PINCH FOOD DESIGN—REDEFINING THE ART OF CELEBRATION

STEFANO TONCHI and MARK BRIGGS Join URS FISCHER, ALEX KATZ, and ROB PRUITT in Celebrating W: Art

As leaders in today’s food renaissance, Pinch Food Design delivers a taste of something new and unpredictable, an experience that leverages the best food with never-before-seen presentation.

Pinch Food Design is a bold food design company that seeks to enhance the party experience, making events more memorable and fun. Their signature Pinch “pop-ups”—five- to ten-minute happenings during which food is hand-served out of oversize mobile food installations—aim to impress, entertain and inspire with catering as delicious as it is daring, and design as inviting as it is innovative.

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W AND SAKS FIFTH AVENUE CELEBRATE W ART

LUCY KRIZ, MARK BRIGGS, ALFRÉDO GANGOTENA, STEFANO TONCHI

MICHAEL CHOW, CHINA CHOW

GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA, MARIA GIULIA MARAMOTTI

YVONNE FORCE VILLAREAL, ALEX KATZ

W Art

    W Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi and Saks Fifth Avenue Chief Marketing Officer Mark Briggs, along with artists Alex Katz, Rob Pruitt and Urs Fischer, celebrate the launch of W Art at Sotheby’s in New York City.

    The featured artists were joined by some of their most fashionable admirers, including China Chow, Caroline de Maigret, Gavin Brown, Kyle DeWoody, Raf Simons, Catherine Malandrino and Stacy Engman, as part of the Frieze Art Fair party circuit uptown. Guests mingled among highlights from the auction house’s May Contemporary Art Day Auction—including works by Victor Vasarely, Jean Dubuffet, and jeweler Louisa Guinness. DJ Elle Dee kept the crowd moving while ABSOLUT ELYX signature cocktails were raised as a toast to the epic collaboration and publication.

    W Presents Conversations on Culture Saatchi Art Event

    Photo credit Patrick Butler

    Photo credit Patrick Butler

    Photo credit Patrick Butler

    Photo credit Patrick Butler

    Photo credit Patrick Butler

    Photo credit Patrick Butler

    Photo credit Patrick Butler

    Zaria Forman

    Hormazd Narielwalla

      On Tuesday, June 17thW hosted the first Conversations on Culture event at Neuehouse in New York City. Diane Solway, W’s Arts and Culture Director, and Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator of Saatchi Art, led an intimate discussion on collecting contemporary art, followed by a cocktail reception. A world renowned curator, Rebecca shared her thoughts on a few promising new artists, including Hormazd Narielwalla, who creates collages from tailor patterns and Zaria Forman, an artist who paints with pastels on her fingers.  This kicked off the Conversations on Culture series, W’s signature event program that brings to life thought-provoking fashion, film and art content inspired by the pages of W. Stay tuned for a special video clip of the talk…

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      MICKALENE THOMAS
      Tête de Femme
      June 26 – August 8, 2014
      Lehmann Maupin, 540 W 26th Street, New York

      MICKALENE THOMAS: Carla, 2014
      enamel, acrylic, oil paint, glitter, rhinestones, oil pastel, graphite and silk screen on wood panel

      MICKALENE THOMAS: Untitled #3, 2014
      enamel, acrylic, oil paint, glitter, rhinestones, oil pastel, dry pastel, graphite, and silk screen on wood panel

      MICKALENE THOMAS: Untitled #1, 2014
      acrylic, oil paint, glitter, rhinestones, oil pastel, dry pastel, graphite, and silk screen on wood panel

        Featuring nine new portraits Tête de Femme will be the artist’s fourth show with Lehmann Maupin gallery. In this series, Thomas looks at portraiture through a Cubist lens, focusing on shape and color to deconstruct notions of beauty. The larger-than-life female faces are made up of abstracted blocks of color and pattern, collaged pieces that are part spray paint, part screen-printed sections, and part color fields of rhinestones. With this series Thomas also introduces screen-printing to her process, taking her incredibly multidisciplinary practice – including painting, film, collage, drawing, photography, installation and sculpture – to a new level.

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        Photos courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

        Made in L.A. 2014 | Jun 15 – Sep 7

        Channing Hansen. Polytope Soap, 2013. Handspun and dyed Merino, Corriedale, Cheviot, holographic polymers Romney, and Teeswater Locks, yak down, silk noils, commercial thread, cotton, viscose, polyamide, and cedar

        Emily Mast. B!RDBRA!N (Epilogue), 2012. Exhibition & performance part of Public Fiction’s Theatricality and Sets series

        Sarah Rara. The Pollinators, 2014 (still). Video, sound, color. Running time not yet determined

          The Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition features 35 Los Angeles artists with an emphasis on emerging and under recognized artists. Made in L.A. 2014 debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the exhibition.

          June 15—September 7 | hammer.ucla.edu

          Cinema Vezzoli
          Presented by yoox.com
          APRIL 27–AUGUST 11, 2014
          MOCA GRAND AVENUE

          Francesco Vezzoli, Gioventú Bruciata (James Dean, Cholame, California), 2014. Inkjet print on canvas with metallic embroidery in star-shaped frame. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery, photo by Brian Forrest.

