‘The Artist Is Absent: A Short Film On Martin Margiela’

Making its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, celebrating the power of anonymity, is ‘The Artist Is Absent: A Short Film On Martin Margiela’, an eleven-minute documentary film on whom Suzy Menkes calls the ‘Greta Garbo of fashion’ (even though he did give his approval to the making of it). With no public photographs in […]

With ‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ exhibition currently on display at Brooklyn Museum, here’s Jean Paul Gaultier‘s rare music video for 1988’s ‘How To Do That’.  Directed by Jean Baptiste Mondino, the concept is clear – models jump off the page like haute couture paper dolls, wreaking havoc […]

For Men’s Fall RTW 2013, Several Collections Flirted With Cut + Paste, Among Other Things

In looking at various Men’s Fall RTW 2013 collections, there were many favorite looks in part, due to the strong presence of hybrids, born from the mixing of tailoring with athletic or relaxed details.  Some of the hybrids I saw were just plain ugly but the one’s I did appreciate, the designer’s ingenuity was to […]

Here’s AnOther Magazine’s take on ‘Modern Couture’, the accompanying film to their autumn/winter 2012 issue.  With a fashion story shot by Ruth Hogben and styled by Katie Shillingford (new fashion director for AnOther Magazine), you get to see different pieces shimmy, wraparound, slink and sway from couture of days past into couture of the 21st […]