In collaboration with the award-winning, London-based retail design agency Campaign, 3.1 Phillip Lim has unveiled a brand-new New York City flagship boutique to house the designer’s entire women’s, men’s, and accessories collections.
Located on 48 Great Jones Street in the NoHo district of Manhattan, the newly developed retail concept store, which opened last week with a stunning performance by Banks, defines pragmatic luxury. An extension of Lim’s own design studio, the space is both contemporary and classic, featuring unexpected materials, layered geometric forms, and vintage furniture personally chosen by the designer himself.
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There are few fashion luminaries whose legacies cast quite as long as a shadow as Yves Saint Laurent’s, which makes it all the more impressive that Hedi Slimane has, in the just two short years as Saint Laurent’s new creative director, managed to leave such a strong mark of his own. He notches another historic milestone this fall, when he becomes the first designer to exhibit at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent in Paris with a show of his iconic black-and-white studio portraits of musicians produced over the past fifteen years. Slimane, who now works out of his Los Angeles studio rather than the house’s Parisian headquarters, has always had a driving passion for rock-and-roll, especially the vibrant scenes of London and Southern California, are documented in his richly introspective images, which capture both young upstarts and luminaries such as Keith Richards, Amy Winehouse, and Lou Reed, who adorns the poster with an expression both timeworn and timeless. An accompanying video installation, which contrasts Slimane’s British work from 2004 to 2007 with his time on the West Coast since, will bridge the divide between generations, much as the designer does himself in his day job.
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Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone and, with it, another party to celebrate our latest issue, this time our lucky thirteenth with a glowing Andreea Diaconu on the cover shot by Jeff Burton. We toasted the last night of the week with many of our closest friends, who gathered together on a crisp evening for drinks and dinner at Acme before an all-night dance party downstairs with music by Leslie Kirchhoff. Guests compared their G-Shock S Series watches courtesy of Casio over tacos and steak and got ready to blow off steam as another fashion week came to an end. David Beckham, Joe Jonas, Tao Okamoto, Elin Kling, Josephine Skriver, Phillip Lim, Anja Rubik, Constance Jablonski, and Richard Chai were among the many revelers who helped us close out the old season and welcome in the new one.
“When I said one memory was ‘pencils,’ he had his finger pointed to the ceiling with his eyes and said, ‘Aha! Cedar wood!’ and knew which compounds would achieve this.”
Archie Moore—an Aboriginal, multidisciplinary artist based in Queensland, Australia—is recounting his meetings with Jonathon Midgley of Damask Perfumery, a stranger-turned-collaborator and epicurean of smells. Moore describes Midgley as wizard-like in his olfactory observations, a man who could sniff one’s ‘stuff’ (concepts, memories) and translate them into something fantastically ephemeral: precise and complex aromas that climb up one’s nostrils and move around the brain, somewhere near the limbic system. As the two worked together, Midgley talked like a winemaker: he spoke of base and high notes and detected hints of cherry.
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