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W H O O P THE WILD ORCHID ISSUE 1 editor's note TO SHOUT BECAUSE HAPPY S O UNEXPECTEDLY YOU OR M ARE VERY EXCITED E T H ABOUT I N G whoop was born to whoop you up! enjoy the ride. whoop board WHOOP MAGAZINE has an issue identity! Every issue is designed to represent a colour. WHOOP speaks its own colour language. By definition, colour is the element of art that is produced when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the eye. And then WHOOP was born. Youâ€™ve got nothing better to do than to sit back and enjoy your first Wild Orchid issue! CREDITS E D I T O R S I N C H I E F SOFIA GAAFAR CONSTANTINOS KOKOZIS A R T D I R E C T O R JOEY LEO G R A P H I C D E S I G N E R GEORGE BOLLAS F A S H I O N E D I T O R Y A N N I S K Y R I A Z O S E D I T O R I A L S JOHN MITROPOULOS SOFIA GAAFAR JOEY LEO W R I T E R S VENIA ZISI ANDRIA ALETRARI HARIS TSAMIS JIMMY GOLD STAVROS CHRAS B L O G G E R S LIA MAKRIGENI M A R K E T I N G D I R E C T O R CONSTANTINOS KOKOZIS COVER BOYS CHRIS,PAVEL (V.N MODEL MANAGEMENT) SHOT BY JOEY LEO All rights reserved. The reproduction or copy of any part from this printed issue of Whoop magazine is prohibited without written permission © 2013 Whoop magazine. ’The wild orchid issue’ of Whoop magazine is a nonprofit publication. All parties to the endeavor have contributed to its content. CONTENTS F A S H I O N T R E N D S I N T E R V I E W Sparkling Bubbles Diary .12 Mary me - Jimmy Paul .58 / / Womans Trends .18 George Malekakis .96 / The Gentlemans Notes .14 / Frame Your Style .44 tho u g hts / Priceless Value of an Eraser .92 Fashion at its Best .48 / / Paris .114 Mens Trends .52 M U S Listen .132 / E D I T O R I A L S Watch .136 Parallel Universe .24 / / Read .138 And They Were Three .68 / / Visit .139 Stued .116 WWW.WHOOPMAG.COM T S NEWSLETTER Gromit Unleashed Artists and designers including Paul Smith, Cath Kidston, Richard Williams and Simon Tofield have customised giant Gromit statues to raise money for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Other collaborators include inspirational children’s illustrators, interior designers and inventors. Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal will see 70 Gromits fill the streets of Bristol from the 1st July 2013 to the 7th of September and then auctioned to raise more than £3.5 million. The charity has already raised an impressive £22 million for state-of-the-art medical equipment. FENDI FOR KaRL FENDI is holding a Karl Lagerfeld exhibition during Paris' Couture Fashion Week in July. The showcase will feature the designer's photography, with a particular focus on his pictures shot at Rome's historical fountains. 8 Riccardo Tisci for Opeéra National de Paris Givenchy‘s Riccardo Tisci goes straight from designing tour costumes for Rihanna to creating opera costumes from ballet. Tisci has been working directly with the atelier of the Palais Garnier at the Opéra National de Paris to create beautifully intricate haute couture costumes for Boléro de Ravel. Not only is Mr Tisci involved with the production but his muse Marina Abramovic has overseen the set design whilst the stage photography is shot by none other than Inez & Vinoodh! Tom Bianchi’s Fire Island Pines Vivienne Westwood for Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic hires none other than Dame Vivienne Westwood to overhaul it’s iconic red staff uniforms thirteen years after they were first introduced. Westwood planned to capture the glamour and style of the Virgin brand whilst adding a futuristic flare. Not forgetting her eco-friendly mantra, the women’s and men’s uniforms are produced using recycled plastic bottles and worn polyester. Expect to start seeing the uniforms from this summer ahead of a full roll-out to over 7,500 staff in 2014. It is the first time that these images are grouped together, as a beautiful, erotic and deeply moving recording of a society that exclusively lived the moment; ignoring at the same time the relentless spread of AIDS. Thierry is back The French designer who since 1992 was charged as creative director for the perfumes of the house, returns as creative advisor, advising the new design team that is expected to be announced. 9 NEWSLETTER Alber Elbaz in collaboration with Lancôme. All eyes are on Alber Elbaz, creative director of the house of Lanvin, who collaborated with Lancôme for a Limited-Edition make-up collection. Its green and Gucci Andrea Crews Andrea Crews just opened a new space in the heart of the parisian district the Marais, at 83 rue de turenne, between art galeries and designers boutiques. The space is modular and versatile featuring a shop, dressing room, mini photo studio, library and chilling space. 10 By the hand of Livia Firth; the new ecological line of Gucci, fills the need of handbags for every fashionista. It’s not only made in Italy but also made with consciousness. MINIMAL LINES OF SAINT LAURENT Saint Laurent opens a new flagship boutique located on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, showcasing women’s and men’s ready-to-wear accessories. Designed by Hedi Slimane, the art deco-inspired store features minimal lines, marble and mirrors. The Met Celebrates the Punk movement. The Punk exhibition: ‘Chaos to Couture’ in the Metropolitan Museum of Arts will take place from the 9th of May untill August 2013. The exhibition outlines the influence of Punk in fashion from the mid-70’s until the present. Viktor && Rolf return to couture. The Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren return in July after thirteen years of absence in the Parisian couture fashion week. 11 