Cappadocia lies in eastern Anatolia, in the center of Turkey. The relief consists of a high plateau over 1000 m in altitude that is pierced by volcanic peaks, near Kayseri (ancient Caesarea) being the tallest at 3916 m.
Istanbul, AyaSofya. The Church of the Divine Wisdom
Photographer: Gianluca Fellini
Photo assistants: Sabrina Y. Smith
Makeup/Hair: Kim White
Georgina Stojiljkovic @ Women Management
Naty Chabanenko @ Women Management
Katarina Ivanovska @ Women Management
Johanna Zielinski @ Next Model Management
Orta Anadolu known as one of the major innovation leaders of jeans and sportswear. A manufacturer with social responsibility, that respects the natural and social environment and provides economic, technological and social benefits. Such as supporting Local Hand-weaving Textile Shops, UNISEF and CONVENANT HOUSE to name a few.
THVM Team had an opportunity to visit and work with the Orta mill. Here we reporting for our followers the Work and techniques that goes into making fabric, and a pair of perfect Jean.
For more information please visit http://www.ortaanadolu.com.tr/en/about.aspx
All Social responsibility http://www.ortablu.org/
Womens FW12 Collection: Debut
She begins in 1930s Paris. Trousers, elegant waistlines into sweeping curves, turned down with masculine tweeds and leather boots. Grabbing her floor length white coat on the way out the door, she tucks her hair under a clever hat and begins her journey through time, collecting ancient Tuareg amulets in the desert tostring around her neck and learning how to dye her own clothes with pomegranates and ink.
For the garments; Alpaca silk handknits, organic dyed denim, herringbone, wools, and cupro. Accessories in copper & brass with leather baseball caps, bags, and felt hats
Tofer Chin, friend and contributor of Thvm Rag, has just opened his first solo exhibition at the Lu Magnus Art Laboratory and Salon in New York. Running until March 25, these brilliant installations and sculptural accomplishments penetrate the consciousness with eye popping color, form and perspective:
In this audacious New York debut solo exhibition, Tofer Chin’s new body of work of geometric paintings, photographic wall wrap and sculpture utilizes color palette reflecting the brash attitude of the 80’s and early 90’s skater culture. Black, white, neon resonate throughout the exhibition. The geometric construction of the paintings is based on mathematical calculations with the titles based on the sum of its constituent parts: number, color and form
THVM in partnership with ORTA is proud to present the traveling exhibition
A curated group of artist were selected from various fields of discipline
and enlisted to develop washes that were outside the denim industry
standards and treatments. Each artist produced a special hand made wash in
our Los Angeles atelier from natural ingredients and materials on Orta
Anadolu’s impeccable fabrics. The arts then collaborated with Jean Genie
Studios, Inc. to recreate the works of art into wearable pieces. The
process of selecting artists to execute denim washes results in an
inspiring and innovative approach to denim finishing.
Ishi Glinsky - Bozly - Sam Spencer - Krissy Morrison - Chris Yniguez -
In memory of a legendary photographer and a dear friend
“An Artist and advocate, Shawn Mortensen creates a vast range of images that evoke sensation, and something startling, the result.”
In addition to photographing breaking and established figures, Mortensen has documented his global travels in provocative photo-essay, from rare access in Chiapas, Mexico ( where he captured the uprising of Zpatistas), Mongolia, Jamaica and Havana to name a few. In order to spread the AIDS awareness, he journeyed from Durban, outh Africa, to Lagos, Nigeria, where he collaborated with REDHOT Organization on critically acclaimed benefit recording project and documentary REDHOT+RIOT.
Shawn has always been the first one to see it, hear it, feel it, and capture it. The life glow in his heart would radiate people around him, and still today the life energy of Shawn is within us, bringing the true joy of life.
The House of Shawn Mortensen
Purple Magazine Fall/Winter 2011-12 Photography Rachel Chandler
Edward James (1907-84), eccentric and heir to an English Railroad tycoon, inherited a large wealth allowing him to become the biggest supporter of Surrealist Art. At one point, James owned the largest collection of Surrealist Art ever to be in private possession. Following the turmoil of WW II, James escaped to Southwest United States and eventually on to Mexico. After, a serendipidous meeting with Plutarco Gaetelum a worker in the village of Cuernavaca, James was taken to Xilitla a small town in the rainforest of Sierra Madre Occidental. Here, with the help of Plutarco and many Xilitlan locals, Las Pozas (The Pools) was built.