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Dear Readers,

Please don’t worry if yo don’t find any new articles on DANDY DIARY in the next couple of days. It could very well be that we’ll be locked up in the can for a few days.

That’s of course all worth it though, since tonight we’re launching the DANDY DIARY DESIGNER FOURSOME we developed. And as it’s etiquette when publishing a gambling game we’re throwing a crazy and highly exclusive back room game: The first Designer Foursome tournament in the world.

Out of all guests we’re drawing 16 players who will have to face off in one of the toughest games in the world: Top Trumps (Foursome).

The winner gets €1,000 in cash, black, and tax-free. Unless the police busts the event beforehand. Then we’ll just throw the money up in the air hoping to escape in that confusion of desperate money-craving people hunting for a few notes.

Anyway: We’re really looking forward to seeing all our guests tonight and playing the craziest top trumps game in the world!

(The above picture is obviously taken from the coolest gambling movie of all times: Casino. Those who have nothing better to do tonight should watch the movie and hold their thumbs that everything will run smoothly with our game and the police.)

Von: Jakob




Inflationary, bad: Wood-Sunglasses!

On a daily-bases, press-releases by labels are reaching us, which have specialised in the production of sunglasses out of wood.

They are boasting themselves with sustainability. Are praising their work with totally funny slogans like ‘Woody since 2012′, ‘In Wood We Trust’ or ‘Done by nature, designed for your eyes’.

All die Holzbrillen-Designs von Marken wie Kerbholz, Stadtholz, Wood Fellas, WOODONE, ROLF Spectacles, Eric Lauer, Enzo Forciniti, Scherler oder Zeitgeist Berlin tun das nicht.

The Berlin-based label with the original name ‘Stadtholz’ is assuring that one ‘really has a piece of nature on their nose’, when purchasing their glasses.

But does one want that?! Having a piece of nature on your nose, when it looks bad. Sustainability is great and all. But fashion is mainly about design. And that should look good.

Plus, there is nothing more annoying than labels, who are massively pining ‘sustainability’ on their flag. Most of the times it is exactly those labels, who have as much to do with sustainability as bumm-bumm-Boris with the smart usage of Twitter. Not a lot.

Von: Julian



KRISVANASSCHE is not going to be continued!

Shortly after Scott Sternberg announced the end of Band of OutsidersKris Van Assche has also informed the public, that the label, which also carries his name, is not going to be continued.

Kris Van Assche will mainly concentrate on his work for DIOR HOMME. The Belgian designer announced the end of his label through a hand-written letter which  he gave to his business partners and the press.

‘Times are tough for independent labels.’, Van Assche said to WWD. ‘This wonderful adventure has reached a point where I feel the need to take a break and some distance to better think about how to develop my brand in the future.’

We will miss the sporty-but-buttoned-up aesthetics by KRISVANASSCHE!

Von: Julian






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.




Nichts sehen, nichts hren, nichts sagen von wegen. Dran bleiben! @allthedog pic @maxmotel

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