Sparkling Bubbles Diary by lia makrigeni 12 The new season is almost ready for Spring and Summer 2013 and I want to present to you my choices for the top fashion trends of the summer that you must have in your wardrobe. Monochrome: For all of you who believe that monochrome is boring, this year we have the answer from all the top fashion industry names that itâ€™s not. The minimalist tendency made its debut to the largest runways like Gucci and Mark Jacobs. Opposites attract and this year monochrome proves that to us with the black and white prints which until now everyone thought were boring. Think about it. Dior Bronze - After Sun Light, non oily and refreshing, it comforts sun-kissed skin and reveals a golden radiant tan on the face and body. I definately recommend it... 13 14 GET THE LOOK Going ‘Sockless’ This Summer An easy way to prevent your feet from getting too hot during the summer is by simply going “sockless”. A simple touch that can communicate a certain maturity of style. Going “sockless” with a white button down, colourful chinos and some classic penny loafers can be the ultimate statement of a casual outfit. Shoes that are designed for going “sockless” look best with well-fitted, tapered pants with a minimal cut. Generally it’s a way to keep your look casually consistent from head to toe. Wearing baggy pants that puddle at your shoes not only looks bad in general it defeats the purpose of going “sockless.” When you choose to wear shoes “sockless” with more formal outfits, like a suit for example, it’s a way to make a fashion statement – think of it in the same way as you would wear brightly coloured socks during cold winter nights. with Lace-ups with Loafers and Drivers with Boat Shoes 15 Grooming Tip Clean your face and use an SPF moisturizer daily. # Cleansing Depending on what skin type you have, use the right cleanser. “I’m fine using soap.” Nope, you’re not. The problem caused when using ordinary soap whilst washing your face is that it dries up your skin more than liquid cleansers do. Dry skin can cause other problems such as clogged pores and acne. A cleanser should be used in order to remove accumulated dirt and excess skin oil. Don’t prefer cleansers that contain harsh chemicals or detergents that strip away essential moisture from your body. # Use an SPF moisturizer It’s suggested that you should use an SPF moisturizer all year round. Noting that it’s even more important to use it during the summer months. When using an SPF moisturizer it can help you avoid a lobster red complexion, but if you use your daily moisturizer that consists of UV protection then you’re less likely to age your skin earlier, avoiding deep set wrinkles in the future. Natio for men 30+face moisturizer Murad Man Face Defense SPF 15 Combination Anthony Logistics For Men Glycolic Facial Cleanser 16 Normal Kiehl’s Energizing Facial Fuel Face Wash Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF20 Dry Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser Oily Kyoku For Men Daily Facial Cleanser Murad oil-free sunblock SPF30 Sensitive Zirh Mild Face Wash 17 Aqua Blue Feeling blue? Well it is this seasonâ€™s most eye-catching trend. There are many shades but only one colour to sport this summer. From cobalt at Marni to cornflower at Acne and aquamarine at Burberry, take a deep breath and dive in. 18 PRINTS S/S 2013 is all about letting your clothes do the talking - foreign postage stamps at Mary Katrantzou, Sicilian folklore at Dolce & Gabbana and colourful exaggerated leopard print at Kenzo. Go bold, go bright, go forth. . 19 geometrical Sit up and pay attention please. Itâ€™s time to go back and attend the geometry class. Thankfully fashion is much more exciting with jumbo checks at Marc Jacobs and super even stripes at Moschino. So grab your ruler and measure up this SS/13. 20 ‘ the earth laughs in flowers ‘ - Ralph Waldon Emerson - 21 22 23 PHOTOGRAPHY : SOFIA GAAFAR / STYLING : HE-M-N-OID/ M.U.A : JOANNA ESTELLA PLD / HAIR STYLING : CHRISTOS VOURLIS / MODEL: IOANNIS PISTIOLAS (V.N. MODELS MANAGEMENT) / ALL CLOTHES BY REMEMBER DESIGNED BY D. TSOUANATOS PARALLEL UNIVERSE 44 FRAME YOUR STYLEELYTS RUOY EMARF By Haris Tsamis Sunglasses… are the essential part of both men’s and women’s wardrobe, making it a necessary accessory that adds the fishing touch to your outfit without any effort. Apart from the sun protection, sunglasses bring a new shine to our face, attaching a stylish veil of mystery to the person that wears them. To all those people who want to update their look, these are the latest trends with various styles to match your look with your personal mood. Men’s Style and Trends… For 2013, fashion houses have chosen to do a journey back in time. There is a clear return to the old, irresistible, timeless style. The keyword for the season is retro. The lines are clean bringing in mind the aviator and the geek chic styles. Colour is prevalent to all styles. Have a look at this season’s trends!! # Retro Style All go back in time. It is the retro design of the 1950’s, 1970’s, and the 1980’s that offers a classically polished look to the season’s sunglasses lineup. The brands do an excellent work of covering all the retro looks that are currently in fashion. Giorgio Armani and Persol are the greatest representatives of this style. In fact, they continue to feature the line of round lenses, very clean lines and forms. Classic and incredibly simple, it’s the perfect look for those of you who are after the casual-chic style. Giorgio Armani Men’s Catwalk S/S 2013 Dolce & Gabbana Ad S/S 2013 Hugo Boss Ad Campaign 2013 # Geek Chic Made of sturdy thick plastic, this style is durable to handle every day. The lenses are usually oversized and the frame is chunky in design. These are the best weekend item. Dolce & Gabbana introduced this style, with a contemporary twist to a geek chic design. # Aviator Style Originally, the aviator has a metal frame that is thin and lightweight and has teardrop lens. Often, this style will also have polarized or mirrored lenses as well. A few progressions to the classic style offer an updated look including a frame with a double-bridged frame or a brightly coloured frame in a plastic material. Brands like Gucci, Hugo Boss, Dolce & Gabbana and Ray-Ban have always been featuring this style in their campaigns. Aviator style suits every outfit; It is totally a must-have accessory. 