Spending the winter in Los Angeles made it hard to think about frost of any kind. But I’m someone who always takes the dare and jumps first, so I accepted our editor’s challenge. Here’s my version of permafrost as seen in sunny California.
I wanted to partner up with another rule breaker for our spring shoot, and Luke Vicious is a DIY revolutionary. His pieces are works of art inspired by graffiti, punk kids, even garbage, and they’re easily the most dramatic piece in every outfit. But for this pale toned shoot, we took Luke out of his comfort zone. We made him work with pastels – each piece dyed with specially blended pale colors, even down to the patches. We think he saw the irony. (read on….)
photographer: Julian Berman – models: Kelly Kickhan & Nina Alonso – make-up: Morgan Panter
Luke Vicious started painting and illustrating at age 6. By age 11 he was involved in street art, graffiti, and screen-printing. His first work opportunity came when he started working for Joyrich, a company whose headquarters have moved from Japan to LA. His more recent work is for designer Mademoiselle Yulia, also based in Japan, as well as Stamp’d LA and Tisa.
Vicious is currently at work on a show that will go up at the end of the year in Los Angeles, showcasing his denim as artwork. Want to add some Vicious to your wardrobe? Visit him online at www.lukevicious.com.