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Interview: 5 Questions to Marco Tomasi, STRELLSON Creative Director

Swiss label has shown their new collection during Bread & Butter (BBB) fashion fair. hat die schweizer Marke STRELLSON ihre neue Kollektion gezeigt. We were, unfortunately, too busy with cleaning up and criminal complaints in the aftermath of our party and couldn’t drop by. 

Thanks internet, we’ve found a short video by STRELLSON for BBB  which made us curious.

So we’ve simply asked the creative director of the brand, Marco Tomasi (47), a few questions about new STRELLSON collection and about coming trends in men’s fashion.

Marco, what’s new in the coming season?

There is a lot that is new at Strellson. Related to the collection, we are bringing out a Strellson Premium Spring/Summer 2013 Capsule collection on the topic “Black and White”; glenchecks, pepitas, houndstooth are combined with prints and color blocks. This involves combination of tradition and modernity.

What kind of man did you have in mind when you designed the collection?

We always think of the same man when dealing with the new collection: a confident, modern man who knows what he wants and brings his own personality into line. Likewise, at the beginning of each collection the essence of the brand is in focus.

In the video to your BBB one can see many shades of blue. What colors will be announced in the coming season?

Besides the blue storyline that’s inspired by Shades of Indigo, more color schemes such as “Dark Red, Red, Orange” and “Olive-green, Lemon” color family as the trend. It is important to put these colors not only as contrasts, but to combine the total look.

What do you think of the current sportswear trend?

The Olympics certainly have an above-average influence on activewear brands . Active sportswear has been influencing various fields of fashion for a rather long time and has thereby set too many new trends.

What’s your guess? Next year, the big trend in menswear.

Everything’s becoming cleaner, more formal, but in a natural, self-evident kind of way. Clothing as part of a man’s style and way of being.

Von: Jakob

NEWS

 

Tom Ford is shooting another Movie

The US designer TOM FORD has announced one month ago, that he will shoot another movie. But the US designer didn’t want to tell more.

Now there are more infos about the successor of his Oscar-nominated debut ‘A Single Man’. The Hollywood Reporter says, that Ford will make a ‘postmodern noir thriller’.

Ford is writing the screen-play, which is based on ‘Tony and Susan’ – a book by the author Austin Wright. In the book, Susan receives a mysterious manuscript with the title ‘nocturnal animals’, by her ex-husband with whom she has been divorced for 20 years. The movie continues like the manuscript.

Also Ford’s first trip to the movie-business, ‘A Single Man’ was based on a book (author: Christopher Isherwood). In a WWD interview he spoke about books and films:

“A book is a book, a film a film. They are totally different things. Sometimes things are subtle in a book because there’s an inner monologue with the character, and turning it into a film, you don’t have the inner monologue – unless you do, which I don’t love… You have to have something personal; you have to take what speaks to you about a book and amplify that. It’s impressionism, in a way”.

The co-producer for ‘Nocturnal Animals’ is George Clooney. Who will be in it, has not been announced yet, but one can count on well-known faces from the fashion-industry being booked as actors.

The top-model Jon Kortajarena was in ‘A Single Man’.

 

Von: Julian

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

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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.