Modern Matter

Modern Matter issue 5

“Modern Matter‘s perspective – its central thesis – is treating the very presentation of the arts as an art-form in and of itself. From an experimental approach to design, to non-linear values in the field of editorial content, Modern Matter is a unisex publication which aims to examine exactly what can be achieved in the field of printed matter: ultimately, its approach is to use the physical page in the same way that a curator or a gallerist might use a gallery space.” – From A Modern Matter Magazine.

Modern Matter

On my mind

Home

Since I’ve just recently moved into a new space I have got interior on my mind, and of course I have been browsing through 1st Dibs like a crazy person. I might not be able to purchase so much as one thing (the prices are maniac), but at least I can day dream a bit. Pieces from; Ib Geertsen Composition 1951 oil painting, Julie Schenkenberg Shroud Four painting, Hans J Wegner wooden arm chair, marble table from Pierre Cardin (a table I used for a Sunday Treat on The Wall a while ago).

Céline FW15

Celine Winter Campaign 2015 by Juergen TellerThe Winter campaign for the French house is yet again shot by Juergen Teller (with some mere exception for one or two seasons). The models are up and rising stars with barely no make-up and messy hair. Karly Loyce, Agnes Nieske, Lisa Helene Kramer, Irinia Djuranovic, and Sofie Fable Hansen are the faces you will probably see a lot more of in a near future.

Celine Winter Campaign 2015 by Teller Celine Winter Campaign 2015 Celine Winter Campaign 2015

 

Windfall series

Shayne Dark Windfall Series No. 2, 2015

“The Windfall series is made from applewood burls collected from apple orchards in Prince Edward County. Dark stripped off the bark and allowed the dense burls to dry out, he then filled in the cracks and smoothed them out. When finished he was reminded of the Japanese art Kintsugi. The philosophy that treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than disguising the repair.The forms are soft to the touch – sensuous lines reminiscent of Henry Moore.”

Shayne Dark sculpture from Windfall series No. 2 2015.
Shayne Dark Windfall Series No. 2, 2015 1

Braided shoes

Celine Winter 2015 kitten heels Celine Winter 2015 shoes Celine Winter 2015 ballerina

The weaved, or braided, shoes from Céline’s winter collection is definitely something else. I totally dig them big time and wouldn’t mind updating my shoe wardrobe with the flat model.

Nécessaire de Voyage

ByredoBeige small hand bag called Seema Satchel from Byredo.

The exclusive collection between Byredo and Barney’s New York is simply fantastic. Ben Gorham has created simple luxury travel luggage along with hand bags and accessories in a line called Nécessaire de Voyage Collection. A have huge (read huge) cravings for this particular one above. I am really on the hunt for a beige bag since all my hand bags are in darker leather tones. Anyway all the items in the collection are made with a beautiful precision of details and quality, leaving me simply over impressed. The bags are sold exclusively at Barney’s here in New York but also in Byredo’s own first American boutique that recently opened up its doors in New York’s SoHo. The shop is simply fantastic with its items and interior.

Byredo accessories

 

Bold stripes

Anja Rubik in Self ServiceStripes is merely an obsession of mine, and lately I have been eyeing thicker ones. Jacquemus is one who has included the bolder line in his SS15 collection, which is available for almost half the price now.. Dangerous. Anyway, got me thinking of this editorial with Anja Rubik in Self Service Magazine where she is styled by Suzanne Koller and captured by Walter Pfeiffer. Perfect stripes and absolutely love the dress.

Prada menswear

Prada menswear campaign AW15

I am in truly (yes, really) in love with everything Miuccia Prada does. She is a true genius of our generation and what she has brought to fashion is far from anything anyone has ever done (sorry Lagerfeld). The latest campaign ad from Prada menswear is shot by Craig McDean and features The Sheridan who is one of three new faces of Prada AW15. The 18-year old actor is wearing a nylon suit from the autumn and winter collection and it’s apparently a hark back the original, more simplistic days of the brand, much like the campaign. Also Soot McNairy and Michael Shannon stars in the ad looking away from the camera.

Prada menswear campaign AW15

Paco Rabanne Resort

Paco Rabanne resort 2016

Paco Rabanne’s look book for Resort 2016 is effortless cool, no doubt about it. Creative director Julien Dossena has partly Marie-Amelie Sauvé to thank when it comes to the styling and pairing of the looks of his very sporty pieces yet bohemian garments – some ‘folklore’-vibes is definitely included in his urban pieces. The designer refer his collection as a something a ‘student groupie’ would wear with all mesh and metal combined. Well, what can I say? The earrings are to-die for, along with the futuristic sandals and asymmetric garments.

Paco Rabanne resort 2016 1 Paco Rabanne resort 2016 2 Paco Rabanne resort 2016 4 Paco Rabanne resort 2016 3 Paco Rabanne resort 2016 6 Paco Rabanne resort 2016 5

The earrings

Celine AW15 earrings

GOLDEN HAMMERED HOOP EARRINGS FROM CÉLINE. 

Giant earrings, such as these from Céline, is unbelievably gorgeous and to pair it with turtlenecks, chunky knits or breezy fine knits, which almost make them more covetable. I want to go to Europe now, just to browse through all pre-fall collections. And maybe to shop, just maybe.