I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. — Vincent Van Gogh An editorial by photographer Julien Bernard, stylist Laetitia Gimenez, makeup Caroline Fenouil, hair Rimi Ura, models Imogen and Bee @ Marilyn Paris Turtleneck MM6 ARCHIVES, dress YVES SAINT LAURENT ARCHIVES (from CITIZEN GALLERY, 8 rue du roi doré, 75003 Paris) Top NATTOFRANCO, coat WANDA NYLON, trousers OFF-WHITE Pants ADER ERROR, top NATTOFRANCO, coat ADER ERROR, shoes AMÉLIE PICHARD Top MERCED RIVER, jacket NATTOFRANCO Top WANDA NYLON, jacket ALICIA PRÉVOST Hoodie ADER ERROR, dress AINUR TURISBEK, trousers ASHISH, shoes Jil Sanders archive (fROM CITIZEN GALLERY) Necklace & dress NEITH NYER, shoes AMÉLIE PICHARD Necklace HÉLÈNE ZUBELDIA, glasses HOUSE OF FLORA
“All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” —words by André Breton Photography by David Joseph Perez, model Ally @ Photogenics, LA, styling Ebony Nicole Campbell Suit Les Animaux Pants Stella McCartney, vest JIHNOY Pants and top Les Animaux, socks and shoes Nike Dress Les Animaux, shoes Nike Top COS, bottom Les Animaux, shoes Nike Dress JIHNOY, pants Stefani Couture, shoes Marc Jacobs Pants and top Les Animaux, shoes COS Top Versace, bottom COS, shoes Nike Dress Les Animaux, Shoes Marc by Marc Jacobs Dress Maria Dora, shoes Nike, socks Nike
“I jump up: it would be much better if I could only stop thinking. Thoughts are the dullest things. Duller than flesh. They stretch out and there’s no end to them and they leave a funny taste in the mouth. Then there are words, inside the thoughts, unfinished words, a sketchy sentence which constantly returns: ‘I have to fi. . . I ex. . . Dead . . . M. de Roll is dead . . . I am not … I ex. . .’ It goes, it goes . . . and there’s no end to it…” from La Nausée by Jean-Paul Sartre. Photography by Greg Adamski, art direction and styling Hideyuki Hayashi, hair and makeup Britta @ MMG, model Irina @ Bareface Dress and crown Saint Laurent, ring and lip piercing Maria Black Jewelry T-shirt Saint Laurent, lip piercing Maria Black Jewelry Dress DKNY, lip piercing Maria Black Jewelry Jacket Saint Laurent
In the film Three Colors: Blue (1993), French actress Juliette Binoche and director Krzysztof Piesiewicz tell the story of a woman who tries to disassociate herself completely from society after a dramatic accident, but she ends up realizing it is impossible to fully remove oneself from human connections. The movie is the first of three films composing The Three Color Trilogy, loosely themed on the three political ideals that triggered the French Republic. White is about equality, in the film we watch a man, Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), who was left in humiliating circumstances. With no money or friends, left while living in poverty in Warsaw, Karol begins to restore equality to his life through revenge. Red is about fraternity and tells a story of human interconnections. The three movies are individually considered as an anti-tragedy, an anti-comedy, and an anti-romance. —Photo Editorial by Weisi Dai, styling Misha Lee, makeup Miya Chuang, hair Miley Shen, models Sofi Berelidze and Pirina D
“Over the years there have been many times when my destiny has delivered me unexpected moments, unforeseen twists and turns that I’ve had to handle on the fly as they appeared. Occasionally I was ready for them; very often I wasn’t. Never, however, was I so aware of entering a new stage as I was that afternoon in October when I finally dared to cross the threshold and my steps sounded hollowly in the unfurnished apartment. Behind me was a complicated past, and in front of me, like an omen, I could see a space opening out, a great empty space that time would take care of filling up. But with what? With things, and affections. With moments, sensations, and people: with life.” — from “The Time In Between” by María Dueñas. Photo editorial by NYC-based photographer Tiffany Nicholson. Stylist Natalie Washuta outfitted model Bruna Buenos (Muse NYC) in vintage pieces from Ramble Clothing and vintage Oscar de la Renta, Hair and Makeup Amanda Wilson.
