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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

Fashion Etcetera – Two Editions

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

The sponsorship by Tommy Hilfiger of my latest book project FASHION ETCETERA (published in two editions) has led to some confusion in the press and on line. Hopefully this post will serve as a clarifying point of reference for future articles.

In November 2006 I had, what was in essence, my first retrospective show at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra Australia (where we now live). In that exhibition, which had no catalogue, I showed most of the images as spreads. The success of that project enthused me to create a book along the same lines. This together with a recent immersion in fashion related work, led to FASHION ETCETERA.

I was well underway with this project/archive exploration - with the assistance of my son and grandson - when the news got out and I was approached by fashion houses to participate in a sponsorship deal. In the event I was very pleased to accept an offer of sponsored exhibitions and the co-publishing of a special edition of FASHION ETCETERA from Tommy Hilfiger.

The Hilfiger in-house graphic designer Yuthi Meas is responsible for the cover of the special edition but the rest of the creative project is my usual in-house production. I enjoy the freedom of doing everything - creative concept, art direction, photography, editing, scanning, image retouching, design and book construction - in my studio. I also supervised proofing, pre-press and personally tweaked the colour balances as the pages rolled off the presses in Hong Kong.

The two editions of FASHION ETCETERA are technically identical apart from the covers. The author's edition has a gloss laminate French fold jacket on a black cloth finish hard cover. The special edition has a gloss laminate print on the boards and a translucent slip case with silk screened white lettering. Recommended Retail Prices on the two editions are $67.50 and $100.00 respectively.

The special edition will be for sale at Tommy Hilfiger stores globally from September 2009 and the author's edition will be for sale at select bookstores and online from October 2009. Of course both books will be for sale at the exhibition in New York from September 17th 2009 and exceptionally, starting the same day, Dashwood Books at 33 Bond Street in New York will carry the author's edition.

Tommy Hilfiger will also launch a small range of fashion items, T-shirts, a scarf and tote bag based on an image from the era of my first book, Five Girls. This is a fun bonus to what promises to be an exciting show at Milk Gallery in New York, opening to the public on September 17th, 2009 and running through to October 24th.

The capsule range from Tommy Hilfiger featuring the Gill with Curl image will be for sale at the exhibition and at Tommy Hilfiger stores globally from September 2009.

I'll be in New York for the opening and a book signing is planned for the following weekend. There will also be an evening presentation at Strand books during that period. A master class is planned at Milk and portfolio reviews (by appointment) for students. Please write to for details of master classes and portfolio review. Also keep an eye on this blog as we post more information about events at Milk in the coming weeks.

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New Book! – Fashion Etcetera

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

The long hiatus since my last blog post was for a very good reason. It was all hands on deck with 18 hour days, 7 days a week, to get my new book 'Fashion Etcetera' to the printers on schedule.

Below are reproduction of the complete jacket, the front cover and below that each of the jacket images on their own.

This is my first book in a very long time - like 25 years - excluding of course the Directors Cut of Cowboy Kate published in 2006 - and the first based on a journey into my archives.

FASHION ETECETERA will be launched in September with an exhibition at Milk Gallery in New York. The project is a partnership with the Tommy Hilfiger group who have exclusive 3rd party rights to market, distribute and sell a special edition of the book and are sole sponsors of the exhibition.

A PDF of the standard edition French Fold jacket can be viewed here. A PDF of the special edition cover to be sold in Tommy Hilfiger stores can be viewed here

For clarification of the two editions of FASHION ETCETERA please see the 'Two Editions' post on this blog.

Further excerpts will be released in the months before publication.





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New York Fashion Week

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

New York's Fashion Week recently took place in the balmy warm weather typical of the East Coast in the fall. Blink and you will have missed it - not just the whole week but the couple of days that Tommy Hilfiger's posters advertising the event and featuring one of my shots from the 70's hung on the construction hoardings outside the Lincoln Center.


The refreshing and elegant Spring collection from Tommy Hilfiger can be seen here and complete New York Times coverage of the September 2008 NY Fashion Week can be found here.

The image used for this show is from the seventies, taken in my studio in London. Its part of a series that experimented with movement lit by a combination of tungsten and flash.



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