Paul Hameline is, as Muagatu might have it, “so hot right now.” No, seriously: he hangs out with Lotta Volkova, models for Vetements and Prada, and generally wins at life in that whole Paris fashion-music nexus. Still, all that aside, Hameline is a lot more than a pretty face and muse. Having studied Visual Communication and Photography and experimented in various artistic medium including music and collage for several years now, he knows how to do his own thing.
Case in point: his latest project, a limited edition zine called Rave New World – in a nod to Aldous Huxley’s iconic text – which brings together previously unseen work by the likes of Collier Schorr, Willy Vanderperre, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Peter de Potter and Pierre-Ange Carlotti. Now that’s a gang we wouldn’t mind being a part of. Each of these artists brings their own distinctly personal perspective to the project, which Hameline describes as a “personal diary” that’s written by other people. The zine celebrates individuality and the virtues of sticking to your artistic vision and principles, no matter how radical (certainly something these contributors embody).
To celebrate the launch of the publication, Hameline et al. were at The Broken Arm in Paris yesterday, handing out 200 limited copies featuring a signed collage by the man himself – all to the soundtrack of a Volkova mix. Fashion’s most exclusive knees-up? Almost certainly.