Monday, April 30, 2012

The Craft VIII

1. Olle Olsson Hagalund Målaren och Änglarna
2. Yohji Yamamoto Fall/Winter 2005

The craft of naive art. Nourished by an extreme sense for balanced imperfections and hidden, impish details. Yohji Yamamoto's graffiti coats appear as being painted by the dreamlike gesture of Olle Olsson Hagalund. In this sense, two masters and their creations evoke an implicit brotherhood between Sweden and Japan.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Forbidden Smell

Comme des Garçons Series 6: Synthetic

They are finally back: socially incorrect fragrances based on man-made places and materials of daily life. My left wrist still smells like 'Garage' and my right wrist like 'Tar'. A mix of lauriel aldehyde, traces of kerosene, leather notes, plastic floral notes, vetiver acetate and chinese cedar wood.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Postpone, Repost

Jacket Tillmann Lauterbach
Top Balenciaga
Trousers H&M
Shoes Raf Simons x Doc Martens
Sunglasses Persol
Bag Mulberry

Although these images were taken a while ago, back in Antwerp by This Is My Suit, they suddenly came to my mind again. It's less about the clothes, the leather pants, or myself, but more about this wonderful time in a city that became very dear to my heart.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Camp Of Plagiarism

a) Mona Lisa, 1504-1518

b) Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, 1862

c) Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses soeurs, 1594
Mario Sorrenti for Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 1999

In few cases, copying induces in beautiful plagiarism. We are all aware of the original masterpiece and still there is a noticeable, very attractive element of intrude. Adding a certain something that doesn't belong to the iconic image.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Craft VII

a) letters

b) layers

c) leaps

1. Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2009
2. Mihara Yashuhiro Spring/Summer 2012
3. Yohji Yamamoto Spring/Summer 2008

Fragments and separated letters, spread over garments. Once layered onto each other, they become complete. In few cases, they even evolve into full grammatical statements, sentences or even political messages.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ani/Mate III

(Women's edition)

1. Sailor Moon Chibiusa as Black Lady
2. Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011

Completing our recent Manga trilogy. When the idea of Anime mass production/consumption is challenged in haute couture by Riccardo Tisci. And doesn't it feel so current with Steven Meisel taking on twitpic and Nick Knight launching the first instagram shoot?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ani/Mate II

1. Barazoku ('Rose Tribe') NO. 19
2. Pierre Debusschere RS-RE 1 : AS

Raf likes to work with Pierre and I like to work with duplicates. Episodes of the subconsciously discovered and repeatedly recurrent. Even to myself it is a phenomenon what pairing will be next.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


1. Yoshihiro Togashi Yū Yū Hakusho
2. Raf Simons 1995 Spring/Summer 2012

My newly reawakened love for Manga and Anime, reflected in a former, long-time established love for 'the one' menswear brand from Antwerp, Belgium. In this case, the love becomes manifest in Toyko Pop.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Reassembled Resemblance

1. Jocelyn Hobbie
2. Kathy Butterly

What I like about this combination is the meatiness that transcends from fine art to deconstructed ceramics. These compositions almost leave the feeling of perfect bodies melting into undefinable structures.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kastenflimmern II

Comme des Garçons Shirt Spring/Summer 2012

As implicated before, I am more and more falling in love with the Comme des Garçons op-art pattern and typography mix and mash mental(sickness)ity. Therefore, I recently purchased a handwriting logo type shirt and a black hooded T-shirt. Photo booth desired?

Image credits Catwalking, Comme des Garçons website

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


1. René Magritte La Magie Noire, 1935
2. Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2010

Surrealist camouflage in thigh-high boots. Why can't just every woman dress like an art exhibition or private gallery viewing. Wearing the artwork or vice versa. This may also apply to men, of course.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Nude Portrait

category a.1) sitting, hands in lap

1. Matteo Montanari
2. Alasdair McLellan
3. Johnny Angel by Pat Milo, 1960s

category a.2) lying, body twisted

1. Karl Lagerfeld
2. Willy Vanderperre
3. Cody Chandler

category a.3) standing, side view

1. Alasdair McLellan
2. Sølve Sundsbø
3. Herb Ritts

category b) back view, arms flexing

1-3. Robert Mapplethorpe

category c.1) standing, left arm up

1. David by Michelangelo, 1501-1504
2. David Gandy by Mariano Vivanco
3. Tony Ward by Mariano Vivanco

category c.2) frontal, arms (almost) down

1. Alasdair McLellan
2. Bruce Weber
3. Iggy Pop by Gerard Malanga, 1971

When does a portrait define as a nude portrait? Category a) reveals nothing at all, category b) features a bare butt cheek, while categgory c) reveals primary sexual characteristics. Covered or full frontal, all images provoke the illusion of touch. One criterion for the nude portrait.