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Julia Kryshevich

Christmas & New Year Edition

Style Archetypes: What Your Outfit Says About You

Now that very few time has been left before the New Year, many of us would start reminiscing. About the things that have or haven’t happened over the past few months, the strangest ever. In the moments like these it’s all about going in search of some new ways of self-expression. Might as well be fashion? Some of us dress to impress, others prefer comfortable outfits or don’t care about clothing at all. Yet creating a look that will encompass one’s vision, inclinations, and principles is a far more complex task.

To harmonize our sense of self through other people’s prisms, we need to communicate it right. An insight into our psyche can be of use along the way, so let’s get into psychology.

Carl Jung believed the collective subconscious (a term of his invention) to be a reservoir for archetypes, which are archaic images ingrained in human nature. Those archetypes are usually embodied in the most common symbols of culture, such as pictures of the Sun, mother, father, anti-hero etc. Since Jung’s preliminary archetypal images look too abstract to be engaged in one’s look, let’s turn to the ideas of his followers, who despite not being psychiatrists, managed to point out exciting dynamics in people’s behavior and self-presentation strategies.

‘A Queen Within_ Adorned Archetypes’ at New Orleans Museum of Art. Photo by Seth Boonchai

In the award-winning book ‘The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes’ American author Carol Pearson together with her colleague, branding guru Margaret Mark describe 12 archeTYPEs that people tend to identify with. Sage, Innocent, Explorer, Ruler, Creator, Caregiver, Magician, Hero, Outlaw, Lover, Jester, and Regular Guy/Gal — each of them based on core human motivations such as desire for safety, domination, aggression or research interest. Each archetype has its own merits and demerits (to put in Jungian terms, persona and shadow aspect) and, ideally, seeks to build a life according to one’s attitudes. 

Knowing your motives and inclinations helps to release your inner potential and plan an effective life strategy. Here is to learn more about the typology, meanwhile we’re trying to select a perfect look for each archetype. Once you figure out your own one, join us on the journey!

‘A Queen Within_ Adorned Archetypes’ at New Orleans Museum of Art. Photo by Roman Alokhin

H E R O 

Fortune favors the bold 
Life orientation: Life is a struggle 

Description: Heroes are motivated to move forward no matter how hopeless the situation seems (for the assertive and energetic representatives of the archetype despair is never the case). Highly reluctant to any sort of emotional roller coasters or daydreaming, Heroes objectively access reality and, as a result, easily meet their goals. Within Hero rationale and logical approach amazingly combine with responsiveness and desire to help the weak. However, one doesn’t necessarily see their benevolence from the outside, so Heroes should try loosening their grip a bit to win over people, which they always strive to.

Fashion life hacks: Minimalist forms, straight lines, clear color palette (either dark or bright bold shades) will perfectly highlight the invincible nature of Hero. Focus on shoulders and waist plus minimum accessories are very much desired in the look. To enhance the effect try choosing regular (not worn) leather or other hard fabrics and pay attention to belligerent elements: e.g. metal buttons, buckles, weave, capes

Brands you may prefer: Balmain, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace 

Balmain Spring 2020 Ready-To-Wear. Photo_ Filippo Fior _

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2020 Couture. Photo_ Alessandro Lucioni _

Versace Spring 2020 Ready-To-Wear. Photo_ Alessandro Lucioni _

S A G E 

I know that I know nothing 
Life orientation: Life is a path to knowledge 

Description: Probably the wisest of the archetypes, Sages enjoy great cognitive abilities and big creative potential. However, they would unlikely boast of their giftedness: a bit shy and reserved, they don’t seek to take center stage, rather observing the vanity of this world from the outside. Intuition, judgement, and intelligence are definitely the strong points of Sage, which can’t be said about leadership and interpersonal skills. The best compliment for Sage will be acceptance of his/her competence in a field. Well, they are perfectly aware of their own talent, even if they try to deny it. 

