I was a bit too early for the actual Christian Wijnants boutique opening but not to early to have a chat with Christian who I met when he was still in school in Antwerp. In fact he gave me and my friend Christophe Billet, who at that time was working with the buying office at JOYCE, a tour of Antwerp on my very first visit there. He talks about his thoughts, all good, on the WOOLMARK Prize and working with Swarovski crystals in a new technique with knits.
The energy and aesthetic of Punk has been undoubless one of the most powerful influences in contemporary creativity. And this exhibition at Centro de arte 2 de Mayo in Mostoles, a suburb of Madrid, tries to prove it.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of having lunch with Leticia Lara, the stylist and designer behind the Laetitia's shoes. We went together to college -many moons ago, like Diane would say- and despite we both studied journalism her life has revolved around fashion and this project that I've always loved, the Laetitia's.
You know how I love to be the first to discover something new....well, I had an advance preview of the Christian Wijnants Boutique in Antwerp. It was so in advance that they were still wheeling in the barrels of dirt for the garden. Interview coming soon..
Last night I had an enchanted evening because I was privy to the opening of the long awaited Foot Print The Tracks of Shoes In Fashion exhibition at the MoMu in Antwerp. It is very atmospheic, cinematic and an experience you have to live for yourself. Philippe Pourhashemi is going to review the exhibition in more detail but I just could not resist giving you a taste of what is to come.
It is in Rotterdam, a city better known as an economic and logistical centre, that we take a deep-dive into the world of fashion. Endorsed by one of the industry’s most hair-splitting of curators, The Temporary Fashion Museum has one mission – to denude fashion’s brains.