The Little Prince by Eugenio Recuenco

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Eugenio Recuenco is one of the best Spanish photographers, and not only in the fashion industry. He’s made several commercials, like the ad for the Nina Ricci parfum, the ‘Aire Loco’ video for Loewe (the one in which the model licks a drop of champagne off her knee), as well as music videos, scenographies and short films. His work is characterized by an oneiric and magical spirit in which each image is able to tell a story, maybe inspired by a classic fairytale or an original story.

One of his latest works, The Little Prince, is receiving awards on every festival. It is a very powerful image that makes the observer think about its meaning. At least it’s what happened to me. I received the picture via the Eugenio Recuenco newsletter that announced its latest award. The only information they gave was the title of the picture and the awards, nothing else. The logical conclusions of the picture lead us to think about the devastation caused by war and what is lost in them: people, valuable stories, illusions, ideas, hopes.

Actually, the image belongs to a series dedicated to promote literature and pointing out the consequences of video-games, smartphones and television over books. “When you spend all those hours playing war video games, it’s not just your enemies you finish off. Save a book, read a book”. You can view all the images here.

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Delicious pleats please: Photos by Taku Satoh for Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake presented a collection of items to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of his famous pleats. Among them, a watch, a fragrance, and a book with these genius photographs by artist Taku Satoh. Inspired by the curves and lines of the thin pleats, Satoh created a series of delicious images of ice-cream, a toast, a glass of wine, sushi.. Topped with a piece of pleat. You can buy the book at Taschen for €29,99.

The collection Pleats Please, created by the influential Japanese designer in 1993, is based on pleats as structural element. Thanks to a technique developed by Miyake (he dedicates a lot of time to investigate new confection methods), the result is perfect. The pleating elaboration process is as follows: first the pieces are cut and sewn together creating clothes two and three times bigger; then, the individual parts are placed by hand in a heat press between two sheets of paper. After the press, the clothes are fixed with permanent pleats, no matter if they are dresses, cardigans, skirts, shirts or pants. This industrial process allows creating the texture and the shape at the same time. The vertical pleat, horizontal and zigzag is used to produce various effects and architectural shapes (via Taschen).


Images found at Drome Magazine
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