Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Short History Of Stripes In Popular Culture

fig 1. Macaulay Culkin
fig 2. Kim Thome Wardrobe in a Suitcase
fig 3. Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011
fig 4. Oskar Schlemmer
fig 5. Yves Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane Fall/Winter 1999

The narrow black and white prison stripe: Although an iconic pattern, the regular, almost mathematic formation seems underrepresented and undocumented. Most probably due to its restrictions in optical reproduction. I'd like to propose it as eternal substitute for plaid.

See also Stripes in the L&H Archive

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Quantum Mirage

Glass house Philip Johnson, 1949

Black stone mosaic. Black leather psycho divan. May a new life begin. It's my imaginary therapist's consultation. I have achieved nothing yet.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Pyjama Party

Acne Spring/Summer 2012

Since my latest photo booth experiment with pink velour pants, I am in the mood for a sleepover. Preferably Blair Waldorf style with candy cotton, popcorn machine and boytoy servants.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Welcome To The Camp II

Neoprene T-shirt Josef Lazo

Pyjamas Second hand

Sneakers Raf Simons

Lurex socks H&M

It was early in the morning. Grey and windy. Piles of clothes surrounded by low-society and myself. Once touching a piece of pastel pink woolen velvet, a teethless man smiled at me and said: 'Take it, it's yours now.'


Stickers Cinamoroll, Pokémon, Takashi Murakami

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Welcome To The Camp

1. Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011 & Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 2002

2. Yohji Yamamoto Spring/Summer 2008

3. Issey Miyake Fall/Winter 2001

4. Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2003

Camp is an aesthetic sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value. When the usage appeared in 1909 it denoted: ostentatious, exaggerated, affected and theatrical. By the middle of the 1970s the definition comprised: banality, artifice, mediocrity and ostentation so extreme as to have perversely sophisticated appeal. I am pseudo-intellectual camp.


Source Wikipedia

Friday, August 26, 2011


When the essence of Kim Kardashian and Nicole Scherzinger is injected into male genes, sexual characteristics become manifest. As a result, the intermediate state of being is replaced by exaggerated virility.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chemical Romance III

Beyoncé - Green Light 2006

From Eva Hesse to Beyoncé Knowles. Again, latex appears as a catalyst for anti-establishment revolt. Whereas the mutual motif is breaking artistical and social taboos, the ultimate driving force of pop will always remain 'sex sells'.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chemical Romance II

Artworks Eva Hesse

In Eva Hesse's work, the use of 'worthless' materials such as latex, fiberglass and plastic refers to the industrial ruins of a defeated German nation. By reinventing sculpture through aesthetic insubordination, she performs her very own, personal protest.


Friday, August 19, 2011

Forbidden Love VI

T-shirt Helmut Lang

Decisions have to be made. And words are taken seriously. A six-lettered term to define cultures, subvert cultures, undergo cultures. Tribal.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Burberry Miu Scandal

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 vs. Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2005

Presumably, the scandal series will find a new climax every season. And most probably, the cast will always feature familiar names. But in the end, that's what we love about sequels. Same same but different. And Miuccia will always win.