Synthetik, I am watching you

Ok, so I have been away cuz I really wasn’t feeling that good. But that doesn’t mean that I am not watching my followers. I. see. you. and. I. watch. you. And I mean a couple of people, brand and labels but this time it’s all about SYNTHETIK. Although this brand has a dark touch to it, the collections are always shining bright. SYNTHETIK is basically a label for any boy or girl having any age, at any time and at any place. So clothes for any given moment in life, well, maybe a more melancholic moment in life. But everybody needs some black clothes every now and then. However, I am still watching this brand and expect you guys to post some more on your Facebook page. Thx. Bye. synthetik synthetik synthetik 10922635_1594994764063587_4130839903162818201_n 10926382_1594994664063597_6685519524762595973_n
Pictures via SYNTHETIK
Ph: Magalí Costa – MuA: Fiamma Ruffo Make Up – St: Rod – Assist: Mauro Fernandez  – She: Arami Fasola – He: Nicolas Grinovero

Ximon Lee x H&M

Hello, it’s me.
I am back. And I bet you thought you’d seen the last of me (haaa kidding). But after my New York trip I had to chill for a bit and figure shit out. And what’s a better way for a “comeback” then bringing some news straight out of Parsons: Ximon Lee x H&M!

24-year-old Parsons graduate Ximon Lee  picked up the H&M Design Award earlier this year. And he finally had  the opportunity to develop his collection and sell it at select H&M stores this fall (available since 22nd october). I remember when I frist saw his collection all over Tumblr and I was trying so hard to find information about Ximon Lee and I couldn’t find any. And one year later finding his fashion pieces all over the internet.
However, Ximon created stuff for both mens- and womenswear, where he is concentrating on structure, fabric and volume for oversized silhouettes that capture the best qualities of denim.  Take a look:
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Pictures via H&M

Eckhaus Latta AW15

Returning to my home away from home soon. And with home I mean New York City. The city I used to live in and will never be forget. That’s why I had to bring some New York flavor to this blog.

ECKHAUS LATTA is a New York based fashion label designed and executed by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta. The two met while attending the Rhode Island School of Design, where they studied Sculpture and Textile Design, respectively. After graduating (BFA 2010), they designed and worked with many labels, artists and institutions including Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Matthew Barney, Opening Ceremony, The Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and threeASFOUR. Together in 2011, Mike and Zoe founded ECKHAUS LATTA.

The Designers release collections semi-annually during NYFW. In addition to their shows and presentations, Eckhaus Latta produces videos with the director Alexa Karolinski to further contextualize their collections. The brand has also participated in various artists collaborations including: designing uniforms for Dora Budor’s piece at the 55th Venice Biennale, an edition of Deodorant with the trend-forecasting agency K-HOLE supported by Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Gallery in Berlin, a collection for Bjarne Melgaard’s show at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and outfits for Xavier Cha’s Fruit Machine at the New Museum. This past summer their work was included in the Museum of Art and Design’s NYC Makers Biennial and they will be premiering their SS15 collection video at MOCA in January.
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Leutton Postle

Luxury knitwear label Leutton Postle is comprised of long‐time friends and collaborators Sam Leutton and Jenny Postle. The pair met at Central Saint Martins in 2005 on their BA.

On completion of her studies, Stockport native Sam worked in knitwear innovation in Shanghai before returning to London to work as an independent designer. Jenny was raised in the Wolverhampton before moving to London to study at Central Saint Martins. Her MA collection was bought by leading boutique Browns Focus and has garnered universal praise from the international fashion press. This prompted her to join forces with Sam to form Leutton Postle in 2011.

Leutton Postle draws on a range of influences to create wearable, craft-led collections that are unlimited by trends. Their design approach freely embraces colour, unusual surface texture and rich pattern to create beautifully offbeat knits for women. Leutton Postle represents a labour of love and a shared creative vision that can be seen in the extraordinary attention to detail in each garment.
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Pictures via Leutton Postle

IZAIZA

I seriously think that there is nothing more beautiful then putting his own illustration, his own handwriting on somebody’s art. May sound crazy, but here is what I mean: like for example when an illustrator is changing a fashion editorial and gives it his/her own personal touch. And real talk, from what I have seen in the fashion industry, it’s taking it to a whole nother level most of the time.

This is what happend for a fashion editorial by Wunderkind with a little magic of illustrator IZAIZA. Don’t get me wrong the campaign itself is absolutely amazing, but with IZAIZA’s art it just got a little more umpf, if you know what I mean?!

IZAIZA lives and works as an artist in Hamburg/Germany. She has been working as a freelancer art director/ graphic designer since 2005 for a variety of agencies, corporate clients and music labels like whatpeopleplay and wordandsound. An illustration is a visualization or a depiction of a subject made by an artist, such as a drawing, sketch, painting, photograph, or other kind of image of things seen, remembered or imagined, using a graphical representation. And she knows what she’s doing. Check this shit out:

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Pictures via IZAIZA
Photography: Diana Diederich
Stylist: Phuong Lam
Hair & make-up: Marco Hülsebus
Illustration: IZAIZA
Model: Valerie Charlotte

Mario Vijackic AW15

My stalking skills reached another level when I found out about Mario Vijackic AW15 on Instagram. Wait… let me put this straight: Actually I didn’t stalk anyone, but the campaign pictures showed up on pictures that people you follow liked. So I am dedicating this post to Instagram, because otherwise this post would never happen.

However let’s talk about the important stuff: Inspired by minimal paintings, especially by Jan Schoonhoven, the young Croatian Fashion Designer Mario Vijackic presents his news AW15 collection. His acromatic, textured paintings, sterile with hard edge cuts were mostly made with the multiplication of one basic element. In addition to the minimalist Schoonhoven, the designer explored the Icelandic ice caves and phenomenon of global warming.
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Sculptural approach in design, over-sized silouette, high-tech fabrics, mash and other polymers combined with wool and cotton knitwear, interesting new garment construction solutions, the mixture of roughly shaped and and plastic forms with feminine cuts and cold, almost acromatic colours with a touch of a hidden sex-appeal are one of the main characteristics of a designers collection.
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Mario Vijackic takes us, on his own way, on a certain trip to the future; with an obvious futuristic impression designer created clothes for a person that is daring and open for the technological development of a human civilisation.

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With a touch of criticism designer shows off the problematic of global warming, with a touch of clinical and sterile aesthetics, interesting headpieces with vizors and the presentation of a collection, designer in a sophisticated way brings the collection as the coherent and compact piece. Unusual height of Maja Matkovic, sophisticated and calm impression of Jelena Matas were the perfect fit in a designers vision of a contemporary woman.mari-vijackic-predstavio-novu-kampanju-88750-1024x683-201411110946
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Photographer & Retoucher: Srecko Rundic, Designer: Mario Vijackic, Models: Maja Matkovic @ Midikenn Models Management & Jelena Matas @ Talia Models, Makeup: Petra Sever, Hair: Nada Orsag, Assistants: Adam Llewellin & Marta Eva Jurin