Sven Marquardt, Berghain-icon, photographer and, according to the legend, the half-brother out of hell from Karl Lagerfeld, had a lot to do this year: towards the ten-years anniversary of the techno-club, the bouncer has to reject event more party-folks, in august his biography ‘the night is life’ has been released and now Marquadt has brought a T-Shirt collaboration with HUGO BOSS on the market.
For the price of 79,95 Euro, one can buy a logically black T-Shirt with photo-prints by the photographer Marquardt (for example here).
If one get’s into Berghain fasther that way, or might even have to wait extra-long due to the hardcore ass-kissing, we are not sure – and we do not want to try it. Because of aesthetic reasons.
“Mike the Ruler” is the Lord of Tumblr, King of Instagram and, since today, for this week, also ‘Dandy of the Week’. He is the youngest man (maybe more so the first kid), whom we provide this honour.
About one year ago the fame of ‘Mike the Ruler’ started. The 14-year old upper-east kid was hanging around at events by VFiles and at raves by the A$AP mob, and presented himself on Instagram in Rick Owens total-looks.
The Instagram hype about ‘Mike the Ruler’ started. In an interview, which VFiles arranged with him, Mike showed his, unusual for his age, impressive knowledge about fashion. He talked about Rick Owens fashion shows in 2007 (!) and told that he just wrote his homework about the topic ‘Helmut Lang vs. Calvin Klein’.
His favourite brands are, next to Rick Owens, the New York-based street-wear avant-garde brands - #BEENTRILL, HBA, TELFAR and Eckhaus Latta, a brand, which fashion is described by the young expert as ‘conceptual’. The pocket-money for those high-fashion labels is probably provided by his mom. She works as a lawyer.
Mike found his passion for fashion in 2011. His dad took him to an Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition. Mike Hope then became the fashion-lover ‘Mike the Ruler’.
Whenever Mike goes to an event, then he always takes a second outfit with him in his backpack, which he puts on, when he is bored. He simply owns the selfie-game (Mike is posing with the A$AP Mob like he never did something else). And ‘the Ruler’ probably happens to know more about fashion then most German fashion-journalists.
Without questioning: ‘Mike the Ruler’ has more then earned, to be our youngest ”Dandy of Week”!
Photos: via www.housetribeca.com
For the shooting-day of our fashion porn, we booked a crazy expensive studio back then. The money was lent to us by a patron, who earned his money within the very lucrative Ahle Wurst Business in North Hessen.
In our noble studio, a few minutes before the ‘little death’ of our main-actor, this puberty-like GIF resulted:
The fucky-fucky-gif, as we call it, shot by Marlen Stahlhut.