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.
BYUNGMUN SEO is a visually provocative menswear ready-to-wear line, which makes me ready to wear some of the pieces from SS15.
It displays an unconventional construction of garment that often plays with creative pattern cutting and pushes the boundaries of traditional fashion and silhouette.The philosophy of this label is that fashion needs to be functional first of all,but also conceive a style that reflects the mood and state of mind: poetic,sensitive and melancholic. The inspiration exudes a sense of discreet chic, the essence of timeless style, drawn on a monochromatic, poetic expression through experimental pattern cutting. The limit of colour on this brand (Palette of black, grey and touches of pure whites)allows to mix all pieces with each other and to create fresh,personalized looks.It also can accentuate the contrast of high textured fabric showing diversity and harmony.The intelligent combination of high end fabric with a variety of other materials gives the brand a luxurious and exclusive look and feel introduces the chic yet, contrasting fabrics is draped and layered to create very distinctive and sombre clothes to clad a twenty-first century gentleman. The Byungmun Seo SS15 collection takes cues from the street while still highlighting serious tailoring (and a knack for unconventional draping). The silhouettes range from hyper-gathered to sleek and planar. Seo incorporates a mix of symmetrical and asymmetrical silhouettes, and pays respect to pounding summer heat by featuring cropped trousers, jackets, and sweaters. In true Byungmun Seo fashion, the creative pattern-cutting is the absolute star of the collection. Outerwear looks as if it was carved from wood as its structures curve, tuck, peek out, or even disalign with one another. Each edge in its pattern-cutting is the new beginning of the collection’s inspirational rebels. Then, drop-crotch cropped pants and long, loose shorts proudly assert drapes scoping from the planar and angular to über-complex gathering, and almost feminine, wafting numbers. From casual, urban-inspired styles to much more formal attire (and even a jumpsuit), this collection’s considered it all.
No matter if you show your collection during New York Fashion Week or London Fashion Week: if it’s the shit, it’s gonna stay the shit! And it’s gonna be the shit forever till another fashion trend do us part. Just like Astrid Andersen proved.
Astrid Andersen is a London based brand that creates premium casualwear with a sports inspired esthetic that leads a new generation in menswear. The collections offer comfort as the ultimate styling and quality as an uncompromised signature of its style. Astrid Andersen is Danish born and trained at The Royal College of Art in London. She consults for brands such as Nike and Kopenhagen Fur, determined to fuse the worlds of luxury and sports.
Yeezy Season 1.
Do I have to say more? Kanye West and Adidas unveiled their first collaboration in New York City and showcased the Yeezy Collection. Named Yeezy Season 1 the collection features a series of apparel and the new footwear including the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost and the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost. And in my opinion here is why the hype is so real (I can feel it all the way to Europe):
1. The collection is timeless and at the same time it’s zeitgeisty.
2. The presentation. Simple, clean, urban and putting the collection in the spotlight. And it’s so smart to portray nakedness so that the focus is on the clothing. The idea is genius!
3. The models. The mixture of not experienced and experienced models like Ian Connor, Kylie Jenner, Amina Blue, Dudley O’Shaughnessy or Jackson Hale and the variety of looks is making the collection very approachable. The models are reflecting society and showing different shapes, heights, colors and faces.
4. Not so relevant, but still relevant for the press: the front row. When Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kim, Anna Wintour and Puffy (the 90s are back) are sitting in the front row then you already know what’s up.
5. Just take a look:
And last but not least:
6. This day is going down in history as the day when Nike fucked up. Nike, you fucked up! BIG TIMES!
I am just praying that the fashion pieces are not too expensive. But this collection needs to be supported. #TeamAdidas
Kilian Kerner, a German fashion designer who established his label as one of the “big ones” in the German fashion scene with a specific look which can range from glamorous to progressive urban. While everybody’s FW15 collection was super winter-ish (which of course makes sense), with darker colors and a lot of black, Mr. Kilian Kerner put black in the background and left a quite colorful impression. Print mixes and bright colors were paired with a very urban look.
The collection was cool, but what overshadowed the event was the organization. I might risk not getting any invites anymore for any Kilian Kerner show, but seriously get your shit together. Stop giving front row seats away just because you don’t have time and can’t cope to check everybodys name on the list. Respect the hierarchy. Actually my problem was just: don’t fuck with my seating. And it’s sad that I have to put this up and sound like an ungrateful motherfucker when the the collection was really fun and I enjoyed being there. But such is life….
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: