Betak: Fashion Show Revolution

It’s more than the statistics—though “1000 fashion shows in 25 years” certainly stuns with its magnitude. Alexandre de Betak, founder of fashion show production and set design house Bureau Betak, literally set the stage for some of the most memorable moments in fashion history. The client list impresses, but when flipping through 292 pages featuring 450 images, Betak’s magnificent vision comes to life and his …

Interview: Mika and Studio Job

We talk about designing the colorful, playful and sparkly world of "Stasera CasaMika"

Pop star Mika‘s visual world is notoriously imaginative and bright, poetic and surreal. Unsurprisingly, his forthcoming TV show, “Stasera CasaMika,” boasts a set that truly embodies this wild, joyful universe. For this, Mika teamed up with Belgian art and design studio Studio Job, to envision and produce the set and props. One day prior to the show’s premiere on Italian TV channel Rai2, we exclusively …

Premiere: “Marionettes” by Daphne Guinness

The masked muse gets darkly personal in this song and video production

British-Irish fashion muse Daphne Guinness (of the Irish dry stout family), known for appearing in heel-less hoof shoes and haute couture pieces, does her bravest public act yet with the release of her first-ever album Optimist in Black, arriving later this May. Singing has been something that’s been kept close and personal, ever since giving up her spot at London’s music academy Guildhall. Decades later, …