So… this is what arrived to my mailbox last week. Super thrilled to share the Prada spring-summer 2021 “Dialogues” book featuring the BIG conversation between Miuccia Prada, Raf Simons and the global audience. Each question is actual food for thought, and one of my answers is featured on the pages of this extraordinary concept. This Prada collection is contemporary fashion history moment, and receiving this beautiful portfolio (under the creative direction of Vogue Italia’s Ferdinando Verderi) is so, so major for me.
Thank you Prada!
Happy Easter, guys!
Tamara Staples and photographs from her book “The Magnificent Chicken” which is about… fancy chickens!
Tim Walker’s charming new book, ‘The Granny Alphabet’, celebrates the indomitable spirit of ‘little old ladies who live down the lane’. The famous fashion photographer who is known for his fantasy editorials and stories, launched his new project, that surely already is buzzed all around. This warm book is full of illustrated stories, Tim’s photographs from Vogue UK and his private collections, and of course… Of granny chic, that is all the time being hot in all magazine. The mature chic covered by elderly women looks eternally fashionable, and the alphabet seems to pretty funny! Waiting till it will hit the stores!
Yesterday in the evening I was viewing my old photographs from New York, just you know, for pleasure. But pleasure changed into inspiration. I found a small pic of a Mendini sculpture that is located in the METropolitan Museum of Art. The colours, shape just stunned me. I was like, Oh my this Alessandro Mendini things is amazing. I took out my book about this designer that I bought in NY, and was like again, Oh my this is incredible. Yes, Alessandro Mendini is a amazing designer from Italy, that was not designing anyrhing functual but just beautiful and experimental. He used some extraordinary creatures on his furnitures and strong colours everywhere! He was bored with our greay existence, and decided to do something nobody else before. But, now, you for sure ask a queston, why is a Comme des Garcons AW13 show snap doing on this post? Because my quirky imagination thought of this crazy collection and Mendini’s designs together! Rei Kawabuko is Comme des Garcons designer from the beginning, and her clothes are like a origami- always aestethical and sophisticated. This season was about making a mascuine jacket an origami. Sounds strange. But as you see, looks great! And the prints plus forms are so similar to Mendini’s! Wow!