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// FLEUR // a photo editorial by Anaïck Crozon

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  

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Days in a Day, Amba Baker and Pia Priewe in some of the looks of the season

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    

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Stalking Fashion Designer Matthew Adams Dolan

— All images part of an exclusive collaboration between designer Matthew Adams Dolan, VAGA and NY-based photographer Hadar Pitchon, showcasing the designer’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection,  words by Megan Que. As an emerging fashion designer straight out of graduate school, it is very rare to be able to name Rihanna and Lady Gaga as clients. An exception to this is Matthew Adams Dolan, a recent graduate from Parsons’ esteemed MFA Fashion Design and Society program. Born in Danvers, Massachusetts, then later immigrating to Sydney, Australia, Dolan attended high school in Japan, went to college at Université de Lausanne in Switzerland, then graduated in Fashion and International Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. His impressive design portfolio later scored him a scholarship at Parsons, supported by fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg. In September 2014, Dolan presented his graduate collection at New York Fashion Week, which comprised of wardrobe staples such as denim jackets, jeans, and t-shirts with genderless, exaggerated silhouettes. His childhood memories of his mother constantly sewing and quilting sparked his interest in the traditions of American craft and the …

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About Jaden Smith As The New Face Of Louis Vuitton And Gender-Bending Fashion

In a piece of topsy-turvy fashion news, the new face of Louis Vuitton’s womenswear line is not a woman. This turn of events speaks to the legendary designer’s forward-looking fashion sense as much as the androgynous charm of Vuitton’s new model, Jaden Smith. The photographs from iconic fashion photographer Bruce Weber debuted last week on the Instagram account of Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. The photo shows Smith decked out in an embroided skirt, fringe top, and moto jacket that debuted during Paris Fashion Week. Although gender-bending is nothing new on fashion or pop culture, Ghesquière’s collection is the most recent example of gender-bending fashion design to hit mainstream media attention. Gucci’s F/W 2015 men’s collection featured waifish men appearing beside boyish women, both wearing silhouettes, fabrics, and items of clothing traditionally associated with women’s fashion. Gucci’s new designer Alessandro Michele collection saw men and women alike wearing pussycat bow blouses, midriff jackets, and low-riding, wide-legged trousers. Male and female models alike sported matching make-up, with loose, flowing, unbound hair. This approach is working …

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Vibrant ‘2D’ Cartoon-Style Bags for “Big City Girls”

Seeing a Jump From Paper bag at a distance can be confusing. The bags at first seem unreal, as if digitally added next to the person wearing them.  In a world where anything is wearable, Taiwan-based designers Chay Su and Rika Lin have come up with an innovative line of functional accessories that look like they’ve popped out of a cartoon. The line is comprised of a wide range of products; satchels, backpacks, wallets and purses. They all come in color block bright tones mixed with beige and black colors imitating leather. The design is what makes the bags’ unique. Each bag looks like it’s been traced and colored with a Sharpie. Behind the fun design of the bags, there is a hidden pouch that can used for small treasures, making the Jump From Paper bags as practical as they are exciting! From London to New York, they have come this winter 2015 season to help out each “Big City Girl” march toward their dreams. The irregular lines confirm the bags’ intention to appear as if they are coming out of children’s cartoons or coloring …

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Around COS: Autumn/Winter Collection in the Round

At the start of the video “Around COS” we see two figures standing beneath a gray dome. The camera is everywhere and nowhere at the same time, exploring the scene in gliding 360-degree arcs. The concepts at play are broad — self-feeding cycles, fugue repetition — yet the presentation feels playful, even warm. Considering the artists are working without music, color, or dialogue, this is quite the accomplishment. Among the creative partnerships forged to celebrate launching the COS Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, artists Lernert & Sander create a particularly pleasing counterpoint to the COS brand. Both groups thrive on at the intersection of art and utility, and both bring to mind a sense of Scandinavian stoicism. “We like to strip an idea to the bone and make the idea shine. So eventually our sets always look simple and monochrome,” explain the artists on the unusual set created for the COS A/W 2015 collection shoot. The space, a self-contained dome designed to allow the cameras to capture the models from all directions, is one of many conceptual …

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Veronika Vilim by Julien Bernard

“For me, there is very little difference between magic and art. To me, the ultimate act of magic is to create something from nothing: It’s like when the stage magician pulls the rabbit from the hat.” — Alan Moore —  An editorial by Paris-based photographer Julien Bernard, stylist Eve Sebagh, Makeup Ismael Blanco @ Agence Aurelien, Hair Anais Lucas for Leonor Greyl, Model Veronika Vilim @ Supreme pants Faith Connexion, tee-shirt SAINT LAURENT, waistcoat HARLEY DAVIDSON vest CLASH LE PERFECTO, dress ETAM dress FAITH CONNEXION, boots SAINT LAURENT kimono TOPSHOP, crop top AMERICAN APPAREL dress SAINT LAURENT, shoes VINTAGE dress DIOR VINTAGE dress DOLCE & GABANNA shirt & underwear FAITH CONNEXION

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Why Are You Looking at Me: Lucky Blue Smith in the Age of Instagram Celebrity

Three blond sisters. All homeschooled, all Morman, and all playing washed out surf rock together in the same band, The Atomics. Yet it’s the drummer, their brother Lucky, who has drawn the legions of fans; and although the band’s music has a snare-driven hypnotic quality meriting attention in its own right, it is Lucky’s celebrity as a model that has propelled the group into the public eye. At only sixteen, Lucky Blue Smith has walked for brands like Levi’s, Versace and Tom Ford and has his sights set on that elusive model/actor/musician combination best exemplified by the likes of Justin Bieber. Similar to Bieber, Lucky’s rise to fame has been with the help of legions of teenage girls, through the channels that celebrity 2.0 knows best; Instagram (1.4 million followers) and the flash-mob meet-and-greets that allow the young fans of young social media heartthrobs to meet their idols face-to-face. Unlike Bieber, the Smith family’s unusual background and modest lifestyle maintains an indie credibility that makes Lucky a rare specimen in the often homogeneous flow of internet celebrity: a weirdo …

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If I were a child

“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

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Soft Men & Strong Women: Landeros Smashes Fashion Binaries

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 …