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  • ...ecklace – meets a similar fate with an axe. Gardner’s signature logo ring, with the mouth of a skull <strong>form</strong>ing the word “Heidi,” represents how the wearer can hint at her secret dark side. Pieces for men include “Hobart,” a quirky top-hat wearing cufflinks with bones that double as bow ties. Ancient armor and weaponry – in the <strong>form</strong>s of silver and brass shield earrings, and spear rings - appeared in another...

    Heidi Gardner: Imagination and the human form as jewelry

    Dana Ter ...ecklace – meets a similar fate with an axe. Gardner’s signature logo ring, with the mouth of a skull forming the word “Heidi,” represents how the wearer can hint at her secret dark side. Pieces for men include “Hobart,” a quirky top-hat wearing cufflinks with bones that double as bow ties. Ancient armor and weaponry – in the forms of silver and brass shield earrings, and spear rings - appeared in another...

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  • It’s ironic that designer Jerry Tam’s “Pre-” Spring 2008 women’s collection comes under a label called <strong>FORM</strong>, because the clothes took on anything but. Creatively-chopped sheets of light fabric make an incongruous figure-draping option for the majority of common folk save absurdly tall, lithe models with stick-thin figures. Place those same models in the context of an outdoor show held at the Rockefeller Center Rooftop Garden – surrou...

    FORM – Pre-Spring 2008 Collection Review

    Yuan-Kwan Chan It’s ironic that designer Jerry Tam’s “Pre-” Spring 2008 women’s collection comes under a label called FORM, because the clothes took on anything but. Creatively-chopped sheets of light fabric make an incongruous figure-draping option for the majority of common folk save absurdly tall, lithe models with stick-thin figures. Place those same models in the context of an outdoor show held at the Rockefeller Center Rooftop Garden – surrou...

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  • Two of the stronger offerings in Han Ahn Soon’s Spring 2014 collection in Tokyo. (photo by Yuan-Kwan Chan / Meniscus Magazine)   Last season, Han Ahn Soon incorporated elements of menswear into a colorful cavalcade of blazers, shirts and dresses.  For Spring 2014, her shades are more diverse but the styles less exacting.  Floor-length dresses, their volumes buoyed by hoops strategically placed underneath garments and around the waists...

    Han Ahn Soon Spring 2014: Lots of colors, little form

    Yuan-Kwan Chan Two of the stronger offerings in Han Ahn Soon’s Spring 2014 collection in Tokyo. (photo by Yuan-Kwan Chan / Meniscus Magazine)   Last season, Han Ahn Soon incorporated elements of menswear into a colorful cavalcade of blazers, shirts and dresses.  For Spring 2014, her shades are more diverse but the styles less exacting.  Floor-length dresses, their volumes buoyed by hoops strategically placed underneath garments and around the waists...

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  • ...hoto by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine) When the 2008 season began, David Nalbandian was on an upward swing.  The <strong>form</strong>er world No. 3 had finished his fifth consecutive year ranked in the top 10 on the merit of two ATP Masters Series titles, as well as wins over Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Then, over the next two seasons, the <strong>form</strong>er Wimbledon finalist lost top billing in Argentina to Juan Martin Del Potro, fell out of the Top 50 for the first t...

    Nalbandian returns to form, wins 2010 Legg Mason Tennis Classic

    Yuan-Kwan Chan ...hoto by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine) When the 2008 season began, David Nalbandian was on an upward swing.  The former world No. 3 had finished his fifth consecutive year ranked in the top 10 on the merit of two ATP Masters Series titles, as well as wins over Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Then, over the next two seasons, the former Wimbledon finalist lost top billing in Argentina to Juan Martin Del Potro, fell out of the Top 50 for the first t...

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  • ...tic vision. McQueen’s images, aided by Sean Bobbitt’s precisely-rendered cinematography, have a cold beauty that <strong>form</strong>s a striking contrast to the grimness (and griminess) of their content. McQueen, unlike other visual artists transitioning to cinema, has a sure hand with the <strong>form</strong>, especially in working with his actors. Fassbender – best known to U.S. audiences from Zack Snyder’s “300” – as Sands especially impresses in his scene with the priest a...

    Steve McQueen’s “Hunger” – 2008 New York Film Festival Review

    Christopher Bourne ...tic vision. McQueen’s images, aided by Sean Bobbitt’s precisely-rendered cinematography, have a cold beauty that forms a striking contrast to the grimness (and griminess) of their content. McQueen, unlike other visual artists transitioning to cinema, has a sure hand with the form, especially in working with his actors. Fassbender – best known to U.S. audiences from Zack Snyder’s “300” – as Sands especially impresses in his scene with the priest a...

