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Opening Ceremony Menswear FW15 Finds Inspiration Spike Jonze

Opening Ceremony Menswear FW15 Finds Inspiration Spike Jonze | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim found inspiration in friend Spike Jonze for the fall/winter 2015 menswear collection.

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Gratuitous sex, death and Guy Bourdin

Gratuitous sex, death and Guy Bourdin | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Why did the photographer only find true fame after his death? Our iBook author Alison Gingeras has the answer.

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New York: Horst Man of style

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Two exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Staley Wise Gallery in New York, which run through January 4th, 2015, and November 1st, 2014, respectively, together form a major retrospective dedicated to fashion photographer Horst, who also dabbled in nature, travel and the mysteries of surrealism.

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David Luraschi: Back to the Streets

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“There’s too much information in one’s expression,” says French-American photographer David Luraschi, whose ongoing series of alternative street-style portraits are surreptitious snapshots taken from behind. Joining a raft of instant-image-makers including Daniel Arnold and Dave Krugman, Luraschi, who has been described as the “Sartorialist of sadness,” distinguishes himself from his peers by providing a counterpoint to the self-consciously posed shots peppering fashion blogs every season.

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David Luraschi completed the master's programme in Art Direction at ECAL in 2013.

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Lillian Bassman, fashion photographer

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Lillian Bassman's high contrast, dreamy images were a staple of mid-century fashion photography.

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Bill Cunningham and Editta Sherman: Who is he? Who is she?

Bill Cunningham and Editta Sherman: Who is he? Who is she? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In a happy accident on a Manhattan sidewalk in 1978, Bill Cunningham snapped photographs of Greta Garbo, oblivious to her identity, instead attracted to her distinct, nutria coat; countless photographs and over three decades later Cunningham’s keen eye has made him into a New York fashion institution. His weekly New York Times “Styles” section staples “On the Street” and “Evening Hours” are a bi-weekly digest of who’s who? in the Manhattan upper crust andwhat’s trending? on city streets. Prior to the Times, however, Cunningham found his two greatest muses, the city itself, and a close friend and fellow photographer, Editta Sherman, both of whom are the stars of the New-York Historical Society’s upcoming exhibition “Bill Cunningham: Façades.”

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L'art de la SAPE

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La Sape n’est pas seulement une histoire de mode, ce sont également des codes de savoir-être et une conscience politique. Les Sapeurs se distinguent autant pour leur style que par leurs idéaux. Comme bien souvent le style n’est qu’une extériorisation d’un état d’esprit. Par exemple, le rejet complet de toute forme de violence est un principe de ce courant de pensée qui s’est construit sur les braises d’une guerre civile. Si on replonge dans Black Bazar, on peut y lire : “Les bagarres, les conflits je ne connais pas. Les polémiques, les prises de bec, je n’apprécie pas. La bagarre ce n’est souvent qu’une histoire de manque de communication, je veux dire une méconnaissance de l’usage du monde.” Le Sapeur est d’abord un gentleman.

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The Sape is not only a fashion story but also codes of life skills and political awareness. Sappers are distinguished as much for their style as their ideals.

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FashGif: The Tumblr Phenomenon

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Melbourne-based Greta Larkins, who has animated stills for the likes of Kenzo, Vogue Hommes Japan and Nicola Formichetti, gained a cult following with her tongue-in-cheek take on runway imagery. Last year saw “GIF” named the Oxford Dictionaries USA word of the year, as the ever-booming format became the subject of social media platforms Paddle8 and Tumblr’s Moving the Still exhibition. “I love the comments people leave when they re-post the GIFs,” says Larkins, whose satirical eye has brought Giambattista Valli sheepskin bag to life and a Marc Jacobs sweater dispense endless cans of cola.“One of my favorites to date was along the lines of, 'I don't usually like fashion but this is awesome.'”

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Graphic Design: Margarida Borges's chic design for fashion label Sita Murt

Graphic Design: Margarida Borges's chic design for fashion label Sita Murt | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Lisbon-born, Barcelona-based designer Margarida Borges has some super nice design work under her belt for one so young. Among the many projects in her portfolio is her collaboration with Catalan fashion designer Sita Murt; creating succinct and innovative design solutions, Margarida encapsulates the designer’s sensual, feminine aesthetic in the form of seasonal press releases.

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Elle photographer Gilles Bensimon's work on display at Sofitel

Elle photographer Gilles Bensimon's work on display at Sofitel | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

As the international creative director of Elle magazine for 40 years, fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon had the opportunity to shoot the world's most beautiful women. From supermodels to screen icons, many of his subjects reached icon status in fashion and pop culture. A newly opened photography exhibition celebrating women showcases a selection of his most captivating work for the magazine, where he was creative director and head photographer until 2009.

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Viviane Sassen photographs on display in UK for first time

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Sassen began her career as a model but got fed up with the 'male gaze'. Since 1992, Sassen has worked with some of fashion's biggest names. A retrospective will go on display at Scotland's National Portrait Gallery. 