Fashion life hacks: Sages are indifferent to any kind of decoration. Turbulent emotions are not their thing, so they do not seek to express any sensations through their outfits. If you are a Sage, take a closer look at simple garments in muted tones like those of sea, sand, stone, and black, of course. Minimum ornaments, accessories, and other details are required. Neither do you need any strong makeup or big hair. It’s the ‘the less is more’ principle that your daily fashion routine might be guided by. However, if you don’t enjoy dressing up that ascetic, feel free to make your look a bit more complicated by choosing intricate cuts and adding careful prints.  

Brands you may prefer: Yohji Yamamoto, Maison Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2020 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Photo_ Photo_ Filippo Fior _ Gorunway

Yohji Yamamoto Spring 2021 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Photo_ Alessandro Lucioni _

Maison Margiela Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Photo_ Alessandro Lucioni _ Gorunway

R E G U L A R   G U Y / G A L

We’re better together 
Life orientation: Life is socializing  

Description: Regular Guy/Gal is type of a person who will find someone to chat with in the middle of a desert. Yet it might be hard for Regular to survive in a tacit community. This archetype finds social links, involvement, and team activities most crucial in life, thus, (s)he is ready to pay a high price for the sense of belonging. The flip side of the coin is Regular’s predisposition to conformism. Why raise a question if everyone is ok with the way things are going? Having dozens of friends and the entire world among his acquaintances, Regular Guy/Gal spends his/her life in the search for harmony and social equity and doesn’t forget to enjoy every single day of it. 

Fashion life hacks: Feeling comfortable, that’s what Regular seeks through life, in communication as well as in clothes. The ideal outfit for the archetype is simple but no way ascetic. On the contrary, Regular wants to look like one of the guys, which unlikely matches a total black costume or a buttoned-up jacket. Denim garments, sneakers, sportswear, anoraks, polo, and a total must have, plaid shirts should always be there in the Regular’s closet. As for the colour palette, it shouldn’t be too monochrome, dark or bright, but rather natural. Nice, elegant accessories like watches, bracelets, necklaces will focus the joie de vivre of the archetype. 

Brands you may prefer: Lacoste, Burberry, Paul & Joe 

Burberry Fall 2020 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Photo_ Alessandro Lucioni _

Lacoste Fall 2020 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Photo_ Filippo Fior _

Paul _ Joe Fall 2020 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Courtesy of Paul _ Joe

J E S T E R 

If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution
Life orientation: Life is nothing without a good joke 

Description: Someone called Jester the Sage’s brother, and that’s not far from the truth. Perceptive and smart, Jesters know how to turn the most awkward aspects of reality into a joke. Most likely deep down, they don’t find the world that amusing and cheerful, but just like Hero this archetype won’t give up easily succumbing to despair. Jester’s weapon is humor that usually borders on satire. His/her jokes always hit the point, though Jester’s careless approach never seems to promise that. 100 % extroverts, Jesters enjoy meeting new people and discovering the unknown. Surely, they know the influence they have on their circle and explicitly savor it. 

Fashion life hacks: Recognized yourself in the archetype? Then stick to the golden rule: never get dressed too seriously. Let your look communicate your witty approach and give people vigor and positivity. In fact, it can be any unconventional pattern, irregular cuts, and funny accessories. Rich colors are most welcome. Please be careful with brands logos, so that they don’t overshadow your bright personality. Actually, if it’s a joke, why not… 

Brands you may prefer: Moschino, Viktor & Rolf, Comme des Garçons 

Comme des Garçons Fall 2016 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Photo_ Yannis Vlamos _ Indigital

Viktor _ Rolf Spring 2019 Couture. Photo_ Alessandro Viero _

MOSCHINO Spring 2020 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Photo_ Alessandro Lucioni _

L O V E R 

Beauty will save the world 
Life orientation: Life is about falling in love 

Description: Feeling and seeing beauty, that’s what Lover is virtuoso in. Another name for the archetype is Aesthete, and that’s absolutely justified. Living one’s emotions and sensations, Lover has a flair for color, sound, smell, and grace. Lovers admire art and might be artistic themselves, which leaves no one cold. Exuding endless charm, this archetype seeks falling in love again and again, primarily, with life itself. Sociable and open-hearted, Lovers seem to know best what harmony is. 

