Sadak FW15

MBFWB is run by the Balkan connection. And I absolutely like it. Plus SADAK had by far (by faaaaaar) the best runway collection for FW15 (in Berlin). And it could have not been more Ghetto Chanel:
sadakSadak’s designer Sasa Kovacevic is a Serbian-born fashion and stage/costume designer. He graduated in Fashion Design from Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin,Germany; he also studied Stage and Costume Design at the Academy of Art, Belgrade. In addition to designing for his own Fashion Label- SADAK, Sasa has also designed costumes and set design for several dance projects. And this shit better land in my wardrobe.
sadak sadak The clothing is innovative and unique, while still incorporating distinctive elements from a variety of preceding periods and ethnic cultures.The various inspirations for the collections are essentially what makes them so superior in character. It’s not only the collection as a whole that comes with a motive, it’s the individual works themselves.
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Always at the core of his universe (and as essential as the clothes themselves) are attitudes, moods and statements about individuality and independence. Equally important in SADAK’ s approach is the constant quest for innovation. The key elements stay the same: modern proportions, a constant research for fabrics and textures and above all the interplay of pure construction and new shapes with the body and psyche of the contemporary fashion and art.
sadak sadakSo a major HVALA for putting the right light on MBFWB!

Ivanman

Berlin. Berlin. Berlin.
A fashion week that is not relevant and at the same time not irrelevant. It’s just stuck in the middle (and every business/economy student knows that this is the worst position ever) and I think I am going to make a marketing plan to make it more attractive to the international fashion scene. although MBFWB is in it’s core super international. And labels like IVANMAN make me not want to give up on this certain week. The designer Ivan Mandzukic is bringing colourblocking into FW15 and I like the fact he is giving his style, which is more on the classical look kind of side, a more colorful twist.  And I feel like with the color orange he is in tune with the FW15 times.  See yourself:

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10 Minutes To Go

It was the day before I went to NYC and I was waiting for a friend who was kinda late. So I had like 10 minutes to go and I was already done with checking all the social media on my phone, I texted back everybody and I didn’t know what to do. So I was like: Does it make sense to see an art exhibition although you only have 10 minutes? And then I just started walking fast to Hamburg’s Bucerius Kunst Forum showing the exhibition”Kirchner. The Expressionist Experiment”

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938) is one of the most avant-garde painters of the 20th century who found artistic expression in printmaking. For this co-founder of the artists group “Brücke” (Bridge), woodcuts were the main experimental field of the new Expressionist style.

Nudes, bathers, and dance and street scenes in the vibrant metropolis of Berlin before the First World War, and a new view of people in portraits were the innovative subjects of Brücke whose work was characterized by sharp contours, and strong contrasts between black and white. In his woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs and etchings, Kirchner experimented with long neglected techniques and created a distinctive, expressive body of work. He printed each sheet himself and every print is unique due to the varied coloring. Some series contain only a few prints.

Kirchner’s printed oeuvre is the most extensive in German Expressionism. The Bucerius Kunst Forum shows an overview of these works from the world famous collection of the Brücke-Museum in Berlin, which has one of the largest holdings of Kirchner’s works.

Foto 1 (1) Foto 3 Foto 4I ended up being late for like 5 minutes, but I realized that I learned a lot in only 10 minutes.

Aiko Tezuka

Back at home, I thought it was time to do some gallery hopping. And the reason why I visited Mikko Sato Gallery is because of artist Aiko Tezuka, who’s work is often composed of fabrics that she either finds or designs, and involves both making and destroying as she and her helpers unpick portions of the fabric revealing the warp and the weft of the original looming process.

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Aiko Tezuka came to Europe from her native Japan in 2010, first to London and then to Berlin, on a Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency. She now lives and works in a flat in the fashionable Neukölln area in southeast Berlin.

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“Over the years I have become increasingly fixated on fabrics, especially those preceding the 17th century and the ancient eras. When visiting fabric museums, I often wonder how the early textile artists made such exquisite pieces without electricity. It is apparently now impossible to remake 8th century Japanese fabrics, even if we were to use the latest technology, because the techniques have since been lost.  I am interested in loosening up these invisible narratives to unravel forgotten histories or discover new plotlines. Pervading my creative processes are techniques and rules that I have developed over time: untying and unwinding fabric, revealing its structure, juxtaposing time and place, to name but a few. I do not cut or paste, or add or subtract matter. By unravelling and recomposing the structures and stories hidden within the material, I try to capture overflowing time and the continuous process of metamorphosis.” Foto 2

“I endeavor to weave the fabric of our time into my fabric with both a sense of timelessness and temporariness. Therefore, though it may seem transient and ephemeral, I hope the presence of my piece to be felt far beyond our time.” Foto 3 Foto 4 Foto 5

And she deserves so much more than just a few pieces being showed in this small gallery. Like this shit is for museums. One day when I have mucho dinero one of her art pieces will be hanging on my walls. I swear.

The Bronze Medal

I have to admit that I am genuinely very interested to know what kind of people are reading this blog. And I don’t want to say that I stalk you guys, but I really wanna know what you do and where you from (well, this sounds very stalker-ish, non? But I don’t mean it that way!)… And every now and then I found some shit that you do so dope that it’s externalized on this page.

Best example: Berlin based clothing brand The Bronze Medal.
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The Bronze Medal does not follow any trend or fashion world rules or any season collection order, because The Bronze Medal is not a fashion brand.
The Bronze Medal is free from these matters, and is based on projects that can enable a series of pieces, for example, but none ends with seasons; perhaps materials may change in case same project goes on with summer and winter garments, for example. The essence of every project is always alive and in The Bronze Medal mind, because there is always the possibility of new ideas coming up, maybe in some days, maybe is some years.
Actually, ideas keep on coming out just following the instinct, so you might see a temporal order and probably make your own “sense” or “evolution” idea of all the works. By now, there are two clearly different lines: The Bronze Medal Apparel and The Mesh Label Collection.

Here are my favorite fashion pieces (and I would buy all of them, especially the white marble neoprene sweater and the white graphic mesh tunic and the t-shirt on the first pic above…why can’t I be rich? Life is unfair), but make sure you check out  www.thebronzemedal.tictail.com since there is a lot more.
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