Category Archives: Design Photo

Styling Finds, Sasha’s Comeback for Prada

It’s really nice to see Sasha Pivovarova back in Prada Resort 2013. Photo Steven Meisel

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Design Tips, Interiors about Books

I love the way commercial interior goes nowadays: everething is really about  concepts. The borders between retail design and commercial interior don’t exist anymore.

Pictures via www.retaildesignblog.net

This is Tongji bookstore in Shanghai by Archi-Union Architects:

This is a pop-cafe for Starbucks in Tokyo by Japanese  studio Nendo:

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Design Work, Fashion Forgets Fast

Does someone even remember Christophe Decarnin’s name this season? He was the guy who brought Balmain back to the new life in 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He was the guy who re-invented dyed jeans , a jackets with wide shoulder, a sudpersexy short dress with one sleeve. He was who invented the new French-Girl Cool look.

But this  one was a rich girl, and Isabel Marant translated this image for cheaper money. Emmanuelle Alt was a good help to strengthen the new French girls image, since she was working as a stylist for both Balmain and Marant. And than came a bunch of other french designers who translated this look for even cheaper money: Iro, Sandro, Maje etc.

Decarnin is gone because he did not show up for Balmain Autumn/Winter 2011 show. I don’t know what happened to him, www.style.com was referring to some heath problems. Alt bailed from the story  becoming the editor -in- chief of French Vogue. Isabel Marant still is in a good health, continues to work with French-Girl Cool  images and raises prices with every season. Must to say, the least seasons  even without Decarnin’s influence , the French girls continously  goes wild  to west or we could say, looks for $. Rodeo girls, American sport clothes, Elvis ( What will be the next Big Thing?)  But theses changes are just on the surface, in the prints, shmints. The idea and siluets are the same.

Iro, Sandro, Maje are doing well as well , opening flaship-stores in London etc.  Seems like everyone is just fine, including the French-Girl Cool.

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Marant 2013

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Design Finds, Style Me Romy

Finally I’ve found a stylist that I could trust: Romy Frydman. She is Sydney based and truly obsessed with Muiccia ( the same here).

I find her styling very fresh and intelligent. Here is her blog:

www. stylemeromy.com


Design Travel, Hong Kong: Isabel Marant Store Opening

I’m a big fan of Isabel Marant’s store interiors and since today is an opening of the Marant’s  third boutique in Hong Kong (10 Ice House Street, Central), I had to post the first pictures available on the net.

Isabel Marant’s stores have the same laid-back attitude like her fashion has. Seems to me, she manages not overthink things and that is so refreshing in our postmodernist interior world.

picture via www.marantphiles.com and www.superfuture.com

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