Fashion life hacks: To express the tender and sensible character of Lover, it’s better to avoid rigid forms, rather choosing curve-hugging, flowing garments. Thin belts, V-necks, and exquisite ornaments will emphasize the ethereal and seductive nature of the archetype. As for the fabrics, take special note of silk, lace, translucent pliable materials. The colour palette can be different, however, bear in mind that intense shades detract from details. So, if you feel like making people admire your floral pattern or careful embroidery, opt for softer hues like rose, caramel, light blue, or lavender

Brands you may prefer: Lanvin, Blumarine, Elisabetta Franchi 

Blumarine Spring 2020 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Photo_ Salvatore Dragone _

Elisabetta Franchi Spring 2020 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Photo_ Salvatore Dragone _ Courtesy of Elisabetta Franchi

Lanvin Spring 2020 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Photo_ Filippo Fior _

Cover photo: Christian Dior, by Raf Simons, Summer 2013 Couture, Paris. Photo: Chris Moore / Karl Prouse

Art Digest: December 21—27

By /ART/, /BLOG/, /NEWS/

Julia Kryshevich

Art Digest (December 14—20)

Meet the last Art Digest for this year. Yes, sounds incredible, but next week will partially seize 2021. Traditionally leaving all difficulties and sorrows in the old year, let’s open ourselves to new experience — hopefully, it won’t knock us down in a blink (almost joking). And Merry Christmas to all! Joyful occasions leave behind good memories, so let’s celebrate. 

P H O T O G R A P H Y 

Discover ASAKUSA: photographs of Japanese tattoo artist’s works by Ronin de Goede

Horikazu from Tokyo Asakusa is considered a prolific horishi. If you didn’t get half of the sentence, here is a brief explanation.

Horikazu was a traditional tattoo master, who was active for 40 years of his life, which is enough to call oneself a professional carver or horishi. Starting off as an assistant of a grand tattoo master in Tokyo, Asakusa, he finally settled down in the district to found his own practice later. By the way, Asakusa is a low-city Tokyo location rich with ancient heritage, street culture spirit, and handicraft shops, just perfect for an artist working with his heart and hands.

So where was I? Ah, yes, Horikazu himself died in 2011, bequeathing the tattoo business to his son, Horikazuwaka. Meanwhile the most engaged photographers have come up with some photo series of Horikazu artistic heritage captured. It’s the Dutch photographer Ronin de Goede who has recently released a new chronicle of the master’s work. The ASAKUSA diary of some black and white images by de Goede exposes intimate tattoo sessions that Horikazu provided for his clients, oftentimes members of Yakuza gangs. While Yakuza is internationally recognized as a Mafia-like criminal organization, the status of tattoo in Japan has become more legal, but it remains a tabooed subject for the local society. That controversy certainly makes Ronin de Goede photographic archive alluring to explore and marvel at

F A S H I O N 

Bridal and ready-to-wear: meet new collection by Vera Wang 

Lightness of being, which is perfectly bearable, or a moveable feast…Vera Wang’s Spring 2021 Ready-To-Wear Collection breaks expectations of what a bridal gown should look like. With different parts of their bodies exposed and wrapped in multi layers, mannequins from the designer’s new collection feature black and white, minimalist and puffy, but invariably stylish garments. Within Spring 2021 Ready-To-Wear the brand took a chance to demonstrate all kinds of tailoring and embellishments its seamstresses are capable of. And beyond that, the collection turned out reflective, referring to different parts of Vera Wang’s personality, such as her ballet and figure skating background (e.g. bodysuits, leggings). 

