Tabor worked extensively in the fashion industry with brands such as Helmut Lang and Karl Lagerfeld before founding his consulting studio in 2007. Tabor served as creative consultant for TSE Cashmere, where he was responsible for design concepts and creative direction for the FW 2009 TSE Cashmere 20th anniversary collection. In 2009, Tabor co-designed and launched the Blouson Noir capsule collection, the same year Tabor and Villalobos created the first 1-100 collection.
Tabor was one of ten shortlisted designers at the 2008 Festival International De Mode d’Hyeres in France. The collection was then exhibited as a solo gallery show and installation in Paris 2009, created in collaboration with Kristin Barron and Miguel Villalobos.
From 2006-2010 Tabor served as Fashion Director for the groundbreaking FLY DVD Magazine, a film format art and fashion biannual exhibited at MOMA, the Deutsche Guggenheim and many other galleries.
A photographer and illustrator working in film, fashion and art, Villalobos has worked as a visual consultant and documentary photographer for the film “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, and as art director for Laurie Anderson’s video “Life on a String”.
Villalobos’ photographs have appeared in numerous international publications such as Jalouse, Metal, V and Vman, Purple Fashion, Qvest, Le Monde and Vogue Homme International amongst others.
Villalobos designed and created the opening animation for the short film “Imagratula” by Viva Ruiz, which screened at MOMA’s PS1. Miguel is also the creator of “The Diane” award for the ASVOFF Film Festival, which takes place at Centre Pompidou, Paris each year.
Tabor and Villalobos have separately and together shown at Brachfeld Gallery Paris, Maison Martin Margiela, Ter et Bantine Space – Paris, SCOPE NY 2010, The NOHO Design District and group exhibitions in Berlin, Santiago de Compostela, Zurich, Vienna and Trieste.
Hic Et Nunc Book
Hic et Nunc, published by Portal+, will be a limited, numbered edition of 500 copies. The first 50 are a special edition signed by the artists and include a numbered and signed silver gelatin print. The book includes 5 color and 60 black and white plates and forwards by acclaimed journalist Diane Pernet and Production designer Thérèse DePrez.
The photographs in this book were both inspiration for and inspired by Miguel Villalobos and Graham Tabor’s “Hic et Nunc” show, first exhibited at Brachfeld Gallery, Paris in 2010. Villalobos and Tabor collected these images on trips to Paris and Romania in the months leading up to the Brachfeld show, during the making of the sculptures, and as a reaction to the experience.
Both artists are deeply interested in the changing relationships we as a society and as individuals have with the space between our urban centers. The photos in Hic et Nunc circle around our human relationship to this “natural world” and our interventions and interactions with the landscape around us. Time is both compressed and expanded in Hic et Nunc. These relationships change for each of us with time and place, and in Hic et Nunc four very specific moments become blurred into one whole centering around this theme.
Design Miami / Basel 2012
Tabor&Villalobos at Design Miami / Basel 2012 (June 12 – 17, 2012).
The works from Tabor&Villalobos’ 1-100 jewellery collection was presented at Design Miami / Basel 2012 by renowned New York gallery, Cristina Grajales. Tabor&Villalobos were shown alongside James Salaiz, Sebastian Errazuriz and others.