Good Reads
Archive Friday, January 20th 2017

Prada’s Spring 2013 womenswear campaign shot by Steven Meisel features some Prada darlings like Amber Valetta and some newfound muses like Saskia de Brauw.

In 1942 Architectural Forum magazine commissioned a group of architects to design projects for a hypothetical postwar American city, rethinking both urban community life and the relationship between architecture and urban planning.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana turned down the kitsch factor ten-fold with this collection, and set out to design a functional and fabulous wardrobe for the “renaissance” woman. Literally.

To celebrate the release of their first monograph, M to M from M/M (Paris), Mathias Augustyniak took a moment to discuss his new book, his career with Michael, and more.

Miuccia Prada believes that influential designers have started to snub Italy in favor of Paris.

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

The creative director of the French label has spent a long time making its debut scent Dahlia Noir. The dark and mysterious fragrance is perfect for Fall/Winter 12, when gothic looks are going to be big business.

We all have our addictions. Kids have candy stores, men have sports and booze. But it’s the ladies who have picked out the best poison for themselves – jewelry.

The Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 show was stunning and Makeup Forever Alliance artist Lottie was the key.

An urban, high fashion editorial, photographed by Henryk Lobaczewski and starring the beautiful Jess Bush. Featuring bold and colorful fashion styling by Karolina Karolinka.

Tomas Maier’s collections at Bottega Veneta get better and better with every passing season. What he delivered for Spring must be his most considered, worked-over, strategically conceived and luxurious clothes to date.

Making vintage-boheme a thing of luxury has been Gregory Parkinson’s calling card for years.

What has happened to Dolce & Gabbana? They’re officially gridlocked in a campy nostalgia, in a kitschy bucolic loop that looks to be inescapable. A year ago they hit upon something big, a special way of doing things. You can pick out the same notes in last Spring’s show, to last Fall’s foray to this latest collection for Spring ’13.

Alber Elbaz‘s grip and understanding of Lanvin‘s legacy has been so thorough it’s hard to imagine a time when he was not creative director of the house. He’s truly captured the moment. See the entire Pre Fall 2012 collection right here.

A fragrance bottle is not just a bottle, it is a piece of art. Something to be respected and treated delicately. It is the first and only most visual impression in a scent-directed industry.

It seems almost a miracle that they hadn’t tackled it before. Fantasy role-playing warrior princesses? That’s prime fodder for the overly active imaginations of Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy.

From November 3, 2012 through February 3, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, the most comprehensive exhibition to date of the Bay Area artist Jay DeFeo (1929–1989).

The 35-year-old model is famed for her cleanly shaved head and youthful face. She thinks her skin has helped secure her a lot of work, although she claims talk of the industry being ageist is out-dated.

The star founded Premier Model Management, the company which has represented Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer.

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

The budding supermodel credited the dance form with teaching her discipline and body awareness, which has helped her career immensely.

Visions of lemon and citrus freshened up faces along with the collection, youthful florals and delicate lace sweetly adorned each dress painting the perfect image of a young girl in the summer.

This time around Karan tapped into old Hollywood’s androgynous icon, Marlene Dietrich. Designers walk tight ropes when choosing iconic figures as inspiration for their collections.

Although the collection was very different, the same playful, quirky spirit could be seen in the presentation, which was held at London’s Claridges Ballroom and transformed into an English country garden with pastel-colored garden gnomes and wheelbarrows dotted around, accompanied by lush floral hangings.

Mary Katrantzou hasn’t got enough time to create resort collections.