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FEATURE6/ NODA NAGI
8/ ABOUT A GIRL10 / I SLOWLY DRIFT AWAY20 / ALL MY PRETTY HORSES
ONES TO WATCH30 / MODEL-NEW FACES32 / DESIGNERS40/ ARTIST
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Nagi Noda died on the 7th of September 2008 at the age of just 35, leaving behind an impressive legacy and expansive and often bizarre body of work. In her short career she had become one of Japans most established young designers, although as her varied career suggests, she didnt like to be branded as such and therefore restricted to a certain genre of work.
Born in Tokyo to artist parents, her upbringing may have been a little unconventional to some, but she grew up in a very loving family. Nagi was exposed to a wide range of art forms from the moment she came out of the womb; the first film she saw was The Exorcist and her parents would talk to her about UFOs, Armageddon and the afterlife, as well as dressing her as a little boy.
From clay and sculpture to oil painting and graphic design, Nagi experimented with many mediums for expression throughout her childhood and education. She first earned a reputation as an art director designing print advertising, CD sleeves and book jack-ets, before expanding into the field of film and video directing.
As well as her own short film Fitness Video for Being Appraised as an Ex-fat Girl, she shot a music video for the Scissor Sisters single Shes My Man and Japanese pop star Yuki, for which she is probably most famous. Here, as well as in a commercial for Coca Cola, she used her trademark technique of simulating time-lapse photography with a tracking shot and dozens of lookalikes. Her work is fanciful and eccentric, and according to Nagi it offers a twist on the Japanese fascination with kawaii (cuteness). She once stated a lot of people call my work kowa kawaii, it means cute but a little bit weird. As well as this already extensive body of work, she also launched her own fashion label, Broken Label, with fine art painter Mark Ryden.
Nagis death was the tragic result of a car crash the previous year, from which she experienced ongoing complications. However even in her last moments she lived up to her eccentric reputation; she passed away wearing her Mark Ryden dress, Chanel boots and perfect make-up with Viktor & Rolf lace black eye lashes.Words by Claire Hampshire.
Models1, London is my mother agent, but I am also withIndustry People Manchester, TRUMP models New York, TOUCHE models Amsterdam, and FORD models Paris.
My favourite songs at the moment are Quicksand and In for the kill by La Roux. Also I love Purple Rain by Prince, it makes me cry every time I listen to it. I love
lots of old music and the style of 80s music. Im into all genres of music. I prefer music that you can let
your hair down to and shake your booty.What did you want to be when you grew up?
A princess but then I realised I had to be more real-istic...so I decided I wanted to be a singer until I was told that I am completely tone deaf. Ive always wanted to be around fashion so I finally decided I wanted to be
a fashion designer or model.
I have a black and white long haired Jack Russell Ter-rier, shes gorgeous in her own little way with her 3 inch beard and her wacky eye brows. We called her Poppy due to her having white paws and white markings up parts of her legs because it looks like shes wearing pop socks.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Ive tried counting but I loose count or find a pair I havent worn yet or for a long time and loose count. So Id say around about 60 or more. I love my high heels!
I feel more comfortable in London wearing heels because I dont look out of place being 6ft plus with them on, whereas up in Newcastle I feel too tall and people tend to stare. Its hard because all of my friends are way
smaller than me so I cant wear them out as much as I can and do when Im in London. I love the studded
shoes by Balmain. If I had millions of pounds it would most definitely be spent on shoes, bags and clothes.
I slowly drift away
Photograpghy Mark Winkley
Yellow bikin (just seen) G
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Pink skinny belt P
orange cuff Freedom for TO
Yellow fabric from
select fabric stores
Bikini top George at ASDA Bottoms PRIMARKMirrored gems pack of ten Hobby craftPink metal rope necklace, Freedom for TOPSHOP
Hot pink wool necklace,Amanda GreenwoodTeal bikini George at ASDA Wood bangles Freedom for TOPSHOP Ring Daisy & Eve
Yellow bikini George at ASDA Pink necklace & bracelets, both Freedom for TOPSHOP
PhotographyMark WinkleyModelPaige Young at Model OneillustrationsAmanda GreenwoodRetouching ByFaye Stewart
Juicy shorts, 95. See by Chloe top, 135. Diesel tank top, 45
Ring Freedom for TOPSHOP,
Dress Sport Max, 265Sunglasses PRIMARK, 3
Dress, Marc, 480Ring Daisy & eve 5.
Dress Juicy couture, 95, N
ecklace Freedom for TO
Name: JACHeight: 510Hair: Light BrownEyes: GreenAgency: IMGSpotted:Calvin Klein F/W 09 Philosophy Show F/W 09Vogue Paris
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Come aboard Piers Atkinsons bizarre car-nival float and encounter the extraordinary
and eerie characters onboard the cavalcade.
Extreme headdresses titivate heads, whilst others are smothered by balaclavas.
The evil clown is the ringleader in this freakish festival. Shape-shifting through
several guises, he grins at you through his blood red mouth and raises his wicked,
yellow arched eyebrows; strangely remi-niscent of the
Macdonalds golden arched M trade-mark...
Atkinsons mouse, from his previous collection, reappears playing a darker role:
the black ears have mutated into a scary mask, no longer
concealed by its cute cartoon act.
Dancing alongside these sinister charac-ters is the, seemingly, attractive flower girl, yet you cant see her face no matter how
hard you look. They say a neurotic narcis-sist lurks
beneath her floral faade.
One figure appears to be suffocating un-der a mass of sickly saccharine childrens
toys: a spoilt kid perhaps?
It appears our innocent childhood favour-ites have been twisted and distorted into
a modern day tale of ravenousness greed, vacuous
vanity and selfish consumerism.
