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2 7 2015

Cottweiler Show A Softer Side In Their S/S 16 Presentation Images

032c favorites COTTWEILER presented their S/S 16 collection earlier this month during London Men’s Fashion Week. For the upcoming collection, designers Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty worked with softer, more natural tones and fabrics than they’ve used in the past, while still employing their signature neutral colour palette and use of bonded fabrics. The presentation,…
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RICHARD TURLEY: A Lazy Modernist in Corporate America

RICHARD TURLEY has created some of the most unapologetic, visually incisive magazine covers of the new millennium. Fresh off the success of rebooting a struggling print publication for executives, he now hopes to revitalize a cable network for teens. Turley has recently become creative director for MTV News, where he will lead an always-on, cross-platform…
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Outside the Dome: Y PROJECT A/W 15 by Michaël Smits & Erik Raynal

Since taking the helm at Y Project in late 2013, Belgian designer Glenn Martens has managed to retain the dark overtones present in the brand’s first collections, while at the same time lightening the mood for a broader audience. The brand’s A/W 2015 collection is a perfect encapsulation of Martens’ aesthetic – hard, strong lines…
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“Blind, Self Righteous and Provincial”: PANKAJ MISHRA’s Critique of the West

Less than four years after the withdrawal of ground troops from its soil, coalition air strikes once again darken the sky of Iraq in an effort to contain the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). As the self-proclaimed caliphate floods international headlines with reports of ethnic cleansing and brutal executions, it is difficult to know…
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Pedal to the Metal: ROXANNE FARAHMAND Teams Up with VISIONIST for her A/W 15 Collection

London-based accessories designer ROXANNE FARAHMAND takes her inspiration from East London youth culture, meshing her heavy metallic jewelry designs with racer aesthetics. Following her last presentation at Fashion East, which featured a group of Fast & Furious-looking youths hanging out in an open-top Mazda, she continues into this hyper-stylized territory with her A/W collection. For…
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Football Infiltrates Streetwear: NikeLab’s Air Footscape Magista

As fashion staples, basketball and running shoes are not confined to the games they are built for. Translating football is a little tougher. The athletic shoe penetrated other markets through a consumer decision to take footwear beyond its intended place, assisted by some smart marketing. For many, it was a new use for designs aimed…
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CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT – erudite, pithy, inimitable – has a fluid attitude towards script and character. "I'm not an actor that says, ‘these are the circumstances I need in which to work.' Every project, every different group of actors, dictates the way you work." An interview with the Australian actor.
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The story of NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE and how BALENCIAGA became 21st Century Fashion

On November 5, 2012, Balenciaga announced that it was parting ways with its creative director of 15 years: the legendary innovator NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE, who for months following his departure remained quiet amidst endless rumor and speculation about his plans for the future – and, significantly, about those plans’ potential impact on the future of the industry. For 032c, Ghesquière not only …
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We Do What We Want

We Do What We Want

ROBERT SILVERS ignores the market. He’s also the juggernaut behind the New York Review of Books. Robert Silvers doesn’t skip a beat; his heart operation is behind him. The 82 ­year ­old is in his kingdom, the editorial offices of The New York Review of Books. The gentleman of large stature wears a dark suit and…
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Seize the Right Moment: INGE FELTRINELLI

She’s almost 82 and she’s been at the helm of one of Europe’s most significant publishing houses for over 40 years: INGE FELTRINELLI, widow of publisher cum-political activist, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, and heir to his fortune of billions. However, she was successful before her marriage, when she was called Inge Schoenthal, taking iconic images of Greta Garbo and Ernest Hemingway. Here is a …
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THE WOLF STANDS/CRIES ALONE

THE WOLF STANDS/CRIES ALONE

FRITZ J. RADDATZ: Quite possibly the brightest – and certainly the best dressed – culture journalist Germany had ever seen. As a major player at the respected weekly Die Zeit in the 1970s and 80s, he shaped the cultural life of West Germany. Always on the Left but never a “lefty,” he drove a Porsche when it was more fashionable to go to demonstrations. He brought James Baldwin to the …
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FRANCESCO VEZZOLI: Plastic, Saturday Night, Milan

The artist FRANCESCO VEZZOLI ­recently had an epiphany. It was not the result of a ­spiritual journey or the discovery of a new author – Vezzoli had his revelation at PLASTIC, a disco heaven in Milan where the rules of club culture are upended and renewed. When he told us that the legendary institution was on the verge of closing, we knew what needed to be done: a series of ­embroidered …
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