LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
T is a useful and sophisticated instrument for navigating our visually obsessed planet, culling what is new and worthwhile...
CONTRIBUTORS: ALEXI WORTH
"Her (Japanese artist Yoyoi Kusama) airmail-sticker collages moved me because they spoke to Kusama'a special connection to the feeling of being in exile," he says. Although it was his first visit to Japan, Worth, a native New Yorker, didn't get too homesick. "I spent the majority of the time with my computer, talking to dealers and riding the subway," he says. "So it really wasn't that different from my life back home."
T: THE REMIX
IT'S ALL ABOUT
Innocence, Yin and Yang, Scents of History, Liberty Belles, Power Vibes, Shades of Gres.
(Picture: Soft focus: A detail from David Hamilton's 1971 photograph "The Shell Seekers" captures the season's gauzy sensuality.)
THE INNOCENCE PROJECT (Horacio Silva)
Of course the idealized vision of the incorruptible gil-woman, which has been sampled add nauseam throughout the years, should surprise no one.
And isn't innocence the ultimate fleeting moment - in other words, catnip for an industry perennially in search of the, well, moment?
Needless to say, transgressive designers are most likely drawn to virtue because of the possibility of its being defiled. After all, even those most above suspicion can turn out to be as sweet as sour milk,
Innocent but carnal - how very this season.
SIMON DOONAN FREE-ASSOCIATES
My 37 shirts, custom made from Liberty fabric by Hamilton have liberated me from the burden of thinking about what to wear.
One of her (Lane Crawford's Sarah Rutson) favorite accessories is invisible. Yu, a limited-edition perfume from Mane, costs $5,000 and "contains rare, sustainably harvested plant essences like Indonesian champak and Mysore sandalwood."
After Akari [the photographer] left, we sat back down at her conference table. I told her it seemed odd to me that a woman whose art was so often comic, and even outrageously funny, should smile so seldom.
"I don't know what you are talking about," she answered. There was no anger in her voice, but she whispered something further in Japanese to an assistant. The assistant leaned over to me:that was it. The interview was over.