45 Dolce & Gabbana Ad Campaign S/S 2013 Prada Ad Campaign S/S 2013 Gucci Catwalk Show S/S 2013 Women’s Style and Trends… The hottest trend of spring is sunglasses. Whether you are on the hunt for new and styling sunglasses, there are plenty designs to choose from… Circular, oversized, mirrored, decorated, print and those in the shape of eye-cat. Have a look at the most inspiring trends… # Decorated and Printed Spring is undoubtedly the most appropriate time to play with designs and colours. The decorated frames are new, fresh and an interesting trend. While looking at the collections we saw designers, such as the brand Prada and Anna Sui to have shown floral decorative details. Dolce and Gabbana focused on bold strips. Prevailing motives are chic animal prints and colourful arty motives. Dolce & Gabbana Catwalk Show S/S 2013 # Eye-Cat The cat’s eye shaped this frames is the trend that will surely stand out of the season. Inspired by the 50’s they have been a popular styling detail on collections by the most designers. Get in fashion and give your image a more glamorous touch. Tom Ford is the main representative of this trend for the season. Tom Ford Eyewear S/S 2013 46 # Circular Frames The massive trend in women’s sunglasses for summer is the round frames. Small, medium, large sizes; they are all in fashion. A pair of circular glasses is just what you need to give your spring outfit a more retro feeling. The tricky part is that this style doesn’t fit all faces well, so it is better to try on different sizes in order to find the pair that suits you best. Anna Sui Catwalk Show S/S 2013 Men meet Women … Sunglasses with mirrored lenses and colourful frames! Certainly the trend is not new to the public but this season the sunglasses change shape acquiring interesting designs… Could there be spring without bright colours? 47 cut out obsessive the bed outfit glorious killer tummies Show me your skin chic summer elegant happy go lucky stripes seasons strip tease Check games and Separates fashion neon print stars mixologist different prints cocktails madness position trends zigzags super bright florals and neon raves lovers The Mixologist sporty freneti yes please baseballs caps Numbers logos & quotes screaming fashion gaphic florals & neon print lovers Graphics logos numbers and all that shit looking fabulous yet comfy Matchy matchy monochrome everywhere SS13 Suit Up shoes world sleek & sexy epitome of femininity Billy Jean king trends denim versatility desire street catwalk boyfriend or skinnies itself statement piece Sock it up say what? winter or summer socks have taken over cut out obsessive the bed outfit glorious killer tummies Show me your skin chic summer elegant FASHION at its best: An irreverent clash of high fashion and painterly street style class. Extravagant ladies, the ones that like it simple and minimal, crazy and extreme wowzers that look like they’ve just come out of a movie – or better said - a super colorful comic, sporty peeps, vintage junkies and awe-inspiring mix and matchers. The streets speak up; you can see anything and everything. Fashion takes new forms; seductive, sexy, brave. It meets contemporary art and presents the street catwalkers’ finest. The new trend-setters aka fashion bloggers are having their moment. Away from the catwalk, there is now another runway with the high fashion’s stamp of approval. Style versus Style. We all know Parisian chic. We also know, the great sense of Italian style and its association with the most extreme articulation of luxury. And London? The city with its own identity, personality and diversity. And NY.. Oh New york, you never sleep do you? Fashion has reinvented itself – an incredible well - blended style cocktail that rouses the instincts of even the worst ignorants of style. Sporty left the gym and now accompanies designer dresses. Lingerie got beyond the realm of the bedroom and now plays the role of outerwear. Pointy killers are not only worn with dresses and office wear ��� a torn denim makes their perfect match. Prints with sophisticated fabrics are seen with the most unexpected way. So yes, this is fashion at its best. People look sophisticated yet undone, statement yet underdressed, extreme yet moderate and inventive yet never OTT. We have roamed the internet; our favorite bloggers, Tommy Ton’s favorite streets’ stars and the internet’s most shared style savvy ladies. So how do they do it? Brace yourselves. 