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Rock Punk Disco – Katsumi Watanabe

Fascinating photos by Tokyo street photographer Katsumi Watanabe, captured the rich subculture of the Shinjuku District.

Images from 1960s – 1980s including black and white photographs shot of underworld characters at night in dance and strip clubs in Shinjuku.

Katsumi Watanabe - Rock Punk Disco:

Japan [photo by: Katsumi Watanabe]

Watanabe Katsumi - Rock Punk Disco. Great new #photobook. Edition of 300 copies

Watanabe Katsumi - Rock Punk Disco. Great new #photobook. Edition of 300 copies

 

 

 

R.I.P. Oscar de la Renta

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

1956

For Balenciaga

Jackie Kenneday in Oscar de la Renta

With his first wife, Françoise de Langlade

1967

1969

Penelope Tree, 1970

Jean Shrimpton for Oscar de la Renta 1970

Jerry Hall in Oscar de la Renta, 1980

1982

with Audrey Hepburn, 1989

Linda Evangelista 1991

1991

Oscar De La Renta for Balmain 1994

Oscar de la Renta for Balmain couture, 1995

1995

1999

Spring 2001

2005

Fall 2006

2006

Agyness Deyn in Oscan de la Renta 2007

2008

Doutzen Kroes in Oscar de la Renta by Patrick Demarchelier for the Vogue Dec 2009.

2010

Fall 2010

Kate Moss in Oscar de la Renta by Mario Testino for Vogue Aug 2011.

2012

SS 2012

Couture 2013

Catherine McNeil in Oscar de la Renta by Mario Testino for Vogue Sept 2013.

2014

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta for Met Gala 2014

Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

At his final catwalk show s/s 2015 Oscar de la Renta collection

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall, Hollywood film noir legend and style icon, has  passed away at the age of 89.

As Irene Jansen in Dark Passage 1947

As Marie ‘Slim’ Browning in To Have or Have Not, 1942

With husband Humphrey Bogart on set for The African Queen, 1951

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I Only Want You to Love Me

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

 

70’s Flashback

Big hair, prints, platform shoes and layers.  Love the 70’s look of this editorial by Andrea Spotorno for the issue #27 of Double Magazine, staring Betty Adewole, George Koh and Kyle Forde.  Styled by Poppy Kain

 

All images from Bird Production 

 

Going undergound with Bob Mazzer

Every day, I travelled to Kings Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt the tube was mine and I was there to take pictures.” – Bob Mazzer.

While working as film projectionist in a porn cinema in the 80s, Bob Mazzer began photographing on the tube during his daily commute, documenting the individuals and events he witnessed on the the London Underground.

The punk, the patriot; the beauty, the beast, the drunk and the mischief. Mazzer’s photos captured some of the most influential subcultures to ever emerge from London in the 70s and 80s.

‘Bob Mazzer – Underground’ will be on show in Howard Griffin Gallery from 12 June – 13 July 2014.