Magnificent Top to Toe
Vogue Italia, March 2002
Photographer: Paolo Roversi
Christian Dior, Spring 2002 Couture
Ann Demeulemeester spring / summer 1999
How can I make a collection from painter’s canvas? That was the basic question behind the summer 1999 collection. This favourite material, which she had already used for invitations, displays and even tables, was ‘translated’ into an almost exclusively white collection. The shapes, developing further on those she started for the Winter 1998-99 collection, were conceived from what Ann Demeulemeester describes as ‘zero base’.
scan from belgian fashion design (1999)
“Fascinated by the ocean, photographer Pierre Carreau is naturally drawn to the study of waves, their essence, their movement, and their shape. All of his work features the energetic life of the ocean as it crashes onto the shores, with every painterly shot more unique than the next. Carreau believes his photographs mix power with fragility and he says, “I like the fact that this energy comes from far away to be revealed on our beaches.” Carreau is able to document the beautiful light and shadows that shine along the surface of the water, producing what appear to be delicate pieces of glass that viewers will want to reach out and touch. Capturing such perfect moments takes a lot of work, and the artist finds that he needs to take hundreds of photographs to get exactly the right moment. But, as we see in his collection of what he calls “liquid sculptures,” the hard work is totally worth it as he successfully brings to us the stunning, crystal-clear details and transparency of the powerful ocean waves.”
Like wind - In it, with it, of it. Of it just like a sail, so light and strong that, even when it is bent flat, it gathers all the power of the wind without hampering its course.
Like light - In light, lit through by light, transformed into light. Like the lens which disappears in the light it focuses.
Like wind. Like light.
Just this - on these expanses, on these heights.
―Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings, 1963
Painting: Mikalojus Ciurlionis, Sailing Boats, 1906