MOMENTS | Link Up: Word of the Week, Milan Design Week, Lettrs App, The Director, Cooking Soundtrack

Staying relevant on the go.
“You can’t get un-famous. You can get infamous, but you can’t get un-famous.” —Dave Chappelle
1. Word of the Week: “glunge.” The Wall Street Journal invades Rick Owens’ Minimalist, Parisian Man Cave.

#BAMINATE | John Galliano’s Going Back to School

How do you wear BAMIN (Build And Make It Now)?
Despite being ousted from his own house and the house of Christian Dior after a highly-publicized anti-Jew drunken rampage in 2011, John Galliano is slowly making a comeback.
Oscar de la Renta brought Galliano on in February to help style his F/W 2013 show, and now Parsons has announced that they’re offering a three-day master class called “SHOW ME EMOTION!” taught by Galliano, which will explore the power and role of emotions in the creative process.

MOMENTS | Link Up: Psy, Makr Shakr Bartender, Hatsune Miku, Alexander Wang x Balenciaga, Anonymous Journal Entries

Staying relevant on the go.

“A lot of my work is a matter of reacting to surprises in life.” —Alexander Wang
1. Could summer’s latest dance craze be upon us? Psy releases the Follow up to “Gangman Style”— “Gentleman M/V.
2. Meet Makr Shakr, a robotic bartender to be unveiled at Google I/O next month.

#BAMINATE | How Would David Bowie Wear BAMIN?

Visionary musician and master of disguises David Bowie is making a comeback this year—not like he ever really left—very much contrary to the reports that he was embracing the quiet life.
He has a retrospective at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (up through August 11th), a new album out last month, The Next Day, and is apparently in the running for Time magazine’s “Most Influential People” list.

MAKER | Iris van Herpen Turns Water into… a Dress

A celebration of the creatives who remix their craft in thought-provoking new ways. 
Though Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has been relatively unknown in the fashion world up until her debut at the Paris Haute Couture shows in 2011, her lines have always experimented with the latest in digital concepts and technologies—everything from electronic rays and synesthesia to microprocessors and the flexible 3D-printed dresses seen in her latest collection Voltage.

THE MIX | Cut + Paste

BAMIN (Build And Make It Now) lets you remix parts, colors, and materials to make your own bags, much like these artists have appropriated the human body and turned it into a whole new animal.
From Alma Haser’s Cosmic Surgery series to Damien Blottiere’s dance-inspired collages, the familiar becomes unrecognizable in a very mystical way.
Leif Podhajsky’s Coagulated Physique series has us craning out necks to make out just how he’s reorganized the body to become a kaleidoscopic entanglement of mystery. Bravo.

February 17, 2014 by Robert Cordero