i don't know why i just said that. i rarely criticize celebs for being normal carb-consuming people. anyway, in a recent interview with interview magazine, she said stuff like my dad would ask, “Are you wearing makeup? and I would say back, You’re wearing more makeup there than I am!” and "When I went on tour with my father, I knew he was a musician." great sweetie. she's forged her way in the fashion industry in the way models only can. let's get this straight, SHE'S COOL BECAUSE SHE'S MICK JAGGER'S DAUGHTER.
at 17 years of age, she's had the lifestyle of a child prodigy. but has she wasted it? and what constitutes a wasted childhood these days? i don't expect a PhD under her belt but something would be good. she wants to do more than modelling, like photography and designing clothes. apparently she's "inherited a hard work ethic from Dad" i don't know what to say to that. did he ever work? sure he worked but it was no office job. he worked the stage, and damn well. so what did she do when she completed her final high school exams? "First of all I burnt my maths papers, but that was a spiritual thing – I hate maths. Then I painted my nails because we are not allowed nail varnish at my school."
i can't talk about her anymore.
schuman chooses people off the streets of Milan, New York and Paris (the most stylish cities on this mortal planet) and says his strategy when he began was to "try and shoot style in a way that I knew most designers hunted for inspiration. Rarely do they look at the whole outfit as a yes or no but they try and look for the abstract concepts of color, proportion, pattern mixing or mixed genres." precisely why i adore his work, and adore it again.
for so long i've been dressing and forming opinions about styles based on whether they are visually harmonic to the eye, and i'm not disputing that this is unimportant, and it seems obvious that this is what our industry is about, but when it comes down to it, we've got incredibly talented designers of our time such as Coco Chanel, Ann Demeulemeester, Nino Cerruti and also the not so famous genius of the likes of Rifat Ozbek, who put so much of their lives and their vision into creating these stunningly beautiful pieces that we throw on, but do we often really notice their perfection reflected in the weave of the hemline, the accomodating cut of the jacket to allow for movement in any direction with ease, or do we take these for granted when we buy 'designer clothes'?
i think photographers like schuman who reflect the passion of the designers reflected in the people are getting us one step closer to understanding and appreciating the seeds of this industry, the grit. after all if it weren't for designers, the fashion industry would not exist! and you know what, it's great fun mixing prints. cast all trends aside. the main rule is no rules allowed.
enjoy these beautiful images, but this time try and look past the smoke and mirrors to their true individuality.
you'll think about fashion in a new light, trust me. xx