Photographer: Alexandra Leese; Assistants: David Mitchell and Curtis Ward; Stylist: Sharmadean Reid; Stylist’s Assistant: Char Roberts; Hair stylist: Alisha Dobson; Make up artist: Gina Blondell; Models : Portia – Storm, Junior – AMCK, Courtney-Studio BOYO, Corbyn – Studio BOYO, Nadia – Select, Muriel – Premier, Zaina – No agency. SPECIAL THANKS TO : Hertfordshire Super Bikes.
Photography by Matin Zad. Art direction by gg-ll. Grooming by Chifumi Nambashi. Photography assistant Damien Kim.
Photography by Kevin Amato. Styling by Akeem Smith.
Welcome to the eco-tech spa of the future, where lavatory meets laboratory.
Photography by Greg Neumaier. Styling by Jessica Bobince.
Photography by Kirt Reynolds
New York based, SCAD educated designer Azede Jean-Pierre has a studio two blocks away from the Bullett offices in that mixed bag of a corridor between the Flatiron, Madison Square Park, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Korea Town. You never know what you’re going to find in there (wig surplus, the best meatballs, you bet). We were stoked to find Azede Jean-Pierre there, because now, along with a healthy proximity to the original Shake Shack, we’re just a hop, skip, and a jump away from a great emerging talent on the New York fashion scene. A “one to watch” as your neighbor? Perfect.
Azede Jean-Pierre is a young womenswear designer whose aesthetic so far—she’s only one collection in—is ruled by technical innovation, intuitive (of the natural world) forms, and sleek materials. Her first collection was inspired by the biology of the beetle. After study at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Azede honed in her skills at Ralph Rucci and Ohne Titel before launching her name sake label in 2012. Look for her next season on the NYFW Spring 2014 calendar.
We visited Azede last week at her sunny, third-floor studio. Here’s a taste of this one to watch.
What’s your earliest style memory?
I don’t remember what age exactly, but taking my mother’s favorite dresses and cutting them short to fit me. She used to be so angry with me for that.
A book my art director was reading on deep sea bioluminescent animals. Somehow that led to more interesting books on animals and the beetles stuck.
It definitely does, the women here are very different than anywhere else. The weather is also an unconscious influence; if I could design for spring/summer year round I would probably opt to.
If you weren’t designing clothes, what would you be doing? Do you have a second vocation?
Photography, acting, dancing, I am a creative being, I just want to make/do cool & interesting things.
What’s next for Azede Jean-Pierre?
A runway show or presentation during New York Fashion Week! And more sleek designs.
Meet PopBot-3000, the future’s most beloved singing synthesizer application with a humanoid persona. Photography by James Orlando. Styling by Jessica Bobince.
Hair: Thanos Samaras at L’Atelier NYC for Marie Robinson Salon, Makeup: Robert Greene at See Management, Manicurist: Angela Marinescu at Artists by Timothy Priano using Orly, Model: Terri McGlone at Fusion Models NYC, CGI: Brady Gunnell, Photographer’s Assistant: Dan Dealy, Stylist’s Assistants: Emily Dreyer and Jarrod Kentrell, Location: Cult Studios, New York, Fish: Bert
Fashion inspiration is all around—on screen, at the museum, on the newsstands. We at Bullett give good editorial, if we may say so ourselves, but so do many of our peers in print. From the most feline Rihanna in this month’s Elle UK to the brace faces in The Gentlewoman, here are a few of our favorite editorials on the racks right now.
With last week’s massive offshore tax document leak, we imagine some of you may be planning emergency trips to the Caribbean to check on your “assets” personally. But there’s no need to mutually exclude business and pleasure. Treat yourself right, because hiding all that dirty money is hard work.