Good Reads
Archive Sunday, January 22nd 2017

The Saguaro Palm Springs, Joie de Vivre’s new, colorful 249- room boutique hotel property.

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.

Our friends over at FACTORY311 had recently wrapped a photo shoot with Jon Kortajarena for Elle Vietnam and we got the first glimpse.

Not to insinuate that Massimiliano Giornetti has struggled to find his footing at Salvatore Ferragamo, but his Spring collection was so overwhelmingly pleasing, so supremely luxurious and  so accessible, that it may just be the apotheosis of everything that Salvatore Ferragamo stands for historically in palpable actuality today.

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.

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.

Zac Posen’s collections are best experienced in person. So when we received the invitation to personally view the Resort 2013 collection at the Zac Posen showroom in TriBeCa we knew we were in for amazing craftsmanship, showmanship, and new and interesting takes on 1940s Hollywood and American aristocratic dress.

Lavinia Postolache photographed by Kyle Goldie against the striking backdrop of the Hollywood hills.

Burberry Prorsum makes trenches. Yes, we got it, and Christopher Bailey knows we got it too. Here he continues to tout his refocus on the house parka, and more expressively still, on the bomber.

Fall 2012 found the inexhaustible Betsey Johnson in solid form.

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.

Makeup artist James Kaliardos created an unbelievable look for this season’s Diane Von Furstenberg’s runway show.

Yves Saint Laurent’s Ready To Wear line is the only part of the company which will be known as Saint Laurent Paris when changes go ahead.

Chanel wowed with decidedly feminine fare at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week this morning.

Everyday detritus manifests itself in a variety of ephemeral works in the fantastically unique show, Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Design, now on display at Manhattan’s Museum of Art and Design.

The iconic designer is set to visit famous department store Selfridges on July 24 to launch a pop-up shop selling his sports-themed Team Karl collection amongst other concessions, British Vogue reports.

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.

Ruby Jean. Remember that name. “You’re destined for big things little Ruby Jean”. It’s that kind of name, and fitting for the bleach blonde beauty that opened the Marc Jacobs show. It’s possible that her entrance was so picture-perfect, so holistic in mood, so Marc Jacobs at a molecular level that, at least for this editor, the message that would play out for the next seven minutes announced itself entirely in that moment.

Tomas Maier wants his customers to see Bottega Veneta pieces as an “investment” that will last.

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

The Brazilian-born designer is approaching his ten year anniversary at the helm of Calvin Klein. During this time he has won the CFDA designer of the year award twice. However, Francisco’s debut design attempts received a much less favorable reception.

Stella McCartney has revealed how proud she was to see her father Sir Paul McCartney performing during the London Olympic Opening Ceremony.

John Pearson appreciated words of encouragement from Prada’s chief menswear designer before he took the catwalk for the first time in over a decade at the weekend.

The designer plans to sell an affordable range of ready to wear dresses in the hope of rectifying her cash flow problems. Betsey had a well-publicized bankruptcy case in April this year that resulted in the closure of the majority of her stores.

Los Angeles based shoe-architect Jerome Rosseau moved to the City of Angels six years ago, after a long stint working under names like Matthew Williamson, John Richardson and Jasper Conrad in the UK. In 2008.