The Dandy Diary Team will be paying the Topman HQs in London a visit tomorrow, together with Topmen Alex und Stefan.
That combination of people is up to no good (crazy nights out), so I decided to think ahead and get some rest beforehand. Pants and polo shirt are obviously by Topman.
Foto: Alejandro Bernal
Leisure Suit Dandies
The British star-photographer RANKIN has been on tour, together with our favourite whisky Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve (one glas a day keeps bad toughts away!), through Europe to cast new faces. The winner has been announced now (pictures are coming!).
RANKIN has created a photo-booth together with a bunch of clever technicians, just for this contest, which has been shipped all across Europe for the #GoldCelebration-contest, and only to top events.
The premiere for the RANKIN photo-booth was in Venice during the international film festival, afterwards the booth went to Hamburg and Stuttgart for a few events, then to Berlin fashion week and later to the Berlinale.
At the Berlinale party, ‘Games of Thrones’-star Gwendoline Christie, dream of our lonely Dandy nights Bianca Suarez and the rapper Eko Fresh, took a picture in the RANKIN photo-booth.
Whoever wants to see Dandy Jakob in the magical booth by RANKIN, please click here. We are excited which beauty has been selected in the end, by RANKIN personally, to be photographed by him in his studio in London.
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.