Bringing back the fun
I visited Scott at his studio located amongst the vintage stores and record shops down the wrong end of Melrose Avenue in LA. Arriving outside a nondescript, blacked out shopfront, I double and triple checked the address, however any doubts rapidly subsided when Jeremy himself opened the door, welcoming me into his colourful world.
Commanding the army
Rousteing knows when a beautiful woman with attitude is in need of a coat of armour. He is most closely associated with the Kardashians, the behemoths of reality television. Kim wears his clothes with aplomb. Her half sister, Kendall Jenner, made her Paris runway debut at Rousteing’s show. They edge into each other’s Instagram snapshots, a tool that Rousteing uses to connect with his fans as he “grows up with the house”.
WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK
Fascination and rituals
Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck quickly deflects the word ‘obsession’. “I don’t think I should talk about obsessions but rather fascinations or rituals,” says Van Beirendonck, who cites a list of rituals that are continually drawn into his world: animal, ethnic, folk and art rituals to the darker side, including sadomasochistic and voodoo rituals.
Out of the shadows
Peterson channels the uneasiness he feels about the world into startling artworks that are charged with malignant energy. Fear and uncertainty become dystopian scenes painted in a primordial palette of black and white or a livid, fluorescent red.
MAKING SCIENCE VISIBLE
In conversation with Mali Moir
Mali Moir pulls out a chair and sits amid the dissonant quiet of the Melbourne Observatory’s Whirling Room at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Built in 1905 to house a machine that tested air flow equipment, and named for the deafening sound it once made, the room is entirely silent now, save for the occasional chirp of a bird outside.
John Wardle Architects
John Wardle Architects (JWA) has unveiled its installation for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Invited by curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the architecture studio is one of only two Australian practices whose work is included in the main exhibition, Freespace.
A moment in time
Two years ago contemporary Chinese art dealer and collector Judith Neilson offered furniture designer Khai Liew perhaps the biggest private commission in Australia: 190 pieces, including a sixteen metre dining table made from Brazilian cherry wood.
A force of nature
A modestly sized, mythical space where alchemy and intense experimentation come together to present some of the most exciting food in the world. If that sounds overzealous, it is meant to. Once you have sampled Alajmo’s food there is no going back.
Inside the rarefied world of prestige and bespoke cars
In the rarefied world of prestige and bespoke cars, luxury is a term used to describe the opportunity to create an incredibly personalised object d’art. A playground where discerning clients and engaged designers discard standard specifications in favour of a world of limitless possibilities, personal expression and the fulfilment of dreams.
Bob Richardson, in his unpublished biography, wrote: “There are two kinds of people on Earth, those who live in the past and those who live in the future. How have I been able to survive for 75 years? Guts—willpower—pride—I am very proud of myself—I am not ashamed of anything—I have no secrets—I am free.”
A leap of faith
Cue: Grace Jones leaps off the Eiffel Tower—Bond is in pursuit—parachute deployed; lands safely, and makes a successful escape from the MI6 agent. The scene from A View to a Kill (1985), where Jones plays May Day opposite Roger Moore’s James Bond, was a moment of pure movie drama, it also perfectly encapsulated her mysterious and fearless oeuvre.
SIX DIMENSIONS OF LUXURY
Connecting with the next generation of luxury consumers
Since the beginning of this century luxury brands have re-defined how they communicate and engage with their audiences. Having long grappled with the changing beliefs of their traditional customers, the emergence of a new and unique generation of luxury consumers has changed the playing field entirely.