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+ Clément, Palais de Tokyo

+ Clément, Palais de Tokyo

Mesdames et Messieurs, je te présente Clément. He is the bartend at Le Palais de Tokyo Monsieur Bleu restaurant, which sits almost as an art piece in itself at the end of the gallery. In a contemporary world promoting minimalism and austerity, gold, marble, green leather and velvet would put one off as ostentatiously vulgar....
+ Haberdashers

+ Haberdashers

Haberdasher (noun) \ˈha-bə(r)-ˌda-shər\ – a dealer in men’s clothing and accessories Over a year ago, I chanced across a posting on Trashness of a Drakes paired with an Ascot Chang. I’ve been on the hunt since for a paisley piece. Though the chase is still on, the search along with random doses of migratory plane...
+ 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 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...
+ Gauging Instruments

+ Gauging Instruments

Every so often, I come across a watch that takes my breathe away. Say what you want, you know it’s true as well. That’s why “the watch” is on your wrist…or you wish it were. So I scrambled for my camera when Jon Kleinhample – the wood loving maniac behind LMBRJK – sauntered out of...
+ MBFW Berlin

+ MBFW Berlin

MBFW starts again tomorrow, Jan 15th lasting for four action packed days until the 18th. The photo pass has been acquired and we’ll see you from the MBFW Berlin Fashion Tent starting tomorrow morning with the Hien Le show. Forecast predict a bit of sunshine but with a high of -3 and a low of...
+ Time Travel, Soho London

+ Time Travel, Soho London

Every once in a while, one comes across a scenario that rewinds the clock several decades at a time. Amongst the hipsters and corporate wankers on the streets of Soho, a few seconds witnessed this gentlemen carrying himself with the confidence of a man that BELONGS. No not necessarily with a bespoke piece, but note...
+ East Putney, London

+ East Putney, London

Useless yet complimentary braces! And working quite well with the shoulder bag and red winter boots.
+ Comme des Garçons Berlin

+ Comme des Garçons Berlin

For those of you who’s been in Fashion long enough, do you recall your own ’96 reaction to Dress Meets Body, Body Meets Dress? If you only know of this as the tagged Lumps and Bumps Collection, please consider yourself now erudite. Or how UN(?)-successful you thought the “guerrilla” stores would turn out to be...
+ Tactile Pleasure

+ Tactile Pleasure

Fingertips never forget that particular feel. It’s sinfully soft and elegant, shimmering and confident. My first encounter was ten yeas ago, stepping onto a blackened show-room floor in Los Angeles. I turned and there to the left dramatically and strategically spot-lit, a 44 quietly eyeing me up. Dyed a blue so dark, it was on...
+ Plus Fours

+ Plus Fours

Berliners beware, GabrielDesigns is back in town with the Nikon. You will be shot. And you will be headlined. First up was this chap I spied carting his bicycle up the stairs of Bernauerstraße U8. After a quick phone call, he jumped onto his machine to presumably head towards Mauerpark. But he looked back just...
+ On Rothschild Blvd

+ On Rothschild Blvd

Adventuring with Solal Fakiel of HiGH Magazine, we caught Daniel Sheriff fresh back from New York and looking suspiciously like a Brooklyn hipster.