Africa meets Baroque

Also this year the Madeinmedi, Mediterranean Design & Fashion Week, meets the creativity of international artists and of the fashion designer of Sood Generation. In fact, on the 7th and the 8th of June 2013, the Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Noto will turn into an exceptional catwalk that will host important names of the international fashion system and creative young fashion designers.

The Haas Brothers
For Versace Home

The LA-based artists and designers Nikolai and Simon Haas created a special furniture collection for Versace home.

Here the fabulous collection…

Saint Laurent
Music project 2013

‘Dynamic Duo’ V Magazine #82
Kate Moss & Rihanna by Mario Testino

Music star Rihanna and supermodel Kate Moss pose for Mario Testino on the latest cover of V Magazine.

Triangular Stories
by Henrike Naumann

1992. Both home videos have the same date. Both videos reveal intimate things from the life of three teenagers. While few of them can‘t wait to take Ecstasy for the first time at the Amnesia, the world of the others ends behind Jena‘s tower blocks.

The artist / director Henrike Naumann (born 1984) comes from Zwickau, where the Nationalsocialist Underground (NSU) lived in bourgeoise underground and spanned their neonazi extremist murderers. This video work is a very personal approach to dealing with the fascist tendencies in her old home are as well as with the hedonistic self-optimizing drive of her generation. The obsolete medium VHS (Video Home System) in its loss becomes a mirror for that generation.

The VHS-Installation can be seen at SHIFT / Tresor Berlin, Köpenicker Str. 70, at the following dates:

27.03. 19h Vernissage
28.03. 13h – 24h open
29.03. 13h – 20h open 23h Finissage Party


Dandy of the Grotesque
A time travel like never before

When we entered this atelier we couldn’t believe our eyes.

Right in front of us there was a perfect example of an early 1900s boudoir; the lights were low and the dark atmosphere made us feel like in a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story.

Tail suits, velvet bow ties and top hats were everywhere, on the walls and on the mannequins.

We were lucky enough to have a chat with the exquisite founder and designer, Itamar Zechoval.

Here below you can see what he says about his brand and some pictures of the atelier.

We have just one suggestion: check out this unique space, you won’t regret it!

1. In a time when everyone is looking for transgression, what brought you to classicism?

I find transgression is an immediate impact that doesn’t last long, whereas the classic stays. Nevertheless in our collection the classic is just the starting point and we develop our designs from there taking it to a modern and more unique interpretation

2. Why did you find your inspiration in early 1900s fashion?

I find the aesthetics and the way of being very inspiring, the search for perfection and the curtain of details in every aspect, but while finding inspiration in another era the Dandy of the Grotesque men is very contemporary, and so the combination of the old and the current creates a unique style

3. Who do you draw for? Who’s your target customer?

In my work I often design for performing artists, cinema and theatre while the collection itself maintains the Theatrical spirit we aim at the Men who are looking for something unique at their every day life.

4. What are your future projects?

We are working on the development of a collection that takes the spirit of Dandy of the Grotesque and brings it wider audience.

In addition to my work in fashion I am continuing to bring the style and creativity of my work to the big screen and to stage…

Spring summer campaign 2013

Really funny the Acne Studios spring summer campaign 2013  directed by William Wegman that  photographed his Weimaraners.

The big of Antwerp´s Royal Academy.
by Valentina Plumari

Antwerp’s royal academy formed amazing designers. They are deeply different but with something in common: the success.

Ann Demeulemeester’s  fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear fashion show in Paris was brilliant, as always. Just two colours to represent the essential, the purity of beauty. Hats with long feathers flying over the heads of the models. A dream, a bad one, with double emotions. A black beautiful warrior fighting against daily life, heavy leather boots and firm huge belt to protect herself. And a white 19th-century princess with floating transparent dress and extra long coats. Fur and fringe are her weapons. Two way to see the same concept. A strong person who suffers but resists. Exactly, what we need today.

Fall Winter 2013

‘There is no limit to cuteness’. NIELS PEERAER’s collections are made out of vegetable tanned bridle leather in combination with brass fittings, carefully crafted but still with the intention to celebrate the natural beauty and strength of the leather.


The fashion short film

Actor Alan Cumming stars in this short for designer Julian Zigerli‘s Fall Winter 2013 collection. A mystical, magical fashion film with breathy voice-over from Cumming who finds his younger self hanging out in a wood. The line itself looks to be sports influenced casualwear centered around takes on an all over ‘blood vessel’ print.

Check it out: