Due to a couple of different, crazy coincidences yesterday I pretended for a few hours to be an actor. For a short film I cried fake tears and played an annoyed Rock musician.
Obviously I was also wearing the iconographic outfit of an indie rocker: Sleeveless band t-shirt, tight, washed-out jeans, and worn-out “Chucks” by CONVERSE. Especially the latter belong to the standard equipment of any musician and as such are considered good etiquette in the backstage rooms and stages around the world.
Unfortunately though we also shot – authentic! authentic! – in an old run-down, moldy bar that wasn’t even remotely heated. Considering the current cold weather in Berlin (below zero Celsius!) it was a rather unpleasant stay. The cold crept through those rubber soles of the ‘Chucks’ within Nano seconds so that I had to live with the fear of my toes – trés Reinhold Messneresque – would just freeze off at any second. This immediately prompted the question: Aren’t there any boots by CONVERSE? Does it have to be the classical ‘Chuck Taylor’ even in wintertime?
The answer is being widely communicated already at the moment: No, it doesn’t have to be. There are actually boots by CONVERSE, with a thick sole, insolated, made of heavy leather and a guarantee to be cold resistant. And to make sure everyone is aware of it, the company even set up a Tumblr blog for it. Awesome! Really awesome, even!
On a less awesome note, the CONVERSE Tumblr had not reached the stylist of the movie yet. This should change now. This blog entry is a service to humanity – or rather a service to freezing amateur actors who would very much like to keep their toes.
We would not even wish to see our biggest enemies wearing the MCM x Stefan Strumbel backpacks on their backs.
These pieces are simply fucking ugly. The art by Stefan Strumbel is – well – to say it friendly, ‘very rich’. He creates kitsch-art out of cult-pieces like cuckoo clocks or wooden masks.
But the kitsch-art by Stefan Strumbel has nothing to do with MCM bags. Too much, much too much, too much - if you want to quote Bonaparte. That this is not working, should have appeared to everyone who was part of the design-process.
But it did not come to that insight or to a moment of clarity, sadly. Therefore queeky-colourful, flashy, kitschy motives by Strumbel were thrown on MCM bags.
The US-cult-label Joyrich has designed a textile homage to the cartoon-series The Simpsons. Bobby Abley got inspiration for his last collection from ‘Arielle, the little mermaid’. And, yesterday is has been announced, that the Danish power-label WOOD WOOD is releasing a Mickey Mouse capsule collection in cooperation with Disney.
The comic-heros of our childhood are the new muses for fashion designers.
Drafts for the WOOD WOOD collection were the classic cartoons of the 1920s to 1930s, in which Mickey Mouse still was black and white. The DISNEY icon was warped by the WOOD WOOD graphic-department, multiplied and stretched.
The Mickey Mouse motives are going to be printed on the WOOD WOOD signature styles – sweaters, T-shirts and zippers. The collection is going to be released on the 20th of october at Colette in Paris. The global launch is going to take place in the 3rd of november.