Dandy Diary http://dandydiary.de/en/ Men´s Fashion Blog Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:33:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 After Transition to ADIDAS: NIKE is suing three Ex-Employees for 10 Million Dollars http://dandydiary.de/en/after-transition-to-adidas-nike-is-suing-three-ex-employees-for-10-million-dollars/ http://dandydiary.de/en/after-transition-to-adidas-nike-is-suing-three-ex-employees-for-10-million-dollars/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:47:48 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=44483 A few weeks ago, it was announced that three of the most important shoe-designers at NIKE are going to transit to ADIDAS. The hard bitch-move, on NIKE’s costs, had an effect:

NIKE is suing the designers Marc Dolce, Mark Miner and Denis Dekovic for, all in all, 10 million US-dollars. The accusation is that they have already been consulting ADIDAS while working at NIKE and stole company kept secrets, like the design for a new shoe-model and gave it to their new employer.

It is also interesting, that the three were accused of stealing documents from NIKEs ‘kitchen’, the strictly kept-secret design-lab that NIKE is running in Beaverton (Oregon, USA). A similar design-house is suppose to be build by Dolce, Miner and Dekovic, beginning in September 2015, for ADIDAS in Brooklyn. Coincidence? Well.

Insiders therefore suppose that ADIDAS is going to carry the costs for the trial, direct or indirect. Because even for a top-designer, 10 million dollars are a lot of cash, it is only a mild fart in the hand of ADIDAS.

The Portland Business Journal has created, based on the plaint by NIKE, a chronology of the incidents, which could also be a great screen-play for a nerve-racking economy-thriller:

October 3, 2005: Nike hires Dolce as senior designer for Active Life. He signs a non-compete and secrecy agreement.

November 2005: Nike hires Dekovic as a senior designer.

2007: Nike promotes Dolce to design director for Nike Sportswear.

March 2008: Nike hires Miner as a footwear designer in Women’s Training. He signs a secrecy agreement.

2011: Nike promotes Miner to senior footwear designer for running. He signs a non-compete agreement.

2012: Nike starts a $1.5 million effort known as “Keep It Tight” to prevent leaks of confidential information.

February 7, 2012: Nike promotes Dekovic to design director for Global Football (soccer). He signs a non-compete agreement. Dekovic also signed a secrecy agreement on April 16, 2007.

2014: Nike promotes Dekovic to senior design director.

March 2014: Brian Foresta, Adidas vice president of design for global basketball, contacts Dolce andDekovic to “discuss professional careers,” according to Nike.

April 2014: Nike claims the designers start a “plot” to leave and take trade secrets. Nike further claimsDekovic, Dolce and Miner bought “thousands of phony social media followers” in order to create “false perception of buzz and popularity” and make themselves more attractive to future employers.

April 29, 2014: Dekovic tells Miner and Dolce to use his personal email address for further communications, according to Nike.

May 18, 2014: Dekovic and Dolce agree on a plan to pay for Instagram and Twitter followers, according to Nike.

May 2014: Nike agrees to pay more than $50,000 in relocation expenses so Dekovic can more his family to Italy. Nike quotes an electronic communication from Dekovic in which he says Italy is one of those “countries where (Nike’s) non compete is difficult to enforce.”

June 2014: Dekovic, Dolce and Miner are “fully engaged” in discussions with officials at Adidas to start a design center modeled after Nike’s innovation lab, which is known as the Kitchen, according to Nike.

June 2014: Dekovic, Dolce and Miner start work for Adidas as consultants while still employed at Nike, according to Nike.

June 29, 2014: Dekovic meets with Adidas Vice President Brian Foresta to talk about the design center.

June 2014: Dekovic, Dolce and Miner raise concerns about legal consequences of consulting for Adidas, according to Nike.

June 21, 2014: Dekovic sends a copy of his Nike non-compete agreement to Adidas.

July 2014: Dekovic and his family move to Italy.

Aug. 22, 2014: Adidas presents Dekovic, Dolce and Miner “lucrative” employment offers, according to Nike.

