Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Worldly Wisdom*

Part 2: The secrets of Fine Dining

Top Guido Mocafico
Bottom Doug Inglish

1. Solely use the freshest ingredients.
2. Arrange the precious delicacies with care.
3. Enjoy the meal with closed eyes.

*In this series, the author would like to share his infinite wisdom and experience as world-renowned heart-breaker, charmer and gigolo with his readers.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Digitally Remastered

Laitinen Spring/Summer 2011

Jackets and waistcoats with detachable kilts. Washed raindeer leather pants with side lacings. Digitally printed shirts with a double layered hem. And finally, the reintroduction of the sarong, loosely knot around the waist. With these offerings, Anna and Tuomas Laitinen continue in transforming their signature into reworked concepts of manhood.

Image credits Chris Vidal

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Acknowledgment Of Gratitude

Crinkled shirt Ana Hernández-Cornet
Flip sunglasses Asger Juel Larsen

A declaration of love to the determination and devotedness of two outstanding design personalities. Both adding relevance to a system called fashion and creating self-reflected identity with every garment.

170 BPM

Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2011

My first thought: Techno. Extreme flares, tight cycling shorts and pencil skirts. White, pink and lemon. Impregnated T-shirts, shiny tops and sleeveles jackets. I'm a late 90s teenager again.

Image credits Catwalking

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Time After Time

Gaspard Yurkievich Spring/Summer 2011

As simple and crude it may sound: I love Gaspard. Almost every collection finds my laudatory commentary. And I am convinced again. 'Yes' to utility backpacks, suits with baseball caps and layered shorts.

Image credits Catwalking

Velum Vellum

Artworks Paul Cadmus

I always felt attracted to magic realism. How the clothes cover the bodies like a second skin. Only appearing as an alibi for nudity and eroticism. But also adding an ease, lightness and vulnerability.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Parachute Test

Albino Deuxieme Spring/Summer 2011

Two looks that left me with instant desire. Not at least due to the fact that I always felt attracted to men wearing sandals with socks. Nothing is more traditionally German, more Horst.

Image credits Catwalking

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Scintillation Study

Top Lilly Heine
Bottom Victor Vasarely

A glance into the archives of much vaunted CSM graduate Lilly Heine. Irritating views onto an intangible subject, cut out of paper. Inspired by 60s op-art, the result leaves the viewer with doubts about reality.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Photos American Apparel

The best thing about Milan Fashion Week surely is the swimming trunks part. As my mission to turn into a proper Chelsea boy proceeds, I have to prepare myself for the pool and beach season. The perfect tricot briefs are pictured above, beautifully staged in a Herbert List manner.

Emergency Room

Prada Spring/Summer 2011

Ill-fitting shirts reminiscent of scrubs, oversized and flat. Neon coloured sunglasses worn around the neck instead of a stethoscope. Miuccia's man is a cosmetic surgeon. And I'd like my chin and cheekbones done.

Image credits Catwalking

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mind Candy

Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2011

Welcome to the fetish club. Finally Milan plays its strength. Delivering delicate offerings for the next summer season. Armani more and more follows a change of direction. Much to our amusement.

Image credits Catwalking

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Honest Proposal

Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2011

In fact, nothing is nicer than the urgent impulse to write about something. The need to show and discuss it. Or to praise it. I always believed in the Calvin Klein man. And I never got disappointed. So, will you marry me?

Image credits Catwalking


Artworks Charles Demuth

These paintings evoke the melody of The Girl from Ipanema in my head. Resounding in a crispy tone from a portable record player at the beach. Replacing the lyrics and overall context into The Boys from Ipanema.