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K+P : Le Manifeste Couleur

K+P : Le Manifeste Couleur

FRAC Reunion (Regional Contemporary Art Fund) present an exhibition dedicated to the work of Karine Chane Yin and Patrice Fuma Courtis : K+P : Le Manifeste Couleur. A 20 years retrospective from the very beginning of SPOON Magazine in 1996 until now. 20 years of collaboration between the photographer Patrice and stylist Karine. An occasion to see magazine’s pictures on a larger scale, organized in three thematic rooms. The two Art directors and founders of SPOON were invited in this institution in Reunion Island, to curate images from their fashion editorials.
K+P : Le Manifeste Couleur put together fashion photography from SPOON, and from other fashion magazines they initiated like Crème, ‘Twill or It’s Rouge, and collaborations with artists , photographers or publications.
Color is obviously the common thread, a subject that had always been important to them since their very beginnings, when black was ruling the 90’s and until today in SPOON New Edition. A touch of unbridled britishness from their elder collaborator : the photographer Steve Hiett, mixed with their colorful style most probably influenced by their tropical background. A very own special signature, that is visible on the pictures they curated, and exposed until the 26th of february.

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Cunnington & Sanderson Interview

Cunnington & Sanderson is a womenswear design duo composed by Matthiew Cunnington and John Sanderson. They create emotional garments, where every volume, detail, drapping has its own meaning, and always following a narrative concept.

They first met at the University of Central England fashion design, and are now an independant british fashion label based in the North of England since 2010. They have been rewarded several times : in 2012, they received the On/Off Land Rover Visionary Award, in 2010 ; finalists for the Mango Fashion Award ; in 2008, Matthiew was awarded the Grand Prize of the jury at the Festival International de la Mode et de la Photographie in Hyeres – France; and they also were one of the 9 finalists of our last SPOON x ELLO contest !


Today, they started a crowdfunding campaign in order to fund an exhibition during the upcoming London Fashion Week at the Oxo Tower Wharf, where they can show their new collection. We asked them about their work processes and the meaning of  being independant designers today.


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Cunnington & Sanderson in SPOON 05 


You are now for 7 years a british womenswear design duo. Can you tell us about your daily routine at the office ? How your two personnalities answer to each other in your creative process ?

One of our main sources of inspiration & rewards is draping, and luckily we both have a similar taste. Our designs can be different but we aim towards the same narrative of our collection and to creating a new form from our imagination. For us working as a duo drives the collection forward’s. Collaborating on idea’s and having support there when you need it, and to share those magical times of excitement and joy, on the success of creation. All this with some one who understands the time, energy, and passion that has been devoted into the collection to make it happen.


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