January 22, 2017
Turin born Milena Canonero studied art history and costume design. She broke into the film industry by first working with Stanley Kubrick after working on operas and commercials. Little did she know that A Clockwork Orange would go on to be a cult classic, no matter how disturbing you found the movie. Her work on this, her first film, won her an Oscar and was the beginning of her iconic career and development of style.
October 26, 2016
A celebrated editor, stylist, and all-round fashion philanthropist, Isabella Blow built the world of fashion a far weirder and wackier residence during her reign as a distinctly British global icon of the art form. Known for championing the careers of fashion protégés Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, Julien Macdonald, Jeremy Scott, Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant, her most notable discovery was arguably that of the late Alexander McQueen.
September 19, 2016
There is no doubt that his approach changed the nature of fashion photography. His use of spectacularly bright color, his decision to make the product incidental to the image, his insistence on controlling the elements of the photograph…those are all to be commended.
August 11, 2016
Aldo Manuzio (1449 – 1515) was a man who shaped its time like a Steve Jobs or Sergei Brin of the present.
July 28, 2016
The Beatles and The Stones defined the sound of the 1960s, but interior designer Mr David Hicks defined its look, and that of the 1970s.
June 22, 2016
To Jacques Garcia, who defined modern opulence with spaces like the Hôtel Costes in Paris, “luxury is knowledge.”
May 26, 2016
Crowned the most important man of 1990s menswear by Arena Homme +, Massimo Osti (1944–2005) was one of the most respected and imitated designers of his generation, whose innovations confounded the rules of the industry and created the fabrics of today.
May 15, 2016
Marimekko is, without doubt, one of the great success stories in the history of 20th- century design. Founded in 1951 by the visionary textile designer Armi Ratia and her husband, Viljo, the company grew from a small textile-printing firm into an international phenomenon and gave Finland a definitive presence on the world fashion stage.
April 3, 2016
He was the Hungarian photographer who played a pivotal role in fashion imagery – asking his models to exchange their posed positions for the movement and life now considered customary – and yet Martin Munkácsi (1896 – 1963) is relatively – and unjustifiably –unknown outside of his field.
March 24, 2016
Renzo Mongiardino was perhaps the greatest crafter and most inventive conjurer of splendid homes in the second half of the 20th century.
March 12, 2016
Understand the complexity: Entrepreneur and Creativity behind the Uniqlo success.
Two Stories: 1 – Profile of entrepreneur Tadashi Yanai. 2 – Naoki Takizawa: The Secret Behind Uniqlo’s Winning Formula. Karin Roitfled‘s interviews Naoki Takizawa.
January 26, 2016
On its Facebook page, Muji describes its aim as creating “products that are really necessary in everyday life in the shapes that are really necessary.”
December 4, 2015
Bowie has changed his style more dramatically than any other musician in history.
From south-east London to outer space, he’s rock’s greatest self-reinventor.
October 9, 2015
The designer shares the inspirations behind her simple but mind-numbingly intricate work.
October 9, 2015
Sir Terence Conran is one of the world’s best-known designers, restaurateurs and retailers. He founded the Habitat chain of home furnishings stores that revolutionised the High Street in the 1960s and 1970s by bringing intelligent modern design within reach of the general population.
September 24, 2015
“I’m from the generation that came to New York to meet their idols. In my case it was Andy Warhol and Antonio Lopez.” (Anna Sui)
September 22, 2015
Dr. Mehemed Fehmy Agha was first magazine art editor that was titled art director.
September 19, 2015
Truman Capote: “What Dom Pérignon was to champagne … so Brodovitch has been to … photographic design and editorial layout”.
September 16, 2015
In 1978, the husband-and-wife team of Mel & Patricia Ziegler found themselves in the clothing business …
September 7, 2015
An Italian approach to graphic design that inspired the great American designers of the 50’s.
August 3, 2015
Worn by royalty and celebrities, coveted and admired, and now avidly collected, this deceptively simple square of silk is much more than just a fashion accessory: it is the stuff of legend.
July 23, 2015
Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe. On stage at Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015
July 12, 2015
Will Burtin and Cipe Pineles might not be household names but you know their work—and have felt their influence.
July 12, 2015
As a model, Penelope Tree felt Eileen Ford’s wrath first hand. But a new biography has her in awe of her one-time boss
July 3, 2015
The Graphic Design Legend Convinced Businesses to put Design first. How he pioneered The Era Of Design-Led Business.