Good Reads
Archive Saturday, January 21st 2017

When you think about fashion trends you think of those readily available abstractions, such as minimalism, color-blocking, peplums, etc.

How do you get the best in the beauty industry to come together in one room at the same time? Well, it is not easy but, somehow, The Makeup Show finds a way to do it every year and in numerous locations around the world.

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.

Max Mara Atelier is a special project focusing on the coat. This Fall/Winter 2012 collection marks a further step in the celebration of style and luxury with these must-have items from the great Italian group.

A selection of photographs from Simon Harsent’s “Melt Portrait of an Iceberg.”

The first look out at Proenza Schouler couldn’t have been more different from anything Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandezpresented last season.

Photographed by Joanna Szproch, featured here is the spring / summer 2012 campaign for the CAAPI collection for Dream Nation, an earth-friendly fashion house.

Jennifer Avello shoots a series of dynamic studio-based photographs starring McKey Sullivan. Styling by Marta Cebrat-Czernik and hair and make-up by Andrea C Samuels.

The designer will launch the collection for Spring/Summer 13 called DVF loves ROXY. The collaboration between the high end fashion favorite and the surf and snow lifestyle brand will be made up of 35 pieces which will all be limited-edition.

When was the last time the house of Balenciaga showcased a floor-length gown? The only instance that comes to mind was over a year ago when Cate Blanchett hit the Costume Institute Met Gala’s red carpet in a stunning gold goddess gown, arm in arm with the designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere.

The Versace for H&M runway soundtrack featured a repeating track of Donatella Versace’s new-found house maxim: “My house, my rules, my pleasure.”

Using Tokyo as a source of inspiration, PROJECT Wooster highlights japanese designes and exposes their mastery in crafting products that transcend culture and time.

Don’t you hate those lazy Saturday afternoons when you’re hungover, your hair looks perfectly disheveled, and all you have to wear is Balenciaga pulled straight off the runway?

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.

There was a drastic difference between the boudoir bondage and the beauty that accompanied it this season at BCBG Max Azria.

At a time when most artists pull farther from the public, you get the feeling that Kevin Barnes is more interested in his fans than ever before, if only to better understand himself.

Summer fashion is often associated with floaty dresses, crop tops and plenty of skin on display. But one of this season’s hottest trends is more about smart silhouettes than flirty frocks, giving our vacation attire a new sleek edge.

Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists’ groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language—visual, aural, and beyond.

The backstage feel Andrew Kuykendall gives us with this editorial featuring Soo Joo makes you feel like you’re actually there. Where “there” is exactly, is for you to decide.

Is Alexander Wang, the prince of downtown New York urban-chicness the new front-runner to replace Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga?

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.

A look inside the latest issue of Volt Magazine, the unbound, folded fashion publication which focus’ on stunning visual content with high impact.

Leading British artist and Turner Prize winner, Simon Starling (b 1967), will create a major new project for the Tate Britain Commission 2013, supported by Sotheby’s.

From the museum that brought visitors the very first interactive multimedia gallery tour back in 2001 comes a new way to explore modern and contemporary art.

Fall 2012 found the inexhaustible Betsey Johnson in solid form.