Mon dieu. Winter decided to not show up this year and global warming is scaring the shit out of me. Like are you fucking serious?! Especially when you can’t wear winter gear like e.g. Andrew Coimbra.
Andrew Coimbra, currently living in Toronto, Canada, began his career in Fashion Design by studying Material Art & Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design University before moving onto The School of Fashion Studies at George Brown College. Experience working with prominent Canadian designers Pink Tartan and Philip Sparks proved to be a solid base for his enriching internship with internationally renowned label Proenza Schouler, in New York City.
Andrew defines his aesthetic as cool, refined ease. Strengthened by inspiration drawn from contemporary art and youth culture, combined with an emphasis on tailoring and a focus on fine fabrics, his work offers a new approach to the world of menswear.
For the Fall2015 collection – titled “sorry, not sorry: a Canadian dilemma” – Andrew wanted to explore the subtleties of the Canadian social and physical landscape, using aerial perspectives of icebergs, extreme cold weather mapping patterns, and our notorious use of the word “sorry” as major sources of influence. The playful prints are contrasted with slick fabric choices, and an almost military-meets-thug aesthetic, ushering in a fresh, new attitude; a Canadian confidence. Check FW 15 here:
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….
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”. Soullandwas 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:
Another year, another fashion week. And what’s a better way to start this year off than with London Collections: Men? Exactly! And to be more precise: with Alex Mullins(one of my all time favorites). This British menswear designer was covered by us several times and I am so happy I had the chance to see his AW15 collection this afternoon .
Alex Mullins was educated at Central Saint Martins, where he was runner up in the L’Oreal Professional Young Designer of the Year Award. He then went on to complete the MA (Menswear) at the Royal College of Art.While at the RCA he was awarded a full scholarship with Kopenhagen Fur, and was nominated for the Dazed and Confused/Casio G-Shock ‘Spirit of Toughness’ award. After working for Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg, Jeremy Scott, Kanye West and Dirk Bikkembergs, Mullins set up his brand in spring 2013.
For his collection the designer is taking us back to the 70s, bringing some elements of that century just to put it right back into 2k15 again. This collection just makes me wanna skip winter, spring and summer! And I swear I wish this location was my living room:
I would never expect these three words put together to make so much sense, but Korean designer CY CHOImakes it happen. And that’s what this brands stands for: differentiation of the objects from the exclusive line and shifting boundaries into a new direction. Launching this brand for menswear in Paris back in 2009, CY CHOI melts his values that agonizes the possibility of transformation between art and design and seeks after visualizing the invisibleness with his own mimesis from the past.With his FW14 collection “Figure” Cy stays true to his signature black and white style and at the same time is taking it to another level of greatness.
Uhhh, I want this: Pictures via Cy Choi
I was mesmerized by Chapter 1, but Chapter 2 is just as dope.
For the cold season MISBHV goes back to where they re from in an effort to bridge the gap between the grainy Eastern Block nostalgia and the energy of New Europe. Instead of shooting a studio lookbook the brand is taking it to the streets of cities they love – Paris, Warsaw and New York! And offering shearling coats, wool coats, biker jackets, all 3M reflective jackets alongside suede and neoprene pieces, this collection is in my opinion one of the best ones yet.
And I am ready for a Chapter 3: New York! Pictures via MISBHV Models: Emilia Nawarecka (Division), Anatol Modzelewski (Panda)- Photography: Gosia Turczynska – Hair & Make Up: Kentaro Kondo