On the last day of my US-trip I had a little spare time, and decided to have a stroll through the trend-district Bushwick. I was wearing a falling-apart straw-hat. Also known as circular saw.
The pictures of me and my new Bushwick buddies were taken by Mr. Michael Moser. A photographer who lives in New York, and who’s international break-through, we are very sure, is soon to come.
This way, to see the first series, which we produced together in New York.
That a technical instrument is inspiring to me, happens almost never to never. The last time must have been in 1998, when I bought a pocket vagina, which inspired me to have a romantic, twelve-seconds-lasting tête-à-tête. Afterwards there was not much. All in general.
But that has changed. For my new cell phone (a Xperia Z2 by Sony) I got a brand new microphone (view the picture above) with which I have been running around the streets of Berlin, just to show it to all kind of friends and to understand every sophistical sentence. The advantage: Different from the classic cell-phone audio recording, one understands stuff. Crazy! That is 2014!
And the stuff that I heard, simply was the best. My friends seem to be the smartest people on earth. Therefore it would be nothing but rude, not to share it with the rest of the world.
And just like that we are talking about inspiration again: Inspired by the cleverness of my friends, there is going to be a short-interview series here at Dandy Diary, called ‘Dandy Talks’, in which illustrious people like the flirt-legend Philip von Mollenkott or barkeeper-legend Quid Haden are sharing their tips and advises in what they do best. One can be - yes ! - excited.
In his latest campaign, he concentrates on the ‘model-of-the-moment’ Edie Campbell, or on her family.
In the video and on the pictures of the campaign, you can see Campbells mother, father, sister, brother and a wild bunch of cousins. Our favourite: her brother Arthus, who’s mullet is longer than Toni Garrn’s legs.
The family-history is showing a reference to the ‘mother / daughter / logo’ by Lanvin. In the campaign-video, which is three minutes long, one can see the family-members playing soccer, hugging each other or just babble along. And, not to forget, the horse of Edie Campbell. Like in all Lanvin videos, also the chubby Elbaz has his scene.
The campaign was shot – as one realises quickly because of the set – by the visionary Tim Walker. Guy Stephens was responsible for the video.
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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.