You cannot deconstruct unless you know how to construct. - Alexander McQueen

Vanessa Emirian’s Circulate permalink

Always a sucker for the sculptural, I was enchanted by Vanessa Emirian’s Circulate collection shown as part of the National Graduate Showcase at VAMFF 2015 in Melbourne last week.

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A look from Vanessa Emirian’s Circulate collection. The wonderful photos above and below are by Ramen Spoonz.


Emirian tells Hope Street Magazine that she was influenced by polka-dotted legend Yayoi Kusama. I remember clearly that it was the Kusama issue of So-En that got me hooked on the magazine.

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Yayoi Kusama demonstrating to the breathless crowd how she subdues a wild polka dot.

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Yayoi Kusama in So-En Magazine, May 2004.

The Girl With A Galleon In Her Hair permalink

Not really, but it sounds good. Reminds me of something out of So-En:

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Styled by Kaarina Bykonen, a student at the Toni & Guy Academy in Bellingham, WA for the Reign of Style Hair Show and Competition last Sunday at the Seattle Center. Original photo by Bettina Hansen for the Seattle Times.

More Toni & Guy magic. This is what happens when you partner hair stylist Efi Davies and costume designer Kate Forbes:

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Photo by Stuart Weston, 2006.

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Photo by Danilo Giuliani (?), 2010.

Yuni Yoshida permalink

I first came across a spread by Japanese art director and graphic designer Yuni Yoshida in the April 2009 issue of SO-EN magazine. This month Yoshida and her work are featured in SO-EN’s “New Generation 2011″ issue, in which she takes it to the next level with a little help from trick make-up artists Mika + CHISHIN.

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Art direction for “Trompe-l’oeil” by Yuni Yoshida. SO-EN magazine, April 2009

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