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Old Grandeur Revisited
Old Grandeur Revisited

23 images shot by JEJ for FACADES @ Moooi's Photography Exhibition by Massimo Listri

Moooi's installation of furniture complimented by huge photograph prints as back drops is one of the best installations at Milan Design Week 2014 (Tortona)
We present to you old grandeur in architecture as captured by Massimo Listri. Each imposing photograph simply speaks for itself as it conveys the captivating beauty of architectural interiors built in the past and remains 'alive' today.

Sir Hardy Amies @ LCM AW14-15

images shot by JEJ for FACADES

As you would expect, some beautifully constructed English classics, spiced up with some very fetching footwear and luggage, were the order of the day for Hardy Aimes. Straight off the bat, one of the most notable elements was indeed in the footwear, the variation used to compliment the rest of the styling was extremely impressive. Soft, grey suede tasselled driving loafers with navy ink flannel trousers, bold brogues with the strong lines of cream-coloured Macs…the list is endless. The overall impression from H.A.’s Spring/Summer ’14 collection is of crisp English refinement, but with the sharp silhouette so sought after by contemporary City slicker. A grey, double-breasted, flannel suit, with black double-monk strap shoes, which was particularly outstanding, will surely appeal to a man with his head in his work wardrobe (as opposed to ‘the clouds’).

Designers Dreams (Art Works)

When trained architecs express themselves further in design which then becomes art in one way or another... @ Salone del Mobile Milano 2014 (Tortona) Image 1: Tete Carree Aux Aretes by Sacha Sosno - Image 2: Rocket For Peace by Fabio Rotella - Image 3: Dal 150 by Alessandro Guerriero - Image 4: Rosa Dei Venti by Giuseppe Spagnulo - Image 5: Generazione by Eun-Sun Park - Image 6: Twist by Karim Rashid - Image 7: Carre 3 by Jean Claude Farhi - Image 8: Toy by Flavio Lucchini - Image 9: Amore by Javier Mariscal - Image 10: There by Alessandro mendini - Image11: Kryste by Daniele Basso - Image 12: L'Alieno Di Vitruvio - Image 13: Piego Di Libro by Stefano Soddu

Images by JEJ for FACADES

YDE @ PFW AW14-15

images by Francois-Xavier Watine 

Paris – Danish designer Ole Yde dubbed his collection Lady Day paying tribute to the “grand lady of jazz” Billie Holiday and the jazz scene of the Fifties’ and Sixties’. He took inspiration from the time when stars-of-the-scene Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster lived in Copenhagen frequenting the famed Jazzhus Montmartre. The looks were youthful by dint of the shortness of the hemlines and flippy skirts and a hint of cobalt but still enveloped in nostalgia by sheer and ruffles. A black floor length cocktail dress, for example, was veiled in a sheer ruffled cape as if it were a puff of smoke from a piano bar. Gold trousers sparkled beneath a transparent cream shirt and fur jacket - worn with a casual insouciance - a short wine asymmetric velour dress with red sequin sleeves and bodice skimmed the hips and glittering black trousers were paired with a brocade fronted jacket. The collection was a snappy, graceful homage to the jazz greats via a languorous, instantly recognisable, set of references that perfectly set the tone for the clothes yet brought it up short to snap to fit today. A standout look was the dazzling vision of green paillette short dress – it doesn’t get more jazzy than that.

Charity in Cannes 2014

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The Flux, and I

Continuing to develop the umbrella curatorial theme of 2014 - the only thing constant in life is change – new works by John Wynne and Yoonjin Jung explore one’s inner ‘movement’ in relation to their surrounding. Thus the exhibition forms an outline of the importance of the dimensionality of space and its correlation with the various elements that come into play when considered at any given point in time. Time, as an influencing factor to both the internal and external momentum of ‘happenings’, is at once considered and eventually removed providing an overview of the present in its entirety. On a visual and audible level, one’s awareness of reality is thus stripped and heightened.
Yoonjin Jung’s new geometric and structured installations, on the contrary, playfully determine the vertical and architectural plains of our physical surroundings. Yet the viewer’s embrace of her interrelation with that which she observes, takes a different dimension due to the inconspicuous nature of the artist’s work. Sculptural installations will also be accompanied by ethereal ink on silk paintings, which stem from the traditional Korean ink paintings.
The show seeks to provide a platform for the audience to detach themselves from the effects of time in order to understand and embrace the inevitable progression of events that we have little or no control over.

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