System magazine cover

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014


JUERGEN TELLER System magazine cover
Latest issue of System magazine with Juergen Teller in cover… How does he do it!
Karl Lagerfeld, Bob Colacello, Donatella Versace, Juergen Teller in conversation with curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist…
System 3 will be available at Colette, Opening Ceremony, 10 Corso Como, Dover Street Market, OFR and good libraries!


Wednesday, January 8th, 2014


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A shopping mecca in which street-wear and high-end design are intertwined, Rei Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market is now open in New York.  The seven-floor luxury department store takes visitors on a whimsical exploration of avant-garde fashion design from designers such as Simone Rocha to Jacquemus, all woven into the story of Kawakubo’s own line, Comme des Garçons. With no clear differentiation between women and men’s collections, visitors are encouraged to explore the store with an unconstricted outlook. Non-fashion related attractions include specially commissioned artworks that can be found throughout the store as well as a Rose Bakery pop up on the first floor.  Kawakubo gave designers creative freedom to model their respective spaces in a manner that architecturally represents the designs; a key highlight being the permanent Prada space enveloped by large scale Pierre Mornet murals pursuant to the Spring/Summer 2014 collection. In Kawakubo’s own words, Dover Street Market will exist as “an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos”.
Photos and report by Leila Samïi

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Comme des Garçons

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Comme des Garcons perfumes always trigger a sharp curiosity. A very thoughtful design, minimalist and sophisticated combined with a juice mixed made of symbols that carry us. Experience to meditate with no hesitation or prejudice… Let’s discover all the different musical notes of these scents

— Eau de parfum Comme des Garçons 100 ml natural spray
We can find beautifull things without consciousness. A fragrance that couldn’t exist in a bottle that shouldn’ exist. What qualifies anything for the right to exist? Who has the right to decide what should be rejected? Purposely taking a bottle that has been disqualified from existence and purposefully giving it its right to exist.
Aldehydes, Safraleine, Hawthorns, Lilac, Flower oxides, Industrial glue, Brown scotch tape, Musk, Styrax

— Eau de Parfum, CDG2 50 ml, natural spray
Comme des Garçons 2 plays with complements and contrasts… with reflection and opacity. with mirrors and brilliance. with light and shadow. with earth and the energy of the sun.
Ink, Incense, Amber, Labdanum, Patchouli, Chinese, Cedar wood, New Aldehydes, Cumin, Angelica Root, Vetiver, Cade Oil, Absolute Maté, Magnolia, Absolute Folia

— Eau de Toilette WHITE 50ml, natural spray
White, bright, light. Retainig some of the stimulating spices from the Eau de Parfum.
White also contains white flowers such as Lily of the Valley and White may Rose.
Pomegranate, Tagette absolute, pepper, Coriander, cardamom, May Rose, Lily of the Valley, Cinnamon leaf, Clove, Nutmeg, Cedar wood

— Eau de Toilette, CDG2 MAN 50 ml, natural spray
A worker, a man who loves his work…
Incense, White smoke, Saffron Flowers, Nutmeg, Kumquat, Fresh Crinkly mint, Vetiver Roots, Mahogany Wood, Leather

— Eau de Toilette, DOVER STREET MARKET 100 ml, natural spray
An unusually modern construction of a classic woody fragrance. Men and women can both wear it. The printed packaging is inside out and the bottle shows the DSM logo sideways.
Bergamote, Mandarin, Black Pepper, Coriander, Incense, Juniper berry, Cedar wood, Labdanum cistus, Patchouli, pine essence

— Eau de Toilette, HINOKI 50 ml, natural spray
The inspiration for this fragrance comes from a perfectly still, slightly chilly spring morning spent soaking in a tub at the Tawaraya in Kyoto. It pulls together our memory of the mosses and trees outdoor and sharp notes of the boxy, hinoki tub.
Cypress, terebenthine, Campher, Thyme, Pine, Georgywood, Encens, Treemoss, Vetiver

— Eau de Toilette, PLAY( Red, Black & Green) 100ml, natural spray
Design by not designing, no design is design, prototype is strong, absence of concept is creation. Red play, Black Play, Green Play — 3 brothers, same family, same bottle, different personnalities, different smell, different box.
– Red: Red Mandarin, Pink Peppercorn, Safraleine, Red Cherry Accord, Geranium, Cinnamon, Osmanthus, Myrrh, Balsam of Tolu
– Black: Black Pepper, Pepperwood, Red Pepper, Voilet, Thyme, Black Tea, Birch Tar, Incense, Tree Moss
– Green: Mint Nanah, Lime, Juniper Berry, Basil, Jasmine, Mastic Tree, Abelmoschus, Vetiver, Cedar

Photo. Pascal Gillet