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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Helmut Lang, Sephora, Mackintosh, Pat McGrath Labs and more!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…

1. HELMUT LANG’S RADICAL RELAUNCH

HELMUT LANG FALL 1999 RTW

The most interesting part to me about the new Helmut Lang structure, hiring an editor, instead of an overall creative director, is the plan for a regular reissue of archive Helmut Lang pieces. (more…)



Print matters: Apartamento, Upstate Diary, The New Garconne



Apartamento issue 19

Currently reading: The Leonard Koren interview in Apartamento. Koren authored Wabi Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, a bible that celebrates inconspicuous ‘overlooked details’, as well as writing and publishing countless other books. (more…)



Quote of the day: Spencer Fung



Spencer Fung Archirtecture By Hand

“I admire the way children paint. They are so spontaneous, and capture shapes, form and colour so beautifully. Artists are always trying to recapture this – if you put a Picasso next to child’s painting you can see similarities in the brush strokes. Adults take in too much but children pick up the essence of things. They make the best artists – they don’t overthink anything.”

Architect Spencer Fung whose Instagram in a delight and whose book, Architecture by Hand, I keep seeing everywhere…

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Spencer Fung
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What’s the deal with Gerhard Steidl?



Gerhard Steidl
I blame Gerhard Steidl for the reason I nearly break my neck every time I descend the steps into my office. The fact is, I have a confession: I have a book problem. Books are OK to spend money on, right? They’re objects of learning and curiosity and they’re also symbolic of taking time in a sped up word. And some are objects of beauty even more ravishing than a Prada shoe or a Valentino sweater. (more…)