We all need a risk dose that adjusts to our limits; from bungee jumping to dyeing your hair blue or buying a t.A.T.u t-shirt, every human being needs a small shot of adrenaline now and then.
Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud know about the limits of risking. In fact, they’ve bought a house with a garden in said limit because that’s home for them; that’s where they’re comfortable and that’s easy to see. With amazing talent they united in the same picture composition, colour, surprise and volume creating on the spot picture that are full of references but that also build their own discourse. Bravo for the risk.
Besides having the coolest name, thing that we love, Melchor Bocanegra has won our hearts with his “Pink Ladies” series in which we portrays characters in that dirty-pastel-rotten-pink wonderful colour. Here we can see a completely new modality of fishmongers cheap bling, ladies painted like hoes and a sort of Virgin Mary crying what it looks like milk. You know which one of the Three Wise Men we’re choosing, right?
When Delpozo (with Josep Font as their commander) landed in New York Fashion Week and surprised us with incredible shapes and radiant colours, the firm automatically turned into a safe bet. That’s why we’ve been featuring every detail of the new collections for three years and we couldn’t skip this last SS16 one; we still love the way they use tones, the structures are key again and the set might as well be the ideal one for our wedding reception (though we’d change the accordion loop for something with a bit more beat). So, yes, Delpozo for everyone, now and hopefully forever.
Not everything can be artists, photographers or illustrators. Today we bring you one of our favourite clothing brands, Lazy Oaf; no matter if it snows, it thunders, it’s raining meatballs or trees throw little flowers on our way, our daily from here on will be like this, thanks to them. Their imagery is perfect, they collaborate with great artists and they always surprise us with fried eggs and sausages. Also, we are a bit lazy, especially in so many heat waves in a row. We love Lazy Oaf.
As many of you know by now, Spain is one of those countries where you can find unendless creative talent; in every corner there are ten fashion designers, six graphic designers and probably a photographer going all conga and praying to heaven for job opportunities. That’s why, filled with good taste and working capacity (treats that in case of events and festivals are scarce), we got a new edition of South 36.32N, another chance for those artists and creators to show what they’re capable of. It will happen in Cadiz (Southern Spain); lots of sea breeze and fried fish to enjoy shows by designers like Timo Zündorf (Antwerp), Pedro Covelo (Barcelona), Juan Carlos Pajares (Madrid), a showroom with pieces by, for example, Beatriz Peñalver (Granada) or Airova (A Coruña/ Paris), music by Grebnellaw (Stockholm) and talks by Topacio from La Fresh Gallery. So, yeah, we’re all meeting in Cadiz from the 25th to the 27th of June, right?
Adriá Colorado is part of our cult. He likes colour, fun and he probably likes partying more than Paris Hilton. Rupestris is the name of the new line by this fantastic Spanish designer that, inspired by Prehistory times, goes for discretion (*cough*). You could go to the corner shop, dance at Sónar or attend to your nephew’s bar mitzvah wearing his new collection; nevermind the occasion, Rupestris is colour and our souls are full of colours. That’s me being a total poet, by the way.
The amazing Majorcan photographer Biel Capllonch has one of those productions that no matter how many times you have a look at it, you will always find it amazing, like a Simpsons’ episode.
It’s common to see a Sonar (the Barcelona way of measuring what’s an AYE and what’s a NAY) campaign and instantly know that is Biel who’s shot the pictures that advertise the famous music festival; from a rather twisted point of view he takes all sorts of commissions but always, always, always, (let me repeat it again, always) leaving a recognizable imprint. You know it’s a Biel Capllonch; a fashion photographer that takes it away from its commercial core to a wider and more conceptual vision. His images are powerful topics that you can like or dislike, but they will touch you. Capllonch provokes doubt and a weird uncomfortable feeling, but it’s always difficult to forget.
Michael Kors brings us the chance to enjoy his new collection without moving from our own sofas again and this is already the seventh time live from New York to Spain and the whole world. We’ll be here broadcasting on real time on our social media, fancy and keen, to make this Wednesday afternoon (4pm in Spain, 10am in NYC) a bit less dull and more inspiring. Moreover, you’ll be able to witness all the outfits of the celebrities that will attend the show minutes before the catwalk (don’t forget the #AllAccessKors and #MichaelKors hashtags!). La Monda feat. Michael Kors, famous on the whole wide world.
Sheer fabrics, fringe, dégradé, fluor, more fluor, stripes, spandex, bright pink, more fringe if there wasn’t enough before, pattern layers, leopard print, denim, overalls, tye-dye, waterproof garments, American flags, are we forgetting something? Oh, yeah, more fringe. Don’t you worry, we’re not in the middle of a seizure in Matalan, we’re just naming SOME of the elements that designer Bernhard Willhelm has used for his upcoming Summer fashion collection.
As big fans of excess that we are, we admire the eclecticism that this German (he’s got nothing of the strict and square clichés) combines in all of his designs. You might think “shit, I wear two patterns together and I instantly look like coming out of Woodstock”. That’s the point, my friends. You gotta go beyond – stripes and checks together are already boring, as fringe and dégradé are -, now you have to let your hair down and just put on everything together. It’s gotta be done in the Bernhard way; all or nothing.
The true esthete doesn’t need any reasons; an object takes over a place not for functionality, an act is not deliberate but born in the guts, things happen just because. The esthete eats a steak while throwing confetti and listens to someone playing Brahms’s compositions backwards just because. Because it’s artistic. Speak old English dressed in Moorish tunics with a lobster on his head, just because. Because it looks nice.
Lonneke Van Der Palen must be a bit of an esthete because, even though we can’t find a clear reason behind her pictures, they’re so graphically amazing it’s difficult to ask “why”. This Dutch artist/photographer specialises in still life and finished her studies in the prestigious The Hague Royal Academy of Art on 2011. That’s like, yesterday. Van Der Palen, who has collaborated with publications like Elle, Glamour France, Dust, Wad, Frame or Bullet, uses objects, both everyday or luxury items, nearly like a chromatic excuse to create her aesthetic ode. Just because; and she hits right on the spot.