So here I am this memorial weekend in NY ,and i happened to watch "Bartleby" penned by the great Herman Melville, it was very strange to see london in the late 60's with the lonely John Mc Enery (British classical stage actor, best remembered for his intense, highly flamboyant portrayal of "Mercutio" in Franco Zeffirelli's film version of Romeo and Juliet (1968/I). He was nominated for a BAFTA for this supporting role).As Bartelby looking for a job in his dreary suit and slaggy trousers, finally he gets a job as a audit clerk in a small accountancy firm , things seem to go well until the boss gets a reply from Bartleby 'I would prefer not to' this is his reply to every order from his boss , and i kept thinking why does the boss not fire him ? well the directing is very creative from Anthony Friedman both from the directing of the actors and the long distance camera work to heighten the lonely and miserable character , definitely a film to watch and a masterpiece as far as I am concerned . There have been remakes of this film but the 1970 version is the best one .
Oh yes its that exciting time again when i start to clap my hands and dream about the day we start filming again ,and this time the coming soon team will be in the city of light Paris . Our new film is "Le Chic Chef" featuring the extra special Chef and his love for the sun, Paris is the perfect setting for the 4th film for "Coming Soon" . We are shooting the 10th of June and again we stay always on beautiful 35mm film the way to go for films , noting beats the feel .
I have chosen the Talented Herve Koubi team to collaborate with this time so stay tuned to the next phase of our art films .
After entering the store Le Printemps to visit our COMING SOON mens corner, we have continued our journey by going to the two other Parisian department stores that display COMING SOON.
At Franck et Fils, the famous long established department store of rue de Passy in the sixteenth district of Paris they combine the luxury and a contemporary. We found COMING SOON on the first floor, among contemporary brands such as K Karl Lagerfeld, 0039, and Stella McCartney. A nice selection of casual womens pieces were displayed: tank tops with silk coral ties, soft white or navy wide-leg pants, and classical masculine vests.
Then we went for a walk along the “Rive Gauche” and stopped at the department storeLe Bon Marché.
There, we also met COMING SOON on first floor, in a very exclusive area that includes Ann Demeulemeester, Stella McCartney, and Junya Watanabe. This womens corner had a selection which included of the brand navy pants and shorts, printed t-shirts, and navy jersey jackets; a very chic matching of colors which perfectly fits the store and the spirit of the area.
Franck et Fils Le Bon Marché
80, rue de Passy 5, rue de Babylone
75016 Paris 75007 Paris
For more information on our sales points, visit www.coming-soon.com
This S/S2009 season, the COMING SOON mens collection is available at Le Printemps de l’Homme in Paris. On the second floor of the shop, you enter “L’Endroit” (which means “The Place”), a corner where you will encounter Kris Van Assche, Ann Demeulemeester, Jil Sander, and Marc Jacobs.Among them stands a new comer, COMING SOON. With its second collection, it plunges into the late 1960’s early 70’s aesthetics of clothing, which are defined by their elegant freedom and casual chic. There is focus on the classic white or black Mao-neck shirt worn with a knitted black vest, floppy shorts and pants in washed out colors, or printed t-shirts with trompe-l’œil necklaces.
Le Printemps de l’Homme
64, bd Haussmann