Friday, 22 July 2011
TIWIMUTA Volume 1 and 2 is now at CHURCH!
Volume 1 (1200 copies published)
Volume 2 (750 copies published)
Fashion and style legend Andre Walker staged his first runway show when he was 15 years old at a club in Brooklyn. Later, he designed at Williwear and masterminded his own Paris-based house at the invitation of Patrick Kelly's partner. And currently he works as a stylist and consultant, leaving his unmistakable fingerprints on the world's most acclaimed collections. Walker's latest solo creation is a self-published magazine-object called Tiwimuta, an acronym that stands for "this is what it made us think about." The project is a bound exhibition of contributions from his friends -- artists, writers, designers, stylists, photographers, creative soulmates, inspiring strangers discovered on the street -- whose only direction was that they not tell Walker what they were working on.
The kaleidoscopic result includes words and images from Marc Jacobs (fashion designer), Kim Jones (style director of Louis Vuitton), Amy Arbus (photographer), Daniel Minahan (Director, Six Feet Under, True Blood), Kim Hastreiter (aditor of Paper Magazine), Masha Orlov (fashion editor), Scott Schuman (photographer, The Sartorialist), Todd Selby (photographer, The Selby), Tucker Shaw (food editor), Xavier Laboulbenne (curator), among many others. Walker explains that Tiwimuta's embossed tin cover (Volume 2), featuring a tower fashioned from a childhood toy building set, is an allegory for the project itself: "I didn't know exactly what I was building, but I knew I was building something." The model in the photograph wears a "Chiffon Meets Hair" accessory (from a 1992 show of Walker's) that epitomizes Walker's brilliance. "I love chiffon and I love hair," he explains, "I wanted the two of them together."
Posted by CHURCH at 01:22