Who doesn’t know Vera Wang. Born to a Chinese couple in the US in 1949, Wang (Wáng Wēiwēi, in Mandarin) prepared to be an ice skater. Taking part in national competitions and even starring for Sports Illustrated at the age of 19, she sought to enter the U.S. Olympic figure skating team. However, when the plan failed, Vera Wang decided to quit from sports, but didn’t say goodbye to grace. She obtained her Arts major at Sarah Lawrence College (Paris) and took the Senior Fashion Editor’s seat in Vogue for 17 years in a row. Sounds like a great career story, yet the real action started, when Wang switched from writing to making, opening her own bridal salon in New York in 1990. Since then, Vera Wang’s label has been winning over the hearts of fashion-conscious brides all over the world. 

‘Because I didn’t know anything about bridal fashion, so to speak, I think I was freer’ reflects Wang of her start in the field. Exploring her collections today, you can still feel the couturier’s easy touch and wish to experiment like a few decades back.

A R T 

Forbidden City’s Palace Museum to host a new exhibition by Cai Guo-Qiang

Artist Cai Guo-Qiang has recently returned to his native China after a long stint in the US, and here you go, a new solo show by him. The location is Forbidden City’s Palace Museum, Beijing, no less, which, by the way, hosts a one-man exhibition by a contemporary artist for the first time. Speaking of which, the Museum opened its doors to the public in 1925, encompassing a few hundreds years of the Forbidden City’s historical and cultural heritage. This year the Palace Museum celebrates the 600th anniversary of the City’s founding, well, with Guo-Qiang’s ‘Odyssey and Homecoming’ show.

Currently running virtually, Odyssey and Homecoming’ consists of five halls of paintings, video, and documentation by the famous Chinese artist and has all chances to go offline through its finissage after February 5, 2021. ‘Odyssey and Homecoming’ should be interesting, at least because it’s the exhibition where Cai Guo-Qiang examines an artistic language of the high-tech, quite new for him. Guo-Qiang describes VR as the means ‘to represent the surreal and the invisible’ and expresses his willingness to search for further ways of incorporating virtual reality into his works.

P E R S O N A L I T Y 

Tribute to model Stella Tennant: she has died at 50 

Legendary British model Stella Tennant, who conquered the imagination of such fashion luminaries as Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen and Gianni Versace, has died. She celebrated her 50th anniversary on December, 17, passing away a week later for reasons her family won’t disclose. Tennant managed to become the face of the British nation on the runway, as well as introduce androgyny to the world of haute couture. In her track record there are a few Model of the Year and Contribution to Fashion awards along with numerous editorials and advertising campaigns for brands like Dior, Valentino, Chanel, Hermès, Calvin Klein etc.  

By the way, though stunning, the career path of Stella Tennant was no way typical. I mean, the unusually looking girl of blue bloods (her grandfather, Andrew Cavendish, was the 11th Duke of Devonshire) wasn’t hanging around the streets in the hope of being spotted by a fashion scout. Neither did she specifically seek becoming a model. Stella Tennant was studying sculpture at the Winchester School of Art, when she suddenly decided to send her photographs to a high fashion magazine. It was Steven Meisel who first fell in love with the distinctive appearance of Tennant (with her boyish haircut, noble yet just ethereal face features, and nasal septum pierced) and invited her to pose for the cover of Italian Vogue. So it went boom. Working closely with Mario Testino, David Sims, and Tim Walker, she was baptized as Karl Lagerfeld’s muse, who immediately thought of Chanel looking at the model. Unconditionally, Stella Tennant represented an entire epoch in the history of the modeling industry. We shall always remember her, what she truly was, sophisticated, courageous, and authentic.

A R C H I T E C T U R E 

Floating like a butterfly: new residential apartment by 314 architecture studio

It’s Vouliagmeni, the seaside suburbia of Athens, Greece, where a new butterfly-shaped residential apartment is located. Proposed by the local 314 studio, the outstanding dwelling complex has 4 independent units, on the number of the insect’s wings. Each wing includes a basement and a top floor, where inhabitants can enjoy tremendous sea views of the resort. The walking distance from the sea is 5 minutes only. Besides, the outward extension of the units provides access to a peaceful garden area and artificial lakes.

