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.
Sopopular crafts its seasonal menswear collections as timeless wardrobe essentials, always homegrown in their Berlin atelier. The garments are sensibly constructed to allow for elegant movement and interaction. Masculine, composed and with a touch of majestic urban elements, the silhouette merges strong defined shapes with sharp tailoring. Architectural sharp lines are morphed purposely with intelligent details and functional utility solutions.
For SS16 the brand chose an almost monochrome look with a lot of cut-outs (not shown in the pictures below) and a color shade that is just perfect: black, white and green. And the looks were perfectly matched with the right shade of Palladium boots.
It’s time for another fashion week and this time it’s MBFWB (Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin). After a couple of crazy days with a lot of partying, running from show to show, sweating my ass off and meeting great new people, it’s time to give you a résumé of what happened. And I have to admit that everything went perfectly this time and I feel like I have finally managed to select to see the relevant things for myself. So the motto for the first day was: Sun’s out, gun’s out (Shirt by Ivory Jar).
When I applied for the ODEUR FW15 show I knew that this one is going to be good. It was my instant feedback system saying Swedish designers can’t do no wrong. And I know I shouldn’t be stereotyping, especially when it comes to fashion, but…hey…fuck it. My instinct was super right.
ODEUR was founded in Stockholm in 2006 as a brand experiment, using a specific white, light and clean scent instead of a visual logotype to label the graphic and dramatic, yet playful garments. The first collection included a few t-shirt styles that where distributed amongst a few initial clients in Sweden and Japan.
Today ODEUR is designed by Petter Hollström and Gorjan Lauseger and has spread to over 20 countries, selling jeans, outerwear, accessories and fashion clothing. Amongst others the collections are represented at Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong, Temporary Showroom in Berlin and Oki-Ni in London. And for this season made it’s way to Berlin Fashion Week: