Thursday, June 30, 2011

Body Modification

1. Hedi Slimane Diary
2. Unknown
3. Death Becomes Her

By the way: What happened to implants? A topic that dominated my late teenage talkshow afternoons. The mainstream has mutated its principle into contraception. But what is its current status in subculture?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Laitinen Spring/Summer 2012

Slitted eyes. Slitted wrists. Slitted knit. The side of a man's torso revealed. Bare shoulders, uncovered skin. Soft lines accentuating the principles of human construction.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Men's Bra

1. Jose Manuel Ferrater, 1992
2. François Sagat for Bernhard Willhelm Spring/Summer 2008
3. Julius Spring/Summer 2012
4. Nikos

The only logic consequence in extrapolation of the men's dress, the men's robe and the men's corset. Although being obvious, we rarely allowed ourselves to imagine its realisation.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tropical Heat

1. Martin Honert Fata Morgana & Kenzo Spring/Summer 2012
2. Henri Rousseau Éclaireurs attaqués par un tigre & Givenchy Spring/Summer 2012
3. Andreas Gursky Beach & Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2012
4. Jeremy Parnell Big Chook & Prada Spring/Summer 2012

It's about beaches and jungles, flowers and sand castles. Childhood memories, vacation traumata and global warming are melting and diffusing into each other. Just like a bar of rainbow coloured ice cream. In 2012, men wear Hawaii shirts, bermuda shorts and (hopefully) banana skirts.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Subjective Sentence

Damir Doma Spring/Summer 2012

To cut things short: This was my favourite collection. It summarized beautifully what I would love and love to wear. Elastic strapped waistcoat constructions. Sensual fashion priests.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Non-Experiment

Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2012

A directional presentation of menswear. What it is and what it could be. Floor-length linen dresses and graphic indications of the stripe, brought into an acceptable form. A valuable contribution.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fundamental Decisions

1. Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2009
2. Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011
3. Ann Demeulemeester Spring/Summer 2010

What to wear? What to pack? Your opinion and comment is highly appreciated. Sleeveless and shorts. Leather and leopard. Sequins and muscles. One, two or three? Paris, Paris, Paris.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Product design Alessi

Once your Comme desire is satisfied, you realize there is also a sudden, unforeseen enthusiasm for 90s product design emerging. And you wonder if you should invest in, yes, Alessi kitchen equipment.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bits & Pieces

1. Paul Mpagi Sepuya
2. Ricky Swallow

An experiment in colour and form. A design study. Of candles and jockstraps, cups and trestles. The comforting beauty of everyday objects, respectively subjects. Yet decorative in any home.

Support the artist here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Raf Sander

Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2012

I'm feeling it. Like totally. I mean. 2012 is going to be a Raf Sander year. It is about the shape as predicted. The square thing around a boys neck. Coloured python and plastic raincoats. Bananas.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Disk Warriors

1. Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2000 & Spring/Summer 2010
2. Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2010 & Unknown
3. Jil Sander Spring/Summer 1998 & Spring/Summer 2006

Jil Sander and the shape. The circle and the irregular square. It has happened before and it will happen again. Just as the shape itself, it's a recurrent element that I dare to foresee in the upcoming collections.