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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.

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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 schong@milkstudios.com

Haskins Posters – T-Shirt

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

It’s become something of an annual tradition in Japan, each year someone produces a Sam Haskins t-shirt. They are beautifully printed on excellent cotton. This year Tsuyoshi Noguchi has styled the cover shot from Sam’s book ‘Haskins Posters’ onto two versions for Traverse Tokyo. Links here and here.

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Below is the original shot as reproduced in ‘Fashion Etcetera’, the cover of Haskins Posters and a cover of British Journal of Photography BJP in the year of publication, 1972.

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Haskins Posters Cover Sam Haskins

BJP Cover Sam Haskins

Celine at Isetan in Tokyo

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Last month, the French luxury fashion brand Celine decorated their Isetan windows in Tokyo with Sam's images and the customary elegance of their product and presentation design.

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The feather is a detail from a photograph that appears in Sam's latest book 'Fashion Etcetera' (2009). The derriere-as-apple reflection first appeared in 'Photo-Graphics' (1980) and the black and white shot is from 'Cowboy Kate' (1964).

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Style Power to the Pedal

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

The humble bicycle is once again having its day – pushing back against the motor car in urban environments. Not only environmentally friendly and cost efficient cycling is also becoming stylish and cool in all sorts of ways. At last week’s opening of the Bill Cunningham exhibition at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in NY, a new phenomenon appeared in the evolution of cool partying – the bicyle valet. The super stylish guests were free wheeling up to the red carpet hopping off their bikes and walking straight in to the show – the valets just handed them a ticket and the bikes were kept right next to the entrance – instantly ready when the guests were ready to leave.

Here’s a snapshot of one of the bike valets, taken by my son on his phone.

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Its instantly obvious, in very bicycle centric cities, like Amsterdam and Munich, that cycling is treated by many as a fashion show cat-walk on two wheels.

Nothing new about that. Here’s the famous Ramón Casas painting depicting himself and Pere Romeu on a tandem bicycle. The picture was a centerpiece in the “Four Cats” restaurant where the twenty year old Picasso mingled with the Barcelona art establishment.

To the right is a shot I did for a car rental company calendar in the 70s – each ‘month’ depicted a different mode of transport.

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Here’s another image from the same calendar.

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Below is an impromtu cylcle image, a snatched snap, from a calendar assignment in Normandy.

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The following cycle images are from Cowboy Kate.

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Here are the individual elements of the spread.

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