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2015年4月13日 星期一

Gavlyn - What I Do [Official Music Video]

Life Goes On - Tupac

2015年3月6日 星期五

FW15 SPHINX WOMENS Rick Owens Paris Fashion Show #PFW

2015年3月3日 星期二

LCM: Top Five Designers

London Collections Men is over.
Bent to the will of eccentric designers, muscular models paraded under a blizzard, became punkers with a Ramones’style wig, in a matter of days they have become dandies, fuchsia knitted teddy bears, gangsters, samurai, boy scouts. Here are our best 5.
1. The urban warriors of KTZ.
The British brand confirms its rebellious and unconventional nature, honoring London and its most extreme subcultures with the new collection.
David Bowie, A Clockwork Orange and skinheads immortalized by Nick Knight in a famous 1982 book become eccentric outsiders, dressed in leather and fur.
If the must-have accessory is the bowler, the cult piece of the season are the coats, iperdecorated with black and white graphics, skeletons, blocks inspired by Rubik’s cube and pixelated portraits of Mao, Lenin, Marx.
2. At Astrid Andersen parades military sportswear.
The Danish designer remains true to her aesthetic and continues to explore the influence of women's clothing in the male wardrobe, introducing hyper-feminine details in sportswear.
In the collection presented during these days in London, Andersen starts from the cult of Jim Jarmusch's "Ghost Dog" and from the figure of traditional Japanese samurai to create a sportswear clearly influenced by the military culture and with some hints of hip hop.
Oversized sweatshirts, velvet suits, pvc joggers mingle with military caps, fur Ushankas and bombers.
Black, gray are the perfect colors for the uniform of the modern samurai creating a balanced dystonia with lace and shocking pink details.
3. Agi & Sam: art and play on the catwalk.
The brand famous for tailoring and colorful clothes came back.
"The Coolman Collection" is born from the reworking of some drawings made by Agi Mdumulla and rediscovered during a visit at his family in Yorkshire. In the hands of the adult designer and of his partner Sam Cotton, those childhood sketches become deconstructed jackets, colored coats with oversized volumes, pulls with dry proportions and soft pants.
Mondrian, Shiraga, Rauschenberg and Signac inspire colors and graphics, while the masks on the face of the models are made by pieces of Lego.
A curiosity? The prints are covers of VHS and packaging of drugs, redrawn by children because, as Agi told, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
4. The melancholy and romantic tribute to the First World War by Alexander McQueen.
Sarah Burton turned the story into fashion. The uniform, declined in pinstripes, houndstooth or covered with poppies, flower-symbol of the great conflict, is the protagonist of the collection.
Dresses and coats, made of silk jacquard and velvet, in smoky tones of gray and black, with some concessions to the cherry, adorned with the words "Value, Truth, Honor", are small masterpieces of tailoring.
It’s the legacy of Alexander McQueen the one that Burton continues to pursue. The designer abandons the eccentricity of his friend and predecessor to embrace an elegant and measured aestethic.
5. The economic crisis according to Christopher Shannon.
Slogans like "Save Me" and "Thanks 4 Nothing" animate a collection that features the classic plastic grocery bag.
The object is printed on sweaters is the theme of necklaces and key chains and is even declined in version mask becoming symbol of the disillusionment emerged by the current socio-economic climate.
Shannon transforms anger and despair in a colorful and pop proposal, which mixes sportswear and knitwear, puffy jackets and shorts, tailored shirts and technical fabrics.

Milan Fashion Week - Day 3

- Vivienne Westwood MAN: From London to Milan, Dame Vivienne never disappoint anyone. She sang the praises of the Prince of Wales in her show notes, which she had "adopted" him as the "patron" of this new collection, as you can see on the oversize tees.

- Neil Barrett: After working for Gucci and Prada, Neil Barrett started his own label in 1999. This new collection is about go back to move forward: back to another one about hybrid, a mix of stockbrokers and skinheads, or punks and Amish. This time the hybrid was a tuxedo army from Fall 2006. Knitwear, with classic pieces, knitted rather than woven to create structured garments of a surprising softness was the protagonist. 

