Good Reads
Archive Sunday, January 22nd 2017

In many ways it was a classic Marc Jacobs kind of evening. He served a collection with a big point of view, a bombastic production, a little show tunes sensibility sprinkling, maniacal styling and a hodgepodge of themes and ideas that never get so tangled up that you can’t discern one element from the other.

Using the “opulence of Indochina” as his inspiration, Peter Dundas takes us on a journey of Asian eloquence with delicate dragon and tiger embroideries, kimono jackets, and plunging cheongsams revealing bare backs of the adventurous wearer.

Raf Simons has discovered “specific codes” since he began working at Christian Dior.

David Neville and Marcus Wainwright put “blood, sweat and tears” into their label Rag & Bone.

A 3D fashion campaign for Russian brand Osome2some, photographed by Andrew Kalashnikov and styled by Julia Chagaeva.

It was refreshing to finally see an original beauty moment at Ivana Helsinki; faces were beautifully sophisticated with a pleasant twist. Titled “Mourning Sun Motel,” the collection was based on a film about guests at an old motel shot in Finland in the summer of 2012.

Living life as a model in the bustling metropolis of New York City isn’t half bad. We had the opportunity to sit down with a rising star in the industry.

The first step to shaking of those winter months is putting a bit of life back in to our skin.

Dozens upon dozens of girls have walked the Balenciaga runway in Nicolas Ghesquiere’s 15 illustrious years as creative director of the celebrated house, but very few have been lucky enough to be considered true ‘Balenciaga Girls’.

The company is best known for creating velour tracksuits and this time round they have offered a fresh take on the look.

Bastille Metal Works, a premier manufacturer of custom cast zinc and pewter counter tops, range hoods, and furnishings, have created an ornately unique table inspired by the Telfair Museum of Art, the South’s first public art museum.

Edun collection for Fall 2012 was absolutely gorgeous. But, the makeup that MAC makeup artist Yadim turned out was bananas.

It was a veritable layers-fest. No dress came down without a pair of tailored black flares with encrusted hems underneath.

Tom Ford is to showcase his menswear collection and open a flagship store in London next year.

Douglas Kirkland was born in Toronto Canada. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, and later Life Magazine during the golden age of 60’s/70’s photojournalism.

The show opened in a palette of solid black, which made each piece in the first section of the show about texture, fabric choice, and silhouette.

Look out for Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album “Born To Die,” an eerie look into life’s dark truths. Releases tomorrow in the US.

Danny De Munter, a Belgian architect specialized in high-end interior design and restoration, and Wim Gyselinck, have been designated to build the new city palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

To say that today’s Christian Dior Haute Couture show was possibly the most anticipated fashion moment of the past decade is probably no hyperbole.

The Italian fashion designer has been on vacation lately, spending time on his yacht in Monte Carlo and Saint Tropez.

The MoMA presents its first time-based artists retrospective with Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, performed live on eight consecutive evenings from April 10 through 17, by Kraftwerk, the avant-garde electronic music pioneers.

Giorgio Armani continues his commitment to help countries such as Ghana and Bolivia with his Acqua for Life project and his support of Green Cross International, which focus on bringing clean drinking water where it is scarce or unavailable, as well as help schooling.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is among several California museums included in the global expansion of Google’s pioneering Art Project, originally launched in February of 2011 and now unveiled in a significantly enhanced platform on Tuesday, April 3.

Photographed by Alice Luker, this floral editorial stars Ruby Slate Balthazar who is dressed by Lauren Eva in an array of colourful and striking ensembles.