Despite the solid walls, the ‘butterfly’ looks weightless and transparent. That’s because of the U-glass used to camouflage the inner construction and imbue the complex with natural light. While glossy U-glass shines in the sun, the white cement stucco chosen for the walls rather has a matte effect. That kind of contrast helped the 314 studio architects to emphasize particular elements of the ‘butterfly’, expertly exhibiting them like in a white-cube museum. 

B O N U S 

Designer Virgil Abloh gives interview to Dezeen

Did you know that Virgil Abloh, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection, the Off White founder, and just a great fashion designer, has an architectural background? He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology with a Master’s in Architecture… to turn off on the fashion road. 

‘I don’t believe in disciplines. We can use our architecture brain and do many things, not just what we’re supposed to do’ the fashion designer claims. Discover the new Abloh’s collaboration with an architectural firm as well as his professional glance at the industry in his recent interview with Dezeen

On the cover: ASAKUSA by Ronin de Goede. Courtesy of the Artist

Felicia Sergienko „new year party“



Hair Stylist: Ulyana Chernova @nepokazivaimame
Model: Nikita Efimiev @marsvovne
Makeup Artist: Anastasia Ionova @holredmakeup
Stylist: Alina Aznagulova @alinavpoiskahstilya
Model: Eva Novitskaya @thereallifeofeva
Model: Diana Gilizeeva @di_jr
Photographer: Felicia Sergienko @felicia_sergienko

Pants – ragged priest  @theraggedpriest

Hoodie – K TITOVA  @k.titova__

Dress – @try_me_on.msk

Suit – K TITOVA     @k.titova__ Body – Alina Aznagulova

Pants – ragged priest  @theraggedpriest  Hoodie – K TITOVA @k.titova__

Art Digest (December 14—20)

By /ART/, /BLOG/, /NEWS/

Julia Kryshevich

Art Digest (December 14—20)

You know, aside from the tech field, I don’t think anything substantially new can be ever created. Ideas migrate from century to century, popping up in the most vivid minds — they lay low for a while and re-emerge in a slightly different form. However, this is not to say, the creative process has lost its virtue. Today we need creativity more than ever as long as it’s smart and transcendent. Under smart creativity I mean projects and initiatives aimed at finding decisions in some other untraditional way (a new holiday community by the Tehran bureau ZAV Architects might be a good example of that). Well, transcendent is about pushing the boundaries, mingling various fields, thus, coming up with a unique language. Dutch National Ballet in collaboration with fashion designer Iris Van Herpen seemed to have found one… Find out more on these and other ‘new old’ projects in this week’s Art Digest! 

D A N C E 

Iris Van Herpen x Dutch National Ballet present a stunning collaboration 

Fusing dance with haute couture, immersing the human body into the world of nature… That’s the way the new piece by Dutch National Ballet called Biomimicry looks and feels like. Just imagine the most exquisite dancer JingJing Mao (one of the Ballet grand sujets, by the way) swaying and balancing on the waves of ethereal music. Her body, so strong and vulnerable, is covered with translucent flying dresses that don’t only outline the dancer’s body curves and movements but also mimic the desert backdrop.

Instead of splashing words it’s better to see the film, though. Meanwhile, here is what you might like to hear about the Biomimicry collaboration. Since 2017 the Chinese-born JingJing Mao performs solo roles on stage of Dutch National Ballet. She joined the theatre in 2010, following her dancing practice in Beijing, which the dancer embarked on at the tender age of 9. JingJing’s piece for Biomimicry was staged by Juanjo Arqués, Dutch National Ballet choreographer and young creative associate. If you enjoyed the enveloping dichotomous sound, bear in mind the names of the composers — Thijs de Vlieger, member of Noisia electronic music collective, and Lavinia Meijer, Carnegie-Hall spotted harpist. Last but very important, it’s the Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen who created the looks for JingJing Mao’s lead. Invincible in merging haute couture with a high-tech approach, van Herpen loves foreshadowing the future (and she certainly knows how to mimic it).  


