Alexander Wang x H&M for Harper's Bazaar Netherlands

 
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For the November issue, I got to work with the extremely talented illustrator and Creative Director of Harper's Bazaar Netherlands, Piet Paris, to illustrate a look from the Alexander Wang x H&M collection, which will be in stores 6 November.  I love his work, so I am extremely honored to work with him.  

 

Here is a great video on Piet and his wonderful work:

http://www.pietparis.com/


Harper's Bazaar Netherlands launched this past September. Now Fashion has a series of videos about their arrival in the Netherlands:


 

Mark Magazine

My entry to the MARK Magazine cover contest

Cheongshim Water Culture Center UNSANGDONG architects cooperation, which I made into a shirt pattern for my illustration.

I am honored to be in such good company in the longlist!

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Congratulations to the contest winner, Efisio Nicolò Sabiucciu!

KENZO Scarf

Thank you, KENZO!KENZO spring / summer 2014 collection, together with the Blue Marine Foundation, is spreading the message about the dangers of overfishing. 

RESORT 2015 Proenza Schouler

I am extremely inspired by Proenza Schouler's resort 2015 collection that is inspired by artist, Clyfford Still. 

Clyfford Still was an American painter, who was born in North Dakota in 1904 and died in New York in 1980.   He is credited as being one of the most well known figures of Abstract Expressionism along with Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.  Abstract Expressionism is known for its energetic brushwork, large scale, and spontaneous or subconscious expression.  

 Clyfford Still, 1957-D No. 1, 1957, Oil on canvas, 113 x 159 in, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Clyfford Still, 1957-D No. 1, 1957, Oil on canvas, 113 x 159 in, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

 Clyfford Still, 1957, j no 2

Clyfford Still, 1957, j no 2

 Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still

 Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com  http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

 Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com  http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

 Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com  http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

Proenza Schouler, Resort 2014, image via style.com

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2015RST-PSCHOULER

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If I lived in Ettore Sottsass' Neighborhood

I am honored that my new project, "If I lived in Ettore Sottsass' Neighborhood", was featured on my favorite design site, It's Nice That!  I am drawn to Memphis for its use of bright colors, squiggly lines, asymmetrical shapes, and its sense of humor.   To read the article please visit, It's Nice That.

 

Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. In Italy in 1981, Sottsass and some fellow designers and architects founded the Memphis Group named after Bob Dylan's song, "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again".


Nathalie Du Pasquier was a founding member of the Memphis group, and is known for her ingenious pattern designs that are colorful, explosive, and exuberant.  


Ettore Sottsass' Tahiti Lamp is made fro inexpensive materials like plastic and metal, but the creativity of its unconventional bird-like character is considered a symbol of the entire Memphis Movement.  Its style is polar opposite from the rationalism of the 1970s, and lead to Memphis being described as a mix between Bauhaus and Fisher-Price. 



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Memphis patterns and shapes are undeniably linked to the 1980s.  The shapes of the pieces were exuberant and colorful.  Pieces featured sharp angles and interesting curves.


Martine Bedin designed The Super Lamp, which was inspired by her childhood travels.  When Sottsass first saw the drawing, he asked her to explain it.  She talked about wanting to design furniture she could take with her.  "I can carry it behind me like a dog", she said.  



CHANEL Shopping Center

For A / W 2014 RTW, Karl Lagerfeld turned the Grand Palais into "The CHANEL Shopping Center".  The shelves were extraordinarily well stocked with over 100,000 products including, Choco Chanel Biscuits & COCO Choco Cereal.  Unfortunately, The CHANEL Shopping Center isn't for the wallet watchers; their promotional signs advertised +20%-30%.  The attendees were invited to shop the satirical aisles after the show, and no doubt will now have gorgeous cupboards as well as closets.  See the images from the show and great video by Tim Blanks at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/F2014RTW-CHANEL