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graniph t-shirts featuring images by Sam Haskins

Friday, April 27th, 2012

graniph x Sam Haskins

graniph are Japan’s leading design t-shirt store and web site. Today, for the first time, they are launching seven designs featuring a selection of classic Sam Haskins images. A unique combination of Sam’s groundbreaking 60s photography, the latest digital fabric printing and affordable prices. ¥2,500 each (roughly: US$31:00, €23:00, £19.00) Free delivery worldwide with four t-shirts or more. In-store buyers get a discount for buying two designs from the same range. Beautiful and accessible – these are good enough to frame as art! English language site

The press release for this project can be downloaded here in Japanese or in English.

graniph x Sam Haskins



一枚¥2,500(およそ US$31.00, €23.00, £19.00)




November Girl with Birds T by Sam Haskins

Graniph x Sam Haskins illo 03 crop

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Graniph x Sam Haskins illo 01 crop

Sam and Figgins by Sam Haskins 1961

Graniph x Sam Haskins img 01

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Cowboy Kate celebrates New York Fashion Week with Amex

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

The American Express VIP hospitality lounge at Milk Studios has a fashion themed edit of Cowboy Kate prints on display for Fashion Week NY February 2012.

Kate Pout by Sam Haskins 462

Kate Dressing by Sam Haskins 462

Kate s Desk by Sam Haskins 462

Kate Dressing Mirror by Sam Haskins 462

Press and print collectors should contact Song Chong

Julian Restoin Roitfeld quotes Sam as influence for new lingerie designs

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

This week an article in the New York Times quoted Julia Restoin Roitfeld as crediting Sam for inspiration when designing her new Kiki de Montparnasse lingerie range.

NYT Julia Roitfeld Slide Show 01

Julia, daughter of the legendary former editor of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld (also a Sam Haskins fan) mentions Sam’s work in the window although the article itself doesn’t carry a shot of the store front. Below is a photograph of Kiki’s window in NY taken in 2007 by Sam’s grandson Oren.

Cowboy Kate in Kiki Window 2007 460

A slideshow of the opening party held at Kiki’s New York store is available here.

Sam’s work is routinely ‘referenced’ by the fashion and photographic world but the number of times that he is openly credited are, by comparison, minute. However, I have noticed a positive trend among fashion designers, in contrast to photographers, of being much more generous about citing Sam’s influence on their thinking.

Sam’s Last Shoot – For Harper’s Bazaar – Sydney December 2006

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

The last time Sam stood behind a camera (in a professional capacity) was December 2006 in Sydney for Harper’s Bazaar Australia’s Spring 2007 10th anniversary issue. It was less than a month after his 80th’s birthday. After this he launched into the ‘Fashion Etcetera’ project which launched in 2009.

Apart from anything else this shoot was also a master class in lighting. Fortunately there was a young Australian assistant there who realised what he was witnessing. Christopher Ireland mentioned the shoot on his Facebook wall last week.

I had worked at the time with numerous international fashion photographers. Sam was by far the best – I was transfixed by his talent. It was a life changing moment and I often cite this moment when people ask me where I get my enthusiasm and passion.

Christopher Ireland

*Sam was 80 not 82 on that shoot and it was 4 years ago.

Of course Sam was unhappy with the results. But the work speaks for itself. It was also the one and only time he worked with a digital camera on a professional shoot and he loved it.

Sam Haskins for Harpers Bazaar 2007 H

Sam Haskins for Harpers Bazaar 2007 E

Sam Haskins for Harpers Bazaar 2007 A

Sam Haskins for Harpers Bazaar 2007 B

Sam Haskins for Harpers Bazaar 2007 C

Sam Haskins for Harpers Bazaar 2007 D

Sam Haskins for Harpers Bazaar 2007 F

Sam Haskins for Harpers Bazaar 2007 G

Sam Haskins for Harpers Bazaar 2007 I