Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

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. 

You Don't Wear Kaimin... Kaimin Wears You ~ Fly Flaunt

Cassi Priestly brings this line to life by Franco Velastiqui for Flaunt Magazine, October 2019. You Don’t Wear Kaimin… Kaimin Wears You. In the most exquisite way. Like a beautiful butterfly with blackened wings the fabric spreads and there it sings. This explores the archetypes of the mind. Rich images are alive with an undertone of dark decadence, while a silver sheen envelopes the couture completely. 

Amber's Excessive Abstractness Infiltrates the Atmosphere in Zoo

Amber Witcomb reminds us the world can change in ‘This One Blink’ by Nagi Sakai for Zoo Magazine No. 64. The third eye chakra, known to be in the center of the forehead, is artfully placed on the upper-cheek aside her right eye. This is a symbolic sign of how we see things not positioned in a straight line but portrayed in a curved view. Here we celebrate the excess of the abstract. Beauty’s truth is found in broken places filled with shattered spaces. 

Klein Descends On Upper East Side in CR Fashion Book

Steven Klein Descends On the Upper East Side in Private/Public for CR Fashion Book, Issue 15. He deigns to discover as he dares to uncover the underbelly of this super-secretive society. The Upper East Side should hide as the rise of this alien tribe is here – and taking over. Aliens have landed in an otherworldly take on the fashion elite. Remington Williams, Lara MullenChai Maximus, Jules LeRoy & Ivan Onsha dress as new guards of the bourgeoisie. 

Live Art Theatre Commences in PRINT Publication Mert & Marcus

The Power of Print Publication Pulsates Through the Body as Anok Yai, Hannah Motler, Clementine Balcaen & Liz Ord put on a powerful performance by Mert & Marcus for PRINT Publication 4. Body movement takes shape as this compelling editorial enters the arena of live-art installation. A journey of design history told through a tale of discovery. This explores the art of high fashion and the universal language of avant-garde expression. 

90's Muse ~ Stella Tennant Settles in for Grunge Redone

This is GRUNGE REDONE. Stella Tennant steals your heart and sets the stage for a style redo that’s en-rage, by Nathaniel Goldberg for Muse Magazine, Issue 53. Fall Fashion looks through the prism of the 90’s, with divine designs that embrace the era of grunge. Seattle soared as the Cultural Epicenter of Grunge. The movement was real… the fashion followed. This is a storied interpretation of that time. 

Lily's Lure is Legit in MONIED, SOCIETY, SUBMIT for 10

Lily’s Lure is Legit in MONIED, SOCIETY, SUBMIT. Lily McMenamy lets her new talons tell a story in ‘Unspoiled Monster‘ by Cameron Postforoosh for 10 Magazine, #63 A/W 2019. We are Swimming in the Shallow End. We need Depth to Survive. Damien Neva’s write-up for Next says is best… she has dipped her digits in wax. As a writer, I’m not gonna touch that divinely structured sentence. 

Zendaya Brings Simone Leigh's Works to Life in Garage

Zendaya reaches for the sky in compelling captures by Ryan McGinley for Garage Magazine, F/W 2019. A powerful portrayal permeates the page, as this story invites us into the process. Evoking art that touches the heart, we’re moved by the act to embody truth. I felt distinctly honored to view these proud images. A bringing to life of the beauty of Simone Leigh’s Brick House.”This is a collaboration, A New Vision of Black Womanhood within the Pages of a Fashion Magazine.” Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, engages in a dynamic discussion held between herself, Simone Leigh & Zendaya.  

Bella Hadid Brings the Heat in 'Hellz Bellz' Pop Magazine

Bella Hadid is a Bottega Bitch in ‘Hellz Bellz’ by Hugo Comte for Pop Magazine, FW 2019. I’m not gonna pull any punches… I like my Bella with a Twist. Skin is in, with an open zipper showing us she’s wearing only a Bottega Veneta leather jacket. Hot On Top!!! Hold for bold as this editorial answers our call, allowing us to devour the delicious. This girl knows how to glow, with gorgeous angles that leave nothing to the imagination. 

Malgosia Bela as Beautiful as Mighty Aphrodite in 032c

Malgosia Bela embodies a modern day Aphrodite in ‘The Retina Not the Pearl‘ by Thomas Lohr for 032c. So perfect as if cut in stone… Malgosia’s curves have a mind of their own. The statuesque beauty morphs into a version of the past, appearing chiseled in stone as if to last. UK’s top special effects provider, FBFX, created a life-size 3D printed double of Bela, providing a sculptor copy of this rare beauty.