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  • The 15th edition of the Pusan (now Busan) International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Asia, was a transitional year in many senses.  First, Kim Dong-ho, the long-time founder of the festival who was the face of the festival, his avuncular, gregarious presence a ubiquitous fixture, decided to retire from the festival, handing the reins to his co-director Lee Yong-kwan.  Second, it was announced sometime before the festival that it w...

    The best films of the 2010 Pusan International Film Festival

    Christopher Bourne The 15th edition of the Pusan (now Busan) International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Asia, was a transitional year in many senses.  First, Kim Dong-ho, the long-time founder of the festival who was the face of the festival, his avuncular, gregarious presence a ubiquitous fixture, decided to retire from the festival, handing the reins to his co-director Lee Yong-kwan.  Second, it was announced sometime before the festival that it w...

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  • Patrick Tam, one of the finest filmmakers of the 80’s Hong Kong new wave, with his Malaysia-set masterpiece After This Our Exile, returned in 2006 from his own 17 year exile from filmmaking to deliver an epic melodrama which unfolds with uncommon grace, delicate patience, and mesmerizing beauty. Aaron Kwok, as the central character Cheong-shing, a perpetually down-and-out, dissolute gambler who can’t help dragging himself and everyone else arou...

    Review: Patrick Tam’s “After This Our Exile”

    Christopher Bourne Patrick Tam, one of the finest filmmakers of the 80’s Hong Kong new wave, with his Malaysia-set masterpiece After This Our Exile, returned in 2006 from his own 17 year exile from filmmaking to deliver an epic melodrama which unfolds with uncommon grace, delicate patience, and mesmerizing beauty. Aaron Kwok, as the central character Cheong-shing, a perpetually down-and-out, dissolute gambler who can’t help dragging himself and everyone else arou...

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  • Whenever fashion decides to “go tribal,” three things tend to happen: turkeys everywhere start feeling a draft on their rear ends (hi, Nicholas K!); there’s a run on bead markets from Dakar to Dagestan; and geometry sets emerge from seventh-grade backpacks into the light of day. It’s this last option that Carmen Marc Valvo brings to the runway for New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014. At first glance, the body-conscious dresses o...

    Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2014: Valvo’s trig-loving tribe

    Andie Davis Whenever fashion decides to “go tribal,” three things tend to happen: turkeys everywhere start feeling a draft on their rear ends (hi, Nicholas K!); there’s a run on bead markets from Dakar to Dagestan; and geometry sets emerge from seventh-grade backpacks into the light of day. It’s this last option that Carmen Marc Valvo brings to the runway for New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014. At first glance, the body-conscious dresses o...

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  • ...ulogizes and celebrates the medium of film itself, a medium which is rapidly disappearing (at least in celluloid <strong>form</strong>), along with the houses in which it is contained. A Useful Life would <strong>form</strong> an ideal triple bill with Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye Dragon Inn and Lisandro Alonso’s Fantasma, two other films which similarly mark the passing of the old-school movie-going experience.A Useful Life follows Jorge (played by Uruguayan film critic Jorge Jelli...

    Review: Federico Veiroj’s “A Useful Life”

    Christopher Bourne ...ulogizes and celebrates the medium of film itself, a medium which is rapidly disappearing (at least in celluloid form), along with the houses in which it is contained. A Useful Life would form an ideal triple bill with Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye Dragon Inn and Lisandro Alonso’s Fantasma, two other films which similarly mark the passing of the old-school movie-going experience.A Useful Life follows Jorge (played by Uruguayan film critic Jorge Jelli...

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  • ...ction should go first. So I decided to [start with] the assembly line in Guangzhou because those workers seem to <strong>form</strong> the lowest strata of the clothing industry. Ma Ke and the artisanal workers in Shanxi have a relationship. They <strong>form</strong> a social circle, but the assembly workers seem to be separated from the rest. So what I really want to do is get shots that focus your attention and force you to pay attention to what’s happening because of the spee...

    Interview with “Useless” director Jia Zhang-ke

    Christopher Bourne ...ction should go first. So I decided to [start with] the assembly line in Guangzhou because those workers seem to form the lowest strata of the clothing industry. Ma Ke and the artisanal workers in Shanxi have a relationship. They form a social circle, but the assembly workers seem to be separated from the rest. So what I really want to do is get shots that focus your attention and force you to pay attention to what’s happening because of the spee...

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