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Anne Sofie Madsen F/W14

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New York, NY  April 4, 2014

Anne Sofie Madsen is, first and foremost, an artist and her artistic designs are becoming the leading story from Copenhagen’s blossoming fashion community. In addition to being a designer, she has a full and flourishing career as an illustrator. She contributed her haunting gothic drawings, many of which incorporated images from fashion photography, into 11 published graphic novels and books for young adults, as well as countless fashion editorials.

Her artistic aesthetic is intimately connected with her collections. Her clothes move on model’s bodies like dance costumes and hang like independent sculptures when left alone. Even her tailored silk t-shirts, printed with her distinctive illustrations, are full of dramatic narratives, colors, symbols, and expressive detail.

The collection is mainly inspired French artist Pierre Huyghe’s “A Journey That Wasn’t.” For this video installation, Huyghe takes the viewer on a journey into Antarctica where he searches for a rare albino penguin and then to Central Park in New York City. Both the Central Park production and film recount and re-create an adventure that took place earlier as Huyghe’s response global warming and melting of ice caps. Knowing these aspects of nature are endangered, Huyghe created newly undiscovered territories in Antarctica. Inspired by this work, I made mankind’s simultaneous destruction of nature and yearning for Utopia central to the collection and my technique. This collection is about wild nature and the fast mechanic pace of the city.”- ANNE SOFIE MADSEN

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Urbane Apparel

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New York, NY  April 1, 2014

Today more than ever, people are striving to find themselves and be unique.  In an effort to make room for new trends, the refinement that once existed has all but disappeared. Urbane Apparel, brings a modern twist to these classic styles so that today’s fashion-conscience man can add unique sophistication to any outfit.

Urbane Apparel specializes in men’s accessories, with pieces designed for everyday wear.

PHOTOS: Urbane Apparel

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Victoire de Castellane’s Precious Designs Become Sculpture at Gagosian

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New York, NY  April 1, 2014

Acclaimed in the world of haute joaillerie for her long-term collaborations with luxury houses such as Chanel and Christian Dior, Victoire de Castellane’s recent creations (from the series Fleurs d’excès and animalvegetablemineral) are now on view at the Gagosian gallery on Madison Avenue in New York City.Through her creations, de Castellane questions and challenges the etiquette of haute joaillerie, led by her own reflection upon “the modern paradox of wearable jewels that must be hidden from view when not in use.” Combining precious stones and semi-precious stones while praising fauna and flora, she plays with different styles that juxtapose rich, colorful baroque aesthetics with refined organic shapes. The uniqueness of the jewelry demonstrate a brash, fruitful, and passionate imagination.For this exhibition, de Castellane’s colorful creations were shown as tabletop sculptures, blurring the boundary between the jewelry and genuine sculptures. As the designer said in a statement, “My jewels are propositions… It speaks about concept and form as opposed to objective value. It becomes sculpture.”“Victoire de Castellane: Precious Objects” is now on view at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue, until April 5, 2014.CASTE-2010.0005-Opiom-Velourosa-PurpraCASTE-2010.0009-Cana-Bisextem-NowDECAS-2013.0015-Vitam-Industria-Abstract-Multi-Candy-earrings

LOOK BOOK: Skingraft Men F/W14

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New York, NY March 28, 2014

Skingraft designer Jonny Cota presented his Fall/Winter 2014 collection for the first time this season at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, in the new Pavilion venue. The show featured hair by Jon Reyman for AVEDA, make up by Sarah Lucero for STILA, nails by Patricia Yankee for Patricia Nail Lacquer, Styling by Masha Orlov, Music by Jonny Cota.

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LOOK BOOK: Skingraft Women F/W14

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New York, NY March 28, 2014

Skingraft designer Jonny Cota presented his Fall/Winter 2014 collection for the first time this season at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, in the new Pavilion venue. The show featured hair by Jon Reyman for AVEDA, make up by Sarah Lucero for STILA, nails by Patricia Yankee for Patricia Nail Lacquer, Styling by Masha Orlov, Music by Jonny Cota.

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