Category Archives: Features

Julia Leach In Conversation

One of my primary interests when profiling people for Dossier has always been those who do multiple things and somehow manage to do them well. A few months ago I met Julia Leach at Wieden and Kennedy, where she works as a creative director. I knew that she had come there from Kate Spade, where [...]

Summer Mixtape No.1

This summer NEW/AGE is curating a kaleidoscopic summertime mix series to be exclusively released with Dossier. It features diverse genre-benders such as Hannah Hunt (Christopher Owens), Kilo Kish, MAS YSA, Smash Simmons, Elvis Perkins/Cornelia Livingston and others. First in the series is Brooklyn-based DJ Kitty-Ca$h (née Cachee Livingston). It was a serendipitous beginning for Kitty-Ca$h, [...]

Maryam Nassir Zadeh In Conversation

Skye Parrott: Can you tell me a little about your background? How did you grow up, what were your parents like? Maryam Nassir Zadeh: My parents grew up in London and met in the ’60s; they fell in love in their early twenties while on a blind date. They wanted to raise a family of [...]

Louis W. for A.P.C.

For his second collaboration with A.P.C., designer Louis Wong is out to re-invent the classic American leather jacket. With references such as the iconic jacket worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun, (or even the jacket Matthew Broderick wore in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) Louis aims to de-throne the now ubiquitous rock-n-roll black leather jacket [...]

Marie-Louise Mogensen In Conversation

A mutual friend suggested I meet Marie-Louise Mogensen when she was in New York last year. She showed up for our lunch at Reynaud’s toting a big bag of clothes from her Baserange, all of which she insisted I keep. They were mostly the wrong size, because our friend had told her I was much [...]

Santa Rosalina

Photographer Linda Brownlee and native Sicilian stylist Aisling Farinella spent Easter creating a portrait of Palermo using models, street cast from local women, and fashion from the archive of designer Simone Rocha. The characters they’ve captured are strong and feminine, steeped in religion and confidence. Above image: Giorgia wears SS12 pattern lace and net frill [...]

Escapes From Paradise

At Dossier, we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Elle Muliarchyk a number of times on fashion editorials. Each time, the result has been a complex and highly saturated tale—both in color and character. So when Elle wrote me with news of her latest project, “Escapes from Paradise,” with a subject line reading: My most [...]

The Wild West

Rachel Libeskind recently dreamed that her teeth were dissolving in her mouth, coming out every time she tried to breathe “life puffs of dust.” For those familiar with Rachel’s work, it should come as no surprise that she has anxiety-ridden dreams. In fact, it’s impossible to ignore the similarities between her dream and the title [...]

Magic Hour

To coincide with the opening of the 2013 Urs Fischer exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MOCAtv commissioned director Tara Subkoff to make a short film about LA. The end result, Magic Hour, was written by Tara Subkoff and Tatiana von Furtsentberg, stars Chloe Sevigny and Alexander Yulish, and features music by [...]

This is The End

Salt Lake City gets a bad rap. Weak beer, guns galore, Brigham Young and his many wives – you’ve heard the reports. Still, it’s a place that tends to produce some very interesting and talented people. I met Cody Comrie in the summer of 2008, and he introduced me to his brother Michael Comrie soon [...]