According to the 31-year-old, the works in his collection were developed to represent today's youth and how it is usually seen by the older generation.
The artists said: "It's been interesting to see different people's reactions to the models. Some people think they're horrific and others think they're funny. I think people are shocked because the models catch them off guard - they're seeing these usually traditional, pretty porcelain models in a totally new context."
He acquires the original porcelain models from car-boot sales as well as from charity shops. Then Mr. Barford dismantles them and starts transforming the "naive" image of childhood into more humorous and contemporary image of today's kids, equipping his figures with modern attributes like mobile phones and fast-food meals, which he thoroughly makes. SOURCE
VMAN Magazine issue #16 on newsstands November 17th
Milan Vukmirovic, creative director of Trussardi 1911 styles and photographs a collection of his own. Starring model Simone Bredariol of D’Men, we get another look at the colorful spring range that takes into account a lighter, more vibrant mood – illustrating a willingness to explore and be playful within the realms of menswear.
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I was curious...going into fall what color trends would pop up...I am not in LA as much and am fearful that I may slip into an AllBlackEastCoastForMonths mentality. While I won't hold myself ridged to these statistics, and they are only from one spot on the Fashion Map, it is a nice little go to get color theraped...
The Pantone Color Institute published a report on the top colors for fall 2009 as described by designers showing at New York fashion week. Pantone’s executive director says that the colors chosen are “a direct outcome of what’s happening in the world around us.”
1. Iron (Pantone 18-1306): Percentage of designers who used this color, 16.5
2. Purple Heart (Pantone 18-3520): 15.6
3. Majolica Blue (Pantone 19-4125): 12.8
4. American Beauty (Pantone 19-1759): 11.9
5. Honey Yellow (Pantone 16-1143): 10.1
6. Rapture Rose (Pantone 17-1929): 9.2
7. Burnt Sienna (Pantone 17-1544): 8.2
8. Warm Olive (Pantone 15-0646): 7.3
9. Nomad (Pantone 16-1212): 5.6
10. Creme Brulee (Pantone 13-1006): 2.8
DYAD is an exclusive collaboration with Topman LENS previewing their Autumn/Winter 09 collection. Directed by Alex Johns, this short film questions time, place and what is reality. The two men – the dyad – appear in a wasteland, seemingly from nowhere. We don’t know where they have come from or what their connection is; they are together but somehow apart. Topman is launching the LENS collection in a new permanent space in their Oxford Circus branch as part of a large expansion of the store. We wish them the best of luck! 0source: buckstyle