Berlin Fashion Week is over but the hate remains. War es vorher vor allem ein digitales, auf Kleine-Jungs-Blogs gezeigtes Phänomen, wurde es in Berlin greifbar: the London label “Boy” seems to be totally “in” again. Und das vor allem bei Jungs, die gerne Frauenhosen, Absatzschuhe und schwarzes Make Up tragen.
The terrible in ”Boy” is not coquetting with nazi-symbols, which, given the British punk-sosialization, even belongs to an interior of a 70s label. First of all, it’s the fact that “Boy” combines the aesthetics of Nu Grave with sloganness of 1990s – and that, in the year 2012, is the worst one can think of.
We’re absolutely not in the mood for either uppercase slogans, or the black-black, tight pants, silver jewelry, crosses, asymmetrical haircuts and the leather boots of the rivet-occupied Nu Grave.
To make it short: “Boy” is approximately as cool as an Undercut.
ALEXANDER WANG is daring to touch another, more peripheral, fashion-issue after the H&M-cooperation: Interior.
He designed a ‘Bean Bag Chair’ for the Italian label Poltrona Frau and a booze-case – or rather wrapped it with black leather.
For 8.800,- dollars you can buy the luxurious bean bag, for 18.500,- dollar the box. One can only hope, that Wang used his own ball-skin for the pieces, considering the price. Everything else would be: rude.
DANDY DIARY x JOHNNIE WALKER x HARRIS TWEED – Editorial
A few years ago, streetstyle-experts started wearing their jackets or coats around their shoulders, instead of putting their arms through their sleeves. The technical term for that is ‘coat slinging’.
Recently, the german newspaper BUNTE (!) reported about the styling-trend. ‘Coat slinging’ therefore officially became a ‘no-go’. So: dear friends with good taste, please stick your arms in your sleeves from now on.
Because a sleeve without an arm, is like Justin O’Shea without Veronika, like Cara Delevigne without eyebrows: somehow not complete.
In 2008, Scott Schuman (aka: The Sartorialist) has revealed the first case of ‘coat slinging’ on his blog, afterwards an epidemic broke out, from which the fashion-world still has not recovered.
It has been enough: put your jackets on properly again! Otherwise you appear like a gay fashion-journalist from 2010 (who would put his arms into sleeves nowadays)