CPxArt

When street meets art and turns it into dope ass fashion, than I can point, scream and shout: That’s my kind of shit!

CPxArt is a young French fashion brand by German designers, who are focusing to put art and fashion together and let the creativity rule over every single piece.  Influenced by Paris streetwear vibes, the label created their motto “God is Art” and “Art is Life” and put their creativity in bomber jackets as significant pieces for their very first collection. And since this is not enough: every product is hand-painted and produced in Europe.

That’s my kind of shit!
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Pictures via CPxArt

Andrew Coimbra AW15

Mon dieu. Winter decided to not show up this year and global warming is scaring the shit out of me. Like are you fucking serious?! Especially when you can’t wear winter gear like e.g. Andrew Coimbra.

Andrew Coimbra, currently living in Toronto, Canada, began his career in Fashion Design by studying Material Art & Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design University before moving onto The School of Fashion Studies at George Brown College. Experience working with prominent Canadian designers Pink Tartan and Philip Sparks proved to be a solid base for his enriching internship with internationally renowned label Proenza Schouler, in New York City.

Andrew defines his aesthetic as cool, refined ease. Strengthened by inspiration drawn from contemporary art and youth culture, combined with an emphasis on tailoring and a focus on fine fabrics, his work offers a new approach to the world of menswear.
For the Fall 2015 collection – titled “sorry, not sorry: a Canadian dilemma” – Andrew wanted to explore the subtleties of the Canadian social and physical landscape, using aerial perspectives of icebergs, extreme cold weather mapping patterns, and our notorious use of the word “sorry” as major sources of influence. The playful prints are contrasted with slick fabric choices, and an almost military-meets-thug aesthetic, ushering in a fresh, new attitude; a Canadian confidence. Check FW 15 here:
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Pictures via Andrew Coimbra
Photography: Patrick Lacsina – Styling: Nadia Pizziment- Grooming: Lauren Fisher – Model: William (Elite)

SoshiOtsuki AW15

Being sick sucks. Not being able to focus on blogging sucks even more. So I will just leave this post with the words of Japanese designer SoshiOtsuki and crawl back into my bed (and probably stay there until spring). So for his AW15 collection he says: “Start my work is the fact that my father was the sight that carved wooden weapons. I knew that my father is a ninja.”  And these fashion pieces actually are reminding me of a modern day ninja, who can actually compete for any best streetstyle outfit at the same time. So arigato for this:
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Pictures via SoshiOtsuki

Julian Zigerli SS16

Julian Zigerli presented his Spring/Summer 2016 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, overtaking a public park to stage a guerrilla fashion show. All the guests were informed about the secret location via text message earlier the day. And the idea of a secret fashion show is the dopest thing ever. And thank God the spot was next to my hotel…

Inspired by a recent trip to Japan, Julian Zigerli‘s spring-summer 2016 collection “White Rabbit” plays with the strong contrasts that can be found in the Japanese culture, naturally flirting with the cute and lovely as much as with the dark and twisted.
For this collection, the prints are the result of an encounter made in Tokyo with Seitaro Ito, the illustrator behind ‘Foxy Illustrations’ – famous for his hand drawn vintage looking characters, including some cheeky and rather sarcastic bunnies, teddy bears and pin-ups.
Julian Zigerli has built upon these cute drawings to develop an aesthetic focused on the handmade feel of illustration, playing with the proportions of the cartoon characters, fake shadow effects, ink stains and wooden finishing. A visual language applied on shades of light blues, greys and darker tones to bring a slightly dramatic dimension to the collection – setting the scenery in one of those haunted Japanese forests, whilst chasing this kawaii white rabbit! Good stuff y’all.
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WiFi, Free WiFi

The moment when you move to a country and have no SIM card and are thankful for every free WiFi. And the second moment when the waiter is coming to your table for the fourth time to take your order and you still haven’t decided because your are still checking your mails. I am thankful for free WiFi!

However I love this place called Arepa and Co ( a Venezuelan restaurant in London) in Haggerston! It’s a top secret location so tell your friends, but don’t tell your friends, you know what I mean?
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Books Books Books

Spending my nights with these books:

1. Malcom X – Autobiography of Malcolm X
2. Jean-Paul Sartre – Being and Nothingness
3. Plato – The Republic 

In case you have read one of the books mentioned, then please let me know what you think about it in the comments below.

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