LOIE FULLER (1862-1923)
This Video is an exerpt of Fuller's influencial work in the late 19th century. Accompanied by the original score composed for this live performance, I found this edit to be quite captivating...
By her teens she was choreographing and performing in burlesque, vaudeville, and circus shows. Like Isadora Duncan, Fuller embraced the ideas of free dance and improvisation. Her technique of combining choreography with flowing silk costumes illuminated by colorful lighting sets Fuller apart from other modern dance pioneers. She transferred her lighting techniques to film, and hand colored each frame in multi-color. Her most famous work, the “Serpentine Dance” (1891) brought her acclaim, and she was enthusiastically received in Europe, particularly Paris. She was in fact the first American modern dancer to perform in Europe, and paved the way for Isadora Duncan. Her efforts in Europe are significant to dance history, as at the time Ballet reigned supreme and modern dance was considered a fad at best and barbaric at worst. Fuller is largely responsible for influencing Europeans to accept modern dance as a serious art form. Prominent European artists and scientists were impressed with Fuller’s lighting techniques and that she had patented her designs and compounds used to create the colors. She eventually became fatally ill from the toxic chemicals she used in her stage effects.
Some time ago we made a post on our site about how the french name of our new shop "Héritage", when translated into english, is called "Inheritance", Only a few weeks after doing so, this lovely video by one of our favourite brands Velour was released under the same title name.
A pleasant coincidence which denotes how well matched this brand is for our shop.
...The term "collective consciousness" describes this occurrence quite well (and is an interesting theory about how different people isolated from one another can be on a very similar wave length)...
We've been carrying this line for many years now and very much enjoy working with these sweet Swedes. The fall selection has arrived at the shop last week and includes Chinos, dress shirts, tuques, winter coats and dresses.
For the shooting of the Velour A/W 11 collection the team travelled to the place where everything about Velour once started. They went to the designer Per Anderssons grand parents’ old ready-to-wear shop, which closed in the mid-eighties after 50 years of business. This store was one of few clothing stores placed in a small town in the middle of the Swedish woods and has stayed untouched for several decades. In 1997 Per went through the old stock and decided to make use of this asset. He went back to Gothenburg and opened the shop Nostalgi in the center of the city together with a couple of friends. The shop sold the dead stock clothes together with re-makes, art and design and became a forum for the Göteborg independent scene. Nostagi's creative customers inspired the Velour team to, in 2002 take the step towards designing their own clothes; and the first Velour collection was launched in 2005.
If you're in Paris in early October we recommend you take a moment to attend this fashion film festival hosted by "A Shaded View on Fashion Film".
"Diane Pernet is part of the first generation of fashion bloggers. Establishing her website ’A Shaded View on Fashion Film’ in addition to her already internationally acclaimed ASVOF blog, Diane provides a platform for the people, places and scenes that push fashion forwards, from the inside out. The Internet and blogging has revolutionised the accessibility of the elitist world of fashion. Allowing previously exclusive runway shows to be live streamed, a webcam perspective is now becoming preferable even to the prestigious front row tickets. Widening potential and encouraging the public to interact with designers on a more personable and objectionable basis, bloggers are able to instantaneously feed images and commentaries across the globe on collections the moment they hit the runway. This pushing of boundaries and allowing of fashion to become more inclusive, bravely pioneers a new approach to the way we experience fashion: click, enter, enjoy. " -Milly McMahon
Styling by Laurence Potvin-Beaudoin
Video montage by Thierry T-J
Soundtrack: Best Coast - Summer Mood
All clothing available in-store at OLDgOLDBOUTIQUE
In just a few days we'll be posting the latest edition to our podcast series by Tronik Youth out of London. This here video just came out for his latest single "I know". And if you don't already know, you can download more of his previously posted mixtapes in our music section right here. There are about five different recordings of his available throughout the section, just scroll down through the pages and dig around, there's lots of splendid music bound to be found.
Funny to imagine that millions of people on earth have never even seen or touched snow, ever. Earlier this week a soft white blanket of flakes landed on Montréal covering it's entire landscape, the essence of which was captured in this lovely video assembled by local hero Scott C.
Scott C is a freelance writer, producer & DJ living and working in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
In the city of Tarragona, Spain, castellers gather every two years to see who can build the highest, most intricate human castles. This uniquely Catalan tradition requires astonishing strength, finesse, and balance. Not to mention courage.
Spring Summer 2010 Collection featuring: VELOUR, YMC, SOULLAND and more...
Music: Kraftwerk - Tanzmusik
Take a peek inside the physical boutique in this short interview with OLDgOLD founder Jonah Leslie for VOX TV
OG is proud to be introducing Soulland's spring/summer 2010 collection to the online catalog.
Soulland’s head designer, Silas Adler (b. 1985), founded Soulland in 2002 and what started as a small company specialized in print t-shirts has now grown into a well-established men’s wear brand recognized worldwide and represented in leading stores across Europe, the USA, and now Canada with OLDgOLD.
Soulland’s design esthetic is rooted in traditional Scandinavian craftsmanship and through great attention to the detailing of the clothes, classic men’s wear is reinterpreted with a present-day esthetic. This approach is recognizable in key Soulland items such as the Adler Fedora, which merges a classic fedora hat with a baseball cap, and in the knee-length Shahverdi shirts.
In 2008 the Scandinavian fashion community acknowledged Silas Adler’s work with nominations for best Danish up-and-coming designer by Danish Fashion Awards and Scandinavian talent of the year by the Swedish Plus46 Award. And with five consecutive shows at Copenhagen Fashion Week, Soulland has made considerable noise to much critical acclaim from the Danish and International fashion media.
Here is a a short film that takes you backstage and shows how Soulland's 'Adler Fedoras' are hand crafted in a small factory in Copenhagen
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