RESOLUTIONS: Drew Droege
LA based actor and performer, Drew Droege, has built up a cult online following with his uncanny YouTube incarnation of actress/designer/hipster Chloe Sevigny, dictating her latest plans and obsessions.
RESOLUTIONS: Jeremy Kost
Jeremy Kost offered us his resolution for 2012: “I’d love to have longer nights that don’t come with hangovers the next morning”. Here’s a glance at an editorial with the famed photographer we ran in Wonderland‘s September issue.
RESOLUTIONS: Margherita Missoni
In this brand new – if ephemeral – regular, we ask a handful of contemporary icons what their new year’s resolution are. First up is Margherita Missoni, who says her aim for 2012 is to “quit smoking”.
NEW NOISE: Kwes
Warp Records’ newest signing, south London’s Kwes, has for a good while remained at the production end of some of modern alt. rock’s most fruitful works – Micachu, Ghostpoet, and The Invisible are just a clutch of artists he’s collaborated with. With his debut EP dropping early next year, the 24-year-old chats to Wonderland about […]
Directing The Dragon: David Fincher Q&A
Acclaimed film director, David Fincher, follows up 2010’s Facebook profiler “The Social Network” with action thriller “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. Returning to the grittier content that first caught our attention in films such as “Se7en” and “Fight Club”, Fincher’s vision of celebrated author Stieg Larsson’s crime drama is nail bitingly tense, absorbingly complex […]
NOWHERE – Robert Nethery
New York City’s Robert Nethery – renowned for his work under Alasdair McLellan and Bruce Weber – offered this moody, wind-swept fashion short exclusively to Wonderland. Enjoy… Film by: Robert Nethery @ Art List Shot in Montauk NY Stylist: William Graper Hair/MU: Martin Christopher Harper Model: Camille Rowe Assistant: Johnny Knapp and Joe Falcone Film […]
CLASS ACT: Holly Earl
Doctor Who is fast becoming as synonymous with Christmas day as novelty jumpers and overeating. This year’s episode, titled The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe promises to make for perfect seasonal viewing and features a large number of guest stars, including appearances from Alexander Armstrong, Bill Bailey and Outnumbered’s Claire Skinner. Also starring is […]
RESORT 2012 – Lulu Kennedy
If you interview any designer, whose careers started under the influential umbrella of Fashion East (and there are many), they will mention Lulu Kennedy. It wasn’t before time, when a year or so ago, she clubbed together with these now big fashion types and launched Lulu & Co – an overnight success. Now, in its […]
US: vids of the year
Picking your top music video of year can be as difficult as choosing your favourite child, which is why we gave the task to people we knew would take it seriously – introducing London-based directors Us, also known as Luke Taylor and Chris Barrett. Since graduating in 2007, the pair have produced a number of […]
WONDERKIND: Aurora Ozma
Aurora Ozma, self-proclaimed couturier, milliner and surrealist, has certainly turned a few feather-encrusted skull caps since being whipped up by prestigious London-based furriers Hockley at the tender age of 15. Ozma’s collection will go on display for the first time at the Blow Presents ceremony in February, kick starting a stratospherically promising year for the […]
FUTURE THIS – The Big Pink
Milo Cordell, The Big Pink’s sultry synth giant, claims 2012 will see the band recast their sound afresh, paring back their penchant for noisy guitar layering and live drumming. The duo’s second full length, Future This – out on January 13th – is the result of work with tastemaking producer Paul Epworth. We pressed Cordell […]
WONDERLUST: Milo Spijkers
After being very impressed with his dance moves in the A/W11 Lanvin campaign, Wonderland had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Milo Spijkers from D1 Models.
