8-bit color, the sort that dominated graphic treatments throughout the 1980s, makes a pulsating return in the April 2014 issue of Vogue Paris in a story featuring Binx photographed by David Sims. Titled “Pin Ups,” the Joe McKenna-styled story draws upon those spring collections that groove to MIDI rhythms, the veritable heartbeat of the late eighties and early nineties. To that end, graphic tops from Céline and Marc Jacobs in particular seemingly jump off the page. The Coca-Cola wave, so cleverly used by Jacobs in his collection for spring, both hearkens back to an earlier period in pop culture and yet at the same time seems wholly contemporary. Binx, for her part, ensures much the same making this story be less an act of nostalgia than it is a masterclass in timelessness.
Credits include: Publication, Vogue Paris N°946 avril 2014; Title, “Pin Ups”; Photography, David Sims; Styling, Joe McKenna.