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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SHOOP AW15

SHOOP was founded in 2011. Street culture and music are the inspirations for the patterns, prints, graphics and fabrics. Itʼ s sportswear with an urban and sophisticated edge. Ghetto chic at its best! Sweatshirts, shirts and tracksuits are the basic pieces of the collection, grouped by different themes or patterns. Unisex clothing, simple patterns, easily adaptable to all bodies, fabrics that can be worn by men and women.

SHOOP is linked to music and collaborates with DJs such as Hoodboi, Donky Pitch, Falcons, Joseph Marinetti, RLP, Yukibeb, Broken Haze,Ta-ku, Jay Scarlett, Yyioy, Lucid, Slick Shoota, Egyptian Maraccas creating podcasts and spreading SHOOPʼs concept. The R&B singer and rapper, Drake has performed several times with SHOOPʼ s items which were custom made specially for him.

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Raun LaRose

The internet is the place to be. Has been for years now, still is and probably will be forever and ever. And I am kinda sad to say this, but everything happens on the internet first, before it’s in Vogue or in the streets. Why? Because the internet is the shit.  And Raun LaRose already knows, that’s probably why his SS15 collection is named “Because of the internet”.

He explains: “The internet allows us to indulge every aspect of our personality. We are constantly exposed to new ideas, conversations and people. It allows us to create identites and indulge in both ends of the spectrum all at once. Attuned to what is good about it, what is bad, simply how IT IS. We ARE in this moment.”
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He continues: “A sense of isolation is channeled into the deconstruction of unfamiliar cuts and shapes, while unity channeled more familiar colors and silhouettes. The freedom and warmth of constant communication translated into more relaxed silhouettes. Experimenting with denim and canvas screen-printing for the first time represented my thought on consumption.”  And I absolutely adore this collection.
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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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Franziska Michael SS16

It was hot! Like mad hot. And I am not talking about the weather, but about FRANZISKA MICHAEL‘s SS16 collection during MBFWB.

In 2009 FRANZISKA MICHAEL founded her eponymous label which transcended boundaries only by its designation, and demonstrated the independent appearance of the brand. Far from the standard which can be found in today’s fashion world, she defines her style through strong contrasts, courage for innovation and incisive prints. Spontaneously refreshing and juggling with extremes – FRANZISKA’s inspiration and fascination arose from the heart of the 90’s era. FRANZISKA MICHAEL’s looks are characterised and inspired from oversized cuts and a strong consistent unisex character.

And Berlin Fashion Week just does not make any sense without FRANZISKA MICHAEL’s input. So I probably would have not even gone to Berlin if I didn’t get any invite.
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