Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Trending Topics Fight

Dries van Noten Fall/Winter 2010 vs. Camel

I am in love with every single piece from that collection. And I realized: I need this double-breasted jacket. In the colour camel. I know it's hip and trendy but I have to surrender to it. It's hip and trendy in a good way.

Image credits Catwalking, Google

Monday, August 30, 2010


Photos Greg Vaughn
Model Mikus Lasmanis

Neon and neoprene. High performance utility wear and high fashion. Skintight and structured. There is a reason I always liked to watch swimming in television.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weather Forecast

Alan Humphrey Bennett Graduate collection

Lately, I feel the desire to dress someone in outdoor clothes and create the image of a forest worker. With water-repellent coats, quilted vests and hiking boots. Preferably in tones of moss green, light turquoise, grey and light brown.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Things & Clouds

Last night I got a window seat assigned. Note, that I don't like window seats, caught in a tiny corner, needing to pass two other people. But: I had the most amazing view and moment in my life. Layers of clouds and the vibrating lights of London at night. Creating the texture of a Versace sequin dress.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Multiple Personality

Images Nicholas Cairns, Kai Z Feng, Pierre Debusschere

This series perfectly illustrates my current state of mind. Torn apart between opportunities and obligations, convictions and locations. I am also still confused by the movie Duplicity and Clive Owen's adorable accent.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Reality Bites

Whyred Spring/Summer 2011

I know it looks boring, but let's be honest: That's what I will buy, that's how I actually dress. Am I destroying an illusion now? I appreciate these clothes in an everyday context. The only thing I am asking myself: Do they have to appear on a runway?

Image credits Fashion Week by Berns

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Another magazine that should soon enrich my collection. Especially these two issues. It is fascinating how strinkingly well the cover artworks reflect their time and aesthetic mood. Throughout all past decades.

Via Catch Fire


Gabriel Stunz Spring/Summer 2011

Although the collection's title 'Gakona' refers to a small village in the mountains of Alaska, its sound and final outcome does evoke a notion of Japanese tradition. Paired with German severity and craftsmanship, it results in the emphasis of two elements, two sides, the elusiveness of belt and scarf.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Forbidden Love II

I herewith declare the comeback of a fashion sin: the tribal T-shirt. Even unfashionable people don't wear it anymore. And that's our chance. Time for a statement. Time for late 90s German technowear. There is only one rule: It needs to be minimalist.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Big Bang Theory

Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 1991

You might have recognized that I recently developed a new addiction: Barbie & Ken Fashion. And now I actually found out who truly invented it: Helmut Lang. Unexpectedly, he beautified short skirts, plastic frills and sheer pastel dresses when I was still an innocent boy playing with Barbie and Ken.


Pamela Anderson, zweitausendeins book store, Frankfurt

A perfect example for Barbie Fashion, even though there is not much fashion left. But fake boobs can be counted as accessory, right? And I do appreciate the effort that went into this look.


T-Shirt Helmut Lang

The latest addition to my obsessive Helmut collection. What I like most about this piece is the notion of German techno in the 90s. Besides, the print is placed onto the inside and appears mirror-inverted as it shines through the material.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

By Definitions

Photos Shirtology

I think I am allowed to post half-naked guys again, am I? I mean I haven't posted fresh meat in ages, non? Personally, I cannot remember anything like that. This is an intellectual art blog. Sure, sure.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


The men's handbag. An item to be revived against all criticism. I don't need a weekender just to carry around Moleskine notebook, pen and tanga briefs. Am I right?

Via Rene Schaller, Jak & Jil

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mermen & Mermaids

Top Neo Rauch, Das Gut, 2008
Bottom Unknown

When thinking of mermaids, movies like The Little Mermaid or Mermaids instantly come to one's mind. But suddenly I realized one true classic is missing: Splash with beautiful Daryl Hannah. Thanks to Neo Rauch for reminding me.