When approaching the creation of the Zakary le Stéle Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook, photographer Tsasha Olivier looked to his chosen themes such as claustrophobia and mental disintegration to create a world locked inside a rural Portuguese villa. The photos swallow the viewer into a compound-like setting where the model, Lien Vieira, is unravelling, revealing her inner turmoil, an effect heightened by the hypnotic abstract prints of the collection. The theme is harshly juxtaposed with the designer’s floaty, windswept vision. Soft, fluid, diaphanous silks billow in the breeze peacefully and freely, with wild tilapia fish leather accents and structured camel wool cut sharply to the body in a modern sweep. View rest of the photos after the jump. [CLICK HERE]
Oliver Maxwell Kupper of Pas Un Autre, Brad Elterman and Max Gibson of Wine and Bow Ties at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. photograph by Summer Bowie.
Oliver Maxwell Kupper’s Canon F-1 at Tartine. photograph by Brad Elterman
This new fashion shoot comes to us from photographer Javier Ferrer Vidal featuring jewelry by Spanish based Ma Jewellery from the collection entitled On The Road Leopard. Designer of Ma Jewellery, Marina Figueiredo says, “The leopard owns something unique and paradoxical: its speckled coat. It’s something rare, but it gives a very good camouflagte when this big cat has to go unnoticed. Its life is quite more nocturnal, above all when the hour of hunting is coming: darkness, silence and agility define this moment.” See more photos after the jump. [SEE MORE...]
The Pierre Balmain Spring/Summer 2013 collection is inspired by glamour under the sun, notably the grand hotels of Nice and the French Riviera, the chic styling of iconic French actress Jeanne Moreau as seen in Jacque Demy’s classic 1963 film La Baie des Anges, and the renowned Parisian club in the 80s Les Bains Douches. With a palette of graphic black & white mixed with sun-kissed brights, the women’s pieces strike a balance between strong tailoring and delicate romance; the perfect coral lace dress, feminine shorts, peasant skirts, worn with classic biker or tuxedo jackets. While the men’s provides featherweight playboy essentials; the slim tailored jacket, fitted cardigan, and the perfect shirt signed with a fine black stripe. See the amazing fashion film starring model Anna Selezneva after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
David Byrne hanging out in the Mission, riding his bike past Valencia and 19th Street, killing time before his talk on City Arts and Lectures. photograph by Brad Elterman
Kôji Wakamatsu has passed away this morning in Tokyo. The 76-year-old director was injured when he was struck by a taxi while crossing a busy Tokyo intersection. He never recovered from the injuries. Koji, who directed Go, Go Second Time Virgin and Ecstasy of Angels was one of the most important directors of the Pinky film (pink eiga), a genre known for its copious amounts of horror, sex and violence often folding in elements of rape and bondage.
Copenhagen based Reptile Youth have invited ten directors to each direct a video for their new album. For the latest video, for the track Dead End, they have invited Rei Nadal. Rei Nadal is an artist based in Barcelona. Born in Sevilla, Spain, Nadal went on to complete a fashion design degree before beginning an internship with fashion brand American Perez. She has garnered attention for her unique and intriguing esthetics. She intersperses imagery from fashion editorials, art photography, and video, alongside candid self-portraits and text. As part of the annual CMJ 2012 music festival, Reptile Youth will give four performances, starting with one gig at Alphabet Lounge, October 17th , followed by shows @ Spike Hall, Webster Studio and finally @ Drom – Nicky Digital Showcase on October 20th. See music video after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]
A lunch at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco with photographer Brad Elterman. photography by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Gallery Brown presents Matter of Time, an exhibition of new paintings, works on paper and sculpture from artist Gregory Siff. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Gregory officially made Los Angeles home in 2009 where he has since established himself as a recognizable cultural influence. Gregory’s distinct handmade style merges unique elements of abstraction, street, and fine art; his technique coalesces the voice of a fearless child with the wisdom of a seasoned warrior. His influences include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, RETNA, Ray Johnson, RISK, David Shillinglaw, Louis XXX and his father. Matter of Time is an examination of fame, idolatry, memory, determination, kingship and heart. Gregory’s half-whispered thoughts are painted out in full roars on found material, handmade panel and canvas. Matter of Time will be on view from October 20 to November 10 at Gallery Brown, 140 South Orlando Ave, Los Angeles, CA