- Prada: The one and only Miuccia presented last evening both Fall menswear and Pre-Fall womenswear collections. Featuring a printed manifesto saying "Gender is a context and context is often gendered", this new FW 2015 is characterized by a main color, black, so shameless if well fitted. Amazing! 

Day 3 of Milan Fashion Week has just begun. Like we did for London Collections Men, we want you to know all the cool people and designers you definitely should not miss during these days. Once again, notepads in hands and welcome to Milan.
(on the cover, Neil Barrett backstage by Paolo Musa)
- Gucci: Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci represents world class luxury, Italian heritage and modern style. This is going to be the last menswear collection by creative director Frida Giannini, so you definitely have to check it out.
- Fendi: Daring creativity and artisanal excellence since 1925, Fendi is one of the brand Made in Italy is so proud of.
- County of Milan: Second fashion show ever for Marcelo Burlon and his County of Milan. After the first one last June during Pitti Uomo, we really can't wait to see what is going to happen tonight.
Gryphon O'Shea is one of the most talented young men ever seen. He's from Pasadena, California and you've probably saw him in Milan walking for Vivienne Westwood Man, Bottega Veneta and Constume National (just to name a few).
Francesca Burns is a stylist/fashion editor of British Vogue. If you want to have a look at some backstage and also know about all the trends of the moment, you definitely have to follow her.
Our friend Louis Pisano is a real cool kid! Social observer, contributor for Vogue IT, Fiasco Homme, NSS Magazine, he also have a blog called SUPERFICIALLIVING.

County of Milan FW 2015 Backstage


We went to the backstage of the new County of Milan FW2015 collection. After the debut at Pitti in Florence, Marcelo Burlon stages is first show ever in Milan. Striving on the power of collage, clashes and unprecedented associations, functional shapes are charged up with striking prints and mixes of different materials. The graphic palette goes from black to red and white. The performance/utility element, like multiple pockets, tool belts, protective padding on capes and parkas- is merged with traditional shapes like ponchos, gaucho pants and bombacha trousers. Fading pixel patterns, embroideries, patchworks and space age motifs give a powerful makeover to urban staples such as sweatshirts, tailored skinny trousers, t-shirts and backpacks.
Creative Direction: Marcelo Burlon
Styling: Ilaria Norsa
Hair: Gianluigi Gargaro @ Aldo Coppola Agency
Make-up: Giorgia Pambianchi @ Atomo Mgmt
Backstage Direction: Marchi Salgado
Music: Giorgio Di Salvo - Marcelo Burlon
Talents: Afshin Momadi, Fa' Empel, George Miltchev, Kirikoo Des, Matteo Foschi, Michele Lamanna, Pablo Attal, Paolo Farcic, Tamy Glauser, Xin Yang, Yoan Prat
(Reportage by Giulia Traini)

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEWS from Marcelo Burlon on Vimeo.




Boris Bidjan Saberi is a german designer based in Barcelona. He created his own brand in 2006 and since then he's presenting his collections during Paris Fashion Week. 11 by BBS: the 11 reveals a street minded line inspired by a real life style that goes far beyond a numeric expression. It provides a day to day, long lasting and innovative garments conceived to meet the actual needs of the contemporary man.

Rihanna x i-D Magazine

Rihanna is literally everywhere and we're loving it. A new hit featuring Kanye West and Sir Paul McCarney, a forthcoming brand new album, and also a new style, definitely not so garish as in the past and lot of magazine covers, seriously. She's the face of new spring 2015 issues of i-D magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, W Korea and AnOther magazine (for this last one she was photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin who also directed "FourFiveSeconds" video). Here it is the editorial featured in i-D, the pictures are by iconic/italian photographer Paolo Roversi and the style is by our favourite fashion director Alastair McKimm. Enjoy!
PS: If you missed it, you can watch Rihanna's performance of "FourFiveSeconds" live at the 57th Grammys below.