Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

In the Depths of Bold Blue There Lives a Hue that's True

“THE MYTH IS IN ART,” words spoken by abstract creator, Yves Klein. This line is taken from a piece performed on the stage in 1960. Simple yet strikingly complex. The Monotone-Silence Symphony (first performed in 1960), a performance in which an orchestra plays a single note for 20 minutes, followed by a 20-minute period of silence. Someone seen as divinely sublime. He was an existentialist at heart, but also displayed an egoist sense of being. 

Dreams Defined by Ethereal Designs "Colour Overload"

Kris Grikaite becomes a kaleidoscope of couture in ‘Colour Overload’ by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue China, 01/19. The art of avant-garde enticement lies in it’s ability to surprise. To evoke thoughts not common or shapes never seen. It thrives to give life to a flat image, while rising to meet the height. Fabric makes it’s way around the body, enhancing every curve and inspiring every concept. 

Mickey Goes Abstract "The Gang" Disney Issue ~ Chaos

It’s a New Mickey Mouse Club and “The Gang” is all here, The Disney Issue, Luigi & Iango for Chaos. The models share memories about Micky Mouse, giving this story a human edge. High Fashion goes fantasy as B. Åkerlund takes the Disney Concept to a Couture Level. Avant-garde edginess combines raw energy with high design, putting no limits on the imagination. This editorial allows us to experience the wonder of childhood through the eyes of an adult.  

Veiled Beauty Begs to Be Seen While Longing to Retreat

Liene Podina finds freedom in fluidity for ‘Corona Ferrea‘ by Alexander Wessely for The Fashionable Lampoon. Higher & higher the heat will rise forcing the cold to retreat in a slow demise. Trapped in the vulturous yearnings of desire, Anna Hughes-Chamberlain brings forth a fusion of fluid movement. High Fashion floods the page erupting in a riotous rage as the body devours the night artfully giving way to a luminous light. 

Red Lips Radiate Off Her Shiny Silver Skin in Re-Edition

Ellis is shot in silver in “Would You Get In?” by Harley Weir for Re-Edition Magazine #10, A/W 2018. Silver radiates off her skin as she stands in the middle of a pasture, damp from the morning dew. The fog lifts to show an equestrian friend posing off in the distance, like a shadow in the wind. Connecting with the female spirit, we follow a bevy of beautiful women as they lose themselves in the loveliness of the land.  

Tilda Swinton Honors Her Cousin ~ Dame Edith Sitwell

Tilda Swinton embodies the undeniable energy of Dame Edith Sitwell in ‘Poetic License‘ by Tim Walker for W Magazine, Vol. 7. This story was shot at Renishaw Hall, the childhood home of Edith Sitwell in Derbyshire, England. Tilda Swinton is the cousin of Dame Sitwell, of whom at the age of 3 served as a flower girl for her great grandmother’s wedding. A unique connection. Never was there more a renaissance relative. 

Guinevere Van Seenus Seeks Silence Henrik Bülow for Fat

Guinevere Van Seenus takes on the night in this powerful portrayal of innocence lost by Henrik Bülow for Fat Magazine, S/S 2014. A shot of shattered loneliness, the spirit of dark splendor erupts in this evocative picture of haunting madness. Stunning, stoic, righteous and real she captures our despair in an arduous array of aching desire. Caught in a poetic sect of silent reverie, we are lost in an undertone of undefined love.  

Luigi & Iango Capture the Many Colors of Mina Mazzini

Luigi & Iango capture the many colors of Mina Mazzini in ‘UNA CANZONE‘ for Vogue Italia October 2018. This exquisite edition is an ode’ to the artistry of extreme. Creativity was the connective theme as each performance permeated every aspect of Mina’s existence. She wasn’t merely a unique woman, she was an artist looking for avenues of expression. A legendary singer. 

This Bold Story Will Stir the Collective Soul "Reflection"

Maggie Mauer looks inside herself in “Reflection” by Lucian Bor for Vogue Czech, October 2018. The sub-conscious is a place where poetry is borne. Art is a never-ending theme, when one creative door closes the other opens like an expansive dream. Tiziana Raimondo uses subtle color enhanced by a soft glow, allowing the beauty to blend to it’s mindful end. Nicolas Jurnjack takes the baton and runs his lovely lap by showcasing Maggie’s natural locks. 

Zarina Green Lets Red Light Special Sink Into Her Skin

Zarina Green and Jonas Toft Simonsen work in captivating silence as their eyes burrow into our souls by Chris Calmer for Dansk Magazine AW18. Flames ignite bathed in a crimson kind of light as scarlet simmers turning wrong into right. Showing us this is not a kind of raging fire but, rather a slow burn of beauty. Taming the flames… they move through the heat they stand to the fire, never showing the pain that reigns from down deep. 

Odyssey of Skin Shape Begins as Fantasy Meets Reality

Georgie Hobday redefines the idea of intergalactic beauty in “Transform-Her” by Rankin for Hunger Magazine, Issue #15. Fantasy Meets Reality in this exquisite cover editorial made to make us think. Is this real or is this fantasy? Artistry is the great equalizer. It commands us to see beyond our limits and to dream beyond our means. It’s a conveyor of all things. That’s to say, if you can think it… it will be part of your mind sensory system. 

Reaching On High... Daring to Touch The Eye In the Sky

Guinevere van Seenus reaches on high daring to touch The Eye in the Sky in “Fool’s Paradise” by Mert & Marcus for Vogue Italia, September 2018. Bathed in burnt orange and mystic blue, her body takes a balletic stance giving the image an optical illusion. A blast of black falls to the ground creating a folly of satin fabric. The vision is lovely. Body paint is abound as mystic tones mimic the softness of sounds.