Been by D’Heygere

Digital food photos turned flashy leggings

by Laila Gohar During the day Stephanie D’Heygere can be spotted around the Maison Martin Margiela headquarters in Paris, where she works as part of the fashion house’s extensive collaborative of designers. By night she runs Been by D’Heygere (“been” means “leg” in Flemish), a line of leggings featuring hyperrealistic digital prints of food, such as salmon skin, pineapple and watermelon rind. Each of D’Heygere’s …

Charlotte Cory

An English artist curiously revisits the Victorian era

When the Queen of England is among your collectors, you know you’re doing something right. But British writer and artist Charlotte Cory doesn’t let this distinction go to her head—that much is clear from the casual way in which she delivered her work to Windsor Castle. “I went and got a cab, put them in the cab and said, ‘can you take me to Windsor?’ …

Samantha Sleeper

We visit the NYC fashion designer to talk about the process behind lace collaging

Designer Samantha Sleeper brings a fresh perspective to the art and fashion world with her eco-conscious technique of lace collaging, in which she uses remnants of the intricate fabric to create one-of-a-kind handmade pieces. On a recent visit to Sleeper’s studio we got a firsthand look at her design process and talked to the designer about the inspiration for her Fall/Winter 2012 collection, which is …