The Shit I’m Wearing: Hood Look (ootd)

That’s a good look, better yet a hood look.  Here is another ootd! That was actually what I was wearing on the last day of Fashion Week Berlin. I seriously was too tired to “dress up”, which I actually never do. So I was like fuck it and let me chill with my basic ass clothes. And you can tell I was partying a lot:
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Wanna shop the look? See right here:
Sweater: Asos, but it’s very thin so I recommend this one right here.
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Adidas
Scarf: From a friend, but similar here.
Underwear: Just kidding (but Calvin Klein)
Jacket: Vintage Urban Outfitters

Morocco with Daily Paper

Amsterdam based label Daily Paper released the images of the first part of their Spring/Summer 2015. For the look book the label travelled to Morocco, the country that served as the main inspiration for their collection. And you can clearly see Morocco’s color palettes and fabrics in their fashion. And this shit turned out to be dope af. I must admit that I have a secret fetish when it comes to look books. Like a lot of them pictures are so good that I want to pin them on my wall, just so I can look at it every day. For more than just one season.
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Founded in 2010, Daily Paper is an Amsterdam based menswear label. Inspired by the founder’s own African heritage and passion for contemporary fashion an alternative path has been found, turning Daily Paper into a well-respected creator of authentic ready-to-wear garments. The menswear label is known for being affected by different African cultures incorporating these influences into modern design with a unique rugged character.
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 Daily Paper’s focus lies in the design of men’s fashion apparel that considers authenticity, with an emphasis on tailoring and an eclectic use of materials. The products are made to compliment the consumer’s passion for individuality and personal style. Devoted to quality garments, fine detailing, culture and overall great designs, Daily Paper stays true to their unique brand aesthetic.
Morocco Morocco After travelling to Morocco for a photo-shoot in early 2014, the design team of Daily Paper got inspired by the culture, colors and fabrics of the Moroccan people. Upon their return they got back to the drawing board and created 2 collections for the SS15 collection. The first chapter is mainly focussed on the color palettes used by the Moroccan people and their use of fabrics, while the 2nd chapter shows influences from ancient and modern ‘Berber tribe’ elements. The collection is an ode to North African culture and is filled with well tailored staples such as: All over print T-shirts, nylon vests, classic bomber jackets, cotton rain coats, and all over embroidered jogger pants.
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The collection will be available for purchase  through Daily Paper’s online store and selected retailers.

Pictures via Daily Paper
Production: Daily Paper – Photography & direction: Sharon Jane D. – Styling: Sharon Geernaert – Models: Feliciano Jorghino, Joachim Badejoh

Mario Testino In Your Face

I seriously will never understand why museums and artists do not allow us to take pictures from their exhibitions, especially when it’s photography. Like isn’t art there for to share it? Or are you so so so eager to make money out of it? And I will transform into a undercover agent every single time, gonna take pictures until I got the point why taking pictures is not allowed. So during Berlin Fashion Week for the first time in Berlin, the Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin presents the work of the influential photographer Mario Testino at the Kulturforum.

The show Mario Testino In Your Face (20 January – 26 July 2015) presents the full range of his photographic work, in 125 images, placing particular emphasis on its provocative contrasts. If you don’t know how Mario Testino is by now, you definitely did something wrong with your life (just kidding). Check out Artsy’s Mario Testino page for more information about Testino. But the exhibition is dope as fuck (attention this post contains nudity!):
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Sadak FW15

MBFWB is run by the Balkan connection. And I absolutely like it. Plus SADAK had by far (by faaaaaar) the best runway collection for FW15 (in Berlin). And it could have not been more Ghetto Chanel:
sadakSadak’s designer Sasa Kovacevic is a Serbian-born fashion and stage/costume designer. He graduated in Fashion Design from Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin,Germany; he also studied Stage and Costume Design at the Academy of Art, Belgrade. In addition to designing for his own Fashion Label- SADAK, Sasa has also designed costumes and set design for several dance projects. And this shit better land in my wardrobe.
sadak sadak The clothing is innovative and unique, while still incorporating distinctive elements from a variety of preceding periods and ethnic cultures.The various inspirations for the collections are essentially what makes them so superior in character. It’s not only the collection as a whole that comes with a motive, it’s the individual works themselves.
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Always at the core of his universe (and as essential as the clothes themselves) are attitudes, moods and statements about individuality and independence. Equally important in SADAK’ s approach is the constant quest for innovation. The key elements stay the same: modern proportions, a constant research for fabrics and textures and above all the interplay of pure construction and new shapes with the body and psyche of the contemporary fashion and art.
sadak sadakSo a major HVALA for putting the right light on MBFWB!

Soulland: Exotic Erotic

I seriously asked myself: why am I always late with shit? I need to set my priorities right for 2k15 and post things in time and on time. But then again fashion can never be old news…

So during LCM Soulland was presenting their AW15 collection “Exotic Erotic”.
Soulland was founded in 2002 and is owned by designer Silas Adler and CEO Jacob Kampp Berliner. Its design principles and aesthetics have their origins in Scandinavian artisanship combined with a contemporary feel. Whilst always remembering its legacy, Soulland aims to push menswear forward in new directions.
Presenting two seasonal collections alongside two pre-collections every year, Soulland has received much acknowledgement from international press outlets such as The New York Times, Euroman, GQ, ID Magazine, Bangkok Post, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused and Selectism. Soulland designer Silas Adler was awarded Designer of the Year at DANSK Fashion Awards 2012. Open your eyes:
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Marco Battaglini

These paintings by Marco Battaglini are perhaps the best example of classical meeting modern that I know of:
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Battaglini invites us to think that in today’s global village, with the ‘democratization’ of culture, the evolution of knowledge, information immediacy, immersed in the heterogeneity, the Patchwork Culture forces us to confront with a need understanding beyond our geographical boundaries of time. Probably the uniqueness of the Italian artist Marco Battaglini is to conceptualize the possible coexistence of the ideals of classical beauty with the anti-aesthetic, the combination of the divine and refined with the vulgar, through a composition that can complement different realities in an eternal instant. His research of multidimensionality leads him to overlap different temporal, spatial and cultural realities, where everything seems to make sense… This is ultimately the Battaglini’s purpose: remove barriers that distort the perception of reality.
You can see more of the experly painted works below:
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Pictures via Saatchiart.com