The first time I happened to meet the blogosphere personally has been years before. It happened in the holy halls of a fitness center.
Within weights, protein shakes and muscular men, I met Frank and Claudio of IheartBerlin. We shared a weight bench. And it was the beginning of a long lasting friendship.
IheartBerlin celebrates it’s 5th birthday today. I am not in Berlin though, which is a shame, since I would have loved to be there too and drink to the honor of IheartBerlin.
The Location for the probably wildest party of this weekend: Naherholung Sternchen, Berolinastr. 7, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
Rihanna, 7 Satanists, 1 Rat & Dandy Diary!
New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, announced during fashion week, that the public fundings for the fashion industry will be raised from 5 to 15 million US-dollars.
Blasio said the following during a press-conference at the Milk Studios:
“Fashion week has become something extraordinary for the energy, the artistry, the glitz and glamour, this industry is more vital than ever and employs 180,000 people. That is a lot of people. It pays $11 billion in wages and generates $2 billion in tax revenue annually. We say thank you. Fashion Week attracts people from all over the world, and makes us even more of a capital and generates over $900 million for the city.
We know we can do more, and we want this industry to grow. We want to give more opportunity to people who haven’t had economic chances, and we want it to be all over the five boroughs. When you believe in something, you invest in it, and the city of New York is tripling our investment in fashion initiatives.”
We think that that is great of-course. The poor fashion industry definitely needs more cash, so that all the rich kids can still run their small, uninspired yoker-labels, without risking too much of daddy’s heritage. Great!
Our Hero: Pierre Debusschere
We are urgently asking for jackets, pants or sweaters, which carry an uncountable amount of patches.
Since we do not have time, nor the passion for a fabulous DIY-piece, were hereby want to ask all the PR-agencies on the planet to send us designs by their fashion-designers, which have patches on them (you can find the address in our legal info)
As often, Raf Simons was the pioneer of the trend ‘patches’. Or at least the designer, who’s influence can also be found in the collections by other designers. Simons showed designs in his SS 2015 collection, which showed images of personal memories (friends, family, astronauts, sharks etc.). He used the patches as some sort of mood board.
Kit Neale and Astrid Andersen have refined their pants with patches in their current collections (AW 2015). Sandro PARIS did the same with their already mega-hot leather jackets. And the Danish young designer Martin Mitchell made a jeans-vest.
The rule ‘the more the better’ counts of-course also for the patches trend! Go for it!
As usual terrifc setdesign at Henrik Vibskov!
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.