Cara Uncut. Unzipped.
A grainy camera and yellow-brown lighting. A burberry trench coat slashed with zippers. Zips that peel off to a heart thumping soundtrack of anticipation revealing a lingerie clad Cara Delevinge.
Tyrone Lebon gives his short voyeuristic air through the use of extreme close ups of thigh,flashes of chest and shots that travel from one body part to another. Snappy editing leads to double takes. The lighting and styling tinge the piece with a 1930’s ambience that is mirrored by sultry eyes and choppy hair. None of which is typically Delevingne.
Previously full of an irritating teenage energy, Cara has grown up. Transformed by Lebon into a woman. She has shrugged off the cute teenage label and stepped into sophistication. I-D who have bowed to Cara throughout her reign have provided her with a platform from which she can grow.
Video interview with David Hieatt, co-founder of Hiut Denim
The story of why. For those who want to make something and better yet, have a reason for doing so - you should watch this.
John Rocha AW13 @ London Fashion Week
A tangled mess of hair and headdress and tulle. Young sleepy faces. Lace, felts, silk and mohair in earthy tones injected with dashes of bright pink and yellow. This is a collection of woodland flower children .
The collection is as textured as the Wicklow landscape that inspired it, laying delicacy beside the rugged to create an enchanting aesthetic.
J.W. Anderson possesses an undeniable raw talent. Sitting down to illustrate his entire SS13 collection for Show Studio, all we want to know is how we can get our hands on one!
Juergen Teller got in car and drove from Germany to London. He didn’t speak English. He didn’t learn it in school because he didn’t think he’d ever need it.
Juergen Teller folded Kate Moss into a wheelbarrow, stripped Vivienne Westwood of everything but her ruby red lipstick and submerged his daughter in a pond on her thirteenth birthday.
Juergen Teller published his hate mail and letters of criticism. He drew a positive message from his father’s suicide and advises noone to follow in his footsteps because then, how will they find their own feet?
Juergen Teller is a portrait artist who his art in the personality of the subject.
Juergen Teller’s exhibition Woo is at the ICA in London from January 23rd to March 17th. Definitely worthy of hopping on a plane!
There’s no doubt about it, London based trio, Sibling have come out on top of London Collections: Men. The label, which was established in 2008, specializes in knitwear but make no mistake, this is not knitwear your granny would produce. As they put it themselves, this is “Colourful, well-made, luxury knitwear for a man bored with the grey V-neck option.”
Previous seasons have been good, great even but Autumn/Winter 2013 clearly held some other realm of inspiration for Sibling. Chunky knits doesn’t even begin to explain the yeti-like couture that drowns even the muscular frames of the models. Mittens the size of footballs and hoods and scarves that threaten suffocation provide a platform that enticed Vogue to draw a comparison between melting marshmallows and the pastel blizzard that graced last weeks catwalks.
Accessories brand Stighlorgan celebrate Irish culture and industry with N.E.P.S, a book of poetry, photography and stories from a number of young and upcoming artists
Sleepwalking in the Rift is a clichéd story of boy meets girl. Pinned against a breathtaking natural backdrop it unearths age old questions of what it is that matters and why we do what we do. Clothing brand Maiyet commissioned director Cary Fukunaga to create the fashion film that flops as such due to attention being directed to the storyline and surroundings rather than the clothes themselves. Despite failing in its intentions, the piece is so aesthetically beautiful and the story enchanting enough to allow it stand alone as a film piece as opposed to a fashion promotion.
He is the guide and the teacher. In Africa, he knows who he is and why he is there. From the outside, it seems he has it all figured out. “You seem happy,” she says to him. Three words stemming from mere observation that equate to one of the most intimate questions a person can be asked. He doesn’t stumble or look too deeply. His answer is simple, “there is nothing I need”. This man encompasses humans’ desire for life. A stripped life, free from the scars of the consumerist world we inhabit. We want to need nothing and too often we expect to find this in money and wealth, when in fact in order to need nothing we need to have close to that.
Headspinningly beautiful in terms of both subject matter and visuals, Sleepwalking in the Rift is worthy of the feature length it defies.
Makers & Brothers
ANNOUNCING CHRISTMAS OPENING
>Opening Event Saturday December 01, 10:00-18:00
>Open 01-24 December, 10:00-18:00
>Location The Shed, Dublin. For direction see site.