Monthly Archives: June 2013
One week before the start of Berlin Fashion Week the usual question pops up again: “Does the Berlin Fashion Week play any role in the international fashion business or is it just some entertainment for the Berlin fashion scene itself?”
Seriously, where do those guys always get their ideas from? Once more German fashion bloggers David Kurt Karl Roth and Carl Jakob Haupt from Dandy Diary knew, how to get all the attention. During Milan Fashion Week they decided to create a symbiosis between sports and fashion and sent a streaker over the catwalk during the show of Dolce&Gabbana.
FREEMAN T. PORTER‘s story began in 1993: Started as a denim brand with strong army style influenes, FREEMAN T. PORTER nearly disappeared during the mid 2000’s – and is now back with a new owner, a new design team and a new direction.
The name FREEMAN T. PORTER references the original creator’s father, an American G.I. from St. Louis, Missouri. After World War 2, he was stationed in Germany and fell in love with a German woman. Later, his son T. Porter Jr, decided to name his brand after his father.
In today’s Instagram- and Photoshop-crazy world, classic illustration for record covers, movie posters, advertising and fashion magazines has become rare. We are nevertheless impressed by the elegant drawings of Marc-Antoine Coulon on his tumblr.
Artisan-made accessoires from Italy, using old techniques and superior materials – that’s what husband and wife team Nermin and Alessandro are producing with their lines AQUATELLUS and AQUATELLUS Le Poesie. Based in Florence, the couple manufactures a collection including personal accessories like scarves and jewelry and home wares like blankets and towels.
We spoke to Alessandro about the story behind their brand, their ideas and their plans for the future.
Upcycling seems to be the newest trend when it comes to fashion and the big companies already jumped on the train. Topshop now collaborates for the second time with the pioneering eco fashion label Reclaim to Wear as a design solution to the problem of textile waste by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci.
The German eyewear brand MYKITA has partnered with Dover Street Market to open a dedicated MYKITA “corner” within the London premises of the renowned concept store, conceived by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.