There are numerous experimental andinnovative approaches in which fashion is presented through unconventional wayseither by recycled wood designs, traditional craftsmanship of the beadingskulls on the red sole heel, mesmerized jewellery with butterfly wings or evenby crafted Vogue covers as many more examples difficult to enumerate in one. Nevertheless,there is also an opposite direction of the fashion message with the use oftypical fabrics like denim for alternative purpose than jeans apparels. Ian Berry, known as Denimu is a Britishartist based in Sweden who uses denim fabrics for hisartistic work composing imaginative pictures of denim icons, portraits, cityscapesand many more.
Everything started from thechildhood memories accidentally reborn in one of the charity shops whileobserving a pile of cast off jeans. Ian completely amazed about the structure, fadedbeauty of the denim fabrics and their sea of shades decided to transform itinto the striking idea of denim images. That is how the concept of denimpictures was initialized. This is a captivating way of expression to evokeforgotten memories, the ability to materialize the thoughts and renewtraditional conventions. Denim always played an important role for Ian being fascinated by its richheritage and significance in the society. Becoming Denimu, he found his ownlanguage in which he could fluently present his artistic inspirations.
Images: Courtesy of Denimu
VMAN Winter 2011
Photography by Benjamin Lennox
fashion editor Tom Van Dorpe
Models: Reid Prebenda, Elvis Jankus, Vladimir Ivanov, Luka Badnjar, Ryan Kennedy, John Ruitenbeek, Lowell Tautchin, Anthon Wellsjo, Dmitriy Tanner, Ian Mellencamp, Justin Bravo, German Ruiz, Kem Walker, Phil Moller, Charlie Timms, Michael Tintiuc, Paul Boche, Nicola Wincenc, Baptiste Radufe, Milo Spijkers, Matthew Terry, Ethan James, Linus Gustin, Aiden Andrews, Jakob Wiechmann and Taylor Gannon
“Fashion isa timeless form of expression and we always seem to be looking ahead, lionizingthe new, craving what’s to come, often ,though, we forget to remember ourroots, the codes of menswear that have been handed down for generations. Inthese pages we acknowledge the other answer to that enduring question. Whatmakes a man: not just his clothes, but the men before him”. (VMAN )
Anna Dello Russo, an unchallenged paragon of virtue in style, always rocks the outfit that oozes her
irresistible charm and releases a refined sense of sophistication, elegance and the rich resources of her imagination. She plays a game with fashion, and she always wins, no matter what. And this time she is playing her trump card with her favorite lace statement in a look from Dolce & Gabbana spring 2011 paired with plain stilettos.
The rest of my article The Dello Russo signature on Fashionising.com
Image was photographed by All The Pretty Birds
Joanna Hillman is definitely on of those fashion conscious that may not intend to follow the fashion trends – but precisely hits them with immaculate taste, always looking fresh and chic. Joanna’s latest anti-trend chase claim during New York fashion week sounds so genuine from her red lips especially when following that street style shoot. Armoured with her trademark essentials – red lipstick and Ray Ban shades – Joanna wears scuba like azure top and phenomenal black skirt paired with ankle cross strap leather wedges.
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Photos via Studded Hearts
SHE IS THE TRUE SYNTHESIS BETWEEN ART AND FASHION, BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES THAT THE BEST, MOST CREATIVE DESIGNERS, LIKE LEE [MCQUEEN], LIKE YSL … THEY ARE ARTISTS. DAPHNE IS HERSELF, WITHOUT EVEN TRYING.”
“She is one of the—if not the—most stylish women living”
Daphne Guinness, style icon, fashion enigma, art collector, promoter of eccentricity, fashion art and cutting-edge couture. She is a fashion patron, friend and muse to the most prolific visionaries including Alexander McQueen, Isabella Blow or Karl Lagerfeld. In the Undressed movie directed by Brennan Stasiewicz Daphne highlights the meaning of art and fashion in her life explaining : when I start doing something visual its because I cant express it by words.
The present exhibition in Museum at FIT dedicated to Daphne Guinness, targets at different angle of the fashion world featuring approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’s personal collection
including creations by Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Valentino, Lacroix Haute Couture, Azzedine Alaïa, Rick Owens, GarethPugh, her own designs, as well as previously unseen pieces by Alexander McQueen
The exhibition will also showcase films, videos, and images of and by her. The exhibition runs from September 16 to January 7, 2012.
“Craftmanship needs to return….We need better things, not more. We should not pollute the world with meaningless, unused things when we can make and support things of rare and precious beauty”
said Daphne Guinness as a judge for the 2010 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize