Art & Botany: David Sims Roses

January 09, 2013
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British fashion photographer David Sims focuses his lens on the beauty in imperfections. Some of his most iconic work—a portfolio that is said to have set the tone of late 1990s fashion photography—captures the incongruous chink in a flawless image. Models with knotted hair, a wrinkled shirt, asymmetrical blush or a cowlick—through Sims's perfect lens, with Sims's perfect light, it all looks, yes, perfect. You wouldn't imagine it any other way. 

Art & Botany: Dior's House of Flowers

August 02, 2012
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For his debut show as Dior's creative director, designer Raf Simons stitched together a setting reminiscent of the fashion house's founding themes—femininity, romance, and flowers. Once again, the house of Dior was a house of flowers. 

Fashion Wednesdays: Piña, The Pineapple Fabric

August 10, 2011
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In our latest post in our series about fabric made from plants, we take a look at piña, a fabric made from pineapple leaves and used in traditional Filipino clothing. Check out our first post about blazers made from lotus flower fiber.

Fashion Wednesdays: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

August 03, 2011
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Lines are insane—and we mean insane—at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, for the last days of the Alexander McQueen show, "Savage Beauty." The show ends this Sunday, August 7, and tomorrow and Friday, August 4 and 5, the museum will stay open until 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, until midnight. (The line is so long that the museum has even come up with a scavenger-hunt style game for people to play while waiting in line).

Art + Botany: Haute Couture Fashion

March 31, 2011
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While botanic fashion has yet to see urban streets and Bill Cunningham's lens, the concept has been flourishing on the runway and in the artist's studio. Here are three designers who have culled their materials from the plants that inspire them.


'Leaf Series', Dave Rittinger