Good Reads
Archive Saturday, January 21st 2017

With all they have to celebrate, how apropos is a ‘Greatest Hits’ collection at this point? It may not have been intentional, but Proenza Schouler’s latest collection, all its mighty bravura aside, came across as self-referential at times, despite McCollough and Hernandez’s insistence on internet ‘randomness’ as their guiding trope for the season.

The thirteen double-sided drawings represent a wide range of Darger’s practices, and have been carefully selected from the remaining body of exceptionally important work still held by his estate.

The house of Gucci is one of those rare high-end luxe brands whose menswear far, far outdoes its womenswear season in, season out – at least that has been the case under the direction of Frida Giannini.

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.

Vivienne Westwood Red Label this season was by far one of the favorite beauty looks of the week, although not quite as ready to wear as the collection itself, definitely bold and interesting to watch as each face told the story of an Andy Warhol painting come to life.

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 model strutted for Burberry Prorsum’s Fall/Winter 12 catwalk show. It was the first time she’d graced the stage and she was petrified something would go wrong.

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.

After her hugely acclaimed debut album Songs For The Ravens, Sea of Bees – a.k.a. Sacramento-born and -based Julie Ann Baenziger – returns with a stunning new album, ‘Orangefarben’ to be released on 9th April on Heavenly Recordings.

In early 2013, Wolfgang Laib’s Pollen from Hazelnut will inhabit the Museum’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, infusing the space with a yellow luminosity.

We have become absolutely obsessed with Bite Beauty. Anything they do with lips, not only do we want it, but we need it.

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.

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.

The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced the winner of this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund is presented to Jonathan Saunders.

A true Chanel story from beginning to end, shot along the quiet French shore by Sandra Fourqui and styled by Karine Martins, using Chanel’s ‘Paris-Bombay’ Pre-Fall 2012 collection.

A single finger wave opposite the part strongly gave a chic effect to the total look. Diane Kendal used MAC backstage, producing a multishade red lip layering MAC Cherry Red lip pencil all over the lip, outlining the lip with Vino Lip Pencil.

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

A powerful, dynamic fashion editorial photographed by Alan Chan, titled Last Resort. A stunning location and bold wardrobe choices make the editorial especially striking.

The designer is launching a lower-priced collection Miss Wu with department store Nordstrom in January. He has described the ways it will differ from his high-end line.

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.

Isa Genzken is arguably one of the most important and influential female sculptor of the past 30 years.

It hasn’t been that long since we last featured Neringa Rekasiut, that was during an interview our Arts & Culture Editor Julija Kaselyte had hosted back in June of 2012 which now seems forever ago.

El Grand Chamaco creates a series of illustrations done on an iPhone by the tip of his finger.

Amusement and disgust intermingle in her work with the cumulative effect something like a handcrafted Theater of Cruelty, put on in a suburban backyard, by a girl who most of the kids aren’t allowed to play with.

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.