Thursday, 12 June 2008

Thurs 12th June: News Flash

Nicola Formichetti has just announced his new project on his blog (see my favorites list) as fashion director of a new bi-annual publication to be launched by Conde Nast in Sept "Vogue Hommes Japan".

Here are 2 pages of his editorial with Oliverio Toscani featuring my accessories. The first is from the current Another Man magazine - the shoot I made accessories as props for all 5 boys in each different DPS scenario. The 2nd image is from the new Dazed & Confused issue, guest edited by Vivienne Westwood. This is the first page I have seen to use a piece from A/W collection.........the triangle rouleu necklace.

Monday, 9 June 2008


When Anna Leader went to the Basel Art Fair last week, I asked her to send me some pictures for an incoming report. She snapped this incredible sculpture by Artist Kohei Nawa who is represented by SCAI the bathhouse, Tokyo. It reminds me slightly of a Hussein Chalayan dress? She seemed to think that the taxidermy is inside the I looked up his explanation and here it is...........quite fantastic...

PixCell - ...... (Beads)
By covering surface of an object with transparent glass beads, the existence of the object itself is replaced by "a husk of light", and the new vision "the cell of an image" (PixCell) is shown.
Most of the motifs, like stuffed animals are found through the internet. I search some auction sites and choose from the images which appear on a monitor as pixel. However, the stuffed animals which actually have been purchased and sent have real flesh feel and smell, and have a discrepancy with images on the monitor. I then transpose them to PixCell in turn.