WS: It sounds like those days at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts were quite a defining influence on your aesthetic.
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2010-09-27 22:10.
Scanning the new FANTASTIC MAN TI landed on an edit dubbed The Super Show and realized that quietly and with signature subtlety, the Fantastic clique had just conceptualized a super-smart and super-sharp way of presenting fashion that moves between print and video . Department store buyers take great note! The Fantastic details post jump
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2009-03-09 10:05.
CURRENT READING: THE SECRET SENSE OF JAPANESE MAGAZINE DESIGN + THE 10 INFLUENTIAL CREATORS FOR MAGAZINE DESIGNSubmitted by Wayne on Fri, 2008-04-18 01:55.
I love the way contemporary fashion gets refocused through the prism of Japanese culture. Many a times when I flip through Men's No No, the brother publication to Spur magazine, I wonder why is it that no "Western" mag has managed to capture those street style pages with the vivacity apprent in the pages of MNN. You get a sense of a strict and structured design policy but certain elements: namely the product pages and those street style snaps are just so gorgeously organized it creates a form of cultural envy. Well I'm hoping this new book The Secret Sense Of Japanese Magazine Design will dissolve the mystery.
Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2008-03-08 05:56.
The Spring/Summer 08 issue of TI's very favorite men's mag is about to hit the stands any minute now. Tom Ford by Jeff Burton seems like a naughty mix and we suspect that when we do get to read the interview, there's going to be a bombshell or two dropped. I'll be be dousing myself in Tuscan Leather until then!
Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2008-02-23 17:30.
Is it me or has this been happening to you too? You absorb so much information daily, you start to forget where you read/saw/heard what. For instance, I know this week I read that sales at Gucci have been exploding,and that the company moved product past the 2 billion dollar mark. I remember reading that the new store on 5th Ave at Trump Tower was a sumptuous extravaganza of unmatched awe and spectacle with a stunning view of the avenue from all of it's floors. Most of all we were assured Frida Giannini knew what she was doing. She had feminized the brand. Made it warmer and more spontaneous and accessible. The message of the PR spin was, (and it was written this bluntly in the article)... “Tom who? “.