Friday, September 14, 2007

Inspiration: Hedi Slimane

The funny thing about some of my research is that I discover things that are one way another related. I’m aware that this post has a lot going on, but I assure you that everything is tied into a minimal degree of separation

My Space / Hedi Slimane

I’m motivated to post for a garçon brillant who has a vision unlike any other. From Collections Director at Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Homme in 1997 to being the Chief Designer at Dior from 2000 – 2007 and having a great ear for music taste[1] and a keen eye for photography[2], plus creating the costumes for Daft Punk. This lean design machine is on his own now and venturing into his exhibits[3]. Soon after he left Dior, he joined his friend Gus Van sant and started an amazing project called “Young American”. Recently (Sept. 13th) Hedi joined forces with Wallpaper*, he will be guest editing the well-put-together art magazine[4].


[1] These New Puritans + The Paddingtons + The Kills + Eight Legs + The Rakes
[2] Portrait of a Performer + London Birth of Cult + Stage + Berlin + Intermission +
[3] Upcoming exhibition in November at Gallery Almine Rech, in Paris, January 2008, in Tokyo, at Koyanagi Gallery, and May 2008 at Musac Contemporary Art Museum in Spain.
[4] Also guest editing: legendary artist Jeff Koons, and influential post war designer Dieter Rams.

T-shirt by Henry

If you love music + fashion + art, a must visit awaits you to Mr. Slimane’s site.
Hedi check out ROCK DAIRY PROJECTS and PLAYLIST. Listen in particular to These New Puritans (watch the video). Also his Diary, great b/w pics!

PS: Another unexpected discovery is that Hedi Slimane does not smoke, do drugs or drink. As I once commented on Sanddancer’s blog as well disneyrollergirl’s blog; it comes to show you that we do not have to be under the influence of anything besides your mind to be artistic, imaginative and inventive. Slimane channels his creativity through the diverse art forms and truly expresses it in the most successful way… Pathos + Ξthos = Logos!

To be continued…

I’ll leave you with a nice tune from These New Puritans

These New Puritans - Elvis


The Clothes Horse said...

The talent of certain designers always amazes me and Slimane is one of those for me--I mean the degree of difference between YSL, Dior and Daft Punk, how does one person do it all?

dianabobar said...

I'd love to have those wallpaper mags!

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