When Basquiat walk the catwalk for COMME des GARÇONS

When Basquiat walk the catwalk for COMME des GARÇONS

Andrea Tuzio · 5 months ago · Style

Glenn O’Brien, an excellent writer and close friend of Jean-Michel Basquiat, once wrote: “He [discovered] expensive European suits but [treated] them like coveralls, splashing them with the colored shrapnel of his paintings, treating Armani like Dickies, Versace like Sears”.

A tribute to the unique sense of style that the American artist possessed, Basquiat used to paint without paying the slightest attention to what he was wearing and he happened to do it wrapped in a wonderful Armani, Versace or Dior suit, perhaps just back from a night spent at Studio 54.

Passionate about fashion and able to mix, in a completely involuntary way, classic and expensive items with pieces found in flea markets or small vintage stores, he was able to put together haute couture and friperie.
Jean-Michele Basquiat had a very peculiar attitude and elegance that made him an iconoclast of the 80s.

The resulting interest and curiosity for the fashion world led the artist to turn his attention to the Japanese fashion, which at the time saw the arise some of the most influential designers of all time such as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo, the triad that forced European fashion to a complete revolution and a disruption of many aesthetic canons of the time.

The founder of COMME des GARÇONS who was fascinated by Basquiat’s ability to convey and make his artistic personality stand out through the clothes he wore, so much so that she asked the American writer and painter to walk the catwalk for her Spring/Summer 1987 collection.

At the time Jean-Michel Basquiat was at the height of his notoriety, two years earlier he had appeared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine and his association with Andy Warhol represented the New York aesthetic.

The SS 87 show of COMME des GARÇONS took place in Paris and Basquiat “went on stage” with his unconscious elegance and natural nonchalance that made the entire audience silenced.

He wore two suits quite similar, one was composed of a gray double-breasted jacket slightly open on the chest, pants cut above the ankle and a pair of black shoes Mary Jane with buckle, the other was identical but with a classic double-breasted jacket and a bow tie, only this time there were no paint stains.

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Ugur Kayan, NSFW and provocative photographs

Ugur Kayan, NSFW and provocative photographs

Collater.al Contributors · 2 days ago · Photography

Ugur Kayan is a Turkish freelance photographer based in Istanbul that produces intense and exuberant NSFW shots. In his work the woman’s body and its expressive potential are the central focus, they are the subjects and protagonists of the photographs.
His style and aesthetics unashamedly reveal the sensual aspect of bodies, they are disturbing, allusive and provocative images that lay bare both the performer and the viewer.

His works are exuberant, lively and disorienting, part of a broad and sexualized view of the world and a primal expression of creativity.
Ugur Kayan plays with reflections, contrasts, colors, the seduction of sight unseen and explores the intense contention between light and shadow. Ugur is the founder of White Magazine, an online magazine on NSFW photography.

See a selection of his work here and follow him on Instagram.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 1 day ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs. 
For this InstHunt collection of this week, we have selected your 10 best proposals: @carla_sutera_sardo, @kevin.ponzuoli, @kickxiia, @kryvoruchkoelen, @impolite___, @samros___, @_slightlyoutoffocus_, @wonmin.9, @zero.source, @romins.tears.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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Giangiacomo Pepe’s erotic intense shots

Giangiacomo Pepe’s erotic intense shots

Buddy · 1 day ago · Photography

Giangiacomo Pepe is a Genoese photographer who loves to take black and white photographs of explicit nudes with a strong visual impact. Natural shots and provocative cuts discover, under the light captured by his camera, the daily and intimate gestures of each woman, showing us how sometimes provocations are behind simple gestures.

Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
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Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
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The hypnotic photographic portraits by Jake Wangner

The hypnotic photographic portraits by Jake Wangner

Collater.al Contributors · 1 day ago · Photography

Jake Wangner is a young American photographer who creates hypnotic analogue portraits. His career began in 2010, at the age of fourteen, and has not stopped since. This is his only certainty.

“In 2010 I had my first pay day. I took photos and video of a graduation at the high school my mom taught at in Keller, Texas. I sold DVD’s to the parents and made enough money to convince my 14-year old self that this was my lifetime career.”

Jake Wangner is a creative, original and thoughtful photographer who produces beautifully crafted analogue shots. Playing with colour, light, timing and double exposure, he creates powerful, dynamic and sensitive images.

Colour plays a fundamental role in his work, the choice of one shade rather than another has a consequence on the whole result of the shot. Colours convey different energies, emotions and moods and each combination produces a unique effect. His photographs are a mirror in which to look at oneself, prompting the viewer to confrontation and self-analysis.

Jake Wangner has also recently published a book of photography and poetry entitled alone, together, which can be purchased on his personal website.
See a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and visit his website.

Words by Federica Cimorelli

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