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Dree Hemingway, bodypaint and Astral Planes: ManiaMania (video)

Each ManiaMania collection of jewellery is accompanied by a description of its inspirations that’s just about as mystical and cryptic and open to interpretation as the jewellery itself. Reliably there’s some inspiration drawn from the hippie days of the ‘60s and ‘70s. If it’s a fascination with spiritualism or surrealism or religious cult it’s the fascination revived from the way it was in those free-loving…
Dree Hemingway: ManiaMania Astral Plane collection
Dree Hemingway: ManiaMania Astral Plane collection
Dree Hemingway: ManiaMania Astral Plane collection
Dree Hemingway: ManiaMania Astral Plane collection
Dree Hemingway: ManiaMania Astral Plane collection
Dree Hemingway: ManiaMania Astral Plane collection
Dree Hemingway: ManiaMania Astral Plane collection
Dree Hemingway: ManiaMania Astral Plane collection

The persistance of advertising

Like Magritte’s famous Son Of Man, Diane von Furstenberg’s spring campaign model is somewhat faceless. Or, obscured at least. It’s another notch on the belt of surrealism in fashion, channeling not just Magritte but backed by cracked desert and cloudy skies that are distinctly Dali-esque. But Furstenberg isn’t questioning reality or the human condition; her model isn’t faceless by some societal symbolism. The point is…
Diane von Furstenberg S/S '12 Campaign
Diane von Furstenberg S/S '12 Campaign
Diane von Furstenberg S/S '12 Campaign
Diane von Furstenberg S/S '12 Campaign
Diane von Furstenberg S/S '12 Campaign
Diane von Furstenberg S/S '12 Campaign
Diane von Furstenberg S/S '12 Campaign
Diane von Furstenberg S/S '12 Campaign

A Barbie dream world

We’ve lately been admiring the use of surrealism in fashion shoots; techniques like illustration and collage that offer up not only a fine-art quality to photographs, but that also offer a dreamlike haze. Stanley Patzold brings us his interpretation: titled Melody’s Dream it’s not the gauzy, softly-lit dream you might expect. Instead it’s a Barbie world of pink lips and glitter, vibrant colour and surreal…
Melody's Dream by Stanley Patzold
Melody's Dream by Stanley Patzold
Melody's Dream by Stanley Patzold
Melody's Dream by Stanley Patzold
Melody's Dream by Stanley Patzold
Melody's Dream by Stanley Patzold
Melody's Dream by Stanley Patzold
Melody's Dream by Stanley Patzold

Surrealism, realism, and Steven Meisel

Surreal or Real – it’s not quite a statement, not quite a question but rather a punctuation-less piece of typography floating across the cover of Vogue Italia’s February 2012 issue. Whether or not it begs you to mentally add a question mark, it does set the mood of the issue. The main editorial, like the cover, stars Laura Kampman as photographed by Steven Meisel. It’s…
Laura Kampman: Vogue Italia, February '12
Laura Kampman: Vogue Italia, February '12
Laura Kampman: Vogue Italia, February '12
Laura Kampman: Vogue Italia, February '12
Laura Kampman: Vogue Italia, February '12
Laura Kampman: Vogue Italia, February '12
Laura Kampman: Vogue Italia, February '12
Laura Kampman: Vogue Italia, February '12

Eniko’s surrealist photomontage

Sitting somewhere in the strange space between the quirky art of Victorian photocollage and modern surrealism comes this work from Ukranian photographer Yelena Yemchuk. Featuring Eniko Mihalik it’s the kind of artwork you can look at until you wear it out, then look at it again – it always seems to offer up something different. Heathermary Jackson’s styling hints towards the fetishist, as do the…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Prada’s fantasy photomontage

Prada, apart from being a leader in trendsetting destinations, has also a very creative yet peculiar signature in the imagery field. The look books, ad campaigns, advertorials and designs have a specific, uncanny impact into the reality inserting quite abstract, at times grotesque visions of a style. The latest Prada imagery for the fall 2011 season – titled Fantasy – goes that way and is…

Abbey Lee for Maniamania: the videos

As surreal and dream-like as the campaign images themselves, these three videos of Abbey Lee Kershaw for Maniamania are perfectly in spirit with the dizzying themes of the collection. Shot by Elle Muliarchyk, you can view all three videos after the break.
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12

Surrealism, Abbey Lee & Maniamania

To say ManiaMania have build up something of a cultish following would not be inaccurate. The jewellery label’s quickly-established trademark of bohemian rawness and mystical themes is as clear cut and singular as their pieces are complex, and there couldn’t be a better face for the brand than Abbey Lee Kershaw – a walking personification of their style. For spring 2011/2012 their collection The Third…
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: ManiaMania S/S '11 '12

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