ART & DESIGN

Blair-Breitenstein

ARTIST TO WATCH – BLAIR BREITENSTEIN

MEET BB

It used to be editors and buyers only. Today, editors, buyers and illustrators own New York Fashion Week’s front rows. Armed with pen and paper our favorite talent, BB (pun intended), who has just moved to the Big Apple, is ready to capture fashion’s next big moments for eternity. Meet an exceptional illustrator, who is literally taking the image of high fashion to another level…

 

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SPOTLIGHT ON – RICHARD HAINES, ARTIST

HOW TO ESCAPE REALITY

Who would have thought that one of America’s most influential illustrators ever doubted his talent? His simple charcoal sketches of dudes with hats, or beards, fashionistas, and other odd birds are hyped since he started his second career in 2008 – his first was one as a fashion designer. Richard Haines worked for the biggest brands in the industry (think Calvin Klein or Bill Blass) before finally devoting his full energy to pen and paper. Today, he directs his artistic attention towards collaborations and projects with the New York Times, GQ, Mr Porter, J.Crew, Gap, Dries Van Noten or Prada. We have met the gifted artist and talked about insecurities, fatherhood and personal style…

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PHOTOGRAPHER TO WATCH – MICHAEL DUMLER

KEEP ON SHOOTING

Most men would kill for one glance through his lens. Fashion and street-style photographer Michael C. Dumler has seen the most beautiful women on this planet, worked with Helmut Lang, Barbara Bui, and AG Jeans, is regularly featured in publications such as GQ, and owns the streets of London, Paris, Milan and New York like no other. But there is more to it than meets the eye. We have talked to the model whisperer from California about what photography really is and learned why it saved his life…

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Thomas-Knights

PHOTOGRAPHER TO WATCH – THOMAS KNIGHTS

THE DARK SIDE OF IT

I am hugely influenced, or maybe obsessed, with death” says photographer, film maker and musician Thomas Knights. And his style is equally dark as his thoughts “…black. I wear the same every day – black jeans, a black t-shirt and black boots with a black biker jacket“. His creative output on the other hand is colorful and humorously twisted – oh, and his ginger hair adds some color too. We have met quite a character and talked about the future of photography, Instagram and the ginger male stereotype…

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FASHIONISTA TO WATCH – SEW SKETCHY

LIVING FOR FASHION

She was just featured as the first ever cartoon character to contribute to Harper’s Bazaar magazine. But she is much more than just a cool chick sketched with pen on paper. She is a person in her own right. She is a sassy, New Yorker Fashionista, who is obsessed with Bergdorfs, kale, rosé wine and cigarettes. And now, she is the first ever fashion cartoon, äh, fashionista, that has been interviewed…

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SPOTLIGHT ON – MICHELE BÖNAN, INTERIOR DESIGNER

ONE WHO INSPIRES US

It is fun to ask Michele Bönan about his favorite restaurant. His answer is quick like a shot and deadly as a bullet “Cipriani, of course! I’m designing all of them“. Any further questions? Well, yes, because the Cipriani gang is just the tip of his iceberg. The Italian architect and interior designer has been designing residences, hotels, private jets and yachts for the past three decades. What’s next? “Designing the ideal island for vacation“…

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Unskilled-Worker

ARTIST TO WATCH – UNSKILLED WORKER

ART IS A MIXTURE OF CONTROL AND ACCIDENT

When googling “Unskilled Worker” there is not much coming up. Well, a lot of translations, definitions and stuff, but nothing about the ghost who is breaking Instagram (180k) “I really didn’t expect to get so much interest in my work and then myself“. We have met the anonymous, self-taught artist, who is fashion’s new discovery…

 

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SPOTLIGHT ON – INDIA MAHDAVI, INTERIOR DESIGNER

A MULTICULTI AFFAIR

We have all seen her recent pale pink velvet stunt at Sketch restaurant in London. And are dreaming of playful and colorful pop art inspired interiors ever since. Iranian-born and Paris-based interior designer, architect, and scenographer India Mahdavi is mastering podlike seating, baroque mosaics and bronze-toned mirrors like no other. Although she initially wanted to create movies, not interiors…

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SPOTLIGHT ON – FRANCIS SULTANA, INTERIOR DESIGNER

THE MASTER AND HIS MUSES 

Gozo-born and London-based interior and furniture designer Francis Sultana designed his first sofa for Annie Lennox when he was only twenty-four years old. Being in his forties, he has moved on a great deal since then “I’m more interested now in the new wave of younger creative performers. Who will be asking me next?

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CJ-Hendry

ARTIST TO WATCH – CJ HENDRY

PEN ON PAPER

Art is such a weird and wonderful area of life and I am so fortunate to do what I do on a full time basis. This is going to sound strange but there is not one word or sentence that can describe the overwhelming feeling I have when I draw. It’s just what I was put on this earth to do…

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