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+ Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud

+ Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud

She was scrutinizing the freshly baked baguettes sticking out of my bag just outside Cannibal Cafe. I was scrutinizing her incredible leather top. Hours later – after an injection of champagne and thus a smidgen of courage – I, by happenstance, crossed paths with this young lady and managed to stammer out in French (for...
+ Summer Prints

+ Summer Prints

These young ladies are on the move through Paris, enjoying the summer with intricate prints.
+ MBFW SS2014: Hien Le

+ MBFW SS2014: Hien Le

After a tempestuous night of precipitation plus a few drinks at Interview Mag’s party, the Berlin sky is blue and clear marking the start of MBFW Berlin Spring / Summer 2014 Collections. First up is Hien-Le. Spring leaves, dragonflies, and pastels comprise the majority of the motif – pristine and correct. But to what extent...
+ Little Miss Sailor

+ Little Miss Sailor

This young one shot out of nowhere, dashing up onto the docks, intent on swinging her legs out over the water. Stripy shirt, a dark cardy, cuffed shorts, and red sneakers – she’s doesn’t even have to TRY sporting the look. With such a pervasive sailing culture, I suspect she even knows her way around...
+ Eşarplar of Istanbul

+ Eşarplar of Istanbul

Even within structures of very specific dress regulations, these Turkish ladies in Istanbul express themselves in style with the patterning of their eşarplar.
+ 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 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.