Despite the dark undertone Atkinson is aiming to convey, his headwear is an
entertaining riot of colour and texture; hand knits, pom-poms, devore satin and
The VIPs of this raucous festivity include Zandra Rhodess dragon scales satin
drawstring hood, coiffure Charliele Mindus exaggerated mouse-ear shaped wig and
performance maestro Ryan Styless fun, colourful pom-
So come aboard and dance with these devilish creatures..if you dare.
. Words by: Sophie Gardner
Basso & BrookeIn these dark, recession-ridden times, Basso & Brooke cast a ray of light over the future, or rather a blinding, blast of coruscating light, in their kaleidoscopic Spring/Summer 2009 collection High Tech Romance. Inspired by the flow-ing, positive energy of Japanese culture, the designers offer much needed escapism by expressing the optimism and sanguinity of the Far East.
The story references the ancient, opulent Heian era of Japan, known for its rich culture of exquisite art, poetry and literature. An age that later generations have continu-ously admired: Heian translates to peace and tranquillity. A period where currency was substituted by clothes, workers were rewarded with items such as silk kimonos rather than money (a substitute I would gladly accept).
A range of delicate, pastel hues reflect the serene early
mornings through to the ultraviolet lights of twilight Tokyo. The teams signature digital prints are a futuristic fusion of Japanese pioneering technology and beautiful oriental nature. A chaotic concoction of iconic Japanese symbols: butterflies, birds, waves and flowers flow across the fitted, silk dresses on a backdrop of exotic colours pulled together by dramatic Obi belts. The graphically multi-printed jacket is the ultimate statement piece, whilst a few, rare plain dresses offer calm in the psychedelic patterned storm.
The original winners of Fashion Fringe in 2004, over the years the designer duo have proven to be a breath of indi-viduality on the runway. Their Spring/Summer 2009 roman-tic, technological tale of power prints is a reassuring warmth that the futures brightthe futures techni-coloured.
Words by: Sophie Gardner
Firstly there was the legging fad, then there was the leather legging fad and now Belle Sauvage introduces the psychedelic printed legging fad, promising to be the newest legging trend this summer. Love them or hate them, fashion continues to re-work the wardrobe staple into brand new, must-have styles. This appears to be Belle Sauvages ethos for its S/S 09 collection, a re-imaging of fashion favourites: leggings, skulls, biker-jackets and the introduction of original bold prints and innovative shapes.
Brash colours, eye-catching prints and frenzied art-work constructed into stretchy fabrics gives a glam, sporty 80s vibe. Micro, mini-skirts and dresses splayed with striking patterns, oversized tees and vest-tops stamped with crazy images and the skin tight, talon-printed cat-suit all belong on the dance floors of that bravely trashy era. A twenty-first century twist is added by the exclu-sively designed parrot print and the puffball shouldered, leather jacket, creating a new, sexier silhouette that offers a fresh spin on the well worn biker-jacket.
Established in 2006 by Virginia Ferreira and Christian Neuman, the Belle Sauvage label is the result of Neumans talented illustra-tion fused with Ferreiras fierce sense of style. Their concept is to bring their art to life by the sexy vivacious women that wear their designs. Breathe life into their clothes this summer and resurrect the 80s by becoming a Belle Sauvage beauty. Prices start at a reasonable 40 and are stocked at My Sugarland. Words by: Sophie Gardner
RICHARD SORGERFrom the exquisite dress with an Agate themed, embellished neckline, to the deadly spider entrapping an asymmetric silk, organza, baby-doll dress with its glittering web, Richard Sorgers collection for Spring/Summer 2009 is a bricolage of conceived beauty. The sharp contrast between binary oppo-sites light and dark is fittingly highlighted by Sorgers designs of heavenly birds and earth-dwelling insects. This challenging concept is a recurring one for the designer, who also teaches Fashion Design at Middlesex University and is the co-author of The Fundamentals of Fashion publication. The conceptual blueprint is evident in his previous season de-signs of animal skeletons composed of alluring sequins. Sorger has an appealing creative tendency of elevating conventionally unattractive objects that are usually perceived as unappeal-ing, by embellishing the designs with glittering adornments on luxurious fabrics such as silk, satin and organza.With his fascination of festooned fiends, Sorger also has an
obsession with birds. A chronic figure in many of his designs, traditionally a religious, freedom or peace symbol, Sorgers birds appear in his current new season designs as vulture-like animals with jagged, hooked beaks and crooked claws printed on voluminous, flowing silk/satin garments. Personally de-scribed as the Birds of Death Sorger is attempting to distort our usual connotations of specific natural images. It is this twisted perception of beauty and glamour that differ-entiates Sorgers clothes from others. Dedicated to his theme of sequin monsters and feathered creatures, his daring designs present a fresh perspective in contrast to the current, heavily trend-led designers. As Sorger is not enslaved within particular fashion fads, his clothes are evolutionary and timeless, almost collectable items; ultimate sustainable fashion.
Words by: Sophie Gardner
A style that is modern but yet classical...
My illustrations are both simplified and rich in de-tails at the same time. Describes Christina.
The Swedish designer Faces. Illustrations were recently chosen by Re-nault for their limited edi-tion Twingo Art Collection.In describing her work for Renault, Drejenstam said, For me, this illustration is a sensuous expression of the modern woman. The simplicity of its lines serves to highlight evocative de-tails.
Check out her beautiful portfolio at www.drejenstam.se
When I saw in the plunder a beautiful robe from Babylonia, two hundred shekels of
silver and a wedge of gold
weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. They are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver
LACOSTE launches the limited-edition foot-wear capsule collection designed in co...