Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Lanvin will design their luxury line for fashion retailer H&M. Designed by Lanvin's artistic director Alber Elbaz, and menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver, the collection will go on sale on November 23rd in around 200 H&M stores worldwide. The collection will consist of both womenswear and menswear and will be revealed to the world on November 2nd, 2010, three weeks before the clothes hit the store. The launch of Lanvin for H&M is one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year! I'm dying to see the collection!!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
A-Morir, the eyewear and accessories collection by Kerin.Rose, has become a much publicized favorite among fashion’s biggest trendsetters. Her designs have been commissioned and loved most notably by Rihanna, Lady GaGa, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg, Fergie, Adam Lambert, Tyra Banks, Ke$ha, Courtney Love, Kat De Luna, Nicki Minaj, Estelle, Cassie, Jazmine Sullivan, and Kid Sister.
Kerin.Rose burst into the spotlight when Rihanna hand-selected and showed off her “Barracuda” glasses in the video for “Run This Town” with Jay-Z and Kanye West and for the inaugural Fashion’s Night Out in New York City, and the "Sabotage" in her landmark Vogue Italia cover shoot. She has since designed a special collection of eyewear and accessories for designer Christian Siriano’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection shown at New York Fashion Week at Bryant Park, and was picked as a “best in class” honoree by Nike at their annual design conference.Founded in 2008, A-Morir by Kerin.Rose always has necks snapping and jaws dropping. Each meticulous creation adorned in Swarovski crystals, spikes, chains, lace, studs or pearls reflects Kerin’s love of the theatrical, the luxurious, and most importantly, the glam. From her beginnings at Patricia Field to her current sales in luxury boutiques around the world, each item is hand made with premium materials and always with the discerning tastemaker in mind.
source: a-morir by kerin rose
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
As a Graphic Communications student, one of my assignments entailed researching the work of a designer and re-create or find inspiration in their work. Well this is just one of many artist I find to be brilliant, Chip Kidd
His first novel, The Cheese Monkeys, was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His first book, Batman Collected, was awarded the Design Distinction award from ID magazine. He is the co-author and designer of the two-time Eisner award-winning Batman Animated. He is the editor-at-large for Pantheon, where he has overseen the publication of Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Dan Clowes’s David Boring, and the definitive book of the art of Charles Schulz, Peanuts (designed, edited, and with commentary by Mr. Kidd). He has also written about graphic design and popular culture for McSweeney’s, Vogue, The New York Times, The New York Observer, Entertainment Weekly, Details, 2WICE, The New York Post, ID, and Print.
His book jacket designs for Alfred A. Knopf (where he is associate art director) have helped spawn a revolution in the art of American book packaging. His work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Eye, Print, Entertainment Weekly, The New Republic, Time, Graphis, New York, and ID magazines, and he is a regular contributor of visual commentary to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times.
His designs have been described as “Monstrously ugly” (John Updike), “apparently obvious” (William Boyd), “Faithful flat-earth rendering” (Don DeLillo), “surprisingly elegant” (A. S. Mehta), “a distinguished parochial comic balding Episcopal priest” (Allan Gurganus), “Two colors plus a sash” (Martin Amis) and “not a piece of hype. My book was lucky.” (Robert Hughes).
Mr. Kidd is also the lead vocalist, percussionist, lyricist, and co-songwriter in artbreak, a new band described as “The New Pornographers meet The Cars” (Unbeige).
He does not, apparently, sleep.
source: GOOD IS DEAD, ITS TRUE.2010
James Van Der Zee (June 29, 1886 - May 15, 1983) was an African American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers. He was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Works by Van Der Zee are artistic as well as technically proficient. His work was in high demand, in part due to his experimentation and skill in double exposures and in retouching negatives of children. One theme that recurs in his photographs was the emergent black middle class, which he captured using traditional techniques in often idealistic images. Negatives were retouched to show glamor and an aura of perfection. This affected the likeness of the person photographed, but he felt each photo should transcend the subject. His carefully posed family portraits reveal that the family unit was an important aspect of VanDerZee's life.
Van Der Zee sometimes combined several photos in one image, for example by adding a ghostly child to an image of a wedding to suggest the couple's future, or by superimposing a funeral image upon a photograph of a dead woman to give the feeling of her eerie presence.
Van Der Zee was a working photographer who supported himself through portraiture, and he devoted time to his professional work before his more artistic compositions. Many famous residents of Harlem were among his subjects. In addition to portraits, Van Der Zee photographed organizations, events, and other businesses. (source:)