September 16, 2014: Dekovic copies hard drive of his Nike-issued laptop, according to Nike.

September 19, 2014: Dolce emails confidential Nike design plans to his personal email account, according to Nike.

September 22, 2014: Last day of employment for Dekovic, Dolce and Miner at Nike.

December 8, 2014: Nike files $10 million lawsuit for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets, among other claims.

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Politicians & historical Icons as Hipsters http://dandydiary.de/en/politicians-historical-icons-as-hipsters/ http://dandydiary.de/en/politicians-historical-icons-as-hipsters/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:18:08 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=44460 The hipster belongs to a dying species. Like once the Nu Raver, the Seapunker or – a few years earlier – the Triceratops.

Even the most persistent hipsters are going to shave their Taliban-beards in the near future, are going to burn their tote bags and will stop pressuring their friends to go to the cinema with them, to sit through a boring long movie.

The Israeli artist Amit Shimoni has dedicated one last work to the hipsterism, so that our children will remember, what they looked like, those hipsters. In ‘Hipsory’, Shimoni shows famous personalities from the world of politics as hipsters.

Featuring: Putin, Obama, Kim-Jon-Un, but also historical personalities like Lincoln or Ghandi. They are wearing earrings, batik-dyed T-shirts and base-caps with flower patterns.

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Thom Browne SS 2015 http://dandydiary.de/en/thom-browne-ss-2015-2/ http://dandydiary.de/en/thom-browne-ss-2015-2/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:15 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=44408 http://dandydiary.de/en/thom-browne-ss-2015-2/feed/ 0 DANDY DIARY x KANGAROOS ‘Streaker Sneaker’ – Voo Store Launch http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-diary-x-kangaroos-streaker-sneaker-voo-store-launch-2/ http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-diary-x-kangaroos-streaker-sneaker-voo-store-launch-2/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:50:21 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=44405 In an intimate circle we have celebrated the launch of the very first, designed-by-us, sneaker: another Dandy-design-masterpiece.

We have met the uber-Voo Herbert Hoffmann, as Marco Lachner, creative director at KANGAROOS, for a cup of coffee at the VOO STORE in Berlin, where the ultra-limited sneaker is exclusively for sale, to celebrate the ‘drop‘ of the ‘Streaker Sneakers‘, purposely in an unexcited way.

The shoe with the blinking lights is of-course - besides all the unexcitement - the hottest sneaker of the season. At least! We are proud as hell and are wearing them everywhere all the time, of-course. Sometimes we are throwing it up in the air out of joy, as one can see in pictures. And even then it is blinking. All of that is so crazily #future. We can hardly believe it our-selves

Everybody, who does not have ‘Streaker Sneaker’ yet, should act fast. Because nope the shoe is only available in the sizes 36 to 40 and 45 to 47. For instance at the online-shop of the VOO STORE. Go! Go! Go! Otherwise it is gone and than your tears will be big.

Have fun with it, you hip sneaker-heads. We recognise each other because of the blinking shoe, from now on.

Yeah! Stay real!


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DANDY DIARY Nature-Trip http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-diary-nature-trip/ http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-diary-nature-trip/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:30:52 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=44403 Whenever we are tired from typing fashion-news, drinking champagne and all the fuss which comes along with being ambitious fashion bloggers, we often choose to take a walk together, properly hand in hand.

Our last walk took us to the wild nature of Spandau, where a lot of exotic animals spend their time. Since it is usually fucking cold during that time of the year, we have put on the ultra-warm Scar Ridge Parkas by TIMBERLAND.

Due to the signal colour (orange) and the waterproof outer material, even an aggressive hog and a heavy rain shower could not stop us from our journey.

After returning to civilisation, the S-bahn station, a yob teenager with a thin beard and jeans, which was decorated with diamantees, pointed at us and yelled: ‘You look like Ken from Southpark!’ and was laughing.

That sounded like a complement, coming from his mouth. Plus – and that is commonly known – is Ken the most stylish from all the comic-figures. Happily we got on the S-bahn, to go home and to type those lines in our MacBooks.

