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+ MBFWB AW14 Recap

+ MBFWB AW14 Recap

To prep for the week, the whiskeys at NEU! Bar were appropriately clean and vanilla smooth – perhaps too much so. Despite the pains of waking the following morning, a bit of gourmet coffee clears the brain and so started the HIEN LE show – the 10am opening runway for the latest Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week...
+ LIS - TXL | MBFWB

+ LIS – TXL | MBFWB

Yes, it’s MBFW Berlin time again: black bags are packed, shirts folded, suits selected, and cameras good to go. See you all inside the tent! Shortlink http://eeb.me/NbjPt
+ Fashionable November

+ Fashionable November

“Portuguese fashion isn’t about being obvious. It’s not about being an Individual, it’s about being part of a group.” – so I was told while enjoying lunch on a sun drenched balcony overlooking Lisbon. This explains my failures to spot the fashionables at first glance – save for the occasional money-spenders breezing down Avenida da...
+ Saturday on Mulackstraße

+ Saturday on Mulackstraße

“What do people wear in Berlin on the weekends?” – I was asked. I couldn’t formulate a response so instead I took my camera to popular Mulackstraße to find the street hosting a lively party. Of course the fashionables (mostly Mitte Hipsters) come for a look about and here are the takings:
+ 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....
+ 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...
+ Fashion Hacking Sunday

+ Fashion Hacking Sunday

In a rooftop atelier at the ‘far end of the world,’ Mieze Schmuckermeier – Berlin based founder of Fashion-Hackers – hands me a foamy coffee to offset the soggy weather. A silver-studded baseball cap tops off the black of Mieze’s Cleopatra-styled hair, cut to the chin, and I realise she’s dressed to work. I am...
+ 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.
Bavarians in the East

Bavarians in the East

Cow-print and whale-print!: We’ve located the Germans in Istanbul. I’ve been flown into the city to meet with the Öcher Safari team adventuring overland by car from Germany to Jordan in the Allgäu-Orient Rallye. Here’s a sneak peak but stay in touch with Mercedes-Benz for the full film-photo-written coverage in a couple of weeks to...