ETQ Amsterdam

Let’s cut the bullshit for today, because it’s been a loooong day and I am tired as fuck. I am blessed but stressed and am seeking my bed so bad. And so ETQ Amsterdam is fulfilling all my needs right now by keeping random questions about their background and who they are short and simple:

WE COULD TELL YOU ALL KINDS OF STORIES,
BUT THAT’S NOT WHO WE ARE.
WE’RE HONEST. CLEAN. TIMELESS. EXCEPTIONAL.
AND SO IS OUR PRODUCT.

On point! And not only the designs of ETQ Amsterdam‘s sneakers are dope is fuck, but so is their attitude. And they don’t need all that blah blah blah, because the sneakers speak for themselves. So serious question: can I like seriously have these and live? I swear these are made for me to walk in. So check out my favorites, but don’t forget there is more on www.etq-amsterdam.com:

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Good night y’all and I bet I will be dreaming about wearing these sneakers.

Pictures via ETQ Amsterdam

Who is Jessica Walsh?

Do you know that feeling when you hear a name all the time, but you don’t know what it’s about? You just hear that name over and over again and you are eager to find out. Who is Jessica Walsh?  I had sleepless nights and after days of searching and researching I finally got the answer (thank you Fucking Young!):
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Te 24 year old British born menswear designer Jessica Walsh graduated with her BA from the University of Westminster in London before progressing straight to the MFA program at Parsons. During the 4 year program at Westminster she studied both mens and womenswear design and she did internships in the fashion capitols London, New York and Amsterdam. Introducing-Jessica-Walsh_fy1 Introducing-Jessica-Walsh_fy2 Introducing-Jessica-Walsh_fy3 Introducing-Jessica-Walsh_fy4 Introducing-Jessica-Walsh_fy7 Introducing-Jessica-Walsh_fy8

Fucking Young says about her collection:
Her Spring/Summer 2015 collection represents a feeling that she want to evoke, and the relationships of groups of friends – in particular boys. “There’s almost a sense of conjecture when anyone looks at a group of boys and the roles they each play to one another, this is something that has fascinated me for a while. So from this idea and wanting to identify the research just developed really quickly. This idea of bruising the fabric to create an intimate touch. The series of photographs of slants of the body that are printed on the jersey t-shirts. The interviews that created the huge geometric patterns that are again translated into jackets. I think these are just some of the ideas that I played with as there was so much research developed, but these strongly represent a sense of colour and volume that are important to the menswear that I want to produce.”

Pictures via Jessica Walsh

The Shit I’m Talking x Amadeo Orellana

This right here is an The Shit I’m Talking exclusive:
Because when my taste meets the art work of Amadeo Orellana, then you know it’s gonna be the shit! (My ego’s so big, you must admit, I got every reason to feel like this is the shit…)

Amadeo studied Fine Art at Chelsea College and Central Saint Martins in London and is an artist like no other. He works in collages using archival images from men’s and also women’s fashion editorials and is also working with photographers and gives the pictures a personal touch. His works have been published in magazines such as New York based OPEN LAB MAGAZINE or  I-D from England and even FUCKINGYOUNG from Spain. And the list goes on and on. And now it’s my honor that he gave his special something to my favorite pictures exclusively for this blog. I don’t wanna brag, but now his list of magazines he worked for is extended by The Shit I’m Talking.
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MAISON the FAUX

Sun is out. Life is relaxed. And it smells like fresh mowed lawn everywhere I go. I guess summer is here. So let’s talk about a fashion label, where it seems that the grass is even greener.

MAISON the FAUX is a couture label for ‘humanwear’ based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The label aspires to be an affectionate reaction to the current fashion industry and a big faux wink in the direction of an audience liberated enough to move freely through an often narrow-minded world.

MAKE_A_U_TURN_4The new shown collection called ‘Make a U-turn if possible’ mixes practical, constructed outdoor clothing with references to delicate lingerie. Fragile nightgowns, braziers and underwear against windbreakers and zip off pants. Layered silhouettes consisted out of contrasting use of material and colours of soft nudes, lace and sweet colours that contrasted against patent leather and heavy wax fabrics. Big hand-woven items made out of recycled fabric, colourful prints, strange hats and chunky jewellery that are worn as modern charms made the image complete. With the second collection of MAISON the FAUX, the label presents a mix between ready to wear and couture. With this, the label has made a clear development as apposed to their first collection.MAKE_A_U_TURN_3 MAKE_A_U_TURN_1

While the first collection was super edgy and you could not NOT see the edginess, this time MAISON the FAUX is taking a little step back. Like if you look at the new lookbook for the first time,  everything seems to be pretty “normal”, but it’s the details that bring back the edge.  So take a look and look closley:  MAKE_A_U_TURN_2

MAISON the FAUX represents a new outlook on masculinity and femininity. Its designers aim to set decadence as the new standard, combining their couture statement pieces with street wear. ‘The Fictional House’, a rough translation of MAISON the FAUX, is rooted in a great sense of humour and self-mockery, combined with a deep love of fashion. MAKE_A_U_TURN_5

 Pictures via Maison the Faux
Photography: Valentina Vos – Make-up: Majda Nassih – Models: Floris & Christel @ 77models

Van Gogh and Vermeer

And then you have all that Van Gogh and Vermeer all over the fashion pieces. And heaven just came to earth.

Eric Franzel, the designer of Franzel Amsterdam dropped his SS15 collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam a couple of days ago. And this collection is so Ghetto-Chanel (in case you don’t know that’s my new term to describe a unique combination of street couture and haute fashion) and that’s what Franzel Amsterdam is representing: a clean mix between menswear and sportswear with a touch of street. It’s fashion for a man who takes life head on and is not afraid to fall and pick him self up in the process.

And beyond the fashion aspect this collection is representing myself so hardcore. Because…like…not only do I wish people in my hood would walk around like this. Like I don’t even know how to explain it. And you know what’s funny?! The streets in my hood are named after famous painters like Kandinsky or Edvard Munch and probably 90% of the people here can’t associate any painting to the name. Like basically that art and street aspect is what is catching me, if that makes any sense. However…this Franzel Amsterdam fashion is just so smart.

And I think I am just going to go to Amsterdam during next Fashion Week. For real, for real, for real. So count me in, Eric!
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Amadeo Orellana

Amadeo Orellana.
The kind of art you will never forget.
And a name you will always remember.
1482917_611901088892572_5515800038521581061_nThe artist Amadeo studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martin in London/UK and he works  in collages using archival images from mens fashion editorials and also working with photographers.His works have been published in magazines such as OPEN LAB MAGAZINE (New York), I-D (England), MOTHER (Japan), FIASCO(England), BLEND (Amsterdam) and FUCKINGYOUNG (Spain).  So he basically worked for my favorite magazines and beside this impressive references, I just find this kind of art to be spectacular and brutally beautiful. I have seen a lot of collages, but non of these collages was executed this way.
So in the end of this post I just can state this: All all I know is that, at one point of my life, I just want to work with Amadeo Orellana. I don’t know how it’s going to happen, I don’t know when it’s going to happen, but I know it will happen for real, for real, for real.
I mean it! In the meantime take your time and soak in the beauty of his work:

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