Good Reads
Archive Sunday, January 22nd 2017

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.

I read about an amazing new camera created from the award winning thesis of a Stanford University supergeek. A photographer who was testing an early prototype compared the resolution to his other point and shoot cameras, but the Lytro was something that never needed to be focused.

The attempt here seems to be no-fuss Parisienne elegance, but injected with a touch of modernity that Galliano couldn’t seem to wrangle for himself.

The fashion world is a competitive sport where the key to success lies in the ability to turn vision into reality, one that is not only unique, but inspiring.

Reed Krakoff is one of a few American designers who manage to successfully translate Europe’s minimalist sensibility into timeless American design.

In a rural area in the center of Israel, Auerbach-Halevy has designed a unique house: at first glance it is not recognized as residential, and even at a second one it is difficult to distinguish what is it used for.

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have really locked in on the princess dream dress at Valentino. There’s something regal about their clothes. Their diffusion line Red Valentino still fits into the princess motif, but this girl is all good times and frivolity.

Face it! we are obsessed with achieving flawless skin, and why not? With so many products on the market and many claims being made I aim to break things down a bit to help you make an informed choice.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has produced its trailer for the 84th Academy Awards in conjunction with Funny Or Die.

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

A fashion spread by Teck Lim

The Sports Illustrated model is famed for her generous assets. Kate embraces her curvy frame, although there are times when she wants to blend in with the crowd.

Belgian-born Natalie Joos moved to New York to begin a successful career in fashion. Starting as Glenn O’Brienn assistant, she then began Craig McDean’s studio manager before launching her own casting agency in 2003.

There was a very strong eye; Pat McGrath created something “very manga” layering an orange greasepaint over blocked-out arches and sweeping a black greasepaint through the crease and up toward the brow bone. Upper and lower lash lines were then rimmed with alternating strokes of black and purple pencil.

Christopher Bailey’s “The Gentlemen”, his Fall 2012 menswear collection, gives way to his feminine exploration of the ultimate English sartorial crossroads – the haute interminglings at the corner of “Town and Field”.

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

The model jetted to the French capital to walk in the high end shows earlier this month and also found the time to sample some of the city’s shops.

Stage and Twist brings together Polish artist Anna Molska and Romanian artist Ciprian Mureşan for their first exhibition in a London museum.

Fashion and celluloid make for the perfect marriage. The two have gone hand in hand since time immemorial it seems. But every season, there’s that one seemingly random film that serves as the source material and inspiration behind a collection.

Those breezy, flouncy layers of silk-organza were probably the most obvious affirmation that the House of Christian Dior – with or without John Galliano’s vision–will thrive on, effortlessly.

The fashion designer has created the clothing the UK team will compete in at the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Museum of Modern Art’s Performance Program will resume in April with Words in the World, a series of performances and programs that generate a “live” response to the possibilities opened by the relationship between performance and language.

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.

Raf Simons’ debut couture collection for Christian Dior drew a designer crowd including Marc Jacobs and Donatella Versace.

Synaysky’s eye for avant-garde street style has brought her to the far corners of the fashion universe and the one thing that’s remained a consistent staple, from London to Tokyo, has been Chanel’s classic quilted bag.