east west fashion


Fendi’s 90th anniversary show “Legends and Fairytales” held at the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi), Rome, last summer. The show’s inspiration came from the work of the Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen, and the collection of norse fairytales known as “East of the Sun and West of the Moon”, 1914. Sadly, the talented Kay Nielsen died poor and in obscurity in 1957, while his dreamy, delicate and intricate illustrations have regained popularity these recent years. Nielsen’s work belongs to the so called “golden age of illustration”, that is the early 20th century.



Lupe reminisces on the movies that helped create a generation. The title could also be a play on the whole concept of this song. These movies were good and entertaining upon watching them, but in the long run, too many of them painted a stereotype that was detrimental to the masses. In the same way fast food double burgers with cheese are tasty upon eating them, but too many of them are detrimental to your health in the long run. These movies are in fact “double burgers with cheese.”  

Code: Realize: Dawn of the Taisho Era 

The cover for the 2017 Code:Realize calendar and a beautiful illustration. I’m really intrigued by the mix of east & west in the fashion. Here the characters step away from the usual steampunk clothing we’re used to seeing them in and have “traveled” in time to the 1920’s in Japan (or so it seems from doing a little reading up online). I’ve always been a fan of kimono and japanese fabric patterns, so naturally this illustration has become an instant-favorite: everyone looks great. Honestly, I would not mind seeing stand alone & full versions of their clothing!

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