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.
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.
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.
Swedish fashion designer Johan Lindeberg launched denim brand BLK DNM after settling in New York City in 2011. With over 5 years experience at Diesel and his own namesake label J. Lindeberg since 1996, Lindeberg has built a ferm connection with the denim industry. In a quest for a way to reflect his personal intuition, taste and lifestyle, denim label BLK DNM was born.
Dutch conceptual fashion designer Corné Gabriels recently released his butterfly bow tie collection. Together with typographic designer Janno Hahn, who typically uses butterflies in his work, and photographer/video maker Claudia Crobatia and dancer Duarte Fernandes, he created a poetic representation of the butterfly bow tie and the story of a man who finds his own identity. Watch the video below.