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
#LOVEMYHOOD – our favourite Spots in Berlin
If you want to believe the hip stylists of the Florence-based luxury store LUISA VIA ROMA and if you were paying attention at our last fashion week opening party in january this year, you know it already: the 1970s are currently brutally hip.
In their new editorial ‘Backstage Pass’, in which the LVR-stylist Carmel Walsh is showing the hottest pieces of the spring/summer-collection 2015, we can see a lot of 70s glamour and glammy rockstar-styles by, among others, DRIES VAN NOTEN, DOLCE & GABBANA, LANVIN, SAINT LAURENT, HAIDER ACKERMANN and BALMAIN.
If 70s rockstar-chic, then please like that, we think. That one has to have at least as much cash as the Rolling Stones, is obvious.
On the 23rd of may, when the Eurovision Song Contest is taking place in Vienna, fashion-designs are going to be presented for the first time next to songs – and for Germany the society-lion and designer Michael Michalsky is going to compete.
In a big opening fashion show with the title ‘Fashion for Europe’, designers from all the competing countries are going to show their designs.
Michi says about his engagement: ‘I am very happy, that I can represent Germany. The event is an excellent idea, because music and fashion belong together. They influence each other. I often get inspiration for my designs from current music and have many personal friends in the music-business. Therefore it is beautiful, when I can contribute to making the Euro Vision Song Contest even more attractive through my work.
We are already totally excited for Michalsky’s designs, but are hoping, that the show is not again going to be cancelled due to current catastrophes (Nepal, Syrien, Lampedusa, Libyen, etc.)…
Anyways: we are happy, that Michi has found his way back into the glamorous fashion-show-world. We have missed him and his occasions to celebrate.
If he will show again during Berlin Fashion Week in summer, is not clear yet.
‘FASHION FOR EUROPE’ will happen on the 18th of may in the centre of the Austrian metropole Vienna, followed by an aftershow-party. More than 1.500 guests are expected. The happening will be broadcasted via TV and over the internet.
Nearly angelic, we have already announced: There is going to be a second PALACE x ADIDAS ORIGINALS-collection – and here is the new lookbook for it.
Still PALACE is mainly oriented by the 90s designs of ADIDAS. What we see is sweat-suits, tricots and a sweater. Everything awesome, of-course.
The collection will be released on the 2nd of may (in two days! *shriek*) and we advise everybody to just get everything. Who knows, how long PALACE will stay a hip skater brand … somehow everybody is talking already about BIANCA CHANDON.
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.