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+ Herbs & Eggs

+ Herbs & Eggs

Waking to a cold January morning – especially with scotched brains – demands steaming coffee and something piping hot out of the oven. So I’ve decided to forensicate some baked eggs for a continuation to the previous night’s warmth and coziness of close friends, dinner, cake, red wine, and whiskey. The hardest part is always...
+ VOIX: VW+BS

+ VOIX: VW+BS

I’m sitting in front of a terrain of smoothly lathed mushroom-resembling wooden abstractions. I can imagine Super Mario jumping to and fro collecting golden coins. The “mushrooms” are attached via magnet to an equally smooth wooden tray masking a plate of steel beneath. On contact, magnet meets wooden surface and the sound of the resulting...
+ MBFW Berlin Finished

+ MBFW Berlin Finished

Jan 15th to the 18th. Four days of fashion observations. The tent is a strange place were I’ve noted people to hug and kiss FW acquaintances they hardly know. And where they avoid like the plague the ones they actually do know…strange. I stay with my trio of knowns and have a fantastic blast. But...
+ MBFW Berlin MICHAEL SONTAG

+ MBFW Berlin MICHAEL SONTAG

For the MICHAEL SONTAG show, I managed to borrow a few images here from Berlin-based fashion photographer Scott Elliott making an occasional appearance this season for a few shows. The catwalk is unusually black and the red spot lights give a dramatic boost to Sontag’s collection paired with boots that remind of 17th century French...
+ MBFW Berlin VLADIMIR KARALEEV

+ MBFW Berlin VLADIMIR KARALEEV

By 18h for the VLADIMIR KARALEEV show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, the hour finds most of us exhausted from the past four days of photographing, writing, and socialising (people…ugh!). But yet again, I squeeze in between some massive lenses on the Media Riser and as the show begins, am rewarded for not calling it...
+ MBFW Berlin ISSEVER BAHRI

+ MBFW Berlin ISSEVER BAHRI

The stress of an early morning rush to slip last minute into Cimen and Derya’s ISSEVER BAHRI show, slowly dissipates with the taste of coffee from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week lounge bar. Art Director Suvi Haering and I bump into model and stylist Ella Plevin and the consensus is to transition into prosecco. We put...
+ MBFW Berlin MARCEL OSTERTAG

+ MBFW Berlin MARCEL OSTERTAG

Blues and greens get mixed up with purple and tartan. But the obvious highlight is the finale. To the roaring clap and grins of the crowd, OSTERTAG himself steps forward onto the catwalk, not just for a head tilt bow, but as part of his own show. Using himself as a model, he prances up...
+ MBFW Berlin HOLY GHOST

+ MBFW Berlin HOLY GHOST

Finally, a team – the three “spirits” behind Holy Ghost being Sedina Halilovic, Ivana Bogicevic and Jelena Radovanovic – with the guts to embrace the classics. The trio takes us back in time with classy style. In the dramatically dim spotlight, a pushed hotel dolly feature a red Fedora hat cocked sideways atop a bow-tie...
+ MBFW Berlin A DEGREE FAHRENHEIT

+ MBFW Berlin A DEGREE FAHRENHEIT

From roots at Marc Jacobs and Jen Kao, Yu Amatsu – the man behind A DEGREE FAHRENHEIT – exhibits his A/W 2013/14 collection at MBFW Berlin worn not only by the wrinkle-fearing fresh blooded models, but two older ladies, equally stunning in Amatsu’s timeless silhouettes.
+ MBFW Berlin PATRICK MOHR

+ MBFW Berlin PATRICK MOHR

What happened? Did models dissipate or fall ill past the plus one level? This is the infamous Patrick Mohr + Reebok show is it not? I squeeze into a packed room that resemble more of a half baked party with a few sneakers on white pedestals. Fashion or even a exhibition concept is embarrassingly absent...
+ MBFW Berlin DIMITRI

+ MBFW Berlin DIMITRI

Dimitri – this designer constructs. The necessity of a bag to compliment an outfit, the addition of fur around the neckline to bring out a monotone piece, or the expression of a pattern needing only itself, a long pea to visually elongate the legs, or allowing elegantly simple strap shoes to do the work.
+ MBFW Berlin PERRETSCHAAD

+ MBFW Berlin PERRETSCHAAD

I’ve known Tutia and Johanna, professionally and as friends, for roughly two years now. Long enough to understand their runways to be a reflection of themselves, a play of two complimenting personalities – Tutia’s audible bursts of giggly laughter and Johanna’s bright smiles, or the former’s chaotic worktable versus the later’s tidy one. And in...