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SIGNUM x DANDY DIARY – GREEN INVASION

Of course, we haven’t just designed a shirt and slammed you against the skull. No, of course, we have once again made ​​a film, to bring the idea of our SIGNUM x DANDY DIARY shirt closer.

And that’s the point: in Green Invasion, the Berghain bouncer Sven Marquardt, fashion journalist Jan Joswig, a goat, Prada Model Frederick Schaller, musician David Moon and a bunch of drunken punks worship a four-meter-high totem. They are celebrating an orgiastic, destructive and very peculiar exhibition – whose sanctuary can be only one thing: the DANDY DIARY x SIGNUM -shirt.

And who wants it a little deeper, more boring and conceptual, should quickly read, what we’ve written out of sheer bravado in our press release for the film: “The elusive unease about the hidden evil in the forest goes hand in hand with an already almost occult fascination for the beauty of the original, the microcosm of the forest, goes into the living and dying so unaffected by civilization. The forest is always a poetical vanishing point, which can serve as a refuge from the industrialized working society. The forest as a possibility is always present. “

Who is eligible under this more like not quite understandable surge has still not got it correctly, what it had to do with our shirt, read following remarks: “The forest is our world’s volatile desire for solitude, serenity and naturalness. With the shirt, we can carry this mysticism, as a living, moving tree into the urban areas of our city – and thus break the separation between nature and civilization, at least aesthetically. “

Yes, we’ve actually written that. But that, of course, doesn’t matter. Just watch “Green Invasion”, you’ll know what the point is – namely, Mad Max in the forest.

 

Von: Jakob

LOOKS

LOOKBOOKS

 

New collection: PALACE Skateboards

In the last years, skateboarding had had a gigantic revival.

The coolest of all the cool skateboard-labels is PALACE SKATEBOARDS. There is a true cult about the label by Lev Tanju.

Also celebs like A$AP Rocky love PALACE. Unlike conventional fashion labels, PALACE does not seem to be dependent of seasons.

A few days ago, pictures of the new collection were published on Style.com.

Furthermore, uber-boss Tanju announced that the first PALACE skateboard store, ‘eva’, will open on the 25th of april in London (Brewer Street 26).

Records, skateboards and PALACE designs will be available to shop at the store. Tanjus concept: ‘Real low numbers and really well made’.

 

NEWS

 

Damien Hirst ‘Pill’ Jewellery-Collection

Damien Hirst is launching ‘Pills’ – a jewellery collection, which the US-artist originally has developed for his retrospective in Quatar, Doha 2 years ago.

Jewellery pieces of the collection ‘Pills’ are embossed with logos and numbers of drugs. Every design has the signature of the artist engraved. The jewellery by Hirst will be sold exclusively at Other Criteria

His designs are available in white- and yellow-gold – for prices that are affordable for rich kids:

It starts at 1750 US dollars. The most expensive necklace – ‘Pill Bracelet’ – has the faire price of 37,100 US dollars.

Bargains in comparison to his art-works (bling skull > 74 million euros). Therefore: ask mommy or daddy if you could use their credit card for a ‘real hirst’.

 

Von: Julian

SPECIAL

 

Dandy Talk: ‘Always hardcore: How the ‘Dandy Diary’-fashion bloggers are working’ ::: Conference, Frankfurt/Main ::: 14th of April 2015

Yesterday we went to Frankfurt am Main in our tour bus, with full-speed, to speak at the conference ‘Frankfurt Day of Online-Journalism’, about porn, child-labour, party and streaking – therefore mainly about us.

For our talk we chose the beautiful title “Always Hardcore”. 

This is what HR, who organised the conference, said about us:

‘First row at fashion conventions in London, Prague and Berlin. Celebrating parties with young-and pretty-old-stars. Designing, making music, modelling. Smuggling gang Symbols on traditonal LederhosenProducing a fashion pornPlacing a streaker at a fashion show in Milan .Getting in a fight with H&M for faking child labour pictures– and taking the legal hammer for it. The makers of Dandy Diary, the leading German men’s fashion blog, like to go wild. But behind the staging there is hard work, cleverness and crafting. How does one bring together all of these roles? How does one stay believable as a provocateur and is still doing good business with the labels? How does one treat fans, the nice ones the pushy one and the evil ones? How does day-to-day-work look for the fashion bloggers? And: is it okay to fake the truth? All of that will be answered today.’

You can see the video of the talk here. Enjoy watching!

TRENDS

 

Trend: Baggy-Pants (and the End of Sweat-Pants)

Sweat-pants are still super hip. There is no high fashion-label, that does not offer one of these very expensive, un-formed pants. And especially also H&M, Zara and all the other affordable retailers. Everybody is wearing them and currently one can’t do anything wrong by wearing them. Who decides to stick the pants into his socks, is at the very front.

Even further are the cool-cats among you, who have already discovered the next pants-trend: Baggy-pants.

This trend does obviously have it’s origin in the raging 90s trend, therefore a time, before Hedi Slimane even explained to Karl Lagerfeld, that one is only allowed to wear very tight skinny jeans from now on, in the year of 2000.

SKINNY JEANS WERE COOL THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, SWEAT-PANTS YESTERDAY, TODAY BAGGY-PANTS RULE

GUCCI and MARC JACOBS have presented rather wide, straight-cut pants at their shows for autumn/winter 2015 (view the picture), as well as the brands A.P.C. and BOTTEGA VENETA. And also the influential blog Hypebeast has recently reported about the shift of sweat-pants to baggy-pants (and it’s influence on wearing sneakers). The trend is a topic for several players in the fashion-industry – which is a good sign for seeing it soon on the street.

When exactly the look is going to be seen there, is mainly depending on the question if the massively hip Hip Hop scene os going to pick up on their old looks and is going to wear baggies instead of tight skinny jeans and comfortable sweat-pants. After-all, rappers like A$AP Rocky, the gang from ODD FUTURE and Kanye West are important promoters for new trends in men’s fashion.

We think that this trend – which should be clear – is definitely dam’n cool and will try everything to adapt our closets to the baggy pants trend.

Von: Julian

VIDEO

FASHION SHOWS

 

New York Fashion Week: Hood by Air AW 2015

HOOD BY AIR presented their new collection ‘Daddy’ in a cellar-like setting at the Wall Street, the centrum of finance.

The mastermind behind HBA, Shayne Oliver, showed classics from the world of fashion, like button-down shirts, sweaters and polo t-shirts in the typical unisex Hood by Air Silhouette. Therefore it came to an hybrid between polo shirt and dress. Or camel coat and tank top.

The models wore locks in-front of their mouths and tights over their heads, like burglars. The soundtrack of the show, total freedom, was ended drastically, followed by jazz, underlined with the statement of the Empire:

“I wanna show you a faggot really can run this company”.

It becomes obvious how appreciated HBA is also in the art-world, when looking at the guests who attended the show, for example Klaus Biesenbach and Grace Coddington.

It seems that HBA, even after the diss by their once supporter A$AP ROCKY, is still very hip.

 

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