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DANDY DIARY x KANGAROOS ‘Streaker Sneaker’ http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-diary-x-kangaroos-streaker-sneaker/ http://dandydiary.de/en/dandy-diary-x-kangaroos-streaker-sneaker/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:30:15 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=44401 Yes! Yes! Yeah! We have been waiting for that! For 500 days! At least!

The next Dandy-Design has been released: the ‘Streaker Sneaker’!

Together with our friends at KANGAROOS we have designed the globally first streaker-shoe. Our inspiration source for the design with the blinking light was, of-course, „Miky the Streaker“, our streaker from Milan. We are honouring him with this shoe!

Miky Mike Coq wore nothing but sneakers by the brand KANGAROOS, when he was sent to become the first streaker of the fashion-industry in june 2013, at the runway of the DOLCE & GABBANA fashion show in Milan. Now, about 500 days after the legendary run, they are here: the official ‘streaker sneaker’ – and of-course they are also by KANGAROOS, the streaker-brand.

The world of streaking is mainly about being seen – and wearing as less as possible. The sneaker is leaning on that, with it’s reduced and classic sneaker-colour, basically how god it created: in white. To still be seen, the german hand-made sneaker, blinks with every step you take, red – a shenanigan with the KANGAROOS-logo, the animal, as we only know it from children’s shoes. But the streaking is also a big shenanigan, a harmful bauble, a gimmick, as kids love it. And us.

The ‘streaker sneaker’ is available from now on as an ultra-limited edition at the Voo-Store (Orangenstraße 24, Berlin-Kreuzberg) and on the homepage of the Voo-store. The shoe is limited to 50 pieces globally. Their selling-price is 360,- Euro. An absolutely hot, brutally wanted collectors-piece. 

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Newsflash: Karl-Heinz Müller from BREAD & BUTTER is planning a new Convention http://dandydiary.de/en/newsflash-karl-heinz-mueller-from-bread-butter-is-planning-a-new-convention/ http://dandydiary.de/en/newsflash-karl-heinz-mueller-from-bread-butter-is-planning-a-new-convention/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:25:07 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=44304 Totally crazy!! Karl-Heinz Müller, the head of the, yesterday cancelled, BREAD & BUTTER trade-show for selected brands, has written a every emotional letter to his friends at three o’clock in the morning to announce a new convention for january 2015.

This guy is so insanely awesome and megalomaniac! We are THRILLED!!

The letter has exclusively received by us.

Karl-Heinz writes:

‘I am in the mood to create something crazy with good and cool people, to show those squares. I know for sure that my people will manage. They will try everything. How I should finance this, is not certain, I already received money from you, but unfortunately already spent it.’


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Fashion-Convention BREAD & BUTTER cancelled: here is what the Industry says about the Rumours http://dandydiary.de/en/fashion-convention-bread-butter-cancelled-here-is-what-the-industry-says-about-the-rumours/ http://dandydiary.de/en/fashion-convention-bread-butter-cancelled-here-is-what-the-industry-says-about-the-rumours/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:51:21 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=44299 Since a few days, news have been spread that the BREAD & BUTTER (BBB) convention, which was actually planned to take place in january 2015, is not going to happen this season. Karl-Heinz Müller, the head of the BBB and a massive alpha-dog of the industry, just said, until yesterday, that: nothing has been decided yet. And than in the afternoon the message came: the BBB is cancelled. 

But that does not seem to be last word. 

Because Karl-Heinz did not want to say more about the status quo of Berlin’s biggest fashion-convention and it’s future, we asked somewhere else for more information.

The “Sportswear International” reported last week, that BBB-employees have called their exhibitors to tell them that the convention is cancelled. The exhibiting fashion-brands, that was told by an exhibitor, who prefers to stay anonymous, were advised to, resign from their engagement or to move to another convention. 

The BBB has caused concerns with it’s plans for relocating to Barcelona and rumours about Istanbul. The dynamics of making decisions, was a fatal signal, that the BBB is looking for new ways, explains Anita Tillmann, maker of the conventions SEEK and PREMIUM, to DANDY DIARY.

