Five fashion stylists team up with five photographers to create fictional album covers. Plus, what the fashion savvy set are listening to now.
Artist: Glitz in the System Album: “The Bizarre Mysteries of Garden Odyssey” Genre: Psychedelic Rock First track: Fresh Phases Tell us about the fictional artist. They’re a band composed of Norwegians in their early twenties with a female vocalist.
How did you decide on the album cover?
MJ: I decided on psychedelic rock more for its aesthetic than personal music preferences. I wanted to deviate from the pared down looks I usually favor, so I immediately thought of the trippy, print-overdose albums of the ’60s and ’70s. Of course when color and quirk is involved, having Everywhere We Shoot as my collaborators seemed only natural. What inspired the shoot? Some old album covers (among them “Are You Experienced” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” by Pink Floyd, and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band” by The Beatles), Mary Katrantzou’s digi-prints, stickers, and the electric blue cat eye at Honor’s spring show.
How about the production design?
MJ: That was left unplanned until the day of the shoot, when EWS simply took a quick tour of my home, scrounged up décor we could use, and improvised a set. I never realized how much fake owers and fruits we have around the house
What’s your favourite album of all time?
MJ: It’s a toss between “Rubber Soul” by The Beatles and “Is This It” by The Strokes.
EWS: “Thriller” (1982) by Michael Jackson.
The song that’s most often on loop on your playlist?
MJ: Thirty Three by The Smashing Pumpkins. No special reason, really -it’s the rst song on my Spotify playlist.
EWS: Diego Castillo’s The Lazy Sunday playlist on Spotify.