Discover new YSL SS 2021 collection by Anthony Vacarello 

Serving as the YSL creative director since 2016, Anthony Vaccarello never really tried to alter the brand’s course (why should he, if his precursor Hedi Slimane had revitalized Saint Laurent aesthetics enough crystallizing its very essence). Thus, the new YSL Spring 2021 Spring Ready-To-Wear collection rather comes as a small revelation. I mean, late Yves Saint Laurent enjoyed it all in the midst of his design career: flamboyance of colour, unexpected cuts, female sex appeal everything Vacarello has gently followed, including but not limited to. The new fashion show exposes another angle of the brand’s philosophy.

Models walking across the sands of a desert, which is never-ending like time or a dream. Heeled, most parts of their bodies covered (not exposed), black, sandy, ruby palette chosen, soft tangible fabrics. Sure, Yves would accept this 2021 vision, that’s just what the couturier meant, expressing his admiration for black colour or saying: ‘We must never confuse elegance with snobbery’. The YSL woman has been initially thought to be a bit of a chameleon: appealing for those whom she wants to seduce and self-contained for the others. Vaccarello managed to convey the idea, blending it with the zeitgeist. I wanted to speak to the comfort of the ’60s and to the comfort of today’ says the YSL creative director. And we can’t agree more, in times like these it feels ok to slow down a bit (even if you still try walking in high heels). 

P.S. Finding the courage to make a small guess, we see an homage to the person of Yves Saint Laurent in Vacarello’s campaign. While a sandy African desert in the frame refers to Yves’ childhood spent in Morocco, a title in the end of the film ‘I wish you were here’ tributes to the grand couturier himself.

A C T I V I S T   A R T 

Barbara Kruger upholds Polish pro-choice protests with her iconic artwork 

Sometimes the best thing an artwork can do is to tell the truth no matter how harsh it is. Indeed, it’s the most genuine function of art. The thriving activity of the American conceptual artist and feminist Barbara Kruger was mostly left in the past century, which, however, doesn’t prevent her from standing up for what’s right this day. The artist has recently entitled Polish activists to create 100 reproductions of her famous work ‘Untitled (Your body is a battleground)’ (1989) and spread them all over the town of Szczecin. 

Kruger’s gesture is meant to support women demonstrating against the new Polish legislation, which imposes severe limitations on female reproductive rights. A big wave of protests taking place in Warsaw and other Polish cities throughout November seemed to have insufficiently affected the authorities minds on this point, thus, it’s been time for an activist art back up. Initially ‘Untitled (Your body is a battleground)’ was created by Barbara Kruger for the pro-choice march, which occurred in Washington DC on April 9, 1989. Back in that year American feminists intended to sign off on the effect of 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that declared abortion legal. In the 90s the protests erupted in Europe (involving posters featuring Kruger’s work). Almost 2 decades later, the story is sadly repeating itself. Well, good news, old methods of combating are usually the best ones, and we can still rely on them. 

A R C H I T E C T U R E 

Coloured domes by ZAV Architects to host Hormuz tourists 

No doubt, architecture attracts tourists, sometimes, in the truest sense of the word. The Tehran-based architecture studio ZAV Architects helped to address the issue of high-priced tourist accommodation on the Iranian island of Hormuz. From now on, Hormuz guests can move into one of the 200 coloured domes overlooking the Persian Gulf. Designed and built by ZAV Architects, the spacial units vary in shape, shade, and size, yet conceptually merging into a single holiday isle community. 

The architectural studio defines the project as a cultural residence, and that rings so true. All placed in the neighborhood, some of the domes are interconnected through smart passages so that one could visit his friends, a café, and a reception desk just by taking a small stroll across the apartment. The accommodation by ZAV Architects outlines the coastal curve of Hormuz and echoes its mountainous terrain, let alone the joyful winking of the domes red, blue, green, and yellow bright shades to the island’s vivid palette.  

