I arrived in Paris yesterday and after a hard night sleeping on the floor of a friends apartment with a half blanket and my coat and Pringle sweater as extra warmth I decided I'd be better off awake writing this blog update than trying to half sleep on a deflated camping mattress.
So begins my few days of non-fashion week in Paris, while the main event occurs around me, I... been from the bottom tip of the African continent have no idea what to do and who to see. Alas, I will be meeting up with top end journalist Alexandra Sene who is working with me on a new exciting project and has recently featured my Smarteez work in L'Officiel here in Paris. She will also be throwing some kind of swanky party at a school at '110 Rue Reaumur' on the 29th, if anyone who see's is keen to get krunk.
Also got to meet a young Russian blogger briefly last night who kept going on about getting tickets to the after party for 'Gareth' and how much he loves him, 'Gareth' this and 'Gareth' that. When I clicked that he was talking about Gareth Pugh, the famous London Fashion designer I was in total dislike of the fashion industry, firstly because of the way everyone speaks (using Dimi which is his name as an example) and secondly because I wasn't going to the 'Gareth' after party, supposedly last year people where pouring bottles of Vodka over 'Gareth' while he was half naked on the dance floor, Fun. No wonder its exclusive. When I remember this bloggers name, who is a guy who looks 15 and is actually 18 I will post it, if any good. He may have some cool stuff on 'Gareth' after all.
Anyway the main reason I put up this blog up is after having a look at Vice.com where I came across shoe designer come performance artist Igor Dewe, a resident here in Paris. Read the intro below by Vice's Milène Larsson, I have also included one of my favorite video's of his called, Igor Dewe at Paris washing week.
Igor Dewe at Paris Washing Week video.
'Igor Dewe is just the sort of jollification injection the pouty, dour-faced fashion industry needs: a hairy 21-year-old French guy who gained notoriety by dressing in rainbow-tie-dyed Lycra shorts, heelless platform pumps and a Turkish hat while sexily grooving his hips and soaping up the limos of stuck-up journalists as they arrived at Paris Fashion Week. Igor is a dancer, performer, fashion activist and designer, and he makes the most original and insane footwear we’ve ever seen. We’re talking 16-inch platforms made out of fruit, tin cans, sand castles, candle wax and leaves. Not only does he create the shoes with his own hands, he also crafts equally spectacular outfits and performance art pieces. For instance, he once hooked a fruit juicer up to his crotch and invited people to slurp the sweet goodness that dribbled out of an attached plastic hose. Of course, we had to speak with Igor for the betterment of those sad souls of the fashion industry – and the world at large.' Vice.com
See the rest of the article here http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/shoes-make-the-man-0000154-v19n2
http://igordewe.com/ for more.