Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Viviane Sassen




Photographs by Viviane Sassen from the book, In & Out of Fashion, 2012

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Outside

The Souzou exhibition showcasing outsider art from Japan is a bold but but inventive curation for the Wellcome Collection's Spring exhibition. On display are artworks by residents and attendees of social welfare institutions across the main island of Honshu, Japan. A few minutes passed and I became absorbed in the sculpture, painting, ceramics, textiles which are were display. I was forced to think about the artists' work environment and their work process. The manipulative attention to detail in some works contrasted nicely with the more fluid colour abstractions.

Toshiko Yamanishi's love letters to her mom were in the form of rainbow swirls. I liked the ceramic figures below by Shota Katsube because of the fucked up cardboard copy n paste aesthetic it shows.

Holla!





Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sunday

Catwalk (1994)

Monday, 14 January 2013

Book:Watanabe Katsumi - Gangs of Kabukicho







I love these boys and girls in sixties/seventies Japan. Katsumi Watanabe took these photographs in Shinjuku at night.. so inspiring!




Thursday, 3 January 2013

2 Films

                           Dolls (2002) by Takeshi Kitano. Yohji created a lot fo the costumes for this

                                                         Easily my favourite film of 2012!!!!



I'm pretty obsessed with anything outdoors / natural at the moment. These films which I recently saw for the first time evoke that great outdoors feeling though in very different settings.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Best Cover of 2012



Scarlett Johansson appeared on November's issue of V Magazine as Janet Leigh in Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho. It's by far my favourite cover of 2012! I can totally hear the screams, wet plastic and suspense music when looking at it!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Key Exhibition: Ivy Style at FIT Museum, New York







The small exhibition displays Ivy league clothing from the late 19th century until now proving that these garments are still an area of inspiration in menswear as references develop.. ie. Thom Browne's current A/W collection. The exhibition also recalls The Vintage Showroom book which was published a couple of months back.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Book: There's a Place In Hell For Me and my Friends











I came across Johannesburg-based photographer Pieter Hugo's new book 'There's A Place In Hell For Me and My Friends' whilst doing book research at the weekend. The book is a series of close-ups of the artist and his friends. The colour references he explores as well as the juxtaposition of materials such as metal and textiles give the images a rawness and a unique sense of energy. I really like what he's doing

Sean

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Sean McGirr in GQ Germany

Oversized Black Wool top and half shirt skirt from A/W 2012-13

Monday, 12 November 2012

Monday Inspiration: The Rise of Contemporary Geek Culture

Nick D'Aloisio

Gary Card

Nicholas Ghuesquire

Ryan Trecartin

After reading about the British 17 year old Nick DAloisio who created the app Summly, It made me think about this obsession we have with how we process information through screens and layered imagery and how this medium needs to be constantly changed. The application Summly lets you read snapshots of information, generally catering to an iphone screen size. Other amazing geek artists are set-designer Gary Card, Star Wars obsessive Nicholas Ghuesquire and filmmaker Ryan Trecartin.

Sean

London's Dream Archives










The London-based 'Vintage Showroom' houses a growing archive of vintage clothing and accessories.
I visited the showroom this week and was able to take photos as well as see their new publication. There are many inspiring menswear archive destinations in London. My favourite is the V&A's collection of old kimono prints

Sean

Monday, 5 November 2012

The Guayabera Shirt






Mexico's Guayabera shirt has distinct design details which have inspired cowboy shirts and rockabilly dress codes for years. An exhibition at Miami's History Museum, ' The Guayabera: A Shirt's Story' exhibition showcases the interesting Summer piece.

Miami Exhibition

Monday, 29 October 2012

Happy Halloween



The aim was to be a thom browne lego man.. legoman came through but no so much the thom browne silhouette.. which made me think, how unwearable must that A/W 2012 collection be!

                                                                       Sean

Friday, 26 October 2012

Perfect Snapshots: Philip Lorca DiCorcia




The lighting and material surfaces look so amazing in New York based photographer Philip Lorca DiCorcia's work. I first came across his work 2 years ago when he had a retrospective at Moma happening at the time. I continue to look at his work for colour inspiration