Dear iDEALS, I met my friend Alex Kavvadias this afternoon after a long period of time, since we are both quite busy lately. We shared thoughts for a future project. Stay tuned. As you may know, Alex is the frontman of Rock band Matisse. Click here for their new single.
Dear iDEALS, thank God I have my friends to remind me that Summer is here. Here are some photos I have just received in my mailbox. Gina, Kana and Stathis share moments to envy for on the island of Syros.
enter the world of fashion with Arnhem Mode Biënnale.
Sometimes it is easier to appreciate the meaning of collections if the clothes are worn by models in a catwalk presentation. The garments by the designers selected for the SHAPE Show and Young SHAPE show are mutually reinforcing and leave the public with a narrative about form in clothing that moves. The designs of the SHAPE show are done by the Dutch label Orson + Bodil, the Indian designer Manish Arora and winners of the Hyères Festival 2009 Marite Mastina & Rolands Peterkops from the label ‘Maureunrol’s’ .
The designs of Mareunrol’s soon saw the duo stepping up into the national stage, taking part in national fashion events and competations. This led to designing costumes for the leading theatres in Riga, a feature film production and a music video, while also working as stylists for editorial fashion shoots and other projects.
Their latest collection is entitled ‘Private Detective’ and is heavenly influenced by the film noir genre, which also laid the foundations for their first short fashion film under the same title. Huge black wigs inspired on the Japanese tourists and coats, jackets, trousers with details of dealers, journalists, bank robbers and more. I spoke with the designers Marite Mastina and Rolands Peterkops after the fashionshow and asked them how it all went after winning the d’Hyres filmfestival 2009 and their new project.
“ Rolands Peterkorps: “Winning d’Hyères has been really great for us. We met a lot of interesting people that can hopefully bring us a step further. For now we’ve started a bit with a new collection but still we have to finish some small projects first with the collection ‘Private Detective’. We do one collection a year now”. I’m curious what this eccentric designer duo will come up in their next collection.
Dear Filep and iDEALS, the day started at Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton where the exhibition entitled Silent Writings was on. The perfect ''brunch'' was served by Tracey Emin, Jenny Holzer, Robin Rhode and Barbara Kruger.
Then was Rei Kawakubo's time to present her new, SS10, collection. 'Anarchy will develop its own internal logic as a matter of course'.
and one of Manhattan menswear's favorite sons, chose Paris for his first-ever catwalk show. Tim Hamilton, I liked it.
My new friend, joined us at Cafe Ruc for a snack. That's Benjamin Nitot. He's working on his new polaroid project, touring around shooting friends and 'family'. An edition and an exhibition in Colette are coming up.
As you may know, getting a taxi in Paris is not a piece of cake, especially during fashion weeks. I got one, I crossed the Seine, I found the address and I stared at the gardens and got in. (Applause) Raf Simons' show. "Our first decade is done," he said at show's end. "We need a new man." So his presentation was a manifesto for Raf Simons: The Second Decade. It was impressively mature—and significantly commercial.