We reported yesterday, that New York Times fashion journalist Cathy Horyn had posted quite the condescending article on her blog about not having been invited to the Saint Laurent show, which she didn’t exactly praise in her blog post either.
Apparently Slimane also read the article and subsequently got very angry. At least that’s what you’d think.
On his Twitter the designer fired back, insulting her and announcing that Horyn will never receive an invitation to a Saint Laurent show again. Instead she would probably secure even two seats at Dior. A statement delicate on two levels, as Raf Simmons the new designer at Dior is said to be Slimane’s direct comptetitor.
We really hope Raf will join the bitch fight now, because you know, when has the fashion industry been this interesting? Bravo! Keep it up!
Beauties x BOND Hardware
In the last years, skateboarding had had a gigantic revival.
The coolest of all the cool skateboard-labels is PALACE SKATEBOARDS. There is a true cult about the label by Lev Tanju.
Also celebs like A$AP Rocky love PALACE. Unlike conventional fashion labels, PALACE does not seem to be dependent of seasons.
A few days ago, pictures of the new collection were published on Style.com.
Furthermore, uber-boss Tanju announced that the first PALACE skateboard store, ‘eva’, will open on the 25th of april in London (Brewer Street 26).
Records, skateboards and PALACE designs will be available to shop at the store. Tanjus concept: ‘Real low numbers and really well made’.
Damien Hirst is launching ‘Pills’ – a jewellery collection, which the US-artist originally has developed for his retrospective in Quatar, Doha 2 years ago.
Jewellery pieces of the collection ‘Pills’ are embossed with logos and numbers of drugs. Every design has the signature of the artist engraved. The jewellery by Hirst will be sold exclusively at Other Criteria
His designs are available in white- and yellow-gold – for prices that are affordable for rich kids:
It starts at 1750 US dollars. The most expensive necklace – ‘Pill Bracelet’ – has the faire price of 37,100 US dollars.
Bargains in comparison to his art-works (bling skull > 74 million euros). Therefore: ask mommy or daddy if you could use their credit card for a ‘real hirst’.
Yesterday we went to Frankfurt am Main in our tour bus, with full-speed, to speak at the conference ‘Frankfurt Day of Online-Journalism’, about porn, child-labour, party and streaking – therefore mainly about us.
For our talk we chose the beautiful title “Always Hardcore”.
This is what HR, who organised the conference, said about us:
‘First row at fashion conventions in London, Prague and Berlin. Celebrating parties with young-and pretty-old-stars. Designing, making music, modelling. Smuggling gang Symbols on traditonal Lederhosen. Producing a fashion porn. Placing a streaker at a fashion show in Milan .Getting in a fight with H&M for faking child labour pictures– and taking the legal hammer for it. The makers of Dandy Diary, the leading German men’s fashion blog, like to go wild. But behind the staging there is hard work, cleverness and crafting. How does one bring together all of these roles? How does one stay believable as a provocateur and is still doing good business with the labels? How does one treat fans, the nice ones the pushy one and the evil ones? How does day-to-day-work look for the fashion bloggers? And: is it okay to fake the truth? All of that will be answered today.’
You can see the video of the talk here. Enjoy watching!
Sweat-pants are still super hip. There is no high fashion-label, that does not offer one of these very expensive, un-formed pants. And especially also H&M, Zara and all the other affordable retailers. Everybody is wearing them and currently one can’t do anything wrong by wearing them. Who decides to stick the pants into his socks, is at the very front.
Even further are the cool-cats among you, who have already discovered the next pants-trend: Baggy-pants.
This trend does obviously have it’s origin in the raging 90s trend, therefore a time, before Hedi Slimane even explained to Karl Lagerfeld, that one is only allowed to wear very tight skinny jeans from now on, in the year of 2000.
SKINNY JEANS WERE COOL THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, SWEAT-PANTS YESTERDAY, TODAY BAGGY-PANTS RULE
GUCCI and MARC JACOBS have presented rather wide, straight-cut pants at their shows for autumn/winter 2015 (view the picture), as well as the brands A.P.C. and BOTTEGA VENETA. And also the influential blog Hypebeast has recently reported about the shift of sweat-pants to baggy-pants (and it’s influence on wearing sneakers). The trend is a topic for several players in the fashion-industry – which is a good sign for seeing it soon on the street.
When exactly the look is going to be seen there, is mainly depending on the question if the massively hip Hip Hop scene os going to pick up on their old looks and is going to wear baggies instead of tight skinny jeans and comfortable sweat-pants. After-all, rappers like A$AP Rocky, the gang from ODD FUTURE and Kanye West are important promoters for new trends in men’s fashion.
We think that this trend – which should be clear – is definitely dam’n cool and will try everything to adapt our closets to the baggy pants trend.
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.