On the last day of my US-trip I had a little spare time, and decided to have a stroll through the trend-district Bushwick. I was wearing a falling-apart straw-hat. Also known as circular saw.
The pictures of me and my new Bushwick buddies were taken by Mr. Michael Moser. A photographer who lives in New York, and who’s international break-through, we are very sure, is soon to come.
This way, to see the first series, which we produced together in New York.
In an interview with the American GQ, the cool big mouth Kanye West decided to diss a little. We find that great, obviously, and want to quote the master of showing off:
“Alexander Wang made sure that I was able to go to a Balenciaga show, and I was never allowed to do that before because I was a celebrity. Listen to what I’m saying—me, as Kanye West: I guarantee you, I’m more than 50 percent responsible for every men’s shoe that they sell. Me, the singular person. More than 50 percent responsible for every Balenciaga shoe they sell.”
We think that that is a bold, but appropriately megalomaniac thesis – and hope, that he is going to say something like that about his new partner ADIDAS soon. That would really be Yeezus-like.
In his latest campaign, he concentrates on the ‘model-of-the-moment’ Edie Campbell, or on her family.
In the video and on the pictures of the campaign, you can see Campbells mother, father, sister, brother and a wild bunch of cousins. Our favourite: her brother Arthus, who’s mullet is longer than Toni Garrn’s legs.
The family-history is showing a reference to the ‘mother / daughter / logo’ by Lanvin. In the campaign-video, which is three minutes long, one can see the family-members playing soccer, hugging each other or just babble along. And, not to forget, the horse of Edie Campbell. Like in all Lanvin videos, also the chubby Elbaz has his scene.
The campaign was shot – as one realises quickly because of the set – by the visionary Tim Walker. Guy Stephens was responsible for the video.
Next Level Yeezus
A few weeks ago - one recognises easily because of my much darker, much loner and much more felted hair - we had a wild shooting with the photographer Marlen Stahlhuth and her team, in the most beautiful clothes from Herzogaurenach. Of course we wore nothing but ADIDAS (and as mentioned, felted hair).
The complete photo-series is going to be released in August in the ADIDAS ORIGINALS magazine – and we are already excited, to see what we look like. For sure verrrryyy sporty.
For the moment, you (and us! and us!) will have to be pleased with the so-called (ugh!) ‘behind the scenes’-pictures. But maybe that is enough for a quick Five-against-Willy.
We are excited to finally be able to come out with it:
In cooperation with the renowned German manufacturer Signum shirt we designed a shirt which is the SIGNUM x DANDY DIARY-shirt.
We consider ourselves (so very unpretentious) in direct tradition with Dirk Schönberger. Today’s Adidas chief designer was our predecessor as a cooperation partner of Signum after all, and has designed a seven-piece shirt line for the label.
In addition, we find it rattenscharf that Signum had the balls to set the first German fashion label with some shady bloggers on the design desk. Only giants from H&M tried otherwise. We are proud of you, Signum, dear friends. Even if it was sometimes a little difficult with us, you’ve really worked steeply. Thank you, thank you!
The shirt-maker Signum has been established in the wild 1920s, in the 1960s/70s shaped the image of hippies with big collar and waisted silhouettes and was omnipresent in the 1980s as a shirt of the No Wave and pop as the yuppie scene.
Our shirt will be presented on 3 July 2012 during the Berlin Fashion Week. On this occasion, we are going to host a fashion performance titled “Green Invasion”.
The presentation/performance is for invited guests only due to security reasons.
Those who want to see our shirts as early as 3 of July is welcome to come to our Fashion Week Opening Party. As we go down there after the performance that is – and will certainly wear our shirts with pride on and with sweaty chests and big balls . The shirts are strictly limited and will only be available in selected stores. We therefore advice to try to tear those shirts from our bodies.
We are oh so excited,
David & Jakob