Break The Rules is an awesome taste of Charli XCX’s new album Sucker. Finally an artist getting the recognition that she deserves. It’s legitimate punk rock and everything that it should be. Rules, officially broken.
It was the first track teased from the collaboration mini album and now Röyksopp and Robyn’s Monument finally has a video. Directed by Max Vitali and produced by the Creators Project, the video sees a cyber aesthetic fused with an almost normcore sense of styling.
Rei Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market is without doubt the tastemaker leader in curation which is why it is genuinely brilliant that Louis Vuitton’s first new collection under the creative direction of Nicholas Ghesquière has taken on an extremely refined tastemaker strategy by partnering with the retailer.
It almost feels like the birth of a new brand, and activity including the refined campaign for AW14 which featured a series of photos by Juergen Teller, Annie Leibovitz and Bruce Weber further cement this foray into tastemaking and influence as a priority. The campaign is called ‘Series 1’ and is a mix-up from all three photographers highlighting classic beauty meeting creative innovation and starring Freja Beha Erichsen, Liya Kebed along with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jean Campbell.
Tomorrow, Louis Vuitton will open its first ephemeral store at London’s Dover Street Market. It will be on the first floor with an edit of directional pieces from Ghesquière’s AW14 WRTW collection. Vuitton will also takeover thecorner window with an exclusive creative concept designed especially for the store from 1st to 15th September, stay tuned for images.
Capturing the everyday has evolved significantly in an age where Instagram pioneers/urban Instagrammers like Naskademini, Thomas Kakareko and Mr Whisper create visual worlds using their imagination and iPhones. To maximise this and inspire the digital world, Lacoste has launched the #NEWPERSPECTIVE campaign – an opportunity to upload everyday Instagram shots that show off a unique perspective with the hashtag #NEWPERSPECTIVE and @LACOSTELIVE for a chance to win global recognition and a once in a life time trip to Barcelona, so when Lacoste asked me to support this initiative, it was a no brainer. The Lacoste L!VE competition runs until 24th August 2014. You can learn more about the campaign here.
Lacoste also sent Global Instagrammers Jared Chambers and Benjamin Heath are captured exclusively here by director Luc Janin in the city of Barcelona. A couple of my #NEWPESPECTIVE photos are under the cut.
Daphne is an always has been a multi-platform artist. The live performances, artistry, acting roles, the unparalleled and incomparable iconography and more recently so, a natural and welcome foray into music. The highlight being the visual representation of her mind in collaboration with various other creatives. We saw the video for Fatal Flaw last year directed by Nick Knight and now comes the breathtaking video for Evening In Space, directed by David LaChapelle. The track itself was produced by Tony Visconti (Bowie, T.Rex, The Stranglers) and is the first single from Guinness’ upcoming debut album, due for release in September 2014. Frankly speaking, the song is brilliant, refreshing and an angle visually and sonically that has yet to be evolved, I am here for Daphne Guinness paving the way for a reemergence of 70s art-rock. The video features fashion from Iris van Herpen and Noritaka Tatehana.