Originally from the Black Forest, a region known for its classically German folkloristic attire, Jasmin Eckerle created Garland Coo aiming at subverting the interpretation of the landscape into avant-garde fashion. The influence of the unique nature, light and colors of her birth region are sublimated by the shapes, fabrics and textures she uses and plays with to create Garland Coo’s signature.
Garland Coo’s silhouettes were first exhibited in the group show “Outer Dark” in 2013 at the Museum für angewandte Kunst, in Frankfurt. Evoking the notion of a shell that serves to protect the nomadic body, the deconstructed outerwear also speaks to the idea of the body as the meeting point of the physical, the symbolic and the sociological.
Garland Coo SS15 collection is based on the contrast between the architectural and conceptual lines of the tailor-made blazers and coats and the soft semi-transparent fabrics used for the upper section. The softness of the jersey top as
well as the semi-transparent white cotton
used for the shirt are highlighted by the architecturally contrived cuts of the blazers, coats and pants and vice versa. Grey blend linen and heavy black cotton fabrics envelop immaculate semi- transparent cotton and soft and loose black jersey as a cocoon.
On the event of the launching of SOME/DINNER, SOME/THINGS TEAM welcomed in the CONCEPT S/TORE a remarkable selection of guests of its inner circle to announce the upcoming release of S/T MAGAZINE 008.
Through the reunion of the Chef Yariv Berreby - presenting an exclusive Menu around refined products, a highlight of artists amongst our pool of talents and a choice of high-range partner brands, all could enjoy the pleasure of new acquaintances by evolving in an atmosphere dedicated to the five senses.
Over the black marble table designed by P O U R N O I R for SOME/THINGS, a tasting menu elaborated by Chef Yariv Berreby with a particular insight of the META/MORPHOSIS of the sea - a fresh foretaste with garden vegetables from grower Joël Thiébault in a piquillos dressing, addictive smoked swordfish capriccios or beets & cillantro over peanuts shortbreads - followed by a festival of a myriad flavors.
Starting with a trilogy of starters - Marinated Sea Bass on the white-green purest side, Grilled Octopus in shades of purple associated to shiso and red cabbage, Grilled Crayfish in a seafruit broth served on a butternut ravioli - simply melting in mouth. The main dish was elaborated around roasted monkfish mixed with smoked eel and black forest mushrooms - the meeting between sea and soil - and large platters of fregola sprinkled with autumn small veggies. This apex of the savory side was thought as the perfect time for experiencing the magics of unexpectedly sharing this meal altogether.
Especially designed by ceramic artist Monica Prentice for the event, the deep black plates receiving these exclusive culinary creations shown the typical irregularities of craftsmen’s creations - adorned by SOME/THINGS’ « slash ». A renewal to the place of art in usual life - with a table center made of three vases and a candle-box of the same finish.
On the drink list, Mumm Champagne offered its partnership to the event with a Grand Cru Brut Selection and Cheng Qu had us the honor of serving exclusive Bordeaux wine from exclusive Maisons: Chateau Branda, Chateau l’Enclos and Chateau d’Argan.
But two other hits of this exclusive event came from the cocktails and bakery Chambelland. Imposing their revolution over the bakery field in Paris by creating gluten-free dense loaves made with a combination of buckwheat and rice flours - the two partners behind the bakery astonished our guests with one special creation, a gluten-free bread of black-color made with squid ink associated to lemon peels and hazelnuts of the most refined taste. Extremely talented alcotherapist Florian Tatsuhito revisited two of his best creations « L’Archevêque » & « Ombre » mixing a range of excellent brands over meticulously arrangement of highest selections.
Through the perfect sound system of latest Devialet 120 Amplifier, guests could enjoy a sur-mesure composition by DMNDS flirting with projections enveloping the complete atmosphere. METAPHASE marvelous visual creations by artists collective GL-OW as a preview of the upcoming line-up in MAGAZINE 008 as well as a special composition of 3D-images specifically matching James Cheng Tan’s vision of the terrestrial and ethereal META/MORPHOSIS by care of FABULOUS’ artists duo.
Not only the olfactive sense could be aroused by luxurious smell of Yariv Berreby’s cuisine, but « artisans » scents makers Mad et Len thought about a precise combination of three of their creations offering a slight floating perfume of META/MORPHOSIS from minerals touches, to volcano fusion towards some fresh vegetal key notes. Smell experiencing the opposite side evolution of the taste.
This launching of an intimate event - gathering around our table people we love to share our values with - in an artistical wave of conviviality certainly sustained its objectives by fully seducing its opening guests. Waiting for the second edition to be organized in the first quarter of 2015, SOME/THINGS invites its followers to take a look at its latest private production before the release of its highly anticipated MAGAZINE 008.
As a part of the line-up of Festival d’Automne à Paris, Olivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton are joining strengths and sensitivities anew - to offer a powerful interoperation of the cloakroom space.
With Tilda as a Master of Ceremony, hosting the public and receiving from who wants to approach the diva, a piece of clothes of your choice - she would pay attention, in a striking performance - to impregnate its smell, shape, textures and to offer her analysis to the people surrounding her. Built as a very precise ceremonial through which the lady is assisted by her metteur-en-scène - precise gestures, recurring rituals and distorted etiquette are mixed together in a not so improvised direction.
Thus the full piece is something to have definitely experienced once in a lifetime - Miss Swinton's natural presence, instinctive movements and ability to reach some out of nowhere spirit of performance bring you to some form of intimacy you would rarely be witnessing. Blessed those who received from the actress a spray of her perfume, a red lipstick mark on a handkerchief, an ear of wheat, a good small word on a big sheet of silk paper … or a glimpse of an eye.
Olivier Saillard / Tilda Swinton, Cloakroom – Vestiaire obligatoire
Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, from the 24th to 29th of November 2014
Pagan Poetry was brought to life by Diane Schuh, a french landscape architect and artisan/sculptor. Her designs are mainly influenced by ethnology, shamanism and native cultures such as the Inuit. Each of her pieces is a wearable representation of these cultures and traditions.
Mainly working with simple and modest materials such as brass or copper, she has the ability to manipulate these to create completely unique pieces of jewelry such as amulets, necklaces, collars or even a body harness.
On Sunday, November 16th, multi-instrumentalist Danish electronic artist Trentemøller performed at Chicago's Park West Venue. Anders Trentemøller is a Copenhagen based producer who started his musical career in the late 1990's with different indie-rock projects before delving into electronic music in 2006 with the release of his innovative debut album The Last Resort. With tracks such as “Take Me Into Your Skin”, “Vamp”, “Moan” and “Miss You”, The Last
The show at Chicago’s Park West opened with the maximal electronic industrial piece “Still on Fire”, a track off the latest 2014 album titled Lost, then worked its way into the more minimal “Miss You”. Each song merged into the next seamlessly creating an ethereal cinematic score for the night.
Resort is a fusion of abstract, minimal ambient sounds methodically composed together to create dark and disturbingly beautiful sonic experiences. Four years later Trentemøller released Into the Great Wide Yonder, the second album building on the melancholic sounds from the last but with the addition of Marie Fisker’s hauntingly seductive vocals in songs such as “Sycamore Feeling” and “Even Though You’re With Another Girl”.
Visually the set had an avant-garde mesh installation that rose up from the ground midway through the show. This combined with haze and light projections allowed for an intimate yet immersive audiovisual experience with the musicians on stage.