London Art Fair 2012

The London Art Fair opens its doors today at the Business Design Centre in Islington, with the participation of 100 galleries and 1000 artists. The premier art fair is for once more showcasing the best from modern art in the 20,000 sq ft location fo BDC in two sections:

Twelve Calendar

Berlin Fashion Week is starting today, so i suppose we are all anticipating for the great avant-garde capital city to reveal its new gems for next winter. One of the week's hottest projects is the Twelve Calendar, a collaboration between Derzeit Magazine and photographer Lena Emery, showcasing 12 of the best new models and labels from Berlin.

Born Sleepy by J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson's menswear collection for next fall is called Born Sleepy, and has big retro vibe with amazing knits, graphic prints, flared pants made out of tech materials and a bright colour palette. I just love the brand's spooky, ironic campaign, shot by Alex Sainsbury, featuring model Oliver Greenall from Elite London.


Milan's Men Fashion Week is ending today. Have a look at its coolest boys posing for Luca Finotti's camera during the castings.

The Empire of Death

For three years Dr Paul Koudounaris, a specialist in Baroque culture and lector at major universities in Los Angeles, travelled the world to document various religious shrines decorated with human bones, crypts and remains from the sixteenth and seventienth centuries.

 The latest presentation of the new collection of Digitaria by Eleftheria Arapoglou, was more astonishing than i imagined while heading there. Held at Kunsthalle Athena, the hypest culture spot of Athens,as part of the 4Fashion/Shake Festival and full crowded by anticipating guests.
 There was more than heat and excitement backstage..

Designer Eleftheria Arapoglou, a few minutes before the show

In this avant-garde presentation, the performers were kept hidden under cocoon shells, slowly revealing their outfits.

 Eleftheria's pieces are based on really great tailoring, with exaggerated shoulders, puffy sleeves and slouchy lines, made of wool, fine silk, organza and leather with lace effect and quited detailing, while the colour palette is kept quiet with basic colours like black, grey and touches of light blue and red.

Highlight of the collection: the astonishing masks and cyber shoes!

A marching finale
All pics by Fashion Installation

Three Japanese cult movie trailers, all inspired by the Cyberpunk movement:

Tetsuo (1989)
Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto

A strange man known as the "metal fetishist", having an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal parts into his body..

Burst City (1982)
Directed by Sogo Ishii

Mutant biker gangs and punk rock bands in the near future...

AKIRA (1988)
Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo

An animated science fiction film, named after a manga character and set in a futuristic and post-war city, Neo-Tokyo..

As we are all not so much aware of technological photography, there is one person that shows the best of his efforts in this unusual form of art. Photographer Joe Nishizawa is a specialist in shooting Japan’s real underground: rail or utility tunnels,even nuclear power plants, all the strange, unknown places that lie below the surface, with limited entrance to common people. Joe’s pictures are a futuristic trip to hyper-reality, with extraordinary locations similar to Blade Runner set design and natural vivid colours, surprised to know they are not digitally retouched.

Joe has published four books with more than exciting pictures, while his work has been featured in high-class editions like Vanity Fair, Time, Focus and Discovery Channel Magazine. In the past, he took part in the very inetersting Tokyo-Tunnelix project, an avant-garde fashion show held underground Tokyo, in a 9.8 km tunnel built between Ikebukuro and Shibuya areas.

Do you want to see more? Then visit Joe Nishizawa's website for lots more of amazing pictures.
Audio: Synth R.I.U - Psygoque

 The spectacular fashion film for the F/W 2011-12 Multidimensional collection of Sotiris Georgiou, after its succesful presentation at Yoga Bala, hosted by the Eternal Optimist.

Project Manager: Eternal Optimist

Created by Tasos Kakoussis, Roula Revi & Thanassis Totsikas.


Kosuke Tsumura is a designer and artist from Saitama, Japan. After working with the Miyake Design Studio from 1984 to 1994, he started showing his personal line and showcasing it in Paris since.
His sculptural designs are a mix of futuristic elements, sometimes grotesque and dark, with unusual materials such as plastic tubes, wires or even computer parts.

His work has been featured in several exhibitions around the world and he has gained really important awards, like the 2nd Prize for the 21st Contemporary Art Exhibit of Japan.

His personal fashion project is called Final Home based on a multifunctional coat, inspired by the homeless, Kosuke's vision about the future urban styling. His line is called Mother and is complimented by a variety of jackets and suits with hoods and dozens of pockets.

 A fresh new video by Julien Bachelet, inspired by the global nuclear crisis, featuring pieces from the S/S 2011 Haute Couture collection of Jan Taminiau.


PARIS ATOMIC 23.03.11 from Julien Bachelet on Vimeo.

 Another great fashion party hosted by Minas Minatsis a.k.a Eternal Optimist last night at Yoga Bala in Athens, presenting the video for the new collection of Sotiris Georgiou, shot by Roula Revi, with many guests from the Greek fashion scene.

Designer Sotiris Georgiou

Stylist Katerina Manolaraki from D_Fine
Designer Stelios Koudounaris

 A fashion party would be poor without fancy shoes!

Stay tuned for the exciting video and don't miss visiting the Eternal Optimist's hot blog for more pictures from this glamorous party!