Mood Board

Inspiring us right now: Michael & Gerlinde’s World, a book of collaged photos by Michael Costiff, who, with his late wife Gerlinde, was the epitome of London cool in the 70s and 80s. Costiff could and did do anything, from designing album covers for Siouxsie and The Banshees and The Cure to running the nightspot Kinky Gerlinky and the West End boutique World. He stocked the shop in part with his fashion line, World Archive, which found fans in the likes of a young John Galliano and Zaha Hadid. In the course of showing his collections in Japan in the wee 80s, Costiff became lifelong friends with Rei Kawakubo and for years modeled in Comme des Garçons shows, as well as Martin Margiela collections. Which is why the book, independently published by Louis Vuitton men’s designer Kim Jones, is only carried in Dover Street Market in London and Tokyo.


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