Jean Michel Basquiat was a graffiti artist who gained notoriety in the 1980s for his gritty neo-expressionist style. Neo-expressionism is a style of art that communicates vivid and jarring images which often leaves viewers feeling a sense of tension, alienation and ambiguity. Jean Michel Basquiat's work focused on the internal struggle that we can all relate to in this pandemic.
Lace is a delicate fabric created from thread to create a web like pattern. The threads originally used were gold and silver coloured silk but nowadays are predominantly made with white cotton thread. Lace is made by looping, plaiting and twisting threads independent of any woven surface. Lace making is a highly skilled and time consuming process. In some cases, only a few centimetres of fabric can be produced per day by hand.
The New Yorker cartoons are supposed to critique modern day upper class life and have been doing so since the magazines publication in 1925. The New Yorker Cartoonist, Liana Finck, goes one step further and dissects the inner workings of the minds of modern day humans. In other words, it is like she can read my mind. Below I will analyse and comment on the cartoons that most resonated with me.
Franca Sozzani was the editor of Vogue Italia from 1988 up until her tragic death in 2016. Her work was considered controversial and she received constant backlash from critics about her Vogue Italia covers. Unfazed by the critics, she continued to create the most talked about magazine issues.
H&M began its tradition of collaborating with high-end designers in 2004 when the brand asked Karl Lagerfeld to create a capsule collection inspired by the man himself. It was an instant success with customers and the collection was sold out within a couple of days worldwide. Since 2004, the brand has collaborated with at least one high end designer each year to create a capsule collection for their customers.