Friday, 29 May 2009
I pull my lone oar in the sea of pointless thoughts on summer's menswear. Looking for the right way in millions of opportunities. But there are so many hidden treasure to find on the sea-bed. I've got to dive until a run out of oxygen.
For the rest of the ed, paddle to their site.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
To start this week in good mood, here is a great morning-song, "CookieMachine" from French PacoVolume.
I could hardly list lots of muic videos with so much visual creativity like this one. There's at least one great idea in every 10 seconds of it!
Directed by Romain Chassaing. Bravo!
Sunday, 24 May 2009
photo from Arena Homme + by Alasdair McLellan
In the past few seasons it was obvious already that a new generation of male models penetrated the world of fashion.
It seems, in the next seasons the hegemony of Hedi's boys is going to grow, and might conquer the world of male modelling for a longer period than anyone expected.
Everyone can decide on their own, what to think about this type of boys and everything behind the trend. But I don't think that far-reaching conclusions should be drawn from the current ideal of male models. It's fashion!
Anyways, London might be a gold mine, but there are tones of hidden gems, still undiscovered, maybe the next big thing will be found here, in Eastern-Europe...
"The Fall/Winter collection began with an interest in the imperial city of Vienna at the turn of the century. The city was a cultural melting pot which produced many of the intellectual and artistic impulses that shaped the 20th century. Mostly it is the themes of strength, romance, elegance and curiosity which are all very telling of the atmosphere in Vienna at this time. This relates to Robert’s quest to describe who his ideal man is, how he dresses and what is modern."
I hope that our ways will cross each other soon again. Until then, I keep following your footprints.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
And finally, the designers, Dalma Devenyi and Tibi Kiss allowed me to publish their breathtaking collection and sent me the lookbook, which is just even more spectacular than I remembered!
Review's coming soon. Until then, start wondering!
photos: Je Suis Belle AW '09/'10
photos: Dazed Digital
photos: Ignacio Lozano
These unique portraits were photographed by Ignacio Lozano (aka Black Sheep Boy), a young Spanish artist based in New York City. The editorial is entitled "Connected", the model is Ethan James.
An adaptation of Franz Kafka's short novel, "The Hunger Artist", following the cinematic artist that refuses to sleep.
Thursday, 7 May 2009
I like perfection. Damir Doma’s creations are beyond beautiful. I love Damir Doma's work.
I am a wayfarer. I walk miles, and sometimes I even ride the whirlwind. Sand, blowed into my eyes, or snowflakes melting on my lips. The distance is endless but everything is only a stone’s throw away.
I also like when press releases tell everything about a collection.
“In a balanced calm of tension and easy flow, with a perspective of birth into the unknown, Doma pursues his exploration with seemingly bare shapes, focusing upon the architecture of volumes as if to return to the spines of his constructions.
Streaming drapings, twisted folds and floating structures in wet blacks, earth greys or dirty creams alternate between light and dark.
Doma's nomads could be visiting from elsewhere, on the dawn of an epic crossing, either into future times or antique steppes.
The sleek lines and simple shells of the clothes are underpinned by lightly constructed loops, and as boundaries and edges are blended, a feeling of continuity and endless wandering is evoked in the silhouettes, with pieces folded, held or knotted in only one of possibilities.
There is a quiet peace in Doma's distant spaces and solitude, when he hides tiny gates to infinity in his works.
Just as desert dune landscapes can reveal an arid undulating sensuality, or the icy austerity of snowcapped peaks may beguile with gently glittering skins, it is tempting to get lost for an instant in Doma's quest, on a path seeking majesty.”
Photos and text from Damir Doma's website. Runway video by Alessandro Tinelli from Vimeo.
Caps with huge pompoms.
Strawberries, watermelons, portraits of strange folks and a pink & black zebra.
How come all these things to my beloved capital city, Budapest?
In no wise.
photos: Dazed Digital
Yang Du A/W 09 "Buda" and "Pest"
Photographer: Bella Howard
Stylist: Yasuhiro Takehisa
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
A certain feeling, mixed from melancholy and zest for life.
A song, which invisibly nestles in your ears, and your inner record-player plays it over and over again when it begins to disappear.
1900 chalk drawings on a rough estimate.
6 months of work from start to finish.
A beautiful vision, with something extraordinary inspirational.
Tears forming a moustache, then a beard.
Chalk animated music video by Lucinda Schreiber and Yanni Kronenberg for the song "Autumn Story" by Australian band, Firekites.
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
"We developed the inks to work in print, but we originally saw these inks used in thread and fabric. We immediately imagined clothing transforming from white to color. Calvin Klein Collection was a natural fit because of Francisco’s (~Francisco Costa, designer) minmalist aesthetics and geometric influences and Italo’s (~Italo Zucchelli, designer) experimentations with new techniques. What they accomplish with clothes, we do in print.”
Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
The special copies of Visionaire 56 SOLAR are available at the Calvin Klein Collection store on Madison Avenue, New York, as well as at some selected spots, for about $250.
For more information visit http://www.visionaireworld.com/.
All images featured in this post are from Visionaire's website.
I follow lots of blogs, I start reading one, and it leads me up to another, then another, and the journey continues. I walk miles.
One of my newest favourites is the blog of California-based artist/thinker, Danny Roberts. His site features his artworks, sketches, paintings, illustrations, videos... an alternative world of his mind, a rare utopia of beauty.
--- Danny's blog is entitled "Igor + André", and is available through this link.
Monday, 4 May 2009
A return to a poetic, fresh and ‘pure’ fashion magazine. Each issue is a new story.
The first issue of A MAGAZINE was curated by Maison Martin Margiela in 2004., and he was followed by Yohji Yamamoto, Haider Ackermann, Jun Takahashi, Martine Sitbon, Veronique Branquinho, Kris Van Assche and Riccardo Tisci to create their own issues.
Next up A Magazine will be curated by Proenza & Schouler.
The numbers are available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great-Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, China, Hong-Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, South-Africa, Canada, U.S.A. …a.o.