Things that interest Eighteenth
May 24th, 2010

Q&A with V&R

From a Hint interview with Viktor & Rolf:

What do you do when you’re creatively blocked?

Blame each other.

May 20th, 2010


Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.

– Albert Camus

May 19th, 2010

Full Frontal Eighteenth

Featured on Sundance Channel’s Full Frontal Fashion, thanks to my neighbor during sewing class Bradford Shellhammer.

May 19th, 2010

A Definition of Art

Art is not meant to give pleasure but to ask questions and make people think.

– Christian Boltansky

May 19th, 2010

Elbaz Speaks

Intriguing interview with the Editor-in-Chief of, Dirk Standen and Lanvin’s fashion designer extraordinaire, Alber Elbaz.

Resonating Excerpts:

What role does a fashion show still play in delivering your message?
It’s almost like asking someone what is the role of a table if you want to serve dinner. Of course you can have some dinner in bed and you can have it also on a plate and just on the floor, but I think that when you put it on the table, it’s the most pragmatic. There are certain things that I guess are essential and this is one of them.

I do in fact believe that the best traveling you do is from your couch while you eat potato chips.

You know I [said to] my partner a few months ago, “I have a question.” He said, “What is it?” I said, “Do you think we’re still cool.” And he said, “Alber, we were never cool.”

You know, you can buy silicone, you can buy plastic, you can buy surgery. The only thing you cannot buy is muscles, because in order to have muscles you have to work hard, devote your life to it.

…it’s about coming to work day after day. You come in the morning and you stay late at night and you come weekends and you work. You just come to work. It’s a job. It’s a major job to help men and women look beautiful.

May 18th, 2010

I Heart Hearty.

Eighteenth interview with Hearty Magazine.

May 12th, 2010

In Time Out New York


May 9th, 2010

I-D and MMM

From an interview with I-D Magazine and Maison Martin Margiela, Oct. ’99.

Careers highs? Finding that what stimulates us also stimulates others.

May 6th, 2010

Quote Happy

I would show my my jobs to my mother, and she would always say the same thing: “That’s nice dear.” And then she would say, “Did you write it?” or “Did you do the drawing?” or “Did you take the pictures?” I’d always answer “no,” then I realized the problem. My answer was then, “I made this happen. It’s called design.”

-Brian Webb

May 6th, 2010

Some Press

Lovely write up about Eighteenth on Afingo’s The Trim.

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