Purple TV presents Petit OZ x M.I.A. an exclusive film as part of Mercedes Benz’s Fashion Creatives series
[March 22 2017] : FashionView the gallery
Purple presents the exclusive photos from the new Mercedes-Benz “Chapter One: M.I.A x Tommy Genesis” Fashion Story as part of the latest #mbcollective “Generation Now, Generation Next” project. Divided into three chapters, the project features international representatives of the contemporary generation of creatives and their accompanying protégés, the next generation of talent, shot by photographer, writer and filmmaker Luke Gilford in fashion stories to be released globally throughout the year.
“Like the automotive sector, the fashion industry is currently facing major changes characterized by increasing digitalizations of media in a fast-paced world. With our new fashion story #mbcollective we strengthen and prolong the engagement with our target group by releasing three campaign chapters throughout the year”, says Dr. Jens Thiemer Vice President Marketing Read More
Photo courtesy Mercedes-Benz
on outrageous taste
interview by FELIX BURRICHTER
portrait by OLIVIER ZAHM
FELIX BURRICHTER — Where are you from, and how did you get to Berlin?
KSENIA SHESTAKOVSKI — I was born in Russia, and my family emigrated to Israel when I was 15. For years, I lived by myself in a kibbutz. Then my parents joined me. Then I lived in Tel Aviv, before coming to Berlin, where I’ve been living for the past seven years. That’s my story.
FELIX BURRICHTER — Where was the kibbutz? How long were you there?
KSENIA SHESTAKOVSKI — Three years. It was on the Dead Sea.
FELIX BURRICHTER — I think I’ve been there. They have a kind of hotel and a restaurant, right?
KSENIA SHESTAKOVSKI — Well, there’s only one kibbutz on the Dead Sea, and many little communities that are similar, but a kibbutz is a kind of Communist organization. Few of them survive today. What I mainly remember about the kibbutz was the vegetation because it was an actual oasis where people live, like in a botanical garden. The houses weren’t very interesting, but they built a cinema complex facing the desert and the Dead Sea, which stood out because it was everything a kibbutz was not — a huge design statement, with an amazing lobby, huge cacti, and an insane location.
FELIX BURRICHTER — With interiors like I’ve seen on your Instagram DecorHardcore?
KSENIA SHESTAKOVSKI — You can see everything on @DecorHardcore: Russian depression, Soviet dreams, Soviet disappointment. I collect a little bit from everywhere. Just wait a second. I’ll take you on a tour of my house. Here’s a mint-colored carpet, which is hard to see now because it’s dirty and dark, but it matches perfectly with certain things. Okay, now the lighting is better.
FELIX BURRICHTER — That’s beautiful.
KSENIA SHESTAKOVSKI — Saigon bar mitzvah. And this is my vagina lamp.
FELIX BURRICHTER — I was just going to comment on the circular anal-bead sculpture that’s hanging from the ceiling. What is that?
KSENIA SHESTAKOVSKI — It’s basically a chandelier. But it makes really ugly light, which I don’t really like. So it hangs there for its beauty. I bought it on eBay for €2 or €3.
FELIX BURRICHTER — Beautiful.
KSENIA SHESTAKOVSKI — Here’s a very beautiful mirror, and a fruitcake, and my clear Harman Kardon speakers. They’re so cool....
[March 22 2017] : ArtView the gallery
On view until April 15th at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 7 rue Debelleyme, Paris.
Photo Inès Manai
[March 22 2017] : TravelView the gallery
Casa Broner was built in 1960 as a home and studio of German architect and painter Erwin Broner (1898- 1971). Declared of Cultural Interest in 2000, is a key piece of modern architecture in the Balearic Islands.
Photo Olivier Bec
[March 22 2017] : From inspiration to epic realisation @isamayaffrench transforms @sitabellan for our Purple Beauty story in the latest issue. Photo by @charlie__chops style @nickroyal See Isamaya's purple instagram takeover at Hong Kong @artbasel this week! #purplediary #isamayaffrench #sitaabellan #IsamayaFfrenchPurpleTakeover #ArtBasel #HongKong
[March 22 2017] : She's one the most fun and fearless make-up artists and beauty editors out there today. We are delighted to have the creative eye of @isamayaffrench 💕 be our correspondent at the Hong Kong @artbasel She'll be selecting her favorite works especially for our exclusive instagram takeover this week. Here, an inspiration for her recent Purple beauty story in issue 27, a work by the brilliant #HajimeSorayama "Sexy Robo_life size seating model_A" at the @nanzukaunderground booth. 🙌#IsamayaFfrenchPurpleTakeover #ArtBasel #HongKong #purplediary
[March 21 2017] : We celebrate Spring 🌹🌸 💅🏼 with this special outtake from our Sex Fashion story with @adeleexarchopoulos shot by @blackpierreange and styled by @vanessareidofficial #purplediary #AdeleExarchopoulos #PierreAngeCarlotti #VanessaReid
[March 21 2017] : Travel
Hong Kong Art Basel starts this week, so we recall when we traveled to the vibrant city with Terry Richardson for Purple Fashion issue 9. Pictured: Terry with Danny Chan, the official Bruce Lee look-alike who starred in the brilliant film Shaolin Soccer. See the full travel story here!
Photo Terry Richardson
[March 21 2017] : FashionView the gallery
Mike Hill co-founded skateboard brand Alien Workshop in 1990 in Dayton, Ohio. As the company’s art director, Hill pioneered a defining aesthetic that challenged the established visual standards in the skate industry at the time. Unique for their photographic and three dimensional nature, Hill’s graphics combined papier-mâché, everyday objects, and manual image manipulation to create haunting tableaus. We interviewed Hill on his new collaboration with Supreme, where he created four distinct original dioramas to be featured on t-shirts and skateboard decks. The collection is now available in-store NY, LA, London, Paris and online March 23rd.
Clovis Bataille — What have you been up to so far this year?
Mike Hill — Working on Alien Workshop... Read More
Interview Clovis Bataille