After appearing as a goddess in a Kanye West show on September 25th, Zoe Kravitz kept on her gold leaf makeup and mixed it with a mesh shirt and leather mini for an afterparty at the Chateau Marmont.
At last, it’s time for the bold originality from two brands that never disappoint. Comme’s designer Rei Kawakubo is the definition of original. She takes ever convention about fashion, every cliche, every expectation and obliterates it. Completely dismissing things like references or influences or call back, she creates structural pieces of wearable art that are gorgeous in their inscrutability. This collection is a tight sixteen looks, that defy definition. Yohji Yamamoto is much the same. These Victorian goth punk looks, complete with over sized black parasols, hoop skirts, loose bustiers and petticoats, ending with a Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice red wedding dress.
Comme Des Garçons
I started doing a 365 Photo Project on Flickr and Instagram and Tumblr. Every day for one year, I’ll be taking a self portrait. I share an image each day on Flickr, as well as Outtakes on days where the shoot goes well. I also share the image (sometimes an outtake if the original image is too naked) on Instagram and every image on Tumblr. Message/add me if you’d like to follow my progress, or if you’re also doing the project, or feel inspired to start one yourself.
What am I even supposed to do with this? Am I supposed to just continue walking around, living my life, interacting with other humans, eating hummus, petting cats, listening to Lana Del Rey, just existing, while beauty like this is out there, walking around also petting cats & listening to Lana, I imagine? No! I cannot! I must take periodic breaks, lie perfectly still, and offer thanks to whatever divine manifestation of God created this perfect creature, because it certainly wasn’t the same collection of random events that created me. No. This is a face with purpose. This is true beauty. That stupid gorgeous face has MEANING.
Also I like to imagine Tom Ford’s reaction to these photos. Like maybe he was having dinner at Lagerfeld’s, scrolling through Tumblr over dinner and just straight up dropped Choupette (who likes to coil around Tom’s shoulders when they sup together), knocked over all the goblets on the table, removed all his clothing, curled up in a ball and wept. Which is what I’m off to do now.
It’s Lui time you guys! The happiest part of my month! This issue features a sultry shoot of Larissa Hofmann by LeÏla Smara and a perfectly vibrant throwback style story by David Bellemere of Martha Hunt. Best of all, Queen Naomi decided to grace us all with her presence on the cover and together we devoutly genuflect while worshipping this glorious black and white spread by Luigi & Iango. Now go do 5 Hail Naomis and be grateful she let you look at her. Go! Now!
Naomi Campbell by Luigi & Iango for Lui, October 2015
Larissa Hofmann by LeÏla Smara for Lui, October 2015
Martha Hunt by David Bellemere for Lui October 2015