With wide-ranging ideas such as utilitarianism, politics and sexual deviance behind their collections, Hood By Air has garnered both critical acclaim and street cred in just a few short years. But how will they make the leap from concept to commerce?
Over 30 years, WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK has created a place where sex, innocence and darkness intersect. At CHANEL, Karl Lagerfeld expertly toys with our notions of what luxury should be, while newer talents HOOD BY AIR and MARQUES’ALMEIDA inject high fashion with attitude and live by instinct. The art of AMALIA ULMAN highlights our constructed identities, while TOVE LO pens perfect pop songs that capture how love really feels. Play and see what happens to you.
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Amalia Ulman became both revered and pilloried for her Instagram performance Excellences and Perfections in 2014. Some people are now calling it the first social media masterpiece. With a clear feminist agenda, the Los Angeles-based artist is dissecting modernity in a way that resonates with people all over the world.
Karl Lagerfeld is the reigning master of making luxury fun — without sacrificing any of its status. And it is making Chanel more powerful than ever.
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