Sunday, October 31, 2010


Prada Spring/Summer 2009

Everyone who feels harassed by my penetration of transparent coats of any kind is allowed to scream out loud. Now. But I had to do this. For Jasper. And for myself. And for Miuccia.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Short History Of The Plastic Raincoat In Popular Culture II

1. Abbey Lee Kershaw, i-D Spring 2010
2. Patrik Ervell Fall/Winter 2010
3. Richard Nicoll Fall/Winter 2009 & Comme Comme Spring/Summer 2011
5. American Psycho, 2000
6. Lady Gaga, Vanity Fair 2010
7. Scarlet Street (1945), Follow Me Quietly (1949), Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)
8. Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2003 & Spring/Summer 2005

Don't ask me why but I am still researching, archiving and assembling reference images picturing the use of clear plastic in fashion. One might call it obsession, I'd like to see it more as a tribute to an underexposed brilliancy.

P.S.: The original plastic raincoat from Blade Runner sold for $1,600.00 on ebay.

Image credits Catwalking, Jak & Jil,

Friday, October 29, 2010


Artworks Keith Sonnier

The smell of medical latex gloves. Manipulated cloth and paper pieces. Dyed, dipped, painted fabrics. Neglectfully mounted onto walls. Evoking the sensuality and poetry of fortuitousness.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


John Galliano Spring/Summer 2008

As a matter of fact, middle-aged Germans love to dress in matching outdoor clothes when travelling. John Galliano, me, myself and I strongly recommend to join this clothing codex. Utility vests for survival. And tribal tattoos, please.

Image credits Catwalking

Die Umarmung

Some might remember the infamous google game. An ongoing online experiment of randomness. This time I googled the German word Umarmung, to be translated as embrace. I love 90s sepia kitsch.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Spell

Hernández-Cornet Spring/Summer 2011

The ancient myth of fox spirits. Transforming into the outer appearance of a beautiful young woman. Seducing the beholder. Their surroundings continuously shifting. Reflected through garments of displacement and a distorted reality. Nothing is what it seems.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Unfeasible

Book 6+ Antwerp Fashion

The beauty of article scans. When I hold this publication in my hands and flipped through its pages I instantly knew: I want it. I need it. The disillusion: It's not available anymore. So if anyone wants to shake it off those dusty shelves, here I am. Willing to take loving care of it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Love Marriage

Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2011 & Petar Petrov Spring/Summer 2011

Two households, both alike in dignity.
In fair Paris, where we lay our scene.
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny.
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes.
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life.

Image credits Catwalking

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Salvador Dalí The Enigma of Wilhelm Tell, 1933

A perfect sunday. A day of impressions. A closer look at one certain piece of art. It made me realize: Buying sandals in winter is not more surreal than the work of Salvador Dalí.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Sandals Hope

Minus degrees in October. First day of snow. And what do I buy? Sandals. Congratulations. Well, one can never be prepared enough for the upcoming season. This is what one may call foresight.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Baltic Excursion

Campaign Jean-Paul Gaultier

Snow in Stockholm. Time for some warm thoughts. Blueberry tea. And the new Ace of Base album.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Future Projection

Acne Jeans Fall/Winter 2010

Fingers crossed that I will sit in a plane to Stockholm this night. Actually there is two main reasons to go: Kanelbullar and shopping. Besides a beautiful city in general. This is my decent wishlist.


Prince of Persia 1989 & 2010

Please excuse my latest 80s-boy-loves-adventure-fairytale-computer-game-movie-adaption tendendies. But did I already share my childhood addiction of playing Prince of Persia on my 486 PC? Now you know.