style.com: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s design signature by now is familiar. Their simple, covered-up, almost prim silhouettes act like a canvas for the embroidery and beadwork of the Roman house’s atelier. “We were thinking about freedom, and Diana Vreeland’s famous quote, ‘The eye has to travel,'” Piccioli said via phone from Rome where they’re working on their men’s and couture collections. Their reference points ranged far and near, encompassing vibrant Native American motifs, made in collaboration with the artist Christi Belcourt, a member of Canada’s Métis tribe, and the garden flowers and animals that have been part of their vocabulary at Valentino for years. see the full collection here.
VAQUERA 03 LOOK BOOK
photography: Gewet Tekle
styling/casting: Patric Dicaprio
set design: Jess Kwok
SISSYDUDE LOVES: DANDY QUEENS new editorial @ BLACKATTITUDE/ photos by Prisca M. Monnier as a collaboration with Nadeem Mateky (via okayafrica)
OKAY AFRICA: Dandy Queens sees its sartorial-clad female models (Aurélie Lamalle, Marama Lee, Khady Diallo) take on the roles of Jo March (the lead character from Louisa May Alcott‘s Little Women, American abolitionist Dr. Mary Walker Chirurgienne (Mary Edwards Walker), and the frontierswoman Martha Jane Canary (Calamity Jane). Head to Blackattitude for the full editorial. For more, follow the magazine on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Moses Gauntlett Cheng Collection 02 – AW15, Photography by Thomas McCarty, Styling by Patric Dicaprio
Photography: DUSTI CUNNINGHAM
Models: Danny Dolan, Rikki Crowley, Garrett Swann, Danny Axl, David Rest, Shawn Morales
Location: Roman Holiday Health Club II, Van Nuys
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swim wear and undies: CHARLIE by MATTHEW ZINK
I wAs channeling Ginger Rogers.,,,,.I didnt know she was A #rebelheart via @madonna
‘He, She, Me': an exclusive track by Devonté Hynes and Neneh Cherry, commissioned by Selfridges. | Film by Kathryn Ferguson & Alex Turvey, featuring Hari Nef. Choreography by Ryan Heffington.
FEELGUIDE: Genius music producer Dev Hynes (i.e. BLOOD ORANGE) teamed up recently with Neneh Cherry for a brilliant new single “He She Me,” released in conjunction with British department store Selfridges’ new gender-free fashion line AGENDER. The video was directed by Selfridges’ in-house director Kathryn Ferguson alongside Alex Turvey, with choreography by Ryan Heffington, who also choreographed Sia’s “Chandelier”. In an interview, Ferguson explained the concept of the video: “The film is an evolving journey through a subtle push and pull between masculinity and femininity, captured entirely in one unbroken shot, utilising in-camera camera effects in a world populated by out-scaled physical props inspired by Faye Toogood’s in store realisation of AGENDER. This film has come at a time when important conversations about gender fluidity and non-binary ways of being are finally getting a lot of attention.”
vintage shots via MYSELFIXION
sissydude LOVES: “FADE TO GAY”… JOHN RICHMOND’S SUPER LOVELY F/W 2015/16 collection… THE CLOTHES! THE MODELS! THE CROTCHES!!! (thanks TONY R)
“Day and night I try, in my studio with its six two-thousand watt suns, balancing between the extremes of the impossible, to shake loose the real from the unreal, to give visions body, to penetrate into unknown transparencies.” – Erwin Blumenfeld
vintage ads via FILE Photo
tattooed men photos by GUAIZINE
sissydude loves: VALENTINO pre-fall 2015 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli & British textile designer Celia Birtwell