49 Show me your skin Cropped tops in every material, colour and style and cut-out details (see Wang’s obsessive SS13). Tactile lingerie pieces - the bed outfit leaves the bedroom to take new forms of glorious attires. So its time to show those killer abs ladies – get your tummies out. Everything cropped is sitting front row. Strip-tease, check games and separates There is nothing that can conjure chic summer like monochrome. Riviera happy-go-lucky and chic stripes like elegant Brigitte Bardots from 1858, chequered motives for attention-grabbing or as separates for those that don’t like a risk; matching black and whites is a season’s frenzy. The mixologist Fashion stars take the role of the mixologist and intermingle different prints for fashion’s finest cocktail. A last season’s madness that still holds its position among the greatest trends. From zigzags to spirals, typewriters and other objects that Mary firstly introduced, geometrics, super-bright florals and neon raves; print lovers have their trophy to covet. Graphics, logos, numbers and all that sh*t The season of the sporty frenetic. Trainers with suits; yes please! Baseball caps of Lakers and NY Knicks with classic outfits; again, yes please! Numbers, logos and quotes on tees screaming fashion rebellion. Graphic dressing is ticking all the boxes this season. Fashion has decided to give us the 12 points this season. Looking fabulous yet comfy. 50 Suit up Sorry gentlemen but we do look as good as you in it. Matchy matchy, monochrome or with contrasting prints, the suit is everywhere this SS13. The new shoes Give a woman the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world! Super-flattering, sleek and sexy - an instant sultry appeal for your look. Pointy, lace up or strappy; the shoes this season present the epitome of femininity. Billy Jean The king of the season’s trends is undoubtedly DENIM. Nothing beats the versatility and nonchalance of jeans. In any and every form one can desire, they are winning the street-catwalk. Cutoffs or bermudas, boyfriend or skinnies, flares or baggies, embroidered and embellished, classic or in colours,; denim has reinvented itself to not only a staple asset but to a statement piece. Sock it up Anyone heard of tights? Say what? They are dead among the style community. Winter or summer, summer or winter. Socks have taken over. By Andria Aletrari ( www.andriasdose.com ) Andria Aletrari works as a freelance fashion stylist, fashion blogger,creative&digital media consultant and has been invited as a guest lecturer. You can WHOOP here up in London ! bright colors The soft gelato colors weâ€™ve come to associate with spring are taking a back seat this season and giving the spotlight to Neon & Fluorescent Colours, brighter and punchier. Either as whole ensembles or just as slivers on the soles of shoes. 52 stripes Stripes of every variety, from nautical to pinstripes to rugby and from horizontal to vertical are also a strong motif for spring. Almost every look that Tommy Hilfiger showed had a stripe of some sort. At Dior Homme there were plenty of nautical-inspired sweaters as at Dolce & Gabbana. 53 camo chameleon Love it or hate it, camouflage is set to be one of the biggest menswear trends for Spring -Summer 2013. The Spring - Summer 2013 Menswear have showcased the famous print with different twists Â from top designers like Commes des Garcons, Kenzo, Valentino, Givenchy and Dries van Noten.Â Camouflage never looked so chic: the print has been re-colored, abstracted and translated into sleek and elegant. 54 Mary me-Jimmy Paul MaryMe-JimmyPaul works with the area that exists between art and fashion. Taking inspiration from their own created stories, worlds, people and view on the current (and past) pop culture, they show fashion in a different way. Photographer : Semuel Souhuwat - www.semuelsouhuwat.com / Model : Valentijn De Hingh Interview : Yannis Kyriazos An Invitation To Love F/W 2013 Europe collection A/W 2012- - What should one do to enter the world of MaryMe-JimmyPaul? Absolutely nothing, besides looking at our work, as we don’t make our work for a specific person. You don’t need to do anything special, because everyone should be able to enjoy it. Well, maybe go to our website and follow us on different social media ;-) - What is Art and what is Fashion for you? Do you believe that there is a thin line between the two? Marie (MaryMe) and myself (Jimmy-Paul) always work in the area between art and fashion. For us Art and Fashion are two different worlds and we are not claiming to be one or the other. We enjoy both worlds, get inspirations from both sides and then we make work that is that grey area. It’s not Art, not Fashion, it’s FART. - Do you perceive Fashion as funny and playful or strict and serious? Well, if you look at our work...Do you really think we are strict and serious? I mean, we take our work extremely serious, but we also like to show at the same time the playfulness of Fashion and be ironical also to ourselves. We like to make fun of MaryMe-JimmyPaul. - Which five words best describe your work? Comic, Colourfull, Shape, Eerie and Pop. - What key factors do you think make your designs stand out? The colours we use, shapes and our courage in fashion design makes our design to stand out. - What is more important in your work colour or texture? Both are super important. - Do you feel that your work is extreme in something? Yes, but at the same time we can be more extreme. - What emotions do you want your viewers to experience once looking into your work? It depends on the collection...Everytime itâ€™s a different story that we want to tell... Europe collection A/W 2012 Riviera collection SS 2013 -Are you trying to convey any messages through your work? And if yes, what messages are these? There are always different layers in our work and there is never a particular message that we want to give. Also, we like, when people make their own stories out of it or think they know what we try to say through our work. We just give them a glimpse into their brain with our work and from there on, they are on their own to