What should I post about next? I took some time off blogging... now, the ideas have been adding up in line and I frankly don't know which one to put first...
Following posts are in line:
- Black Issue of Vogue Italia Magazine
- Oakland, the Bay Area and their stylish inhabitants
- Michael Economy, star fashion illustrator and mentor
- Hot Love: Swiss Punk & Wave 1976-1980
- Helmut Lang, Alles Gleich Schwer
- Ian Curtis, Joy Division
- Being your own ad agency (e-commerce)
- Emo in Mexico
- Current NY styles
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Karl Lagerfeld is one of my top friends on my space. I adore his character and so do I love Lady Bunny.
She has been an inspiration to me since I moved to this darn town in 1992 and I remember she was already a huge star in the early nineties, when I was a proud witness of the Wigstock Festival which was then still held at the Tomkins Square Park, around the corner of my East Village studio (things were different then!). It was the time when Ru Paul sung "Supermodel", Linda Simpson came up and Dee Lite was performing and my goodness! - Groove was in the Heart!!
To see them both, Bunny and Karl, side by side at the Visionaire hosted party aboard a yacht on the Seine, in Paris, the night before last, was mind buggeling! They make a great couple and even had a common sparkly fashion sense going on... Ahoi, to these immense trend setters!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Hey - hopefully you are having a wonderful Summer so far :-)
I am just setting my mind to what's going to be in the shops this Fall and wanted to give a bit of a heads up of what's coming... it's hard, because I am also working on Spring Summer '09 and keeping track of late productions of this Fall's stuff - sounds crazy? Well, IT IS! - which should be available late August, beginning of September, is close to nuts! But, I've been here before and I should know what it takes, which gives me hope.
O.K. so, I have been talking to you previously about how I get all focused on collecting things that strike me at one time or another. You can't acquire everything - you don't want to be called a hoarder or a person out of touch, someone that is ignorant about the fact that one day he has got to depart this wonderful earth and therefore should be mindful not leave a whole lotta crap behind for the family to clean up and dispose of! The excuse that you are stacking up, invest in your family's future and that they will sell this stuff for 100 x more than what you've paid for, is poor...
So there is very little, only specific storing to be done and I suggest it be temporary too. By this I mean that, at one point, one should take the leap into the ice cold water and use the collection for something meaningful... there are many ways to do that and - yeap - it depends what your line consist of, dummsy!
Do not pave your front yard with your old 45's and see them crashed within a couple of days and it has not served any purpose and it was not even fun! Nooo! And don't just sell off your carefully selected porcelaine groupings of salt and pepper shakers that one faithful day when you decided to have a garage sale!! ----- No!
Do something useful with your lines and save yourself from the harsh reality that this long and careful accumulation process did not serve any purpose except that you felt compelled and maybe insired by it, o.k. I admit, there is such a thing. But still, I stress that it would be more resourceful to write a book about your gatherings of original Punk history. Make it serve the next generations for many years to come or have an exhibition of your postcard line together with your fellow collectors... wouldn't that be a swell event for the general public? Once that's done you can happily get rid of it all! Free-your-self.
Don't just sit on your special stuff in your dark chambers where no light will ever hit it. Put it in the spotlight, for X-sake!
Heeeyy! Yes, and so I will tell you what I've been doing with my beloved embroidered patch collection (there are other collections I will come up with a way to ge rid of in a cool way :-O, so we will talk later).
Indeed, I have been a very enthusiastic patch collector and trader (my absolute favorite are the girls scout and boy scout patches) for years now and you'd want to know some of these, they are great!
They will be put on a limited edition of garments and sold starting this Fall. All will be one of a kinds due to the various one of a kind patches, yes, so see I found a way to use my collection in a nice way as I share it with the world again!
... as you see, I like to mix new with old, rare with generic, again, just like with the prints I use on clothing, I care about the graphics, colors shapes and context in the big picture.
... here is another jacket...
... there will be more, no sweat! But that another time ladies... have a great night!
- New York, NY, United States
- Yes, I'm full of myself, but I became an instant celebrity after showing my first collection in a fashion show in Zürich, 1995. It was covered by the Swiss National evening news. The Swiss press calls me "The Most Important Invention After Color TV!" This exposure lead to countless endorsements with companies such as Bernina (Sewing Machines), Philip Morris, etc. I was a judge at the Miss Switzerland 1998 competition and was chosen to design the clothing concept for the Swiss National EXPO' 02. Celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Kelly Osbourne wear my fashion. In NYC, I gained recognition from the largest publications including WWD, Vogue, The Village Voice who called my label "The Best Name Of The Day" after Fashion Week and the New York Times declared: "IDILVICE's collection had the combination of elements that make a fashion audience sit up and take notice". Does it get better? Only The New Yorker article, which named IDILVICE one of the few lines besides Oscar De La Renta and Anna Sui to still be produced in the USA, may top that. Besides being a finalist in the Gen Art Styles 2000 and 2001 show, I have designed a couture collection for Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis.