Tom Ford Spring 2015 LFW
Rodarte Spring 2015 NYFW
As did the rest of this collection. The show marked a real return to form for Laura and Kate Mulleavy: Playing off aquatic themes, specifically the observation of tidal pools, they progressed more or less organically from terrifically commercial looks to ones that expressed just the kind of artful madness that people crave from their brand. By the time you arrived at the net mermaid dresses clotted with embroidery, you were back under the Rodarte spell. The tidal pool inspiration made a good channel for the Mulleavys’ Miss Havisham-esque hoarder streak—mimicking the way flotsam and jetsam collect in eddies, they embellished their dresses not with restraint, exactly, but with a sense of formal specificity. There was a painterly aspect to their patchwork frocks, the heavy embroidery a kind of impasto, revealing the hand.
Historic 12th Century Abbey Becomes Hotel Fontevraud
The resting place of King Richard the Lionheart, a twelfth century abbey in the Loire Valley, France becomes a brand new hotel, The Fontevraud. 52 rooms and a super restaurant headed up by award-winning chef, Thibaut Ruggeri, the historic site is set in beautiful grounds. A traditional abbey on the inside, the interior presents a contemporary contrast, all easy-going beige, leather and wood.
Ben Grieme for Fader Magazine Fall 2014, 'Fuzzy Feelings'
it is as simple,
and as complicated as that."
Hood by Air Spring 2015 LFW
Institutional oppression isn’t his thing. So it wasn’t a total surprise that Oliver pointed to the chokers in his show—and the gussied-up crutches—as part of a commentary on the breakdown of machismo. A key theme of this show, he explained, was an interrogation of what it means to be a man. Hence the deconstructed blazers and fatigues, the riff on the three-piece suit, the very on-trend and very appealing reinterpretations of traditional shirting, for both girls and boys. And for people who refuse to identify with any one particular gender. This was a Hood by Air show, after all.
London’s Creation Introduces Its Brand Through This Lo-Fi Video
Brainchild of UK streetwear veterans Emmet Keane and Paul Sid, London’s Creation unveils a first look into its initial batch of T-shirts. Shot with a lo-fi aesthetic in mind, the video utilizes old historic footage in conjunction with scenes of the production of its first release. Drawing from the world of art, music and subcultures, Creation is set out in making only the strongest of graphics.
The Strokes & Lupe Fiasco - Machu Picchu Goes On (LehtMoJoe Mashup)
The Goldblum Standard - GQ Magazine
Jeff Goldblum is a people person, and that is a drastic understatement. One of his favorite things to do with people is tell them which other person they resemble. The first time I witness this happen, I’m waiting for him at a corner table near the hostess station at Chateau Marmont. “You know who you look like?” I catch him asking the hostess. “Amanda Plummer’s mother. Oh! What was her name?” He hits his head in mock frustration. “Tammy Grimes! A young, beautiful Tammy Grimes!” Unfortunately the hostess, along with most people who don’t share Jeff Goldblum’s prodigious knowledge of film history, has no idea who this is. “People say I look like Sandra Bullock?” she offers, conciliatory. Jeff Goldblum doesn’t accept this. “Tammy Grimes! She was a wonderful stage actor, married Christopher Plummer, and then…,” he continues, racking his brain for Grimes facts.