My latest for The Genteel:
A Quiet Luxury: Since its debut in October 2012, luxury label Maiye thas been capturing hearts across the world by embracing traditional artisanal techniques – a rarity in a typically lacquered fashion industry. Alina Kulesh uncovers Maiyet’s world – its philosophy, work and inspirations. (The Genteel)
Ukraine Welcomes Vogue, in Russian. What the borscht?
My latest on the Russianisation of Ukraine, for The Genteel.>
ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN’S ART
EVER since her visit to the BillyKirk studio during New York Fashion Week, frank’s Editor ALINA KULESH has been captivated by the artwork of Kirk Bray, who is one half of the leather goods company. It’s evident in her narrative - her words feel like brushstrokes on a canvas; purposeful but also natural. Much like in Bray’s work, whose passion for painting began in college.
The past two years, however, have been spent immersing himself in the worlds of mixed media and collage. The results have been a visual collision of the nostalgic with the contemporary, an aesthetic we at frank can heavily endorse. You can read about it here One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Art.>
One Man’s Trash, Another Man’s Art: Meet Kirk Bray and his witty, twisted, and satirical artwork.
“Byzantine art & Italian filmmaker Fellini, founder of ‘paparazzi’, doodler of ‘butts and tits’” are D&G’s recent inspirations.
Patti Smith is on my mind.