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Chad Farmer
Chad Farmer

As one who believes advertising should always “tell a story” while simultaneously stirring desire for the focal selling point, Chad Farmer has become well known for his clean aesthetic and evocative imagery through his work as an Art Director. After attending Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he worked his way to becoming Senior [...]

Farah Zulaikha
Farah Zulaikha

  Farah Zulaikha is a NYC-based Fashion Ambassador, Humanitarian and TV Host earning international recognition amongst the world of Fine Arts, Fashion and Media. Farah Zulaikha is best recognized for her large-scale role in charity medical camps across the globe, mentoring young and aspiring fashion professionals across the U.S. and Europe, as well as her [...]

John Doe
John Doe

John Doe was “born” in 1977 when he arrived in Los Angeles and began the punk band X with Exene Cervenka. Before that, he was John Nommensen Duchac from Decatur, Illinois. In 1981 the sophomore album Wild Gift established X’s place in musical history with such songs as “White Girl” and “We’re Desperate.” From 1978-1993, [...]

Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon

Sean Lennon is the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and like his parents, he has a restless creative spirit that’s constantly veering off in unpredictable directions to create adventurous music. He has made solo albums of dreamy pop with a bossa nova flavor, co-written songs with Lenny Kravitz, played bass in the quirky [...]

Billy & Heather
Billy & Heather

The love story between Billy Kidd and Heather Huey is one born from mutual admiration of each other’s work, and it was their work that ultimately brought them together.  Kidd, an aspiring photographer, moved to New York with the intention of working for the late, great Irving Penn.  Sadly, as Penn passed away within a [...]

Sara Ferrari
Sara Ferrari

Sara Ferrari was born in Brescia, Italy. After her graduation at MACHINA Lonati Fashion and Design Institute, she moved to London where she started different collaborations with product and interior design practices. In 2009 she founded Sara Ferrari Design. Her work is 
already recognized internationally: the cardboard chair PAD was selected as a winning entry [...]

Yoshiyuki Miyamae
Yoshiyuki Miyamae

The ISSEY MIYAKE brand has been at the forefront of Japanese fashion since its women’s collection debuted in New York in 1971. Famed for their innovative and experimental creations, ISSEY MIYAKE continues to impress fashionistas the world over, with their latest Spring/Summer2013 range being no exception. Established by Mr. Issey Miyake, graduate of the prestigious [...]

Bally’s Michael Herz & Graeme Fidler
Bally's Michael Herz & Graeme Fidler

As co-creative directors for Bally, Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler oversee the Swiss brand’s overall aesthetic. Renowned for impeccable shoes and leather goods since 1851, the company turned to Herz and Fidler to revitalize ready-to-wear and the brand’s broader lifestyle appeal. While clothing had been part of Bally’s offerings since 1976, shoes, boots and bags [...]

John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)
John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)

When the Sex Pistols splintered in an explosion of backbiting, recrimination and lawsuits, it seemed unlikely that John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) would ever be able to top the band’s musical and social impact. He confounded expectations by starting Public Image Ltd, in hindsight, PiL can be seen as the first post-rock band, the progenitor [...]

Norma Kamali
Norma Kamali

Text by Michael Cohen   Norma Kamali has been innovating American fashion for more than four decades, and she continues to thrive by challenging the status quo. Her first boutique opened in 1968, importing leading European fashions and merchandising them alongside vintage finds. By the early 1970s, she debuted her own Norma Kamali label, relaunched [...]

TADASHI SHOJI
TADASHI SHOJI

For more than 30 years, Tadashi Shoji has crafted impeccable and elegant garments for women. Born in Sendai, Japan, Shoji apprenticed under artist Jiro Takamatsu, then costume designer Bill Whitten, before debuting his own, Los Angeles-based design studio in 1982. These days, his designs are red carpet fixtures, worn by Dita Von Teese, Octavia Spencer [...]