create. - What motto do you go by? Ehm…we don’t really have one…sorry! - What WHOOPS you up? Extreme pop culture. Back to station www.maryme-jimmypaul.com AND THEY WERE THREE Models Photographer - John Mitropoulos Styling & Hair - Yannis Kyriazos - Diana,Avi&Thomas (VN models management) Swim briefs / Dear Polywood Top // MADA MADA VAN VAN GAANS GAANS Top Bikini / DIMITRI ZAFIRIOU Bikini / DIMITRI ZAFIRIOU Swim Briefs / DEAR POLYWOOD Swim Briefs / DEAR POLYWOOD Swim Mask / STYLIST’S OWN Mini Skirt / DIMITRI ZAFIRIOU Top / DIMITRIS PETROU Swim Brief / DEAR POLYWOOD Catsuit / MAISON PORTIER Swim Briefs / DEAR POLYWOOD Top and Bikini / DIMITRI ZAFIRIOU Swim Briefs / DEAR POLYWOOD Dress / AND BEYOND T-shirt / APOSTOLOS MITROPOULOS Tank top / APOSTOLOS MITROPOULOS Tennis Hat / JOHN GALLIANO Jockey / CHANEL Tennis Hat / CHANEL z 96 GEORGE MALEKAKIS “I could be a painter, sculptor, poet, writer or an artist. Generally I’m not just a photographer.” George Malekakis was born in 1969, in Athens, Greece, where he currently lives and works. He studied Economics, but he has been involved in photography since 1990. He is a professional fashion photographer since 1995 with collaborations in Greece and abroad. Travelling, martial arts, and his personal photography projects are his hobbies. 97 Why a photographer? I could be a painter, sculptor, poet, writer or an artist. Generally I’m not just a photographer. It occurred that I became a professional photographer and I admit that I do it with passion and I serve it with a talent for all these years, but above all that’s who I am. I live my life and evolve through other forms of art. And in this life of mine I photograph and I put my soul into it and this is the ultimate form of art. Or at least that was the case back then. Because now you find a specialization in everything and if you don’t do it right with the right public relations and dedicate yourself into this, then you can’t manage anything. The arts nowadays are considered a job and that is something I hate. I was lucky enough a few years back to have this job as a photographer and that did act as a phase in my life. I love photography and its part of me and who I am. That’s how I live. But life goes on, on one hand, and on the other talents have to be developed. 99 100 What style of photography best describes you as a photographer? Street photography best describes me. Walking around relaxed with meaningful time on my hands, so that I could create images and play along with my inspiration. Change my style and never think of the consequences that might have in my work, or my career or if I will make money or not. That is what I like. But that unfortunately happened a long time ago. Time and unconcern is the ultimate luxury and that is all destroyed with the agony of the economic crisis. Enough! Stop looking into other images and donâ€™t photograph for other people. Do it for yourself and the beauty of life not for any art curators or art directors of a magazine or gallery. 101 Your images reflect upon a cinematic atmosphere, with evident and strong contrast in colours, the use of natural light and in most cases the use of a female figure model. One could compare your images to the ones of Edward Steichen where in 1911 he was considered the first modern fashion photographer; in which, he had stated that he was into fashion photography for the money and not because he liked it. Is it the same in your case? I wasn’t aware of Edward Steichen but he is ‘God.’ I absolutely agree with him. But I was involved with fashion photography because it was an excellent profession within my social phase about a decade ago and it completed me up as well as my lifestyle. Along with that, it had some features that I love and I want in my life. Such as, being informed about anything new, or fresh. I believe that people that are involved with fashion characterize the trends of society regardless of clothes and surface lifestyles but in a more deep and meaningful way. Something I want to do and have always done regardless of whether it’s called “fashion photographer.” 102 103 106 A latest trend in fashion editorials and generally in photography is the use of new techniques of editing, where the photographer takes the role of a painter, having as a result a collage of images nearly in an abstract form. Do you see yourself leading towards this trend? I no longer have anything to do with this new style of photography and this is where I â€˜pull out.â€™ If I was involved with it then I would do it and I would learn how to do it, but I prefer to get involved into another form of art rather than to move on to a new style of fashion photography. 107 What is your relationship with contemporary photography? Contemporary photography is something I am heading towards at and I will get there eventually. Whatever that might mean or take. It’s my personal development in photography. The art of photography in Greece is pander to a certain way and structure of aesthetics and people (that was always the case in Greece). The effort made for developing all this in Greece started off from specific people with undoubtedly ethical and moral values, that sadly resulted into a ‘hunt’ of sponsored projects and exhibitions that took place in important buildings, without having new images and education. That’s why I believe that there is space for development in the field of photography and I hope I can help into achieving this. 108 109 110 Which work of yours either in Greece or abroad best represents you as a photographer? A fashion editorial I did in Athens for ‘DIVA’ magazine in 2003 on street photography. Based on that I came up with the “I Love Athens Project.” Street photography is my favourite style of photography and is always applied within my fashion editorials. It was something fresh and vibrant that I tried to bring back to Greece but didn’t succeed because it was too new and original for the Greek market, where people within it at the time where only capable of copying what already existed. Is there anything you would change in your career? I would be a tougher professional, make more money and therefore become a show off and be full of myself; without loosing the substance of my inner self though. That would make me a stronger man. What are your plans for the future? To build up my life, to officially become an art photographer, make money, fall in love, live, work, be happy and break through this crisis. 