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editor / journalist / photographer / architect / trespasser of abandoned spaces / culinary genius / paul auster / jasper fforde / nikon / thekooples / surface to air / dries van noten / six scents / david bowie / goldroom / erlend oye / vin rouge / mega loads of delicious coffee / ...

FASHION
+ 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.
+ MBFW Berlin PERRETSCHAAD

+ MBFW Berlin PERRETSCHAAD

I’ve known Tutia and Johanna, professionally and as friends, for roughly two years now. Long enough to understand their runways to be a reflection of themselves, a play of two complimenting personalities – Tutia’s audible bursts of giggly laughter and Johanna’s bright smiles, or the former’s chaotic worktable versus the later’s tidy one. And in...
+ MBFW Berlin Have a Laugh

+ MBFW Berlin Have a Laugh

LAUGH – (verb) To express certain emotions, especially mirth or delight, by a series of spontaneous, usually unarticulated sounds often accompanied by corresponding facial and bodily movements. To see, and more importantly to BE seen – seems to be the theme for those attending MBFW Berlin, more of a party than a serious intake of...
+ MBFW Berlin LENA HOSCHEK

+ MBFW Berlin LENA HOSCHEK

Exiting HIEN-LE’s soft-toned collection gliding toward the rack of photographers, I dive into SISSI GOETZE’s studio exhibition. Shirts hold a lovely detail with ties sliding through fabric tie-bars. The drape is soft and round without much complications but winged caps, cuffed trousers revealing ankles, and small layering details add the touch of finesse. But the...
+ 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.
+ Patterns, Mitte

+ Patterns, Mitte

Shot just before she went out the door but what do you make of the coat+cowhide bag+coloured scarf? Opinions? Comment below!
+ SISLEY FW 2012

+ SISLEY FW 2012

There’s an old photograph of a charcoal grey jumper being worn in a Dean & DeLuca. A happy smile accompanies the coffee in hand; you could feel invincible against the NYC winter winds. After years of replacement attempts, one worthy of the legacy finally arrived in this season’s SISLEY collection. Looking back at the winter...
+ 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...
+ Before Snow Falls

+ Before Snow Falls

There is a wintery light slicing through the streets of Berlin and the wind plays a sad tune against facades and through leaf-barren trees that only recently held golden leaves. But a walk through the city shows the Berliners aren’t ready yet for the snow to fall. As if wearing go-to-hell colours could keep winter...