Notebook on Cities and Clothes is a documentary film about Yohji Yamamoto directed by Wim Wenders.
“Calvin Black was a folk artist who lived in California’s Mojave Desert and created more than 80 life-size female dolls, each with its own personality, function, and costume.
Possum Trot is part of the “Visions of Paradise” series on contemporary folk artists directed and produced by Irving Saraf and Allie Light.”
Filmed in 1977
Norisol Ferrari designs are created from skin soft leathers and furs, with a mysterious look. Something you may find Nosferatu wearing, in a modern interpretation. A Jacket or coat, may cover and protect you as a wearable blanket or a piece of soft armor.
“Independent of trend or novelty, Norisol Ferrari’s creations are painstakingly conceived and flawlessly executed. At the core of Norisol’s bespoke collection of outerwear, lay the classic principles of men’s tailoring. The effect is one of perpetual glamour: these are heirlooms, designed to be cherished for years to come. Each one unique, her garments are, in Norisol’s words, ‘nobly weighted’, that is, all of the materials incorporated into her designs are intentional and purposeful, bringing together the elements of warmth, function and sophistication.”
Here are some Images from Ferrari’s very elegant look book:
Norisol Ferrari ‘alvarez’
“Mari” (my personal favorite)
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I still love this 1992 editorial shot by Steven Meisel. I even remember when it appeared in vogue. My sister was soberly describing “what grunge was” to my parents. She used a photo of Naomi Campbell dressed in plaid and stripes as an example. Pushing it in my parents face. They just nodded and went “O.K, yeah we get it now”.
Vogue Dec 92
Kristen Mcmenamy and Nadja Auermann
photo: Steven Meisel