With the super stylish Parisian store Colette set to close on December 20th they are embarking on a last series of collaborations, with its grande finale set to be the other iconic Parisian brand Saint Laurent. As well as T-shirts and Sweaters, Saint Laurents creative director Anthony Vaccarello has also produced another Parisian iconic symbol, the Vespa, in true Saint Laurent style. To go along side the Vespa, a glossy black and fully crystal-embellished motorcycle helmet made with Ruby. Other items include a customised vintage Polaroid SX-70 camera and a leopard-print Arkaic Concept skateboard. In 2013 Saint Laurent, then under the tenure of Hedi Slimane, pulled all their products indefinitely from the store after Colette were selling ironic branding ‘Saint Laurent’ t-shirts. But now with a new creative director comes a new collaboration. Saint Laurent is also rumoured to be taking over the Colette space in 2018 for its own store.
Running from Nov 287th to Dec 20th. Colette 213 rue Saint-Honore 75001 Paris
The next instalment in Helmut Lang’s artist series Seen By project comes from Ukrainian artist Boris Mikhailov. The artist has provided three collages from his Look at me I look at water series, work that is intrenched in the collapse of the Eastern Bloc. Boris Mikhailov is a photographer who has been regarded as one of the most important artists to emerge from the former USSR. Set on the front of a series of Helmut Lang branded T-shirts, the images contain a set of photographs, taken on extensive travels through Russia, Germany & Ukraine, with a handwritten Russian note translated into English.
Available to purchase at helmutlang.com and at Helmut Lang stores
Alison Jacques gallery will be showing a set of three exhibitions of the work of Juergen Teller. From his seminal 90’s work, Go See – a series of images of models sent to his studio in 1998 on a ‘go see’ of which he photographed outside his West London studio to his work photographing Bavarian kids in his collection entitled Bubenreuth Kids in 2017. Made over a 12 month period, Go Sees shows hundreds of photographs of would be models sent to see Teller in the hope of becoming a ‘professional’ model. All the photographs are spontaneous and unedited to show the vulnerability of the young girls trying to emulate the supermodels they desire to be. The exhibition will also show a new body of work entitled ‘A fairytale about a king . . . ‘ an exploration of childhood as told through a fairy tail of a young boy growing up in London that goes on to become a King.
Juergen Teller: Go Sees, Bubenreuth Kids and A fairytale about a King. Alison Jacques Gallery 16-18 Berners St. W1T 3LN 24th Nov – 13th Jan 2018