111 / FACES 2013 / MARKOS ANDRIOTIS STYLIST 113 PARIS by Jimmy Gold. On whatever we could lay on the term French symbol, everything would be about her. Ms Edith Piaf, born in Paris, displaced the insurmountable talent she had in the way she put soul in the songs of the Parisian boulevards and the Moulin Rouge in whatever we consider as world around us. There won’t be any other Piaf, even though the meaning that could relay on such an acceptance about any symbol would be related to the essence of its life and how it will be endorsed by the forthcoming generations in order to generate their own personal uniqueness. Passing by exactly across the Temple of Olympian Zeus while having Ms. Piaf giving, in my ears, the French language the caliber it deserves, I thought instantly how much I do not want to learn French. Even if the emotive load of a moment that could be bursting out of a complex of French cinematography in a romanticism of some other Athens was intense, the following moment my longing wasn’t gone. In the songs of Piaf my comprehension towards a language so alluring yet so unbeknown for me, was in my boundaries of perception. And somewhere from the Piaf’s Paris to the one of the Age of Enlightenment. In all those French café where the youngsters of the time would gather in desperation for uninterrupted knowledge of freedom and found refuge in their need for ideas anew. This philosophy of the French café, which is directly juxtaposed with the culture of the Greek coffee places (καφενείο) which buried and sunk the whatever Greek modernity in indolence of its alleged nature. The compulsion of admitting the deflection of your lifestyle due to a suburban culture that was reinforced in Greece the decades of the bubble. There where the western lifestyles were passionately and frantically adopted, cold-bloodly and unadapted without a sign of shame towards the personal culture they were sacrificing. The Philosophy of the Greek coffee place damaged Greece more than anything else and remains unknown who much we deserve our own history. From the cultural burst of Europe at the Age of Enlightenment, with the separation of powers, we’ve passed in the moving sand of a failed capitalism, where the mute European authorities cannot confront not even their own responsibility of their opinions. How realistic would it be to await for some sort of rebellion in the way of thinking from the people of a Europe that is heading more and more towards the Right-wing? The problem of the lack of leadership brings constantly to the foreground the same bankrupt political alibi of the society of the Greek coffee place. I wouldn’t be able to support my whole self nowhere else but only to the man. Towards any responsibility I hold against me, I feel we are bankrupting the same history we write for ourselves. And since it is the man that was forced to his own enlightenment because of his need for substantial change, I will wait the Paris. Whatever it is that any Paris symbolizes by itself, it would be inglorious without the civilizations and the cultures the man develops around him. And even when I get desperate about what I owe to my own life for what it is, I will put my whole faith upon the moment of history where every nation awakens to change itself. It is not the Paris that we will have forever. Even if I don’t understand Piaf’s French but only feel them, I feel that we will have forever nothing else but ourselves. (Translated by Demi Ps.) 114 115 S T U E D PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOEY LEO STYLING BY MARKOS ANDRIOTIS HAIRSTYLING / CHRISTOS VOURLIS MODELS / CHRIS & PAVEL (V.N MODELS MANAGEMENT) Swimwear&Nude Shorts / MELIS by Laskos . Underwear&Socks / STYLIST’S OWN . Earrings / MELIS by LASKOS Shirt / DIMITRIS PETROU . Pink Shorts / MELIS by LASKOS . Underwear / STYLIST’S OWN From Left To Right Cap / DIAMOND . Choker Necklace / MELIS by LASKOS T-shirt / DIAMOND . Underwear&Socks / STYLIST’S OWN Purse / CHANEL . 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Shoes / PEPPER From Left To Right Shorts / DIMITRIS PETROU . Shoes / VANS Cap&Shirt / STYLIST’S OWN Dress / MELIS by LASKOS Shoes / NIKE DJ fO! 132 MUST LISTEN Who are you? I'm the person who will soon need a spare house, only for my records/cds, books and magazines. What are you doing? I'm practising telekinesis and psychokinesis. They would really solve tons of my everyday problems. Where are you going? Towards the truth. What 5 words best describe you? Music-oriented, passionate, determined, affectionate, stubborn. What music genre reflects who you are? Minimal techno. What whoops you up? The feeling that nothing can whoop me down. PLAYLIST SUPERNOVA – ‘Devotion’ ROISIN MURPHY – ‘Simulation’ FO!NIK – ‘Endless Fun (Sodade)’ ROCCO – ‘Tbt3’ MATTSKI – ‘Escapism’ (Maceo Plex Remix) NIKOLA GALA – ‘I Don’t Get It’ SIDNEY CHARLES – ‘Ghetto Diva’ LARS VEGAS – ‘The Game’ MARTIN LANDSKY – ‘ET2’ DZETA N BASILE – ‘Desinence’ 133 IAN MARCARTHUR My work can be described as surreal and unique in its own way. Using mostly pencil, watercolours and pigment pens, I create portraits of ordinary people but create them in a unusual way by, embellishing patterns and watercolour effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effectâ€”transforming their faces from something plain to something entirely bizarre and wonderful at the same time. 134 MUST WATCHREADLISTENWATCHREADLISTENWATCHREADLISTENWATCH 135 M U S T WA T C H 136 MUST READ “The Birth of Modern Luxury” by Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton and Les Éditions de La Martinière are set to publish an updated edition of the book Louis Vuitton, “The Birth of Modern Luxury”, which was released in October 2005. The book was the first to describe the dramatic rise of the world’s finest luxury company. Written with full access to the company’s archives, it demonstrates Louis Vuitton’s passion for fine design with a stunning array of archival art, product designs, and cutting-edge advertising. The company is examined through the lives of its first three leaders—founder Louis (who invented the modern trunk), his son Georges, and his grandson Gaston. Now with fresh information on subjects such as designs for ready-towear clothing, shoes, jewelry, and even automobiles, this new edition includes 20 additional pages and updated material throughout the book, covering the brand’s recent history, with new texts and photographs. A Smart Guide to Utopia - Lecool Cities are the affirmation of civilisation and human inventiveness. They are at once fragile organisms in constant need of care and battlegrounds of conflicting interests. And above all, they ’re ours. The smart guide to Utopia showcases 111 projects, initiatives and ideas from all over Europe that make our cities better places. Whether it be an underground waste disposal system in Barcelona or a public swimming pool converted into an arts centre in Berlin, a self-sufficient urban garden or a solar-powered pop-up restaurant travelling with the sun, a building printer or a zero-packaging supermarket, this book celebrates the energy and imagination of people who want to make their cities a little more fun, clean, friendly, green and above all, restore a sense of community. Our cities belong to us, and they depend on us. Only we can make them worth living in. George Lois - The Esquire Covers @ MoMA - Assouline In 2008, the Museum of Modern Art acquired a wide range of George Lois’s groundbreaking Esquire magazine covers and put them on display for a full year. The Esquire Covers at MoMA collects the entirety of that exhibit, many more covers, and unseen images from Lois’s private collection, including personal photographs of the designer at work and outtakes of a shoot with Andy Warhol. George Lois, who led advertising’s creative revolution in the 1960s, was hand-picked by the legendary editor Harold Hayes to convey visually that Esquire—a leading proponent of another creative revolution of the time, New Journalism—was on the cutting edge of profound changes in American culture. With images of JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King, Jr. watching over Arlington National Cemetery; of Richard Nixon under the makeup-artist’s powder-puff; and of Muhammad Ali as the martyred Saint Sebastian, he did just that. Helmut Newton. Sumo Revised Newton- Taschen By June A 464-page tribute to one of the 20th centuryís most influential, intriguing and controversial photographers. It comes with a unique stand for displaying the book at home. Revised by the late artist’s wife, June Newton, and scaled down to more practical proportions, this version is a welcome way to get a slice of the action. Crammed with beguiling images from the genre-busting photographer, who infamously captured Charlotte Rampling naked at the Hotel Nord Pinus II. 137 MUST READ Photographers - Reel Art Press An extravagant photographic history of photographers and their cameras. Featuring over a century of striking images, this beautiful volume celebrates the men and women behind the lens. It showcases known, unknown and celebrity photographers with their cameras: at work, in candid snaps and posed self-portraits. An array of photographic styles and influences are represented, capturing some of the most celebrated names in photography, including Robert Capa, Weegee, Margaret Bourke-White, Philippe Halsman, Dennis Stock, David Bailey, Bill Cunningham and Annie Liebovitz.This magnificent tome includes many unseen images and all are reproduced to the very finest quality yet seen in print. The book has been produced in collaboration with Getty Images: one of the world’s leading and most respected photographic archives. In addition, the photographs and details of the different cameras used are brought alive by accompanying text from one of the world’s leading photographic specialists, Michael Pritchard. World Tour: Vintage Hotel Labels from the Collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton - Abrams “Show me your luggage and I’ll tell you who you are,” proclaimed a 1920s Louis Vuitton slogan. World Tour takes readers back to a time when travel was a true adventure, when elegant passengers embarked on grand tours aboard ocean 138 liners, took flight in the first airplanes, rode the Orient Express, journeyed to exotic locales, and stayed in one luxurious hotel after another. Throughout his life, the famous trunk maker and inveterate traveler Gaston-Louis Vuitton amassed a collection of over 3,000 