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Trevor Andrew, known as GucciGhost, on Working with Gucci. Three years ago, Trevor Andrew was an ex-Olympic snowboarder working in Bed-Stuy with a peculiar obsession with the Italian luxury label Gucci. He needed a last-minute costume for Halloween, so he cut a pair of holes in his fine Gucci bedsheets and called it a night. As he walked around, New Yorkers everywhere catcalled him: “Hey! Gucci ghost!” An idea took hold. Encouraged, Andrew began to run all over New York painting his interpretation of the iconic Gucci logo on every surface he could find, later posting the images to his personal Instagram using the hashtag #guccighost.

Last week, nearly 3,000 posts and 26,000 followers later, he found himself in an unlikely spot: front and center at Gucci’s Milan headquarters not just in the presence of Alessandro Michele, but collaborating with the critically adored creative director. “There were no crazy guidelines that I had to follow,” Andrew said in his Brooklyn studio still dizzy from his Milan sojourn. Life is Gucci, indeed.

Designers Inspired by Cultures and Communities

Designers Inspired by Art Movements. Karl Lagerfeld Puts 350 Pencils in Ultimate Crayon Box – WWD. PENCIL PUSHER: Karl Lagerfeld, who continues to churn out provocative political cartoons for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, relies on his Faber-Castell pencil crayons. Now he has designed the ultimate set: a Karlbox containing 350 tools for drawing and painting, housed in a sleek black wooden box resembling a Chinese wedding cabinet. Only 2,500 will be produced and sold exclusively beginning today at Faber-Castell stores, Karl Lagerfeld boutiques and Harrods in London. Select department and specialty stores — including Breuninger in Stuttgart, Jelmoli in Zurich, Le Bon Marché in Paris and Gump’s in San Francisco — will also stock the box from Sept. 19. The retail price is 2,500 euros, or $2,850.

Releasing images of the chest and details exclusively to WWD, Lagerfeld said Faber-Castell, established in 1761, has been a symbol of quality since he was a child in Germany. And he hasn’t stopped sketching since those days. Costume Institute’s Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo – WWD. Rei Kawakubo — a designer’s designer if there ever was one — is to be the subject of a solo exhibition next spring at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sources told WWD. It is understood this will mark only the second time in the institution’s history that it is devoting an exhibition to a living fashion designer. The last one, a vast retrospective dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent organized by editor Diana Vreeland, opened in 1983. The Japanese designer behind the Comme des Garçons label and Dover Street Market specialty stores, Kawakubo is a fashion maverick whose Paris fashion shows remain a highlight for the international retail and design cognoscenti.

Azzedine Alaïa and Marc Jacobs are among designer peers in her global fan club, while celebrity fans include Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Her fall collection was a take on “18th-century punk” employing couture floral fabrics and pink vinyl carved into armorlike, 3-D wonders. A spokeswoman for the Met declined comment. Tabboo! - Meet the Artist Behind the Marc Jacobs FW 2016 Collection. Mr Hugo Portuondo | A Day In The Life | The Journal | Issue 282 | 17 August 2016 | MR PORTER. “I love London’s museums and galleries, and I go to a lot of exhibitions at the Tate, the Royal Academy, the National Portrait Gallery and the V&A.

The Saatchi Gallery is a five-minute walk from the shop, up to Sloane Square and off the King’s Road, so I often pop in. More and more, we’re bringing contemporary designers into what we do, and I try to keep up with what’s happening in contemporary art. We have some crushed wall sculptures in at the moment by Aldo Chaparro, a Peruvian artist whose prices are shooting up. I used to be much more involved in the market when I was a dealer. I’d find paintings in private collections for a small network of clients, and selling two or three paintings a year was enough. I once found a painting on the floor in an old lady’s apartment. Rick Owens: Interiors Written by Rick Owens - Rizzoli New York - Rizzoli New York. Written by Rick Owens February 14, 2017 Hardcover House & Home - Decorating Rizzoli 11 x 11 $65.00 $85.00 978-0-8478-5858-3 About This Book The first volume on the interiors and designs of one of the most influential designers today, providing unique insight into the creative lives of Rick Owens and his wife, Michele Lamy.

