Tinos island in Greece proved to be the antidote to any sort of dullness this summer. Breathtaking landscapes and immaculate color palettes filled my mornings and nights; friends with their stories, surfers going wild on every new sea-wave and celebrities visiting incognito were the main ingredients of my summer break.
Here's my friend Mara, looking gorgeous in the backyard of her home in Tinos. My camera went wild!
POLIMODA introduces Master in Art Directing – the bridge between design and business studies. Art Directors are creative leaders and leaders of creativity, people endowed with an innate sensibility, imagination and capacity to make decisions. They dig below the surface of everyday life to develop a productive dialogue between vision, craft, visual art, and the art of writing. Students in the October 2014 edition of the Master in Art Directing also have the unique opportunity to become involved in the development of the 17th Italy in May 2015. You will become an active player in this curatorial project!
This research-based program introduces creative thinking processes through a non-linear methodology embracing curiosity, intuition and perception. The course is visionary yet practical, embracing all possible concepts within six interconnected areas of study: Craft, Calligraphy, Body, Dress, Imagery, and Space.
The program is divided into three main periods. Each period or “moment” is designed to stimulate a specific creative quality: Curiosity is the main assumption of knowledge. By definition it knows no boundaries: this is the starting point of the course. Intuition is the ability to solve problems through bypassing conscious reasoning; it is often the mark of genius. Vision is the power of connecting; building bridges where they do not exist.
The philosophy of this advanced program is based on the creation of small class sizes ensuring a high level of instruction and interaction throughout. A 40 week program immersed in an environment that stimulates curiosity: high profile guest speakers by external visionaries will deepen the innovative teaching process.
I just found these two backstage snapshots I did back in 2011. The model wears one of the two costumes I designed along with Maria Mastori's jewellery and headpieces, focusing on Cyprus/Hellenic traditional heritage. The project was titled THE BETROTHED and the original photography for the museum's catalogue was by the amazing Thanassis Krikis. The costumes were exhibited both in Greece and Cyprus as well as in Amsterdam. Styling by Nicholas Georgiou with hair and make-up by Stellar. To see Krikis' photographs go to Vogue Italia, by clicking the link below http://www.vogue.it/people-are-talking-about/vogue-arts/2012/10/beyond-dress-codes
For the 6th edition of its celebrated PV Awards, Première Vision is betting even more than ever on new, contemporary creation. Because this is the real purpose of this inspiring appointment, by now eagerly awaited by the industry’s weavers and buyers: to single out and distinguish the most remarkable, inventive and innovative fashion textiles from among Première Vision exhibitors’ creations. In pursuit of this goal, the world’s premier fabrics show will bring together, as it does each year in September, a prestigious jury comprised of influential personalities from the international fashion scene. Première Vision is proud to welcome young designer Yiqing Yin as Jury President.
Born in China, a graduate of the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Yiqing Yin has lived and worked in Paris, where she has shown her collections during the Haute Couture fashion week since 2011. She was awarded The ANDAM Prize for First Collections in 2011, and since January 2014 has been the Creative Director of the Leonard fashion house. A deserving representative of the new generation of designers working on the international fashion scene, Yiqing Yin thinks and designs clothing as an evolving structure, like a moving sculpture, influenced and driven by plays on volumes and materials, for an architectural and sensual result.
Her modern and innovative fashion vision was destined to bring the young designer and Première Vision together. The show, as a supporter of young fashion designers and creative innovation, welcomes the chance to collaborate with a young designer who represents the fashion of today, both global and exacting. As a reminder, prior to Yiqing Yin, PV Awards Jury presidents have been: Veronique Nichanian (Hermès) in 2009, Ennio Capasa (Costume National) in 2010, Roland Mouret (Roland Mouret) in 2011, Felipe Oliveira Baptista (Lacoste) in 2012 and Alessandro Sartori (Berluti) in 2013. An exceptional and emotional moment to be shared by all the textile and fashion industry pros gathered at Première Vision.
Inspired by the deep web, Lafaille incorporates several elements of this little-known world in his Fall/Winter 2014 collection.
Connecting us with a scabrous platform by exposing the darkest hidden aspects of today's internet world, Lafaille is sure to intrigue deviant minds. From extreme pornography to illegal medical experiments, these unmapped perversions never stop at one click.
Shot by: Spencer Edwards / Stylist : Catherine Simard / Hair : Alexandra Apple / Make-Up: Stephanie Guida / Models : Dominic , Emilie & François
Further than the Amsterdam Fashion Week, there were also various fashion events taking place throughout the city. This year's ArtEZ Generation 15 graduates, presented their work at Felix & Foam in the imposing Felix Meritis building.
Designers Christina Braun, Sonia Aïssaoui, Yiyu Chen, Verena Schepperheyn were given the opportunity to show their work within an intimate setting. Industry professionals like Lucas Ossendrijver and Hector Castro where invited for a dialogue with the designers.
Olga Kiwerski grows in an artistic environment, travels all around the world and tries creative experiments with passion. Heightened sensitivity, dense natural curiosity and instinct are transcribed in the sculptures to wear VASKOLG. She includes her taste to live dangerously to all creations, from lighter to more poisonous.
"Freedom is not given to us, we must take it" Meret Oppenheim Olga Kiwerski focuses on craftsmanship and high-end expertise to imagine the sculptural jewelry VASKOLG. She proposes architectural and rhythmic body adornments in limited edition or unique piece. Purist with a baroque soul, Olga reflects the contemporary, implies a future. With disconcerting proportions, the new EYE collection relates the story of her Indian journey. Splendor and ornaments are diverted. Invitation to dream and self-confidence.
Materials express strong emotions and ecological philosophy: Euphoric notes of gold and silver threads, lava stone, metal, feathers and true eternal roses, crystals and leather, paper, labradorite and onyx, old wild silk saree, pearls and corals, pure ceramic and precious wood, and new technologies (audio player, articulated light system, USB key...). Sudden ocher and scarlet color strength punctuates gray, white or silver monochromes of statement necklaces that witness sensuality and power. This season, VASKOLG evokes a triumphant but generous Amazon wearing sparkling protecting armors.
The VASKOLG sculptural jewelry fashion show is a rare and unique opportunity to showcase the ornament. Here jewelry is not accessory, but subject, verb, quintessence.
Issey Miyake presented an uncomplicated collections mixed with with sporty and elegant looks. Creative director of the Issey Miyake house, Yusuke Takahashi, drew inspiration from nature using fruits and deep-sea creatures as print.
It looked like the audience was gathered around a pier that served as a runway. This wooden white boardwalk runway and the sunny day in Paris gave the presentation a tropical-clique feel. Striking where the deep-sea blue looks and pieces with large fruit prints.