hotel publicity stickers and labels, which globetrotters proudly affixed to their luggage. Spanning the 1920s to the 1950s, this book features more than 900 labels, a wealth of period photographs, and vintage postcards, all from around the globe, including the favorite destinations and pursuits of cosmopolitan travelers: seaside stays on the French Riviera, skiing in Chamonix and Zermatt, cultural tours of Athens and Mexico, beach vacations in Honolulu and Capri, and more. such as Blue Note, Impulse!, and Prestige), Creed Taylor (founder of many labels and one of the best jazz producers ever, credited also for bringing bossa nova to the US and fusing it with jazz), Michael Cuscuna (Blue Note jazz producer and catalog researcher, responsible for its most successful re-editions), Bob Ciano (designer at the CTI Label, founded in the 70s by Creed Taylor, and one of the greatest cover designers ever), Fred Cohen, (the owner of New York’s Jazz Record Center store with an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz music), and Ashley Kahn (writer, critic, and journalist for jazz whose books include A Love Supreme, Kind of Blue, and The House That Trane Built). Jazz LP covers from the 1940s to 1990s - Taschen Gin Fizz, Gimlet, French 75, Brandy Alexander, Pisco Sour, Singapore Sling, Sidecar, Dark and Stormy, Caipirinha, Margarita, Matador, Bloody Mary, White Russian, Vesper, Greyhound, Kamikaze, Missouri Mule, Pimms Cup, Fuzzy Navel, Kir Royale, Sazerac, Presbyterian, Man O War . . . Assouline’s Vintage Cocktails explores the lost art of mixing the perfect drink with elegance and simplicity. With just a few ingredients and the right pour, this is the first and only book every host should stock in his or her bar. The vibrant and evocative photos of each drink were taken at the renowned Carlyle Hotel. This volume features a broad selection of jazz record covers, from the 1940s through the decline of LP production in the early 1990s. Each cover is accompanied by a fact sheet listing performer and album name, art director, photographer, illustrator, year, label, and more. Special features for jazz lovers include a top-10 favorite records list by leading jazz DJs such as King Britt, Michael McFadden, Gilles Peterson, Andre Torres, and Rainer Trüby, as well as interviews with legendary jazz personalities Rudy Van Gelder (sound engineer who recorded for many labels Vintage Cocktails - Assouline MUST VISIT Azzedine AlaĂŻa in the 21st Century Where: NRW-Forum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany. When: 8th of June - 8th of September 2013. What: The best sample of the design work of Azzedine Alaia are shown in this exhibition. The work gathered from the last 10 years is presented on display with each room dedicated to a different material. Some of the materials included are fur, leather, velvet, wool, cotton, chiffon, knits and animal skins. Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion Where: Seattle Art Museum. When: 27th of June - 8th of September 2013. What: The show at the Seattle Art Museum, focuses on the most fascinating examples of avant-garde Japanese fashion. 80 pieces are presented from designers such as Yohji Yamamoto, Kenzo, Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe and Jun Takahashi. They all look into revolutionary designs and Western clothing. Alongside the viewers will be able to enjoy artworks, videos and other imagery. Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! Where: Somerset House, London. When: 20th of November, 2013 â€“ 2nd of March 2014. What: The exhibition taking part at Somerset House, London in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, are proud to present Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! A major fashion exhibit, celebrating the extraordinary life, style and wardrobe of the late British patron of fashion and art. The show brings into the spotlight also her relationship with Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy. 139 MUST VISIT The Amazing Shoemaker: Fairy Tales and Legends About Shoes and Shoemakers Where: Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence, Italy. When: Open now - 31st of March 2014. What: This show examines the role of shoes in fairy tales and other stories throughout history and world as a whole. Alongside, a short film named ‘White Shoes’ was made for this exhibit. It tells the fantastical version of a story about young Salvatore Ferregamo that creates a pair of white shoes for his sister’s communion over a night. ABBA The Museum Where: Swedish Music Hall of Fame, Stockholm, Sweden. When: Open indefinitely. What: Visitors will have the opportunity to view anything related to ABBA. The band’s stage clothes, concert footage, interviews, artifacts etc. In a contemporary and interactive presentation. Ellen Gallagher: AxME Where: Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom. When: 1st of May – 1st of September 2013. What: This show hosts contemporary artist Ellen Gallagher. It’s her first major solo exhibition in the UK and viewers will be able to view on overview of her twenty – year creative career. Her highly imaginative works are presented with a virtuoso detail and wit. 140 141 STOCKLIST And Beyond Apostolos Mitropoulos Ayce Store Chanel Dear Polywood Diamond Dimitris Petrou Dimitri Zafiriou Fake H&M John Galliano Konstantinos Melis By Laskos Mada Van Gaans Maison Portier Mimika Ciboyianni Nike Pangram Pepper Pericles Kondylatos Jewellery Remember by D.Tsouanatos Somf Vans Vestiario 142 143 contact info Website : www.whoopmag.com E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Advertise : email@example.com