Till now, the American label hasn’t been present in the street where Prince Charles, Winston Churchill, Napoleon and probably every stylish Englishman bought their suits.
According to the British Vogue, city government has already spoken out against the establishment of A&F:
“Savile Row has a unique character — currently there are no high-street chains present (…). A management plan should be put in place to ensure this character is retained.”
To see half-naked A&F sellers, teenage-girls taking cell-phone pictures, and even louder screaming fags, in the “Golden Mile of Tailoring” would be a terrible stylistic inconsistency. Still, we can’t consider the management plan against new high-street reatailers new advocates of libertarian values.
We would be way more excited if the long-established menswear specialists put the new ABERCROMBIE-stores on fire in old-fashioned hooligan manner and, true to style, wearing three-piece suits, of course.
Leisure Suit Dandies
The Italian power-labels have reached their zenith. Brands with a street-wear background are the spirit of the day. It also does not help, if one decides to print graffities on their designs, to earn some street cedibility, like JUST CAVALLI.
For the spirng/summer collection 2014 by JUST CAVALLI, Cavalli and his team stole graffities by the California-based Mad Society Kings Crew. So obvious, that the copycat-case has been pointed out to the MSK crew. The JUST CAVALLI team even used the acronyms (names) of the artists on their designs.
The MSK crew is sewing them because of violation of copy-right and unfair contest. It does not look bad for the graffiti-gang. At first instance the graffiti-artists Jason “Revok” Williams, Victor “Reyes” Chapa und “Jeffrey “Steel” Rubin, were entitled as rightful.
A mad world, what we are living in, in which used-to-be outlaws of the street are now engaging with the law, to protect their art.
As if we didn’t have had enough to do, our party, fashion week, bell-bottoms and those alpacas, there was also a camera-team following us in the middle of january, from the favourite tv-channel of all smarties: ARTE.
Well, well – therefore there are again nice Dandy-videos (including porno-extracts), unseen pictures of our crazily-wild scandalous party and finally also a close-up of the alpaca ‘Ferdinand’ to watch. Already for the last part, it was already worth it.
And hey, this is ARTE. Not ProSieben. That is gratifying. Even for us extreme haters.
You can watch the whole show here, for the next three months. Do it, homies, otherwise there is punishment!
P.S.: That we are in the very same show as the god of trouble and Liam-bro Noel Gallagher, is of-course nothing but the highlight of our career.
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.