Oh I stumbled on this track this morning. Oh it got me. All the vibes.
NOTE 10/25/19: This is one of those posts I drafted months ago, I think in May. Well, it stayed in draft status because ya know, life happens. I intended on writing more in depth about my love of Woodkid and his music and other talents, but I just don’t have the time. But this post should no go to the trash. If only to share and hopefully pass on something new.
Released May 7, 2019
Two year long project that Woodkid made with Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for women collections. The songs were made for the Louis Vuitton‘s Fall/Winter in 2017.
Music plays an essential role in the scenography of the Louis Vuitton shows, it determines the atmosphere of the collection. The Cruise 2019 show at the Maeght Foundation began with an orchestral performance in the Giacometti courtyard, signed by Woodkid, as well as the soundtrack of the show On Then And Now. In the soundtrack, we hear the voice of American actress Jennifer Connelly reading excerpts from Grace Coddington’s biography Grace: A Memoir as well as the Children’s Choirs of Nagoya. The rhythm is jerky, repetitive, the music, haunting. It is the fruit of a long work between Yoann Lemoine (Woodkid) and Nicolas Ghesquière.
They have already collaborated together, Woodkid had made the soundtrack for the Fall/Winter 2019 show and collection. Musician, composer and director, Woodkid became famous by realizing clips for Lana Del Rey, Rihanna and Drake. His solo album The Golden Age had a great success iRn 2013 thanks to the aesthetics of the clips he had himself realised. We meet him at Saint Paul de Vence to discuss the process of sound work on a fashion show and his affinities with Louis Vuitton.
Warin, Margaux. “Tag Talk Woodkid.” Tagwalk. August 6, 2018. https://tag-walk.com/en/talk/view/woodkidatricia
Who wants to buy this for me when it comes out on October 10th?
I’ll make lots of photos for you 😀😀😀😀
Let’s talk about sex baby,
let’s talk about you and me...
…That hasn’t stopped Saint Laurent from slapping its name on its own (gold) foil wrapper, though. A new condom was revealed by the label yesterday, though it’s only going to be available at the new Parisian concept store, Rive Droite. Along with the condom comes a suitably raunchy campaign – ”The Love Affair” – shot by Juergen Teller, featuring Anja Rubik and (a completely naked) David Alexander Finn, which creative director Anthony Vaccarello shared on Instagram.
Moschino x H&M
“Whenever I design, I think about my friends,” Scott says in a statement accompanying the lookbook, which showcases models including Aquaria, of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame, and Japanese twin-sister musical act Amiaya. “The Moschino x H&M lookbook is like a party, celebrating the fun, the pop, the creativity and the energy of the people and the collection.”
…teamed up with Trojan Condoms on the limited-edition capsule collection, which supports the LGBTQ community and emphasizes the importance of using condoms to “Protect Your Wang.”
ONE CONDOM WRAPPER DESIGNS by ME!
As you can see, only one of my three submissions made it to the judging round. The two on the right are the same image, just different treatments.
I’m kind of surprised they picked the last one. Just goes to show, you never know what people are going to like (I almost didn’t submit it). I believe this round is of the narrowed down selection of 100 different designs. The next stage will cut down in half, so 50 designs will move forward.
WISH ME LUCK!
Marsh, Arianna. “Alexander Wang’s “Protect Your Wang” Collection Is Awesomely Cheeky & Charitable.” Elite Daily, June 22, 2018. https://www.elitedaily.com/p/alexander-wangs-protect-your-wang-collection-is-awesomely-cheeky-charitable-9556087
Masters, Johanna. “Moschino, H&M collaboration proves that safe sex is in style.” NY Post. Otc. 12, 2018. https://nypost.com/2018/10/12/moschino-hm-collaboration-proves-that-safe-sex-is-in-style/
Waite, Thom. “Saint Laurent is selling condoms now.” Dazed, Sept. 28, 2019. https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/46242/1/saint-laurent-are-selling-condoms-now-anthony-vaccarello-juergen-teller