To host the mess under money-pressure, would damage the power-brand BREAD & BUTTER for a long time and could cause the final end of it. The exhibitor, who we talked to, hopes that Karl-Heinz Müller will come back in summer with a new concept. And he adds: ‘I am afraid, that the case of Berlin as a fashion-capital will go further back. The PREMIUM and the BRIGHT are both strong conventions, but without the polarity of the big BREAD & BUTTER that does not carry a lot.’

His engagement at the BBB has been cancelled by the exhibitor, he followed the advise of the BBB itself. Still he would never join a parasitical convention’ like the PANORAMA convention, which would enjoy benefiting from the un-fortune of the BREAD & BUTTER. Instead he will do something on his own, convention-unrelated during the fashion week in january.

That the BREAD & BUTTER is not going to happen, is unfortunate, thinks Anita Tillmann. Karl-Heinz Müller has done a lot for this city. The section of the market, which Karl-Heinz Müller moved in, has defined it-self new during the last seasons – with an unclear exit. A convention-organiser could not follow such new dynamics within six months, especially if one has defined the ratings for such a long time, says Tillmann.

The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin, which is traditionally taking place at the same time as the conventions, has to struggle with more and more problems, says Tillmann: ‘They do not work on their concept and do no try to integrate the needs of the local market.’

The conceptional weakness of the Fashion Week and the struggle of the BREAD & BUTTER would be frightening to the industry, says Tillmann, ‘but on the long-run, that has no negative influences. The superficiality of our industry is very pleasant in those cases. You can simply come up with something new, therefore the old things will be forgotten quickly.’

Tillmann seems to know what she is talking about: with her second convention, the SEEK, she was able to win double of the brands that were showing last season – which could have something to do with the more modern concept, which will take place for the first time in the stadium. Next to the classic convention-stands, there is going to be a conference in cooperation with the Web 2.0-convention RE:PUBLICA and international guest-formats as Decoded. FashionTechbBerlin is the headline of the topic: All about Wearable Devices. Therefore it’s about: the future of the fashion-industry. 

Whatever happens to the BBB: one can already predict, that Karl-Heinz Müller will have enough time in january, to stop by. At the SEEK-conference. In the future.

Or, and the rumours about that seem to become tighter, Karl-Heinz is already planning the next coop…

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Abercrombie & Fitch Bad Ass Michael Jeffries resignes ! http://dandydiary.de/en/abercrombie-fitch-bad-ass-michael-jeffries-resignes/ http://dandydiary.de/en/abercrombie-fitch-bad-ass-michael-jeffries-resignes/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:13:25 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=44295 First the founder of AMERICAN APPAREL, Dov Charney is fired by his own company. Now: Michael Jeffries, who is the head of ABERCROMBIE & FITCH since 1992, has resigned from his job. Not good times for exotic beings, who polarise through their questionable actions and opinions.

Jeffries did not want ‘any fat and old’ people to wear clothes by Abercrombie. That was not taken so well by some customers (fat old guys). Until a successor is found, the president of administration and a management team will lead the company. After Jeffries has resigned, the Abercrombie stock has climbed up for about 7 percent.

Shareholders and fatties are feeling relieved: the ass from Abercrombie & Fitch is gone. We are a bit disappointed. Because without guys like Charney and Jeffries, this industry is becoming extremely boring.

Who will deliver such thought-through and entertaining sentences (Michael Jeffries=

‘We want the attractive all-American-kid, who is in a good mood and has a lot of friends. There are simply people, who have nothing to do with jeans and sweaters by Abercrombie. I want thin and pretty people. Are we discriminating?

Who will deliver such headlines in the future:

He repeatedly walked through the head-quarter in his underwear (Dov Charney)


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SIX LEE SS 2015 Campaign http://dandydiary.de/en/six-lee-ss-2015-campaign/ http://dandydiary.de/en/six-lee-ss-2015-campaign/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:56:20 +0000 http://dandydiary.de/?p=44293 http://dandydiary.de/en/six-lee-ss-2015-campaign/feed/ 0