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Lookbook: SSAP – Spring/Summer 2013

SSAP is a new menswear-label straight from New York City, so to speak. Creators of it write the following on their homepage: “SSAP’s guiding principle is to redefine classic menswear with a radical aesthetic that still fits for everyday life.”

We find it super, of course: radicality and Everyday life. A fine combination, one should have, if only it wasn’t so long, tattooed on one’s knuckles. 

The clothes are also great. Classical New York-streetwear with nice twists. Die Klamotten sind natürlich auch gut. Klassische New Yorker Streetwear mit netten Twists. Absolutely wearable, absolutely unassailable.

One can buy SSAP during the next visit to NY on the Brooklyn store  Goose Barnacle in Atlantic Avenue. You can tattoo the knuckles around the corner, by the way.


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.




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