Uh oh. Lots of this is actually really good. Mostly the Conran, Jonathan Adler and Pantone stuff.
#when you spend hours on a sketch and the whole techpack is approved and then your client emails and says just kidding lets change the skirt from gathered to pleats instead
Christo & Jeanne-Claude.
One of my favorites of theirs with (The Umbrellas and Running Fence). Pity I never got to see these Surrounded Islands.
Riccardo Tisci: An Oral History
When Riccardo Tisci took over a rudderless Givenchy in 2005, he did so as a relative unknown: an Italian-born, English-trained bat out of hell who’d been showing his own small collection off the schedule and outside the law in Milan. (Critics called him the Antichrist, and the police, he remembers, came to the first two shows.) Early observers weren’t sure what to make of his gothic, Catholic-haunted collections, but time—and the devoted fandom of stars and shoppers alike—brought skeptics around. Tisci has more than merely righted the ship. He’s turned the label into one of the standouts of Paris fashion week, a red-carpet favorite and so beloved by entertainers that dropping the name in rap lyrics has become practically a cliché.
Also, I just can’t get over the fact that every season they shoot their looks on the street right outside my first ever Brooklyn artist loft apartment building. Which shockingly, is still standing and hasnt been turned into a new construction hi-rise or a Starbz yet!
Watched this documentary over the weekend and was really touched by it. I highly recommend checking it out. It’s not some obvious oh look there are girls who are skinny or lots of eastern euro chicks end up as hookers instead or a cliche` like that. Rather, it’s very thoughtful and emotional and not overtly strident.
Interesting then that the first fashion news (NYTimes) I read this morning was on this topic:
“Treating models as child performers, under existing labor laws, would require designers and magazines to apply for permits to employ them, to carefully document their working hours and to provide many additional benefits and safeguards. Hiring underage models would also be complicated by the number of hours they can work, Ms. Scafidi said, adding that the regulations, as well as possible fines or an investigation by the labor department, might act as a deterrent to hiring as many underage models.” Read the full article, and CFDA chief Steven Kolb’s comments here.