7.29.2011

On food and fashion

Faithful, today I'm proudly bringing great news: I just had the incredible opportunity to write my own post on Diane Pernet's legendary blog. I would much appreciate and be very very pleased if you could just have a look. Now I can feel you're tensing but I promise, there are more pictures and less text than it could seem.

7.09.2011

Models by Models

There was a moment, quite some time ago, when recreational became fresh, blurred turned into spontaneous, negligible developed into sophisticated and raw was natural all of a sudden. We were abruptly ready to send professionals back home and those who thought that wouldn't last had to change their minds since we are still there, clumsy and proud. Our tastes have been educated and sharpened by masterpieces by Terry Richardson or Juergen Teller, and it was inevitable that sooner or later the braver and more self-confident between us (who if not our beloved models then) would turn the "I could have done it too" harmless philosophy into practice.
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Bjork by Terry Richardson and by Juergen Teller in Index Magazine June/July 2001 via juergenteller.tumblr.com 
It's all part of the aesthetic of the unusual, that also brought pretty unconventional models to the footlights. I'm not complaining though: Chloe Memisevic and Rory Mckee are my current favorite couple in the system, more beautiful than ever now that they're together.
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Chloe and Rory via aninitial
Alright where was I? Yeah, so this new achieved freedom released many from the need to get a degree in order to be taken seriously, and everyone suddenly got the right to have a try.
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Charlie Westerberg, Marcel Castenmiller and Matvey Lykov pose for Matthew Hitt, via yvymag
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Marcel Castenmiller by Jonas Kesseler, see the whole editorial here
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Matthew and Jonas. Both these were taken without official fashion intent by fellow Marcel Castenmiller, Tokyo's one via positive-magazine.
Now guess who couldn't help but answer to this quest for original self-taught creative talents? James Franco was already in the front row, taking pictures of Agyness as no less than James Dean for US Elle.

7.04.2011

Spring 2012 Menswear Report.

I couldn't be more fond of my 2012 fellows, as they seem to have found the path of righteousness. Well, not all of them. Well, certainly not Watanabe. But we're improving, and you'll see me falling before losing trust in my men. After the Big Bad Disappointment of Womenswear Fall 2011 that left all our women to dig out furs and capes from Fall 2010,
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(no really, but if you have to, let these be Maison Martin Margiela and Rick Owens, the perfect union of mourning and belligerence)

After that I say, it's just great to get a bit of fresh air even if the time to enjoy it is limited. We're still fighting my friends, don't let amazingly beautiful looks lower your guard.
There was nothing wrong in Kris Van Assche's work this time, nothing at all. And you know I don't get to say that very often. Brilliant, just perfect. He's getting a campaign medal right there right now, and he would get epaulettes too if his oh-so-flawlessly cut high-buttoned blazer had sleeves.
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Dior Homme and Kris Van Assche ss 12, and I could go on with these forever. Haters of the Monochrome could just get scared.
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Now, I know we still have fringes among us that haven't completely got through the Skirt Perplexities; but in these times of need my men we won't be squeamish, and none here will ever discard a great look due to its progressive beliefs. A great collection is a great collection whatsoever.
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Yohji Yamamoto ss 12.
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Rick Owens ss 12. The monk look is just prodigious, but I knew that long ago.
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Valorous others:
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Comme des Garcons ss 12.
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Dries Van Noten ss 12. I really think he should do just menswear.
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Jil Sander ss 12.
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Damir Doma ss 12. And yes I fancy men's shorts apparently.
Although it would be pleasant for me to finish this with glory, some of you may argue that I never reported anything about the Big Defeat of Womenswear for Fall 2011; and none will ever be allowed to say I run away for my duties, as heartbroken as I can be. It would be unfair not to acknowledge that we have had few good warriors that managed to defend themselves with pride and honor despite our embarrassing numerical inferiority, and here they need to be remembered.
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blessed Rick Owens, Christopher Kane, Junya Watanabe (oh I loved the broad shoulders), fw 2011. All pictures via vogue.it and style.com
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