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Maison Martin Margiela X H&M: Recycling Old Designs – the Cheap Version

Those who want cheap old MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA-Designs doesn’t have to go to a flea market can instead find them at Swedish junk-giant H&M starting from 15 November 2012.

That’s because the MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA collection for the Swedish retailer will be compiled exclusively of recycled Margiela designs. At least that’s what H&M claim in a sponsored PR interview with British men’s magazine GQ.

 An anonymous Interviewee states there:

“The collection is a series of re-editions, featuring Maison Martin Margiela garments from various seasons since menswear was introduced in 1998. Each garment will be labelled detailing the year and season of origin. The re-editions have been selected not only because of their importance in the history of the Maison, but so the H&M collection will comprise a full wardrobe for men. There are re-editions of coats, suits, denim, shirts, sweaters, shoes and accessories.”

The reason for a re-issue collection is revealed by the unknown representative as well:

 The first Polaroids of the collection are already available, too. The pieces of the MAISON MARGIELA collection can be bought at H&M from 15 November 2012. We recommend not to though, by the way. Here’s why (see our article from June 2012)

“Eine Kooperation zu diesem Zeitpunkt wäre eine Enttäuschung. Denn Martin Margiela ist, oder war, das Avantgardelabel der Modebranche. Wenn man nun mit H&M zusammenarbeitet, dann gehört man mit dieser Entscheidung nicht zur Vorhut, nein, man ist ein Nachzügler.

Denn wie wir alle wissen, hat H&M schon mit Gott, Karl Lagerfeld, und der Welt, Cavalli & Co. zusammengearbeitet. Also: Martin, du Phantom der Mode, lass es sein.”

Von: Jakob

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Lumbersexuality – simply fat, old Hipster!

After metrosexuality and spornosexuality, is it lumbersexuality going to be in?

Media as The GuardianThe Daily Beast and Buzzfeed presented ‘lumbersexual’ as the ‘next big thing’. Men with enormous beards and bellies in lumber-shirts, in work-boots, with wool-beanies on their heads and a freshly tapped beer in their hand.

But is that really the new trend? Men, who combine checked patterns with checked patterns, and who look like they have chucked some trees in the wood. No, not really. The look has been existing in the gay-scene for years (‘bears’ or ‘cubs’).

Plus we already know about the core-elements of the look (beard, lumber-shirt) from the hipster-scene. The picture (view the photo), which was used to express lumber-sexuality in a photo, has also been used to present the usual example of a hipster to their readers.

The hipster already was an anti-movement to the metro. The man became a man again. Sun-studios, picked eye-browes or shaved chests – all in all a no-go for the hipster. ‘Lumbersexuality’ is therefore no new anti-movement to metrosexuality, as it is celebrated in the media, but simply a continuation of the hipster-movement.

Therefore an old, fat hipster, who is drinking beer the whole day and who is just to distinguish by experts of ‘gay bears’. Therefore: no ‘next big thing’!

Von: Julian

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