From January 29 to April 5, 2014, Galerie des Galeries opens its doors to talented fashion designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard. A former prizewinner of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères and a future artistic partner of the European Capital of Culture project in the city of Mons in 2015, he has fashioned the “TILL WE DROP”exhibition in his own image : quirky and socially conscious.
For his first exhibition in Paris, Jean-Paul invites visitors to explore his creative process. Drawing from the identically titled “TILL WE DROP Spring/Summer 2014” collection, shown in September of 2013 in Paris, this exhibition evokes the exuberance of life at Mexico’s giant Mayan Riviera hotels and expresses the artist’s take on this artificial paradise.
As this prolific designer exhibits his work at Galeries Lafayette, several visuals from his “TILL WE DROP”project will be displayed in store windows on the rue de la Chaussée d’Antin as well as the store’s first upper floor.
Since his first collection, Julian Zigerli has produced new collection videos for every season. In collaboration with new directors for each video, the idea is to use the video as a creative output to translate the concept and idea of a collection on a visual and more experimental level. Michael Patrick Perez created an abstract video with a solid base to it: experimental documentation. The video consists of organic movements and bleedings of pixels and colors to mimic both the clothing line and process itself. It puts the viewer into a state of mind, which is completely without any time and place focus.
Video by MICHAEL PATRICK PEREZ creative director: JULIAN ZIGERLI music: "EXIL (VIDEO MIX)" written and produced by LUKEM documentation camera: LAURENT BURST model: TIM GRUPP (viva) show camera: MARTIN MONK models: TOMAS (elite), SEBASTIAN (the special), KIERON (modelwerk), TIM & AARON & JASPER (viva), LIAM & DENNIS (kult), STEPA & HENOC (hore), MICHAEL & JULIAN (mega), EMIL & PHILLIP (m4) hair and makeup: LENA FLEISCHER, TIMO BLUM, GIANNI FORTE & DEBBY julianzigerli.commichaelpatrickperez.com katharinagrosse.com
Julian Zigerli, promising new upcoming designer born in Switzerland, has been selected by Mr. Giorgio Armani to show his Fall Winter 2014/15 Collection at the Armani/Teatro during next Milano Moda Uomo on January, Saturday 11th at 11.30 AM, pursuing the program of the Italian Maison of support for young creativity.
“Also for this season, I have decided to keep on supporting some of the most promising designers from all over the fashion world, maintaining a global view. Julian Zigerli will be the next designer to present his fashion show in the Armani/Teatro and I hope that my support will be a good omen for his career”, said Mr. Armani.
“This is huge. I am overwhelmed and speechless about this opportunity which Mr. Giorgio Armani is giving me. To be recognized and supported by one of the most influential and important person in the Fashion Industry worldwide, gives me the confidence and trust into my work and strengthens my believe that creativity is best when it comes from the heart”,stated Julian Zigerli.
Kerry Taylor Auctions House in London sold for £ 110.000 (£ 132.000 with premium) the “Zodiac” jacket from the Elsa Schiaparelli Astrology Winter 1938/39 collection.The midnight blue jacket is covered in a galaxy of shooting stars, planets and signs of the zodiac embroidered by the Paris based Maison Lesage.
The auction house has reported that the jacket was strongly battled among bidders and that it was one of the most beautiful couture item they have the privilege to handle. Maison Schiaparelli was acquired by the Della Valle Group in 2006. On September 30th, Marco Zanini was appointed Creative Director in charge of Haute Couture and prêt-à-couture collections. He will present his first Haute Couture collection in Paris in January 2014.
It was through Franck Glenisson and his wonderful photographs that I came across the name of Brigitte Dupas. Around two weeks ago, I shared with you an interview I did with Brigitte, featuring Franck's wonderful portrayal but it wasn't until this morning that I did actually meet her in person and decided to spend our day driving around in her sportscar and walking the gardens of Versailles.