Can crime, dressed as fashion, be an art form? It seems so. American photographer Melanie Pullen created the High Fashion Crime series which illustrates real criminals in Los Angeles between 1912 and 1950. She tells the cruel stories to society from her own point of view, working with famous models, actresses and brands such as Prada, Chanel and Gucci. She recovers documentary archives and gives the high fashion taste to crimes that most people tend to be insensitive to.
In Milan, there is Fondazione Trussardi. They have a cinema called Cinema Manzoni, which is located in the shopping district. Don’t get mislead: they do organize impressive exhibitions there. Last time I passed by, it was Parasimpatico, a bunch of installations by Swiss contemporary artist, Pipilotti Rist.
Designer Egle Ziemyte is loyal to jackets, coats and raincoats. She’s just participated in Riga’s Fashion Week and Lithuanian Fashion Infection. Her pieces are wearable, casual, and come with a strong axis of construction. It’s all about wool, cashmere, cotton, silk and natural leather. Egle is young and talented, and the best part is that you can already find her design brand, D.EFECT, worldwide
When I was living in Milan, I simply could not just pass by the H&M shop located in the old part of the city. Every time I went there, it was like entering an enormous closet with painted walls, full of cute dresses and heels. The illustrator that the store collaborated with is Swedish artist Lovisa Burfitt. Her work is stunning.
I collaborated with the photographer, Konstantin Samarin, while creating a cover shoot in a Mexican bar. It was all about guilty pleasures, summer and youth. He has worked with leading model agencies in fashion-centric cities, such as London and New York, but he also knows what it’s like to work in restaurants or even a fish market.