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On my radar: Leïla Menchari and Karel Martens



Leïla Menchari in 1985 - Photo by Edouard Boubat

Two stories caught my attention in the new Hermès magazine, Le Monde d’Hermes. The first is an amazing sounding exhibition celebrating Leïla Menchari, Hermès‘ extraordinary secret weapon, whose legendary window displays brought a playful spirit to the brand for 35 years. The exhibition, ‘Hermès à tire-d’aile — Les mondes de Leïla Menchari‘ will run from 9th Nov to 3rd Dec 2017 at the Grand Palais, Paris.

Leïla Menchari Hermes
Leïla Menchari Hermes
Leila Menchari Hermes exhibition

I also discovered the work of Karel Martens, an artist and typographer who prints graphic shapes onto cards, tickets and other discarded paper matter. I love these geometric patterns and hot and cool colour combos…

Karel Martens
Karel Martens
Karel Martens

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES:Portrait of Leïla Menchari by Edouard Boubat; 3 x Hermes; 3 x Karel Martens
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Quote of the day: Valerie Wickes, Beauty Papers



beauty papers Valerie Wickes

“There’s nothing wrong with products, but at the same time, it’s only a little part of the culture and the world of beauty. Talking to people that you don’t necessarily get access to and getting a bigger view on beauty was something really important. We’re more interested, I suppose, in the artistry of it. The artistry is much harder to find.”
Valerie Wickes (right), creative director of Beauty Papers magazine, Into The Gloss

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IMAGE: Into The Gloss
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French boy style: Holiday Paris



Holiday Paris lifestyle brand, Rue Parent de Rosan, Paris

Franck Durand’s Holiday brand is expanding. If you know the mag (the chicest, lifestyle-est travel tome you can imagine), you may be aware of the cafe and the logo sweats. Now he’s developed a full menswear line, inspired by everyday stylish staples – navy blazers, tweed jackets, classic Shetland pullovers. (more…)



Quote of the day: Campbell Addy



NiiJournal

“One major change would be that if a black person does something about black people it doesn’t have to be political. It’s just them reflecting themselves to the world. If a black person shoots something, it isn’t a black photographer or a black designer; it’s purely a photographer. It’s the smaller things that can change people’s perceptions.”
Photographer and NiiJournal publisher Campbell Eddy on creating visibility for people of colour within fashion and media, Indie magazine (more…)