Design Catwalk
Ben Rice . When you come out of the sandstorm you won’t be the same person who walked in
Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the k...

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Inbar Levi’s Skaters at Pitti Uomo
Inbar Levi is a talented israeli designer, graduated in London at CSM, and arrived at Pitti Uomo after work experiences at Margiela and Wendy&jim in Vienna. She states designing for an open minded and self-aware man, a man who knows what he wants and how to get it (from this interview on Gosee.de). This concept might be interpreted from my side, not as suitable for a traditional man, but for a guy who gets through nowadays life and society difficulties in a simple and understated mood, reaching out to results from the underground....

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Yushan Li . If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that.
Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. ...

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Boris Bidjan Saberi’s 11bbs: Invisible through Snow Bleach
While showing his latest red aw/15-16 collection (in this video) he also launched a new line, 11bybbs, which keeps the major characters of Saberi's designs but gives more space to street and skate culture, which he quotes as one of its main influences. "Snow Bleach" features mountain soldiers in white camouflage imitating snow in all its appearances (fresh, melted, dirty, icy...)....

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Moto Guo’s Battle in Fashion sees a Geeky Winner
His story and inspiration is contemporary, an insight and rebirth of a generation that sees its body through fashion and its image in social media and confronts itself on those platforms that allow a hidden yet direct confrontation on very personal themes....

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Black and White Geometry=Coding Clothes with James Pilcher
James Pilcher is a black sheep from NJAL and black and white is his collection. Self defined as a QR-code he makes me think of Gareth Pugh. His Graduate MA Collection. A/W 14. C*NT is super "tumblry" you could say; inspired by iconic "pop-culture characters" such as Leigh Bowery and Michael Alig the collection boasts a futuristic aesthetic. Bold sharp lines of PVC, Leather and Denim in a monochrome palette allows for a sophisticated edge to creative…...

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Baja East and the Loose Lux Lesson
Baja East was founded by John Targon and Scott Studenberg, two former sales workers for ultra luxe brands like Lanvin, Céline, Burberry. If the first rule is "Know your customer" the two certainly started with a perfect background. ...

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Public School in NYC.
Public School was in everybody's mouth last season at NY Fashion week. After the big step out, it might be even harder to get press confirmation for a second collection, but most press feedbacks gave them as winning. "It's about finding order out of chaos," said designer Dao-Yi Chow backstage after the show. "It's a reflection of the way life is: You need to make sense of the chaos to find the truth that matters to you." I actually see it as a good, clean and calm connection of current trends, a fashionable normcore and unisexness still divided into men's and womenswear. B&w, graphism, sharp cuts, feminine essential shapes: it works because it's kind of conservative, but if you are trying to establish and c...

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Andrea Pompilio . If empty spaces were not really empty
Living on the road is a prerequisite for a casual look rich in details and references to some music and fashion current, Punk addicted found their muse in the latest Andrea Pompilio‘s catwalk, maintaining a more respectably tone than the one they are used to see. Have you ever heard that empty spaces are not […]...

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The future of Italian menswear has a name . Andrea cammarosano
Most of the problems I think are connected to the fact that what's really missing in Italy is a political force that is ready to really support and devotedly believe in new fashion talents. It's somehow betraying that field that is still saving Italy from an economical collapse, since that the fashion firms bring at the "pizza and mandolino" country a significant contribution for its survival and that are postponing its finance default from the tragic death of the "all that glitter" empire....

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Sruli Recht Creates Visionary Shells for A Man I’d like to Meet
Concentrated is Sruli Recht Studio's latest collection. All his website says is that he is in Reykjavík and Almost all photography on this website, unless otherwise noted, is by Marinó Thorlacius. His work is for sure highly precious, metrical-materical conceptual. An incredible sense of balance between nature and artificial design, discovering and creating make his work awesome. His lookbook images share sentences and quotes as the titles they carry. Carapace, for example or the shoe To be placed on at birth and again at death, for in dimension 5, they are the parenthesis of this twisted mass, I....

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Benedicto Lopez meets Liebre and Barco
Digital printing and skateboarding, the hipster family is getting larger. Following a clothes and accessories project signed by the designer Benedicto Lopez for the young brands Liebre and Braco, presented during the past editions of the Milan design week....

