We Explore This week in Fashion News.
Inge Prader brings Gustav Klimt paintings to life using models and props. For the style bible of this year’s life ball in Vienna, an annual AIDS charity event, photographer Inge Prader has recreated the impression of the Vienna secession by bringing the painted personages of Gustav Klimt to life. Carefully posed models and intricately crafted props duplicate some of Klimt’s most iconic masterworks like ‘death and life’ and ‘Beethoven frieze’, mirroring the gold hued, highly decorative and erotic aesthetic the Austrian artist became best known for. richly ornamented costumes clothing warriors and women alike are situated alongside semi-nude figures and set against detailed mosaic backdrops, projecting paradise-like conditions that truly characterize Klimt’s ‘golden phase’."
Edward Enninful officially took over the helm of leading Vogue magazine this week, in a move that has ruffled feathers but brings new ideas to the one of the pillars of the fashion world. There’ll be more on his plans for the magazine in our Sunday news highlights but it’s fair to say Edward’s main objective is to expand the digital side of Vogue by creating a magazine that’s sustainable in an ever-increasing digital world.
Alexandra Van Houtte the creator of tag-walk.com explains how her vision came to life to create an online resource that stocked every look from each show in the four main capitals of fashion. Likened to the Google for Fashion, it was created to be an online resource for fashion insiders but has now become a hotspot for anyone interested in fashion. Alexandra also stated her harshest critics were her family for whom she originally pitched her idea. Whilst supporting her they felt that surely it must already have been done but clearly as Alexandra has demonstrated it hadn’t. She saw a gap in the market and made a success of it.
Last week saw the launch of Dries, a documentary detailing the life and work of Belgian Fashioner Designer Dries Van Noten, one of the famed ‘Antwerp Six’. The press shy designer allowed a film maker to follow him for a year, following the process to create four striking collections as well as documenting the cat walks shows that bring the clothes to life. It also demonstrated the pain staking work of selecting fabrics months in advance and the detailed styling of the model’s hair and make up to the very last minute before launch.