The new book by Lannoo Publishers, I’ll wear it until I’m dead, offers the ultimate insight into the exclusive and avant-garde wardrobe of Myung-il Song.
Myung-il Song is a South Korean fashion and art collector and the founder of SONG – the legendary concept store for fashion, art and interior-design in Vienna. Over the past 21 years, she has built an unrivalled fashion collection, and her shop – which combines edgy design and up-and-coming artists – has quickly become the most popular platform for avant-garde fashion and art in the city. Song combines personality with exclusivity, mixing great variety with a highly individual approach.
With this artfully produced book, Lannoo Publishers are presenting the incredibly rich SONG fashion archives to the outside world for the very first time. The collection includes unique pieces by Dirk Van Saene, Martin Margiela, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Bernhard Willhelm, Stephen Jones, Kei Ninomiya, Paul Harnden Shoemakers, and Balenciaga. Besides beautiful images by internationally renowned fashion photographers Ronald Stoops, Maria Ziegelböck and Dan Hawkins, among others, this book also contains exclusive contributions by Martin Margiela, Paul Harnden, Stephen Jones, interviews with Dries Van Noten and Kaat Debo and a conversation between Dirk Van Saene, Myung-il Song and Dominique Nzeyimana.
The book itself is a creative collaboration between designer and artist Dirk Van Saene (one of the famous ‘Antwerp Six’), acclaimed fashion make-up artist, Inge Grognard, fashion photographer Ronald Stoops, and graphic designer Paul Boudens. The result is a surprising retrospective book that offers the ultimate in vestimental inspiration and has everything it takes to become a cult book in fashion literature.
I’ll wear it until I’m dead
Authors: Myung-Il Song & Dominique Nzeyimana
Pages: 352 pages