To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we are sharing love in all it’s beautiful shapes and shades. From the unmistakable bonds between parents and their kids, to the electric energy that comes alive in a creative partnership. We’re honouring a few of our favourite duos and icons of the fashion industry.
Let’s start with one of our favourite books Advanced Style: Older and Wiser where the photographer, Ari Seth Cohen brings together photos and stories of stylish older people. But in its pages the photographer goes far beyond collecting images of some trendy clothes and some eccentric characters. Advanced Style contains, above all, a great love for life and fashion. Click on the image for more information.
Another favourite of us is Stella McCarney & Phoebe Philo. Stella not only inherited her father’s chubby-cheeks but also the family’s passion for the creative world. Nowadays she may be one of the most popular designers in the world, but when she started out very young, the fashion world didn’t welcome her with open arms. When she was appointed creative director of Chloé she was only 25, and she took to work with her, her best friend Phoebe Philo. The clothes that they designed were exactly what you’d expect from two English girls out to make their mark in a Paris dominated by the brash talents of John Galliano at Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen. McCartney and Philo’s clothes were equally bold — freely and wildly expressing the desires of young women for sex and fun — with skintight pants, skimpy dresses and airbrushed T-shirts (McCartney used T-shirts her parents bought in the ’70s as a source).
A bond that nobody can ever break, the one between mother and son. In this case we’re referring to the fashion anarchist family – Vivienne Westwood & her son Joseph Corré. He not only inherited the family passion for design but also the entrepreneurial punk attitude. From the mid 90’s when Joseph has started his own lingerie brand, Agent Provocateur.