A weekly run-down of our favourite things - what we're looking at, reading, listening to and enjoying on the internet.
A recent rare interview with Rei Kawakubo
Rei Kawakubo, the iconic Japanese designer of Comme des Garcons and a monumental visionary in fashion, rarely gives interviews, never appears on her catwalk and hasn’t had a professional photograph taken since 2005. At 72 years old, she graced The Guardian with a super rare interview, where she briefly discusses her beginnings and juggling creative with business.
In 66 Scenes from America, directed by Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth in 1982, pop art pioneer Andy Warhol eats a hamburger. It takes four minutes, he barely says a word. It’s actually quite agonising to watch, but because of his fame we can’t help ourselves. Allegedly, Warhol arrived at the studio to film the scene and an array of burger brands had been selected for his choosing. He asked “Where is the McDonald’s?”. Leth had not included McDonald’s in the selection due to Warhol’s tendency to reject certain brands. Turns out Warhol found McDonald’s the “most beautiful” but settled for Burger King instead. What a trooper.
Jean Jullien is a French illustrator and designer living and working in London. His black pen drawings are instantly recognisable, clever in their ideas and execution. In this film by Handsome Frank he ponders, “I use a brush - there’s something very sincere about the brush - I guess the level of mistakes. There’s something very human about that graphic tool”. We’re feeling inspired by his spontaneity and willingness to work with his mistakes.
We’ve always been in awe of anonymous, non-gendered, non-demographic brand 69. Enigmatic and mysterious, the US label are iconic for their creative, head-turning and a tad cheeky denim and linen pieces. In true Non-Fashion style, their SS16 collection was launched at their own event far away from the buzz and scrutiny of New York Fashion Week. And they did not disappoint. See for yourself in this super fun footage of their launch, with West Coast cuties donning their classic oversized pieces and dancing to funk. Not one sultry model pout in sight.
An insightful essay profiling Keith Haring’s three week visit to Australia in 1984. The New York artist undertook a number of public art events, including a little-documented ephemeral work on the front glass windows of the National Gallery of Victoria.