September, 5th, 2011
Kuki de Salvertes started out as a P.R. officer at Moschino, where he was in charge of the Europeen market. From 1989 to 1991 he has been in charge of international P.R. at Vivienne Westwood, freelancing as well, since 1984, for Marcel Marongiu and Alain Mikli. As of 1992, after he had founded TOTEM Press Office together with Patrick Girault, he has contributed to the launch and fame of numerous avant-garde designers’ brands, among which: Jeremy Scott, Olivier Theyskens, Benoit Méléard, Raf Simons, Veronique Branquinho, Bernhard Willhelm, Walter van Beirendonck, A.F. Vandevorst, Manish Arora...
Portrait: Thierry Dreyfus
September, 4th, 2011
by Jean Paul Cauvin
Why should we start a new website concentrating about the arts, fashion, design, architecture, and everything else we decide to put in the spotlight ? In a forest of media, both old and new, aiming to contemplate, analyze, narrate, enumerate, the team at ULTRA believes that a wide space is left for extremely personnal emotions and points of view to be shared. Enthusiastic or exasperated, ULTRA promises to tell excessive, radical, extravagant stories about designers, performers and artists. Never wishy-washy, apathetic or lukewarm, ULTRA has an acute consciousness about the metamorphosis required by our world as a whole, and relies on genuinely creative people to help accomplish this deep change. Each time ULTRA will cover a topic, recount an event, film a runway show, discover an exhibition, spot an artist, marvel before a ballet dancer, ULTRA will define a specific form to fit, highlight or contradict what makes them unique. Exclusive videos, backstage pictures, unobjective articles, strange sounds and any other creative means will be used to transcend canons.
Beyond reason and conventions, in other words: ULTRA.
September, 3rd, 2011
A graduate of Esmod Seoul in 1992 JUUN.J has started his career as a designer for Chiffons. He was then named Creative Director for Club Monaco and NIX. In 1999, he launched his brand Lone Costume on the runway at Seoul Fashion Week. Since July 2007 JUUN. J has also been showing his collection in Paris, as part of the official calendar of Paris menswear. JUUN.J likes to create new silhouettes and garments with an overlapping of pieces creating a spectacular tension between them.
September, 2nd, 2011
by Anne Combaz
Born in Tunis, Anne Combaz was raised between Tangier, Cairo and other Middle Eastern countries. Making her first classes as a professional photographer in Egypt working in photo-journalism, she was sent in 2006 in Paris to cover the Fashion Week, and loved it so much she decided to stay. She is currently working in Paris, still shooting during the shows, but mostly backstage, as well as polishing her editorials works for magazines.