Nov 10, 2009

Style notes

Elle Canada
Nov 10, 2009

Style notes

Andy Thê-Anh
The Impossible Collection
“I like to refer to the greatest art achievements of the past century to get inspired for my upcoming collections. The Impossible Collection is an amazing book on international contemporary art — I’d love to add it to my library.”

In the spirit of Capri (Assouline)
“Capri is a luxury island filled with beautiful people and luscious scenery — I like to envision the Andy women amongst them. Also, I have always dreamed of going to Capri for a relaxing holiday.”

Kandinsky at the Guggenheim (Assouline)
“I really enjoy visual art for the early 20th century, especially artists from various countries from the Expressionism movement such as Kandinsky, Chagall, Klee and Munch.”

Jessica Jensen
Vincent Van Gogh: Between Earth and Heaven

“Van Gogh’s paintings are a natural inspiration of emotive textures and colour palettes. He once noted: ‘It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.’ I believe the same philosophy holds true for fashion.”

Koto Bolofo: La Maison (Steidl)

“This book collection is an exploration of luxury in the making — a never-before-seen behind-the-scenes look into Hermès, the fashion and leathergoods empire. Who wouldn't want a backstage pass?”

Josef Albers: Homage to the Square Anni Albers: The Prints of Anni Albers (D.A.P.)
“Josef and Anni Albers were pioneers of 20th century modernism. Josef's Homage to the Square experiments with pared down colour combinations and it is highly influential to colour theory today. The Prints of Anni Albers catalogues her Bauhaus-trained talent for textile design and print-making. This book is an inspiration of still relevant and applicable patterns, translating the philosophies of the arts and crafts movement into modern design.”

Lucian Matis
Roger Anger: Research on Beauty

“I find Roger Anger’s work fascinating. He was a modernist before his time. Viewed from all angles, his work is perfect.”

Gypset Style (Assouline)
“I have always been fascinated by gypsies' lifestyle, fashion and accessories. This book encompasses all these elements.”

Walking in my mind
“This book covers multiple forms of creativity and expression while revealing the process as well as the roots of imagination.”

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