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FASHION
+ The Journeymen Style

+ The Journeymen Style

It’s a 7am flight. I queue up and wonder: What ever happened to the Golden Age of Travel? There was glory then in the journey itself, a celebrated experience answered by passengers with sartorial expressions. Airport halls, rail stations, and boat docks were the catwalks of the time. Journeymen understood that luggage, attire, comfort, and...
+ 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...
+ Off to the Beach

+ Off to the Beach

What does one pack for a beach outing? This is a question most humans don’t ponder over. But for those non-beachers like myself, here’s a lineup of ridiculous necessities you might consider. + A heavy duty canvas rucksack + A big knife for when pirates show up. One can either join them or repel them...
+ The Williamsburg Hipster

+ The Williamsburg Hipster

It didn’t take long; Within twenty-four hours of returning to Brooklyn after a three year hiatus, I only had to traverse the length of half a block from south third to south second on Bedford Avenue on a Friday morning to have The Williamsburg Hipster present itself in my route. I do concur, it looks...
+ 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...