The magical world of wardrobe stylist Anna Katsanis-An interview

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Proudly presenting Anna Katsanis a renowned wardrobe stylist with a signature ‘look’ or approach to fashion apparel that make her collaborations stand out for their innovating look and chic aesthetics.Anna Katsanis is a ny based wardrobe stylist whose interest in fashion came at a young age from her love of art and design. She received her degree from F.I.T in Fashion Merchandising Management & Advertising & Marketing Communications. Anna got her start interning under editors in the fashion departments of some of the most coveted magazines in ny. Anna has styled high fashion editorials for several international publications of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Tatler, L’Officiel. Her naturalistic approach to wardrobe styling is inspired by making women feel that fashion is both approachable & wearable. She is inspired by all things glamour and a love of vintage fashion & design. Anna is currently the merchandise editor at IN NY Magazine. Her e-commerce client includes Century 21 department stores. She has worked with celebrities from Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Atlanta De Cadenet, Ivanka Trump, Li Bing Bing, Ezra Miller, Paul Dano, Bethenny Frankel, Elisabeth Rohm, and artists such as Natalia Kills, Cults, Sons & Keri Hilson.Here she engages herself to the Sybilia questionnaire-and we feel privileged for that!

-What mostly influenced you to get involved with fashion/art?

It started first with my love for illustration. I would draw portraits, and sketch fashion croquis and clothing from a young age. I attended the Cooper Union School of Art for weekend classes when I was 12 and was exposed to all kinds of art from 2 & 3 dimensional design, to large scale sculptures, painting, etc., which continued throughout high school. I was obsessed with art and fashion, which lead me to FIT.
One day a fashion editor from Elle Magazine came to speak to our class about her job and from then on I knew I wanted to learn more so I applied for an internship in their fashion department. The rest was history.

-How you will describe your personal aesthetics/vision?
I have a definite appreciation for cinema and have been greatly influenced by both movies and music. I love the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s. When researching for a photoshoot, for me it’s all about the character, and who is the person behind this story. Also I love to approach styling that is both approachable and attainable for women. I love mixing more whimsical pieces with more chic/ classic pieces because I feel like women should have fun with what they wear and not take themselves too seriously.

- Is there someone you’d like to do/work for and haven’t done it so far?

I would love to collaborate with photographers Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, & Miles Aldridge. I greatly admire their work and vision & would love to work with them.

-Are there any contemporary (or older) creatives that inspire you?

I am incredibly inspired by what photographers Mert & Marcus have done and are doing, as well Miuccia Prada. Guy Bourdin has definitely inspired me in my career as well as Helmut Newton.

 

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More info:

Anna Katsanis

Wardrobe Stylist

Represented by The Wall Group

Phone:(212)352-0777

 

 

Mary Katrantzou for Adidas-Full collection unveiled

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Adidas has a long history with A-list collaborators such as like Yohji Yamamoto, Raf Simons and Rick Owens. This time, Mary Katranzou joins the team and designs one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories, in her signature multicolored designs. Adidas Originals by Mary Katranzou (in a Technicolor-printed presentation) will hit the stores from November 15.I am not a fan of trainers or athletic wear, yet this collection has something so unique and sport- stylish that i am serious considering making a exception this time..

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On David Armstrong-The photographer,the artist,a photo obituary.

 

David Armstrong for Rodarte

David Armstrong for Rodarte

”To not study the history of photography when you’re trying to be a photographer is crazy. It’s only 150 years old. There’s not a lot of research you need to do.”

~David Armstrong~

 

Abiah Hostvedt by David Armstrong

Abiah Hostvedt by David Armstrong

 

 

David Armstrong was born in Arlington, Massachusetts. He attended the Boston Museum School and Cooper Union, and he earned a B.F.A from Tufts University in 1988.
Armstrong first received critical attention for his intimate portraits of men, either lovers or friends, in sharp focus. In the nineties, he began to photograph cityscapes and landscapes in soft focus to contrast with the resolution of his portraits. Street lights, electric signs and cars are reduced to a sensual mottled blur, complementing the vividness and tactility of his portraits.
His photographs have been included in numerous group exhibitions including the 1995 Whitney Biennial and Emotions and Relations at the Hamburger Kunsthalle.
David’s work has appeared in French Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Arena Homme+, GQ,Self Service, Another Man and Japanese Vogue among others. He realized advertising campaigns for a variety of clients, including Zegna, Rene Lezard, Kenneth Cole, Burberry, Puma, and Barbara Bui.

