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women in fashion share their ideas

Lisa
Corneliusson

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of Space Matters.

Precision, then not

I had a lovely weekend that included a birthday note from John Hodany, an artist whose work I really admire. He’s a mathematical mastermind who in his works, like a surgeon, mutates modules and moves cut-outs around with meticulous precision yet still creates something that feels organic, colorful, biological, fun. Here are two of my favorite paintings. Thanks life for being soft right now.

Credits

Top image: John Hodany, Big Shot, 2014.
Below: John Hodany, Switching Swans, Praying Beaver, 2009.

Dream dress

What excites me style wise these days is finding pieces from old collections that I haven’t stopped thinking about. I’ve often been preoccupied with Miuccia Prada’s thoughts and things from about a decade ago. And then, I was so struck by Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton. I know every look like I know every word of an old Whitney Houston song.
When I find these looks in consignment stores my heart stops. If I buy, I like to think of it less like random shopping (which makes me feel so bad) and more like a hobby. Like I’m a collector. It’s nonsense, of course; it’s more like a drug. This is my lastest rush: look 18 from that collection.

Carlota Guerrero

Solange’s art direction has been so rich lately, no? It introduced me, and the rest of the world I guess, to Carlota Guerrero, a photographer and art director from Barcelona. Her work is amazing and filled to the brim with art references. Above is one of her latest projects, a Bon Magazine story with another brilliant Barcelona mind, Alejandra Smits. I had to dig into the archives to discover more of Carlota’s work.

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A reinterpretation of Matisse’s La Danse, watch it in video here.

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Work for Metal Magazine, watch it here.

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Dance ritual for Uber den Wolken, watch it here.

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Art direction for Solange’s Don’t touch my hair. Watch it here.

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Art direction for Solange’s Cranes in the sky. Watch it here and more of Carlota’s A seat at the table imagery here.

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Rreinterpretation of Parangolés by Hélio Oiticica (watch it here) with Solange.

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Carlota did the imagery and art direction for Solange’s 112-page conceptual digital book, celebrating blackness and creativity.

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Interactive titled Seventy States 2017 for Tate. Amazing, please watch it here.

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Back cover of Solange’s A seat at the table.

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If you haven’t seen An ode to, Solange’s performance piece at the Guggenheim in New York, please do.

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Probably inspired by the late Trisha Brown (watch for example Figure 8 here).

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Solange asked the audience to wear white, perhaps not only a way of visually coordinating the piece.

My space

Sahara Lin by Valerio Spada, Vogue Italy August 2017. I love this space.

Corner of my living room, the view from where I’m sitting.

I haven’t posted here in a while. I was pregnant and everything felt so blurred. Now my baby is here, his name is Lo, and I feel the light on my face again. And the colours.
I’ve set up a work space in my living room, at the end of our green glass dining table, and I love sitting here while my baby sleeps, listening to soft music and taking in the space for the first time in a while. I love my house. I love the colours. It’s where I find my inspiration right now. Among the things that are mine; in my context. All the rest has a tendency of feeling so general. Talk soon. x

A world

One of my favorite brands Our Legacy released a book with photography by one of my favorite photographers Jenny Källman. The garments are all from their reference archive, they have inspired the design process of different Our Legacy collections. A sweet invite to their world, I think.

The light

 

Is it just me, or does anyone else limit their wardrobe to a pile of clothes hanging on a chair next to your bed during these darkest weeks of the year? I don’t reach further these days, I just keep my most trusted essentials on rotation and wear the same things for weeks. It might sound sad, but it’s actually a state that I’m quite fond of. I guess it takes me closer to the idea of being a light person, not weighed down by material things (or dark thoughts for that matter). I, at least sometimes, want to be that person. I want to be like my friend Annika who wears black leggings and black 3XL t-shirts every day of the week and remains the most stylish person I have ever known.

Two staples in this pile of mine are these perfect jeans and this silk satin shirt with extra long sleeves, both from Filippa K. With them I spent my Sunday at home, with them I’ll spend my week in meetings. Check them out here.

Credits

This post is presented in collaboration with Filippa K.