P H O T O G R A P H Y 

LensCulture Black & White Awards sums it up 

Many photographers admit, they enjoy shooting in black and white. Is it because of b&w images looking more presentable, concise, or even expensive? Whatever the reason is, black and white photography is certainly worth watching and admiring. LensCulture just hands you such an opportunity in the end of 2020, announcing winners within the monochrome category and showcasing their works.

This year LensCulture Black & White Awards has collected works from 120 countries, selecting 39 best photographers in different nominations. Ranging from some serious documentaries and reports to more casual yet highly introspective self-portraits and street shots, the winners’ works don’t necessarily keep their time reference (b&w can perfectly cover those tracks), however, all of them carry seduction and magic to be rediscovered many years from now. Just like Thea Traff, TIME jury has put it, it’s timeless quality, one of her favorite aspects of good black and white photography, that the contestants effectively achieved this time. All those recognized by the Awards will join the New York show, details of which will be available in the coming year.

On the cover: Hormuz holiday accommodation by ZAV Architects. Photo: Tahmineh Monzavi, Soroush Majidi, Payman Barkhordari / Dezeen

Virginia Kluiters „new nostalgia“



Photographer: Virginia Kluiters @vkluitersphoto
Model: Tian Chang @tianyinyc from EMG Models @emg_models
Makeup artist: Lindsay Kastuk @lindsaykastuk
Hair stylist: Bryan P. Cristo @cristo_styles
Wardrobe stylist: Ariella Tautua @ariellafaith
Photo Assistant: Scott Fetterman @scottfetterman
Top Hila NYC (@hilanyc,, jumpsuit RORA (@roraclothing,, shoes Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpsonstyle,, ring Lada Legina (@ladalegina,
Jacket Christopher Lowman, top Hila NYC, skirt MIKAGE SHIN, shoes Stuart Weitzman, bracelet Georgina Herrera, Jacket and Skirt Hila NYC , top Elena Rudenko, shoes Underground, ear cuff Lada Legina

Jacket Christopher Lowman, top Hila NYC, skirt MIKAGE SHIN, shoes Stuart Weitzman, bracelet Georgina Herrera, Dress Cessani, jumpsuit Monosuit, shoes Jessica Simpson, belt LALITA

Coat MIKAGE SHIN, shoes Jessica Simpson, Top Hila NYC, jumpsuit RORA, shoes Jessica Simpson, ring Lada Legina
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Art Digest (December 07—13)

By /ART/, /BLOG/, /NEWS/

Julia Kryshevich

Art Digest (December 07—13)

‘I don’t know whether the Earth is spinning or not. It depends on whether the word fits the line’ — wrote Russian poet Velimir Khlebnikov, a pioneer of the Futurist movement, in the far 1909. By the way, his lyrics were used as a leitmotif at the VII Moscow International Biennale of Young Art that I had recently pleasure to watch. We all might be feeling a bit confused and misled at the end of this bizarre year, so why not accept the things they are now and best benefit from them? Thus, for photographers there is still some time to send their visions of bread making until late December, while young fashion designers can apply for material help from Burberry. What’s awaiting us in the future? Well, looking at Pantone 2021 colors, something tells me, the better days are yet to come…

A R T 

A small collection of artwork prints for your home by Fine Art America 

If you feel like a wanna-be gallerist or a collector while roaming around art exhibitions, Fine Art America has something to offer you. Not so expensive, of decent quality and perfect taste. The Chicago-based company which both serves as an art marketplace and a print-in-demand bureau has recently announced a launch of a new series of artwork prints. The original works were published at different times in such distinguished magazines as Vogue, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. 

