art & fashion

Oscar De la Renta 1932 – 2014

Mr. de la Renta became a household name in the intersecting worlds of New York - the worlds of power and money — as a tastemaker, a couturier not only to socialites but also to celebrities. He was a presence at galas, but his influence touched powerful men and their wives (in de la Renta dresses of course).

Oscar de la Renta, respected fashion career began...

fusing the physical world

Every now and then I seem to being seeing lots uber cool street art by Lithuanian-born Ernest Zacharevic turn up in friends holiday snaps across Malaysia.

Ernest Zacharevic is a young Lithuania-born artist who is making quite some noise on the streets of George Town, Penang with his fresh approach to graffiti. This comes in the form of beautifully executed wall paintings,...

Tom Ford Spring 2015

Tom Ford Spring 2015–With the 1990s making a resurgence in fashion, Tom Ford decided to delve into his work of the late 90s channeling his Gucci days for inspiration with his spring-summer 2015 collection. The result was something a bit more rock and roll inspired than his disco Gucci days. Almost every look seemed to glitter with sparkling...

moving beyond Australia

Scott Petrie's art has been described as arresting and confronting to the eye. His techniques combine rich layering of waxes, glazes and oil paints, his works have garnered a loyal following amongst leading interior designers and art collectors . The twelve artworks on display as part of Petrie’s latest collection, ‘Beyond,’ mark a new and exciting direction in his...

Matthieu Paley Nomadic Portraits

Matthieu’s photographs often explore themes of remoteness and isolation in Geo-politically sensitive areas. After 10 years of using Hong Kong as his base, he recently relocated in Turkey. Over the last 12 years, Matthieu was sent on assignments by various magazines such as National Geographic, Geo, Newsweek, Time, Outside, Discovery, Vanity Fair and Figaro among others. He has collaborated on numerous books including a book on...

Dolce & Gabbana seeing red

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are seeing red and its not because of their um … current judicial headaches. The fashion house has turned their attention to Spain taking the bull by the horns for their Menswear Spring Summer 2015 range. Inspired matadors, picadors and banderilleros all came to life on the catwalk in boleros and jackets covered in...

the idea of the imperfect image Shannon McGrath

Shannon McGrath is known for her photographic skills as an architectural and interiors photographer. Shannon say’s, “the endeavor of my professional practice is to capture and work images to the point of near perfection. They are images that celebrate, document and show clearly its subject matter.” Her latest upcoming exhibition “Fraction,” in this series of works Shannon investigates the...

Dior man winter 2015

Set against immaculate white walls, the Long Museum in Shanghai that Kris Van Assche chose to present his Dior Homme Autumn-Winter 2014/2015 collection, which was also shown in Paris.

The house of Dior says, "The Dior man is a devotee of the flawless cut, of traditional tailoring reinvented in a modern and laid-back urban manner, sporting white sneakers and rolled-up jeans. In watching this man move,...

Rectangle Shoes by Maria Nina Vaclavek

Just what is it that drives most women crazy when clothing south of the ankle present something new and exciting. I mean no-one ever said, "now that's a great pair of Croc's !", and I guess they never will.  Czech Republic-based student designer Maria Nina Vaclavek has created a brutally designed shoe dubbed the ‘Rectangle Shoe’. Rectangular in form, but they take on the curvy...