A METAPHYSICAL DIMENSION BY KOEN HAUSER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Koen Hauser works as a photographer and visual artist. He finished his masters of science in social psychology, later followed by studying photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

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Hauser is known for his intangible body of work flowing between fine arts, fashion and applied photography. From purely esthetical to highly conceptual, he frequently references or paraphrases the iconic visual language of historical photography, or even incorporates exisiting images into his work. Together with his distinguished feel for appearance and his love for the mysterious, alienating, strange and uncanny, these are the key elements that form the core of his body of work, which has a distinct metaphysical dimension.

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VIBRANT SKELETONS BY BRADLEY THEODORE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Turks and Caicos born street artist and New York based Bradley Theodore mixes and matches in vibrant colors key elements of art and fashion, plastering his power clashing hybrids around the city streets.

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“Fashion allows people to become art. It’s the only time in our society that’s truly accepted for you to be a form of art. The average person on the street is trying to convey an image. That image could be an identity, he or she could be building himself as a painting: it might be the most super-glossed up glam queen, or they could be portraying this stupendous image of Madonna.” Bradley Theodore

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He’s painted murals across the globe; done cover art for albums for the Wu Tang Clan, created art for Def Jam, Universal Records, and Sony. He’s been featured in Vogue for his iconic skeletal images of Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. His works play- fully explores fashion, graphic design and popular culture.

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MUTED PALETTE ILLUSTRATIONS BY HSIAO RON CHENG

by Ariadna Zierold

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Taipei-based artist Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a 1986-born Taiwanese digital artist/illustrator that uses a muted palette to create imagery that you’d probably find in your dreams on a night when you’ve eaten too much cheese.

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She started to work as a freelance illustrator in 2012 and soon get international attention. In the same year, her work has been shortlisted for Young Illustrator Award. Hsiao-Ron’s clients range from fashion brand to design agencies worldwide. Other experiences include a digital painting of 8ft mural for coffee shop interior design.

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Fashion Forward: Drawings You Can Wear | EDDA GIMNES

Refreshing, new, creative and jaw-dropping sensational fashion from Edda Gimnes’ Spring and Summer collection of 2016. Upon first glance, my inner child befriended my adult and spiritual self in holy unity. The whimsical, black and white drawing designs of Edda’s newest collection is truly a work of art.

Edda is the hottest Norwegian fashion designer out of London College of Fashion, with several awards and positive critiques already under her belt. In an interview with Norwegian Arts, Edda states, “I enjoy using old objects and things that have gone to waste, so for my collection I have been ‘The Ragpicker’ of my own project.  I have been making my own archive and collecting things from society in London and outside, that has been refused, forgotten and lost”, when she tries to explain how her creative process develops, from idea to collection.”

Look out on the runway for more fashion forward collections from Edda Gimnes.

Refreshing, new, creative and jaw-dropping sensational fashion from Edda Gimnes' Spring and Summer collection of 2016. Upon first glance, my inner child befriended my adult and spiritual self in holy unity. The whimsical, black and white drawing designs on Edda's newest collection is truly a work of art. Via news.upperplayground.com (2)

Refreshing, new, creative and jaw-dropping sensational fashion from Edda Gimnes' Spring and Summer collection of 2016. Upon first glance, my inner child befriended my adult and spiritual self in holy unity. The whimsical, black and white drawing designs on Edda's newest collection is truly a work of art. Via news.upperplayground.com (4)

Refreshing, new, creative and jaw-dropping sensational fashion from Edda Gimnes' Spring and Summer collection of 2016. Upon first glance, my inner child befriended my adult and spiritual self in holy unity. The whimsical, black and white drawing designs on Edda's newest collection is truly a work of art. Via news.upperplayground.com (5)

Refreshing, new, creative and jaw-dropping sensational fashion from Edda Gimnes' Spring and Summer collection of 2016. Upon first glance, my inner child befriended my adult and spiritual self in holy unity. The whimsical, black and white drawing designs on Edda's newest collection is truly a work of art. Via news.upperplayground.com (6)

Refreshing, new, creative and jaw-dropping sensational fashion from Edda Gimnes' Spring and Summer collection of 2016. Upon first glance, my inner child befriended my adult and spiritual self in holy unity. The whimsical, black and white drawing designs on Edda's newest collection is truly a work of art. Via news.upperplayground.com (7)
Refreshing, new, creative and jaw-dropping sensational fashion from Edda Gimnes' Spring and Summer collection of 2016. Upon first glance, my inner child befriended my adult and spiritual self in holy unity. The whimsical, black and white drawing designs on Edda's newest collection is truly a work of art. Via news.upperplayground.com (1)

Photos: Yoo Sun

Jones BBQ and Foot Massage x Steph Curry x Russell Westbrook

The Golden State Warriors have advanced to the NBA finals.

 This is a short film exploring the joy of celebration with BBQ and Foot Massages and the agony of Fashion Defeat.

 

 

The Golden State Warriors have advanced to NBA finals. This is a short film exploring the joy of celebration with BBQ and Foot Massages and the agony of Fashion Defeat. Via news.upperground.com