"This will be the 4th campaign I have shot for Wheels and Dollbaby and was something I conceptualised for their new range called "Inky Pinky" The Shoot was such a success I wanted to share it as a story. I've used my latest muse Amy Jane Brand which for me is like a modern day cross of a Russ Meyers actress and a Vargas pin up girl which really appealed to me.
I'm happy you enjoy the character and neon nostalgic world I have created for the brand, it's always refreshing as an Artist to be given so much creative freedom which is why I am so proud of this photo series."
Inky Pinky is the first diffusion line by iconic Australian label, Wheels and Dollbaby. The capsule collection is a collaboration between designer Melanie Greensmith and Perth based Tattoo Artist, Jack McAuliffe. Inky Pinky is available from 3rd July 2015 in store and online at www.wheelsanddollbaby.com
Exotic pen drawn illustrations by the multi disciplinary talent of Daphne Iliaki patterned in a collection of MOHXA wear for men and for the first time, women too! Celebrating Daphne's vision of Mohxa clothing we sew together our mutual love for patterned wear in three garments and a tote bag.
The collection is consisted by the original MOHXA lapel shirt for the boys, a dress and a long shirt (the shress) designed by Daphne for the girls, all covered with elements we all wish we had more around, except the sharks.
Originally launched in May 2014, ORIGIN PASSION AND BELIEFS was conceived in collaboration with Fiera di Vicenza President Matteo Marzotto and Stefan Siegel, Founder of NOT JUST A LABEL. The intention: to create an innovative fashion event pairing global independent design talent with Italy’s most distinguished manufacturers.
From the 14th until the 18th of May I found myself in Vicenza, the historic center of fashion design and textile manufacturing in Italy.
The second edition of Origin Passion and Beliefs brought together 100 emerging designers from all over the globe together with the experts of Italian manufacturing industry, international fashion institutions.
The 4th day event included a variety of lectures and talks and eventually the fair's closure was the Mittelmoda Fashion Award. The outstanding selection of designers featured familiar as well as new names.
Divided in several segments: Leather, Stone, Textile and Technology.
Furthermore OPB invited 20 institutions such as FASHIONCLASH, Fashion Forward Dubai, Belgrade Fashion Week Design Collective, Esmod Berlin, Worth Project, Doing Fashion and Maisons de Mode.
The 22nd edition of Mittelmoda Award took place under the roof of Fiera de Vicenza, within the international event Origin, Passion and Beliefs. 26 collections (both menswear and womenswear and complete with accessories) coming from all over the world where on the spotlight.
Among the finalists and winners where Flora Miranda, Sue Suh, Wieke Sinnige, Julia Eberhardt, and Rafael Kouto. Absolute Prize for the most experimental collection offered by Sistema Moda Italia & Lectra Italia (2.500 €) was awarded to Peter Movrin, Central St. Martins.
Absolute Prize for the most creative collection offered by Mittelmoda International Lab & Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana & Lectra Italia (2.500 €) awarded to Katarina Wagster.
Surreal, avant-garde and explicit. These are three keywords that are usually associated with Belgian fashion, which is internationally recognised. This exhibition gives a unique historic overview of the DNA of Belgian fashion, starting with the legendary Antwerp Six (including Dries van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck and Ann Demeulemeester) and working up to the individualistic creations of Martin Margiela, A.F. Vandevorst and Raf Simons.
The exhibition also highlights the works of several influential players in various fashion and art disciplines. We will also touch upon the importance of the fashion academies, especially the Antwerp Academy and La Cambre in Brussels. Naturally this exhibition would not be complete without emerging talent like Jean-Paul Lespagnard and Christian Wijnants.
The artist/curator Andreas Emenius and cultural entrepreneur Jacob Valdemar introduce with NORDIC CONTEMPORARY the exhibition ‘TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING’, showing ten contemporary Scandinavian artists presenting new interpretations of paintings, sculptures, drawings and video. Apart from being connected geographically, the invited artists are also connected by an interest in high culture meets low culture, polished meets raw, natural meets clinical. Scandinavia is a stage where the beautiful life is acted out, resulting in a growing distance to the living life. “TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING” is an exhibition about how we exist in this condition. Not necessarily to reflect on it, but to work on it from within, looking out.
Many of the artworks represented are satisfied with pointing back at the work itself, rather than a certain discourse, while pointing towards a freedom and subjectivity, with an existential commitment to the material. The titles reference ‘a good thing’ as being something utopian, while ‘‘too much’ stands for something oversaturated, to the limit and beyond: mental states, material, and media.
The artists are represented in a broad range of expressions as an attempt to break down hierarchies. High culture meets low culture, polished meets raw, natural meets clinical in an eclectic brew that aims to clash more than to harmonize; yet somehow linked through the artists view. / NORDIC CONTEMPORARY is an art space founded in 2014 by Andreas Emenius and Jacob Valdemar, situated on 160m2 in an empty apartment at Republique, Paris. It serves as a platform for contemporary art by Scandinavian artists, established and less established and presents three exhibitions a year aiming to visualize any current direction of Nordic art today.
The aim is to create long-term visibility for Nordic art and showcase internationally the Nordic region’s increasing importance on the global art scene. The last exhibition at Nordic Contemporary, FLUID FLESH, opened Oct. 23, 2014. Attended by 400 people it created an instant impact and was covered in national and international press, among others the New York Times and Purple magazine.
Nordic Contemporary, 14, rue du Chateau d’Eau, 75010 Paris/France
NORDIC CONTEMPORARY ARTSPACE PROUDLY PRESENTS “TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING” A GROUP EXHIBITION BY ARTISTS FROM DENMARK & NORWAY, SWEDEN EXHIBITION PERIOD: 28. MAY - 7. JUNE 2015