Solve Sunsbo shoots the sensual cover image.
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Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-10-02 17:10.
More than ever, there seems something dated in the existence of these people, publicists who glory in their task as guardians of precedence. Like the eunuchs of the Ming dynasty, they tend to forget their place as servants of the imperial luxury goods industry. And, like the eunuchs of the Forbidden City, they may wake up one day to find that those with real power — in this case, Bernard Arnault, Robert Polet, François Pinault — have noted that the bottom line is not being well served by lackeys with attitude.
Guy Trebay in The NY Times on fashion show publicists and their Marie Antoinette complex
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2008-09-30 13:52.
"I really like it when people don't necessarily have the right stuff in their homes. I like errors; it's what shows personality. When everything is perfect it's called "the tastes of the times" and I find it terrifying. I like the bad moments in life or bad moments with family which put you where you should be and not where you think you should be. Even when one has acquired good taste , it is good to keep the memory of a time when you didn't have any. The more taste you have, the more you should let yourself not have any , and to assume and create mistakes"
Jacques Garcia to John Armleder and Nicholas Trembley in Self-Service#29
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2008-05-13 19:50.
It is right there beneath the surface. Whenever TI looks at the kids on the streets these days with all that color clashing, all that kitsch all that vibrancy we feel the tremors of a Fiorucci comeback. Founded in 1967 in Italy by Elio Fiorucci to bring the style of Swinging London to young Italians, the New York off-shoot of the shop (in Bloomingdale's) during the 1980's saw the likes of Marc Jacobs and a young Madonna and ID mag's Terry Jones, gallivanting through the premises. You could fully sense the influence that Fiorucci aesthetic had on the early imagery of these generation-defining mavericks. Early Madonna was a walking Fiorucci pastiche and the early Marc Jacobs exhibited a penchant for kitsch that he later refined into a kind of jaded irony as he grew older. Also cruise any of the first 15 issues of ID magazine online and you'll see color strategies and graphic design motifs straight out of Fiorucci.
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Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2007-12-18 16:26.
Ezra Petronio has a dream life. He breaks the rules and ends up reinforcing fashion's status quo. He publishes Self-Service as a hardcover magazine. Which is a very genius conceit if you really think about it. He breaks tons of rules in Self-Service. He covers images with huge blocks of type which for the post-Brodovitch school is absolute sacrilege. He has made a book of his fashion celebrity Polaroids (which ironically enough I just mis-typed as PRO-laroids) . The book is titled "Bold and Beautiful". It is printed by 7L, my favorite publishing imprint in the world. You really should buy it for the reference library. Other than that Petronio plays with clients and collaborators like Miu-Miu, Prada, Chloe, Colette in imaging these very selective brands. This ranges from product packaging to websites to advertising and general creative direction. TI worships this ideal. The altar may be found at Petronio's blog : workinprogressblog.com. It is so bookmarked right this minute!