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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 […]

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 […]

Steve Lidbury
Steve Lidbury

Designer Steve Lidbury, is finally back home in London. For the past eight years the innovative designer has been abroad living and punching out some of the most engaging interior designs in Tokyo. Lidbury’s work flourished in Japan and his current aesthetic borrows elements from the modern metropolis. “As soon as I stepped foot in […]

Zach Condon
Zach Condon

Zach Condon’s voice is as sure as a sunset. The 23-year-old songwriter and singer of Beirut has a delivery as refined as Serge Gainsbourg, and a croon reminiscent of Yves Montand. But while he is still young by music industry standards, his rise to the spotlight did not happen overnight.

Scott Sternberg
  Scott Sternberg

Scott Sternberg navigates outside design­, where dialogue plays freely and clothes take life. Scott Sternberg premiered Band of Outsiders for fw 04 starting as a humble collection of slim ties and button-downs out of la. A Hollywood agent-turned-designer without formal training, Sternberg took slimmed-out proportions to a full collection of ready-to-wear with suiting, trousers, knits […]

Michael Bastian
Michael Bastian

Timeless Resonance — Michael Bastian clothes the contemporary man in American classics Examining the world of fashion around him on his way up the industry ladder from Lyons, New York to a menswear directorship at Bergdorf Goodman, Michael Bastian grew distraught with the scarcity of relevant American designers amidst scores of European and Asian innovators. So he […]

Maurice Kanbar
Maurice Kanbar

Maurice Kanbar: Vodka king, movie buff, hyperactive, and then some Looking puckish—almost elfin—producer, inventor, philanthropist, author and general man-about-town, Maurice Kanbar lights a cigarette and relaxes into the couch in the spacious, seventh-floor living room of the Renaissance-style Pacific Heights apartment building that he owns. The seventh floor is his guesthouse. His flat is up […]

Phillip Lim
Phillip Lim

Five years ago, he was relatively unknown. Now everyone in fashion wants to know what’s next for Phillip Lim At 31, fashion designer Phillip Lim was already something of a success, through his LA-based studio, Development. Prior to Development, Lim had worked as a design assistant to the acclaimed Katayone Adeli. Then, almost immediately after […]

Jeffrey Beers
Jeffrey Beers

One Man’s vision for restaurants, resorts, hotels and nightclubs Jeffrey Beers has created some of the most alluring spaces around the world. Through his imagination he transforms empty space within any four walls to create destination spots that transport guests to another world. His signature design environments weave a delicate balance between intimacy and spectacle, […]


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