”David Armstrong  has a specific style and owns it,It’s almost like Vermeer, using only sunlight to illuminate uni-directionally. His photographs are about desire and despair. These are qualities he looks for in the boys’ eyes.”

~Ryan McGinley~

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Ethan James- A Backward Glance

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Karmen Pedaru by David Armstrong

Karmen Pedaru by David Armstrong

Kinga Rajzak in ‘Sideline Confessions’ shot by David Armstrong for 10 Summer 2012

Kinga Rajzak in ‘Sideline Confessions’ shot by David Armstrong for 10 Summer 2012

Kirsten Dunst photographed by David Armstrong

Kirsten Dunst photographed by David Armstrong

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natalia vodianova shot by david armstrong for v

Natasha Poly by David Armstrong for Purple Magazine

Natasha Poly by David Armstrong for Purple Magazine

 

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Photographed by David Armstrong for Purple SpringSummer 2011

David Armstrong for Purple Spring/Summer 2011

 

Alexander Wang x H&M Commercial video-”Living in a digital reality”

The recent video regarding Alexander Wang’s collaboration with H&M epitomizes the overall view Wang has for the clothed female body-that of a video game heroine.If only he applied that solely in the H&M collaboration and perhaps,his namesake line.

 

 

“Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire”-The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition

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‘Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire”, The Costume Institute’s first fall exhibition in seven years, is on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center from October 21, 2014, through February 1, 2015. The exhibition explores the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century.

With the reopening of The Costume Institute space in May as the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the department returns to mounting two special exhibitions a year, once again including a fall show, in addition to the major spring exhibition. This is the first fall exhibition The Costume Institute has organized since addressing fashion in 2007.

“The predominantly black palette of mourning dramatizes the evolution of period silhouettes and the increasing absorption of fashion ideals into this most codified of etiquettes,” said Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute, who is curating the exhibition with Jessica Regan, Assistant Curator. “The veiled widow could elicit sympathy as well as predatory male advances. As a woman of sexual experience without marital constraints, she was often imagined as a potential threat to the social order.”

The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915, primarily from The Costume Institute’s collection. The calendar of bereavement’s evolution and cultural implications are illuminated through women’s clothing and accessories, showing the progression of appropriate fabrics from mourning crape to corded silks, and the later introduction of color with shades of gray and mauve.

“Elaborate standards of mourning set by royalty spread across class lines via fashion magazines,” said Ms. Regan, “and the prescribed clothing was readily available for purchase through mourning ‘warehouses’ that proliferated in European and American cities by mid-century.”

The Anna Wintour Costume Center’s Carl and Iris Barrel Apfel Gallery orients visitors to the exhibition with fashion plates, jewelry, and accessories. The main Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery illustrates the evolution of mourning wear through high fashion silhouettes and includes mourning gowns worn by Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra. Examples of restrained simplicity are shown alongside those with ostentatious ornamentation. The predominantly black clothes are set off within a stark white space amplified with historic photographs and daguerreotypes.

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H&M’s Commemorative Book-10 Years of Designer Collaborations

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“Taste, and looking chic, is no longer a question of money or how much you spend, but how you create a unique sense of style. And that is the real revolution in the fashion world.”

~Karl Lagerfeld~

Karl Lagerfeld is the one who ditched the word ‘cheap’ for ‘inexpensive, a landmark quote regarding ‘the series of designers’ collaborations with the high street brand.’‘The First Ten Years,” is a a commemorative book H&M is releasing Nov. 6 coincided with its latest holiday tie-up, Alexander Wang.As for the prize?Its available  in about 250 stores, priced at 9.90 euros, or $11.50, with 25 percent of proceeds going to UNICEF. The book features imagery and contributions by designers that took the ”H&M bet”such as H&M.There will be also a  retrospective exhibition of the Swedish annual designers’ collaborations at its Fifth Avenue flagship in New York from Oct. 27.Can’t wait!