Monday, 09 December 2013
MUTATE AW13 / DIEGO ZÚÑIGA
[ M U T A T E . AW13 ]
The homonymous firm of the Mexican designer returns this Fall/Winter 2013 with MUTATE. The starting point is the beetle, an insect that throughout history has been an inspiration for industrial design, architecture and the military world. With eight all-black looks, MUTATE is characterized by oversize pieces, tailored quality and sporty touches. It surprises us with dynamic and original cuts, mesh details, and for the first time in the brand’s history there is a couple of functional accessories (cap and backpack) to create an outfit that reflects the concept perfectly. The collection? Wide-cut blazers with relaxed lapels, sweaters with wide sleeves, pants with big cargo-like pockets, and short wide pants. The textures reflect inspiration and are mixed with the designer’s characteristic black-over-black detail. The fortress, intellect, routine, and strength of the contemporary man is what emerges from this proposal from Zúñiga.
Make up:Ossiel Ramos
Model: Model: Frederik Tölke @ BANG! MANAGEMENT
Shoes: @ Feminine and Masculine
Friday, 10 May 2013
"Watch the world change over the course of nearly three decades of satellite photography"
Wednesday, 03 April 2013
CHINATOWN DREAM - CHIEF MISHA SUKYAS FOR STUSSY
Thursday, 28 February 2013
LIZ GOLDWYN AS 'CEO of HTML' ANNOUNCES VIKTOR & ROLF'S - THE WORLD ROUND WEB
Great to see my good friend Liz Goldwyn as "CEO OF HTML" in this peice by @lernert_sander for Viktor & Rolf's new website. You can read more about the project here on DAZED and follow Liz on twitter at @Goldilockslg.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
GHOST NEBULA @presentfuture_
Friday, 25 January 2013
BENJAMIN SEROUSSI'S NEW FILM FOR ANNA RIVKA 2013
My good friend and colleague in Paris Benjamin Seroussi (who originally introduced Diane and I several years ago) has recently completed a beautiful new film for his wife Rivka's chic Paris based jewellery brand Anna Rivka. I was very impressed by this film which seems like a progression of Benjamin's work, with a great combination of style, motion, color as well as a great sounds track. The film was produced by Eric Buisson, shot by Martin De Chabaneix, and choreography by Ben's often collaborators I Could Never Be A Dancer. Enjoy.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
VISIT TO MOGA E MAGO ATELIER AND POSSESSION FILM PREMIERE THURSDAY IN BERLIN
Yesterday I had a quick visit to Elisa and Toby of MOGA E MAGO atelier, which I haven't had the opportunity to check out since I have been back in Berlin. They have been crazy busy getting ready for the premiere of their new fashion film, POSSESSION which will take place here in Berlin on Thursday, directed by Berlin director Ralf Schmerberg.
MOGA E MAGO SS13
The new collection is great and has developed beyond fine hand made accessories to include several garments this season. Below I have posted some images from the Dec issue of L'Officiel which features some MOGA E MAGO pieces. See you at the screening.
EDITORIAL IMAGES OF MOGA E MAGO IN DEC 2012 EDITION OF L'OFFICIEL
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012
CUTTERS EDITORIAL OPENS OFFICE IN TOKYO, JAPAN
Cutters Editorial, which is one of the the longest standing commercial and film editorial house in the United States, has opened its newest offices in Tokyo, Japan. In 2007, I was introduced to Cutters in Los Angeles, by my then producer Maki Osada, of Radiant Pictures. I was working on a job for a Japanese client which we shot in LA and worked with then Cutters editor Nadia Hennrich, who year later would go on to edit SKATEISTAN and among many other projects, and win Berlin Film Festival Peace Prize for her work. At this time, I also introduced to Ryan Mcguire and Aki Mizutani, who where starting their careers as young editors in the company.
I remember talking with Ryan one night (who like me had spent many years in Japan and was fluent in Japanese) about why he didn't open a branch of Cutters in Japan, to which he explained that he would love to do that but it would take time and something that was a long term plan of his.
In the years since, Ryan, Aki and Cutters were to be very support of my career and helped with several of my films and over all advice and guidance over the years. Ryan grew up in the commercial editing business and has a great sense for what people in that world want to see and hear. Though I have not always been willing or wanting to take his advice, I have always respected it and valued his option, though often differs from my own. Cutters was an associate producer and helpful in the finishing of my 2008 fashion film, Vox Humana.
I am so happy for and proud of Ryan and all the hard work that he has put in to making Cutters Tokyo a reality. The building, which is located centrally in Ebisu, looks like a diamond in the rough. Ryan's idea was to bring a bit of US approach to Japanese commercial and film editing industry, as he has created a niche in that market for a style which seems not to have existed before. You can read more on the new office, Cutters Tokyo, and their methodology here and here.
Aki as you will might remember was just nominated for an Academy Award for short films she cut early last year and she and Ryan were just married in Tokyo in October. Aki and I are in the process planning a remix project of some of my films which I will tell you more about soon.
Congratulations, Ryan, Aki, Timo (Cutters Tokyo executive producer) and Cutters USA, on the new space and much success in the future. Thank you for all of your support over the years.
Below you can see some pictures of the space; grading and editing suites, client area, and roof terrace. Looks great.CUTTERS EDITORIAL TOKYO, JAPAN
3-7-14 Ebisu Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0013 (map)
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
BACK IN LA, THE OINKSTER, AND MORE
I just arrived back in LA on Sunday night after 3 amazing months in Mexico City. Somehow its always quite complicated to come back to this city which I spent a great deal of time in my life on and off for the past 15 years but have never considered my home. Not the easiest place in the world to just "pop into" for a couple of days without a car and all the other staples of LA life. I will be here for the next couple of days catch up with old friends and having a couple of meetings. Then head to visit my Mom and sister in San Diego and spend some time swimming in the ocean. I cant wait.
Yesterday I had lunch (a delicious burger) at my good friend Frederick Guerrero restaurant The Oinkster. Fred's father Andre Guerrero, who is considered one of the tops chiefs in LA, created The Oinkster for his two sons Fred and Max, and since its opening in 2006 it has become one of the West Coast newest in a long line of legendary burger joints. Housed in a 1950s A Frame structure, the restaurant servers up gourmet American fair from burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, pastrami and rotisserie chicken among other classic American favorites on the menu. In 2010 the restaurant was rated as one of the top 10 restaurants in America by Yelp.
Fred and his brothers young entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ideas such as "burger week" combined with chief Guerrero's incredible food sense has made The Oinkster into a southern california food phenomenon.
The the past three months, since I was in Mexico, The Oinkster was renovated and it looks great, please see pics below. If you are here in the LA area, check out The Oinkster as well as the Guerrero's other most recent LA success, their Italian restaurant MAXIMILIANO in Highland Park, which you might remember that I reported on the opening of last Oct.
Friday, 22 June 2012
VISUAL VORTEX - 062212