Mostly known for collaborating with creative duo M/M Paris and shooting ad campaigns for leading Miu Miu, JW Anderson, Loewe and Alexander McQueen, Jamie Hawkesworth is undoubtedly a rising star among contemporary photographers. Continue reading “Photography heartbeats: Jamie Hawkesworth”
Just close your eyes and let your imagination overwhelm your inner self.
Perspective is a word that we use when referring to visual art and help us highlighting infinite points from where we observe our surroundings. In the specific case of Nobuyoshi Araki, anything he decides to portray is nothing but astonishing.
It was about 3 years ago, and I was attending my class schedule about analysis of emerging lifestyle, when my great professor decided to show us a video: the launch of 2016 Gucci cruise collection. He explained us that Gucci had named a new Creative Director, and they were about to make a relevant change in the brand identity.
I admit I wasn’t a huge fan of Gucci back then, because of its snobbish design that for so long I’ve been associating with an old-fashioned and boring Italy. I trusted my teacher, and started watching the video.
Nothing but WOW.
To be part of any subculture, together with the need of a collective identity there must be a readable dress-code. As it was for the most iconic cultures, such as punk rockers, skinheads, hip hoppers, ravers, beatniks etcetera, clothing plays a fundamental role in the recognition of such tribes. Continue reading “Dandy lions: The stylish subculture of Sapeurs”
“James Baldwin said that the artistic image is not intended to represent the thing itself, but, rather, the reality of the force the thing contains. I felt for so long that I wasn’t saying or seeing myself enough in my work and I was holding back. I wanted to create this paracosm that was somewhere I would want to live in and thrive in.”
(Arielle Bobb- Willis)
When talking about aesthetics, we must keep in mind that the way we perceive beauty is mostly influenced by several factors and eventually there is no objective nor universal method to establish a unique beauty parameter. Continue reading “Unconventional beauty: Melanie Gaydos”
“I just wanted to laugh again, I wanted to be alive again,
I wanted to be female again.” (Marina Abramović) Continue reading “When Art meets Fashion: Marina Abramović is present”
I’ve been studying Fashion for many years, and it happened me to that the more I get involved with the creative process that gives form to always innovative ideas, the more I become sensible to a variety of topics that concern western consumerism and its very considerable amount of clothing waste that companies make every year. Continue reading “We should all be sustainable”
It’s always curious to observe how diverse cultures continuously influence each others and gravitate towards a never ending motion. In particular, that of Decora has previously been a japanese street style taking inspiration from European high fashion and eventually ended up to inspire european designers and artists in turn. Continue reading “Who are the Harajuku Girls?”