LOUISA BALLOU, TRANSFORMING CLOTHES INTO WORKS OF ART

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Young designer Louisa Ballou transforms the pieces she creates into works of art. Sprays of paint, colourful patterns, prints and abstract geometric shapes spring to life in the designer’s collection.  She transposes paintings onto luxurious Italian fabrics.  For her Spring-Summer 2024 collection, the artist works for the first time with denim, which she declines in […]

JIL SANDER : BETWEEN MINIMALISM AND INNOVATION

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Jil Sander, a European fashion icon, embodies classic elegance and refined luxury. Founded in 1968 by the eponymous designer, Jil Sander has left its mark on the fashion industry with a minimalist, functional aesthetic that has proved revolutionary. The brand’s DNA is based on the duality of sharp masculine ideas fused with feminine lightness and […]

IMMERSIVE SCENOGRAPHY OF BACK OF THE HOUSE

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Anne-Sophie Prevot and Thomas Warren head up the Back of the House production studio. Photographers and architects by profession, the pair has chosen to design a new kind of scenography. Whether for Acne Studios, Nina Ricci, Issey Miyake or Y/Project. Back of the House not only imagines grandiose settings, but also tells stories within them. […]

CLARA DAGUIN, WHEN FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY

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Franco-American designer Clara Daguin embodies the bold alliance of fashion tradition and technological innovation. Born in France and raised in Silicon Valley, her unique approach blends savoir-faire and technology, embroidery and electronics, organic and artificial. Based in Paris, Clara Daguin boldly blends haute couture, refined craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. As a resolutely geeky fashion designer, […]

Michael Bailey-Gates: beyond being, gender and the binary

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The New York-based American photographer breaks down binary perceptions of gender, identity and sexuality. Through his portraits, which are at once intimate and exuberant, queer and neoclassical, timeless and hypermodern, Michael Bailey-Gates reimagines human relationships in a playful, funny, theatrical and sensual way. Whether it’s celebrities, models or his long-time friends. The sets, the postures, […]

FELICITY INGRAM : BURSTS OF REINVENTED BEAUTY

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Felicity Ingram’s vibrant works celebrate female emancipation through a myriad of beauty manifestations. Each meticulously captured stroke of eyeliner is the equivalent of a pencil line in a drawing, telling a powerful story.  The beauty manifesto  Through a plethora of shots commissioned by beauty giants such as Vogue, Dazed Beauty, Chanel and YSL, the London-based […]

IAN HOWORTH A KEEN OBSERVER

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Giving the everyday life of small-town England and its middle classes the gentle poetry of a love song or a melancholy drama, that’s what photographer Ian Howorth’s work offers. A documentary photographer who lives in Brighton and whose mother is of Peruvian origin, Howorth’s work is built on this cross-cultural perspective. His books, from “Arcadia” […]

Vincent Ferrané, the essence of being

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The Paris-based photographer probes the intimate and the everyday, the human and the fragment of the body, the interior and interiors in a constant reinterpretation of reality between sensitivity and symbolism. Vincent Ferrané’s visual language is immediately appealing. Not just by what he shows in his images, but by what they signify. This Bristolian virtuoso […]

Vincent Ferrané, the essence of being

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Le photographe, installé à Paris, sonde l’intime et le quotidien, l’humain et les fragments de corps, l’intériorité et les intérieurs, dans une réinterprétation constante du réel mêlant sensibilité et symbolisme. The Paris-based photographer probes the intimate and the everyday, the human and the fragment of the body, the interior and interiors in a constant reinterpretation […]

SENTA SIMOND, INTIMATE AND RELATIONAL IMAGES

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They’re there, strange and distorted. In the photographs of Swiss artist Senta Simond, objects and bodies appear under the photographer’s subjective gaze, which can be seen in the Studio of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris until next February.  The images produced by the photographer plunge the public into a direct relationship with […]