our way into the great unknown. This story settles in that sweet spot. Daniel Rull steps into a strong space, as she attempts to handle the styling, makeup and hair in one fell swoop. Somewhat uncommon to see one person taking on all three of these powerful positions. That is exciting. 

Humanity Can't Hide Light & Dark Poetically Collide HB Kazakhstan

Frances Coombe in ‘Owner of Darkness’ shot by Yuji Watanabe for Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan, December 2019. Humanity can’t hide as the arc of light & dark Poetically collide. Life is a constant battle between the elements of existence. Light and dark are merely forces that exist because the other is present. We must understand that one can’t be without the other’s reality. 

Art of True Beauty Journeys to Another Time, Another Place

Kerolyn Soares enters a land beyond in ‘De Otro Tiempo Y Lugar’ by Txema Yeste for Vogue España December 2019. Colors Transform in this Technicolor Storm as Dreamy Colors Collide. Beauty breaks as art aches taking us to Another Time, Another Place. Dynamic entities unite, creating a collection of controlled chaos. Photographic manipulations connect art and excess by building and expanding in magnificent ways. 

"V" Dedicates 2 Fashion Decades 'A Celebration of Print'

Nick Knight Honors V Magazine in ‘A Celebration of Print‘ to Commemorate 20 Yrs in Fashion. The Archival of Odyssey Comes to Life. Truth Finds a Place to Be of Beauty Borne in Victory… Through Truth’s Vision We Can See Hidden In the Annals of History. This is My Anchor… This is My Quest ~ Truth is Forever and Forever It Shall Rest. Here at the highest reprieve I will settle a score I have yet to achieve. 

Curves Migrate Built-Up Body Parts Take Strange Shape

THE ARCHITECT OF THE ANCIENTS KNEW WHAT THEY WERE BUILDING. The physicality of this piece is a poetic tribute to the female form. Every curve creates a chasm every straight line a lesson of linear intent. Padding migrates as curves turn to daringly, mangled angles. This fantasy tale takes us to another world, where we merge forces outside the earthly plane. Playful in it’s intention, the artful figure is a revelation of the supernatural. 

Krow Kian The Eyes Have It in All Seeing New Numéro Netherlands

Krow Kian shares what it means to be authentic by Elizaveta Porodina for Numéro Netherlands 01. Some may think this not an appropriate venue to focus on Krow Kian’s incredible journey of discovery. Too bad. I see this story as a stop at the center of a brave voyage. This Fearsome Transgender Model shared his triumphant journey, as part of a documentary. ‘Krow’s TRANSformation follows a model’s transition from woman to man.  

Like a Moth to a Flame ~ Seduced by Sara's Fiery Game

Sara Skinner bites a stick of fire as she christens the ‘Heritage’ premier issue of Numéro Netherlands shot by Elizaveta Porodina. In today’s society we are asked to endure the blasphemous overtones of the bloated masses. A dissension is required. Discord is disheartening, but sometimes it moves the needle. We are there. I won’t indulge the inanity, instead, I choose to be a non-conformists in today’s tenor of non-truth. 

Standing at Center of Storied Ride Artistry Starts 2 Rise

Yasmin Wijnaldum stands in the center of this storied ride with each costume giving the effect it’s rise. Nick Knight draws outside the lines of lunacy in ‘Hardcore Romance‘ for AnOther Magazine A/W 2019. A DREAM THAT ISN’T FAUX… A STORY THAT’S NEVER OLD… A TRUTH YOU HAVEN’T TOLD…. AN ILLUSION WITHOUT BEING SO. This tactile tale reminds us that anything is possible.