Prada invited Yang Fudong to make a film to showcase their S/S 2010 menswear collection. First Spring, set in Shanghai, shows individuals in dreamlike sequences caught between the past and the present, they drift uncertain and confused. The multilayered imagery provides
a fascinating environment for the collection.
Yang, who trained as a painter and photographer, cites early Jim Jarmusch and French New Wave as influences. The film, like his other works, has an aesthetic of classic beauty and timelessness. Congratulations to CD David James.
Night Time by Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre is an artist’s book full of images, stories and poems exploring the night. She collected the material through a series of events and conversations with the people of Southwark in London. The multicultural backgrounds of the contributors give the writing and imagery an edge.
This book and many other handmade editions are available from Bookart in Shoreditch, London.
Cassandra @ Elite, Lilah @ Profile, Abi @ Models 1, Sadie @ FM Models.
All the girls made it through the snow – Cassandra straight off a flight from LA.
Lilah has already worked on Chanel cosmetics, Abi was featured in Michel Haddi’s bookazine God Save the Queen, Sadie is Christopher Bailey’s muse at Burberry and about to start her first show season.