Among the authors featured are fashion photographers Clifford Coffin and George Hoyningen-Huene, cartoonists Charles Barsotti and Bob Staake, painter Abigail Gray Swartz, and others. The artwork prints by Fine Art America are available in many formats including canvas, metal, acrylic, wood, and posters. Sounds like a nice present for Christmas for those who are in love with arts… No promo, really — just a small source of inspiration which needs to be shared. 

D E S I G N 

2021 Pantone Colors announced. Any suggestions? 

Pantone Color Institute is so far the world’s most recognized color lab. Forecasting global trends and advising companies on their brand visual identity, Pantone regularly comes up with new shades (which we have touched upon previously more than once). However, it’s the choice of the color of the year that makes the hearts of creatives beat faster. For the upcoming 2021 (fingers crossed, it will bring us a bit of luck) the Institute has announced its ambassadors: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.

Why exactly these? ‘The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude’ — explains Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director. A powerful tandem, the two shades complement each other, however, they don’t necessarily go together in equal parts, the company claims. Now that you are armed with knowledge and inspiration, you can try it in practice exploring the colors of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating through various Facebook and Instagram filters. 

P.S. Interesting enough, the only time Pantone selected a couple of colors at once was in 2016. Well, strange times appeal to some bigger hopes.

A R C H I T E C T U R E 

Singing about art and silk: SCA presents a new theatre in Guangzhou 

Quite a bit yielding to Shanghai and Beijing on its tourist attractiveness, Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, was certainly built to impress — by its artistic heritage and architectural appearance. The unthinkably high Canton Tower, the Opera House designed by her majesty Zaha Hadid, and the Copper Coin building keep on thrilling the minds of some curious travelers for some years now. Yet another cultural gem has recently joined the list of Guangzhou wonders, which is a theatre resembling a silk embroidery

Can you imagine a scarlet regularly twisted building (something like a curved hair rubber band) all tattooed with symbolic images and patterns? Steven Chilton Architects (SCA) could. The other day, the architectural bureau passed the project of a 2000-seat-theatre based in the Northern part of the city, which will host its first visitors in the upcoming year. The design of the theatre both refers to Guangzhou’s silk heritage and the tattoo art aesthetics (artists of different kinds have always crawled the place). The outer envelope is defined by the 10 separate folds gently flowing one into another. Thanks to the superstructure of welded steel tubes, the building acquires its elevated position

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Burberry and British Fashion Council to support fashion students in need 

ReBurberry Fabric is probably the program all aspiring fashionistas have been waiting for so long. Especially those who had major financial difficulties during the lockdown. Burberry will hand over remains of its fabrics to the fashion students most in need. The BFC’s Institute of Positive Fashion and Colleges Council will take charge of the logistics and distributions. 

A couple of weeks ago we discussed how Burberry intended to cheer up its clients at the turn of the year with an uplifting campaign. Now it’s time the label supported the younger colleagues. ‘We look forward to seeing how donations can positively impact these academic institutions and students, and hope this is the beginning of a wider industry initiative to support these communities, now and in the future’Pam Betty, the brand’s VP, Corporate Responsibility, comments on the charitable initiative.

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Art Factory Flox wants your insights on bread production 

What do you know about the bread? If to you it’s something bigger than just having a toast for breakfast and you have some time before December 31st, Art Factory Flox is waiting for your artist’s statement. The art space based in Kirschau, Germany expects the participating visuals to create a series of photographs of bread production at its various stages

Either in craft or in industrial environments, the manufacture of bread should be captured at 2—5 pictures in a 2-3 aspect ratio in RGB mode. A resolution of 300 dpi for the original image and a smaller one for the preview is required. Applying and taking part in the exhibition is free of charge, the deadline for submissions is the last day of 2020. As for the organizer, Art Factory Flox is part of Flox galleries located in Kirschau and Dresden. Following the motto Contemporary art away from the metropolises but right in the middle of the world’, the Kirschau-based space started representing artworks in the industrial area of an old textile factory in 2013. Now the coverage area has been extended to some other urban and rural locations, to engage more actors into dialogue.

On the cover: Guangzhou theatre. Photo: Chong-art photography

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