          Francesco Vezzoli, All About Anni – Anni vs. Marlene (The Saga Begins), 2006. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

          Francesco Vezzoli, Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman in GREED, The New Fragrance by Francesco. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, gift of the artist, photo by Guy Ferrandis, courtesy of the artist

            Cinema Vezzoli highlights artist Francesco Vezzoli’s exploration of modernday obsession with celebrity and his love of embroidery, classic European cinema and Hollywood stardom. The Milan-based artist will debut a new series of works in star-shaped frames, based on the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause, featuring James Dean, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood as troubled middle-class teenagers in suburban America.

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            Gagosian Shop

            Marilyn Surfboards by Tim Bessell, swallow tail, 2014, edition of 12, $7000
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            Leica X2 Gagosian Edition Camera with embossed case and strap, edition of 100, $2999
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            The Bride and the Bachelors by Calvin Tomkins, revised and expanded edition published in 2013, $40
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            Banality Series Service Plate by Jeff Koons, produced by Bernardaud, 2013, edition of 4500, $155
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              The Gagosian Shop offers an extensive selection of artists’ books, scholarly monographs, catalogues and limited editions. Gagosian’s unparalleled publishing program is the central focus, but the shop also hosts collaborations with Cahiers d’Art, KARMA and Leica Camera.

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              Photos courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

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              The new IRO e-shop presents the Women, Men and Accessories collections for Spring/Summer 2014 as well as the new line IRO Jeans.

              IRO's SS14 men's collection is a black and white collection that includes knitwear, jeans, t-shirts, suits and as always the famous leather biker jackets.

                Today, jeans are an indispensable piece in each person’s wardrobe. Jeans have always been an integral part of IRO since its creation which is why IRO owners Arik and Laurent, decided to create a line based on this key essential item: IRO Jeans.

                IRO Jeans line introduces several different styles and cuts of jeans: basic, printed, torn as well as an array of sweat shirts and tee shirts in very soft fabrics with a more accessible price line.

                IRO Jeans line is available in all IRO stores and department stores and its online website: IRO.fr

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                  Cotton poplin cropped shirt with knocked sleeves
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                  Coat in raffia canvas
                  http://pauleka.com/uk/spring-2014/collection/coats/manteau-en-toile-raphia.html

                  Fringed leather Cabas Ka
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                  Jacquard dress
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                    Clean lines cut close to the body highlight dynamic contours while accentuating movement.

                    Graphic cut-outs sculpt the silhouette through a game of veiling and unveiling that reveals unspoken sensuality.

                    Fabrics are both a celebration and a juxtaposition of the elements: earth is found in the straw-like quality of raffia, air in the crisp freshness of paper poplin or piqué cotton, sunlight in the warm caress of neoprene, the smooth hum of honeycomb-textured cotton.

                    Elegantly effervescent prints are inspired by the colours of the South.

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                    A TOAST TO THE IT GIRLS OF W

                    SILVIA GALFO, STEFANO TONCHI, GRETA GERWIG

                    DIANE KRUGER AND HAILEE STEINFELD

                      On Saturday, January 11, W Magazine Editor-at-Large Lynn Hirschberg celebrated the It Girls of W with a lunch at West Hollywood restaurant A.O.C. W, in partnership with Lancôme and Dom Pérignon, toasted this fresh group of entrepreneurs and cultural arbiters on the verge—timed during Golden Globes week. It Girl attendees included: Diane Kruger, Hailee Steinfeld, Langley Fox, Greta Gerwig, Jessica Joffe and Mickey Sumner.

                      W CELEBRATES 2014 BEST PERFORMANCES WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF CADILLAC & DOM PÉRIGNON

                      LUPITA NYONG'O, AMY ADAMS

                      IDRIS ELBA, BRADLEY COOPER

                      JARED LETO, STEFANO TONCHI

                      CATE BLANCHETT

                      SOFIA VERGARA

                        On Thursday, January 9, Stefano Tonchi, Lynn Hirschberg and André Balazs, in partnership with
                        Cadillac and Dom Pérignon, hosted an exclusive, star-studded cocktail party at the Chateau Marmont to celebrate W’s Best Performances portfolio, the February Movie Issue and the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.

                        Over 250 high-profile guests including Hollywood’s top talent, Best Performances portfolio honorees, and influencers from the worlds of film, fashion and society attended. Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Bradley Cooper, Kate Hudson, Sofia Vergara and more gathered in the intimate open-air penthouse of the Chateau Marmont to kick off awards season while actor Rick Cosnett and writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber arrived in style in the all new Cadillac ELR to attend the event.

                        Upstairs, the penthouse was decked out as a Moroccan-inspired den along with a one-of-a-kind
                        installation of the arresting portfolio images shot by famed photographer Juergen Teller exclusively for W’s February Movie Issue. The fashionable crowd mingled throughout the evening while sipping Dom Pérignon vintage champagne and snapping candid photos with friends in the Cadillac photo booth.