Tag: Emily Kirkpatrick

THE MAKING OF DAMIEN HIRST’S DESTRUCTION DREAMSCAPE

Damien Hirst, after a two-month fabrication process, has released a time-lapse video of him and his studio assistants carefully constructing his new scalpel blade painting, Destruction Dreamscape.  Hirst is known around the world for his animals in formaldehyde, series of paintings of multi-colored dots on white backgrounds and, of course, his one million dollar skull encrusted…

HELMUT LANG’S SCULPTURE FRONT ROW AT BARNEYS NEW YORK

Austrian-born New York-based fashion designer Helmut Lang unveiled his 2009 sculpture piece, Front Row, at Barneys New York on Madison Avenue as part of the store’s collaboration with Greek art patron Dakis Joannou and his Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art. The sculpture was revealed alongside pieces from Jeurgen Teller and Parisian design partners M/M, Mathias Augustyniak and…

VINCENT BOUSSEREZ PHOTOGRAPHS COMMISSIONED BY LOUIS VUITTON

Parisian Photographer and artistic director Vincent Bousserez, known for his humorous photographs using miniatures in the style of street artist Slinkachu, called "Plaste Life," was commissioned by the fashion house Louis Vuitton to create a series of images featuring his tiny people running rampant through their Paris flagship store.  The photographs titled "Larger Than Life" combine Bousserez's fantasy world…

CFDA FASHION AWARDS 2012

The 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards, once again underwritten by Swarovski, will be held tonight, Monday, June 4, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Every year the CFDA recognizes outstanding designers at the forefront of American fashion, honoring the best designs in all areas of the industry and related arts. The CFDA presents awards in womenswear, menswear,…

RAD BY RAD HOURANI FOR JOYCE HONG KONG

RAD BY RAD HOURANI FOR JOYCE HONG KONG Rad Hourani has designed an architectural, fashion forward capsule collection of his line Rad by Rad Hourani to be sold exclusively through upscale retailer Joyce Hong Kong.  The unisex collection, which is only available in Japan, presents highly constructed, androgynous designs that are modern, urban, and incredibly cool.  The…

FIRST HERMÈS DESIGNED APARTMENT OPENS IN SINGAPORE

Following in the footsteps of Bottega Veneta and Versace, Hermès has just revealed their new Singapore apartment designed by the fashion house in partnership with luxury residential property developer SC Global Developments. The Hermès apartment is located in The Marq building on Singapore's Paterson Hill, reportedly the most expensive non-landed property in Singapore.  The apartment…

JIMMY CHOO LAUNCHES STREET STYLE SITE CHOO 24:7

Jimmy Choo, the London-based shoe label, has just launched its first foray into the increasingly ubiquitous world of street style with its new website, Choo 24:7.  Now girls around the world dedicated to the chic stilettos have a place not only to see how other's are wearing the designs, but to showcase their personal style…

CLARINS’ L’EAU DYNAMISANTE CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

To celebrates their best-selling fragrance's 25th Anniversary, Clarins had 25 fashion houses, artists, and designers re-imagine L'Eau Dynamisante's traditional red bottle.  In addition, Clarins has taken over the windows of the high-end Parisian store Colette from May 28th through June 2nd to showcase the 25 original bottle designs.  L'Eau Dynamisante has been a bestseller for…

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA TO RELEASE REPLICA FRAGRANCE LINE

In August, Maison Martin Margiela plans to release a series of three "Replica" perfumes to select international beauty stores.  The fragrance is the newest addition to the label's "Replica" series, which began with their Replica clothing line, a seasonal capsule collection of clothing and accessories based on the duplications of flea market finds.  The three…

NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD OPENS FIRST U.S. STORE

Nicholas Kirkwood, the luxury shoemaker known for his quirky sky-high heels, has finally opened his first American store in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, only his third store worldwide.  The store, located on Washington Street, is 1500 square feet of shoe-lover heaven that features a similar design to Kirkwood's recently opened Mayfair, London flagship store, with its…

JAMES FRANCO’S “REBEL” EXHIBITION AT MOCA

James Franco's latest venture into the art world is a site-specific installation/exhibition, in association with L.A.'s MOCA for the Venice Biennale.  The show, called Rebel, is Franco's homage to the 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean. The show contains work from artists such as Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine, Damon and Paul McCarthy, Ed Ruscha and Aaron…

BERGDORF GOODMAN CELEBRATES 111 YEARS

This fall one of the most important high-end department stores in New York, Bergdorf Goodman turns 111 years old. To mark over a century of truly fabulous fashion, Bergdorf plans to celebrate in a major way, releasing its own documentary, book, and limited edition clothing collection that will feature over one hundred pieces designed exclusively…

‘STYLE OF JOLIE’ JEWELRY COLLECTION

High-end jewelry designer, Robert Procop, probably best known for designing Angelina Jolie's engagement ring from Brad Pitt, has paired up with the actress to design a line of jewelry called "Style of Jolie."  According to Procop, Jolie, "embodies sensual elegance, serene confidence, and incomparable spirit." The collection will premiere this summer in the south of…

THE INTOUCHABLES – OPENING MAY 25

  The Intouchables is the French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano that has taken France by storm.  Not only did the film achieve the second highest box office gross of all time in France, but it was voted as the cultural event of 2011 by 52% of the population in a poll by Fnac, Le Parisien, and…

AIRWALK X ALREADY FAMOUS DOCUMENTARY

Longtime skateboard sneaker company Airwalk has just launched their Already Famous campaign, a series of profiles, interviews, photos and parties with a crew of young skaters from NYC, that will lead up to the debut of their documentary by the same title later this year. In addition to these events, outdoor video wall projections, murals and postings will…

BRIGITTE BARDOT FASHION LABEL INVITES GUEST DESIGNERS

Since Brigitte Bardot became an international six symbol in the early sixties, she has always inspired fashion designers.  But it wasn't until 2012 that the French cinema icon got her very own eponymous clothing line.  Last July, the 77-year-old actress signed a licensing agreement with the company Ternay, along with other investors, allowing her name…

REMEMBERING DONNA SUMMER: THE QUEEN OF DISCO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IdEhvuNxV8 On Thursday, May 17th, at the age of 63, five-time Grammy award winner Donna Summer, lovingly nicknamed "The Queen of Disco," passed away in her home in Key West, Florida after a long battle with lung cancer.  Donna Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines to a devout Christian household in Boston in 1948. Summer began singing as…

K8 HARDY’S UNTITLED RUNWAY SHOW AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM

On May 20th, the multimedia performance artist, K8 Hardy, probably best known for her zine FashionFashion, put on her Untitled Runway Show at the Whitney Museum in New York.  Hardy put together over thirty looks as part of her exhibition for the 2012 Biennial.  The exhibition piece had all the makings of any standard runway show, makeup…

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