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Defining moments

Invited inspirational women share three images that have stuck on their mind – and become defining moments.

Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Nhu Duong is a Fashion designer from Stockholm based in Berlin. Find her here

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“This is an illsutration made by Dese Escobar,  New York-based artist and one of my best friends. She also walked my SS17 catwalk show during the Berlin Biennale. For the David Casavant Archive Dese interpreted Helmut Lang SS03 and Raf Simons Ss03 in this drawing called “Scrammers”. “

“Scammers” by Dese Escobar.

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“For my most recent collection SS17 entitled, I collaborated with the Swedish, Berlin-based artist Karl Holmqvist, who is known for his text based works, poetry and readings. Running through the collection are texts and symbols such as EYEYEYES, ASSASSASSS, #IAMACAMERA, a camera shutter, XOXOs, repeated endlessly in woven, printed and hand-written form – enforcing the idea of posing or „working it“. “
Nhu Duong, Work collection SS17. Found here.
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“This image shows Georgian artist Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, modelling for my AW16 collection. The picture was taken by the Marie Angeletti in Tbilisi this autumn.”
Marie Angeletti For Nhu Duong AW16. Found here.

Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Patricia Gutiérrez is a Fashion designer based in Spain. Find her here

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“Since I can’t remember when I’ve an obsession with hands. I think that they’re so expressive and beautiful that they create a language by themselves. I collect little objects and keep plenty of photos of hands. What I love about this photo of Georgio O’Keefe is that not only are these the hands of a great artist, but also this shot was taken almost 100 years ago and it feels still so current and modern.”
Georgia O’Keefe 1920 by Alfred Stieglitz. Found here.
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“I feel really inspired by Mark Borthwick photos, they can time travel and have a special sensitivity. I love the aesthetics and how they awaken the senses. Needless to say I’m huge fan of the 90’s understated elegance.”
Stella Tennant for Vogue Italia 1997 by Mark Borthwick. Found here.
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“I had the chance to see this exhibition in Amsterdam last year, and this portrait striked me for being so aesthetically powerful and direct, he looks calm and dignified.”
Toussaint, 1993. Dana Lixenberg “Imperial Courts”. Found here.

Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Cheryl Humphreys is an artist and designer based in Los Angeles. Find her here.

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“This is an image of one of John Baldessari’s recent series of 3 color screenprints. The series makes me laugh. I love the playful line quality and subject matter. Gemini G.E.L., the source for this image, is an artists’ workshop and publisher of fine art prints that has been a part of shaping the LA art scene since 1966. They work with many of my favorite artists and have beautiful imagery of them at work in their workshop.”

Trapezoid, John Baldessari, 2016. Found here.

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“I look at this image every single day. My dear friends and artists, Niki & Yusuke collaborated on a narrative based body of work: Absolute Magnitude: Knowing, Ignorance & Being, that examines the “nature of consciousness and personal reality” through naturally dyed and appliquéd flags. It was the first piece of art that my partner and I ever invested “real money” into and it brings the absolute best energy into our home. The works were first showcased this summer at These Days LA gallery – see more here”

Absolute Magnitude, Yusuke Tsukamoto & Niki Livingston, 2016. Found here.

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“This is an 8.5 foot felt & wool flag that greets you as you walk into the retrospective currently up at the Skirball Cultural center in Los Angeles. I went this past weekend and chose this image for it’s message, felt loud and clear, especially right now. The exhibition, Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. is up through March 12.”

Thunderbolt, Roy Lichtenstein, 1966. Found here.

Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Monika Tatalovic is a stylist and art director based in London. Find her here.

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“Faig Ahmed is an artist doing brilliant things with carpets. He takes traditional Azerbaijani rugs, un-weaves them, and reconstructs them to create new patterns and shapes. His work is remarkable and something I find incredibly relateable as I practice this in my own craft. The process of taking a look created and curated by the designer, deconstructing it, and re-imagining it in my own way. A re-imagined extention of it’s original state – that’s the beauty of it.”

Faig Ahmed, Impossible viscosity, 2012. Found here.

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“This photo represents so many incredible relationships and opportunities I’ve come across recently. It was taken by my best friend Sarah Blais, who I live, play and work with. Her and I started working together a couple years ago and since have become the tightest work/life duo. Through our relationship, I started working with this brand, Beaufille, which sparked my involvement in consulting work. This was the collection that essentially launched my career. The designers are, today, some of my closest friends.”

Beaufille Fall 2016. Found here.

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“This photo was taken by Jack Davison for Luncheon Magazine. The special moments in this fashion editorial are the quirky faces created through the set design by the incredible Rachel Thomas.  I have always taken an interest in every aspect of a photoshoot, not just the fashion, and so I try to involve myself in every step of the process. I have a deep respect for set designers and this one in particular created fucking art, man.”

Photo by Jack Davison. Found here.

Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Frida Marklund is a photographer based in Stockholm. Find her here.

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“This picture makes me so happy and brings back a lot of good memories from my time in new york. Its shot by Cass Bird, another photographer who’s work I appreciate for being relaxed, real and fun”

Photo by Cass Bird. Found here.

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“This image ”Blondey”is shot by brittish fashion photographer Alasdair McLellan and its a portrait in collaboration with Palace Skateboards. His work is very simple, consistent and to me he also has this thing for youth and nostalgia. I just recently bought this print to put it up on our walls at home because Ive followed his work for a very long time and its something about it that makes me feel good and makes me coming back to it”

Photo by Alasdair McLellan. Photo found here.

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“I am a nostalgic person and Ive always had a fascination of adolescence and subcultures. That time between puberty and the precipice of adulthood that for many is filled with a search of affiliation. During the 70s and 80s photographer and art teacher Joseph Szabo shot this and many more fantastic images of his students and I think its a beautiful project about youth, love, intimacy and confusion. It reminds me of why I got into photography from the start.”

Photo by Joseph Szabo. Found here.

Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Camille Charriére is a creative consultant based in London. Find her here.

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“I still find it both incredibly frustrating but also perplexing that Instragram continues to enforce such a harsh censhorship policy when it comes to body parts, especially nipples. Given that society uses our female bodies to sell virtually anything nowadays, and X-rated nudity (read: a sex tape) is the key to overnight success, it seems ironic that anyone maintain such a “conservative” policy, let alone an app which is the number one reflection of our time. Though completely different, these three pictures could have been taken by the same woman: a woman who is confident in her own sexuality but not gratuitously so. I love the contrast between that tonal, super-sexualised peach shot that reveals nothing but says all (including that cheeky emoji I so love to use and abuse), the fashion statement shot, where every inch of skin is hidden yet so anchored in the now (hello Vetements vibes) and the naked shot, almost the 2016 version of Gainsbourg burning that 500 francs note live on French TV. #FreeTheNipple