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WONG YUNG the Prince of origami
WONG YUNG is a young student from Hong Kong who gave life to magnificent pieces of garments by mixing architectural contaminations with fabrics and geometric intersections....

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Rombaut: avantgarde ecofriendly footwear
I knew it was a matter of time before someone did it. Something eco-friendly, but extremely edgy, cool, desirable, fashionable. A new eco-friendly awareness is arising: call it a fashion, or something deeper, but it's certainly something not to be underestimated. Yet, "eco-friendly" is a concept too often associated to a generic hippy-unfashionable feel, which make people think about ethical products whitout an aesthetic sense. Rombaut is an "all-natural avantgarde footwear concept designed for a more balanced future" by the 26 year old Belgian designer Mats Rombaut who is based in Paris, France. After accumulating over five years experience in accessory development and production in Paris with prestigious desi...

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Ichiro Suzuki . Wearing a suit or maybe two
A lot of people, even designers, think that being a womanswear designer is a lot harder than being a menswear designer, simply because of the variety of elements, volumes, shapes that compose a woman’s wardrobe. To me, it is a very simple-minded statement. Trying to do something innovative yet wearable in the field of menswear is so difficult exactly because, not thinking about the typical designers’ experimental exercises of pure concept, men have a limited amount of garments and shapes in their closet: trousers, jackets, sweaters and a few more....

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Alex Mullins . British eclecticism
One among these impressive talents is Alex Mullins, a British fashion designer who studied at Central Saint Martins and a MA (Menswear) at the Royal College of Art. He was runner up in the L’Oreal Professional Young Designer of the Year Award and he was awarded a full scholarship with Kopenhagen Fur, and was nominated for the Dazed and Confused/Casio G-Shock ‘Spirit of Toughness’ award....

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David Hockney’s pool series meet Lucio Vanotti talent
A collection perfect for a feature published on the first issues of WALLPAPER Magazine, do you remember the first editions art directed by Tyler Brûlé? (Now editor in chief of Monocle)… I’m talking bout the magnificent editions that I used to collect because I loved the amazing choice of fashion and design selection. Lucio Vanotti […]...

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Studio Pretzel at WHITE fashion show . It’s time to wear your city
Shoot the skyline of your city or a sunset, shoot a bush if it may become a texture, shoot whatever you like… in the last years is more and more probable to get the view of our cities on people bodies instead that in an art gallery. Landscapes are the favorite subjects of Studio Pretzel […]...

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Juun J . The bomber jacket from the ’80 to Paris catwalks
The latest catwalks transformed the idea of fashion for men, the collections were closer to women runways levels if compared to the previous years, high experimentation and melting styles became a constant direction to follow for designers. Juun J, in his latest show, loses no opportunity to distort volumes and to create new fashion languages, it seems that the bomber jacket landed directly from the '80, reminding famous Hollywood military aviators who became somehow the main theme of his fall-winter 2013-2014 collection. Tailoring of the finest combine volumes and alternate wool, leather and denim in the choice of the fabrics. Any interpretation is stylish and contemporary in the hands of the designer who show...

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Etudes Studio: when creativity is in all fields
I find it so inspiring when creatives of different fields join together to create something new and full of references, like in the case of COAL project we recently talked about. This is the case also of Etudes Studio, formed in 2012 by Jérémie Egry and Aurélien Arbet: based in New York and Paris the studio creates and produces clothing lines, art books and offers creative direction services. I was amazed by their second menswear collection, SS13. Here is what they say about: Unknown islands, life through super blue-tinted lenses, and sunburns. The Canadian artist Robin Cameron and Etudes reflected together on the idea of color and pattern, which resulted in an improvised oil pastel print. This canvas plays ...

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Kay Kwok illuminated fashion
ometimes it happens that you look at a collection and you think that you totally got the message of the designer and understood his inspiration at a glance. Then you read the press release and realize you didn't understand pretty anything of it. It's like when you look at a famous painting and think "uh, it makes me so happy, I'm sure that the artist wanted to express joy and peace" - and then you read it was the last painting before his suicide and it was meant to express pain and despair. ...

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