“Americanisations and assassinations, the Murderer (or victim? witness?) in white, impeccable traveller of the Last Hope Motel. Heels and Americana, Californian misty blue in a noir Summer breeze. Sleeveless belted goddess, slit, nefarious confidence, model-sized, Faux Angel. Rhetorical exercise – fashion exercice. Gun as ultimate groovy prop.”

  • ifj_journalism11What if the Costume… Aristide Gloves
  • ifj_journalism7What if the Costume… Jacques Monory’s Exercice de Style n°1
  • ifj_journalism19What to make of Halloween?
  • ifj_journalism22What if the set(s)… Universes of McQueen’s Futures I
  • ifj_journalism36What if the set(s)… Universes of McQueen’s Futures II
  • ifj_journalism50What if… Leigh Bowery was still alive (ft. Comme des Garçons)

“Chrome Sottssass furniture and/or 60s sculptures; black-and-white council houses; skeleton urbanism; comic-book lands, dead ends: Michael Clark & Leigh Bowery’s interrogation mark. Enough with the mourning: there is violence in McQueen’s collections, sure; in some decay and the dust of dark, forlorn centuries, yes; but he was a jester of Supermodernity as much as a neo-Victorian or a tormented Romantic – and the future becomes his creations.”

  • ifj_journalism52A Darker Turn – I. A Dollop of Red
  • ifj_journalism53A Darker Turn – II. Depraving the Bourgeoisie
  • ifj_journalism7A Darker Turn – III. Uniform-ally Yours
  • ifj_journalism19A Darker Turn – IV. Bestiary
  • ifj_journalism22A Darker Turn – V. A Darker Ending
  • ifj_journalism36When did we stop being futuristic?
  • ifj_journalism50What if the set… Finsterlin and fantasque architecture
  • ifj_journalism52What if the set… Viktor&Rolf and R&R’s “The Living Room”

“There is something profoundly disturbing in assuming such identities: as if taking a trip to the dark side, flirting with the unknown while at the same time avoiding our fears by portraying them. Are we not avoiding our demons in borrowing their garments for a night, is it not just a game?”