DON’T THINK: Adam Smith
Adam Smith – a director responsible for some of the UK’s most forward-thinking music videos (remember that hilarious, Bob Hoskins-starred Jamie T promo, anyone?) – will next month release his first full-length feature. Smith’s ambitious project, Don’t Think, continues his 18 year-long visual collaboration with the Chemical Brothers, and saw strategically posted cameras at a […]
Ring Out Design: Polly Morgan and Mother Of Pearl
Brightly coloured fashion house, Mother Of Pearl (who regularly collaborate with artists for their collections), have invoked the macabre in a collaboration with taxidermy artist, Polly Morgan. Creating a limited line of T-shirts adorned with telephones, birds and wings, the collaboration will be on sale exclusively in Harrods from Sunday. We speak to Morgan about […]
WONDERKIND: Jacob Sutton
Having shot for the likes of Interview, The New York Times and Loewe, Jacob Sutton is one of the most chased photographers in the fashion industry. He spent much of this year exploring film, live action and stop motion techniques for the first time, and sits down with Wonderland to talk us through the projects […]
OPENING: ACNE Paris
After a lengthy renovation, the lush ACNE Paris store opened this week. Here are the facts:
Altered States: Daniella Valz Gen × GLOSS
A basement in Brighton will this week be transformed into a colourific, multidisciplinary arts space. GLOSS exhibits the work of four individuals – Daniella Valz Gen, Jo Harrison, Kate Mahony and Luis Ignacio Rodriguez – in a two day pop-up event that aims to explore the the conceptual possibilities of material, film and light. Valz […]
MARKUS LUPFER – The Travelling Managinarium
Director Tabitha Denholm – of Queens of Noize fame – sent Wonderland an early peak of her playful new film for Markus Lupfer’s SS12 collection, Everything Under the Sun. The ensemble, Lupfer’s ode to leopard print and lace, is arguably his most frisky and detailed to date.
CLASS ACT: Vicky McClure
Don your Fred Perry and dust off your Doc Martens, This Is England returns to our screens this week and promises to be as bold and bracing as ever. When Nottingham-born actress Vicky McClure first accepted a role in Shane Meadows’ original big-screen thriller, there was no knowing of the phenomenon it was set to […]
NEW NOISE – Au Palais
As Tender Mercy – one 2011’s sweetest gifts – drifts into pastel blue-tinted focus, it’s no wonder its creators, Au Palais, formed in a dream. Indeed, as David Commathe was busy gaining ground as a musician in Tokyo, he was approached by his sister, Elise, who gushed her grandiose chimera to him. Tasked to write […]
FLASHBACK… Shane Meadows
Ahead of This is England 88’s network premiere on Tuesday, we rewind to issue 20, where we pressed the gushingly talented Shane Meadows on his then newest effort, Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee. Here’s a snippet of Damon Wise’s piece.
Tom Dixon’s Christmas
Who better to help write our Christmas list this year than Tom Dixon, a man-brand synonymous with hyper-realised, tasteful-to-a-tee product design? He takes Wonderland through some of the choicest seasonal cuts from his shop on Ladbroke Grove, ahead of its activity-packed four day refit from today. (read more about Christmas at the Dock).
PAUL SMITH SS12
In a season dominated by sportswear, Paul Smith entered the running with a SS12 menswear collection of contrasting high tech work-wear. Interpreted for Wonderland, Joe Fleming models the tasteful ensemble. Congrats go out to Sir Paul, who pocketed an ‘Outstanding Lifetime Achievement’ at last week’s British Fashion Awards.
Designer Interview: James Long
We pin down James Long, a designer who made his name under Virginia Wates in New York City. Starting his own label after graduating from the Royal College of Art, Long has since developed a distinctive brand, which he has described as “strong, bold directional menswear.”
NEW NOISE: Boy Friend
Golden girls Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown met in seventh grade – they were in a ‘soccer’ team together called Mystic Ice. Based on mutual obsessions with, amongst other things, Mariah Carey and Ray Lynch-soundtracked sci-fi schlock, they teamed up with Stefanie Franciotti to form Sleep Over, a short but nonetheless adored project. Fast-forward three […]
Beauty News: Tom Ford
Although it is a slightly wicked thing to say, it comes with an undertone of the mildest of gall, when presented with yet another desirable thing from the growing scrapbook of Tom Ford’s empire, to admit I love it. (Because his perfumes are a personal favourite too). There is history. About a decade ago, a […]
WONDERKIND: Leutton Postle
As designing duo Sam Leutton and Jenny Postle, better known as Leutton Postle, work on their A/W12 collection, we sit down with them to discuss their preternatural, lovingly-composed knitwear brand. The girls, who met at Central Saint Martins last year, will continue to contort traditional uses of yarn, and fantasise-out-loud to us about designing for […]