We already mentioned it earlier: South Korea is a very advanced country – and when it comes to fashion, style and weird coolness it’s an absolute Trendsetter.
Accordingly the following news of press agency AP is very interesting: the 19 million men of South Korea will spend this year 885 US-Dollar for cosmetic products. This gets the little country the title as biggest market for Make-Up Products for Men. This is approximately 46 US-Dollar per Men for Make-up a Year. That’s a whole lot, if you think of little boys and older Gentlemen, who will probably won’t be part of that trend at all.
The AP-Article says:
“The metamorphosis of South Korean men from macho to makeup over the last decade or so can be partly explained by fierce competition for jobs, advancement and romance in a society where, as a popular catchphrase puts it, “appearance is power.” Women also have a growing expectation that men will take the time and effort to pamper their skin.
Evidence of this new direction in South Korean masculinity is easy to find. In a crowded Seoul cafe, a young woman takes some lipstick out of her purse and casually applies it to her male companion’s lips as they talk. At an upscale apartment building, a male security guard watches the lobby from behind a layer of makeup. Korean Air holds once-a-year makeup classes for male flight attendants.”
We hope, that this trend for manly Make-Up will be seen in Germany soon. It would help us a whole lot, especially in the morning after a wild Fashion Week-Night.
We already start to practice, to be at the top of the game. But please, ladies, don’t mind, if we look strange in the beginning – we are starting at the experience of a 12-year-old girl. We’ve got a lot of catching up to do.
ALEXANDER WANG is daring to touch another, more peripheral, fashion-issue after the H&M-cooperation: Interior.
He designed a ‘Bean Bag Chair’ for the Italian label Poltrona Frau and a booze-case – or rather wrapped it with black leather.
For 8.800,- dollars you can buy the luxurious bean bag, for 18.500,- dollar the box. One can only hope, that Wang used his own ball-skin for the pieces, considering the price. Everything else would be: rude.
DANDY DIARY x JOHNNIE WALKER x HARRIS TWEED – Editorial
A few years ago, streetstyle-experts started wearing their jackets or coats around their shoulders, instead of putting their arms through their sleeves. The technical term for that is ‘coat slinging’.
Recently, the german newspaper BUNTE (!) reported about the styling-trend. ‘Coat slinging’ therefore officially became a ‘no-go’. So: dear friends with good taste, please stick your arms in your sleeves from now on.
Because a sleeve without an arm, is like Justin O’Shea without Veronika, like Cara Delevigne without eyebrows: somehow not complete.
In 2008, Scott Schuman (aka: The Sartorialist) has revealed the first case of ‘coat slinging’ on his blog, afterwards an epidemic broke out, from which the fashion-world still has not recovered.
It has been enough: put your jackets on properly again! Otherwise you appear like a gay fashion-journalist from 2010 (who would put his arms into sleeves nowadays)