Blink Inspiration: Vice Style Visionaries Part 3- Nick Knight

This is the third, and we think very possibly the most exciting of the Vice Style/ Blackberry ‘Visionaries’ series. We hope that you enjoyed our posts on Gareth Pugh and Diane Pernet from this series too.

Nick Knight is among the world’s most influential photographers as well as being Director & founder of the fashion & art internet broadcasting channel.  He has won numerous awards for his editorial work for Vogue, Dazed & Confused, W magazine, i-D, and Visionaire, as well as for fashion and advertising projects for clients including Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Levi Strauss, Yohji Yamamoto and Yves Saint Laurent.

As a fashion photographer, Nick Knight has consistently challenged conventional notions of beauty.  His first book of photographs, skinheads, was published in 1982.  He has since produced Nicknight, a 12 year retrospective, and Flora, a series of flower pictures.  Knight’s work has been exhibited at such institutions as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Saatchi Gallery, the Photographers Gallery and Hayward Gallery and recently The Tate Modern.  He has produced a permanent installation, Plant Power, for the Natural History Museum in London.

In the video Knight speaks incredibly inspirationally and eloquently about fashion as an art form and the creative force that is Lady Gaga, as well as the current evolution/ revolution occurring within the way the fashion industry is communication and operating. Knight also talks about his respect for and working relationship with the Fashion Director at SHOWstudio, Alex Fury. Knight and Fury have been instrumental in changing the way that fashion is being communicated, particularly through the instantaneous reportage that they produce from the shows, featured on the SHOWstudio site.

Blink travels- Gadabout, Vintage Toronto

As you may have spotted on Twitter, we recently took a quickie Easter break and headed over to Toronto for a few days. It was a really lovely mix of something and nothing, and the something was mainly shopping. Well, why break the habit of a lifetime?!?

The best bit of retail therapy had to be the final stop of our fleeting visit. We popped into ‘Gadabout’, hailed as the best vintage clothes store in all of Toronto, where we picked up a few choice pieces including these excellent Calvin Klein two tone flatties. Only slightly pre-loved and just perfect to rock with a pair of 7/8ths as we head into Summer. The store and its gorgeous contents are not the only inspiration to be found there. We were also entranced by the perfect vintage but ‘oh so now’ look of the proprietress, who kindly stopped for a mo so that we could take a snap of her.

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Gadabout's proprietress in super stylish vintage

vintage Calvin Klein shoes