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COCO & CO Studio

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COCO & CO is a creative studio dedicated to its clients since 2010, led by the belief that strong concepts and ideas are key to stand out in today’s visual landscape.

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Christophe Coënon, Charles Negre, Lee Wei Swee, Moos-Tang.

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Picto Young Fashion Photography Award 2014

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Every year the Laboratoire Picto holds the Prix de la Jeune Photographie de Mode. Last Wednesday, the jury met to select nine finalists and a winner of the 17th edition of the festival. The awards were given out the same tonight at Piper Pan in Paris.

After much debate, the young Belgian photographer Charlotte Abramow was awarded 1st prize, with Solene Ballesta and Victoire Le Tarnec winning 2nd and 3rd prize, respectively. (It was a good day for women in the profession.)

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Julia Noni Erotic fashion

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With rich colors, graphic shadows, sharp textures, elegant erotocism, mixing models and still lifes, Julia Noni is a standout in the world of fashion photograph.

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How Man Ray helped Guy Bourdin put shock, suspense and surrealism into fashion photography

How Man Ray helped Guy Bourdin put shock, suspense and surrealism into fashion photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

As you possibly know, it was surrealism that provided the primary conceptual influence during these formative years. After continuously knocking on but being turned away from the door of his idol, Man Ray, Bourdin, who received his photographic training as a cadet in the air force, was eventually permitted to enter the artist's studio, and some time later, his confidence. As a veteran of several avant-garde movements, including Dada and Surrealism, Man Ray provided a perfect example for the development of Bourdin's own unorthodox conception of art making.

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The Talks | Interviews with figures from pop culture: fashion, film, art, music

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Every week The Talks publishes an interview and portrait with a leading creative voice of our times, a curated selection of interviews with personalities from the fields of art, film, fashion, music, and sports.

The Talks was founded in 2011 by Sven Schumann and Johannes Bonke.

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Coming into Fashion - A Century of Fashion Photography at Condé Nast

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The well-known editorial group, which integrates great magazines like Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair and W Magazine, celebrates the last 100 years of fashion paying tribute to Photography through an exhibition that takes place at Palais Galliera Fashion Museum in Paris until May 25th.

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Melvin Sokolsky

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This iconic Bubble series was created by fashion photographer Melvin Sokolskyfor the Harper’s Bazaar 1963 Spring Collection.

Haunted by a particular image from Hieronymous Bosch’s ‘The Garden of Delights,’ Sokolsky experienced a re-occurring dream in which he saw himself floating inside a bubble across exotic landscapes. Inspired, he quickly used the idea for the series. The Bubble was crafted to emulate a Faberge Egg, for which Sokolsky had great admiration for its design and workmanship.

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Different Distances: Fashion Photography Goes Art

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Different Distances: Fashion Photography Goes Art shows the work of five internationally renowned Swedish fashion photographers, presented by the Consulate General of Sweden and the Swedish Institute at Aperture to coincide with New York Fashion Week.

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Graduate Directory 2014 - Visual Communication

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Dmitry Bukreev (ÉCAL, Switzerland)

Russian designer Dmitry Bukreev draws a direct line between his portfolio work and Soviet Constructivist art and design of the 1920s. 'I used the model of Constructivism and updated it through a fashion catalogue of an imaginary designer named Varst,' he says, describing how his alter ego exists in a world of strict lines and geometric shapes. 'It's a work of art direction, styling and visual experiments,' he says.

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Remembering the work of late fashion photographer Kate Barry

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As Jane Birkin's 46-year-old photographer daughter Kate Barry passes away in Paris, the Telegraph's fashion director Daniela Agnelli recalls the shoots they worked on for the Telegraph Magazin.

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Alexander Khokhlov photography

Alexander Khokhlov photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

I discovered photography in 2007 and the first thing I had been impressed was live photography. In the end of 2008 everything changed when I became interested in fashion and beauty photo. It was the time of studies - courses and master classes, coming up with own ideas and organizing my first shootings. I like to work with people but not only for their entity. Everybody is a field for experiments and I don't know what would be next. My lovely life Veronica always gives me inspiration for the new ideas and projects.

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Grannies star in Vogue photog's new book

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'The Granny Alphabet,' a sweet two-volume tribute to grandmothers, features fashionable old ladies in portraits snapped by Tim Walker along with verses by Kit Hesketh-Harvey. It also includes A-Z illustrations by Lawrence Mynott.

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Afghanistan Style In The '20s Through '70s: Photographs Show A Lost , Fashionable Time

Afghanistan Style In The '20s Through '70s: Photographs Show A Lost , Fashionable Time | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Instead of shelled out homes and veiled women, the pictures show women wearing pencil skirts and beehive hairdos; students sporting stylish scarves around their necks and frilly blouses; men in blazers and striped shirts and models lounging on couches decked out in cable-knit sweaters and goat-skin coats, which were the country's greatest fashion export in the '60s.

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