Sunday, February 28, 2010

American Gigolo

American Gigolo 1980

I fell in love with this movie from the very first minute. A young Richard Gere learning Swedish while hanging upside down a rail to work out. A young Richard Gere talking about love while strips of light texture his naked body.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pachyderm Stole

Photos Unknown

It is common knowledge by now that Horst likes animal prints. To broaden one's horizon and extend the possibilities, the living object becomes a reasonable accessory. While chihuahuas and albino bunnies are a commendable choice, here is a more exotic option.

Friday, February 26, 2010


Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2010

Promises. Closer. Slits. Legs. Sound. Space. Twitch. Jumpsuits. Robots. Cybersuits. Sometimes there is no rational explanation, just feelings. And conviction. The strong belief that this is just right.

Image credits Catwalking

Over Exposed

Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2010 Backstage

I've never been as deeply in love with a collection than Jil Sander SS10. Intellectual destruction. For Fall/Winter 2010 we are expecting displaced patches and pinched fabric as continuation of the men's collection. Time will show.

Norwegian Wood

D&G Fall/Winter 2010

I seriously liked D&G. Knitted jumpsuits with Nordic patterns. Furry monster boots. Glitter safety helmets. But maybe it's just the image above that manipulated my subconscious mind.

Image credits Tumblr, Catwalking

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Victim

JW Anderson Fall/Winter 2010

While his spring collection convinced due to its play with trousers, skirts and their proportions, this season is all about hiking appeal. Outdoor jackets, backpacks, heavy knitwear. The man confronted with raw nature. Sexualized with worship-worthy boots and masochistic leather necklaces.

Image credits Catwalking

Inverted Curve

Top Herb Ritts
Bottom Ellsworth Kelly, 1959

The work of two iconic artists peacefully united. Diametrically opposed to each other. The human and inhuman. The line, the black surface, the inner and outer border. Perversion and inversion.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Meadham Kirchhoff Fall/Winter 2010

Shock. Bewilderment. A calculated reaction, so it seems. And the Dalston pound shop aesthetic doubtlessly succeeds. Denying any hopes, dreams and prejudices one may have projected onto the young design duo. But once having a closer look, the collection reveals its poignancy. Perfectly documenting the essence of London and its omnipresent mood. A walk down Hackney Road and suddenly everything makes very much sense.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Identical Iterations

Louise Goldin Fall/Winter 2010

The militaristic uniform principle consequently pursued. Thriving on variations of form and structure. Heart-stoppingly protective yet irritating, creating optical illusions and flat 3D shapes by the use of a forceful quilting technique.

Image credits, Catwalking

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Recapitulation II

A crispy preview of an immaculate syncrisis of militarism and the highly worshipped Louise Goldin DNA. An army of petrol blue and khaki green threatened by flashes of pop coloured hot pants. A full and visually sharp review to follow.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Ephemeral impressions from London Fashion Week. Bernard Chandran plays feather Kabuki. Kinder Aggugini defines Napoleonic goth. Emilio de la Morena decides the world needs more printed dresses. And Belle Sauvage think so too, seemingly inspired by HR Giger.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lingering Invasion

Lanvin Fall/Winter 2010

Have I mentioned that one of my clones has been walking the Lanvin show? The platinum blonde takeover has certainly begun. And this collection is definitely worth any efforts of acquisition.

Image credits Catwalking

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Artworks Terence Koh

Works that have been created by ingenious Terence Koh during a studio session in Germany. And as if he knew, his action figures, dinosaurs and abstract objects transcendently relate to my German heritage and childhood.