HAND SIGNALS: ANTHONY ASAEL
HAND SIGNALS: ANTHONY ASAEL

The United Nations comprises 193 member countries: photographer Anthony Asael has been to all of them. And, in addition to the countless miles clocked thus far, this altruistic artist and social activist is rapidly gaining ground. As founder and executive director of Art in All of Us, Asael has spearheaded collaborative youth projects in 700 [...]

Karen Collins
Karen Collins

Pucci, Gucci, Ungaro and Numero. Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Pop, and many high-end retailers and brands, Not a bad calling cards for a photographer who ignored the traditional paths to success, those being, going to photography school, getting a job as someone’s assistant, and being a man. Karen Collins took a different route, and buoyed [...]

Moby
Moby

Moby was born in New York, but grew up in suburban Connecticut. He studied classical guitar, played in punk bands and worked as a DJ while studying philosophy and photography. He loved house, hip-hop and experimental music. When he began making music, all those sounds came into play. His albums have sold more than 20 [...]

Erik Spiekermann
Erik Spiekermann

It was Erik Spiekermann himself who said, “Typography is like air. We only notice it when it’s bad.” And it’s true, while we are surrounded by design everyday—because design is part of living itself—seldom do we notice its intricacy or how integral it is to our day-to-day existence. Look closely and its patterns will reveal [...]

Tiffany Shlain
Tiffany Shlain

Filmmaker, Internet advocate, artist and activist, Tiffany Shlain is a woman of all trades. When she’s not blogging for The Huffington Post for her column “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” she’s jet-setting to the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of one of her documentaries (or in this year’s case, two) or presiding over the Moxie Institute, [...]

Kenya Hara
Kenya Hara

Kenya Hara is the kind of person who sees endless possibilities within emptiness. Succinct and rationalized, the Japanese graphic designer and art director of the esteemed collective MUJI, believes that design, whether it is good or bad, can enhance a spiritual awakening in people. The ideology can be found through every aspect of Hara’s work, [...]

Mark Seliger
Mark Seliger

Capturing the essence of celebrities, musicians and models, editorial photographer Mark Seliger has shot some of history’s exceptional, iconic portraits, shooting more than 125 covers for Rolling Stone. Born in Amarillo, Texas and raised in Houston, Mark attended East Texas State University where he studied photography and graphic design. He moved to NYC where he [...]

Francisco Costa
Francisco Costa

Francisco Costa knows what women want. As Creative Director for Calvin Klein over the past six years, his sartorial creations have empowered and inspired womenswear the world over; yet always remain fresh and pure in their minimalism—the very essence of the Calvin Klein label. Known for neutral and earthy palettes informed by the sporting life [...]

Rem D. Koolhaas
Rem D. Koolhaas

United Nude began with a broken heart; Rem D. Koolhaas scaled back his architectural products to create the Möbius shoe in an attempt to win back his Cinderella. Though he didn’t get the girl, he won the hearts of women around the world with his modern futuristic collection that fuses design, technology and fashion. Whether [...]

Wayne Coyne
Wayne Coyne

Wayne Coyne is the Flaming Lips’ major domo. Lead vocalist and ringmaster for these Oklahoma art provocateurs, he logged in time as a teenage pot dealer and fry cook at Long John’s Silver for 11 years before his band really took off—jobs that he claims were excellent preparation for fronting this band. But never more [...]

Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons

Creator of the 17th BMW Art car Considered to be one of the greatest contemporary artists of our generation—whether due to the astronomical price his works command, or genuine artistic significance—one thing is for certain: every piece that Jeff Koons has created, whether perceived as kitsch or avant-garde, has left a lasting impression on his [...]

Erin Fetherston
Erin Fetherston

It’s no secret that San Francisco has been a hotbed for today’s rising young design stars. For those still in the dark, its recent “graduates” have been Alexander Wang, Derek Lam and Peter Som. For Bay Area native Erin Fetherston, dreams of becoming a fashion designer were always in her cards.

Richard Florida
Richard Florida

The Discovery of the Creative Class Richard Florida is a maker of maps, a master of migrations, and always looking forward. The author of The Rise of the Creative Class and Who’s Your City? is a professor at the University of Toronto and responsible for discovering the 38 million member monster known as the “creative [...]


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