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Issey Miyake


World-renowned fashion designer Issey Miyake turns 75 today. Sometimes referred to as "the godfather of Japanese fashion," Miyake is famous for his creativity, innovation and ground breaking ideas. I love his use of color and the structural quality of his designs.

Can you believe the white dress below (third image) is made from one single piece of fabric?



Images from Issey Miyake:
S/S 2012 collection
1993 Pleats Please line
S/S 1990
S/S 1994

Coco Chanel

 
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, and what is happening.”
 
Today's inspiration: Coco Chanel
 
 

Patti Smith

 
A while back, I read the book Just Kids by Patti Smith.  From the very first page, I was in love with her style of writing.  It's poetic and descriptive, playful and captivating all at the same time.  I'm thinking I might just re-read it.. as soon as I finish one of the many other books I've started.  I guess some books are just harder to put down.
 
Today's inspiration: This lady
 
 
 

A Visionary


Today's inspiration


"Nothing. Nothing lasts. And that’s in a way the beauty of it all…once you can accept that nothing lasts."
 // Tom Ford

Tiffany & Co. / Video


The amazing Danny Roberts of Igor + André - this man is such an inspiration (!) Here is a video of Danny painting a mural outside Tiffany & Co. in Soho this summer.  Those of you who follow his blog may have already seen this (somehow I missed it) but anyway, it's worth a look !



Photo: Nick Bowser