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The Goon Sax: Up To Anything

 

 

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“Louis Forster, James Harrison and Riley Jones are all 17-18 years old. They make pop music. They have refined tastes – they love the Pastels, Talking Heads, Galaxie 500, Bob Dylan and Arthur Russell. On Up To Anything they pull off the almost impossible, capturing the awkwardness, self-doubt and visceral excitement of teenage life, while still in the thick of actually living it.”

 

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“Goon Sax songs are both immediately charming and deceptively deep – Sweaty Hands examines a point in a relationship where you’re seen at your worst, while Telephone addresses the heartbreaking realisation that nothing you offer your crush is enough.”

 

 

CHAPTER MUSIC
P.O. Box 247
Northcote Vic
Australia 3070
www.chaptermusic.com

sawa takai: F/W 15

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Sawa Takai’s design is heavily influenced by menswear, stemming from her work experience with Engineered Garments in New York and guiliano-Fujiwara in Milan.

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Bio: Takai was born in Gifu, Japan in 1987. At the age of 15, she moved to the United States to attend international boarding schools. For university, she was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York to pursue design. While at FIT, Takai participated in the Fashion Fashion Show – the annual competition between FIT and Parson design students – where she wont the Best Designer Award. She then took a year to study abroad at the Politecnico di Milano before returning to New York to graduate in 2010.

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Katy Shayne: Bekah, Alanna and Shari

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I shot these document tiny moments on a recent beach tripe to South Padre Island.

Everything is so tiny at the beach, if you look. – Katy Shayne

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Small movements and small shadows cast by a harsh Texas sun. I dug my hands in the sand and I do not think I had ever felt so small myself, with my cheek smashed against the crystal-like grains and my eyes at sea level.

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I saw something this trip as I lay on my back with a glass sky blanketing and shining and swallowing light. I saw myself and through myself.

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for Modern Monde

MIAHATAMI: F/W 15

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The first collection signed by Narguess Hatami reveals the “signs” of an unmistakable and total Western contemporaneity: in the design logics which define it, in the cuts and shapes of the looks, in the material processings which start from sophisticated textures often expressing hi-tech declinations, well-balanced in every single part of the collection. Without any doubt its soul can be defined as fully actual chic. The designer—while avoiding the minimal concession to ethnic, thanks to a really careful, neat and original interpretation process—shows a true and deep love for that extraordinary culture of her homeland Persia. The inspiration source is offered in a particular way by architectures, decor, colors, geometrical elements as well as by the enchanting splendor of certain historical buildings. All that lives and vibrates in the sixties collection looks with its complementary accessories.

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MIAHATMIA, Narguess Hatami: A style project and its soul.

www.miahatami.com

Johann Bouché-Pillon

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We started the session with a few classic portraits, over which I layered, through double exposure, the preparatory notes of the shoot. Using the same technique, colorful monochromes taken from a screen flood the image with intense colours.

The second part is a spontaneous composition applied directly to the body of the model, mixing painted surfaces, informal-without any function, and various everyday products found in a supermarket.

One could see a subtle wink towards the Arte Povera movement or the principles of Marcel Duchamp – it is the promotion of certain attitudes and the action that take centre stage, more than the final result.

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Other graphic and yet common, banal elements are superposed over the primary image (error messages, loading bar) – appropriations of photographs form Hiroshi Sugimoto’s « On the beach $raquo; book.

It also represents a summer’s tale, cliches that seem to be coming out of Jodorowski’s El Topo or a spaghetti western, finally just another way to pass the time one scorching Paris afternoon.

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Wordsmiths United: Pacific

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The concept for Pacific was initially prompted by a 1970s electronic record of the same name, which then evolved into a meditation on identity.  Pacific is an exploration of how sound and tone can evoke colour and form, and how these elements work in tandem to simultaneously construct and reflect culture and character.

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The Pacific is the largest oceanic division, a representation of the geographical and mythological lines that come to craft islands and identities.  Borders can shape a hero’s refuge or desolation; desert or oasis; utopia or dystopia.  Pacific is an articulation of the physical and metaphysical borders that fashion each of our personal islands.

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Art Direction: Jasco Chan / Roy Ortizo
Photography: Anna-Marie Cheung
Stylist: Roy Ortizo
Model: Maxwell

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