Giuseppe PENONE, a leading figure of the Arte Povera movement, is the sixtieth artist invited to host at the Palace of Versailles. For the Italian artist to be presented in these majestic gardens is as much a challenge as it is a tribute: while some of his predecessors responded to the gilding with exuberance, Penone instead prefers to remain attached to purity and nature in his anti-bling works par excellence.
Archive for July, 2013
After launching her first ready-to-wear collection in Paris in 2011, Cecilia Ma decided to venture into the world of fashion jewellery in July 2012.
Catherine Wales initially began her career cutting designs in masculine fashion. After having worked on the renowned ‘slim’ silhouette at Yves Saint Laurent with Hedi Slimane (Autumn/Winter 2000), she then joined Jean-Charles de Castelbajac before later collaborating with Gap.
Fun, colourful and chic without being flashy… These are the elements at the heart of the capsule collection by Mary Katzantrou for Repetto, now on sale at Colette Paris.
Installed at Galerie de Montpensier for the last 3 years, designer Sophie Hong is known for her research in silk by inventing a process that gives the material a glossy, leather appearance.
Created in July 2011, Kika Mishto is the jewellery brainchild of French designer, Rebecca Richard.
The Who’s Next trade show took place in Paris from 6th-9th July under the theme, Mexico. A major event in the fashion world calendar, the salon sets the timeless benchmarks of the generation for the coming year, as with the trends they propose in their catwalk show. Paying homage to the artist Frida Kahlo, exhibitors and visitors alike were transported to the heart of Mexicana in a collision of Latino culture; from the Chicanos of West Side Story to the senoritas in Santa Fe, distorted under a steampunk twist with skulls and vanities.
A stone’s throw away from the main streets of luxury, (Avenue Montaigne and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré) sits the gardens of the Palais Royal, housing some of the most clandestine addresses in Paris. With shops on a scale from refined luxe to edgy fashion, we went to take a look at the decorative shop windows in the area.
KURO is the Japanese brand that, having begun in the Spring/Summer season in 2010, has grown to become one of the most celebrated denim brands in Japan.
La Loi is the brand created by Kate Law (hence the name of the company) with a collection of leggings for children. The designer has a strong background in editorial design having previously been the Art Director for i-D magazine, and has since worked with Vogue and Elle UK.