Céline and Yves Klein

Yves Klein

(28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962)

was a French artist considered an important figure in post-war European art.
He is the leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme
founded in 1960 by art critic Pierre Restany.
Klein was a pioneer in the development of performance art,
and is seen as an inspiration to, and as a forerunner of, Minimal art, as well as Pop art.

“I write my name in the blue.”
Yves Klein, IKB 191, 1962.


FALL 2016 COUTURE Viktor & Rolf

Screen-caps from offical Viktor&Rolf instagram 

" Recycling is used as a means of expression. The past is looked at in a new light "

“The first feeling we had was, ‘We want something organic,” 

“We were thinking of conscious designing, and recycling. It felt kind of logical.”

“It’s good to create something new and not get stuck in the past,” 

“The references are clothing references,” 

“the shapes are still there.”

“It feels good, like a new start,”

 “You look at the past in a neutral way. Everything becomes equal in this new texture.” 


Doctor Cooper

Lisa Cooper graduated from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Fine Art. Cooper works as an artist and florist based in Sydney. Her work is imbued with intensity, darkness and character.

For her, flowers are another medium for composition and a metaphor for concepts.“They’re a potent metaphor; as individual elements they have [particular] meanings. They also have this amazing capacity to help us understand the experience of living.”

"Things of the natural world are at the intersection of heaven and earth. Of human and divine. That’s what they are. They’re inexplicable. Sometimes crazily inexplicable. How did they get here? Why are they here What is their purpose? Flowers are beyond explanation. And yet they are so of the earth that they take all of the earthly elements to come into existence. I think that’s where beauty lies." - Lisa Cooper from an interview with The Planthunter

Her distinctive floral arrangements and installation are commissioned by some of Sydney's biggest names in the art and business world. See more of her works here.


Viktor & Rolf FALL 2015 COUTURE

"Art comes to life in a gallery of surreal proportions,"

"A dress transforms into an artwork,

back into a dress and into an artwork again.

Poetry becomes reality, morphing back into fantasy."

"Action painting meets Baroque. 

Paint is splattered – canvas is smashed. 

Cracked textile frames unleash the silhouette and create a voluminous bend of reality. 

Intricate motifs parade the catwalk, 

transforming Golden Age paintings with the rawness and spontaneity of action painting. 

The painterly gesture is achieved through trompe l'oeil techniques: 

each artwork is executed in a complex layering of laser-cut jacquards, 

embroideries and appliqués."


Christine and the Queens - Paradis Perdus

Directed by duo J.A.C.K.
Costume design by Simon Porte Jacquemus

“The pink suit is the real protagonist of the video,” 

 “It had to grow. 
To be alive. 
It had to make me feel too old and then too young, too little and then too big. I’m lost in it.”

Paradis Perdus

Dans ma veste de soie rose
Je déambule morose
Le crépuscule est grandiose

Heartless, how could you be so heartless

Dandy un peu maudit un peu vieilli
Dans ce luxe qui s’effondre
Te souviens-tu quand je chantais dans les caves de Londres
Un peu noyé dans la fumée
Ce rock sophistiqué
Toutes les nuits tu restais là

Heartless, how could you be so heartless

Bandit un peu maudit un peu vieilli
Les musiciens sont ridés
Et ce clavier, comme c’est joli, j’essaie de me rappeler
Encore une fois les accords de
Ce rock qui bétonnait
Comme les anglais

Heartless, how could you be so heartless…

In the night I hear them talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along his road he lost his soul
To a woman so heartless


Daisies (Sedmikrásky)

is a 1966 Czechoslovak comedy-drama film written and directed by Věra Chytilová, 
and considered as a milestone of the Nová Vlna movement.

Director Vera Chytilová describe the movie as

“a philosophical documentary in the form of a farce.”

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