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FASHION
+ Saturday in the Office

+ Saturday in the Office

+ RL Paint, Tel Aviv

+ RL Paint, Tel Aviv

This was news for GabrielDesigns: Ralph Lauren produces paint. Yes the kind you apply on your walls using buckets and rollers. And even more startling, there’s a proper boutique here in Tel Aviv called “The Paint Store“. So camera in hand, I popped up the street to confirm. Located at HaHashmal 33 under a RL-blue...
+ White on Black

+ White on Black

My first piece of Paul Smith.
+ 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
+ the appropriate way to smoke a cigar

+ the appropriate way to smoke a cigar

GabrielDesigns isn’t one for smoking cigars – that’s common knowledge. But if you are going to drag on a stogie, this Italian gentleman definitely knows how to make it look appealing. The simple grey jumper with rolled up sleeves match nicely with his silver wristband and peppered beard. There’s even a slight De Niro-esque resemblance...
+ 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...
+ London Moments

+ London Moments

The bloke at Border Control doesn’t like me much. The American passport is an instant failure. The immigration/visa stamps from Italy, France, Germany, Israel, South Korea…oh the frown deepens. “Please step this way Sir…” (…40 mins later…) There’s a “Welcome to London” sign just outside the Border Control exit at Gatwick Airport. The welcome team...
+ 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...