Monday, January 31, 2011
Dries van Noten Spring/Summer 2011 vs. 'N Sync
Good things come in pairs. Who didn't dream of being Justin Timberlake back in the days when we were young and baggy jeans with skin tight zipper tops were le dernier cri?
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2005 & Helmut Lang backstage by Jürgen Teller
Germany has a new king. It might only be relevant for a confined target group but I'd like to admit the joyous consumption of a cannibalistic product known as trash TV known as Jungle Camp.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Walter van Beirendonck Fall/Winter 2011
Fashion's only true Bärchen surprised us with a tailored and quite conservative approach. Picturing the modern shaman. Whose suit is gradually conquered by colour and absurdity. The dichotomy of the tamed and feral perfectly summarized by hair sculptures - an aesthetic topic also discussed here.
Image credits Catwalking, Dazed Digital
Artworks Felix Gonzalez-Torres
An artwork that replicates the ideal weight of the artist and his partner who was dying at the time the piece was made. Visitors are encouraged to take a piece of candy as the pile should be continuously replenished. A metaphoric creation of the conditions for perpetual life.
Specific objects without specific form, January 29 – April 25 2011, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Friday, January 28, 2011
Tim Hamilton Spring/Summer 2011 vs. Michaël Borremans
Surreal portraits of women. Dissolving into the circumfluent space. Only hold in reality by form and texture that remains touchable but not always visible. Their humanity sustained by hues of earth, skin and dust.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
1. Sean & Seng, Damir Doma
2. Robert Mapplethorpe, Petar Petrov
3. Robert Mapplethorpe, Ann Demeulemeester
As previously indicated Paris promoted a beautiful dark twisted fantasy of male sexuality. Paris gave men leather pants. It's a question of belief. And baby, I believe that you were ment for me. And if there's somebody, then baby I believe.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Collections Wooyoungmi, Ryunshu, Qasimi
Paris is going all leather, And tribal. De mon plaisir! Do I have to feel wrong and guilty if I like that? Will I go to goa techno parties all summer? Probably not. But I will dream of it. Peut-être.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2011
This collection is not going to be produced - so they say. Well who gives me a neoprene college T-shirt now? Where is my flattened 2D coat? Where my black trash bag plastic trousers? It's a sad sad world.
Image credits Catwalking
Collections Maison Martin Margiela, Bernhard Willhelm, Mihara Yasuhiro, Tillmann Lauterbach, Damir Doma, Raf Simons
9 shows, 1 presentation and Marc Jacobs gloves for 3 Euros. Mon jour en chiffres. The image quality is bad as always and photoshopped to death - but the colouration sums up this season's feeling of Paris quite well. Note: fluorescent belts and black plastic trousers at Raf Simons.