We put on our faux-sex coats / Flooded lungs grafted to our ribs / Girls in phagocyted dresses / With whiskey throats / In dislocated rhythms / Men with tobacco voices / And baroque hair / My cigarette’s medulla ablaze The pomegranate resonates as / We bite into its meat / The cloudy ceiling melts on your face / Pearly as semen now canonical / Now fragmented now teratological God, we were more glorious last night / We looked so much better seen / Through the looking-glass —poem “Fêtes Galantes” by Gabriel Kunst, Photography Anaïck Crozon, stylist & casting Rhona Ezuma, makeup Lara Himpelmann, hair Issac Poleon, Model Fleur at M+P Models, stylist assistant Christelle Rogers Jumpsuit SUPERSWEET X MOUMI Top MINKI CHENG, skirt PULLA, trainers K- SWISS Coat MONKI, dress TO BE ADORED, skirt stylist’s own, trainers K-SWISS Top AK STUDIOS, trousers GYO YUNI KIMCHOE Zip shirt stylist’s own, dress TO BE ADORED
Poetry is the fact of finding a childhood mark (…) a baby watching alternately the moon through the window and then his dad’s face lighted up by the white light of his computer. All sort of the same magic, triggering a million baby dreams… Photographer Manuel Obadia-Wills at MOW Studio captures models Amba Baker and Pia Priewe at Supreme Management Paris on some of the key looks of the season, outfitted by Theophile Hermand, hair and make-up Camille Siguret. Words above inspired by 90s web art piece Days in a Day by Pierrick Calvez. Top J.W. ANDERSON Dress VERSACE Coat CARVEN, boots VERSACE Jacket VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, bra AGENT PROVOCATEUR Dress MARNI, socks & OTHER STORIES, shoes NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD Dress MARNI Coat CÉDRIC CHARLIER, pull over ACNE STUDIOS, trousers CARVEN Left to right, dress JEAN COLONNA, dress ACNE
“Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.” — Hermann Hesse. Photography by Sebastiaan Pagano Mirani, Styling Giuliano Bolivar, Model Lotte Timmer @ Ulla Models. Royal blue silk jumpsuit by Individuals AMFI, velvet shirt by, loafers by TOD’S. Brown silk dress by Gucci, boots by Filippa K Gold chain pearl pendant and necklace by Jane Kønig, pants by Xander Zhou. Double face leather jacket by Gianfranco Ferré, pearl earrings by Jane Kønig. Royal blue silk jumpsuit by Individuals AMFI, double pearl earring by Jane Kønig. Black silk scarf worn as choker by Rika, top by “2” long sleeve leather dress worn as wrap skirt by Rika, earrings by Jane Kønig.
“I feel sometimes as if I were a child who opens its eyes on the world once and sees amazing things it will never know any names for and then has to close its eyes again. I know this is all mere apparition compared to what awaits us, but it is only lovelier for that…” — Marilynne Robinson, “Gilead” 2004 – (Source) Photography, Jen Senn, www.jensenn.com Stylist Morgan Jordan, www.morganjordan.com/ , Makeup Artist Lisa Thai http://www.lisa-thai.com/ Model Jaq @ Muse Jumpsuit Current/Elliott, Turtleneck Calvin Klein , Belt stylist’s own Overalls Rag & Bone, Top Elie Tahari, Hoops Ralph Lauren, Slides stylist’s own Top Brochu Walker, Overalls American Apparel Top Elie Tahari, Overalls vintage Gap, Hat and patterned shirt vintage Sweater Brochu Walker, Jeans Levi’s, Hat and undershirt vintage Top Andrew Marc, Pants Current/Elliott Jean jacket Paige, Jumpsuit Bailey44, Top Brochu Walker, Necklace stylist’s own
NY-based designer Andre Landeros Michel has been making splashes in the fashion world with his innovative and bold genderless designs. Landeros comes from a background designing men’s clothing, playing with dissolving lines, blending stark, streamlined architectural menswear with luxurious embellishments, like blue fox fur and immaculately crafted luxe fabrics. For his newest collection, Versions II, Landeros has taken steps into even more androgynous terrain, expanding his roots in menswear to create something truly gender-neutral. His work functions as a political statement, due to a life as a New Wave outsider in Long Island. All misfits and outcasts were thrown together – punks, goths, and new wavers, co-mingling in the early ‘90s club kid scene. Under this scene, Landeros would explore his own glammy androgyny, blending post-punk austerity with a sense of elegance and royalty. “Designing for a specific gender to me felt a bit antiquated especially given my penchant for blurring the lines between the two. I’ve never differentiated before, so why start now?” as he told the Huffington Post. New ideas of gender and what those mean …