Gavin Bond and his look backstage at fashion shows

Gavin Bond and his look backstage at fashion shows

Andrea Tuzio · 2 months ago · Style

Sunday marked the end of the super-organized and structured Milan Fashion Week, but fashion shows per se in the 1990s, did not represent a shining example of careful and precise organization; on the contrary, it was enough to dig a little into the murk to see that there was a certain amount of improvisation, at least in the back end.
What we are used to today-every detail scheduled to the second-is a good habit that is a child of contemporaneity. Things were really different in the 1990s, especially backstage at fashion shows.

Gavin Bond: Being There is the title of a wonderful book that, through photographs taken by Gavin Bond himself, tells us about the chaos, unique atmosphere, delirium and fun that characterized the most important parades of the time.

Gavin Bond is the photographer who took them and who, during the most difficult months of the pandemic, being forced like everyone else to stay indoors, rediscovered his old shots, those taken as a young man during his fashion-related studies at the prestigious Central Saint Martins, where he enrolled in 1988 along with the likes of John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, etc.

In ’93 Bond, thanks in part to the help of Jo Jones – now fashion editor for The Observer – at the time his fellow student, managed to “sneak” backstage at Vivienne Westwood’s “Anglomania” show in Paris in March of that year.

The shots taken that day ended up, both in the student magazine for which they were originally taken and in the Times. Bond was simply in the right place at the right time, but what made those photos the beginning of an incredible career was undoubtedly his uncanny ability to capture the most natural and true moments from backstage at fashion shows.

In the years that followed, he became friends with everyone: hairdressers, makeup artists, models, cameramen, DJs, stylists, assistants, journalists, and even security guards, who allowed him to stay next to the supermodels of the day (Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, etc.) when all other photographers were turned away. 

The super-exclusive access and confidence he had managed to build in the environment resulted in unique images in a style developed out of necessity, using what light was available at the time and a choice of only three apertures, depending on whether he was shooting full, figure, or face. This minimalist and immediate approach was his great fortune and his greatest insight.

In addition to the book, an exhibition dedicated to his shots, his first-ever solo show, is also being held at the Hamilton Gallery in London and will be open to the public until Oct. 29

Looking at his work, it almost seems as if we are there, that we are the photographer himself, immersed in a bubble that does not belong to us but does not chase us away but rather, engulfs us in all its small but very important and necessary facets. 

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Jared Leto will be Karl Lagerfeld in a biopic about the French couturier

Jared Leto will be Karl Lagerfeld in a biopic about the French couturier

Andrea Tuzio · 2 months ago · Style

According to WWD, Jared Leto will play visionary French couturier Karl Lagerfeld in a biopic produced by Paradox, the production company of Emma Ludbrook and Leto himself, along with the House of Karl Lagerfeld foundation.

The film’s executive producers will be the designer’s close collaborators Pier Paolo Righi, Caroline Lebar and Sébastien Jondeau. All three of these key figures in Lageferld’s life have held prominent roles in the French fashion designer’s work for more than 20 years, so who better than them to assist Leto in making the film. 

For now, there are no details regarding the plot of the film, but what is known is that the focus will be on what was Lagerfeld’s inner circle through a unique point of view.

“Karl had a career that spanned 50-plus years so both personally and professionally he was close to a number of people. I can say we are going to home in on key relationships that convey different parts of his life”, Leto said in the exclusive interview with WWD.

Over the years, we have been approached by several Hollywood producers who suggested to partner on a movie about Karl’s iconic life, Pier Paolo Righi said in a statement released by Deadline. “It has been only since we met Jared and Emma that we felt truly confident about the story being told in the artistic way Karl would have loved to see. Throughout our conversations, we have created an equally trustful and inspiring creative relationship that will allow us to work together very fluidly on this beautiful project”.

All we have to do is wait!

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Rosalía is the new face of Acne Studios

Rosalía is the new face of Acne Studios

Andrea Tuzio · 2 months ago · Style

For three years now, Rosalía has been one of the strongest artists on the face of the earth. 
After eight Latin Grammys, ten number-one singles in Spain, your still-ongoing worldwide and her own radio station in Grand Theft Auto Online, the Spanish singer has become the new face of Acne Studios’ new Fall/Winter 2022 campaign.

Shot and filmed by Dutch photographer Paul Kookier, the campaign consists of a series of very intimate shots where the Spanish artist is immortalized as a true muse. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“When I pose for a photographer, I always try to be myself but also try to channel an energy”, explained Rosalía who added: ”What appealed to me the most about working with Paul [Kooiker] was that he has an atemporal style, his pictures could have been taken when photography was invented. But, at the same time, he transmits a freshness of the moment. His pictures are badass”.

“I love how bold but elegant everything is. To me, Acne Studios is a brand that takes care with the fabrics, the colors, the textures – everything is so well thought through, impeccable and fresh”, Rosalía said about the Swedish brand.

“The campaign tried to capture Rosalía in a way she is rarely seen”, explained Kookier, who then added: “While shooting the videos, I discovered that her movements were so strong and confident that we continued this way of working for the stills. The approach was to shoot the contemporary collection in a timeless and historical atmosphere”.

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Palace’s infamous product descriptions in a book

Palace’s infamous product descriptions in a book

Andrea Tuzio · 2 months ago · Style

Palace is set to release Drop 2 of Fall 2022, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14
In addition to the classic outerwear, sweatshirts, T-shirts, caps, and pants, the British skateboard brand has unveiled a book destined to become an absolute cult among fans, the title is Palace Product Descriptions: The Selected Archive

Published by Phaidon,the book was edited entirely by Palace founder Lev Tanju and is the official, printed archive of the infamous online product descriptions. Since its inception, Palace has always used descriptions that often had nothing to do with the product itself and were totally out of context and decidedly unconventional, chock-full of humor, social satire, strong opinions, and no-nonsense.

The Edinburgh-born writer, poet and literary critic Sam Buchan-Watts, was asked to write the preface, who, in the very preface to Palace Product Descriptions: The Selected Archive, scrive: “Ludwig Wittgenstein claimed that a serious philosophical work could be written entirely of jokes: we might now add product descriptions”.

Divided by points and strictly all in capital letters, the book consists of more than 3,000 descriptions divided into 22 sui generis categories, such as: “anatomy,” “animals,” “etiquette,” “philanthropy,” “romance,” “travel,” and many others, plus product photos of course. 

Palace Product Descriptions: The Selected Archive will be available starting October 14 from both Palace’s web shop and Phaidon’s website for €40.

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Supreme and The North Face rocked again

Supreme and The North Face rocked again

Andrea Tuzio · 2 months ago · Style

Right on time like every year these days, came the new collaboration between Supreme and The North Face for the seventh drop of Fall 2022 from the skateboard brand founded by James Jebbia.

Unlike the previous collabs, however, this one seems to have something more in all aspects, both at the creative and communicative level and from a materials point of view. 
The choice made by the two brands involved was to go digging into old joint ventures and restore contemporaneity to the aesthetic choices made in previous years. 

In the Supreme/The North Face Fall 2022 collection we find the fur print of the Nuptse from Fall 2013, or the map print from Spring/Summer 2014 and then again paisley, camo, denim in short, a look at the past but projecting everything into the future.

This collection represents The North Face’s first release under the creative direction of Tremaine Emory, and the direction taken is immediately apparent. 
The collaboration winks at the world of motocross, but all the garments in the collection can be worn regardless of context and look flawless perfectly within the contemporary urban context. 

The Fall 2022 Supreme/The North Face collaboration will be released online and in Supreme stores on Thursday, October 13.

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