This book is conceived as an intimate look into the creative, personal, and often secretive lives of Rick Owens and his wife, muse, and collaborator, Michele Lamy. About the Author Rick Owens is an American fashion designer and winner of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. Kate Moss and choreographer Michael Clark dance for Alexander McQueen for American Express Black in 2004. Tom Ford's new movie Nocturnal Animals. 5:11 PM PDT 7/27/2016 by Sam Reed Tom Ford to Premiere Nocturnal Animals at TIFF [THR] Nocturnal Animals, the second film directed by Tom Ford, will show at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival this September.

Starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, the film (loosely based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright) is about a woman haunted by her ex-husband's novel. Ford made his directorial debut in 2009 with his widely praised film, A Single Man. Burberry Sues Rapper/Producer Burberry Perry for Trademark Infringement [The Fashion Law] Burberry filed a lawsuit against Atlanta-based rapper and producer Burberry Perry for trademark infringement. Puma Stock Lift Driven By Women's Product [Fashionista] Puma's investment in brand ambassador Kylie Jenner and collaborator Rihanna (Fenty x Puma) has paid off in spades. Thanks to the ladies' influence, the brand's net profit shot up by almost 28 percent. Louis Vuitton's collaboration with Richard Prince. Balenciaga Flagship Store // Nicolas Ghesquière, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. The flooring is eclectic, featuring various materials, colours and patterns, from floral purple carpet to emerald green marble.

Balenciaga’s new flagship store carries the brand’s full women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and fragrance collections. Fendi's latest Haute Fourrure offering is a celebration to it's €2.4M investment to restore the Trevi Fountain. Celebrating 90 Years of Fendi. Charlotte Stockdale of Chaos Fashion Collaboration with Anya Hindmarch. Accessories, Anya Hindmarch0By BrS · On January 19, 2015 I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but Anya Hindmarch has been doing something a little different lately. Traditional Anya Hindmarch handbags are simple in their design. The silhouettes are basic and the colors are pretty classic. They really are everything you could ever want in a sophisticated handbag. Heck, Anya Hindmarch even has an adorable signature adornment — the tiny gold tone bow — that identifies the designer without broadcasting it to the whole world.

Now, it would seem that you can give your handbag a playful makeover. Shop the Anya Hindmarch Leather Stickers at ShopBop- retails between $55 to $70 Share 10 BrS Fashion blogger that joined the BagBliss team February 2008 and TheFashionRow June 2010. Alexander McQueen Damien Hirst Scarves Collection. Menu View main navigation News View all News gallery Photos in Alexander McQueen And Damien Hirst Join Forces history View your history News Friday 16th Aug Thursday 15th Aug Wednesday 14th Aug Tuesday 13th Aug Monday 12th Aug Friday 9th Aug Wednesday 14th Aug Friday 16th Aug Thursday 15th Aug Wednesday 14th Aug Tuesday 13th Aug Monday 12th Aug Friday 9th Aug Use arrows below or keyboard arrows to navigate through images Next Previous Your Vogue history Loading...

François Catroux - AD100 2016. PHILLIPS : Mert & Marcus: Works 2001-2014, London & Paris 24 October – 16 November 2016, London 24 October – 3 November 2016Viewing: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-6pmParis 9 – 16 November 2016 Viewing: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm. 2014 AD100: Studio Sofield Inc. Luxury is expressed with exquisite subtlety in the work of William Sofield. The Manhattan designer’s rooms and architectural schemes gather strength not from outré decorative effects but from a quiet confidence that makes his unexpected juxtapositions of periods, styles, and materials seem almost effortless. Whether it’s an Aspen ski house that layers extraordinary furnishings and objects in a muscular wood-and-stone structure or a sleek Tom Ford boutique enrobed in lacquer and marble, Sofield’s interiors speak of glamour and discernment—traits that come to life in his furniture collections for Baker and McGuire.

