Fantich & Young, London based artist duo Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young, created a series of conceptual sculptures – “Apex Predator“, set to address parallels between social evolution and evolution in the natural world. The original Apex Predator—described as predators with no predators of their own, residing at the top of the food chain.
APEX PREDATOR |OXFORDS | SCULPTURE | 2010
APEX PREDATOR | WILD WEST | SCULPTURE | 2014
APEX PREDATOR | MARY JANE | SCULPTURE | 2014
APEX PREDATOR | EMPIRE | SCULPTURE | 2014
APEX PREDATOR | ALPHA TOTE | 2014
teeth, hair, bones
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Fantastic Man fall/winter 2014 editorial by Bruno Staub, styled by Julian Ganio.
Oscar de la Renta, one of the world-renowned fashion designer, also known as the Sultan of Suave has sadly passed away on Monday. Born in Dominican Republic, de la Renta studied painting in Spain and later joined Balenciaga and Lanvin in Paris. He went solo and launched in his own label in 1965. His elegant and feminine designs gained him a loyal and dedicated fan base, which through the years included everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Audrey Hepburn and Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as influential figures such as Betty Ford, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.
Here is a look back at the legendary designer’s incredible life and his most iconic designs.
“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.” – Oscar de la Renta
‘I Only Want You to Love me‘ , the first monograph from the brilliant fashion photographer Miles Aldridge. With a cinematic approach to fashion photography, Miles Aldridge creates singular scenes with psychologically complex characters in surreal and fantastic settings.
Miles Aldridge website:www.milesaldridge.com
Images courtesy of : www.milesaldridge.com
Granny Takes a Trip was the first psychedelic boutique in “Swinging London” in the 1960s.
The boutique was the brainchild of graphic designer Nigel Weymouth and his girlfriend Sheila Cohen – part time actress and fanatical collector of vintage clothing. In the summer of 1965, John Pearse, who had trained as a tailor on Savile Row, agreed to join them in the venture. Granny Takes a Trip opened it’s doors in December 1965 at 488 King’s Road, – an area known as World’s End in Chelsea.
The name of the boutique was giving away its policy – ‘Granny’ symbolized the influence of the past, and ‘Trip’ , a colourful world of bougeoing hippie movement and its drug of choice – LSD.
Initially the ambience was a mixture of New Orleans bordello and futuristic fantasy. Marbled patterns papered the walls, with rails carrying an assortment of brightly coloured clothes. Lace curtains draped the doorway of its single changeroom, and a beaded glass curtain hung over the entrance at the top of steps, which led on into the shop. In the back room, an Art DecoWurlitzer blasted out a selection of music.
The boutique clothed London’s fashionable young men and women, including many major rock performers. A constant stream of people visited the shop, especially on Saturdays during the weekly King’s Road Parade.
The facade of the boutique was an ever changing display of psychedelia, from Native American chiefs to the giant pop-art face of Jean Harlow and a car driving out of the window.