F A B I E N B A R O N
Fabien Baron is a leading Creative Director and one of fashion’s most influential visionaries. He studied at Ecole des Arts Appliqués in Paris and went onto work for his father, who was a graphic artist and the art director of several French newspapers. In 1982, Baron travelled to New York and secured a job at GQ, followed by a position as creative director of Barneys department store. Baron then went on to art direct at other magazines including Italian Vogue, Interview, Harpers Bazaar, and Arena Homme Plus often re-designing and re-launching the publications in a highly influential manner.
In 1990 he founded Baron & Baron, an influential multi-capable advertising and design company based in New York that has produced award-winning advertising campaigns, cosmetic fragrance and liquor packaging designs, retail environments, logos and graphics, brand repositioning and corporate identity programs for international clients including Balenciaga, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Miu Miu, Ian Schrager Hotels, Issey Miyake, Prada, Francois Nars, Viktor & Rolf and Madonna.
D A V I D S I M S
David Sims is a British fashion photographer. Sims began by assisted photographers Robert Erdmann and Norman Watson, then went on to joinphotographer’s agency M.A.P. and worked with a number of their clients. In 1993, 2000 and 2001 Sims signed one-year exclusive contracts to Harper’s Bazaar (USA). He has photographed for W magazine, The Face, Arena, i-D, L’Uomo Vogue, Arena Homme Plus, Vogue Homme International, British Vogue and Dazed & Confused. His advertising clients have included Pepsi, Gap, Prada, Helmut Lang, Yohji Yamamoto, Levis, Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, Hugo Boss, Rimmel, Givenchy, BCBG and Nike.
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Van Lamsveerde first gained attention for her disturbing, seamless conflations of young girls with adult male mouths, exploring society’s ideas of physical perfection and gender roles. “Me Kissing Vinoodh (Passionately)” was the ubiquitous advertising image for BitStreams, a major survey of digital-era art at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Their viscerally poetic video for Björk’s “Hidden Place” is an indelibly surreal vision.
Matadin and van Lamsweerde have managed to maintain respectability in both creative and commercial arenas. They have been published in magazines such as The Face, Interview Magazine, Visionaire, Vogue Homme and have created campaigns for Balenciaga, Yohji Yamamoto and Calvin Klein. They have also exhibited internationally including a major overview exhibition at the Groninger Museum in 2000.