Rei Kawakubo on her designs for Comme des Garçons. Image by Irving Penn, 1993
Spray-painted Gucci hand bag from the AW16 womenswear collection, created in collaboration with graffiti artist Trouble Andrew of the GucciGhost project.
Found @ dazed
Light, the second collection of Japanese fashion house Anrealage for Autumn – Winter ’15-16, by creative director Kunihiko Morinagathe. Check out the amazing catwalk video from Paris Fashion Week for some coat extravaganza and the special black fabric that made the printed textures only visible under ultraviolet lights. (source)
Ultra sickening club fashion by Swedish drag performers Duo-RAW
Ever heard of a religion of clothing? Well let us introduce you to Le Sap – The society for people of elegance and ambiance in the Congo and the inspiration of Italian photographer Daniele Tamagni’s book: The Gentlemen of Bakongo – The Importance of Being Elegant…
Self-confessed dandies, Le Sapeurs, have taken the genteel art of dressing to its illogical conclusion. This particular group of sapeurs enjoy a style whose roots lie in salons of Paris of the twenties but is accomplished in tones bright enough to make one’s eyes smart. Indeed, the aforementioned, Sapologists, knowingly juxtapose symbols of glut, more in common with a seventies black Chicago pimp, against their impoverished shanty towns with astounding aplomb- spending a lot more money on their clothing than on their homes.
“To go to Paris- the capital of fashion – is historically the dream of a Sapeur,” informs Tamagni. “ This is where they would all like to go one day. Some succeed in obtaining a visa but for others it remains an improbable ideal. Sapeurs all have the same dream: to go to Paris and return to Brazzaville as an aristocrat of ultimate elegance.”
“The white man might have invented clothes,” concludes Brazzaville Congolese musician King Kester Emeneya modestly. “But we have turned it into an art.”