Saturday, March 31, 2012
1. Piet Hein, Ursa Major Candelabra
2. Bengt Rosenström, Rammsjö Sideboard
The interior of my apartment solely constitutes itself of piled magazines. A hybrid between gallery and book shop, hence the particular need of furniture. An almost endless process of research and consideration.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Spastor October 2001
Spastor is back. Back to start. Hopefully with menswear, too. Vague, crispy, blurred and sexual. A dive into the archive. Forgotten names, reloaded memories. Keep me updated.
Monday, March 26, 2012
1. Christina Ledang Spring/Summer 2012
2. Prada Spring/Summer 2007
An illogical summer wardrobe built on the hyper-fitted and air-impermeable. Latex and PVC will reveal our body while hermeneutically isolating it from the outer environment. Time to bring out my vacation anti-wardrobe.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
1. Pablo Picasso
2. Isamu Noguchi
3. Nicolas Ghesquière
5. Thomas Hart Benton
The artist and his muse. Probably, the most cliché theme. But also the most beautiful image. When the human is transformed into an object and brought to eternal existance. Hoping for myself.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I've seen various pieces separately before but never in entire context. Powder coloured still lifes in marble, wood, mirror and steel. Now I need to find the appropriate dosage of Hay for my own habitat.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Steven Klein for Arena Homme + Spring/Summer 1996
When leopard and lace were part of a different kind of masculinity and manhood. Images that recall another cultural phenomenon. MTV, Green Day, Silverchair. Men that play with roughness, sensitivity. And leave the last shirt button open.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
1. Cristóbal Balenciaga circa 1967
2. Marios Schwab Fall/Winter 2012
3. Valentino Fall/Winter 2012
4. Givenchy Fall/Winter 2012
My German heart feels pleased when memories of the dirndl appear. As abstract garment sculptures, laced leather versions, sexualized negligée dresses, hyper-embellished folklore costumes.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
1. Undercover editiorial
2. Walter Van Beirendonck by Ronald Stoops
3. Devok Aoki, i-D April 2002
Tribal becomes the most extreme when applied to one's face. In that context, we may refer to Cher's character in Burlesque: 'When you are painting on makeup, you are like an artist, but instead of painting a canvas, you're painting a face.'
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Monday, March 19, 2012
Artworks Luis Perez Jauregui
Luis Perez Jauregui creates character transformations. Consequently, the artist's self-portrait becomes an anti-self-portrait. Still, his body of work comprises a multiplicity of his very own, characteristic personae. I asked him to create a piece for the Art Department series.
He concludes: 'In my opinion, the aesthetic of Lynn & Horst is very clean and minimal, with a dark provocative side to it, so I wanted to create a character that best represented that. The harness is something I made myself specially for this character. It was inspired by the art of S&M and rope bondage. Instead of rope though, I used a strand of metallic beads to transform an otherwise simple harness into something more modern.'
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2000 - 2012
The image of Jil Sander has always been linked with a minimalist aspect. Purism and simplicity. Once regarding a whole decade, the aesthetics do not appear so radically restraint. Clothes that are subtly complicated from the inside. And intellectual from the outside. Personally, I think that it was Raf Simons who revived the brand's true essence and character of what everyone primarily perceived to symbolize Jil Sander.
Image credits Catwalking