Showing posts with label pastel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pastel. Show all posts

20140509

Tokyo Diaries XIII

A mental travel preparation.




Artworks Roy Lichtenstein

Around 1996 something changed. Viewing the 'other' side abruptly infused 'another' kind of painting: ink-screen printing. Dotted brush strokes that turned American pop art Japanese.
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20140505

Tokyo Diaries X

A mental travel preparation.








Artworks Gekko Hayashi

The homo-eroticism of sexotism. A world of 'ukiyo-e' and 'shin-hanga', of 'hentai' and 'hard yaoi'. A place where the word 'stroke' exploits the full potential of its double meaning.
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20140429

Tokyo Diaries VI

A mental travel preparation.




Mikio Sakabe Fall/Winter 2013

"When the world turns pink and boys wear lipstick, frilled diapers and duvet night gowns, we are covered in the cold sweat of erotic nightmares." - he nods and decides to not pack any underwear. The closing of his suitcase is followed by a pondering silence.
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20140223

Fashion Charts VI


1. Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2014


2. Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2014


3. J.W. Anderson Fall/Winter 2014

Longing for the cinched and pinched. With underlying masochistic pain and German-ness. The game of codes (Jil/Anonymous), the touch of ghosts (Tomas), the loss of hopes (Jonathan). Be ready for the touch of invisible hands.
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20140216

A Short History Of Patchwork In Popular Culture












1. Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Spring/Summer 2000
2. Robert Rauschenberg Windward, 1963
3. Robert Rauschenberg From The Seat Of Authority, 1979
4. Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2013
5. John Baldessari Hope (Blue) Supported By A Bed Of Oranges (Life): Amid A Context Of Allusions, 1991

The re-appreciation of re-appropriation: patchwork in fashion and art. As delicate layers (Rei and Robert) or harsh mismatching (Junya and John). Trusting in the contextual meaning of found material that is finding itself renewed.
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20131117

Paths Towards Modernity

A fictive documentary in art and fashion.





















1. Ridley Howard Blues And Pink, 2012
2. Dior Spring/Summer 2013
3. Ridley Howard Bedroom #2, Morning, 2011
4. Dior Spring/Summer 2013
5. Dior Fall/Winter 2013
6. Ridley Howard Lumi's Tattoo, 2007
7. Dior Spring/Summer 2013
8. Ridley Howard Holly, Rose Dress, 2011
9. Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2013
10. Ridley Howard Leaves, 2009
11. Dior Spring/Summer 2014
12. Ridley Howard Orange #1, 2005
13. Willy Vanderperre Dior campaign, 2013
14. Ridley Howard Blue Necklace, 2013
15. Ridley Howard Legs, Yellow And Red, 2013
16. Dior Spring/Summer 2013
17. Ridley Howard Lying Down, 2005
18. Raf Simons Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012

Raf Simons' Dior woman does not live in a crystal castle but in the beautiful, colourful paintings of Ridley Howard, which reminds us of Alex Katz and David Hockney who also love to stage this contemporary, elitist, consumerist life of pale blue pools and crushed rose petal walls.
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20130927

Artificially Flavored, Primrose Path



Dior Spring/Summer 2014

After his ingenious investigation on the psychological work of Warhol and Schiaparelli, Raf Simons is returning to his concept of 'Dior for Raf Simons'. We are confronted with 'boy scout' girls, a motif known from his biography. We are confronted with slashed typography, a motif known from his earliest and latest menswear collections. We are confronted with stripes, a motif known from his work for Jil Sander. In fact, we are confronted with beauty, a motif known from Raf Simons.
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Appendix:



1. Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2000
2. Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2014
3. Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011

20130912

The Marc by Miu Miu Jacobs Scandal









1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014
2. Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2012
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 & Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2011
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 & Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2010
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 & Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2011
6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 & Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2009
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 & Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2012
8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 & Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2013

By appointing Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier as the new creative power force behind the diffusion line Marc by Marc, a sleeping 'duo fatale' has been awakened. Shamelessly nicking the success formula of the rival house of Miu Miu, the end result can only be understood as open letter - or practical joke. All we witness is styling one-liners, same-same patterns and a long, repetitive punchline. No one is laughing.
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