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
Saturday, 26 January 2013
SERVOMUTO at Pitti Immagine Uomo 2013
Saturday, 31 March 2012
DIEGO ZÚÑIGA SLIM FIT DRESS SHIRTS
The mexican menswear designer Diego Zuñiga presents us his latest commercial collection with scope to several types of market. This line of slim fit dress shirts are available at:
MakeUp/ CLAUDIA GAMIÑO MAKE UP
HairStyle/ Gamaliels Mata
Models/ Erick Martínez & Diego González @ Highlight Mgmt
Thursday, 31 March 2011
When Too Much is Just Enough: Meditations on More Is More Interiors by Tamara Cincik.
Please click here to read all about it:-
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Skylar Pittman reports on "A Private Paris Collection" at Wright Auction House
The Chicago-based Wright Auction house, known for its premier taste in art and design, opens up bidding for its current show, A Private Paris Collection, tomorrow. The collection, which has been transplanted from its Parisian home in Saint Germain Des Pres, is a brilliantly curated assemblage of 20th century design and contemporary art.
Richard Wright, owner and CEO, and Michael Jefferson, senior specialist, gave us some insight about Wright Auction house and the current collection.
ASVOF: The auction opens on the 24th, can you tell me a little bit about how you began preparing for this auction? How did you arrive at this particular auction project?
RICHARD WRIGHT: Building an auction always involves quite a bit of strategic planning, vision and a bit of luck. We curate our sales and seek out property that fits our current interests, but we are always on the lookout for elegant, cohesive collections that are fresh to the market; the Parisian collection was such a sale. This sale comes from the private collection of a single consignor. This collector has taste and vision that we identified with immediately and we very quickly greenlighted the sale.
MICHAEL JEFFERSON: We arrived at this auction project in a similar way we do all of our auctions, that is by having our eyes and ears wide open and being open to creative projects that exist out there. With the auction Living Contemporary: A private Paris Collection, I had a strong contact with an advisor in Paris who introduced me to the idea of selling an entire interior which includes contemporary artworks and the furnishings that surround those artworks. Our ability to be nimble and to immediately hit the ground running with such a collection is the key to our brand and our approach in the market.
ASVOF: What does it mean for Wright Auction House to realize an auction project?
RICHARD WRIGHT: The collection has a strong presence and great existing photographs of the original interior installation - these drove the design direction of the print catalog. We added studio shots that further defined the scale of the work and followed the natural cues of the material in our color palette choices.
MICHAEL JEFFERSON: In envisioning future projects, we have shifted lately to specific themes in addition to our curated and vetted sales that are a survey of 20th century design. For instance, this season we celebrated the work of Charles and Ray Eames in a stand-alone catalog and had a strong auction focusing on Scandinavian Design. Both auctions were met with critical and financial success. We continue to be quite open to and aware of changes in the market and we simultaneously meet and direct market demands.
ASVOF: I'm especially interested in Wright Auction House's unique approach to auctioneering. How are objects are curated for each collection?
RICHARD WRIGHT: Our cataloging and presentation have always defined our brand. Our central concerns are to communicate the possibilities of how design and art can complement each other. It has served us well in the past and is all the more important in the tight market conditions of the past year.
MICHAEL JEFFERSON: In terms of curation, we absolutely make decisions through an aesthetic point of view, coupled with a direct knowledge of the market. As tastemakers, we are often introducing new styles, designers and concepts of collecting to the market and for this to be successful, we have to present the works in a proper context. Our catalogs serve as that creative tool that reinforces our aesthetic choices and makes possible the thoughtful discovery of art and objects by our clients. It is an absolutely unique approach to the market.
ASVOF: I know that you put a strong emphasis on color in your design strategy. Can you tell me about the focus on color in your auctions?
MICHAEL JEFFERSON: Color is a subjective concern, but we do emphasize and highlight color when appropriate. For instance, in Living Contemporary, color was a central theme with which to conceive the catalog and the collection. A unique palette of grey to blue, silver to green and white helps to harmonize each work, art or design, into a thoughtful ensemble. Material choices, too, dictate both our approach to the collection as well as the owner’s. One finds a spectrum of stone, metal, glass, and fabric in both the art and the objects that is seductive and makes the collection feel grounded and principled.
ASVOF: Are there any notable pieces included in "A Private Paris Collection" that you'd like to point out to our readers?
RICHARD WRIGHT: As far as sales highlights, the Aya Takano is one of the artist's masterpieces. It is the most significant work by this artist ever to be offered at auction. My personal favorite is the Tatiana Trouve sculpture - a dark rock with attached locks; the sculpture hints at the deeper mysteries of nature and sits as a powerful object in the room.
MICHAEL JEFFERSON: Noteworthy in this auction are two works by the French artist Xavier Veilhan, whose work is represented by a mysterious black mobile and a life-size statue in wood. In addition, three representative works from Aya Takano highlight the international scope and range of the collector.
Aya Takano at Wright Auction House
A Private Paris Collection opens for auction on June 24th
Saturday, 10 January 2009
EGR REPORT FROM MEX CITY
CHIC BY ACCIDENT BY EMMANUEL PICAULT
Sunday, 05 October 2008
More from the FLASH Cream Tea at Colette - WIll Broom & Wedgwood
Dear Shaded Viewers,
More from the FLASH Cream tea party at Colette.
scroll back for the full story on the Flash Collaboration
Saturday, 04 October 2008
FLASH CREAM TEA AT colette
Dear Shaded Viewers,
I was invited to the launch of Flash Cream Tea at the Water Bar of Colette. Flash is the 2nd temporary restaurant of Bistrotheque and is set to open as part of the GSK Contemporary exhibition of multidisciplinary, cutting -edge contemporary art running from November 1st to January 18th at the Royal Academy of Arts, 6, Burlington Gardens and features the exclusive collaboration between Will Broome and Wedgwood.
"When thinking about the perfect china for FLASH the first name to pop into my heads was, of course, Wedgwood. I then hooked them up with one of the boldest illustrators around, Will Broome, and the end result is this very exciting collaboration."
Pablo Flack, Co-Owner Bistrotheque/FLASH
FLASH is the new temporary restaurant from London's Bistrotheque.
The Will Broome and Wedgwood China is available to purchase from today, exclusively from colette.
Wedgwood has long been know for the important work of uniting industry with art.
Pam Hogg, Carson and Gareth Pugh