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032C:ISSUE 25 : RIHANNA PHOTOGRAPHED BY INEZ VAN LAMWEWEERDE AND VINOODH MATADIN

Rihanna as undeniable global fashion force.Rihanna as undeniable global fashion force.

And just like that, Rihanna, nice Caribbean girl gone bad, is a full spectrum celebrity (from music to avant-fashion, to film all the way back to reality TV).

EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: DOUBLE 26 : THE ACADEMIA ISSUE

The spontaneity and graphic ease of those Double covers: a new young cool  personified.The spontaneity and graphic ease of those Double covers: a new young cool personified.

Remember when Fabien Baron imported Young London (Sims, Moss, McDean etc) wholesale into the pages of Harper's Bazaar in the 90's

U+MAG'S MAXIMUM DISRUPTION

Photographed by Cassia Tabatini . Styling by Dudu Bertholini. Beauty by Lau NevesPhotographed by Cassia Tabatini . Styling by Dudu Bertholini. Beauty by Lau Neves

If I were a big brand or a power conglomerate looking to infuse a sense of unusual currency into the visual dialogue of contemporary art direction, I would fly the U+ Mag team in from Sao Paulo and set them up to wreak beautiful havoc.

Lorenzo Petrantoni 's Baroque Encrustation

Petrantoni smashes visual codes from  late 19th century newspapers channeling the architectural mores of the Baroque.Petrantoni smashes visual codes from late 19th century newspapers channeling the architectural mores of the Baroque.

Adolf Loos' opinion that ornamentation was a crime gets quite the explication in the work of Lorenzo Petrantoni whose exuberant style gleefully commits every conceivable visual crime in defiance of the laws of Classic Modernism. Which is why I've become a groupie.

Human, Humane And Connected: The Imagist: Dash Magazine AW 13 : London

The Imagist : 4 page feature Dash AW13The Imagist : 4 page feature Dash AW13

Sometimes you think everything is chaos and random frenzy

Current Viewing: THE EDELKOORT DESIGN COLLECTION : Institut Néerlandais (Paris) : Until October 27, 2013.

"The consumer will become the curator of his own life, creating a museum house and living a cultural lifestyle"."The consumer will become the curator of his own life, creating a museum house and living a cultural lifestyle".

"If expression is in the zeitgeist of design, with a period of eccentric design knocking on our doorstep, the autonomous design market has exploded over the last decade to define a new notion in form: that of a purely aesthetic function.

REFERENCE LIBRARY: THE ENDURING IMAGERY OF PATTI SMITH

LOVE the use of Patti Smith's signature as a font heading to this 1973 article. Depositing this into the image bank.LOVE the use of Patti Smith's signature as a font heading to this 1973 article. Depositing this into the image bank.

“I had a little black dress on and looked like Piaf. In Paris, everyone’s a poseur.

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