More “Autumn in Prague” photos coming up, till then check the article about previous travel to Prague discovering David Cerny’s sculptures.
Thank you, people of Prague. More photos coming on Instagram.
It`s October; beer time. Meet Daphne Guinness
The honorable Guinness
Due to October premise in Europe – October fest and similar beer festivals around the continent- Guinness heiress and outstanding fashion figure crossed my mind. Guinness?Daphne Guinness!
Considering her self an artist. She is designers muse. Couture collector. A singer. A fashion designer. She is Daphne Guinness – the eccentric heiress of Guinness brewery. A remarkable figure, an eternal inspiration for fashion.
The friend and the muse of the entire Industry. The honorable Daphne, Guinness heiress has a real job in the fashion business, even though, she needs no job at all. And by her nature, this job is peculiar as heiress her self. To inspire.
From the all over the world fashionistas point of view, she is an outstanding individual with an impeccable sense of fashion. Walking Fashion Museum itself, due to her well-known designers’ wardrobe collection. Yet, she is, indeed, walking in eccentric personalized shoes.
Daphne Guinness is beloved by the fashion industry. Equally. designers, editors, photographers… the World of Fashion simply deeply loves her tiny figure. Her “Cruella” hairstyle. Hand armor and mask she frequently wears to cover shy little Daphe from the “real world” and “real people” that she never really met while living in that royalty art surrounded world of hers.
A very close friend to Alexandar McQueen and Isabella Blow. Collaborating with CdG ( Rei Kawakubo), Karl Lagerfeld, cosmetics industries, perfumes…, posing for Vogue, etc. etc. leads me to conclusion Daphne is unreplaceable in today’s high fashion.
Vetements “Post Soviet Fashion” is the biggest trend
Demna Gvasalia – artistic director of Balenciaga and Vetements collective head designer is one of those who shape the world of fashion.
If you do have any interest, at all, in fashion business you already know everything about Balenciaga. And if your interest is real, you know something about Demna Gvasalia, too. At least you know that Demna is young Greogian designer shaping the world of fashion in multiple ways. Bringing some new disorder in the fashion world, confronting old/new systems in fashion.
He is the art director of Balenciaga and head designer in Vetements collective at the same time.
now-now; if you haven’t heard about Vetements brand these years… rookie boy you need to learn about fashion business a lot. As they rule street fashion for years. They collaborate with everyone in fashion ( Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik, Reebok, Champion, T. Hilfiger Levis,…). They are shaping street fashion, but their influence is not only on streets they hit big on the fashion stage. Vetements are fashion phenomena of the moment. Fashion itself.
Balenciaga is one of the most prestigious houses in the fashion history. Opposite to that, Vetements collective comparing to Balenciaga heritage is still newborn on fashion stage.
Formed of young designers highly influenced by Belgian and Japnese designers (Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Rei Kawakubo,…). As the result, the group preserve aesthetic of deconstruction and destroy. Balenciaga represents an old system that Vetement collective is rejecting and destroying in their aesthetic. The paradox in this situation is head designer of Vetement and art director of Balenciaga house is the same person – Demna.
Post Soviet Fashion
Esthetic ofVetements is known as “post-Soviet fashion”. The synonym is “Gopnik style” which includes everything the sense of good style and proportion considers as the highly unfashionable mixture.
And yet, it’s everywhere: covering Vogue or Harpers Bazaar, worn by street style stars like Chiara Ferragni, Jenner and Miroslava Duma, Rihanna and Kanya West. Stocked everywhere from Vogue to Net-a-Porter and Nordstrom.
Vetements collective is formed of former Belgian students from Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The school already has a reputation for educating avant-garde designers. Therefore, the world knows them as Antwerp Six group. The bespoken designer collective was highly influential in earlier fashion revolution in the last decades of the 20th century.
Besides that, Vetements aesthetics is highly influenced by designers origin – former Soviet countries. Deconstructivism philosophy which they embrace in their school.
The importance of this young collective in the World of fashion is yet to discover. In 2016 they form a trend, becoming a cult, known as “Post Soviet fashion” and stands for;
anticapitalism, deconstruction (pattern, textiles, fashion system itself), anti-glam , not-snobbish royalty philosophy, redesign, 90`s low budget Eastern fashion, tracksuit bottoms, trainers, oversize hoodies, socks, comfortable sports shoes, fake fur, huge logos.
Sportswear luxe is a newly developing trend on the high street and designer fashion scene. Therefore we all are witnessing the revival of 90-s sports brand we already forgot.
For the latest trends seak inspiration in (Gopniks) East European style from early 90`s. Therefore, Gopniks represents a subculture scene we can find in every society. It associates working-class youth. Their poor-style becomes part of high couture, red carpets, and most influential street stylers.
All-Star Converse is celebrating 100 years in fashion
All-Star Converse Shoes – Designed for Eternity
Chuck Taylor`s All-Star Converse shoe Celebrates first 100 years in 2017.
In 1917, the company designed the forerunner of the modern Converse All-Star shoe. At first, they are made of the rubber sole and canvas upper in natural brown colors.
Firstly based in Malden, Massachuttes Converse Rubber Shoe Company is the first one to use professional athletes in marketing and sales endorsement. It was Charles- Chuck Taylor; basketball player, whose name is added on ankle patch in 1934.
Throughout the years, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star made a shift from athletic sportswear to casual footwear. Originally it was an elite basketball shoe which evolved into the shoe of choice for many subcultures, particularly artists and musicians.
Modern Art in the streets of Prague – the list of 10 favorite David Cerny’s sculptures
David Cerny, an internationally famous sculptor, born in the Czech Republic in 1967 this year celebrates his 50’s birthday.
Whole life, whole time David Cerny’s art is controversial, provocative and monumental. According to his sculptures that is the meaning of art itself. That is how Art should be. Meaning, this is what a modern artist should do; provoke, question, sublime… David Cerny is very politically and socially engaged through his art. He points, he criticizes and he laughs… He reveals art from museums and places it straight to society in the parks, streets, building facades….
The list of 10 the most impressive sculptures by David Cerny
1. Metamorphosis – the computer-driven sculpture of Kafka.
Even though the Prague was quite friendly and welcoming to all kind of artist through the past, according to my impression visiting Prague for the first time, Prague-born writer Franz Kafka is the most inspiring figure for the modern artist.
There you can bump on the many Kafka’s monuments done by the various artists.
2. If you decide to pay a visit to Kafka’s Museum there you will find another David Cerny’s sculptures presenting two peeing guys. Simply named: Pee
Peeing guys – sculptures of couple guys peeing a fontina pool captured in the form of Czech Republic
3. Crawling Babies at Zizkov TV Tower – David Cerny, 1990.
Our city guide mentioned the Zizkov Tower frequently on our tour to stress out how monumental this sculpture is. We did not actually go there to see it closely but this is how it looks.
4. I love contemporary art’s opinioned disturbing social criticism and artist engagement in the moment. Perhaps, that is why the Floating finger -is one of my preferred David Cerny’s sculptures.
5. This one is very shouting, also. Love it. Named “Arses“.
Each visitor is able to climb a ladder and stick the head into the sculpture’s arse to see a video of two Czech politicians feeding each other slop to a soundtrack of “We are the Champions”
Therefore, these are some of David Cerny’s sculptures worth of finding and researching while in Prague.