Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

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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. 


Dueling Beauty is Seen Twinning Into Oblivion "Panton Pantomime"

Rose Valentine falls into her own reflection in “Panton Pantomime” by Philippe Jarrigeon for Interview Germany, 04/17. Taking a deep look at herself… one of three she comes to be part of this modeling ménage à trois. Twinning into oblivion, Abril & Lourdes Ruhstaller give us an artistic expression of the twin connection. Looking into their eyes we find ourselves hypnotized. 


Art and Excess Blend in True Beauty for Exhibition Magazine

Vittoria Ceretti exposes herself to the undulating rhythms of Luigi & Iango for Exhibition Magazine, S/S 2017. through the windows of existence I see the other side, a waning world of wanderlust waiting for me to hide. Looking through the tattered pieces of clothing she sees an escape. A way to conceal as she conveys. Enduring the shame of over exposure she attempts to exalt herself. A cleansing of the soul. 

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Behind Cloud Walls We Come 2b “Fragments of a Portrait”

Gaïa Orgeas reaches inside to find the “Fragments of a Portrait” by Rory Payne for Beauty Papers, S/S 2017. Windows fog with temperatures in flux, as an altered body rhythm leaves her in a trance like state. Under the misty clouds of chaos there comes a kind of truth. Features fall against the glass, as tints transfers off her skin, making it appear as if beauty is melting. Steamed heat never looked so chic as her body frame is seen through layers of fallen mist. 

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Fashion Flows in Still Life Dream Art Grows in Document Journal

Luna Bijl & Ali Michael show that fashion flows in a still life dream by Mario Sorrenti for Document Journal #10, SS 2017. Flowers of the imagination transform, as insight erupts, becoming a window to wonder. The path is sought through poetic devotion. Art becomes a singular dimension of space and time ~ at once entering the inner sanctum of the chaotic mind. Bracing for change this story celebrates the systematic move into another dimension. 

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Sarah Abney ~ Caught in an "Under Current" of Couture

Sarah Abney is “Under Current” by Matthew Priestley for The Impression Vol. 2, Spring 2017. In the interest of art and excess we make concessions for what we can’t see. We imagine we’re in another world where opposites not only attract they attack. Leaving us in the center of strange… we find that we’re transcending the stairway of change. A transformation is in progress as an alien life force takes over. 


Anna Cleveland Embraces the Change "Viva La Resistance"

Anna Cleveland is part of a new revolution in “Viva La Resistance” by Jean Baptiste Mondino, Hunger Magazine #12 2017. To calibrate the contention of chaos one must be willing to rise up and take part. Anna invites us to witness this story from a unique vantage point. The circle of truth is told… for what is forward is always seen backward and what is ahead is always viewed from behind. 


Blanca Li Dreams in Dance ~ Goddesses & Demonesses

Spanish dancer-choreographer, Blanca Li, and Maria Alexandrova, principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, perform in the New York City Center premiere of, Goddesses & Demonesses. She is Her and Her is She A Grateful Place for You and Me… A Forever Mark We Wear Herein the Body of Beauty then Begins. “The evening is a cross-cultural celebration of femininity in all of its complexities–from  sinner to saint; nurturing mother to femme fatale.” Breaking tradition, Blanca moves from traditional ballet and all it’s rules to incorporating legend, mythology and contemporary dance. 

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A Tale of Two Sides Converge as Clown Art Commences

Lera Abova splits herself down the center in “Stop playing with my emotions!” by Mariano Vivanco for Supplement Magazine, SS 2017. A tale of two sides converge as clown art commences. Standing on the spectrum of truth one can’t help but be moved by the space between. Celebrating a place of sheer excess, this extravagant tale delves into dueling personalities. Vivanco takes a trip through the land of transformation as the art of mutation begins.  

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Maggie Mauer Lays Her Face Down in Stunning Aplomb

Maggie Mauer bares out the beauty from beyond by Sølve Sundsbø for Beauty Papers #3, S/S 2017. Evocative imagery arouses within me a state of salvation, as skin reflects a resurgence, allowing the epidermis to evolve. A rebuilding of hope. I am but transformed… like a Caterpillar being borne each picture portrays the artful will of wonder. Laying across the ground Mauer mimics a Caterpillar casting off her shelled body… ready to fly. 

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Above My Baron Buttocks Lays An Egg Of Which To Be...

Craig McDean leads us down the path of poetic discourse in “Today’s Stories” for Vogue Italia, 03/17. Above my baron buttocks lay an egg of which to be. A vibrant round coming down to tell a tale of the. Not perfect in shape nor vibrant in shade, for what ran down her shiny spine was dripping in oblong ecstasy. What awaits inside this misshapen mystery is what though shall crack to be within it borne.