— Gin Wigimore, Black Sheep
On view at the University of Pennsylvania Institute of Contemporary Art through July 28, “White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” presents a fascinating view into the concepts of adornment, self-presentation, and branding. Drawing inspiration from novelist J.G. Ballard—who defined fashion as “a recognition that nature has endowed us with one skin too few, and that a fully sentient being should wear its nervous system externally”—a group of artists utilized a variety of mediums, from costumes and jewelry to sculptures and paintings, to explore how our sartorial choices reflect our personalities.
Skin Tight: The Sensibility of the Flesh, an art exhibition at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art featuring A.F. Vandevorst, Hussein Chalayan, Maison Martin Margiela, Bernhard Willhelm, Raf Simons, Viktor & Rolf and Walter van Beirendonck.
Chanel Haute Couture S/S 2011, Ming Xi by Nick Knight for V Magazine Spring 2011
Xiao Wen Ju for Vogue China February 2012
A night at the Bangkok Railway Night Market: yes we actually bought these sunglasses.
Ji Hye Park in Noir Et Blanc for Vogue Korea January 2013
Xiao Wen Ju in Opulenz a la Marie Antoinette by Danielle and Iango for Vogue Germany April 2014
Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda F/W 2013, The Lion King by Tim Walker for LOVE #10 Fall 2013