The Artist

I noticed every time I really like a topic I decided to write about, the blog post always ends up being shitty. And when I just write shit it just seems to be become a good blog post. Like wt actual f is wrong with me? So I want to apologize in advance, because I feel like this one not going to be the best post ever. But it is one I really like to talk about.

The artist Christopher Mudgetand his work. Seeing his black and white paintings made me think: Is that Picasso? No, seriously, is this Picasso? Like this is so Picasso without being Picasso. I was confused for a couple of seconds until I realized that Christopher pays homage with putting his own artsy handwriting into strictly black and white paintings.
Mr. Mudgget explains his work:  “Constraining my work to monochromatic renderings allows me to portray my subjects with a universality that transcends the limits, as it were, of both color and shape. Not allowing color to determine form, nor form to define essence, I bring an existentialist quality to my work that many artists only achieve through abstraction.”

And he continues:
“I play with my subjects, but respect their humanity. Perfection is an abstraction; imperfect existence is an art. I bend, but do not distort, I bruise, but do not break. Through careful choice of subject, color and technique, I am able to paint an exciting and insightful portrait of universal humanity that is race-less but not faceless.”

I am super bad at describing art, but I know what I like and I like these paintings. So good work, Mr. Mudgett!

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In Paradise with 3. Paradis

“WE ARE SO USED TO THE WORLD WE LIVE IN THAT WE FORGET THAT IT COULD BE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. WE JUST DECIDED TO SHOW A DIFFERENT WORLD THROUGH THE ART OF FASHION. A BETTER WORLD WHERE THE ARTISTS WILL BE ABLE TO SIT DOWN TOGETHER AT THE TABLE OF BROTHERHOOD. EVERY HUMAN IS AN ARTIST, ART IS SIMPLY THE EXPRESSION OF THE SOUL” – Emeric “Rico” Tchatchoua.

3-Paradis_fw14_fy5 I don’t know if you understand how important this sentence is. And I honestly think (without being rude or disrespectful) that only a few people can take their mind to this level and envision this kind of world.  Emeric “Rico” Tchatchoua and Raymond “Samuray” Cheung respectively from Paris, FRANCE and Hong Kong, CHINA graduated from ESMM and Lasalle Fashion School, Montreal in 2013. After a trip around Europe in 2012, the two designers decided to introduce their approach and passion for fashion and art to the world through the luxury ready to wear label 3.PARADIS by deconstructing traditional ideas and reinventing conventions in menswear with no boundaries, no rules, no conventions. Short: I am super glad that these two are able to express themselves through their fashion label. And as you can see the F/W14 collection turned out to be dope as fuck:3Paradis fw14 02 2 3Paradis fw14 02 1 3Paradis fw14 02 7 3Paradis fw14 02 3 3Paradis fw14 02 4 3Paradis fw14 02 6

The two designers believe that we are on the brink of a cultural revolution, which will bring about this change. Their avant-garde design and minimalism with a subtle touch of madness will mark a turning point in the evolution of menswear. I am and want and appeal to everybody to be a part of this revolution! 

Pictures via 3.Paradis
Photographer: Antoine La Rochelle, Models: Adonis Bosso 

Human Instrumentality

The moment y’all have patiently been waiting for has finally arrived! Finally! FINALLY! F.I.N.A.L.L.Y! Ok. honetsly I think it’s the moment I have been waiting for! And this is the shit if I do say so myself, if I do say so myself…I wasn’t even that excited when I picked up my Bachelor Degree Certificate last week. Let me take a deep breath and continue after the jump…
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I have been a huge fan since the New York based designer Jonathan Briu teased us with his first Sages of The Seven Gates t-shirt and now he is dropping a full SS14 collection named Human Instrumentality. I’ve honestly been searching my soul out on the internet just to find out the meaning and inspiration behind the metaphysical and mysterious designs, but I couldn’t find anything. So please write me in case you have any information!

I knew that this collection would happen. It was just a matter of time. And this is representing that New Jeunesse Dorée kind of shit I’ve been talking for so long. If this attitude could manifest into fashion than Briu Homme would be the face of it:   IMG_1627 IMG_1693 IMG_5556-colour IMG_5515 IMG_5563-colour

This is just the beginning!

Pictures via BriuHomme.com