And with recent commissions for top-end residential developments in New York City and Miami, the designer is turning his unerring eye to projects of ever larger scale. Riccardo Tisci collaborates with Marina Abramavic in a rendition of 'The Artist is Present' for his award from the CFDA collating a number of his Muses. SKENE CATLING DE LA PENA - PROJECTS. Agent Provocateur (International, 2002-9) Skene Catling de la Peña is responsible for the architectural and design element of the Agent Provocateur brand, and has created a complete modular and adaptable system for both the interiors (display, storage, wallpaper, carpets, textiles, lighting and packaging) and architectural spaces that contain them. The practice was involved since the launching of the brand, and has completed over fifty sites around the world including London, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Dublin, Berlin, Moscow, Zurich, Dubai, Hong Kong and Istanbul. It has also developed a complete language and range of units for the display of Agent Provocateur cosmetics and perfumes worldwide.

These retail projects have to be delivered to extremely tight deadlines and budgets, but still allow a great deal of experimentation with materials and narrative. Consultants / Manufacturers: Preferred Contracts Ltd, Paul Longpré Furniture, Flux Metal, Nero Designs. Chanel collaborated with Be@rbrick in Limited Edition of 1000. This Dior Couture Show each look was inspired by an Artist that inspired Monsieur Dior during his own time at the House before his untimely death. Takeshi Murakami for Kanye West - a infusion of Art with Pop Culture for an album that defined a year in music. Chapman Brothers collaborate with Louis Vuitton. Grab Your Boards and Skate Into Selfridges - theFashionSpot. Olympia Scarry Givenchy Burka - Picture of Givenchy Burka. Billy Farrell Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The artist Olympia Scarry, who with her boyfriend Neville Wakefield are the art industry's hottest new couple, wowed partygoers in Miami at Art Basel this year — and not because of a scantily-clad bathing costume, which is common of that part of the country.

Nope, Scarry's non-conventional look actually covered quite a lot of skin. All of it, in fact. She made the rounds at Playboy's "The Nude Is Muse" party at The Standard Hotel covered head-to-toe in a black lace burka — a custom-made Givenchy burka, no less, which she explained was a performance piece in itself, and a commentary on the nakedness of Vanessa Beecroft's exhibition in the nearby pool.

Scarry, who showed her work at the NADA Festival while in South Beach, worked the fully-embellished and crystalized work of Riccardo Tisci poolside. Check out our editor at large Derek Blasberg's exclusive Art Basel 2010 photo album. 15 Stunning University Libraries Around the World You Need to See Photos. Peter Marino Hosts Book Signing at Dior Store in London – WWD. Artist Marc Newson re-energises Louis Vuitton luggage in bright colours. Australian designer Marc Newson has reinvented Louis Vuitton's iconic trunks, making them lighter and more spacious on the inside (+ slideshow).

Alongside the classic monographed models, Newson's collection of New Rolling Luggage includes bright orange, pink and yellow versions with only minimal logos. The four-wheeled suitcases – which come in mini, cabin and maxi sizes – feature extendable handles that retract into the outside edge of the trunks, so as not to interfere with packing space. A side handle for carrying and a padlock system have also been built into the side of the trunk. The smallest of the lightweight bags in the collection weighs just 2.9 kilograms, but its internal space is 13 per cent larger than similar bags.

"We were able to achieve an extraordinary level of lightness through incredibly rigorous engineering," said Newson. "We took the structure and moved it to the outside, where frankly it's much more needed than the inside – it frees up all this internal space. " Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova Build a Moscow Museum. Lapo Elkann Does Custom Cars for L.A. Art Exhibit, Talks Tech and Personalization in California – WWD. Lapo Elkann is spending the summer in California exploring what he loves most: cars and customization, plus technology and entertainment. On Saturday night, he showed off his latest project: two custom cars he brought for Adam Lindemann’s art exhibit, “Piston Head II: Artists Engage the Automobile.”

The show, which opened at Lindemann’s Venus gallery in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District on Saturday and is on view through Sept. 10, is the followup to the “Piston Head” exhibition at Art Basel Miami in 2013, which also explored the intersection of art and cars. The latest exhibit contains new and existing works by César, Katherine Bernhardt, Matthew Day Jackson, Olivier Mosset, Richard Prince, Sterling Ruby, Peter Shire, Keith Haring, Will Boone, Lawrence Weiner and Jonas Wood, among others.

Ruby, Wood, Boone and Kenny Scharf were among those present at Friday’s private viewing and Saturday’s opening. The creative hub also worked on a BMW i8 painted with Giacomo Balla’s “Street Light.”