2 2 2016

Why SAINT LAURENT Invitations Are Extremely Collectible Art Editions

Hedi Slimane’s growing series of invitation booklets for SAINT LAURENT encapsulates the designer’s goal to mutate the contemporary culture of Los Angeles with Parisian haute tradition and craft. Each book is around 100 pages, perfect-bound between a black notebook cover, and designed by a different LA-based artist. And as veritable art editions disguised as invitations, they are also the …
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SUSANNE PFEFFER: How Art’s POST-HUMAN TURN Began in Kassel

Since taking over Kassel’s Fridericianum in 2013, curator Susanne Pfeffer has turned Europe’s oldest museum (founded in 1779) into a platform for a mode of art practice that is purpose built for a post-human century. And, in a recent announcement, she has been named the curator of the German Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.…
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A Rose By Any Other Name: MATTHEW WILLIAMS and ALYX Go Medieval in Ferrara

“A foundation built on the undercurrent.” — This is how Matthew Williams describes his womenswear label ALYX. After establishing himself as a photographer and creative director, the New York-based Williams has devoted himself to ready-to-wear and accessories inspired by a melange of global subcultures. ALYX is luxury subverted, dissolved, and reconstituted into a shadow of…
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SEX with PANTS: MARTINE ROSE Visits the 70s in Her AW16 Fashion Film

Behind a wall of glass tiles, a lone boy polishes his shoes in a VHS-soaked purple-pink living room. Shirtless, his muscles flex as he scuffs his polishing rag to the throbbing beat of a dark disco song. He is the star and co-star in a “pornography for one”: a man, some venetian blinds, and a…
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“PUPPY-DOG OPTIMISM”

We are happy to announce that 032c editor-in-chief JOERG KOCH has been appointed to be also the editor-in-chief of the global e-commerce platform SSENSE. For more information, please read BUSINESS OF FASHION’s feature on this event. http://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/creative-class/joerg-koch-032c-ssense-commerce-content-orthodoxy
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Slash’n’Lace: Welcome to the Couture of OTTOLINGER

032c sat down with Christa Bösch and Cosima Gadient from „Ottolinger“ and spoke with them about their first collection, their life between different cities and the secret behind Swiss chocolate.   032c: Is there a story behind the brandname Ottolinger? Ottolinger: It was the name on our neighbor’s doorbell at our first studio, and we…
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CAN IT SKATE?: Skateboarding’s History of Cannibalizing the Footwear Market

For the last few months, cult skate site Jenkem has been running a popular video segment entitled “Can It Skate?” In it, a particularly competent skater pushes and flips their way around NYC wearing an inappropriate choice of shoe. What started with the adidas Yeezy 350—in a bid to upset the legions who had missed…
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Time Traveling with ALEX MULLINS by NICOLE MARIA WINKLER and AARON SILLIS

Time Traveling with ALEX MULLINS by NICOLE MARIA WINKLER and AARON SILLIS

Since landing on the London design scene in spring of 2013, menswear designer ALEX MULLINS has become known for his self-contained fabricated realities which nevertheless evoke a sense of the familiar. His obsession with Americana is clear; References to 1950s Baltimore, native American biker gangs, cowboys, and surreal patchwork are all rooted in archetypal images, imbuing his designs…
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Viva Nigeria: GRACE WALES BONNER’s Bejeweled Visions of Menswear

GRACE WALES BONNER is a young British menswear designer and recent graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins whose BA collection won her the L’Oréal Professionel Talent Award following the show. A thoroughly-researched blend of 70s Nigerian flair and western decadence, her designs eschew the gender binary and create a new vision for a fluid present while alluding…
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Blue Sky Agenda: Designer ANDERS HAAL in Conversation with 032c

ANDERS HAAL is a Stockholm-based designer who, after completing his studies at Beckmans College of Design, moved on to become first designer at Ann-Sofie Back Atelje. In late 2013, he left the company to start his own label, HAAL, which was quickly picked up by forward-thinking retailers such as LN-CC and Opening Ceremony. His second…
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An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

For more than thirty years, JAN HARLAN worked alongside Stanley Kubrick as the director’s researcher, confidant, and producer. Introduced to Kubrick in 1968 through his sister Christiane, Kubrick’s wife, Harlan began work as Kubrick’s resident German-speaker and travel companion, accompanying the director to Romania to assist in the pre-production of the never-realized epic …
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Online and Unmoored: In Search of PRINCESS NOKIA

Online and Unmoored: In Search of PRINCESS NOKIA

How does one cut through the fog, particularly as an artist who’s built an aesthetic by sourcing from the past? Princess Nokia is unfazed, though. The pervasiveness of tech nostalgia propels her forward and stokes her imagination. Princess Nokia premieres her video for "Nokia" along with a profile by Matthew Grumbach.
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Seeing Secrecy: TREVOR PAGLEN Makes Art out of Military Intelligence

MICHEL SERRES

MICHEL SERRES is a French philosopher who specializes in the history of science and whose work attempts to reclaim the art of thinking the unthinkable. Born in 1930 in Lot-et-Garonne, Serres is a member immortel of L’Académie française and has been a professor at Stanford University, in the heart of Silicon Valley, since 1984. He’s authored more than 60 volumes that range in topics from …
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