Sunday, 29 December 2013

Vendor Luis Venegas

If you are in constant search of inspiration like me, then you better check out what Luis Venegas has up his sleeve! The master of three well edited independent magazines, which deals with all topics that a magazine should contain.  His aesthetics has a somewhat autodidact approach that makes them spontaneous and fresh. I even adore how Venegas dwell on the past and predict the future. You will find the Grand Masters and the fresh creatives here!
Make sure to wait at the door of Smoke Shop in on Lafayette and Spring street, or other carefully selected distributors, the day his magazines hits the store floor as they are limited edition and hard to get!


Scroll thorugh this magazine to find a Luis Venegas still life - My favorite 137 things
A humble interview with the creative trefoil Jack Pierson, Ryan McGinley and David Armstrong
A painterly capture by Jordi Labanda of rare painter Alex Katz
A desirable display of Irving Penn books
A polaroid from the infamous Helmut Lang campaigns from the early 90`s featuring the androgyneous model Stella Tennant, juxtaposed with the physiognomy of a classic Greek sculpture. Beautifully captured by Wolfgang Tillmans.

A dreamy capture by Tim Walker.

                                               CANDY MAGAZINE

From the pages of Candy Magazine you may find a display of breathtaking illustrations by fashions very own favorite artist Julie Verhoeven.

Beautiful series of Christian Lacroix Haute Couture worn by boys as captured here by Karim Sadli.
Men posing like women, here in the shape of the designer duo Viktor and Rolf.
A celebration of gender, gay and everything queer, like this suggestive piece on Quentin Crisp perpetuated by Herb Ritts.
The androgyny of actress captured by Herb Rittz Hilary Swank in the aftermath of her Oscar winning role in Boy`S don`t Cry.


Vulnerable yet optimistic interviews on male models in the starting pit of their careers.
Iamges of carefree youth.
Genuine, ugly-pretty fashion spreads.
New Face posing in Hammerthor by Comme des Garcon briefs.

Saturday, 14 December 2013


                                                      "A  change is gonna come, oh yes it will....."    

                                                                               PRADA SS14

Miuccia Prada is an excellent designer and such a great stylist. The complex range of colours she manages to blend into her palette is masterly. The careless and contemporary mix of colour justifies the consistent use of the 40`s silhouette. Make sure to buy a double breasted jacket or a shiny satin bomber, hawaiian patterned shirts and lush knitted piques, always in a combination with loose fitted formal pants and striped belts to achieve the look. You should even missmatch your suitcase! 

                                                                                        VINTI ANDREWS SS2014
I recently discovered the designs of playful Vinti Andrews through brillian magazine Fucking Young! - I was first intrigued by the traditional short sleeve shirt in a beautiful tapestry pattern that looks like flower applications on mesh ground. I also love his play with proportion in silhouettes evoking the image of a hip hopper or baseball player. I give his über slouchy pants a warm welcome in a time where skinny pants never seems to retire! I am looking forward to order his garments from my favorite colour orange, his blurry camo pattern or his naïve granite sprinkled knits when the garments hits his web store. Check it out.

                                                             Norbert Mathieu photographed by Ossi Piispanen

                                                                                                          DRIES VAN NOTEN SS2014

I am always amazed by Dries van Notens collections, full of surprises yet with that unmistakable touch that makes him easily recognisable. I love how his men`s and women`s collections crosses boundaries and seems mutually inspired and how they complement eachother. I see traces of decorated porcelain, ancient cheongsam patterns and the ever present refferals to uniform dressing - be it for use on the battle- or the football-field. And above all that he is the most brilliant colourist of all time and I hail him for including all colours to his scheme.


And finally the impeccably inked models from the Haider Ackermann show. Looking slightly unnaproachable in their variations of the tuxedo with a shawl collar, complete with satin stola and pointy lacquered shoes. The scale of colours is rich in a sober manner. Ackermann confirms with his collection that the shiny surfaces will become a wardrobe staple of the season.