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+ 3éme, Paris

+ 3éme, Paris

This summer may be rain in Paris but that’s not stopping this monsieur from flashing bright colours at Merci Café off boulevard Beaumarchais.
+ Yohji Yamamoto, tel aviv

+ Yohji Yamamoto, tel aviv

This is a new one for Israel: notorious avant-garde fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto exhibiting over 80 silhouettes at the Holon Design Museum (architect: Ron Arad) from July 5th – October 20th, 2012. His work, as always, is removed from the latest and the hyped and the temporal trends of yesterday, today, and tomorrow morning. Taking...
+ NOIR through the shadows

+ NOIR through the shadows

For some reason the song INTO BLACK by BLOUSE suddenly reminded me of this shot from the last MBFW-Berlin NOIR runway show. Something about the light pushing away the shadows, and the needle thin heel… For the original posts: MBFW BERLIN NOIR
+ blue and red, toscana

+ blue and red, toscana

Just a few weeks ago, if you happened to be zipping through Toscana – possibly for the Mille Miglia or simply passing through because Toscana is…Toscana – you might have chanced upon this father / daughter duo on a city bike. The otherwise dismissive outfits warrant double-takes thanks to the braces.
+ From an Age Long Past

+ From an Age Long Past

With small exceptions, Motorsports and Fashion for the most part doesn’t seem to mix these days. But there once was a time when “driving” meant something more than just engines and shells and muscles. It was a time when gentlemen donned on leather driving gloves, racing caps, driving goggles, shirts with tartan elbow patches, tailored...
+ VOIX: Michael Sontag

+ VOIX: Michael Sontag

His face pops up all over Berlin and the fashion mags have termed him as a rising star. But his fame isn’t due to Berlin languor. Expecting a weekend rendezvous exception, GabrielDesigns met up with fashion designer Michael Sontag on a sunny Saturday morning to find him in a t-shirt busily working away in his...
+ fabric texture, cavalli

+ fabric texture, cavalli

Once in a while you hear a designer or read in a mag something about fabric textures and patterning and superiority of this fabric as opposed to that fabric and you’re thinking “who freggin cares?” Well one of the all time Kings of texture and patterning is Roberto Cavalli from Firenze. Of course you’ve heard...
+ VOIX: PerretSchaad

+ VOIX: PerretSchaad

Welcome to VOIX, a new series to be developed; The voice of creative minds on their lifestyles and work in their respective cities. First up who kindly met with GabrielDesigns is PERRETSCHAAD of Berlin. An elusive duo to catch as they’re perpetually working or traveling, Johanna and Tutia took a couple of hours to drink...
+ we are still freezing

+ we are still freezing

Today is 0 degrees in Berlin, 6 in Paris, 5 in New York. (Let’s not discuss Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, or Barcelona). Warsaw is minus 6. Ladies and gentlemen are still desperately running to the stores for fur lined shoes and boots. We all concur: frozen-off toeless-feet aren’t so conducive to walking. But don’t despair,...
+ MBFW - Hien Le

+ MBFW – Hien Le

The details from the Hein Le Studio show at the Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week A/W 2012. Not a wild presentation, but understated, elegant, and stylish. Note the one-button cuff detail, an all-time favorite of GabrielDesigns. With guest critic Steph Eisenkolb, we had a fantastic time darting in between the models to grab these shots.
+ MBFW - Issever Bahri

+ MBFW – Issever Bahri

Bahri’s collection was an unexpected surprise that embraced visual comfort and opulence. Midnight blues were paired with graphite and blacks but hardly stagnant. Silk ran like gleaming waters held together by the heavier touch of knit fabrics. Forceful yet elegant, coursed with drama, the show gave the impression of pulsating energy just on the edge...
+ MBFW - Karaleev

+ MBFW – Karaleev

Where his previous show was a dark and brooding lineup of intricate drapes and tectonics, this year, he seems to depict the “contemporary woman,” easily seen on 6th ave. A solid collection, no doubts at all, very metropolitan.