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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Dope As F**k

This right here happened during Berlin Fashion Week, too: Franziska Michael showed her spring summer 2015 collection and is in retrospective one of my favorites. And this collection is everything Berlin needed. And I am also going to tell you why in a second.

Franziska Michael’s designs are characterised by contrast. Structure and fluidity, colour and monochrome, natural fibres and high-tec synthetics are all employed to create men’s and women’s wear that defies expectations. Having studied Fashion Design at Esmod International University of Art for Fashion, Berlin, Franziska Micheal set up her self-named label in 2009. For her SS15 Franziska is bringing a colourful, very 90s clubkid mixed with HipHop collection. 

And I have to admit I read a couple of articles before I wrote this, saying that her style is not very typically Berlin and at the same time I am wondering if this person (the author of the article I have read) has ever been on the streets of Berlin. Probably not. Like I am not even from this metropolis, but I do know  that Franzsika Michael’s fashion is representing a part of Berlin’s fashion scence (even if it’s only a small one, but still it is typically Berlin). And I bet I just mentioned Berlin three times per sentence right now, but you know what I am trying to say. Just stop putting the fashion of a city in categories just because it’s not mainstream. However I honestly thing that this collection would have gotten more attention if it was shown during London Fashion Week…(and I even feel bad for saying this, because I want her to show her stuff in Berlin).

As I said this is one of the best collections of BFW SS15 and you better take a  look at it:
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Holi Seflie

Holi shit! Just came home from the Holi Festival of Colors in Hamburg and decided to do a spontaneous selfie shooting. Selfie game strong!
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Dent de Man

It’s raining. Oh baby, it’s raining.
But nah, for real: it’s raining! And as soon as one drop is falling down the sky, everybody is getting dressed in black…again! Like folks it’s May, you can still have some bright colors on, although it’s fucking raining. But I guess I am demanding for too much.

So I figured I need to introduce you to Dent de Man, so you can see that color is not your enemy, but your friend!
Hailing from the creative hub for fashion, art and culture that is East London since the summer of 2012, Dent de Man demonstrates a unique approach to style with classic tailoring and individually sourced fabrics. The motifs used are adapted to exemplify the designer’s admiration of vintage style, along with a profound love of culture and beauty. 
Self-expression is core to Dent de Man’s philosophy. The designs capture an understated and charming elegance allowing you to stand out from the crowd without a contrived demand for attention. A Dent de Man garment must be worn, it cannot just simply wear you.

Here is the SS14 campaign:

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Pictures via Dent de Man

Andy Dixon

It’s finally Friday and call me nuts, but not going to uni for a couple of days is cool, but then again I get bored way too easily.  Wait…did I just say I miss uni? I know I am going to regret this sentence on Monday. But I need at least some kind of food for my brain and thank God I have this blog. So I figured I am going to stimulate my lobus occipitalis with some art. So I came across following createur de peinture:

Currently working out of Vancouver, Canada, Andy Dixon‘s work contrasts refined subject matter with a coarse application of his materials. Although his subjects are often romantic, Dixon’s approach and use of colour remove their idealism, accenting an alternative beauty found within the imperfection and humanity of both the subject and the artist simultaneously.Evoking an era of modernist painting, Andy Dixon’s work is both expressive and contemporary in form and aesthetic.

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Pictures via AndyDixon.net

Mondrian

Piet Mondrian.
A dutch painter that revolutionized the history of art through his cubistic works which are characterized through his use of red, yellow and blue in his paintings. During his Cubist period he developed a structure of lines that allowed him to apply colour without relying on the object itself.
You think that this shit is easy to create but at that time this thought was revolutionary and out of the box. And this out of the box thinking but kind of painting in two-dimensional boxes made him famous and relevant. The exhibition Mondrian.Colours in Hamburg/Germany brings together 40 loans from the Gemeentemuseum in Den Haag, which holds the largest collection of Mondrian’s works.

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And this exhibition thought me two things. One of them is following:
From his early successes in 1900 painting Dutch landscapes, Mondrian developed into the pioneer of Colour Field painting after Goethe’s theory of colours drew his attention for the first time to the primary colours. And this was a long road to go. He actually adapted and interpreted every epoch of art and did it kind of his way until he finally reached the point where he created something new. You try and learn and adapt and maybe even copy shit until you are the one that is going one step forward just to leave your footprint. And that one footprint is everything that matters, because this one needs to be filled.

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And the second thing that really inspired me is that back then there was a group of young people that stood up for something. They had a vision, they created an art movement, they wanted change, they tried to develop art into something that was not seen before. Something that I feel is so lost nowadays. And that’s why I am going to push that New Jeunesse Dorée thing till I can’t push it no more.

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