Fashion

MAX.TAN SS15 explores infinity with geometric shapes

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‘Serious but never severe, minimal but never simple, fragile but never weak.’ This is what describes the MAX.TAN design language. The Singapore based brand creates androgynous and innovative designs with a geometric style, which have resulted out of experimentation with alternative ways of tailoring and draping techniques.

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Fashion

Let Vanessa Matic take you on a summery journey with this poem

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Painting by Sis Josip

Vanessa Matic blends poetry and short story in this piece entitled ‘The Creation of Adam’. Let yourself be carried away by our beloved wordsmith’s summery journey after the break.

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Art, Technology

‘Face To Face’ offers an insight into Anthony McCall’s installations

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Anthony McCall (London, 1946), one of the most important representatives of the avant-garde movement in the visual arts and cinema of the 70s, is currently exhibiting his Solid Light Films and Other Works in EYE Amsterdam – as we wrote here. The exhibition can still be visited until 30th November, but those who are unable to make it to Amsterdam, can now order a book published by nai010 that explores McCall’s massive body of work. In his art, McCall investigates the most elementary parts of cinema: light and projection. Ever since the 1970s he has gathered a remarkable oeuvre consisting of drawings, performances, space filling light projections aka the ‘solid light films’. These sculptural installations are both breath-taking in beauty and simplicity. nai010 has now released a publication that features an interview with McCall by Maxa Zoller, an essay by Luke Smythe and a text written by McCall himself – all complemented with a wide array of original drawings that formed the basis for his artworks and pictures of the installations in museums.

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Fashion

Celebrate life with Rotterdam based sock label Effio

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Rotterdam based sock label Effio has just dropped its AW14 collection and it’s all about celebrating life. The brand draws its inspiration from Frater Venantius (aka Wim Sonneveld) who exactly 50 years ago sang: “Say yes to life, yes to life, or perhaps life might say no.” (or in Dutch: “Zeg maar ja tegen ‘t leven, ja tegen ’t leven. Anders zegt ‘r ‘t leven nog nee.”) This life philosophy has been translated by the sock designers to floral prints as part of the BLOOM series to say ‘live a colourful life’. Effio has also released a series of striped socks, called the NICETY series, to underline to enjoy life in all of its details. Finally there is the GLORIOUS series which pays homage to the ubiquitous but often hidden glamour of life.

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Fashion

Fashion photographer Quentin Saunier is a master at capturing the essence of female beauty

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French fashion photographer Quentin Saunier has the unique gift to register the core of female beauty. Having worked for American Apparel, several magazines and fashion labels, he says women excite him in an aesthetic way. His goal as a photographer is to reveal their bodies and coinciding sexiness. With a formal eduction in graphic design he studied the ‘image’ in various contexts. Photography just happened to fit him the best until now. View more of his fashion photography below and on his website & Instagram.

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